The FIFA Fan Festival at Al Bidda Park will host a special test event for Hayya Card holders on Wednesday, November 16.
The event will serve as the final rehearsal before the fan activation opens to the public on 19 November, ahead of the FIFA World Cup, which takes place from November 20 to December 18.
People who attend the test event will be entertained by a resident DJ and special Michael Jackson Show. Gates will open at 5pm, with the show running until 10pm.
Visitors will be able to enjoy international beverages from 7-10pm, with last orders taken at 9:30pm. After the event, visitors will have until 11pm to leave the site, with the Doha Metro operating until 3am.
The event is open to Hayya Card holders only. The Hayya Card is a mandatory requirement for FIFA World Cup ticket holders. It will provide access to stadiums – with a valid match ticket – and other benefits, such as free public transport during the tournament. For international fans, the Hayya Card will act as an entry permit to Qatar during the tournament.
The FIFA Fan Festival will be a multidimensional, inclusive event that will provide new ways for fans to celebrate their shared passion for football and experience the best in music, entertainment, local culture, food, games and lifestyle trends in a true festival environment.
This go-to destination for fans at Qatar 2022 will feature the following attractions:
Live broadcasts of every match on giant screens, with views of Doha’s futuristic skyline in the background
Concerts starring top global and local music acts and live works by internationally acclaimed performance artists
A food court offering unique culinary experiences featuring local cuisine and international delicacies
Unique football matches with FIFA Legends, in addition to interactive physical and digital football gaming stations for fans of all ages
Innovative sponsor activations, as well as an official FIFA Store with licensed FIFA World Cup™ products
FIFA will also extend the reach of the event around the world by enabling fans to watch, experience and interact with content from the FIFA Fan Festival™ through the FIFA+ digital platform.
The organisers added that media professionals may attend the test event as members of the public – but no professional filming or recording equipment will be permitted inside the FIFA Fan Festival.
Source: The Peninsula