Al Thumama Stadium design looks like a gahfiya reserved for FIFA World Cup 2023

Al Thumama Stadium design looks like a gahfiya reserved for FIFA World Cup 2023

Al Thumama (name on a native tree) is a dynamic and underground football stadium in Al Thumama, Qatar, near Hamad International Airport and 12 km south of central Doha. It is an Ultra-modern stadium famous for its well-developed & unique structure. Al Thumama is one of the eighth stadiums nominated for FIFA World Cup 2023. The stadium is in circular form (240 m diameter) reflecting the gahfiya (a woven cap adorned by men in the Middle East)

Al Thumama Stadium design looks like a gahfiya reserved for FIFA World Cup 2023


Qatari Architect Ibrahim M. Jaidah designed the stadium in gahfiya shape with the support of Heerim Architect and Fenwick Irbarren Architect. Al Jaber Engineering and Tekfen Construction constructed the stadium with a capacity of 40,000 seats.

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  • Emir Cup Final (22 October 2021)
  • MIPIM /Architectural Review Future Project Award (May 2018)
  • Hosted six matches (FIFA Arab Cup 2021)

How can I get to the Al Thumama Stadium? 

All metro bus stations are far away from the stadium, so it is easily accessible by car, bike, or taxi. The management team also arranged free shuttle services so fans could reach the stadium.


It will host eight matches of the FIFA World Cup 2023. The stadium’s upper tier is expected to be handed over to deserving countries with poor sports club infrastructure after the 2023 FIFA World Cup.

Upcoming Matches of World Cup 2022 at Al Thumama Stadium:

DateTeam 1Team 2TimeRound
21 Nov 2022SenegalNetherlands13:00Group A
23 Nov 2022SpainCosta Rica19:00Group E
25 Nov 2022QatarSenegal16:00Group A
27 Nov 2022BelgiumMorocco16:00Group F
29 Nov 2022IranUnited State22:00Group B
01 Dec 2022CanadaMorocco18:00Group F
04 Dec 2022Winners Group DRunners-Up Group C18:00Round of 16
10 Dec 2022Winners Match 55Winners Match 5618:00Quarter-Finals

Facts about Football Stadium:

Full NameAl Thumama Stadium
LocationAl Thumama Qatar
Capacity40,000 seats
DesignerArab Engineering Bureau Ibrahim Jaidah
Cost$342 million
InaugurationOctober 22, 2021
ContractorAl Jaber Engineering &Tekfen Construction
Phone Number+974 44752022
Address6GPJ+8X4, Doha, Qatar


In this article, I have written about Al Thumama’s exact location, contact no and how many matches are being played on the ground. I have elaborated about its sitting capacity and way to get to the sports ground. I have also discussed its construction work and architecture.