Khalifa International Stadium in Doha is the oldest of the eight stadiums hosting FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ matches. Khalifa Stadium, with a capacity of 45,857, is hosting eight FIFA World Cup matches, including the match for third place.
Here is everything you need to know about Khalifa Stadium, including location, map, and how to get to the stadium using the Doha Metro, Stadium Express Bus, Car, or Taxi.
- Khalifa Stadium Location and How To Reach
- Reaching Khalifa Stadium By Metro
- Reaching Khalifa Stadium By Stadium Express Buses
- Reaching Khalifa Stadium By Car
- Reaching Khalifa Stadium By Taxi, Uber, Careem
- Khalifa Stadium Seating Map
- Al Bay Stadium World Cup Matches
- About Khalifa Stadium
- Aspire Park & Villagio Mall
Khalifa Stadium Location and How To Reach
Khalifa International Stadium is located in Aspire Zone on Al Waab Street, 11 km west of central Doha (location map).
You can reach Khalifa Stadium either by Metro, Stadium Express Bus, car or taxi. Here are the details about each option:
Reaching Khalifa Stadium By Metro
The closest Doha Metro Station is Sport City Metro Station (Gold line). The stadium is within walking distance of the Metro station.
During the World Cup, Doha Metro will operate the following hours:
- Saturday to Thursday: 6 AM – 3 AM
- Friday: 9 AM – 3 AM
You can use your Hayya Card for free transport on Doha Metro.
Reaching Khalifa Stadium By Stadium Express Buses
Stadium Express Bus is the fastest way to get to the stadium.
This service will operate from dedicated Stadium Express Bus Hubs from central Doha and accommodation sites to Khalifa Stadium. After the drop-off, there will be around a 30-minute walk to the stadium.
- Buses start running 4 hours before match kick-off and stop 1.5 hours after the final whistle.
- The last bus before the match will depart the Bus Hub one hour before kick-off.
|Departure Bus Hub||Service Number||Minimum Journey Time|
|Barwa Madinatna||S941||30 minutes|
|Souq Waqif – North||S942||35 minutes|
|FIFA Fan Festival™||S943||30 minutes|
|West Bay||S944||25 minutes|
|Barwa Barahat Al Janoub||S945||30 minutes|
You can use the Hayya to Qatar 2022 app to find bus hub locations.
Stadium-to-Stadium Express Buses
For ticketholders with same-day match tickets during the tournament group stage, a free Stadium-to-Stadium Express Bus service is available.
It provides direct travel between stadiums without the need to head into central Doha for the first and third matches of the day and the second and fourth matches.
Reaching Khalifa Stadium By Car
Residents and locals are encouraged to drive to the stadiums to free up public transport for visitors.
- Parking space is located close to the stadium.
- These car parks will open 4 hours before kick-off and close 1.5 hours after the final whistle.
- Accessible parking options will be available.
Fans are advised to arrive early because car parks will fill up fast.
|Spectator Parking Lot||Minimum walking time to the stadium|
Reaching Khalifa Stadium By Taxi, Uber, Careem
- The drop-off and pick-up area is a minimum of a 25-minute walk to the stadium.
- This area will open 4 hours before match kick-off and close 1.5 hours after the final whistle.
You can use the Hayya to Qatar 2022 app to find pick-up/ drop-off locations.
See below the official videos about how to reach Khalifa Stadium:
Khalifa Stadium Seating Map
Here is a layout map of Khalifa Stadium for the FIFA World Cup:
Al Bay Stadium World Cup Matches
|21 November||Group B: England v Iran||1600 local time|
|23 November||Group E: Germany v Japan||1600 local time|
|25 November||Group A: Netherlands v Ecuador||1900 local time|
|27 November||Group F: Croatia v Canada||1900 local time|
|29 November||Group A: Ecuador v Senegal||1800 local time|
|1 December||Group E: Japan v Spain||2200 local time|
|3 December||Round of 16: 1A v 2B||1800 local time|
|17 December||3rd Place||1800 local time|
- Check the prohibited items list before you come to the stadium.
About Khalifa Stadium
Since its inauguration in 1976, Khalifa International Stadium has hosted a number of memorable sporting events. The stadium was refurbished for the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Formerly hosting the Arabian Gulf Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, and IAAF World Athletics Championships, this venue is ready to host the world’s greatest football show.
The new tier added 10,450 seats to the capacity, while the stadium now features a new facade. The new LED lighting system adds a new dimension to the fan experience.
One of the stadium’s most recognizable features has always been its magnificent dual arches. These remain intact – but now feature a wide canopy stretched out below them. It complements the stadium’s cooling system to keep players and fans comfortable.
Upon reopening in May 2017, it played host to the Amir Cup Final, Qatar’s most beloved club football event.
Aspire Park & Villagio Mall
Aspire Park, Doha’s biggest park covering an area of 88 hectares is located next to the Khalifa Stadium.
There are several fun features in the park, including beautiful fountains and playgrounds for children. It features a lake, a small hill, a coffee shop with a variety of beverages, and various kinds of trees, both rare and common.
Another attraction next to Khalifa Stadium is the Villaggio Mall, a shopping mall with over 200 stores, including many luxury brands. The mall contains the Gondolania Theme Park, an indoor theme park which includes the Gondolania Ice Rink, one of two ice hockey rinks in Qatar.
The Torch Doha hotel – a distinctive skyscraper built for the 2006 Asian Games, watches over the stadium.
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References: Qatar 2022