Located 12km south of Doha’s glittering skyline and seafront promenade, Al Thumama Stadium’s design represents the gahfiya – a traditional woven cap worn by men and boys across the Middle East.
The gahfiya forms a fundamental layer of the traditional clothing of the region. It is also a symbol of dignity and independence – a perfect analogy for Qatar and the surrounding region.
Al Thumama Stadium is a nod to the past, while offering an exciting glimpse into Qatar’s tomorrow. In Arab culture, the gahfiya forms an important part of every young boy’s path to adulthood.
Every family from the region recognises the gahfiya, as they will all recognise this magnificent stadium once it has brought the world together in 2022.
It is an arena that symbolises Qatar’s youth, the country’s emergence as a major player on the global sporting scene and the shared Arab heritage that inspired its creation.