World nations were honored in the carnival-like setting along the Corniche. International street festivals, 6 kilometers of stunning performances, 150 or more food establishments, live stages, daily light, and water shows, and family- and kid-friendly entertainment were all present during FIFA. Now as the event is over, the Corniche Street is getting back to normal occurrences.
Routes back to normal
The city is resumed normal operations now that the World Cup celebrations are done. The Corniche Street fully reopened on December 25, 2022, according to the announcement from the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy. The road between the Sheraton intersection to the Ras Abu Aboud intersection was also partially restored in a one-way manner (Monday, December 19) at 5 o’clock.
Metro operating hours
Metro operating hours, which have also undergone significant adjustments, are again back to normal since Tuesday December 20, 2022. The Doha Metro and Lusail Tram will now be open from 5:30 a.m. to midnight, from 5:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Thursdays, from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Fridays, and from 6 a.m. to midnight on Saturdays. Up until Friday, December 23, Hayya Card members were still able to utilize the Doha Metro for free.
Usage of Corniche during Qatar 2022
Over the duration of the competition, more than 3.6 million people went to the Corniche, and 1.6 million FIFA Fan Festival attendees watched the game or participated in the activities. During the World Cup competition, 17,444,586 trips on the metro and 779,958 trips on the Lusail Tram were made.
Celebrations at Corniche during Qatar 2022
During the World Cup, the Doha Corniche has been converted into a massive street carnival with entertainment performances, parades, live match screenings, and so much more occurring every day! From the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel to MIA Park, the celebrations and activations span a distance of 6 kilometers.
The “Welcome to Qatar” display was the centerpiece of the Doha Corniche’s variety of entertainment and events. This free performance, which included a fireworks symphony, drones, and a water ensemble. The Central Corniche offered the ideal vantage point to see the spectacle, which started every day at 9 p.m. The World Cup Countdown Clock, which originally displayed the days, hours, and seconds of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM inauguration, was one of the most famous locations in the Doha Corniche. The space was adorned with flags from the participating nations, and the central monument was encased under a glass dome. The Doha Corniche, which featured several light displays, was especially stunning at night. The overhead illumination that adorned the streets was the main thing that drew attention. Additionally, interactive La’eeb lights, lanterns, and domes adorned with the World Cup competing nations were found. The Doha Corniche was lined with several food and drink stands that serve a variety of cuisines to satisfy any hunger. Live World Cup events were shown on eight sizable screens across the Doha Corniche for no cost. There were stores providing officially licensed FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 items along the northern part of the Doha Corniche.