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#Arab Cup 2021
Doha: The first-ever FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 will take place from today, with Qatar Airways as the Official Airline Partner of the tournament.
With 16 participating nations, fans can now look forward to the tournament with a host of exclusive Qatar Airways Holidays packages on offer from the airline, which will be the first touchpoint for the majority of football fans, players and coaching staff for the duration of their stay in Doha. The qualifying countries have been drawn in four groups: Group A: Qatar, Iraq, Oman and Bahrain; Group B: Tunisia, UAE, Syria and Mauritania; Group C: Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Palestine and Group D: Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon and Sudan.
In support of the event, Qatar Airways Holidays has launched a range of travel packages for the inaugural FIFA Arab Cup welcoming global football fans to enjoy the finest Qatari hospitality and cheer their favourite team in person.
Fans will be offered the flexibility to build their own package for the tournament, including flights with Qatar Airways, the Official Airline Partner of FIFA. The 'Build Your Own' feature will offer the functionality to choose their preferred travel dates, hotel accommodation and match tickets. Customers can secure access to bookings by visiting qatarairwaysholidays.com/arabcup .
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, H E Akbar Al Baker, said:“With less than a year to go until the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, this tournament will be the perfect test run for us as Official Airline and Official Partner of FIFA to prepare for the big stage. As this will be the first ever FIFA Arab Cup, Qatar will showcase the best of pan-Arab football. We want to provide a seamless primary touchpoint for fans, players, coaching staff and officials during their journey and stay here so that they can enjoy the best tournament possible.”
In addition to the exciting travel packages available, enthusiasts attending the Arab Cup will be able to play virtual football and enjoy a host of other action-packed games when they visit the Qatar Airways pavilion located at the Al Bayt Stadium's public arena.
The airline will be welcoming spectators to step into the spotlight and create memories inside its FIFA Arab Cup inspired photo-booth, by capturing a selfie to share with friends. Qatar Airways Official Frequent Flyer programme will also offer visitors the opportunity to earn 1,500 bonus Qmiles upon joining its Privilege Club at the event.
Most recently, the airline sponsored the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup and the UEFA Euro 2020, and has an extensive global sports partnership portfolio that includes football-governing bodies such as FIFA, CONCACAF and CONMEBOL. As FIFA's Official Partner, Qatar Airways has sponsored mega events including the 2019 and 2020 editions of the FIFA Club World Cup, and will sponsor the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Qatar Airways also sponsors some of the world's biggest football clubs including Al Sadd SC, Boca Juniors, FC Bayern München, K.A.S. Eupen, and PSG.
Qatar Airways is the first global airline in the world to achieve the prestigious 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by Skytrax. This follows the success of Hamad International Airport (HIA) as the first airport in the Middle East and Asia to be awarded a Skytrax 5-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating.
These awards provide assurance to passengers around the world that the airline's health and safety standards are subject to the highest possible standards of professional, independent scrutiny and assessment.
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