Lusail Chosen as 2030 Islamic World’s Capital of Culture


The city of Lusail is considered a historical cultural beacon, and its name is derived from Qatar’s authentic heritage and its cultural values. The name is also associated with one of the rarest flowers in Qatar, symbolizing the uniqueness of the city and the seamless blend of Doha’s heritage and modernity.


The city covers an area of 38 square kilometers and includes four exclusive islands, 19 multi-purpose residential areas, as well as recreational and commercial uses. This vibrant city boasts 22 world-class hotels, making it a gift for hospitality, tourism, and investments in Qatar.


The city stands out with its wide array of upscale shops, fine dining restaurants, residential spaces, offices, hotels, parks, water gardens, theaters, fitness centers, and multi-screen cinemas. There are plans to open the new Lusail Museum in the coming years.


The area includes the iconic Lusail Stadium, which can accommodate up to 80,000 spectators and hosted several matches for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, including the tournament’s closing ceremony and the final match.


Lusail City is also a sustainable city for several reasons, including the rating by the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS). All residential and office buildings in Lusail are rated at least two stars, with some achieving three, four, and five-star ratings. The city relies on modern non-traditional transportation networks, such as the metro, light rail, and tram.


The comprehensive urban plan aims to reduce distances, thereby decreasing the reliance on car usage. The city features green spaces and parks covering an area of 3.5 million square meters, using treated water for irrigation. Additionally, it preserves a 27-kilometer coastline and has created artificial coral reefs along the waterfront.