Qatar has some dizzying multi-billion dollar projects that are ongoing at the moment.

Al Bayt Stadium (Al Khor Stadium)

With the capacity to accommodate 60,000 seats, the stadium is a proposed semi-final venue. The stadium will be situated at the heart of a 1million sqm complex which will also include a hospital, a mall and a park. The stadium design is based on Bayt Al Sha’ar – a black and white tent used traditionally by nomadic people in Qatar and the region. Following the World Cup, the upper tier will be removed and the capacity of the stadium will be reduced to 32,000 seats.

The removed seats will be reconfigured and donated to countries to leave a legacy for international football development.

The stadium is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2018.

Lusail City

Set to boast a population of around 200,000 people as well as being home to one of the seven World Cup stadiums, the city has an estimated cost of $45billion. Lusail extends across an area of 38sqm and includes four exclusive islands, two marinas and 19 multi-purpose residential, mixed use, entertainment and commercial districts.

It is a comprehensive arena with luxury shopping and leisure facilities, residential buildings, commercial towers, avenues and public ports.

Lusail is expected to be completed by 2019, three years before Qatar 2022

Al Wakrah Stadium

The 40,000-seat stadium, and future home of Al Wakrah Sports Club, will be surrounded by approximately 560,000 sqm of legacy precinct with a new sports centre and community hub.

The precinct will deliver a range of community facilities, including a park, mosque, school and retail outlets.

The stadium, will be reduced in legacy mode to 20,000 seats, is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2018.

International Aiport (HIA)

The first phase of HIA opened in 2014 with the final phase planned for 2018. HIA replaces Doha International Aiport as Qatar’s main airport. At present, the airport has annual capacity to handle up to 24 million passengers and 750,000 tonnes of cargo rising to 50 million passengers on completion.

The additional capacity of HIA is recognised as a key element behind increasing tourism to Qatar.

Msheireb Downtown Doha

Developed by Msheireb Properties, the $5.5bn project aims to redevelop, regenerate and preserve the historical heart of Doha. Upon completion in 2016, It will become the world’s first sustainable downtown regeneration project.

It will feature premier office space, retail and leisure facilities, townhouses, upscale apartments, hotels, museums, civic services and cultural and entertainment venues.

Doha Expressway System

The Expressway will provide vital transport links across Qatar connecting key cities, towns and villages with high quality national freeways and urban arterial routes.

Expected to be completed by 2016, the $8.1bn project will deliver over 900km of new roads and an array of underpasses, flyovers and multi-level interchanges to enable free-flowing traffic an improved journey times.

In addition, Ashghal is also implementing the $2.7bn Inner Doha Re-sewerage Implementation Strategy as well as the $14.6bn Local Roads & Draining Programme.

New Doha Port

The $7.4bn New Doha Port mega-project in Mesaieed is being built on an area of 26.5km2 and is expected to be one of the largest seaports in the region. The new port will transform Doha’s shipping industry and will include five general cargo terminals and berths, four container terminals and berths, a roll-on/roll-off berth, an administration and customs complex as well as a berthing area for tugs and pilot boats.

The first phase is scheduled for completion in 2016, while the second and third phases will be completed after 2022.

Major Buildings and Infrastructure Projects in Qatar – Ongoing and Planned
No. Project Name Client Est. Value in US$ Mn
1 Airport City Project New Doha International Airport City 10000
2 New Doha Port New Port Project Steering Committee 7000
3 Msheireb Downtown Doha Msheireb Properties 5500
4 Sharq Crossing Ministry of Municipality & Urban Planning, Qatar / Public Works Authority (Ashghal) 5000
5 Valley City SAK Holding Group 4800
6 Doha Metro – Gold Line Qatar Railways Development Company 4400
7 Long Distance Passenger and Freight Rail Network – Phase 1 Qatar Railways Development Company 3500
8 Energy City Project – Phase 1 Energy City 3000
9 Public Works Authority (Ashghal) Energy City 2500
10 Doha Metro – Red Line North Qatar Railways Development Company 2300
11 Doha Metro – Green Line Qatar Railways Development Company 2200
12 Doha Metro – Red Line South Qatar Railways Development Company 2200

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Total Value of Qatar Construction Projects
Sector Value in US$ Million
Buildings 136484
Infrastructure 103426
Energy 40294
Total 280204

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Qatar – Main Contractor Awards (US$ Million)
Year All Sectors Buildings + Infrastructure Sectors only
2013 18022 15603
2014 35956 32335

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