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H. E. Sheikha Al Mayassa Bint Hamad Al Thani Officially Opened Maradona Fanfest sponsored by Qatar Executive and Qatar Airways

05 December 2022

Throughout the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, doors will be open to the Give&Get Diego Maradona Fanfest to honour the late, great Diego Maradona, using state-of-the-art technology, public exhibits, events, auctions and more

Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa Bint Hamad Al Thani officially opened the Maradona Fanfest at Qatar Executive Premium Terminal at Hamad International Airport, which will welcome public visitors throughout the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ until 18 December. Qatar Executive, who offer luxury jet services available for worldwide charter, Qatar Airways and financial technology company Give&Get are sponsoring the Diego Armando Maradona Give&Get Fanfest.

As a way to continue posthumously Maradona’s legacy throughout the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, Diego Maradona’s Give&Get Fanfest includes state-of-the art interactive technology that gives a virtual new life to Maradona. Planned experiences include public auctions, as well as renowned international artist performances during the event.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “As the Official Airline of the Journey of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, furthering the sport of football in the country is an important part of our growth and tourism ambition. Celebrating Maradona’s legacy will inspire many next generation footballers and sports people, as well as, raise money for charity.”

The Qatar Executive Premium Terminal at HIA is easily accessible and located approximately 20 minutes away from the centre of Doha, Qatar. The venue will host multiple athletes and football celebrities from around the world, who will pay tribute to Maradona by donating personal items that will be auctioned at the end of the event.

In mid-December, prior to the final of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ TANGO D1OS - the tribute jet to Diego Maradona - will be auctioned and sold to the highest bidder. The auction, handled by Albahie Auction House Qatar, will also feature unique items of Maradona memorabilia donated by his heirs, as well as, articles of sportswear from all over the world. 20 per cent of the proceeds of all auction sales will be donated to charity.

Diego Maradona's Give&Get Fanfest expects to receive several thousand people from all over the world and will feature the following attractions:

  • Tango D1OS Experience:  Live the unique experience of viewing the aircraft where you can interact with Diego Maradona.
  • Penalty Tournament: Participate by kicking penalties against a high-tech ‘electronic goalkeeper’.
  • Maradona Domo 360: Feel the incomparable sensation of Diego entering the pitch.
  • Football Report of the Day:  Visit the exclusive lounge daily.
  • Photo Booth: Along with others, leave a message to Diego from Qatar 2022.
  • Live matches: Live broadcasts on a giant screen.
  • Exclusive lounge: Socialise with football celebrities.

Tickets can be purchased from Discover Qatar adding to the full range or Tours and Transfers available for residents and visiting fans to purchase and experience the best of Qatar.

Standard access ticket – QAR 219 – https://www.discoverqatar.qa/maradona-fanfest-general-admission-ticket/overview?utm_source=QR&utm_medium=PR&utm_campaign=Maradona

VIP ticket – QAR 1275 – https://www.discoverqatar.qa/maradona-fanfest-tango-d10s-vip-experience-ticket/overview?utm_source=QR&utm_medium=PR&utm_campaign=Maradona

About Qatar Executive

Qatar Executive is the private jet charter division of the Qatar Airways Group. Luxury jet services are available for worldwide charter on board the operator’s wholly-owned business jet fleet. The ultramodern fleet, includes 15 Gulfstream G650ER, 2 Bombardier Global 5000’s and 2 Airbus ACJ including air ambulance VIP configuration with 2 medical stations, all of which operate out of their own Fixed Based Operator service in Doha, Qatar.

Managed by a highly professional team operating 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, Qatar Executive are ready to arrange every detail of their customers’ journey with proficiency and passion.

Qatar Executive’s service portfolio also includes aircraft management, and maintenance services.

About Discover Qatar

Discover Qatar is the Destination Management Company (DMC) for the Qatar Airways Group. Discover Qatar strives to make Qatar stand out on the world stage as a premium tourist destination and takes immense pride in developing and showcasing the best experiences available here.

Discover Qatar has built an excellent network of partnerships which enables it to offer:

• An exceptional and comprehensive selection of hotels

• A unique range of tours and excursions

• Airport services including Transit Tours, Meet and Assist and Transfers

• Stopovers, long and short stays to ensure every customer is able to experience Qatar at its best

• A growing range of sporting events

• End to end service for MICE events, Cruise handling and Educational Travel

For further information, please contact:

Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department

Tel: +974 4022 2200

About Qatar Airways

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways won the ‘World’s Best Business Class’ for the tenth time at the 2023 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. The airline continues to be synonymous with excellence, also taking home, Best Airline in the Middle East, World's Best Business Class Lounge and World's Best Business Class Lounge Dining at the prestigious awards held during the 2023 Paris Air Show. Qatar Airways is an unprecedented seven-time winner of the “World’s Best Airline” voted by Skytrax (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2022).

Qatar Airways currently flies to more than 160 destinations worldwide, connecting through its Doha hub, Hamad International Airport, voted by Skytrax as the ‘World’s Best Airport’ in 2021 and 2022 consecutively. This year, Hamad International Airport has been ranked by Skytrax as the second-best airport in the world, and received the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ accolade for the ninth time in a row, as well as ‘World’s Best Airport Shopping’.

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