Qatar Airways celebrated the opening of Fuwairit Kite Beach Resort, the new world-class destination for kitesports northeast of Doha. The beach resort was inaugurated by H.E. Sheikh Dr. Faleh bin Nasser bin Ali Al Thani, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive and Qatar Tourism Chairman. The event welcomed several VIP guests, top-ranking kitesurfing champions, and media for an evening of tours and festivities to highlight the premium features of Fuwairit, marking yet another sports destination for travellers from around the world.
Along with great conditions and beautiful sandy shores, the resort features several spaces for relaxation including a pool, yoga pavilion, padel courts, an outdoor cinema, and a state-of-the-art gym. With a total of 50 rooms, the resort offers 40 beach-front rooms, where guests can enjoy the tranquillity of the natural lagoon.
The resort is part of the Tapestry Collection by Hilton brand, and is focused on providing guests with a unique style and vibrant personality to authentically match the vibrancy of the kitesurfing community and gorgeous location. The specialist Kitesurf Centre will be operated by Discover Qatar, the Destination Management Company of Qatar Airways. Package options are available on the Discover Qatar website and include accommodation, kitesurf lessons, day passes with equipment hire, and much more.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive and Qatar Tourism Chairman His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “Qatar is a multi-faceted tourist destination and today, we unveil our latest milestone in reaffirming our status as a world-class travel destination. The spirit of Qatar Airways is to bring the world together – through travel and sport. Kitesurfing perfectly complements both these avenues, and we look forward to welcoming kitesurfers of all levels to this state-of-the-art resort.”
“We are fortunate to host some of the leading names in the sport, who are here with us today as they continue on their Kite World Tour. We look forward to welcoming them back in 2023 when the resort hosts the ‘Visit Qatar Freestyle World Cup’ – it is a testament to the facilities and infrastructure at Fuwairit Kite Beach Resort.”
During the course of the opening ceremony, the dignitaries were presented with the opportunity to release hawksbill turtles along the pristine shores, as part of the resort’s commitment to preserving the ecosystem that surrounds it.
Starting from 17 October 2022, guests will be able to book their stay at Fuwairit Kite Beach Resort . For those interested in learning one of the most exciting sports, the resort will be offering kitesurfing lessons by a team of seasoned and internationally certified instructors. Kitesports are one of the fastest growing and most exhilarating new sports, and Qatar’s first kitesurfing destination is particularly suited to the activity, with calm, shallow waters providing amateurs the perfect space to learn and allowing professionals to push their limits and test new skills.
In May 2022, Qatar Airways announced a new long-term partnership with the Global Kitesports Association (GKA) Kite World Tour, becoming the Title Partner and Official Airline of the World Tour through 2024. Together with Qatar Tourism, the Official Tourism Partner of the Kite World Tour, the two organisations will host the GKA World Tour stops at the new beach resort in 2023 and 2024.
Qatar Airways as a brand is committed to supporting sports across the globe. Along with its partnership with Global Kitesports Association, the airline is a leading global football supporter, with partnerships including FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, Paris Saint-Germain, FC Bayern München, Concacaf, and CONMEBOL. Additionally, Qatar Airways is the official airline of The Ironman and Ironman 70.3 Triathlon Series, Official Airline Partner of the United Rugby Championship (URC), and the Official South African Airline Partner for European Professional Club Rugby, in addition to multiple other disciplines including equestrianism, padel, squash and tennis.
About Qatar Airways
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was recently announced as the ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2022 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. The airline continues to stand alone at the top of the industry having won the main prize for an unprecedented seventh time (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2022), while also being named ‘World’s Best Business Class’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’.
Qatar Airways currently flies to more than 150 destinations worldwide, connecting through its Doha hub, Hamad International Airport, voted by the presitgious Skytrax World Airport Awards 2022 as the ‘World’s Best Airport’.
About Qatar Tourism
Qatar Tourism is the official government body responsible for the development and promotion of tourism in Qatar, facilitating the sector’s exponential growth. Qatar is a destination where people of the world come together to experience unique offerings in arts, culture, sports, and adventure, catering to family and business visitors, rooted in Service Excellence. Qatar Tourism seeks to boost the entire tourism value chain, grow local and international visitor demand, attract inward investment, and drive a multiplier effect across the domestic economy. The Qatar Tourism Strategy 2030 sets an ambitious target to attract over six million international visitors a year by 2030, making Qatar the fastest growing destination in the Middle East.
Source: Qatar Airways