Influencers join the campaign to wear the captain's armband in the colors of the Palestinian flag at the World Cup in Qatar

Doha Metro the perfect way to travel between the 2022 World Cup stadiums  Doha - Transportation and transportation have received special attention in the preparation plans for Qatar's hosting of the 2022 World Cup , and all preparations have been completed with the approaching date of the tournament, which will start on November 20.  The Doha Metro stands out as the best and fastest means of internal transportation in Qatar, which will make it the first choice for fans in the World Cup, whether in moving between the tournament stadiums or linking residences and sites of events and activities accompanying the tournament.  In the following report, Al Jazeera Net monitors all the details of the Doha Metro that will serve the guests of Qatar in the World Cup, especially with regard to how to deal with this important means of mass transportation, and the extent of its role in the largest sporting event in the Middle East.  Doha metro lines The Doha Metro network - whose construction idea began in 2009 - consists of 3 lines, the Red Line, the Green Line and the Golden Line. The network includes 37 stations that make up the first phase of the Doha Metro. The second phase is expected to be completed in 2026 with the addition of a blue line to the network. .  The Red Line: Doha metro stations inaugurated the Red Line in May 2019. It extends 40 km from Al-Wakra in the south to Lusail in the north. It consists of 18 stations, most notably Lusail Station, which is located on the campus of the stadium that will host the 2022 World Cup final.  The Red Line includes two interchange stations between the metro lines, namely Al Bida Station, from which it is possible to switch to the Green Line, and Msheireb Station, which is the main station from which all lines can be switched. .  The Green Line: It opened in December 2019, and extends for 22 km, from Mansoura station in the east to Riffa station in the west, and consists of 11 stations, the most important of which are Education City and Mall of Qatar, which are located near Education City Stadium and Ahmed bin Ali Stadium.  The Golden Line: It opened in November 2019, and extends from Ras Abu Aboud Station in the east to Azizia Station in the west, and consists of 11 stations, the most important of which are the National Museum Station and Ras Abu Aboud, which are close to Stadium 974.  Connecting 5 stadiums The Doha Metro provides a distinguished service for fans wishing to attend more than one match on the same day during the World Cup, which has not happened in any World Cup throughout history. The metro network connects 5 stadiums, with stations near the stadiums of Education City, Al Rayyan and Ras Abu Aboud Lusail and Khalifa International Airport, and transportation services are available to other stadiums, starting from the nearest metro station.  The World Cup stadiums are distinguished by their close distances; The longest distance between two stadiums is about 75 km, which is the distance between the two stadiums of Al-Bayt in Al Khor and Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakra, while the shortest distance is 6 km between the Education City and Ahmed Bin Ali stadiums.  Doha metro prices and timings The Doha Metro starts its flights daily from six in the morning until 11 at night, from Saturday to Wednesday of every week, while the flights extend on Thursday to 12 at night, while its hours are reduced on Friday of each week to start at two in the afternoon until 12 at night, which are the times Which is expected to be extended during the World Cup, as happened during the Arab Cup late last year.  Economy class passengers can buy a ticket for a single trip at a price of 2 Qatari riyals (one dollar equals 3.65 riyals) or buy a one-day ticket at 6 riyals, while the price of a gold-class ticket was set at 10 riyals or a daily flight card worth 30 Qatari riyals.  The metro was designed in 3 classes, gold, family and economy, in response to the needs of all passengers.  The temporary card for the Doha Metro can be obtained from ticket vending machines available in all stations, while golden cards can be purchased from the Golden Club offices located in all stations, and there are also retailers licensed to sell metro cards, and they are available in commercial complexes such as "Carrefour" and "" Al Meera, Lulu, Family Food Center and Jumbo.  Equipped stations Doha Metro stations are fully air-conditioned, and have a heritage look using traditional elements of Islamic and Qatari art. Each station contains a police station, a Golden Club office, a customer service station, separate prayer areas for males and females, toilets for people with disabilities, and all stations are equipped with security cameras. And a first aid room.  Metro assistance services Doha Metro services will not be limited to underground trains, but extend through a fleet of buses that provide transportation to and from stations, including the "Metro Link" transfer service, which is a free transportation service that runs from and to the metro station, along with other areas, as well as providing taxis. For passengers at discounted rates.  The "Metro Link" service is available in 21 stations, and the "Metro Express" service covers 6 stations in the vicinity of West Bay, Unaizah and Al Qassar areas, in addition to providing "park and move" parking around the stations.  Smart apps Another service provided by Qatar Railways to allow passengers easy access to metro services is the launch of an application that allows passengers to register and link travel cards, which provides information about the entire system map, live operating stations and metro timings.  It is expected that the "Rail" company will issue a digital guide to provide information about metro transportation and the stations and lines that must be headed to reach the stadiums, with the aim of helping  all fans to attend the matches, similar to what happened in the Arab Cup, as well as the QR code. ) through which the fan can access all days of the tournament to choose the day of the match he intends to attend and download his ticket, in order to know the itinerary of the "Doha Metro" to easily reach the stadium.   2.5 million passengers in the Arab Cup Since the start of its operations in May 2019, the Doha Metro has played a pivotal role in the success of hosting 8 major local, regional and international sports tournaments, most notably the Arab Cup, which was a mini-rehearsal for the World Cup, in light of the large public turnout that accompanied the tournament.  The percentage of metro ticket sales during the Arab Cup amounted to more than two and a half million tickets, with an average of 130,000 passengers per day, a rate that rose to 250,000 passengers during the National Day of the State of Qatar, which witnessed the holding of the Arab Cup final matches and the match to determine third place, according to Qatar Rail. .  The number of Doha Metro train trips that were operated during the Arab Cup amounted to more than 50,000 trips, over a distance of 885,000 km, while the average time (the time of train) between each train and the other was two and a half minutes per line in each direction.

Arab sports influencers and activists joined the campaign that called on the leaders of the Arab teams participating in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to wear the captain's armband in the colors of the Palestinian flag, after the leaders of European teams announced that they would wear leadership badges to support certain campaigns with political or ideological implications.

A few days ago, Arab bloggers started a campaign on the platforms by participating in the hashtags "Palestine_Leadership_Badge" and " Palestine_Captain_Badge ", after Poland's captain Robert Lewandowski announced his intention to wear a leadership badge bearing the Ukrainian flag in the World Cup, in addition to the English national team, which announced its joining an anti-campaign To distinguish, it has so far included 9 European teams participating in wearing a badge with certain connotations in the World Cup.

Omani sports commentator Khalil al-Balushi criticized - in a post he shared on his personal account on Facebook - double standards and double standards, "against the Palestinian people who have the right and the oppressed (who) deserves advocacy and support from every free person in the world."

Ayman Jada, presenter on beIN Sports, participated in the calls, as he demanded - on his personal account on Facebook - that "the Arab teams carry the flag of Palestine as a badge for the captain of each team in the World Cup, in addition to the fans as well."

In a video clip, YouTuber and sports content creator, Muhammad Adnan, repeated the same request, tweeting: "Reciprocity. You want freedom. Well, be it."

For his part, the Palestinian activist, Adham Abu Salmiya, supported the campaign, and wrote through his personal account on Twitter today, Monday, "The whole Western world stood by Ukraine, and considered its cause just in the face of the Russian occupation, and indeed this reflected on the course of the battles on the ground. Will we, the Arabs, regain And Muslims are the impetus of our mother cause, Palestine, and we announce our strong support around it, and we affirm its justice.”


Doha Metro the perfect way to travel between the 2022 World Cup stadiums


Doha - Transportation and transportation have received special attention in the preparation plans for Qatar's hosting of the 2022 World Cup , and all preparations have been completed with the approaching date of the tournament, which will start on November 20.

The Doha Metro stands out as the best and fastest means of internal transportation in Qatar, which will make it the first choice for fans in the World Cup, whether in moving between the tournament stadiums or linking residences and sites of events and activities accompanying the tournament.

In the following report, Al Jazeera Net monitors all the details of the Doha Metro that will serve the guests of Qatar in the World Cup, especially with regard to how to deal with this important means of mass transportation, and the extent of its role in the largest sporting event in the Middle East.

Doha metro lines
The Doha Metro network - whose construction idea began in 2009 - consists of 3 lines, the Red Line, the Green Line and the Golden Line. The network includes 37 stations that make up the first phase of the Doha Metro. The second phase is expected to be completed in 2026 with the addition of a blue line to the network. .

The Red Line: Doha metro stations inaugurated the Red Line in May 2019. It extends 40 km from Al-Wakra in the south to Lusail in the north. It consists of 18 stations, most notably Lusail Station, which is located on the campus of the stadium that will host the 2022 World Cup final.

The Red Line includes two interchange stations between the metro lines, namely Al Bida Station, from which it is possible to switch to the Green Line, and Msheireb Station, which is the main station from which all lines can be switched. .

The Green Line: It opened in December 2019, and extends for 22 km, from Mansoura station in the east to Riffa station in the west, and consists of 11 stations, the most important of which are Education City and Mall of Qatar, which are located near Education City Stadium and Ahmed bin Ali Stadium.

The Golden Line: It opened in November 2019, and extends from Ras Abu Aboud Station in the east to Azizia Station in the west, and consists of 11 stations, the most important of which are the National Museum Station and Ras Abu Aboud, which are close to Stadium 974.

Connecting 5 stadiums
The Doha Metro provides a distinguished service for fans wishing to attend more than one match on the same day during the World Cup, which has not happened in any World Cup throughout history. The metro network connects 5 stadiums, with stations near the stadiums of Education City, Al Rayyan and Ras Abu Aboud Lusail and Khalifa International Airport, and transportation services are available to other stadiums, starting from the nearest metro station.

The World Cup stadiums are distinguished by their close distances; The longest distance between two stadiums is about 75 km, which is the distance between the two stadiums of Al-Bayt in Al Khor and Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakra, while the shortest distance is 6 km between the Education City and Ahmed Bin Ali stadiums.

Doha metro prices and timings
The Doha Metro starts its flights daily from six in the morning until 11 at night, from Saturday to Wednesday of every week, while the flights extend on Thursday to 12 at night, while its hours are reduced on Friday of each week to start at two in the afternoon until 12 at night, which are the times Which is expected to be extended during the World Cup, as happened during the Arab Cup late last year.

Economy class passengers can buy a ticket for a single trip at a price of 2 Qatari riyals (one dollar equals 3.65 riyals) or buy a one-day ticket at 6 riyals, while the price of a gold-class ticket was set at 10 riyals or a daily flight card worth 30 Qatari riyals.

The metro was designed in 3 classes, gold, family and economy, in response to the needs of all passengers.

The temporary card for the Doha Metro can be obtained from ticket vending machines available in all stations, while golden cards can be purchased from the Golden Club offices located in all stations, and there are also retailers licensed to sell metro cards, and they are available in commercial complexes such as "Carrefour" and "" Al Meera, Lulu, Family Food Center and Jumbo.

Equipped stations
Doha Metro stations are fully air-conditioned, and have a heritage look using traditional elements of Islamic and Qatari art. Each station contains a police station, a Golden Club office, a customer service station, separate prayer areas for males and females, toilets for people with disabilities, and all stations are equipped with security cameras. And a first aid room.

Metro assistance services
Doha Metro services will not be limited to underground trains, but extend through a fleet of buses that provide transportation to and from stations, including the "Metro Link" transfer service, which is a free transportation service that runs from and to the metro station, along with other areas, as well as providing taxis. For passengers at discounted rates.

The "Metro Link" service is available in 21 stations, and the "Metro Express" service covers 6 stations in the vicinity of West Bay, Unaizah and Al Qassar areas, in addition to providing "park and move" parking around the stations.

Smart apps
Another service provided by Qatar Railways to allow passengers easy access to metro services is the launch of an application that allows passengers to register and link travel cards, which provides information about the entire system map, live operating stations and metro timings.

It is expected that the "Rail" company will issue a digital guide to provide information about metro transportation and the stations and lines that must be headed to reach the stadiums, with the aim of helping  all fans to attend the matches, similar to what happened in the Arab Cup, as well as the QR code. ) through which the fan can access all days of the tournament to choose the day of the match he intends to attend and download his ticket, in order to know the itinerary of the "Doha Metro" to easily reach the stadium. 

2.5 million passengers in the Arab Cup
Since the start of its operations in May 2019, the Doha Metro has played a pivotal role in the success of hosting 8 major local, regional and international sports tournaments, most notably the Arab Cup, which was a mini-rehearsal for the World Cup, in light of the large public turnout that accompanied the tournament.

The percentage of metro ticket sales during the Arab Cup amounted to more than two and a half million tickets, with an average of 130,000 passengers per day, a rate that rose to 250,000 passengers during the National Day of the State of Qatar, which witnessed the holding of the Arab Cup final matches and the match to determine third place, according to Qatar Rail. .

The number of Doha Metro train trips that were operated during the Arab Cup amounted to more than 50,000 trips, over a distance of 885,000 km, while the average time (the time of train) between each train and the other was two and a half minutes per line in each direction.
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