The stadium’s most striking feature is a glowing facade, comprised of patterns that characterise different aspects of the country: the importance of family, the beauty of the desert, the native lora and fauna, and local and international trade.
A fifth shape, a shield, brings together all the others, representing the strength and unity that is particularly relevant to the city of Al Rayyan.
The precinct will feature an array of sporting facilities, including cricket pitches, football pitches, a children's playground, outdoor gym facilities, an aquatics centre, tennis courts, a skate park and athletics track.
In addition, there will be landscaped parks, cafes and walkways, in addition to the Mall of Qatar, which opened in 2016 and is adjacent to the stadium.
World Cup matches
The stadium (tournament capacity 40,000) is set to host six matches in the group stage and one in the Round of 16.
Group B: USA v Wales (2200 local time)
Group F: Belgium v Canada (2200 local time)
Group B: Wales v Iran (1300 local time)
Group B: Japan v Costa Rica (1300 local time)
Group B: Wales v England (2200 local time)
Group F: Croatia v Belgium (1800 local time)