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Al Sadd Multipurpose Hall: The sports jewel of Doha, Qatar

January 2015

Al Sadd Multipurpose Hall: The sports jewel of Doha, Qatar

Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiya Arena – Al Sadd Multipurpose Hall, owned by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, is the sports jewel of Doha, Qatar. It supports all activities, including games and training sessions, related to Handball, Boxing, Ice Hockey, Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton and Rhythmic Gymnastics.

Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiya Arena, of a total site area of about 84,700 m2, a gross building area of approximately 54,600 m2 and a total capacity of 7,700 spectators, was developed following high quality international sports standards for training, and applying innovative technologies regarding the respective sports.

The design of the arena, an AKTOR gem, is generally applauded for being the first in the world to receive a four stars certification, by the Gulf Organization of Research and Development, in line with GSAS, the Qatar sustainability assessment system. The stunning related metrics refer to 100% Greywater Recycling and Reuse, 30% Lower Energy Consumption and 20% Recycled Content Materials.

The full Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiya Arena complex includes the main building of the arena and two training halls, as well as the microwave tower, intended for the use of media broadcasting.

A great number of facilities is arranged for the soft and hard landscaping around Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiya, such as gazebos, bicycle paths, water features and new road and vehicle routes, as well as a basement parking of 165 underground spaces and a covered, external one. Moreover, there are 10 external gated entrances, along with an exclusive VVIP entrance / drop off and parking area, an athletes’ entrance and a handicapped entrance.

The Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiya Arena hosts diverse important sports events, ever involving AKTOR’s participation.

More specifically, in recent news, the Al Sadd Multipurpose Hall hosted the 24th Men’s Handball World Championship Qatar 2015, including Preliminary Round, Eight-Finals, Quarter-Final and Placement Matches, held between 15/01/2015 – 01/02/2015. All related Operation and Maintenance activities during the event were assigned to AKTOR and its overall contribution was acknowledged by the Qatar 2015 Organizing Committee with a complimentary letter, appreciative of the company’s performance.

Later on, on March 29th, AKTOR completed a body of works regarding Testing and Commissioning of the Ice Rink, according to the international standards of the Ice Hockey Federation. The task included a 48hrs conversion period- from ice rink to court.

Furthermore, AKTOR was recently engaged in the World Stadium Congress 2015, which took place in Doha on May 18th - 21st. The Al Sadd Multipurpose Hall was among the final three, out of a numerous stadiums, in the Stadium of the Year and Stadium Contractor of the Year categories.

As the AIBA 2015 World Boxing Championship will take place at the Al Sadd Multipurpose Hall on October 8th- 18th, a test event was organized by Qatar Boxing Federation on May 19th – 24th.

Finally, the Al Sadd Multipurpose Hall was recently awarded the Building Project of the Year MEED 2015 National Winner Award. The ceremony is scheduled for May 27th, in Dubai.

With the construction and operation of Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiya, AKTOR is adding to its impressive Sport Facilities experience, proving to be a valuable partner of all major sports events in Doha, Qatar.