Established in 2006, Aspire Zone is a 2.5 square kilometer sports complex located in Doha, Qatar. The zone offers world-class training, sports medicine, research, and education facilities, which allow it to act as a destination for the international sports industry. The zone is run by the Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF), which is composed of three member organizations— Aspire Academy, Aspetar, and Aspire Logistics.
Aspire Academy for Sporting Excellence is one of the foremost sporting and educational institutions in the world. Adjoining the Aspire Dome, which is the largest multi-purpose indoor dome in the world, the Aspire Academy strives to create world class youth sports teams.
Aspetar is the world’s foremost leader in specialized Orthopedic and Sports Medicine treatments. The hospital is also the first of its kind in the Gulf region and is an accredited FIFA medical center of excellence.
Aspire Logistics runs the booking and venue placement of the Aspire Zone facilities. In the past year, they managed to book 229 days of local, regional, and international events.
The zone has a variety of facilities that cater to the sports needs of its visitors. One such facility is the Ladies Club. The club is the first of its kind in Qatar, catering to the recreational and sporting needs of women. Khalifa Stadium is another such innovative facility. It was created in order to host major international sporting events and is planned to be the 2022 World Cup stadium.
Moving forward, the Aspire Zone aims to establish itself as the standard of sports excellence, attracting partners and companies interested in investing in the future of sports. This is in line with the interests of the government, which has shown a commitment in increasing their tourism sector through investment in their country, particularly in sports tourism.