Posted on January 09, 2019

A delegation from Paris Saint-Germain, made up of all the first team players plus the Club’s business managers, will travel to Doha on Sunday 13 January to take part in the traditional Paris Saint-Germain winter tour in Qatar.

Over four days, the team will make use of the outstanding training facilities in the Aspire Zone and benefit from the country’s ideal weather conditions. The Qatar Tour is an opportunity for the Club to showcase Qatar as a tourist destination and make the team’s players available to various activations with the Qatari sponsors such as QNB. There are also plans to take some iconic pictures of the Parisian stars in Qatar, which will then be circulated to the world’s media.

This trip will also be an opportunity for the Club to meet its local supporters. All of the players will be present and plenty of entertainment will be organised to treat the Paris Saint-Germain supporters in Qatar to some memorable experiences. In one of the high points of the tour, spectators will be invited to watch the players train at 5pm on Tuesday 15 January in the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, one of the venues for the 2022 World Cup. This tour will also be an opportunity to inaugurate the brand new Paris Saint-Germain Academy in Doha, which will be run year-round on the pitches of the Qatar Foundation.

Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, Chairman and CEO of Paris Saint-Germain, announced: “Qatar offers the ideal conditions to allow our team to prepare for the important fixtures that await in 2019. Our momentum has been very positive since the beginning of the season, and the start of the new year is an important time to bring the players and staff together so that they keep strengthening their bond. The Club is increasingly popular in the region. We are delighted to come here to meet and chat with our supporters. Many of our players will be back in Qatar in four years’ time to play in the World Cup. The preparations are well underway. Aspire has become a major international sports venue in a very short space of time, and the facilities currently being built will make Qatar the must-visit destination for all performance-orientated professional athletes.”

Since 2012, the Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) and Paris Saint-Germain have formed a strategic partnership to promote sports and leisure tourism in Qatar. QNTC has organised several tours for Paris Saint-Germain’s teams, including the 2014 and 2015 Qatar Handball Tour, the 2015 Qatar Ladies Tour and the 2013 and 2015 Qatar Tour. Within the framework of this partnership, QNTC benefits from a constant presence in the Parc des Princes, where thousands of football fans can get a taste of Qatari culture and hospitality thanks to their promotion of Qatari culture and heritage.