Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), the region’s leading digital bank, has set a new world record in building the largest football mosaic (flag), in partnership with Visa, hosted at Doha Festival City’s newly opened Arena.
The flag measures 11 meters in length and is 28 meters wide, made with more than 6,000 maroon and white footballs to reflect the colors of the flag of Qatar, a symbol of pride and national identity, holding a deep significance to the land and its people.
QIB has been at the forefront of celebrating the nation’s historic sporting event, bringing people together to share in the spirit and excitement of this nationwide celebration. The Bank has been contributing to making this celebration even more remarkable for its customers by launching a variety of activities, exclusive products, and services, in addition to offering its customers match tickets and a plethora of prize bundles.
Mr. Mashaal Abdulaziz Al Derham, Assistant General Manager, Head of Corporate Communications & Quality Assurance at QIB said that “We are excited to join the people of Qatar and visitors from across the globe to make history while celebrating the greatest sporting event, proudly hosted for the first time in the Middle East and the Arab World.”
“The Guinness world record is an initiative from our bank to commemorate this landmark achievement for the people of Qatar and the region, uniting fans, and cultures from all over the world. In partnership with Visa and the Doha Festival City, we are delighted to host our guests at the lounge to live an exceptional exciting sporting experience and enjoy the largest soccer ball mosaic (flag),” added Mr. Al Derham.
Dr. Sudheer Nair, Visa’s Country Manager for Qatar said that “We are delighted to be partnering with QIB to make history and mark this celebratory day for Qatar, one day before the kick-off of the biggest celebration of football ever. Thanks to the joint efforts of Doha Festival City and QIB, the QIB lounge will serve as a unique space for our cardholders to immerse themselves in the football fever. Through our support to QIB, we are further strengthening the national identity and paying tribute to Qatar.”
Furthermore, as the excitement for football is rising, QIB announced the launch of a modern and luxurious lounge for its guests at the Doha Festival City Arena, offering them a unique and premium match viewing experience throughout the tournament. Situated outside of the Luxury Area, the QIB lounge will be open every day of the FIFA World Cup tournament, from November 20 to December 18, and will be the ideal place for avid football fans to spark the football energy beyond the stadiums.
Three mega-screens will be placed outside the exclusive lounge to catch the matches and enjoy a carefully curated selection of refreshments, and an entertainment area for guests to unwind during half-time. Entry to the lounge is exclusive to QIB Visa cardholders by invitation only.