Lusail, Qatar
April 10, 2017

Members of the Presidential Advance Party and their Qatari counterparts gear up for President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s forthcoming meeting with the Filipino community in Qatar on April 15, 2017. The chosen venue for the said gathering is the world-famous Lusail Sports Arena at the recently developed Lusail City of Qatar.

Making up a total land area of 140,000 square meters, the eccentric structure has around 15,000-18,000 seating capacity. Utilized only once during the 2015 World Men’s Handball Championship, the Lusail Sports Arena is considered the largest multipurpose facility in the Middle East.

Its design incorporates traits drawn from the local Qatari culture that embodies the color of the sea engulfing the state, pearls, and desert sand. The central dome is inspired by Islamic architecture.

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