calendar_today October 10, 2022

SC and stakeholders hold simulation exercise as Qatar 2022 preparations continue

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Exercise was held as organisers switch from planning to operations



The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) and countrywide stakeholders held a simulation exercise in preparation for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.

The exercise was held to practice and improve communication, coordination and operations integration between countrywide stakeholders ahead of the tournament, which will be held from 20 November to 18 December.

Participants were tasked with managing a range of scenarios, including major and minor incidents that could happen during the tournament. They took part in verbal briefings, telephone calls and received written documents. The aim was to simulate a regular match day in real time.

Fatma Al Nuaimi

The objectives of the exercise were to practice joint coordination across the tactical-strategic environment, confirm the routine information flow, including issue escalation, processes and thresholds, understand common and agreed event plans, and establish clear roles and responsibilities. The simulation will be followed by a full debrief for relevant stakeholders.

Eng. Yasir Al Jamal, Director General, SC, said: “We are now in the final stages of preparing for the biggest sporting event ever to be held in our country and region. The objective of this exercise is to transition from a planning to operations mindset. We thank our valued stakeholders for supporting this initiative as we build up to the tournament.”