Called the “Diamond in the Desert”, the 40,000-seat venue is one of eight stadiums to be used in the competition.
The stadium features a triangular design with intricate patterns and diamonds, as the sun moves across the sky, the façade will change color.
“What makes this very unique, which is also an important part of our legacy, is its location in the heart of the city of education,” said Nasser Al Khater, CEO of the Cup Organizing Committee Qatar World Cup 2022.
“Education City has many leading institutions, leading universities, schools and this will be a stadium that they will be able to use as recreational and sports facilities after the World Cup.”
The stadium is the first in Qatar 2022 to receive five stars from the global sustainability rating system.
“All the other stadiums have four stars, so that makes it unique,” said Al Khater, who is proud that much of the material used to build the stadium has been imported regionally, while 25% of the materials they are recycled.
The two previous stadiums completed are Khalifa International Stadium and Al Janoub Stadium.
Organizers expect two more stadiums to open by the end of 2020: Al Rayyan Stadium and Al Bayt Stadium.
Critics have also alleged human rights violations against Gulf state workers.
But organizers are adamant that the country is being misrepresented internationally
“Was Qatar treated unfairly? Yes, in my opinion, a lot,” Al Khater told CNN Sport in late 2019. “I think Qatar has been tried very soon by the court of perception.”