The Winter Camp was held for seven days at Doha’s Aspire Zone, as part of Bayern München’s preparations for the second part of the Bundesliga football season
Qatar Airways, the Official Airline Partner of FC Bayern München AG, announced the wrap-up of the football giant’s winter camp in Doha. Held from January 4-10 at Aspire Zone Doha, Bayern München’s Winter Camp, now in its 9th consecutive year, is a part of the football club’s annual preparations for the second part of the Bundesliga football season.
Since 2011, the FC Bayern München team has visited Doha to participate in its January winter training camp, to avail of the world-class facilities available to them at Aspire Zone.
Qatar Airways Group The Chief Executive of Qatar Airways Group, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, said, ”Qatar Airways is delighted to support Germany’s top-winning team, FC Bayern München. The German club exemplifies ambition, innovation and integrity: core values that we at Qatar Airways share and admire.”
”Sports is a key pillar of the long-term vision of the State of Qatar, and as Qatar’s national carrier, we welcome the opportunity to use sport as a means of bringing people together. We wish Bayern München a very successful Bundesliga season, and look forward to cheering them on.”
Players were flown to Doha by Qatar Airways on board its state-of-the-art Airbus A350-1000, the world’s most technologically-advanced passenger aircraft, where they were able to experience the airline’s revolutionary Qsuite Business Class seat, providing an unparalleled travel experience, legendary hospitality and world-class service.
During their stay, three Bayern Munich players: Thomas Müller, Joshua Kimmich and Serge Gnabry, had the opportunity to visit the Legacy Pavilion, where they were able to view models of the stadia that will serve as venues for the the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, as well as the iconic Museum of Islamic Art. The players also had the chance to attend the launch of the Qatar Airways Travel Boutique, the first-ever Qatar Airways store at Hamad International Airport (HIA), on January 9.
Children from the Qatar Cancer Society also attended the winter camp, where they were able to meet and interact with their football idols. The children each received a jersey exclusively signed by the players and had photographs with Berni, the official team mascot.