Registration for the Qatar International Invitational Now Open

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Registration for the Qatar International Invitational Now Op...

October 19, 2015

Written by Destination Imagination

Registration for the Destination Imagination (DI) Qatar International Invitational is officially open! The International Invitational will take place February 25-28, 2016 in the beautiful city of Doha, Qatar from and is an opportunity for DI teams to immerse themselves in a cultural experience of lifetime. The event will serve as the National Tournament for Qatar as well as the hosting body for other teams from around the Gulf region.

International DI teams will have the opportunity to showcase their solutions to this season’s Team Challenge as well as compete in a unique 24-hour Extreme Challenge, developed by Destination Imagination headquarters and a supporting partner. While the specifics of the extreme Challenge are top secret until the event, we can assure you this challenge will push teams’ 21stcentury skills to the ultimate test. Teams will also have the opportunity to attend the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, take part in cultural tours, and trade pins with students from around the world.

The Qatar International Invitational will be a global, cultural celebration your team will not want to miss, so be sure to register soon!

Below are registration details and an FAQ section we encourage everyone to read. Over the next coming weeks, DI Qatar will be releasing more information on cultural tours. You can visit their event site here.

  • Package 1—Arrival Monday, Feb 22
    Cost $750 per person
  • Package 2Arrival Tuesday, Feb 23
    Cost $650 per person
  • Package 3Arrival Wednesday, Feb 24
    Cost $550 per person
All Packages Include
  • Transportation to and from the airport
  • Hotel accommodations from arrival day to February 28 (late check-out)
  • Transportation to and from the venue
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner beginning with dinner on the day of your arrival through lunch on February 28
  • 1 Day Trip (Cultural Tour) – Please note that your entire team is required to go on the same trip together
  • Package 1–Arrival Monday, Feb 22
    Cost $750 per person
  • Package 2–Arrival Tuesday, Feb 23
    Cost $650 per person
  • Package 3–Arrival Wednesday, Feb 24
    Cost $550 per person

Click here to register for the 2016 DI Qatar International Invitational. 


As of right now, we are at max capacity for event volunteers. Thank you to everyone who applied!


Frequently Asked Questions

How do teams outside of the Gulf region request an invitation?
While called an “Invitational,” teams do not need an official invitation to attend. However, teams that would like to attend must have a Destination Imagination Team Number.  Please visit the Start a Team page to purchase a Team Number.  

How many international teams are able to take part?
Qatar is limiting international team participation to 50 teams. Teams will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration will remain open until 50 teams have registered or December 31, whichever happens first.

What are the requirements for participating international teams?

  • All international teams must have a Destination Imagination Team Number.
  • All international teams will be required to participate in the Extreme Challenge.
  • International teams may present their solutions to DI Team Challenges, but are not required.
  • International teams cannot qualify for Global Finals at the event.
  • Teams that participate in this event must also participate in an official DI Tournament, such a Regional or Affiliate Tournament, during the 2015-16 season.

Are there any language requirements?
No, teams from any country can compete in their language of choice.  You will indicate which language your team would like to use during competition as part of online registration.

When can our team arrive?
Your team will be welcomed to Doha, Qatar starting on February 23 and must depart by February 29. Any teams arriving or departing outside of those dates must take care of their own accommodation and airport transfers.

Who is invited?
Anyone is able to attend – so bring your siblings, parents and super fans!

Do our participants need Visas?
Most countries can purchase a Visa on Arrival. For more detailed information please visit the Embassy page of your home country. Every participant will need a Passport to register.

I would like to volunteer for this event. How do I go about doing so?
We welcome our global DI community to volunteer at this event. There will be various roles available for competitive events, special events and hospitality. We will be accepting applications for volunteers starting late August. The application, with specific instructions, will be posted on our website.

In addition to the competitive elements of the event, what other activities will be available?
Your time in Doha will be action packed! Cultural tours will be available over the course of the event.

If you have questions about th3 2016 International Invitational, please contact us at [email protected].


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