David Beckham’s latest role has been unveiled as he shared his top tourist tips for people visiting Qatar. The former footballer, 47, has been named the new face and partner of Qatar Tourism’s stopover campaign, showcasing the best of Qatar for visitors. Ahead of the World Cup being hosted in Qatar, David was seen soaking up the culture as he explored the Souq Waqif and travelled around the streets on a motorbike in a new video revealing what tourists shouldn’t miss while there.

Adventuring around the country in 48 hours, David explored the spice markets, camped in the desert and motorbiked around Doha among his activities. David said Qatar has surprised him with a wide range of great experiences you can have in just 48 hours. The people are warm and welcoming, and it is a great place to spend a few days. He also added that the people of Qatar are really passionate about their culture and the mix of modern and traditional creates something really special.

Chairman of Qatar Tourism and Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, added that has been a pleasure to welcome David to Qatar, where he has immersed himself in the culture and experienced first-hand the warm hospitality of the people. He also encouraged the millions who transit through Qatar every year to follow in David’s footsteps and create their own exciting adventure and memories.

According to him, they have something for everyone at incredible value, whether it’s sun, sea, sand, rich heritage and culture, surprising nature, or a modern and fun city break. The 2022 Fifa World Cup is scheduled to take place in Qatar from November 20 to December 18 2022. With football fans travelling to the country to watch their teams compete, David’s trip also highlighted that they can enjoy a luxury stay for a bargain price, with packages starting from £12 per person per night for a four-star hotel or £17 per person per night to stay in five-star.