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A shiny, new World Cup city: 2022

Updated 1859 GMT (0259 HKT) September 3, 2014
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Lusail is a planned city being built from scratch along the Persian Gulf in Qatar. Expected to be completed in 2019, it will be packed with technologically advanced features. From lusail.com
Lusail Stadium, still to be built, is expected to host the final game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Getty Images
The stadium will be surrounded by a moat and contain advanced, open-air cooling systems to combat the blistering Qatar summer heat. Getty Images
Qatar sees Lusail as a business and leisure center with a cluster of four commercial skyscrapers. From lusail.com
The city's energy, communications and transportation systems will be run with the help of computers from a single command center, allowing Lusail to automatically adapt to changing traffic and weather conditions. From lusail.com
The city is being integrated with the surrounding Gulf via man-made islands, canals, marinas and other water features. From lusail.com
Lusail's Marina Mall, an upscale retail palace expected to open in 2017, is comprised of five interconnected "pods." Courtesy HOK Group
The waterfont mall, cooled in part by solar power, will have a canal running through it and waterfalls throughout. Courtesy HOK Group
Between stand-alone homes and luxury condos, Lusail will contain housing for some 250,000 people. From lusail.com
Buildings will be cooled by chilled water pumped through a vast network of pipes, which the city's developers say is more energy efficient than electrical air conditioning. From lusail.com