Al Sadd will look to secure a domestic double on Friday when they face El Arabi in the Amir Cup final.
The reigning Qatar Cup champions travel to the newly refurbished Al Rayyan Stadium hoping to clinch the title for a record 17th time, while El Arabi look to close the gap on the Wolves' dominance in the competition with a ninth crown.
"We are really proud and happy to be in the final," said Xavi Hernandez ahead of Friday's game.
"We may be favorites," the Al Sadd coach admitted, "but finals are always difficult."
His counterpart, Heimir Hallgrimsson, also expects a tight contest.
"It will be a difficult game and we'll have to play really well if we want to win," said the Icelandic.
Pre-game coverage of the game will begin at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT with the Opening Ceremony, featuring a speech from His Highness The Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and the unveiling of Al Rayyan Stadium, the fourth new stadium built for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.