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Qatar all set to welcome over 1.5mn visitors to 2022 World Cup

20 September 2020

The Vice Chairman for Host Country Operation Affairs at the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC), Fatima Fakhro, responsible for organizing and monitoring all of the projects with the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has emphasized the country’s commitment in providing an extraordinary experience for fans from across the world planning to attend the tournament.

The quality of the host stadiums and the accommodation offer available during the event, are the two foundation stones of the World Cup, Fakhro said that Qatar is working on, to ensure that the tournament will appeal to visitors across the globe.

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“We have made many options available to fans attending the World Cup, and along these lines we are consistently committed to our obligations. As such, we have been expanding the accommodation options for our guests so that they will fit every budget and appeal to the varied tastes of all visitors during the tournament.”

According to Fakhro, the national effort by Qatar ahead of hosting the World Cup is dependent on two main principles – putting on an unforgettable experience for fans and sustainability in terms of accommodation, which includes commitment to not build anything that will not be used once the tournament is complete.

Speaking to the media, Fakhro said “According to our estimates, we expect to receive 1.5 million fans during the World Cup. In line with this, we are placing a lot of emphasis on expanding the accommodation options available to visitors during the 2022 World Cup.”

Accommodation for World Cup Fans

The Director of Housing and Government Buildings Department at the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs, Mubarak Hamdan Al Arabeed said that Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy has expressed gratitude to the home owners who have agreed to cooperate with the World Cup 2022 Organization by participating in the Real Estate Rental Programme, which comprises of homes signed by both parties to provide accommodation for fans.

“The work is progressing and we are receiving requests from home owners who wish to register in government housing and then to sign contracts with real estate owners approved by the SC. The application process will be closed when we have received the required number of accommodations and it is expected that all the required real estate will be received between August 2021 and January 2022.”

Al Arabeed said that one of the major requirements for those wishing to register with the Real Estate Rental Programme for the 2022 World Cup is that the properties should be completely furnished.

Robin Vinod

Writer/blogger who writes on topics such as travel, real estate, employment and everyday life on GCC countries.

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