Qatar is hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup later this month and fans have had a sneak peek into the tiny $200-a-night rooms that they will stay in.
There are less than two weeks until the World Cup, and thousands of soccer fans are expected to travel to the tiny Gulf nation.
To accommodate the flood of fans from around the world, Qatar has been busily building infrastructure.
Images from the Al-Emadi fan village reveal what visitors may get when they stay in the shipping container-style accommodations built up throughout the desert.
Pictures depict a double bed or two single beds crammed into small spaces on the inside.
Images also showed a mini-fridge, restrooms, and coffee and tea making equipments.
Up to 60,000 fans will be housed in the movable rooms, so staff has been working long hours getting them ready.
In an effort to accommodate the high number of visitors, Qatar has constructed rooms that are all adjacent to one another and span wide fields.
Pictures also display sizable movable gazebos that have been built up as dining areas for thirsty spectators.
Fans expectations have previously been outlined using computer-generated imagery.
The World Cup is expected to be remarkable for numerous reasons in addition to the odd accommodations.
Because of Qatar’s strict drinking regulations, it will be less frequent to see shirtless, inebriated supporters during tournaments.
Alcohol can only be purchased and consumed during specific hours in hotels’ licensed restaurants and bars.
It is unknown if the fans villages, where the temporary lodgings are located, would be included in the locations where fans are permitted to consume alcohol.
The country’s legal drinking age is 21, and doormen are expected to demand photo ID or passports before allowing customers inside.
Drug laws in Qatar are extremely rigorous, and anyone found in possession could be subject to harsh punishments like a lengthy prison term or deportation.
Since the country’s attitude toward homosexuality and human rights was considered when the World Cup was awarded, it has been embroiled in controversy.
Anger has also been expressed at the number of migrant laborers who have passed away while constructing stadiums for the competition.
Sepp Blatter, the former president of FIFA, said this week that giving Qatar the World Cup rights was a “mistake.”
The FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial international men’s football championship played between the senior national teams of FIFA member countries, is set to take place for the 22nd time in 2022.
Qatar will host it from November 20 through December 18, 2022.
After the event in South Korea and Japan in 2002, this will be the second World Cup wholly held in Asia and the first World Cup to ever be contested in the Arab world.
Furthermore, the tournament is planned to be the last with a 32-team field; for the tournament in the United States, Mexico, and Canada in 2026, the field is planned to grow to 48 teams.
This World Cup will be the first not to be hosted in May, June, or July and to take place in the northern autumn; it will be played in a shorter timeframe of roughly 29 days due to the extreme summer heat in Qatar. The tournament will take place from late-November to mid-December.
At Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, the opening match will be played between Qatar and Ecuador.
The final is scheduled for December 18, 2022, which also happens to be Qatar National Day.
Three steps make up your trip to the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022:
- Purchase your tickets. Now available is the Last-Minute Sales Phase.
- Organize your accommodation
- Request a digital Hayya Card.
Click here to get Ticketing guide for fans
Accommodation in Qatar
After purchasing tickets, confirm your lodging arrangements. One can:
- Utilize Qatar Accommodation Agency to reserve your ideal lodging.
- Sign up to Visit on Matchday
- Add a reservation that was made on another platform
Fans in their area can apply right away for Hayya.
An accommodation guide from the Qatar Accommodation Agency offering a variety of possibilities.
Your Hayya Card for Qatar 2022
This card is required to enter the State of Qatar, visit the stadiums, ride public transportation for free, and take advantage of a number of other privileges.
You should have booked your travel and lodging by this point. All ticket holders should submit an application for Hayya, the final leg of your trip to Qatar 2022.