Now is the time to book your accommodation

Fans who are planning to participate in the next FIFA World Cup from November 21 to December 18, 2022 should book their accommodation now. Our advice for the best preparation for your stay.

If the qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar are not yet known, FIFA, the host of the tournament, will conduct a draw on April 1 in Doha, the capital of Qatar, to determine the path of the 32 qualifying teams. The French team will therefore recognize its future opponents. The reigning world champion, he will officially challenge his title on November 21, 2022, when the 22nd FIFA World Cup begins. And if you’re one of the lucky ones to win a ticket, it’s time to book your accommodation. The host country, Qatar, with a population of just over three million, plans to welcome one million spectators to the event, which runs from Monday, November 21 to Sunday, December 18.

Emirates, which wants to capitalize on the event for its tourism development, has begun construction of about 100 hotels, of which about fifty will be ready before the kick-off. Temporary accommodation will be provided on ships and in the desert to accommodate as many visitors as possible. In order to get the best accommodation, it is best to expect it now. Hotel reservations, entry conditions, transportation … our practical guide to getting to Qatar during the World Cup.

How to book accommodation?

Banantha Island Resort Doha is one of the villas of Anantara and Stilte on an island off the coast of Doha. Qatar Tourism

Hotels, apartments, villas … Accommodation reservations are concentrated on the qatar2022.qa platform, open from March 22. If it is still possible to book a night through the usual channel, for example on the official website of a hotel, availability is allocated on this platform and preference is given to the holders of World Cup tickets. Keep in mind that for the time being, many homes have not yet opened their sale and have not yet communicated their prices (they have been identified. “Coming soon“).

Supporters will be able to stay in temporary accommodation specially made for the event and booked exclusively on the platform. Two MSC cruise ships, the MSC Poesia (4-star, from রাতে 160 per night) and the MSC World Europa (5-star, from € 310) will be docked at Doha Harbor, about ten minutes by shuttle from Sok Wakif. Doha Historical Center. These two boats have about 4,000 cabins that can seat 10,000 people! Another solution: Stay in a desert camp just 30 minutes by road from Doha.

For football fans who have not had a chance to get a ticket from FIFA, Qatar Airways, the Qatari national airline has voted “the best airline in the world” according to Skytrax, setting up a travel package including match tickets, a return flight and accommodation. . For the “Final” package (final and minor final), for example, calculate at least € 5,050 for an all-inclusive 5 day / 4 night departure from Paris. These offers are only available to Privilege Club members; To join, create an account on the Qatar Airways website (for free).

What are the steps to follow?

With 80,000 seats, Lucille Stadium, one of the eight stadiums for the 2022 World Cup, will host the final on December 18. Supreme Committee for Delivery and Inheritance

All tourists, whether they want to participate in a match or not, must apply for a Haya card if they visit Qatar between November 1, 2022 and January 23, 2023. This digital card, which can be downloaded from a dedicated mobile application, includes terrain entry, ticket entry to stadiums, and the use of free public transportation in Doha on match days. To verify the Haya card application, you must have the previously reserved accommodation on the qatar2022.qa website.

For now, as part of the fight against Covid-19, all Qatari travelers must fill out an online complaint form at least three days before departure. Since the end of February, quarantine has been lifted for vaccinated travelers. From March 16, visitors have a choice between having a PCR test 48 hours before departure or an antigen test upon arrival. On the site, it is mandatory to permanently activate the Ehteraj Health application which is required when entering a public place. Depending on the health situation, these arrangements may change between now and the World Cup. See our world map for real-time access to Qatar.

How do you go around Doha during the World Cup?

Metro, free for fans via Haya Card, connects Doha’s main attractions, such as the traditional Souk Waqif Bazaar. Qatar Tourism

Most of the eight World Cup stadiums as well Fan zone, Is connected by metro, tram or shuttle bus. Consisting of a metro, ultramodern and three lines, it serves Hamad International Airport, the historic center (Suk Waqif, Moshaireb …) and the main museum in Doha (the Museum of Islamic Arts, the National Museum of Qatar …). On the day of the match, access to public transport is free through Haya card. Otherwise, tickets are too cheap: just 0. 0.50 per trip.

More information on the Qatar Tourist Office website (visitqatar.qa (Translated into French) and FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 website (qatar2022.qa In English).

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