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Tuesday, October 18 2022 - 09:07
Qatar 2022 organisers announce additional 30,000 rooms for World Cup visitors
DOHA, Qatar, Oct 17, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Country to become unrivalled entertainment destination during tournament   

Ticket sales for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022(TM) are approaching 3 million as 
the countdown continues to the first edition of the tournament in the Middle 
East and Arab world, which will get underway at Al Bayt Stadium on 20 November.

During a press conference in Doha, organisers announced a further 30,000 rooms 
had been made available to World Cup visitors as Qatar prepares to stage 64 
matches at eight state-of-the-art stadiums. The biggest variety of 
accommodation is available from the Qatar Accommodation Agency [ ]. Rooms can be booked from $80 per person, per 
night based on two-person occupancy. Accommodation options include hotels, 
apartments and fan villages.

"We have always said that Qatar will deliver the best ever edition of the FIFA 
World Cup. And as you look around the country today, at the state-of-the-art 
stadiums, the training pitches, the metro, the wider infrastructure, everything 
is ready and everyone is welcome," said FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, 
during a video message. "The world is excited. Qatar is ready. The stage is 
set. Together, we will deliver the best World Cup ever on and off the field."

Organisers said 2.89 million tickets had been sold for the 64 matches to be 
staged in eight state-of-the-art stadiums. Demand has been highest among fans 
based in Qatar, the United States, Saudi Arabia, England, Mexico, the United 
Arab Emirates, Argentina, France, Brazil and Germany. The tournament has also 
achieved record-breaking hospitality ticket sales. Tickets for all matches will 
continue to be released between now and the end of the tournament, with fans 
encouraged to keep checking [  ] for the latest inventory. From this 
week, ticket holders will receive an email with information on how to download 
the ticketing app and retrieve their mobile tickets.

Tournament organisers reminded fans to apply for the mandatory Hayya Card [  ] and book their accommodation as soon as 
possible. The Hayya Card will act as an entry permit for international fans. It 
will also provide free public transport across the country and allow access to 
stadiums for fans with a valid match ticket.

Organisers also outlined the vast array of entertainment options being prepared 
for visitors during the tournament. The FIFA Fan Festival at Al Bidda Park will 
host up to 40,000 fans every day during the tournament. It will be free to 
attend and screen live matches, host globally-renowned artists and feature 
football activities. There will also be a range of local and international food 
and beverage options.

In addition, the 6km Corniche Activation from Sheraton Park to the Museum of 
Islamic Art will feature roving performances, retail stores and food and 
beverage kiosks. Other activities will include the daily 'Welcome to Qatar' 
show – a water and pyrotechnics display that will feature music from the Qatar 
2022 Official Soundtrack, Qatari composer Wael Binali and the Qatar 
Philharmonic Orchestra.

Theme park rides and other attractions at Al Maha Island Lusail will also be 
open to fans, as will the Ras Abu Aboud 974 Beach Club, the Hayya Fan Zone at 
Lusail South Promenade and the QetaiFAN Beach Fest. Dance music fans will flock 
to the 15,000-capacity Arcadia Spectacular and 5,000-capacity ARAVIA by MDL 
BEAST. In addition, Last-Mile Cultural Activations will feature more than 6,000 
performances in 21 locations, entertaining fans on their way to stadiums.

Eng. Yasir Al Jamal, Director General, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, 
said: "After more than a decade of hard work and close collaboration with 
stakeholders across the country, Qatar stands ready to host a memorable edition 
of the FIFA World Cup. The compact nature of our tournament means visitors will 
never be far from the action – always close to a stadium or entertainment 
activation. We look forward to hosting a tournament that will live long in the 
memory for fans from across the globe."

Nasser Al Khater, CEO, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC, said: "Qatar is ready to 
host a global celebration of the beautiful game. We look forward to welcoming 
fans and players from across the world as they sample our welcoming 
hospitality, vast array of entertainment options and, of course, top-class 
international football. It promises to be a unique edition of the FIFA World 
Cup – and one that will leave a lasting, positive impact on Qatar, the Middle 
East and the Arab world."  

"We operate over 168 official sites through the compact nature of Qatar, and 
each one of these sites is essential to the running and successful delivery of 
this World Cup. Way beyond testing the eight stadiums, the volunteers and 
accreditation centres are fully operational, with the ticketing centre at the 
Doha Exhibition & Convention Centre opening tomorrow and the International 
Broadcast Centre and Main Media Centre to follow. I can only reiterate FIFA's 
confidence and deep appreciation for all the work preparing to deliver the best 
FIFA World Cup ever in just over one month's time," said FIFA Chief Operating 
Officer – World Cup, Colin Smith.

Further information about Qatar's additional cultural and entertainment fan 
destinations can be found at
Fans interested in attending Qatar 2022 should click here for the latest 
tickets, accommodation and Hayya Card information [ 

For high-res images and media content from the presser, click here [ ].

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SOURCE:  Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy