World Cup fans seeking rooms have 'a lot of options': official
June 28 2022 10:40 PM
Omar al-Jaber
Omar al-Jaber

AFP/Doha

Qatar Tuesday said World Cup fans have "a lot of options" with more than 100,000 rooms currently available and tens of thousands more expected by the tournament's kickoff.
The tournament will run from November 21 to December 18.
Prices range from QR300 (just over $80) to several thousand dollars per night.
Qatar has so far taken more than 25,000 bookings, said Omar al-Jaber, executive director of the Housing Department at the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, specifying that he was taking about "bookings, not rooms or nights".
"If you go through our website, you will find a lot of options," he told reporters on a tour of an available apartment in Doha.
"And if you don't find it today, you need to check tomorrow or after tomorrow... because... we add more inventory to this portal.
"More than 100,000 rooms (are) available as of today," he said. "If we go to November, maybe we'll reach more than 130,000 rooms or 140,000 rooms."
Qatar is seeking to channel supporters through an official platform that is reserved for ticket holders and managed by the tournament's organisers.
Eighty-five per cent of accommodation -- whether permanent or temporary -- is now complete and the remainder will be finished by a "deadline" of end-August, according to Jaber.
The country will be closed to visitors without match tickets during the course of the tournament, he added.
As of Tuesday, the US, Mexico, UK, Argentina and India accounted for some of the biggest sources of reservations.



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