Adaptable, efficient accommodation solutions
Adaptability of infrastructure

Adaptable, efficient accommodation solutions

Initiative description: Identifying and implementing creative temporary solutions to address the short-term spike in demand for accommodation during the staging of the tournament.

To avoid an excess of accommodation spaces post-2022, innovative solutions to complement hotel accommodation have been identified. A range of accommodation options will be provided for visitors to choose from.

This includes an agreement with MSC Cruises for three chartered cruise liners with a combined capacity of 5,075 cabins, which will serve as Cruise Ship hotels during the tournament. They will berth at Doha Port, offering views of West Bay and nearby Stadium 974, and easy access to all stadiums and fan zones.

The Qatari government has also leased apartments and villas from owners. Under this arrangement, the SC’s Accommodation team will manage the accommodation requirements for visitors during the tournament. This approach allows local property owners to contribute to a sustainable accommodation solution and provides an economic boost to Qatar’s private sector in the lead-up to 2022. To date, approximately 37,000 rooms have been provided through this programme.