Qatar 2022 World Cup: Third hotel ship docks in Doha

To increase the capacity to accommodate more fans during the Qatar 2022 World, the organizers of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar have chartered a third cruise ship to use as a floating hotel The ship docked in Doha Port.

MSC Cruise, based in Geneva, announced its agreement with Qatar just six weeks before the start of the World Cup on November 20.

The 1,075-cabin MSC Opera will be available from November 19 to December 19.

Prices for the ship are starting at 470 Swiss francs ($470) per person per night during the group stage, with a stay of at least two nights.

Qatar does not have the hotel capacity to accommodate all the teams, workers, volunteers and fans in the World Cup, and it is establishing booths and camping sites, in addition to renting cruise ships, encouraging fans to reside in neighboring countries, and traveling from there to attend the matches.

The company signed an agreement with the Qatari government in 2019 to provide it with two ships containing 4,000 cabins to help house 1.2 million expected international visitors.

Cruise ship prices drop during the tournament when half of the teams go home.

In the last 16 and quarter-finals, the cheapest room on the MSC Opera was 320 Swiss francs ($320) and 220 francs ($220) in the last week.

Rates include breakfast, with the option to pay €90 ($87) for all meals per day.

People wants to know


Qatar 2022 World Cup: Why is Qatar 2022 in November?

This World Cup will be held from late-November to mid-December. Making it the first tournament not to be held in May, June, or July and to take place in the northern autumn; it will be played in a reduced timeframe of around 29 days. (Wikipedia)

Qatar 2022 World Cup: How much is a ticket to Qatar World Cup 2022?

Opening match – QR2,250Group matches – QR800Round of 16 – QR1,000 (Sep 28, 2022)

Qatar 2022 World Cup: Can you drink in Qatar?

Alcohol is available only at licensed hotel restaurants and bars, and expatriates living in Qatar can obtain alcohol on a permit system. (GOV.UK)

Qatar 2022 World Cup: Is Qatar an open country?

Qatar is now open for international visitors. Stay updated with the latest travel information. (Visit Qatar)

Qatar 2022 World Cup: How many teams qualify for the World Cup?

The 2022 World Cup will begin with 32 teams in eight groups of four: Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands. Group B: England, Iran, USA, Wales. Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland. (Skysports)

Qatar 2022 World Cup: How can I get Qatar World Cup tickets?

U.S. Soccer fans may apply for tickets to non-U.S. World Cup matches by submitting a ticket application directly through FIFA. Fans should visit the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ Ticketing page at for more information. (Ussoccer)

Qatar 2022 World Cup: Can I wear shorts in Qatar?

There are no strict rules regarding attire in Qatar. However, it’s not allowed to remove your shirts. If they are at the seaside or in a pool, they can wear trousers or shorts, but they should cover their knees. (

Qatar 2022 World Cup: Can unmarried couples stay in hotels in Qatar?

Yes, unmarried couples are permitted to stay in the same room at Mövenpick Hotel Doha as long as they do not belong to the Qatari Nationality. (Movenpick)

Qatar 2022 World Cup: Can you hold hands in Qatar?

Public displays of affection should be minimal – holding hands are acceptable but kissing and hugging in public is not. Noise disruptions, bad language, making obscene gestures and showing disrespect in any way to the religion or leaders of the land are all forbidden and may land you in legal trouble. (Dohapedia)

Qatar 2022 World Cup: Can you wear skinny jeans in Qatar?

There is no rule specifically against wearing skinny jeans in Qatar however I personally do not advise wearing skinny jeans in Qatar due to the heat. What is this? Skinny jeans are definitely not the most comfortable attire in Qatar especially if you are visiting in the hotter months. (Wandermust Family)

Qatar 2022 World Cup: Does entry to Qatar during the World Cup require a visa?

Qatar suspended the visitor visa system during the World Cup period, to be replaced by the “Haya” card for fans, who owns the “Haya” card can enter the State of Qatar without a visa during the period from November 1 to January 23, 2023.

How to get the Haya card?

Purchase at least a match ticket, then confirm accommodation reservations, either through the official accommodation platform , online booking platforms, or confirm accommodation with family and friends, and one-day fans will need to extract a digital “Haya” card during the tournament, as the card will act as a visa their entry into the country.

Qatar 2022 World Cup: Are there any fees to apply for the “Haya” card?

Applying for the “Haya” digital card does not require payment of any fees.

Qatar 2022 World Cup: What are the benefits of the “Haya” card?

The smart application of the digital “Haya” card provides the ability to plan the movement of fans, and learn about all the activities held during the tournament period, in addition to a number of other advantages, such as entering the World Cup stadiums that host the tournament matches, free use of public transportation, and obtaining an entry permit to the country For fans from outside Qatar, and to attend a number of events and activities accompanying the tournament.

Qatar 2022 World Cup: Are there health conditions for the Corona virus for those coming to Qatar?

The State of Qatar has canceled quarantine procedures for all those coming to the country, and the Covid-19 vaccine will not be mandatory for fans who will come to attend the FIFA World Cup, and the Ministry of Health has canceled quarantine procedures for all travelers coming to Qatar, who are vaccinated or not, regardless of whether they are vaccinated or not. country of departure.

However, all visitors over the age of six must submit a negative result for the Covid examination before boarding the aircraft to Qatar to attend the tournament, and a PCR test certificate (PCR) with a negative result valid for 48 hours or the rapid antigen test “Rapid” must be presented. Rapid test with a negative result valid for 24 hours from the scheduled flight to Qatar.

Qatar 2022 World Cup: Will service institutions within the country work regularly during the World Cup?

Based on the decision of the Qatari Council of Ministers to organize the workflow in various government institutions during the World Cup, starting from the first of next November, and until Monday, corresponding to December 19 next, the number of employees in the workplaces of government agencies will be reduced. To 20% of the total number of employees with the entity, while 80% will start their work remotely.

The military, security, health and educational sectors were excluded from these decisions, with an emphasis on not being affected by the vital sectors of the state.

Qatar 2022 World Cup: Is the World Cup fans can be treated inside Qatar?

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy has unveiled the provision of 100 clinics in the eight FIFA World Cup stadiums, in addition to medical clinics in the fans’ area and in the accommodation.

The health care system teams will also work together to provide a wide range of medical and other support services, which will include urgent and emergency care services, and the ambulance service at Hamad Medical Corporation, urgent care units and emergency units throughout the public and private healthcare sectors will be fully prepared to meet the demand The increasing number of medical services, and the presentation of the “Haya” card to fans in the World Cup will be a condition for obtaining treatment in the State of Qatar.

Qatar 2022 World Cup: Can you invite your friend to come to Qatar? And what are the conditions for that?

Of course you can invite your friend if you are an international fan, but anyone who hosts you during the tournament period, including family members and friends, must register their property(s) and confirm your details, and once the host confirms your details, your accommodation arrangements will be automatically verified Hence, no further action is required on your part.

Qatar 2022 World Cup: What are the instructions for hosts?

If you plan to have guests, including family and friends, stay during the tournament, you will need to register your property in order for your guests’ Haya card requests to be approved, which will happen automatically after completing the process.

The host registers the Qatari ID number and the expiry date, and an SMS will be sent to the mobile phone number associated with the ID card. The host can add a maximum of 5 properties, and add a maximum of 10 guests per property.

Qatar 2022 World Cup: Can everyone go to the sites of artistic events or only those who have the “Haya” card?

You will not need a “Haya” card in order to enter most of the fan zones, and the areas that need a “Haya” card will be announced before the start of the World Cup.

Qatar 2022 World Cup: If there are problems activating the Haya application, who will solve these problems?

The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy has provided “Haya” call centers in seven languages ​​to serve the masses and respond to inquiries on the number 2022, and international fans can also communicate with the centers, and a service center was established at Ali Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah Hall in Doha to deal directly with any problems in the application.

Qatar 2022 World Cup: Can a World Cup ticket holder who is not resident in Qatar invite his friend to come to Qatar? And what are the conditions for that?

The Qatar Projects and Legacy Committee recently launched the “Come on With Me 1 + 3” initiative, which allows any fan from outside Qatar who holds a “Haya” card to use the ticket number of a match to invite 3 non-ticketed fans to attend the tournament.

To take advantage of this initiative, the fan who has obtained a “Haya” card should visit the Haya portal and choose “My Card”, then click on “Action” and choose “Come with Me”, after which 3 coupon codes will appear that he can send to 3 fans who do not hold tickets.

The committee indicated that all international fans, who are not ticket holders of all ages, can benefit from the “Come with me 1 + 3” initiative, provided that the beneficiary holds a valid passport. However, benefiting from this initiative is not available to residents of Qatar, but is limited to those coming from outside it.

Qatar 2022 World Cup: What streets will be closed to vehicles during the World Cup?

The Doha Corniche has been designated for pedestrians in order to ensure the follow-up of the events accompanying the World Cup, and the movement of transport vehicles will be limited in a number of streets in order to make room for public buses to move between the stadiums.

Qatar 2022 World Cup: How will school work before and during the World Cup?

The Qatari Council of Ministers decided that the working system in public and private schools, during the period from November 1 to 17, will be from 7 am to 12 noon, and that the mid-year vacation will be from November 20 to December 22 2022.

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