Dubai Hotels expecting near full occupancy during 2022 Qatar World Cup

As the important sporting event of the year, FIFA World Cup 2022 is inching closer, the hotels in Dubai expect to be close to full capacity where millions of soccer enthusiasts flock to the neighboring countries to enjoy the event. People in groups are booking hotels in the cities, with thousands of supporters planning to stay in a single hotel and then head towards Doha the capital city of Qatar for the FIFA matches scheduled in November and December.

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Dubai Hotels expecting near full occupancy during 2022 Qatar World Cup

Hotels are in huge demand, with supporters from South American teams and European powerhouses expected to attend the final stages of the tournament. Radisson Hotels Cluster General Manager, David Allen said group bookings are in huge demand. “As there is little to no availability in Qatar, we are seeing a lot of interest here”.

UAE is a Best choice
City hotels and Airbnb-style options are a little expensive but are already booked up, also there are fan camps built in temporary housing units are situated just 40 minutes away from the main city. UAE has become a top destination for FIFA fans, with major flights Flydubai and Air Arabia are operating a combined total of more than 45 daily shuttle flights from Dubai and Sharjah to Doha.

A person with a valid Hayya Fan ID and tourist visa for Qatar arriving in Doha at least four hours before a match and departing four hours after only for those traveling is open to a match ticket. Also, arrangements have been made by most of the hotels in Dubai to operate mini fan zones and big screens where spectators can enjoy the month-long tournament. Due to Fifa world cup UAE hotel rates see 20% increase for recent days.

Also, hotels in Dubai have made special arrangements for a shuttle bus service to the nearby Dubai World Central airport to the destination. There is a boost in occupancy rates since 2021, where hotels in Dubai Creek and Festival City see a 19 percent upside to an estimated 77 percent for the year, according to the Colliers report.

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Neighbouring cities are going to benefit from the FIFA World Cup, with Saudi Arabia seeing a sharp rise due to the returns of pilgrims in 2022. Hotels in Amman, Jordan are expected to be 33 percent busier than a year before. Kuwait City will see a 24 percent rise in hotel bookings, with Bahrain, is expected to be 9 percent up.

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