Hotels, stadiums, tourism, everything you need to know for Qatar 2022

Here the draw took place in Doha and France and the 31 other qualified teams know their opponent.

So after discovering the future residence of the blues, it’s time to stop and think about Doha, which will be invaded in November by thousands of supporters from around the world.

How to get there ?

To get to Doha, you can choose the best company in the world Qatar Airways (Skytrax 2021) which has two daily flights from Paris and its packs (travel, accommodation tickets) for the World Cup. There are other alternatives to reach Doha from France by traveling with Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, Oman Air, British Airways…

Where to stay?

If Doha has nothing to envy to the European capitals in the field of hotel infrastructures, it is rather the diversity of the offer that pinches the shoe. When several major hotels compete for the favors of wealthy supporters such as the Ritz Carlton (photo).
It will be more difficult to find cheap accommodation. Qatar, however, has offered solutions. While temporary accommodation is planned in traditional desert camps 30 minutes from Doha, others in partnership with MSC Cruises will allow some supporters to stay in cruise ships temporarily moored in Doha Bay called “floating hotels”.
Another solution would be to set up flying shuttles between Dubai and Doha, the supporter would take a flight in the morning, attend his meeting and return to the city from the neighboring emirates during the day.

Where to eat ?

The culinary offer in Doha is plentiful and you should find your luck, in addition to western style burgers and fast food, there are a myriad of restaurants associated with the immigrant population in attendance. Indian, Lebanese, Turkish, North African cuisine at reasonable prices. There is also a wide choice of international restaurants, located in large hotels, serving excellent Italian, Thai, French cuisine… the prices are of course different.

the stages

Eight stadiums will share the World Cup matches, six with a capacity of 40,000, one with 60,000 and finally the largest with a capacity of 80,000 seats. Note that each stadium offers a certain architecture with a crush on
Al-Thumama Stadium (pictured) which is inspired by the kufi, the traditional cloth headgear worn by Arab men or the Al Janoub Stadium whose shapes are reminiscent of the hulls of pearl fishing boats. The two largest stadiums are Al-Bayt with its 60,000 seats and a design reminiscent of Bedouin tents and the 80,000-seat Lusail Iconic Stadium where the World Cup final will take place.

What to do outside of football?

If there were four things to see in Doha during the World Cup, it would have to start with culture.

Two museums that you absolutely must see when you make a stopover in Doha, first of all the magnificent? Islamic Art Museum, the work of architect Ieoh Ming Pei, known in France for his depiction of the Louvre pyramid, the Museum of Islamic Art is a success, with its geometric white building with clean lines. Located at the end of the Corniche of Doha, from the terraces you can enjoy a beautiful view of the skyline.

Also for The . to visit National Museum of Qatar (photo), The architecture is signed by the star of French architecture, Jean Nouvel. The building represents an immense rose of the sand. L’objectif du musée national du Qatar est de célébrer la culture du pays et cela est réussi avec un musée moderne qui met en valeur la courte mais très interesting histoire de l’Emirat à travers des dispositifs de projections, restitutions des sons innovants, à see !

Souk el-Wakifi (literally the standing market) the nightlife of the Qatari capital with its very clean streets, souvenir, jewelery and spice shops will undoubtedly be one of the meeting places for fans during the World Cup. Many cafes and restaurants with terraces encourage gatherings, one of the few places where you can come across Qatari families walking around

Finally how not to visit? the desert south of the city by indulging in dune bashing in 4×4, well mastered by virtuoso drivers who literally let you surf the white sand dunes. Just before the border with Saudi Arabia, a strip of sea (pictured) from the Arab-Persian Gulf penetrates inland to form the so-called Inland Sea, a beautiful place to see absolutely. You can visit the website of the tourist office, visitqatar which offers an impressive number of excursions, activities, visits…

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