For the World Cup in Qatar (November 21 – December 18), fans from all over the world are wondering about the prices charged there. But let them be reassured, there will be facilities in terms of hotels and transport, in particular.
A few months before the World Cup in Qatar, CNEWS invites you to discover some experiences, but also tips for accommodation, food and transport.
Hotels with very good value for money
“You have 2 to 3, 5, 4, 5 star hotels, Fatma Al Nuaimi, director of communication for the World Cup, recently told CNEWS. You have apartments, you have the possibility of renting service villas. You also have the cruise. We have tried to make sure that stakeholders make sure all the findings and their experience come here. All these options have been studied with all budgets so that this World Cup is affordable and accessible to all. We have many international agreements with security agencies all over the world. So there was a lot of training.” Here are some examples.
Four Points by Sheraton Doha
With 120 spacious suites and rooms, the hotel is right across from a metro station and a stone’s throw from Msheireb Downtown Doha. Prices start at 123 euros per night without breakfast, depending on availability.
Holiday Inn Doha – The Business Park
In the center of the bustling business district, ideal for a getaway combining pleasure and work. Fifteen minutes drive from Hamad International Airport and minutes from top attractions including Souq Waqif, Museum of Islamic Art and National Museum of Qatar. The price of the room is available from 104 euros per night
Center Capital Doha
A four-star establishment of the Rotana chain, Centro Capital Doha boasts a chic design and modern infrastructure in the heart of the old city. The rooms are available from 104 euros per night, without breakfast and subject to availability.
Ease of transport
In Doha, one of the best ways to get around is the new metro system. The trip costs 0.50 euros one way, after buying a reusable transport card for 2.75 euros.
Other means of transport available in the country are buses, taxis and transport apps like Uber and Careem. For example, a thirty-minute trip (outside peak hours) with an Uber generally costs less than 6.65 euros.
There is also the Lusail Tram serving Lusail City, which will soon become the hub of the World Cup. There is the Lusail Stadium, which will host the final of the competition, and Place Vendôme, a giant shopping center of French inspiration, with fascinating dancing fountains. Tram tickets cost 0.50 euros one way.
“We are going to facilitate travel within the country by putting free public transport on match days and adding more advantages to it, said Fatma Al Nuaimi. We also have the accommodation portal which was launched alongside the ticket sales so people can later book their tickets, their accommodation. We will also provide the cultural experience during the tournament. So we worked with the country’s cultural sector to ensure that it was an opportunity for a million fans to come together and learn about our culture, our cuisines and many other things.
Eat at a good price
Qatar offers a wide range of local and international cuisines, and a limited budget does not mean sacrificing quality and flavors.
Shay Al Shomous is a restaurant run by a renowned Qatari woman, Shams Al Qassabi, who was also the first businesswoman to open a shop in Souq Waqif. The menu is only 6.65 euros and offers an assortment of authentic Qatari foods.
Chapati & Karak is an establishment at the Katara Cultural Village that serves local tea for less than 2 euros. This sweet tea (Karak) comes from India but is deeply rooted in Qatari culture.
In the heart of the city, Turkey Central is frequented by locals and expats alike for its appetizing menu, affordable prices and prompt service. The menus are offered from 1 euro with generous plates that can be shared by two.