Qatar to host football fans on cruise ships during 2022 World Cup

Reviving an idea to lodge some football fans and guests during the 2022 World Cup in “floating hotels,” the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) has announced plans to contract at least 6,000 cruise ship rooms for the winter tournament.

QTA announced its intentions in a statement to Qatar News Agency yesterday during an international cruise ship expo in Miami, USA.

The 6,000 rooms figure equates to about five average-sized cruise ships, and would represent approximately one-third of the 16,000 hotel and apartment hotel rooms currently available in Qatar.

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Source News: Doha News
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