Qatar hopes to deal with a number of the 1.2 million followers anticipated to attend the FIFA World Cup later this yr in 1,000 “conventional tents”, organisers mentioned on Tuesday.
“This is without doubt one of the choices that may go dwell within the subsequent two weeks,” mentioned Omar al-Jaber, an official liable for lodging on the supreme committee organising the event.
“It’s actual tenting,” he mentioned throughout a press briefing. “We have to give folks the expertise of a desert and tent in regular Bedouin fashion.”
The tents can be provided with water, electrical energy and drainage programs, however no air-con within the nation identified for excessive summer time warmth however average winters.
Held from November 21 to December 18, the World Cup would be the first staged throughout the northern winter to keep away from summer time temperatures that at occasions surpass 45 levels Celsius (113 Fahrenheit).
One other luxurious camp with 200 tents can be deliberate for soccer followers visiting the gas-rich Gulf nation.
They are going to be arrange alongside a seashore known as the Sealine within the nation’s south, on the sting of the desert, with different areas additionally to be introduced, Jaber mentioned.
He added that “greater than 100,000 rooms” can be accessible on the time of the event, looking for to allay issues over lodging capability within the tiny emirate.
Followers will have the ability to select between taking over residence in specifically designated villages, in addition to residences, villas, cabins and two cruise ships.
A big portion of the nation’s resort rooms have already been pre-booked by organisers for the groups, referees and the press, however FIFA will launch any unused rooms, Jaber mentioned.
He added that there are extra motels underneath development, vowing that extra rooms would develop into accessible within the coming months.
A peak in bookings is predicted on November 25-27, to coincide with the midpoint of the group stage, however “it doesn’t imply that we don’t have rooms on these days”, he mentioned.
Greater than 160 round-trip flights are scheduled each day from neighbouring Gulf nations to permit them to accommodate supporters.