Posted on Oct 5, 2016 in Allgemein

Tents for the fans

Qatar, host of the FIFA World Cup in 2022, is planning something very special for its guests from all over the world: The country wants to house some of its football fans in temporary villages in the middle of the desert. The Supreme Committee of Delivery & Legacy issued a tender for the construction of a prototype of the proposed lodgings. Football fans will be able to stay in Arabian tents, what makes their stay in Qatar most authentic. The tender for this pilot project between sand, dunes and the sea is already running. If the first tent village becomes a success four additional villages are possible and they could also be used after the world cup.

According to the world cup organisers “the tent villages give tourists an intense cultural experience”. Every village will have its own theme: History of Qatar, Cultural Heritage or Qatar and Modernity. There is something for everyone – even for every budget because staying overnight in the Arabian tent village is far cheaper than in one of the five star hotels in Doha. Nevertheless the tent villages will provide a lot comfort with sanitary facilities, shops, infirmaries and huge screens for public viewing.