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Qatar attracts 1.2 million visitors for the 2022 World Cup
Qatar attracts 1.2 million visitors for the 2022 World Cup

Qatar attracts 1.2 million visitors for the 2022 World Cup

It is worth mentioning that the historic Qatar will host next year's FIFA World Cup more than 1.2 million visitors.

Where the head of communications in the Supreme Committee Fatima Al-Nuaimi told AFP that the event will attract tourists from all over the world,

They will all be hosted in a range of traditional and innovative accommodation options, including hotels, cruise ships, fan villages, and vacation rentals.

Officials said 16 floating hotels will be built in Qatar, providing nearly 1,600 rooms in total.

Al-Nuaimi said that the "Hosting Fans" initiative launched by the Supreme Committee will give travelers to Doha an opportunity to learn about Qatari culture.

"We are a hospitable people, and this also applies to the World Cup," Al-Naimi told AFP.

Al-Naimi also addressed the concerns expressed by some fans and commentators about the conservative culture in the Gulf country and how this will affect the tournament.

Although alcohol is not part of the Qatari culture, “alcoholic beverages will be available in designated areas,” such as fan zones, she said.

Speaking about criticism aimed at Qatar's treatment of migrant workers, many of whom are involved in preparing to build for the tournament, the Supreme Committee official said: "We try not to let these criticisms hold us back."

The authorities in Qatar have repeatedly reminded the international community of the ongoing work to improve working conditions and ensure the protection of workers' rights at the national level.

Since winning the bid in 2010, Qatar has engaged in significant work to address such issues, launching labor law reforms, protection initiatives, and awareness campaigns.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to take place in Qatar next November, less than 400 days from now. This global event represents the first major championship of its kind to be held in the Middle East.

Al-Naimi added that 98 percent of the construction is ready so far, and "the preparations will be complete by the end of the year." Al Thumama Stadium, with a capacity of 40,000 spectators, was the last stadium opened on Friday during the match that hosted the Amir Cup final.

Qatar has already opened other stadiums, including Ahmed Bin Ali Stadiums, Al Janoub and Education City, along with the renovated Khalifa Stadium.

The Qatar 2022 Opening Ceremony will be held at Al Bayt Stadium, while the final match will be held on December 18 - coinciding with Qatar National Day - of the same year at Lusail Stadium.