Hotels in Doha for the 2022 World Cup
If you are looking for accommodation for the World Cup, hotels in Doha are Most likely your first thought.
At the same time, the hundreds of thousands of supporters who travel to Qatar for the World Cup probably have the same idea. Therefore, the options are somewhat limited when it comes to where you can stay in Qatar. That is, at least, according to the standard understanding of accommodations.
There are a number of options available for those traveling to Doha for the world’s biggest tournament. Fan villages, apartments, villas, cruise ships and even other countries are all suitable substitutes available to supporters for the World Cup.
However, if you are set on staying at a hotel for familiarity, there are only a set number of those that remain available. In fact, if you plan to stay in a hotel for the entire World Cup from November 20 to December 20, there is no availability. This is according to the Qatar 2022 website.
Therefore, there are certain dates for certain hotels. Here’s what that means for those looking to book.
Hotels in Doha
Of the 12 options with available dates, each is in or around Doha. The farthest of them is the Retaj Al-Rayyan on the West Bay, which is just over $300 per night. It is the closest to downtown Doha, although the majority of hotels are closer to the city center. In turn, those the hotels are also closer to the majority of the World Cup stadiums in southern Qatar.
Of course, the 2022 World Cup is accessible virtually from anywhere you can find accommodation. The majority of matches are played in stadiums that surround Doha. The only exception is Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor. Even so, it is only 50 km from the city center and 45 km from the West Bay area of Doha.
In addition, the Qatar World Cup offers free public transport with the Hayya card. This makes it easy to move around a variety of hubs between stadiums.
Now, looking at the center of Doha itself, the remaining options are kind of a drop in quality. Still, that means they’re cheaper per night. The cheapest of them is 374 QAR per night, which is just over $100 per night. The Qatar 2022 website calls these budget hotels, as evidenced by the price per night. Therefore, the four options that cost QAR 374 per night are usually just a place to sleep.
The other hotels are all under $200 a night except for the Retaj al Rayyan hotel. Each hotel room can accommodate several people who can share the price. In addition, some options, including LaVilla Inn Hotel are actually apartment style hotels in Doha. They are equipped with full kitchens after a long day in Qatar watching football or just exploring.
It is strongly advised to book accommodation as soon as possible. As seen with the limited availability, hotels in Doha are quickly overrun. Therefore, use the Qatar 2022 website to see the accommodations.
Make sure you have all the necessary documents and checklists to enter Qatar. This includes the all important Hayya Card which you need to enter the country and every World Cup game.
Another option to consider is to book a room in Oman via Vrbo or AirBnb. By the way, the flight time from Muscat, Oman to Doha, Qatar is only one hour and thirty minutes.