Organisers make the announcement as issues over lack of lodging for travelling followers proceed to develop lower than 80 days earlier than the event.
Qatar residents will be capable to put their homes and rooms up for hire to facilitate World Cup followers in an try and ease lodging issues for the soccer event, which kicks off on November 20.
Till now, World Cup ticket holders had been solely capable of e book lodging by way of the official Qatar Lodging Company (QAA), with choices together with, however not restricted to, accommodations, fan villages, official desert camps, two cruise ships, villas and residences.
Talking on Thursday at Lusail Stadium, the venue for the World Cup last on December 18, Director Normal of the Particular Committee for the World Cup Yasir al Jamal stated ticket holders will probably be eligible to use their Fan IDs or Hayya Card utilizing a reserving that’s from a third-party supply and never essentially needing a reservation from the QAA or offering particulars about pals and households who dwell within the nation.
“Now we have carried out this to permit extra individuals to use for Hayya playing cards,” Jamal stated. “Along with this, we’re additionally dedicated to make sure applicable and inexpensive costs for followers beginning at $80 that may change relying on the demand we see from followers.”
Qatar is hoping to draw multiple million guests through the World Cup.
Given the anticipated inflow of followers and vacationers, there are concerns that Qatar might not be capable to provide sufficient lodging to guests, particularly these with out tickets and desirous to expertise the World Cup and the nation’s tradition in varied areas away from the stadiums, together with public areas and fan zones.
Residents have additionally complained of being evicted from their residences, with landlords saying that transfer was to make means for the visiting followers through the event.
An official from the Supreme Committee (SC), the host organisers, confirmed to Al Jazeera earlier this 12 months that the organisers had block-booked 80 % of the accommodations and lodging choices throughout the nation that will probably be accessible to ticket holders.
In keeping with Omar al-Jaber, government director of lodging on the SC, “the 2 cruise ships can have greater than 4,000 rooms. There will probably be fan villages at 4 completely different places. Lodging choices can even be accessible by way of trip properties and guests have the choice of staying with family and friends”.
Final month, the SC introduced “Caravans Village” can even be ready to offer further lodging choices.
Earlier this 12 months, Al Jazeera reported that guests arriving in Qatar with out match tickets might not be capable to safe a spot to remain.
In an e-mail despatched to Al Jazeera, the organisers had stated that “with as much as 130,000 rooms for the one million-plus followers anticipated over the course of the event, there aren’t any issues over a shortfall of lodging”.
On Thursday, Qatar 2022 CEO Nasser al-Khater stated round 2.5 million tickets out of the three million allotted for the World Cup had already been bought.
Along with Qatar, the USA, Argentina, Mexico and Saudi Arabia had been among the many prime nations the place tickets to the event had been purchased, he stated.