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Updated 10 May 2022

As football fans all over the globe gear up for the most anticipated mega-event, the FIFA World Cup 2022, an all-round permit for fans attending the match called the Hayya Card has been announced. 

Here is all we know about the Hayya card so far, its uses and how to apply for one. 

What is Hayya Card?

The Hayya Card is a digital card that serves as all-round permit for attendees of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. After purchasing FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 tickets, fans should apply for a Hayya Card, which will be mandatory to attend matches. It provides a number of benefits, including free public transport for ticket holders on match days.

It will also act as an entry permit to Qatar for all international visitors if they are visiting between 1 November 2022 and 23 January 2023, during which the tournament is set to take place. 

Please note that FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 Hayya card holders will not be able to use their existing account for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 as existing user accounts are not transferable. Fans will need to create a new registration.

How will the Hayya Card be used?

The Hayya Card will be made available immediately following approval via the Hayya app.

Right now, the Hayya Card must be applied to those who have completed purchasing their tickets. All travellers to Qatar, whether they intend to attend a match or not, will need to apply for a Hayya Card if they are visiting Qatar between 1 November 2022 and 23 January 2023.

How to apply for the Hayya Card?

Before applying for the Hayya Card, please note that only match ticket holders may avail the Hayya Card right now. You can begin your Hayya Card application without having booked accommodation.

If you are an international fan, your application will only be complete once your accommodation is validated through the Hayya portal.

To get your Hayya Card:

The Hayya Card will be available immediately following approval via the Hayya app.

Hotel booking for FIFA World Cup Qatar

Having a confirmed accommodation booking is necessary in order to complete your Hayya Card application if you are an international attendee of the event. There will be a host of options on the accommodation portal, including 2-star hotel rooms, 5-star hotel rooms, apartments, villas, luxury cruise ships, and desert camps. The cruise liners and floating hotels will be stationed at Doha Port and will have a total capacity of 4,000 cabins that will offer a spectacular view of the West Bay cityscape.

For your convenience, we have gathered all the affordable hotels in Doha and surrounding areas with the best facilities and strategic locations for your choice of accommodation during the World Cup 2022 season.

Your Complete Hotel Guide for World Cup 2022 in Qatar

Alternatively, you can use the Official Accommodation Agency website to browse through a host of accommodation options in and around the stadiums.

Visitors are also welcome to stay with family and friends. The host will need to register the accommodation details within the Hayya portal. Currently, up to 10 individuals can be invited as guests by a single host during the tournament.

You may also contact [email protected], for any enquiries regarding the accommodation options.

What will the Hayya Card be used for?

The Hayya Card will provide its users:

  • Entry to a stadium (with a valid match ticket)
  • Entry to Qatar (for international fans)
  • Access to public transport on match days 
  • Smart journey planning (via the Hayya app) 

How much does the Hayya Card cost?

While there is no additional service fee to be paid for the Hayya Card, you will need to have a valid match ticket and accommodation booking, as mentioned above, to get your Hayya Card.

In case you face any issues while registering for a Hayya card, you may contact: 0097444412022 (international fans) and 8002022 (Qatar residents).

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