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Updated 23 May 2022

The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will be held from late November to mid-December 2022. Since the first event in 1930, the title has been given every four years. It will be played in a limited time span of around 28 days. Expecting millions of football fans to travel to Qatar this year the availability of accommodation in the country can be a huge issue.

However, to solve this problem and to bring and accommodate fans from all over the world, Qatar has now enabled football fans to stay with their friends and relatives during the upcoming football tournament in Qatar, through the Host a Fan during World Cup 2022 initiative.

Keep reading to find out more about this impressive Host a Fan during World Cup 2022 initiative by Qatar.

What is the Host a Fan during World Cup 2022 initiative?

The Host a Fan during World Cup 2022 initiative enables the football fans to stay with their friends and relatives during the upcoming football tournament in Qatar. Given the massive volume of fans attending the tournament, this initiative was mainly taken to solve the issue of accommodation in the country.

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Who is eligible to take part?

According to official sources, only the citizens and residents of Qatar can avail of the option of hosting relatives and friends who are visiting for the World Cup 2022 in Qatar to stay with them in the country.

However, for the friends and family members to stay with the host, the host will have to register their accommodation along with their passport numbers and unit details through the Hayya mobile application (Android, iOS) or through the Hayya portal. The host will be able to apply by May 2022.

Please note that the Hayya card is a fan ID that is mandatory for all local as well as international fans who are attending the FIFA World Cup 2022 matches. For international fans visiting Qatar, the application for the Hayya card is incomplete without accommodation validation.

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How many fans can be hosted in the Host a Fan initiative?

As stated by the Hayya portal, a single resident or citizen of Qatar can host up to ten (10) individuals during the tournament and the applications for registration may begin by May 2022. However, as of now, the option to apply is only through the Hayya mobile application (Android, iOS) or through the Hayya portal.

Please note that as stated by the Hayya officials further information about this will be communicated, and updated in due course.

 

What other ways are there to book accommodation?

For international fans visiting Qatar, the application for the Hayya card is incomplete without accommodation validation. Since the Hayya Card is a fan ID that is mandatory for all local as well as international fans who are attending the FIFA World Cup 2022 matches, international fans will need an accommodation validation to apply for the Hayya Card.

Individuals who cannot opt for the Host a Fan during World Cup 2022 initiative can use the Official Accommodation Agency website to browse through a host of accommodation options, including hotels, apartments, fan villages, cruises ship cabins, and villas for fans in and around the stadiums.

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

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

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