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Updated November 2022

World Cup 2022 in Qatar is the most anticipated event this year. Are you ready to fly to Qatar and support your favorite team at World Cup 2022?

Read further to know about the details and things that you need to prepare before flying to Qatar.

Please note: The Qatari authorities have announced the suspension of entry for visitors into the country from 1 November until 23 December 2022. Only Hayya Card holders, participants of the Hayya With Me policy, Qatari citizens, residents and GCC citizens holding a Qatari ID card, holders of personal visas, work entry permits, and approved humanitarian cases will be allowed entry during this period. 

Multiple-entry visa for Hayya Card holders

For fans basing their World Cup trip in the UAE, it has been confirmed that the country will soon be issuing a new multiple-entry visa for Hayya Card holders. The Hayya Card-associated visa will allow international football fans multiple entries to the UAE over a 90-day period.

According to the Federal Authority For Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security (ICP), the fee for the visa has been set to AED 100 and can be extended for an additional 90 days. The new visa will grant entry to the UAE starting from 1 November 2022.

Please note that international fans from visa-exempt countries will not be required to apply for a new visa as the current arrangement already allows them to enter and stay in the UAE.

Flights from UAE to Qatar 

A simple search through Wego will show you the latest flight schedules for November, allowing you to choose the best flight deals from across several airlines.

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*All prices and schedules are for flights in November; they are accurate at the time of writing but will more than likely rise as the World Cup approaches 

Flydubai

Shuttle flights

Flydubai has just announced that it’s currently offering up to 30 return flights per day between Dubai and Doha for the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 later this year. Tickets are now available to book at flydubai.com with prices ranging from USD 258 (AED 947) to USD 998 (AED 3,665).

These shuttle flights allow fans to travel to Doha and catch World Cup matches before returning back to Dubai on the same day. This enables anyone to travel to Doha without necessitating a hotel, apartment or any other accommodation booking.

Among the provided services, fans will be able to enjoy complimentary ground transportation between the airport and the stadiums, a hand baggage allowance, as well as onboard snacks and drinks.

Fans must ensure their Hayya Card registration is in order and arrive in Doha at least four hours before the kick-off whistle.

UAE to Qatar flight schedule and rates

  • Dubai to Doha: 3 direct flights available daily. Ticket rates range from about AED 1,300

UAE to Qatar flight time 

Direct flights operated by Flydubai are scheduled to take an hour and 10 minutes to reach Qatar from UAE.

Please visit Wego for Flydubai’s full schedule.

Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways offers both direct and connecting flights from some big cities in the UAE for all UAE travellers who wish to travel to Qatar.

Additionally, a partnership with Gulf carriers has been announced by Qatar Airways. The partnership will allow fans to hop on match-day shuttle flights between Doha and major Middle Eastern to attend World Cup matches and return home on the same day.

UAE to Qatar flight schedule and rates

  • Dubai to Doha: multiple connecting and direct flights are available every week. Ticket rates range from about AED 1,200
  • Abu Dhabi to Doha: direct flights are available every week. Ticket rates range from about AED 2,400
  • Sharjah to Doha: direct flights are available every week. Ticket rates range from about AED 820

UAE to Qatar flight time 

Direct flights operated by Qatar Airways are scheduled to take an hour and 10 minutes to reach Qatar from UAE. Connecting flights could take up to 7 and 15 hours in accordance with the layover periods.

Please visit Wego for Qatar Airways’ full schedule.

Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways also offers multiple connecting flights from some big cities in the UAE with one stop at Abu Dhabi. Their tickets also include the cost of a bus ride to the airport terminal from Etihad bus station.

UAE to Qatar flight schedule and rates

  • Dubai to Doha: Multiple connecting flights are available every week. Ticket rates range from about AED 2,400.00
  • Abu Dhabi to Doha: Up to two direct daily flights available. Ticket rates range from about AED 2,400.00

UAE to Qatar flight time

Connecting flights operated by Qatar Airways could take up to 5 to 24 hours in accordance with the layover periods.  

Please visit Wego for Etihad Airways full schedule.

EgyptAir

Daily flights from Sharjah to Doha are available.

UAE to Qatar flight schedule and rates

Sharjah to Doha: Up to three direct flights available every day. Ticket rates range from about AED 1,000.

UAE to Qatar flight time 

Direct flights operated by Air Arabia are scheduled to take only 55 minutes to reach Qatar from Sharjah.

Please visit Wego for EgyptAir full schedule.

World cup shuttle flights

Announcing its partnership with Gulf carriers, Qatar Airways has announced to set up match-day shuttle flights between Doha and major Middle Eastern cities for fans to attend games and depart Doha on the same day. This move will especially be made to alleviate concerns over the lack of affordable accommodation in Qatar and benefit regional tourism hubs, including Dubai.

The shuttle service will initially connect Doha with Dubai, Muscat, Riyadh, Jeddah and Kuwait City. However, Qatar Airways will add more flights across the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council in the future.

Thus, the schedule will initially include 30 daily return flights between Dubai and Doha, operated by FlyDubai, and 24 between Doha and Muscat, operated by Oman Air. Saudia will operate 20 flight rotations to Riyadh and Jeddah, while Kuwait Airways will connect Doha to Kuwait City with 10 return flights.

In addition, Dubai Airports has advised match-goers to check all necessary requirements with their respective airlines before arriving at the airport as it gets ready to welcome a large upsurge of passengers at Dubai World Central with the match-day shuttle flights to Doha for the Fifa World Cup the following week.

For travelers using the shuttle service from all airlines who are departing from Dubai Airport, the only checked baggage that will be accepted are wheelchairs and strollers. All other passengers are only permitted to bring hand luggage according to their class of travel.

World Cup flight packages

If you’re looking for some World Cup travel packages, there are currently a number of options for themed packages, and flight + hotel packages you can choose from FIFA and Qatar Airways.

FIFA hospitality package

FIFA is offering its exclusive hospitality packages to provide football fans with an unprecedented and distinct experience. The packages include flights and hotels and are tailored to suit the needs and budgets of discerning fans.

FIFA’s hospitality plans consist of single-match, team-specific, venue-specific, and final-round packages. If you have the means and the inclination, you can even opt for the amazing series package which includes all the matches held at the Lusail and Al Bayt stadiums.

Qatar Airways FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Travel Packages

As the Official Airline Partner of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Qatar Airways has been granted by FIFA the right to produce, manage and sell travel packages through Qatar Airways Holidays for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

All travel packages include match tickets, flights and accommodation which guarantees the availability and price of all three elements at the time of purchase. Please note that this service is only available for the members of the Qatar Airways Privilege Club. If you are not a part of it, you can register for a membership online and proceed with the booking.

You can find more details on Qatar Airways’ official page.

Can I travel from UAE to Qatar?

UAE residents can travel from UAE to Qatar. According to a statement released on 26 October by Qatar’s health ministry, travellers entering Qatar will no longer be required to present a negative PCR test or RAT result. Furthermore, the requirement for showing Covid-19 status on the Etheraz app has also been dropped.

World Cup tickets and Hayya card requirements

Specifically for the World Cup, as per the latest Qatar entry requirements, please note that international football fans without a World Cup ticket and the Hayya card will not be allowed to enter the country.

Attending World Cup Matches will also require fans to first obtain the Hayya card. As such, it would be best to first satisfy this requirement after securing your World Cup tickets. Please find the details of the Hayya card in our article below.

Hayya Card: What to Know About the Permit for Qatar World Cup 2022

Qatar travel requirements for UAE travellers

Vaccination requirements

Please note that travellers who are vaccinated outside Qatar are required to submit the original vaccine certificate and any other supporting documents –in Arabic or English language– as proof that they have obtained the vaccine and should at least include the following information:

  • The name of the traveller must be identical to that on the passport
  • Doses and dates of vaccine given (one dose for Jansen vaccine and two doses for other vaccines)
  • Type/name of the vaccine
  • The serial number of the vaccine batch and QR Code (if available

Upon arrival in Qatar, travellers have to be vaccinated with one of the vaccines on this list below to be considered as immune-vaccinated:

  • Pfizer / BioNTech (Comirnaty)
  • Moderna (SpikeVax)
  • AstraZeneca (Covishield / Oxford / Vaxzevria)
  • Jansen / Johnson & Johnson (only one dose)​

Conditionally approved vaccines in Qatar

  • Sinopharm
  • Sinovac
  • Sputnik V
  • Covaxin

For travellers with these vaccines, to be considered fully vaccinated a Serology Antibody test with a positive result is mandatory before travelling to Qatar for people with 2 doses of conditionally approved vaccines and 14 days after the second dose. Travellers that have received a dose of either Pfizer, Moderna or Astra Zeneca following their full vaccination of a conditionally recognized vaccine will be considered fully immune.

Visa requirements

Travellers from UAE do not need to obtain a visa to visit Qatar.

Document requirements

For UAE nationals and UAE residents who meet the immunity criteria, the Al Hosn app shall be honored and accepted in Qatar in lieu of online pre-travel registration on the condition that it reflects Immune status and they will not need to complete the Ehteraz website pre-registration.

However, it is mandatory for UAE travellers to install and activate the Ehteraz app on their mobile phones using international SIM cards.

Where can I find the best accommodation in Qatar?

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

 

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