FIFA World Cup 2022 Organizers: 1.2 Million Tickets Have Been Sold: The organizers of this year’s World Cup in Qatar said on Wednesday that about 1.2 million tickets had been sold, providing a number for the first time. The November–December World Cup, the first to be staged in the Middle East, saw “record-breaking” demand, according to chief organizer Hassan Al-Thawadi. He told the Qatar Economic Forum, “I believe roughly 1.2 million tickets have already been bought.”
“As a result, consumers are making purchases and are eager to visit. There is no question about that.
Officials from the organizing committee verified the number, stating that around 40 million requests were made throughout the two stages of online sales.
A total of two million tickets will be sold, with another million reserved for FIFA and the event’s sponsors.
Doha, the capital of Qatar, which has a population of roughly 2.4 million, is preparing for the massive flood of tourists, but hotel rooms are in short supply.
Eight stadiums in and around the city will host the 32-team competition, significantly damaging the local infrastructure.
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According to Qatar, there will be 130,000 rooms in hotels, condos, cruise ships, and desert camps, where 1,000 traditional tents will be present. Shared accommodations for as cheap as $85 per night have been guaranteed.
Only those with match tickets will be let into the small, gas-rich nation during the World Cup, authorities declared last month, to reduce the number of supporters.
While capacity at Doha’s two international airports has been quadrupled, more than 160 round-trip shuttle flights each day will bring in spectators from neighbouring nations, relieving the demand for lodging.
Al-Thawadi acknowledged that it was “tricky” to control the rise in hotel costs that correspond to demand.
He said, “We want to prevent price gouging.” Naturally, market dynamics dictate that prices always rise when there is high demand.
We want to foster an atmosphere that helps the business community while being inexpensive and available to the fans.
After constant criticism over the treatment of foreign workers in the nation with the world’s most significant GDP per capita, Al-Thawadi also downplayed the likelihood of demonstrations in Qatar.
He omitted to mention if spectators may fly the rainbow flag, which stands for the LGBTQ community, or whether protests would be permitted in Qatar, where rallies are uncommon.
“All are welcome. We have a rich culture, but I can see where you’re coming from. We beg that people respect our way of life, he said.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer supporters are being reassured that they would be secure by authorities, although homosexuality is outlawed in Qatar.