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Qatar to house some World Cup fans in ‘traditional tents’

Held from November 21 to December 18, the World Cup will be the first staged during the northern winter to avoid summer temperatures that at times surpass 45 degrees Celsius. — Fifa handout pic via AFP

Held from November 21 to December 18, the Entire world Cup will be the to start with staged all through the northern wintertime to stay clear of summer time temperatures that at periods surpass 45 levels Celsius. — Fifa handout pic by way of AFP

DOHA, June 15 — Qatar hopes to house some of the 1.2 million lovers envisioned to attend the Fifa Globe Cup later this 12 months in 1,000 “traditional tents”, organisers claimed yesterday.

“This is a person of the options that will go dwell in the up coming two months,” said Omar al-Jaber, an official responsible for accommodation at the supreme committee organising the event.

“It is true camping,” he claimed in the course of a press briefing. “We require to give men and women the practical experience of a desert and tent in normal Bedouin fashion.”

The tents will be equipped with h2o, electrical power and drainage devices, but no air conditioning in the country regarded for excessive summer time warmth but reasonable winters.

Held from November 21 to December 18, the Environment Cup will be the 1st staged for the duration of the northern winter season to stay away from summer season temperatures that at moments surpass 45 degrees Celsius.

An additional luxury camp with 200 tents is also planned for soccer lovers visiting the gas-loaded Gulf nation.

They will be set up together a beach identified as the Sealine in the country’s south, on the edge of the desert, with other areas also to be introduced, Jaber explained.

He included that “more than 100,000 rooms” will be accessible at the time of the match, in search of to allay issues around lodging ability in the tiny emirate.

Admirers will be able to pick in between using up home in specially designated villages, as properly as residences, villas, cabins and two cruise ships.

A significant portion of the country’s resort rooms have now been pre-booked by organisers for the groups, referees and the push, but Fifa will release any unused rooms, Jaber reported.

He additional that there are extra inns below building, vowing that more rooms would grow to be accessible in the coming months.

A peak in bookings is predicted on November 25-27, to coincide with the midpoint of the group stage, but “it does not suggest that we do not have rooms on these days”, he stated.

Much more than 160 round-vacation flights are scheduled daily from neighbouring Gulf nations around the world to permit them to accommodate supporters. — AFP