Qatar 2022. What is the cheapest World Cup accommodation like? Half time

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A 28 kilometers south of the luxurious, brilliant and ostentatious doha city the Al Wakra Districtwhere between 2020 and 2022 a habitable zone of 773 thousand square meters, with more than 16 thousand 848 rooms and with the purpose of providing accommodation to more than 60 thousand local workers.

However, before becoming a residence, this construction completed last May, was put into operation as a low cost hosting serviceto for thousands of fans from all over the world, who little by little have begun to arrive to clutter basic rooms that have two beds, wardrobe or lockers, equipped bathroom, a shared kitchen and internet; In addition, the facilities have sports fields, convenience store, small restaurants, laundromats and mosques.

The landscape changes radically during the journey from the center of Doha to this small town called Barahat Al Janoub. There are no buildings, no mansions, no gardens. Qatar’s ‘Infonavit’ or Qatar’s ‘annex’, As Mexican fans have named it, it is surrounded by vast expanses of desert, a couple of industrial zones, and the major highways that help connect it to civilization.

“As Mexicans We already put the annex because you can’t take. It seems that our moms they sent us to an annex to Qatarbut quite well”, he talked to halftime jesus gomezone of the thousands of fans of the Mexican team who has been staying there with six other friends since last Thursday.

The cost per night in the “Infonavit de Qatar” began in $80 per nightsome thousand 600 Mexican pesos, per room, but they increased with the passing of the days. Fans who did not book in advance are currently paying up to 90 dollars, thousand 800 pesos about.

“We planned this trip a year ago. We organized a group of friends, we started buying the flight and we began to organize, little by little, the lodging, the transfers and the stadiums. We booked here six months ago for two parts. The first part cost us 84 dollars and the second already it cost us 87It did not vary much but it did increase”, he commented.

“We had very low expectations of this accommodation, but it has surprised us. It has two beds, everything is new. We only lacked a television to see the other matches, but there is Wi Fi, air conditioning, microwave oven, shop and we have not spent on transportation. There are many options but the cost does rise a lot, from cruise ships, apartments, hotels, but it was beyond our budget”.

It is worth mentioning that within the more than 700 thousand square meters of construction there is an immense cultural encounter, because in its streets there are people of all nationalityincluding some that are not represented in this world Cupwhich is expected to reach more than 1.3 million fans foreign.


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