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Two years after the Dubai World Expo 2020, we will see nearby country of Qatar welcoming the 2022 football World Cup. Although steeped in controversy surrounding the FIFA saga, this is set to be a World Cup to challenge any other as it can bring a lot of positivity with it, benefiting some areas of both Africa and the Middle East.
Winter World Cup Qatar 2022
It’s something that is unheard of but, due to the scorching summer temperatures in Qatar hitting over 50°C on a regular basis, the move has been made to host the tournament in the winter in order protect the players. This will drastically increase the winter tourism both in Qatar and in surrounding areas such as Dubai. Normally one of the quietest seasons in the Middle East, a winter World Cup in 2022 could have a huge benefit to increasing the economy through strong, all year-round tourism.
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Welcoming Qatar’s Overflow to Dubai
The sheer number of people heading to Qatar in order to see the World Cup in 2022 will be staggering and it seems very likely that this football tourism will overflow into different areas. It is estimated that Qatar currently has around 44,000 rooms available, but they will need a very minimum of 90,000 in accordance to FIFA regulations.
This will bring a huge economic benefit to many of the surrounding countries and areas such as Dubai. For many, the idea of staying in a holiday apartment in Dubai is preferable to spending a few nights in Qatar.
Changing Public Perception of the Middle East
The 2022 World Cup is set to be one of the most sensational events of recent times, with millions being thrown at the construction an improvement of venues and facilities. It is hoped that the large amount of exposure in the media will change the public’s perception of the Middle East. With improved perception there is likely to be an increase in the amount of tourism, business and even more world-class sporting events.
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By having Qatar drastically improving its existing facilities and infrastructure, there are additional benefits that will transfer to Dubai.
For example, increased mobility between the two areas which can improve trade between these countries and provide an essential source of revenue. Improving the infrastructure will also create many more jobs in the area, as people will be needed to build roads, train lines and airports. With another greatly developed area nearby, the Middle East could become a tourist destination of choice possibly even rivalling some European destinations.
If you’re looking for a holiday apartment to rent in Dubai for the 2022 World Cup then you will need to book up soon, as many of the best accommodations are being snapped up.
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