Qatar 2022: Hosting, launch of Hayya Card websites

The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) yesterday launched an accommodation booking website for fans attending the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and announced the Hayya Card scheme.

After buying World Cup tickets, fans must apply for a Hayya card, which will be compulsory to attend matches, SC officials told a press conference at the St. Regis Hotel in Doha.

“Fans can now book accommodation through the dedicated Host Country Accommodation portal, which will offer a variety of options throughout the year, such as apartments, villas and cruise ship cabins,” said said Omar Al Jaber, Executive Director of Accommodation, SC.

He said fans can choose accommodation including a wide range of world-renowned hotels and hospitality services, serviced apartments and villas, vacation homes, 25,000 accommodations near Barwa City Village and more. than 4,000 cruise ship rooms.

Fans can also book accommodation through traditional means, such as hotel and vacation accommodation websites.

“We advise those who have booked their tickets to book their accommodation early,” Al Jaber said. He also clarified that accommodation for FIFA Qatar 2022 fans will start from $80, indicating that it is subject to change.

International fans are required to purchase tickets, book accommodation and apply for the Hayya Card. While Qataris and residents are required to purchase match tickets and apply for the Hayya card.

Mohammed Rashid Al Khanji, local and regional media expert at SC; Omar Al Jaber, Executive Director of Accommodation, SC; Saeed Al Kuwari, Executive Director of Hayya, SC; and Captain Mohammed Al Kuwari, representative of the Safety and Security Operations Committee at the press conference held yesterday at the St Regis Hotel in Doha to announce the launch of the Hayya Cup accommodation and card websites FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. PHOTO BY RAJAN VADAKKEMURIYIL

“The Hayya Card will provide a number of benefits including free public transport for ticket holders on match days. It will also serve as an entry permit to Qatar for international visitors,” said Saeed Al Kuwari, executive director of Hayya, SC.

“Once the map is approved, its digital copy can be downloaded to a person’s smartphone. Visitors can also take advantage of day tour options as part of the program. This will be beneficial for fans in neighboring GCC countries,” he added.

According to Al Kuwari, the lessons learned during the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup, when Hayya Card was first introduced, came in handy.

“Based on our previous experiences, we were able to improve and simplify the registration process. It will be a completely different experience this time.

Things have been made simpler and a lot more features have been added, all of which will be revealed in due course,” he said.

Captain Mohammed Al Kkuwari, representing the Safety and Security Operations Committee, said Qatar has set itself the goal of ensuring a safe experience for fans during the tournament with the highest standards.

“Our aim is to ensure a safe experience for fans during the tournament with the highest standards,” he said. Officials said fans traveling from outside Qatar should follow instructions from the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) regarding travel requirements to the country.