Qatar to dismantle Stadium 974 after Football World Cup

Posted by World Wide Tickets And Hospitality on December 7th, 2022

Stadium 974, constructed with 974 containers and representative of the country’s international dial code, is set to be dismantled after the last match arranged in the stadium takes place on Monday, December 5. The dismantled stadium could be sent to countries that need infrastructure, rendering several bits of intelligence. Brazil and South Korea will play the last Football World Cup game in the only non-air-conditioned stadium after which the containers and super-structure will be reused, the authorized website states.

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Qatar to dismantle Stadium 974 after Football World Cup
Qatar to dismantle Stadium 974 after Football World Cup

Games in this stadium have only been scheduled throughout evening hours when temperatures are moderately cooler than the daytime, due to its lack of air-conditioning. There are also plans set in place for the other stadiums after the tournament ends. Stadium 974 is hosting seven sports in total with the final one arranged on Monday, December 5. The stadium has a volume of up to 44,089 and is situated in Ras Abu Aboud, Doha. The stadium is an ode to Qatar’s promise of cost-effective sustainability and is the first completely demountable covered football stadium.

Hotels record solid development in tenancy rates and incomes

Hotels in Qatar listed solid growth in tenancy rates and revenues in October 2022 as the country saw an upsurge in visitors and guests. The hospitality sector in the country is seeing a surge in demand fired by the ongoing Qatar Football World Cup.

The two-and one-star hotels logged the highest tenancy rate in October this year as it rose to 92 percent, rendering the Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA) data free, yesterday. The hotel and hotel apartments in Qatar witnessed a robust presentation with the overall tenancy rate being at 56 percent in October 2022. Among the hotels, the three-star hotel's tenancy rate reached 69 percent in October 2022.

The local hospitality sector has been helped hugely by the mega sporting event, Qatar Football World Cup. Hotels across the country witnessed an upsurge in their tenancy rates and a major share of the followers was from neighbouring countries. Rendering to the report, the tenancy rate of four-star hotels stood at 54 percent in October 2022. Equally, in the case of five stars, the hotels’ tenancy rates stood at 55 percent in the review retro. The tenancy rates of deluxe hotel rooms and standard hotel apartments for October this year stood at 53% and 66% respectively.

Qatar to dismantle Stadium 974 after Football World Cup
Qatar to dismantle Stadium 974 after Football World Cup

Visitors to Qatar surpassed pre-pandemic levels in October. Qatar Tourism (QT) data exposed that a suite of events, new launches, and imminent football fever drove visitor numbers throughout the month to nearly 180,000, marking a six-year high. Over the first half of the year, Qatar saw a 19% increase in the number of international influxes likened to the full year 2021 and is expecting an even stronger second half. 

Hotels in Qatar also logged a rise in revenue per obtainable room which is used to measure a hotel’s ability to fill its obtainable rooms at an average rate. It is significant because it helps the hotel industry measure the overall achievement of their hotel. Revenue per obtainable room for five-star hotels augmented to QR330 in October 2022 while it rose to QR159 in four-star hotels; QR140 in three-stars; and QR152 in two- and one-star hotels. 

The regular room rate for deluxe and normal hotel apartments rose to QR389 and QR209 individually in October this year. While the regular room rate for a five-star hotel showed an increase of QR604 and in the case of a four-star hotel it rose to QR295. The overall hotel and hotel apartment regular room rate was QR455 in October 2022 against QR436 last year. Through 2022, visitors have gradually increased month on month, and the latest October figures surpassed pre-pandemic numbers by nearly a third.

Lately, Qatar Tourism exposed the opening of more than 20 hotels, resorts, and new tourist destinations in the country ahead of the Qatar Football World Cup, emphasizing that these projects and tourist charms will be ready to receive followers in the tournament, which kicked off on November 20 and continues till December 18. The year 2022 represents an unparalleled year in the process of development saw by Qatar, its transformation into a worldwide tourist destination, and its ambition to upsurge the number of its visitors to six million visitors yearly by 2030.

New magnetism includes entertainment venues, coastal and beach clubs, arts and culture houses, shopping malls, and the new Qatar 2022 hotels and options. The entertaining venues comprise many tourist sites, such as Al Maha Island, Lusail Winter Wonderland, Lusail Boulevard, Qetaifan Island North, Corinthia Yacht Club, and West Walk. These sites accommodate restaurants, brands, and other frivolous actions.

Qatar to dismantle Stadium 974 after Football World Cup
Qatar to dismantle Stadium 974 after Football World Cup

The new Qatar Football World Cup hotels and resorts include Fuwairit Kite Beach, The St. Regis Marsa Arabia Island, The Outpost Al Barari, Rixos Qetaifan Island North Doha, Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha, Waldorf Astoria Doha West Bay, The Ned Doha, Waldorf Astoria Doha Lusail, The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort, Raffles Doha and Fairmont Doha, Katara Hills LXR Hotels, Rosewood Doha, and DoubleTree by Hilton Doha Downtown.

There's only a one-off license and followers must make a selection to shop there

Football World Cup revellers heading to the off-license face prison-style security events in Qatar. The country’s only liquor store is situated in a dusty neighbourhood on the borders of the capital, Doha. Here, protectors stand duty at a gated multiple ringed with razor wire, carefully checking passports and licenses before allowing anyone inside. Worldwide Tickets and Hospitality offers Football World Cup tickets for the Qatar Football World Cup at the best prices. Football fanatics and buy Football WorldCup Tickets at exclusively discounted prices.

Rigid limits on alcohol are a detail of life in this traditional Muslim nation, which follows the same severe Wahhabi clarification of Islam as its neighbour Saudi Arabia. Football followers coming to Qatar for the Football World Cup got a taste of that just before the tournament as authorities annulled beer sales at stadiums. Alcohol is only obtainable inside the fan zone, FIFA Fan Festival where €13 Budweisers are sold to other fan destinations and at licensed hotels, restaurants, and bars.

Followers roughly the Football World Cup and alcohol go hand in hand

Not to say that your essential alcohol to fuel your life, but it's a good time, says Ed Ball, an American who shaped an online map of bars in Doha, which has been watched over 875,000 times. The idea being approved around that you can't drink in Qatar is wrong. There are places, he continues. I know drinking is not part of Qatar but it's part of the Football World Cup. One of the biggest backers is Budweiser so it just goes to show you it kind of goes hand in hand, he adds.

Those who drink should be aware of the country's strict rules on alcohol. Drinking in public places and being drunk is both a crime, as is offering alcohol to Muslims. Once bought, alcohol must be hidden from sight and taken conventional home. Supporters are not allowed to bring alcohol into the country or outside designated zones. In addition to the bars, there are the off licenses where non-Muslim residents can shop after smearing for a government-issued license.

Qatar to dismantle Stadium 974 after Football World Cup
Qatar to dismantle Stadium 974 after Football World Cup

Situated next to an Indian school in Doha's Abu Hamour neighbourhoods, it is run by the Qatar Distribution Company, a state-owned initiative under the canopy of Qatar Airways, which holds select rights to administer alcohol licenses and distribute alcohol and pork in the country. The store now the only one selling liquor in Qatar operates on a selection system. As well as alcohol, it sells a small assortment of frozen pork pepperoni pizzas, slabs of bacon, Spam, and cans of pork and beans.

How much does alcohol cost in Qatar During Football World Cup?

In Qatar’s liquor store, bottles of wine mainly run from €12 up to €43. A litre of Absolut vodka goes for €40, while a litre of Jack Daniels whiskey sets you back €66. A 24-pack of normal Budweiser cans costs nearly €50. Bars in Qatar classically scan the IDs of those heading in, with many working on a coupon system throughout the tournament Football world cup to make sure followers spend at least a certain amount. Across the wider Persian Gulf, alcohol remnants are banned in Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and the sheikhdom of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. Drinking alcohol is careful haram, or forbidden, in Islam. Imams point to a verse in the Quran calling wine the work of Satan. Nonetheless, the region as a whole has a long history with alcohol, itself an Arabic word. The 8th-century poet Abu Nawas was even known for his khamriyyat or wine poems.

Both alcohol and pork face a 100% import duty in Qatar. The country says it uses the tax income to recover health care, infrastructure, teaching, and other public facilities. Visitors are not allowed to bring alcohol into the country. Many hotels are dry and forbid guests from bringing alcohol to their rooms. Even with those limits, Qatar sold 23.2 million litres of alcoholic drinks in 2021, rendering to data from Euromonitor International. Though shadowed by the United Arab Emirates' 115 million litres sold in the same period, Qatar's numbers show a 14.6% growth as the pandemic waned.

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