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World Cup fans offered Qatar desert camp

Associated Press Associated Press 28/09/2016

The committee organising the 2022 World Cup in Qatar plans to try out a ``fan village'' that could house up to 2000 soccer spectators in Arabian desert tents.

The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy says it is seeking bids to develop a pilot project near the Sealine Beach resort south of the capital, Doha.

It will offer different types of accommodation in 350 temporary tents and 300 permanent tents, along with big viewing screens and other entertainment options. A total of five fan villages could eventually be built.

Qatar is racing to build hotels and other infrastructure needed to host the games. Visitor accommodation in Qatar is currently dominated by higher-end hotels in Doha.

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