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Qatar charging £350-a-night to stay in tents at World Cup

Metro logo Metro 27/09/2022 Liam Coleman
Exclusive luxury tents are among the expensive options for football fans in Qatar (Picture: FIFA) © Provided by Metro Exclusive luxury tents are among the expensive options for football fans in Qatar (Picture: FIFA)

England fans could be set to fork out £350 a night to sleep in a tent in Qatar to watch the three lions at the World Cup.

Thousands of Brits are expected to jet to the middle east in December which has seen demand for accommodation surge.

Many hotels have already sold out, and some are set to cost £3k a night, leaving football fans to book up luxury tents in the desert.

Around 3, 600 fans are set to sleep under the stars at the World Cup tented ‘village’ which is directly on Farkiah Beach.

However the tents are far from what you might expect to get at a music festival in the UK.

They are spacious, have air conditioning, an ensuite bathroom and coffee and tea-making facilities.

There is also the luxury of a TV, a hair dryer, iron and an ironing board, fridge, a safe and even wifi – helping match many facilities on offer in a typical hotel room.

Tents with double beds and tea-making facilities are among the luxury accommodation for fans (Picture: FIFA) © Provided by Metro Tents with double beds and tea-making facilities are among the luxury accommodation for fans (Picture: FIFA) Football fans will be heading to Doha in November ahead of the World Cup (Picture: Getty) © Provided by Metro Football fans will be heading to Doha in November ahead of the World Cup (Picture: Getty) The tents include a TV and en-suite (Picture: FIFA) © Provided by Metro The tents include a TV and en-suite (Picture: FIFA) England and Wales fans will be able to rent out luxury accommodation for the World Cup (Picture: FIFA) © Provided by Metro England and Wales fans will be able to rent out luxury accommodation for the World Cup (Picture: FIFA)

Lavish hotels including the Bentley Luxury Hotel and Suites are among the few that have rooms available throughout the World Cup.

A room is available on October 25th for £103 but the same room during the competition will set visitors back £2,654.

The government in the country say they plan to boost accommodation options by offering shared rooms in empty apartments, villas, fan villages and traditional style tents in the desert.

It has also been reported that two cruise ships are being converted into floating hotels, which will be moored at Doha’s port, which is expected to add up to 70,000 rooms.

If fans plan to stay at the Holiday Villa Hotel and Residence City Centre Doha for seven nights between 30th November and 7th December it will set them back a whopping £20,839.

Fans are also being treated to purpose-built fan villages which are ‘close to public transport and within reach of the FIFA World Cup stadiums’ – priced at £359per night.

The fan cabins offer supporters a ‘unique experience of Arabian camping’ and will set people back £391-a-night.

The cabins are converted shipping containers and have a choice of double or twin rooms.

Fans will get two free bottles of water a day, and free tea or coffee.

In a statement to the BBC, Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy said the state would deliver 130,000 rooms in time for the start of the tournament.

Adding: ‘This is a comfortable inventory for fans, teams and sponsors travelling to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.’

England and Wales are among the nations who have applied for most tickets so far for the big kick-off on November 20.

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