Taking a Look at Some of Qatar’s Best Hotels
Football is, by far, the biggest sport in the world today. Watched by over 4 billion fans around the globe, no sport has achieved the fame of football. And, when it comes to football, there is no greater, more popular, or more prestigious event than the FIFA World Cup.
Established first in 1930, the World Cup has been held, nearly-uninterrupted, every year since then, only being cancelled on two occasions, due to the second World War. In the current format, 32 teams compete during the three years between the event in order to qualify to play the World Cup. However, the 2022 World Cup will be the last to feature this format, as starting in 2026, the number of teams will rise to 48.
The Soccer World 2022 Cup, and the World Cup in general, is the biggest football event, not just for fans, but for punters as well. Online betting sites, and even land-based sportsbooks, become flooded with bettors, new and seasoned, during the months predating the event.
In 2022, the World Cup will be held in Qatar. This marks the first time that a World Cup has been held in a Middle Eastern country. The event is a huge draw for visitors and local fans, so in this article, we are going to list a few hotels in Qatar which are great for football fans, and World Cup visitors.
The Ritz-Carlton, Doha
Doha is Qatar’s capital, and home to three of the stadiums where the World Cup games will be taking place. The capital also neighbors the Al Rayyan municipality to the west, in which two of the stadiums are located. The city of Al Khor and Lusail also neighbor Doha to the north. These cities are home to the second-largest, and the largest stadiums that will be used for the World Cup respectively.
All of this is important to note, as the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Doha is within driving distance of all the stadiums in these cities. The farthest is the Al Bayt stadium in Al Khor (with a capacity of 60,000), which is only a 34-minute drive.
The hotel is also a great place to stay, as it has countless attractions to keep tourists interested, including fabulous in-door and out-door pools, a fancy restaurant, and is within driving distance of quite a few sites which Qatar is known for.
Millennium Hotel, Doha
Located in the Al Sadd district in Doha, the Millennium Hotel is another great place to stay for fans of football looking to watch the World Cup in person. The Millennium, much like the Ritz-Carlton, is within driving distance of all of the eight stadiums which will be hosting games, with the furthest one being the Al Khor stadium, a forty-minute drive.
For tourists looking to visit some attractions, apart from the World Cup, the Millennium Hotel is within driving distance of the Museum of Islamic Art, which can be reached by either car or bus. For those looking to enjoy a nice stroll through the park, the Al Bidda Park is only an hour walk, and can also be reached by car in less than 30 minutes.
Holiday Villa Hotel & Residence City Centre, Doha
The last hotel we will take a look at is the Holiday Villa. Found on Abi Sulma street, the hotel is located across a beautiful park, presenting its visitors with quite the view. Apart from, like the aforementioned hotels, being within driving distance of all the major stadiums, the hotel also has quite a few other things to offer. It is within walking distance of one of Doha’s most popular restaurants, the Shater Abbas restaurant. For visiting families, the hotel is only a 20-minute drive from the Doha Zoo as well.
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