The 2022 FIFA World Cup kicks off in less than two weeks. With its start, over a million people from across the globe are expected to flock to Qatar, the first-ever Muslim country to host a World Cup.
Qatar’s general population is around 300 000 people, which is smaller than the fanbase set to arrive.
To accommodate supporters, “a variety of casual camping and cabin-style accommodations designed for the avid fan” have been arranged. At the Al-Emadi fan village, prefabs will accommodate around 60 000 people (with up to two people per room).
Inside, there are two single beds or a double bed, a toilet, a mini-fridge and tea and coffee-making facilities. At least these beds aren’t cardboard, as they were at the Tokyo Olympics Village.
Qatar’s fan villages include a variety of on-site facilities as well as a number of food and beverage outlets. There will also be camp-style setups with big screens to watch games. As for alcohol, it will only be served at venues with special licences.
New images from the Al-Emadi fan village reveal what footie fanatics are in for. The shipping containers are roughly $200 (R3 700) per night. They are tiny, and they stream for as far as the eye can see.
Take a look:
The tournament will run from 20 November to 18 December.
Picture: Al-Emadi fan village