More than 150 buildings, towers and residential complexes have been approved by the Government Housing Department and the Supreme Committee (SC) for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar – providing a total of 15,000 rooms for fans for the event which is scheduled to kick off in November 2022.
According to the SC, through renewable five-year contracts, work is currently underway to sign agreements with real estate owners within the government housing program. In line with Qatar National Vision 2030, the program is expected to provide the real estate needs of government housing during the championship and beyond.
Yousuf Mohammed Al Othman Fakhroo, Minister of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs, said that the Ministry is pleased to complete the first phase of the project and secure thousands of rooms for guests. Through cooperation with the private sector during the championship, the Ministry plans to take advantage of these properties for government housing requirements once the World Cup is over. Furthermore, the Minister added that inspections on the properties will help determine their compliance with the residency standards for hosting the visitors and fans of the championship. This will be made possible through cooperations between the Ministry and real estate owners in the private sector.
The Supreme Committee’s Secretary-General Hassan Al-Thawadi has added that the Government Housing Department welcomes real estate owners who wish to support the championship by renting out their properties to be used during the event. Applications are received through the residential real estate platform or through direct email contact. This is in line with both parties’ efforts to provide sustainable accommodation options for visitors and fans during the World Cup, while also supporting the development of the business sector and contributing to the local economy of Qatar.
For more information on unit reviews and terms and conditions on lease contracts, real estate owners are advised to send their inquiry to srasc.qa.