With Qatar getting all set to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, several fans are also planning their stays at neighbouring countries including the UAE, Kuwait, Iran etc., so as to commute up and down during the season.
Hoteliers across Dubai have reported an increase in room bookings, with many being booked to full capacity.
Therefore, in order to accommodate the huge influx of fans heading to the city, Dubai is now ready to launch its first football-themed hotel in November this year.
The ‘NH Dubai The Palm’ includes 533 rooms, a sports bar, all located on the tree shaped man-made island, Palm Jumeirah.
According to Executive Director of Expat Sport, “There will be international fans who are coming to this region for the first time, so being in a relaxed environment with other like-minded individuals in a stunning location on The Palm should make this an enjoyable, unforgettable holiday.”
This would be the ideal opportunity to spend time in a laid-back setting with other like-minded people in a wonderful location, as The Palm will help make this a delightful and memorable vacation for several visitors entering Dubai for the first time.
Guests in the hotel will gain access to sport challenges and tournaments all through the tournament, and the sports bar would be converted into a fan one.
The hotel will offer welcome packages, tickets, discounts to fan zones for single-day visitors to Doha. The hotel will offer shuttle buses to official fan zones such as Coca-Cola Arena, Dubai Harbour and Football Park.
At present, 1.8 million tickets have been already sol for this year’s competition. This year’s deadline for purchase of tickets is August 16th.