FIFA World Cup 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022: It’s Starting to Remind Me a Lot of Fyre Fest 2.0, This World Cup Fan Village.It is anticipated that 1.2 million people will travel to Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which gets underway this Sunday. Where they will be staying, though, is still an open question. In the next weeks, a sizable official fan village that will house thousands of travelling fans will still look like a building site with forklifts and debris next to a sea of shipping containers.
The Rawdat Al Jahhaniya fan village is made up of countless rows of portacabins that are plotted out in alphabetical order and color-coded less than 48 hours before the official kick-off. A modest fridge and a tiny bathroom are included in each cabin. Additionally, there is a sizable central meeting area with a huge television screen that faces a sea of beans.
The site, which launched on Friday, charges just over $200 per night for a double cabin for two people. 60,000 soccer fans are anticipated to stay at the temporary residence, which has 30,000 rooms built in the desert. Even though more than a million people are anticipated to go to Qatar for the World Cup, there were only 30,000 hotel rooms available there as of March, and most of them were reserved for FIFA teams, officials, and sponsors.
In response, locations like the Rawdat Al Jahhaniya fan village as well as cruise ships berthed at Doha’s Grand Terminal and tents in the desert giving extra lodging appeared.
Since FIFA selected Qatar as the 2022 host nation in 2010, worries about the mistreatment of migrant workers—who make up 90% of the workforce and were essential to providing the labour required to build these temporary housing—have grown. Since Qatar was given host country status, it is estimated that 6,500 migrant workers have perished.
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