Qatar Plans 100+ New Hotels For FIFA World Cup Later This Year

Already known for luxurious hotels along the Arabian Gulf, Qatar is going big as it prepares to welcome the FIFA World Cup games between Nov. 21 and Dec. 18 this year. The country, the fourth wealthiest in the world, is planning to open more than 100 hotels and serviced residences to meet the expected demand, but also as part of its push to expand tourism. The soccer tournament will draw nearly 1.5 million visitors and as much as $20 billion in economic activity.

A specially painted Qatar Airways Boeing 777-300ER at Doha Hamad International Airport

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