The Football World Cup in Qatar

The FIFA World Cup is being held in Qatar in November-December 2022.

It starts on the 20th November and the World Cup Final is on the 18th December.

The FIFA World Cup in Qatar 2022

Hotels and other types of accommodation may well be expensive during the tournament and some fans will be looking for alternatives to staying in Qatar for the whole event.

Does Qatar have enough hotels for the World Cup?

Qatar has only 40,000 rooms and they is going at a premium.

There are 8 stadiums and demand will be high esspecially during the league stages.

There will be 3 games-a-day, hence affordability is a big question.

An alternative destination will be flying to Dubai but Dubai is at an ultra-premium now.

Sri Lanka considers itself as an option for accommodation in between games during the tournament since the flight time between Doha and Colombo is 4 hours 50 minutes.

The FIFA World Cup in Qatar 2022
The FIFA World Cup in Qatar

How much is a hotel in Qatar for the World Cup?

According to this article on Forbes the prices can vary from US50 per night outside of Qatar.

“Qatar’s official website has rooms on the MSC Poesia cruise ship available from $179 per night, but for most dates, the price of a room with a double bed is closer to $500 a night”

You can find out more about the hotels and other accommodation for the Football World Cup at the official website for the tournament at qatar22

The FIFA World Cup in Qatar
The FIFA World Cup in Qatar

Sri Lanka is promoted as a transit zone for the World Cup in Qatar

Sir Lanka’s tourism industry is working on converting the hotels in Negombo as a lodging centre and fan zones for the overseas FIFA World Cup spectators. More information can be found from this article in the Sunday Times of Sri Lanka

It could also be an add on to a holiday after the exit of the fan’s team from the World Cup or after the final!

The FIFA World Cup in Qatar
The FIFA World Cup in Qatar

Qatar airlines has agreed to increase the number of flights in between Doha and Colombo during the FIFA World Cup.

GlenMyu Estate - Outside from Colombo but temperatures that will be a relief from those in Qatar.

According to Sporting News The temperatures in Qatar during the FIFA World Cup are predicted to be between 26-28°C (78-82°F) during the early group games.

The knockout rounds also won’t start until December which is officially the start of winter in Qatar.

The average daily temperatures at that time are expected to drop to between 19-26°C (66-78°F)

The temperatures in Beragala are predicted to be between 2o-23°C (68-74°F) during November according to Climate Data.

In December Climate Data predict a similar temperature range.

GlenMyu Estate, Beragala, Haputale, Sri Lanka - Where is it?

GlenMyu Estate is located 185 km from Colombo on the Colombo – Batticaloa Highway.

We are based in the Sri Lankan Hill country and experience a climate that would be more comfortable to many Europeans who are based in Northern Europe.

Why GlenMyu Estate?

3 Kingsize Double Bedrooms with Spectacular Views
2 Spacious Lounges with views over the hills below the house
A Natural Spring-Fed Infinity Swimming Pool
5 Acres of land to explore

Delicious bespoke meals freshly prepared by the host
A selection of places to dine

A place to relax and be closer to nature

Within reach of the following tourist sites

Diyaluma Waterfall and Upper Diyaluma Pools
Horton Plains National Park – Mini Worlds End, Worlds End and Bakers Falls
Adisham Bungalow
Lipton Seat
Dambetenna Tea Factory
Bambarakanda Waterfall
Thangamale Bird Sanctuary
Ella Town
9 Arch Bridge
Little Adams Peak
Ravanna Waterfall

The House at GlenMyu Estate, Hotel and Bed & Breakfast, Haputale, Sri Lanka.
A morning swim in the infinity swimming pool.
A family gathering at the balcony.
The Luxurious Mango bedroom at GlenMyu Estate, Hotel, Bed and Breakfast, Haputale, Sri Lanka. Wonderful for Valentine's Day in Sri Lanka

A TV Free Zone

We are also an opportunity to get some relief from the Football World Cup as we do not have Televisions at GlenMyu Estate.

When you are here you can focus on relaxing in a place surrounded by nature with temperatures that are a more comfortable than those at the beach or in the desert!

GlenMyu Estate
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