Dubai stands to benefit from Qatar's FIFA World Cup 2022
With FIFA World Cup 2022 all set to begin in Qatar, GCC countries including UAE have been witnessing heavy fan flocks from across the globe. UAE and Dubai are ready to receive football fans with football zones, traveling facilities, accommodations, and a lot more. FIFA World Cup will indeed be a booster for Qatar’s economy through many means. However, in this case, not only Qatar but the whole GCC countries especially UAE and Dubai are getting to reap benefits as the spillover effect will soon catch Qatar as one- million plus fans will fly to the region.
Fans will be traveling to the UAE and Qatar to witness the FIFA World Cup 2022 live happening in Qatar between November 20 and December 18. Many millions of tickets have already been sold, and UAE has arranged accommodation and hospitality services and travel packages for fans traveling to Qatar to watch the World Cup. The most exciting news is that the UAE has announced a ‘Multiple-Entry tourist visa’ for people having a Hayya card to fly and return to UAE multiple times.
The program is a part of the UAE’s initiatives to support Qatar in hosting the FIFA World cup 2022. With a Multiple-Entry tourist visa, you can not only watch your favorite match in Qatar but also visit and experience places in Dubai.
How will Dubai be the main beneficiary?
GCC economies are set to get a major boost from this month's FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar, with Dubai being the main beneficiary. As the business hotspot, Dubai is being ‘Convenient’ than the host Qatar with good airline services and much more affordable stay, it is expected that Dubai will be benefited from millions of fans opting to stay there.
The tourist migration will result in increasing Qatar’s population by about 1.5x and this will raise challenges to Qatar with accommodating the whole lot there. It is expected that over more than 1.2 million fans are to attend the event in Qatar, and there are high chances of a spillover effect for the rest of the region. Even if Qatar claims to have secured accommodation, up to 130,000 rooms, it won’t be enough for the one-million-plus fans expected during the 28-day event.
Given its geographical proximity, well-established tourism prospects, and airline connections with other parts of the world, Dubai is expected to be the main beneficiary outside of Qatar. Dubai has always been a major tourist place and with the Multiple-Entry tourist visas for World Cup ticket holders Dubai is going to reap benefits with Qatar this World Cup. Accommodation in Dubai has reached its capacity with hiking prices.
Another major reason for fans to take accommodation in Dubai is because of the soaring prices for rooms in Qatar. This will make fans comfortable economically to stay somewhere in Dubai or UAE, from where they can take multiple flights to Doha as UAE has recently made it possible by announcing a Multiple-Entry tourist visa. Being said, the accommodation prices in GCC are also on the rise considering the increased demand.
Apart from the tourism and aviation sector the retail sector and mall operators are also expected to witness a boost in their economy. Dubai has already been on a business and tourism overdrive because of the Expo 2020 and its visibility has increased globally. The high oil prices have also boosted the economy of GCC countries.
If you are planning to go to FIFA World Cup 2022 do not miss the opportunities that Dubai offers to you. For any services regarding the tourist Visa or Multiple-Entry tourist visa, feel free to contact Bizvise. Bizvise is happy to help you to get your visas in the easiest and fastest way possible.