The dates are set, the groups are picked, the mascot unveiled, the stadiums — we’re assured — are on schedule to be finished. There’s no denying it. World Cup 2022 is forming on the horizon.
But, if you’re hoping to travel to Doha for this year’s festival of football, an Airbnb apartment in the Qatari capital could cost you as much as £240,000 for the month.
“The great location of our penthouse is perfect for showing off exactly what Doha has to offer,” reads one Airbnb listing for a four-bedroom apartment. Including service charge, it is priced at £239,923 for the four weeks of the competition from November 21 to December 18, the only dates when it is available.
“Please note, current price per night is not accurate,” the host warns. “Price per night is higher.”
The four-bedroom penthouse apartment in the city’s The Pearl district is the high end of rental options on the room letting site. But there are currently only 13 residences available, bottoming out at nearly £25,000 for a dingy one bedroom apartment in the city centre.
There are no hotels available in the four weeks of the competition, according to sites such as Booking.com.