Qatar pitches tent city to accommodate World Cup fans – for £350 a night

A tent city is being pitched for footie fans at Qatar’s World Cup – but the experience will be more Arabian nights than festival camping.

Tournament organiser FIFA unveiled the two-person tents at the coastal village of Al Khor as the cheapest official accommodation for fans – costing around £350 a night.

They have air conditioning, an ensuite bathroom, coffee and tea-making facilities, a TV with free-to-air channels, a hair dryer, iron and ironing board, fridge, safety deposit box and wifi.

Any Three Lions fans booking in will find themselves 30 miles from the centre of the capital Doha at “the perfect destination for a lavish stay”.





The two-person tents have air conditioning, an ensuite bathroom and coffee and tea-making facilities

Fifa’s marketing blurb says: “Fan Village Al Khor offers a unique experience of Arabian camping that both reflects and encompasses the traditions of Qatar.

The accommodation is comfortably furnished, laden with contemporary touches and in a style reminiscent of a traditional Qatari tent.

“Being located directly on Farkiah Beach allows you to escape and connect with nature, culture and the beauty of the golden sands.”





The accommodation is comfortably furnished, laden with contemporary touches and in a style reminiscent of a traditional Qatari tent


The accommodation is comfortably furnished, laden with contemporary touches and in a style reminiscent of a traditional Qatari tent

But one fan said: “I reckon 350 quid a night seems a bit steep. Getting to Qatar won’t be cheap and if this is the cheapest option some folk will be priced out.”

The tournament begins in November to avoid Qatar’s searing summer heat.

England, led by star captain Harry Kane, kick off against Iran on November 21.

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