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Housing World Cup Qatar: Adventurous or Fyre Fest?

I am leaving for the World Cup in a few weeks (Booked! Round 3 for the World Cup). I am flying there on QSuites, but that is where my luxurious experience ends. When I visited in October, I stayed at the Hyatt Regency and the Grand Hyatt. At 5,000 points the Hyatt Regency Doha may be the greatest value next to the Hyatt in Kota Kinabalu (see Hyatt Regency Kota Kinabalu: The Best Deal in the Hyatt Portfolio). With a suite upgrade and a stay cert, the Grand Hyatt Doha was even more compelling. Searching today, I found that the Grand Hyatt is sold out and the Hyatt Doha is going for $1300 a night. While I was not surprised by this, I was shocked by these options:

  1. Fan Village Cabin Free Zones 

a group of yellow containers

2. Cruise Ship Hotel
a cruise ship in the water

3. Sambook Ship Dhows 

a boat on the water

I don’t know what to make of these choices. All I know is that I have to have government-verified accommodations booked in order to be allowed into the country. Fortunately, I am arriving during the knockout stage so if there is a Fyre Fest run on toilet paper, it will happen in advance of my arrival.

Is anyone else going? And where are you staying?




  1. I am not going but I have been contemplating it. I was specifically looking the Friday to Sunday after Thanksgiving to see US/Eng and Mex/Arg. Check Marriott and Hilton on a daily basis. Rooms at normal points levels pop up for a few hours every few days. Good luck.

  2. The real question is not that of accommodations, which is the only issue you address. The real question is why would anybody condone what made this World Cup in Qatar possible by attending. This is the last post of yours I will ever read,

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