Tourists have to avail of the Hayya card to enjoy the FIFA world cup 2022 in Qatar. Cardholders can apply for the multiple-entry tourist visa through the website, www.icp.gov.ae. These cards have a lot of other perks as well like free public transport, discounts, and whatnot.
The UAE has announced it will offer a multiple-entry tourist visa to Hayya Card holders attending the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Allowing them to enter the UAE multiple times over 90 days. The program is part of the UAE’s initiatives to support Qatar in hosting the FIFA World Cup 2022. Reported the state news agency, WAM. The Hayya Card is mandatory for all travelers to Qatar who visit the country between November 1, 2022, and January 23, 2023.
‘Hayya’ Card Holders can apply for the Multiple-entry visa through the website (www.icp.gov.ae). By choosing “Smart Channels”, and then selecting “Public Services”. Followed by choosing “Hayya Card Holders” Visa and completing data and documents and paying the applicable fees.
Dubai will be “the major gateway” to the World Cup with probably more people coming through the city than Qatar. Said Paul Griffiths, the CEO of Dubai Airports. “The amount of hotel capacity in Qatar is fairly limited and we’ve got so much to offer here.”
Qatar has been preparing to host the Cup for 12 years and estimates the influx of 1.2 million visitors will add $17 billion to its economy. Amid concerns of an accommodation crunch, organizers have leased two cruise ships and more than 1,000 tents in the desert.
The busiest period for Qatar will be the group stage, when four matches a day will be held in stadiums in and around Doha. Two of the venues are just a 10-minute drive apart, while the furthest is just an hour away. That makes the event more compact than the 21 World Cups that preceded it.
Russia, which hosted the last tournament, had stadiums spread over 11 cities, while Brazil held matches in 12 cities. For the 2026 World Cup, Mexico, Canada, and the US will share hosting responsibilities.