World Cup 2022: What is a Hayya Card and how to book hotels in Qatar?


The 2022 World Cup is less than eight months away and excitement is already building for the biggest spectacle in the game.

The World Cup, to be held in Qatar, will start on November 21, 2022 and the final is scheduled for December 18, 2022.

Most of the teams have already qualified for the tournament. Once the play-offs are completed next week, the World Cup draw will take place on April 1.

World Cup tickets are already selling like hotcakes. The first phase of ticket sales has already ended while the second phase started on Wednesday. Fans who have already received confirmed tickets for the 2022 World Cup must have started planning their trip to Qatar later this year.

However, fans have to go through some formalities if they want to travel to Qatar and enjoy the World Cup. The most important of these is to apply for the Hayya card.

Launch of the hosting portal


What is the Hayya Card?

The Hayya Card is a program launched by Qatar for fans traveling to the country for the World Cup.

All fans attending a World Cup match must have a Hayya card if they want to enter the stadiums. The Hayya card also offers other benefits such as free access to public transport on match days for ticket-holding fans.

For foreign visitors to Qatar, the Hayya card will also serve as a permit to enter Qatar for the 2022 World Cup.

How do I apply for a Hayya card?

Before applying for a Hayya card, fans must have received confirmed match tickets for the 2022 World Cup.

Once you have received your match tickets, go to and request your Hayya card.

Alternatively, fans can also download the “Hayya to Qatar 2022” mobile app (iOs and Android) and apply for the Hayya Card.

How to book hotels in Qatar during the 2022 World Cup?

The eight stadiums that will host the matches of the 2022 World Cup are located in and around Doha, just one hour away from each other.

Thus, fans will not have to travel across the country, booking different hotels. All you have to do is book accommodation to watch the games. Qatar has launched a dedicated portal through which fans visiting the country for the 2022 World Cup can book hotels.

Book your hotels for the 2022 World Cup through this portal.

However, fans can also book accommodation through traditional means, such as hotel and vacation accommodation websites.

What accommodation options are available for supporters during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar?

Qatar has several types of accommodation for fans traveling during the 2022 World Cup. There are different options throughout the year such as apartments, villas and cruise ship cabins.


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