As the Middle East’s most popular tourism destination, Dubai is set to benefit from the massive influx of fans attending this year’s football matches in Qatar.
The tournament marks the first time the world’s biggest sporting event has been staged in the Middle East and Africa, and Dubai is set to be a major beneficiary of the massive influx of fans who are traveling to the region from across the world.
The Dubai Sports Council estimates the emirate could host up to one million fans during the course of the tournament, with spectators flying in and out of Qatar from Dubai for their favourite matches.
With many Qatari hotels already fully booked, in addition to Dubai’s status as one of the world’s best tourism destinations and its proximity around an hour’s flying time from Doha, many football fans are expected to base themselves in the city during the event.
Dubai-based low-cost airline flydubai has already confirmed it will operate at least 30 flights per day to Doha during the tournament, which will officially get underway on 20 November with a match between hosts Qatar and Ecuador and conclude four weeks later with the final scheduled for 18 December.
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