Doha is now the most popular search location due to the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup. According to a Skyscanner analysis, Doha is the world’s top trending destination, with the greatest increase in searches over the previous three years from 2019 to 2022.
As the Qatar city prepares to welcome visitors from all over the world for the FIFA World Cup 2022, which will take place from November 21 to December 18, the city of Doha has risen 262 places to take the top spot in trending destinations for tourists from the Americas.
Doha has also risen 172 places to become the most popular trending destination in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, as well as 169 places to become the fourth most popular trending destination in Asia Pacific.
Interest in Doha has surged across all regions as football fans prepare for the 2022 world cup in Qatar this year, said Hugh Aitken, Skyscanner VP of Flights. “The Middle East is a key hub connecting East and West and is benefitting from both good capacity and connectivity as travel returns.”
The Qatar World Cup, on the other hand, will provide a challenge to security agencies since it will be the most geographically tight world cup. All of the games would be held in and around Doha. With so many football fans expected, FIFA stated on Sunday during a two-day security conference ahead of the World Cup that regulating them will be the most difficult security problem.
The 2022 World Cup is expected to be the costliest in history, with Qatar spending more than $200 billion on the tournament. The event will be held at eight stadiums within a 30-mile radius of Doha, seven of which are new, while the eighth has been significantly improved for the world cup.
This rush against time associated with infrastructure construction has resulted in allegations of human rights violations in Qatar for the World Cup. Qatar expects 1.5 million football fans to attend this year’s World Cup.