The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is fast approaching, and the nation’s preparations are in full swing. The first-ever World Cup on Arabian soil will also see the country boast new airports, upgraded roads and an entirely new metro system. The bus network in Qatar is far from what you might expect of a country hosting the World Cup. However, Qatar’s buses are getting a makeover to prepare for the 2022 World Cup.
Organizers believe it’s not just about ensuring enough hotel rooms, restaurants, and other venues for fans who want to attend matches—it’s about ensuring everyone who comes can also enjoy themselves safely.
The 2022 World Cup will be the biggest event of its kind, with fans from all over the world travelling to Qatar to witness the action. Fans keep track of team odds at sportwetten-vergleich and purchase tickets based on their favourite team’s chances of winning. The organizers are planning the traffic accordingly.
The World Cup organizing committee in Qatar has sent 1,300 buses onto the streets of Doha as part of a test run for an elaborate transport operation that it says will be one of the busiest ever mounted for an international event.
On Thursday, Ahmad al Obaidly, chief operating officer of Mowasalat (which operates Qatar’s bus and taxi services), said, “This is the most complex transport operations ever mounted for a major sporting event,”
In the first examination of their plans for the 2022 World Cup, Qatar 2022 organizers used a schedule based on the busiest days at an event expected to attract 300,000 spectators. Hundreds of air-conditioned, mostly empty buses travelled to stadiums, metro stations, and pickup locations in the blazing July heat. More than 1,000 Mowasalat drivers claimed to be supporters at the Al Wakra metro station on the outskirts of Doha so they could be driven to the Al Janoub stadium five kilometres away.
The opening match of the 2022 World Cup will be played at the Al Bayt Stadium, but the venue doesn’t have a metro station. The government is taking no chances with preparations for the tournament, which is expected to draw one million people. However, managing the movement of thousands of fans between eight stadiums will be a significant challenge.
Overall, Qatar’s transport authorities are confident they will have the infrastructure to cope with the additional demands of hosting the World Cup. They also seem determined to ensure that this World Cup is positive for everyone involved—players, coaches, fans, and most importantly, locals—experience.