13 Feb 2019 – 17:16
The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) is inviting property owners and developers to submit expressions of interest in providing residential accommodation during the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Property owners interested in leasing their units for a period of either six, 12 or 18 months must apply via the SC’s website. The closing date for applications is Thursday, March 7. The rent offered to owners will be based on the size, standard and location of the units.
Owners will be expected to provide a turnkey solution for their properties, which must be fully furnished and adhere to a minimum service level agreement. Property owners will also be required to provide a shuttle bus if their units are more than 1km from public transport nodes.
Fatima Fakhro, the SC’s Vice Chairman, Host Country Operation Affairs, said: “We are keen to utilise the existing housing stock in Qatar to support our accommodation requirements for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. We believe this is a sustainable solution which ensures excess hotel rooms won’t go to waste after the tournament.”
Fakhro added: “There will be a range of accommodation options in 2022, including fan villages, cruise ships and traditional hotels. Adding serviced apartments from our existing stock of residential accommodation will help us to cater for all budgets, both in the lead-up to and during the tournament.”
Applicants must have accommodation in either a villa compound, apartment tower or mixed-use development. Under-construction properties will be considered, but these properties must be completed by the end of 2021.