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Tourism in Qatar is booming as visitor levels reach an all-time high

Qatar is attracting a huge influx of tourists from across the globe as COVID-19 restrictions cease.

The Middle Eastern country, which will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup later this year, saw visitor numbers rise to a record breaking 151,000 in July – a 297 per cent increase year-on-year.

Qatar has seen the largest number of arrivals during a summer month since 2017. It received 10 award nominations including Middle East’s leading destination award at the Middle East ceremony of the World Travel Awards.

Qatar recently dropped its red travel list and mask mandate as it gets ready to welcome 1.2 million visitors for the FIFA World Cup this winter. Visitors will only be required to present a PCR test valid for 48 hours or a negative rapid antigen test taken 24 hours before departure.

In a bid to attract more tourists Qatar recently launched a stopover campaign, featuring football legend David Beckham. They will also be adding over 100 hotels and serviced apartments to its portfolio of properties.

The new hotels include the Pullman Doha West Bay and The Double Tree by Hilton Downtown Hotel, both of which opened last month.

Other building developments include The Outpost Al Barari and Katara Hills LXR Hotels Resorts with 15 villas each with private pools,that will open in due course.

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