Peek Inside a $200-a-Night ‘Room’ at the World Cup in Qatar


DOHA, Qatar — After Sheng Xie, a 33-year-old soccer fan from Vancouver, booked his flight to the World Cup, he went searching for accommodations.

Using the official tournament website, he quickly settled on a relatively affordable place called Fan Village. The room pictured looked functional and clean. There were two twin beds, Wi-Fi, air conditioning and a refrigerator, all for about $200 a night.

He did not realize it was, essentially, inside a shipping container.

“What did I book?” Xie…



Read the Full Article Here nytimes

Join our social media accounts to watch exclusive videos and photos

Written by Bourbiza Mohamed

I have 26 years of experience as a professional writer and editor and have been working as a full time freelancer since 2011. I am originally from Casablanca, Morocco, and I graduated from Qatar University with a degree in journalism. I have worked for newspapers, magazines, news agencies, websites. I speak fluent Arabic, French, English, Russian and Spanish.

Daniel Ricciardo joins Red Bull as reserve driver, joining Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez

Harry Redknapp: Gareth Bale is now arguably Wales’ best EVER.. but Kieffer Moore is World Cup 2022 secret weapon