Floating hotels for Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup

Floating hotels for Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup

Floating hotels for Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup 

Located in Qetaifan Island North near the Lusail International Stadium, which will be hosting the opening and final matches of ADMARES and Sigge Architects, built 16 floating hotels to accommodate Qatar’s visitors and fans. It is a small country, area is limited. So why not build some floating hotels to accomodate the international football fans?

The host country Qatar, expecting a large crowd, Qetaifan Island North, located downtown, planned to provide

“all the needs of the victim and visitors; with projects, resources, and leisure activities beyond the fan villages during the competition, which will include floating hotels.”

The host island is about 1 million square meters -1.3, with 830,000 square meters of attractions and seven beaches. With minimal environmental impact, floating hotels are a sustainable solution for capturing large numbers of people.

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To build a valuable new water resource, ADMARES build new floating or mass-supported structures. For example, a real estate company has partnered with Finnish construction company Sigge Architects to design a modern and floating urban development near Lusail City in Qatar. Sixteen identical floating hotels make a unique design, each building covering 72 meters long and 16 meters wide. Containing 101 guest rooms, a restaurant, and each lounge, all 16-story hotels will offer 1616 floating hotel rooms.

In the preparation in-process for hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, a memorandum of understanding was signed between ADMARES and Qetaifan Project managers. It also includes the construction and operation of sixteen (16) floating hotels on the shores of Qetaifan Island North to provide accommodation for a large number of fan villages. The buildings are scheduled to be completed in the due course of the 2022 World Cup.

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Qetaifan Projects, a company owned by Katara Hospitality, has agreed with ADMARES Construction and Trading to build and operate 16 floating hotels on the Qetaifan Island North coast to provide fans with rural accommodation during the FIFA World Cup 2022. Hotels with a unique design; 72 meters long and 16 meters wide, consisting of 101 guest rooms, a dining room, and a lounge area. All 16 four-story hotels will be identical, providing a total of 1616 floating hotel studio rooms.

The historic agreement was signed in the presence of respected Sheikh Nasser bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, Executive Director of Qetaifan Projects and Deputy Chairman of Katara Hospital, Chief Operating Officer, Hesham Sharaf,  and Sheikh Nasser bin Abdulaziz Al Thani who is Head of Business Development at Qetaifan’s Projects. In addition to Mikael Hedberg, CEO of ADMARES, & Samer Malaeb, the company’s Regional Director was also present.


Sheikh Nasser bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani expressed his gratitude for attracting funds to the country by saying, “We are pleasured that there are investors who share our vision and see the development of Qetaifan Island North as a promising historical project has a future as a first-of-its-kind destination for Qatar. 

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“The safe and secure environment achieved by the state to encourage and attract foreign investors and create new opportunities, which will reflect the local market, promote competitiveness, and revitalize the spheres of government in all sectors, especially with the latest developments witnessed by these sectors.”

ADMIRERS is a world leader in other real estate and construction services, including marine, marine, land, and general construction methods.

“Hotels will be built according to strong electricity standards – for example, hotels will rely on solar energy. In addition, to ensure the functionality of all hotels and their attractiveness, modern and urban buildings are built by the award-winning Finnish construction company, Sigge Architects,”

 the statement said.

“This is the first time that real floating houses have been used as a temporary solution to accommodation needs at this level. In addition, these hotels do not require large ports and deep water as their renovations are much lower than larger vessels.”

 said Mikael Hedberg, who is CEO of ADMARES.

He added that

“after the World Cup, hotels can be located in any coastal area where the water level is less than 4 meters deep. We are delighted to be part of the solution to the amount of accommodation required for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.”

Given the proximity of Qetaifan Island North and Lusail International Stadium, which will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup opening and final matches of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, as well as the high number of tourists and fans who will visit Qatar before and during the 2022 FIFA World Cup, to be held for the first time in the Middle East. With projects, buildings, and leisure activities in addition to fan villages during the tournament, which will include floating hotels.

It is noteworthy that Qetaifan Island North, located just outside the town of Lusail, has seven beaches, making it a unique part of the city. The island covers an estimated 1.3 million square feet [83 sq m] of 830,000 square feet [830,000 sq m].

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Inside, each building will have a dining room, lounge/bar, and 101 clean, Scandinavian guest rooms with shades of white and wood. “One thing that is unique in each room is the level of energy consumption,” Vahala explained. “Residential energy consumption will be measured and shared directly to empower them to reduce their carbon footprint.” After the World Cup, plans are afoot to move the houses to a permanent location, although no details have been announced. Hotels also do not have an official name yet, although engineers realize that interested guests will book unique rooms for one year from the games by international tourist destinations.

This project will facilitate the visitors during the 2022 FIFA World Cup and will also lay a grand milestone for future constructors. These model hotels and their luxurious rooms will be relocated to another place after the 2022 FIFA world cup for future use. Mobility is another distinctive feature of these hotels.