Expat Guide to Renting a Flat During the Qatar FIFA World Cup

August 9, 2023 1:32 pm

Qatar will host the prestigious FIFA World Cup on November 22. An estimated 1.5 million fans are expected to visit the country to participate and see their favorite teams clashing. As the oil-rich Middle Eastern Emirate is the first in the region to host the World Cup, the infrastructure needed to be upgraded or constructed new to accommodate a large number of visitors.

Since winning the bid to host the FIFA World Cup in 2010, the Qatari administration has invested heavily in real estate. FGREALTY is keeping a tab on the best hotel apartments in Doha for you. Whether an expat visiting Qatar for business or a soccer fan, our agents can help you find the best short-term furnished apartments for rent in Doha.

Why is It Easy for Expatriates to Rent Short-stay Apartments in Qatar?

According to the demographic survey, 88% of the country’s population comprises people from different nations. Only 22% of the population is Qatari. This diversified diaspora is not because of the FIFA World Cup but has always been the same given Qatar’s high standard of living. It is one of the wealthiest countries with the highest GDP, so people all over the world reside here.

For the FIFA World Cup 2022, several accommodations are available for visitors, including hotels, short-stay apartments, and villas. Given the large number of visitors combined with teams and the supporting staff, hotel rooms are fully booked. It is becoming difficult to book hotels, and the fares have skyrocketed. A better alternative is to explore the hotel apartments in Doha. These furnished apartments provide you unique opportunity to experience the event’s luxury while being comfortable in your space.

Best Hotel Apartments in Doha

When you book short-term furnished apartments for rent in Doha, you have the choice to start your stay almost immediately. You don’t have to worry about buying appliances or setting up furniture. Everything comes out of the box. As a reliable property finder in Doha, FGREALTY has some of the most luxurious short-stay apartments for you.

Grandeur 2-bedroom furnished apartment in Porto Arabia at The Pearl

There’s a difference between just any short-stay apartment and the hotel apartments that offer elegance and luxury.

This hotel apartment is a spacious two-bedroom property in Porto Arabia, with state-of-the-art amenities. It is a Hollywood-style, fully-furnished apartment with an outdoor swimming pool, sundecks, a movie theater, and dedicated parking. It is one of the most luxurious short-term furnished apartments for rent in Doha, available for QAR 3,971,574.00.

Splendour 2BR semi-furnished apartment in Porto Arabia

If you are looking for a more affordable hotel apartment without compromising on the standard of living and luxury, then this is one of the best short-stay apartments we offer.

It is a fully-furnished apartment that has Hollywood-style outdoors and eastern-interior style. It has utensils and an American-style kitchen, two master bedrooms with attached bathrooms, a walk-in closet, access to a balcony that provides the sea view, and a spacious living and dining area—a property located near most attractions with malls, schools, and hospitals nearby.

Luxurious 2BR Apartment in Diplomatic Street, West Bay

West Bay is yet another exotic location to explore hotel apartments in Doha. It is one of the best locations where you get the sprawling views of the West Bay district and Doha Corniche along the Arabian sea coastline.

This spacious 167sqm property comes fully furnished with two bedrooms, attached bathrooms, and well-designed living and dining areas. It has a semi-opened kitchen if you like to cook your meals. Instead, it is located near most upscale diners, clubs, and restaurants if you want to dine out. Among other amenities, with this short-term furnished apartment for rent in Doha, you get a kids’ play area, indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi /sauna room, and gymnasium.

What to keep in mind when renting a flat in Qatar? 

Some important points to notice are:

  • Unmarried couples cohabitating is a crime in Qatar.
  • Building maintenance and support staff are usually on off on Fridays.
  • Not all hotel apartments are pet friendly; you have to ask it explicitly.
  • Double-check your contract that you are not missing something due to Arabic-to-English translation.


To rent a flat during Qatar FIFA World Cup, you must hire licensed real estate agencies. The professional services can help you locate the best hotel apartments in Doha that are near World Cup stadiums.

FGREALTY has been in the real estate market in Qatar since 2012, and our agents specialize in fully furnished apartments. If you are visiting Qatar for the tournament, you will need a reliable and experienced real estate agency that can help you locate the property you want. We are here to help you find the best hotel apartments in Doha.

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