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What the World Cup Means for Qatar

Hosting the World Cup is part of the Qatar National Vision 2030, a government initiative to transform Qatar into a global society and provide a higher standard of living.

The twenty-nine-day FIFA World Cup tournament, which kicks off on November 20, is expected to attract more than 1.2 million visitors.

  • Sohail Mahmood
  • The National Interest

The FIFA Tournament Time Demand Model forecasts that over 1.7 million people could visit Qatar during the tournament, with approximately 500,000 visitors in the country on the busiest days.

Many millions more will get better acquainted with the country through coverage in print media and broadcasts, and…

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