Sunset against Dubai’s skyline. The Emirate is looking to cash in on the 2022 World Cup. Photo: AP
Sunset against Dubai’s skyline. The Emirate is looking to cash in on the 2022 World Cup. Photo: AP
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Dubai counts down to the football World Cup in Qatar with an eye to cashing in – could the nearby emirate be the biggest winner from tournament?

  • Qatar expects over a million visitors during the World Cup, but a lack of lodgings means Dubai can court fans with its hotels, malls and lenient alcohol rules
  • FlyDubai’s plans for 30 daily round trips to Doha will help attract fans and recoup Covid-19 losses, despite a strong dirham making Dubai pricey for visitors

Sunset against Dubai’s skyline. The Emirate is looking to cash in on the 2022 World Cup. Photo: AP
Sunset against Dubai’s skyline. The Emirate is looking to cash in on the 2022 World Cup. Photo: AP
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