New Island Design for 2022 World Cup in Qatar

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An upcoming island promises to be one of the jewels of Qatar. Referred to as Oryx Island, it will contain an open-air theater pavilion along with five floating, temporary hotels.

An upcoming island promises to be one of the jewels of Qatar. It will be located off the coast of Doha. Barwa Real Estate recently revealed the building plans for the area.

The aim of the development is to create room for the expected guests who will visit the area during the 2022 World Cup. Referred to as Oryx Island, it will contain an open-air theatre pavilion along with five floating, temporary hotels.

More than 230 villas will also be placed on the land. The chief executive of the real estate firm stated “We anticipate that there will be a short-term demand for hotel rooms, so maybe it is not wise to offer all these hotel rooms for only a short time. Oryx Island can accommodate 20,000 to 25,000 people. Cruise ships can be docked for one week, two weeks. It can be mobilized and demobilized for a short time."

Although the island will be a pedestrian only community without standard cars; electric vehicles, ferris and water taxis will be available to provide alternative forms of transportation. The concept also includes three permanent five-star hotels, each offering panoramic views of the ocean.

The cost of the project is listed at $5.5 billion

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