The vehicles that will transport fans to and from stadiums during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 continued on Thursday a job simulation, a move intended to ensure smooth and comfortable transportation of fans amid intensified preparations for the event due to kick off on November 20.
The simulation that started on Wednesday at Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, and Al Bayt Stadium, continued on Thursday at Al Janoub Stadium, Stadium 974, Education City Stadium, and Lusail Stadium.
Director of Transportation Operations Department at the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy Thani Al Zaraa said the move aims to test the transport operations for fans and train crews for a better understanding of all routes during the tournament and operational aspects to serve thousands of fans and transport them through all points and stations designated for them, starting from the moment they arrive at the stops to the pick-up and drop-off points around the stadiums and metro stations to ensure a smooth experience.
Qatar’s Mowasalat Company announced it would provide more than 4,000 buses to serve fans as part of its preparedness for the upcoming championship.
The company also revealed a plan to employ more than nine thousand drivers and two thousand customer agents in addition to three thousand operational employees.
The buses will operate on more than 300 routes within an advanced road network that leads to various stadiums, facilities, tourist attractions and accommodation areas for the visitors, the company said, adding that the electric vehicles to be used during the championship would be used after the World Cup a part of public transportation which serves Qatar’s vision to use alternative or electric energy.
With the eight World Cup stadiums being located an hour’s drive from downtown Doha, this edition, the first-ever in the Arab world and the Middle East is considered the most closely spaced in history, a privilege that enables fans and players to be always in one place and gives fans an opportunity to attend more than one match a day during the group stage.
This exceptional edition of the World Cup will provide a unique platform to introduce Qatar and the Arab nation to the world and provide a unique opportunity to discover the true meaning of hospitality of Qataris and Arabs.
Qatar offers a wide range of transportation companies to meet the needs of fans during the World Cup, including the metro, tram, and public buses, in addition to taxis.