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HVS Dubai Announces the Publication of IN FOCUS: Doha, Qatar 2013;Doha Prepares as it Welcomes the 2022 World Cup

The Dubai office of HVS, the world’s leading hospitality advisory and services firm, has announced the publication of IN FOCUS: Doha, Qatar 2013; Doha

The Dubai office of HVS, the world’s leading hospitality advisory and services firm, has announced the publication of IN FOCUS: Doha, Qatar 2013; Doha Prepares as it Welcomes the 2022 World Cup, which shares key indicators and measurement tools of the hospitality sector, reporting on the sovereign Arab state’s historical, current and forecasted performance.

Some of the more significant and noteworthy figures about Qatar and its hospitality-related relevance in the Middle East, are explained in the Report (including):

  • 13,382 - hotel rooms available in 2012, an increase of 18% comparing to 2011
  • Over 9,000 - rooms are planned to be introduced in the next four years
  • 85,000 - hotel rooms to be available in the market by 2022
  • US$ 210 million - revenues generated by five-star hotels during the second quarter of 2013
  • 26 trillion m³ - world’s third largest reserve of natural gas
  • 1.9 million - Qatar’s population as of August 2013
  • 10.5% - the fastest population growth rate worldwide
  • US$ 296,839 - the highest income per capita in the world
  • 1st economy in MENA (Middle East North Africa) region in terms of performance, as ranked by World Economic Forum
  • US$ 1.5 billion – worth of real estate transactions in July 2013, a growth of 103% year-on-year
  • US$ 240 billion - worth of ongoing real-estate and infrastructure projects
  • US$ 20 billion - investment in tourism infrastructure scheduled for completion by 2022
  • 23 million - year-end forecast 2013 of passengers movements at Doha International Airport
  • 55 million - passengers movements target by 2020 at Hamad International Airport
  • 128 - destinations worldwide serviced by Qatar Airways
  • 75,000 - visitors during Eid-Al-Fitr 2013 celebration
  • 176,915 - delegates welcomed by Qatar National Convention Centre since opening in December 2011

According to HVS Dubai Regional Managing Director Hala Matar Choufany, “Doha became a focal point in the Middle East when it landed the winning bid for the 2022 World Cup. Thereafter, the bid for the Olympics was an additional attempt to solidify the sovereign Arab state’s position in the global sporting arena. Despite being removed from candidate status, Qatar continues to make significant headway in the oil and natural gas sectors.

“As a result of the strength of the economy, Doha is ploughing ahead with major developments and projects in order to cater to the growing demand from its core sectors. In light of these ambitions, Doha continues to undergo transformations in the hospitality sector with new hotels opening regularly. “

Download a copy of the full IN FOCUS: Doha, Qatar: Welcoming the 2022 World Cup here

Contact:
Hala Matar Choufany, Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai
hchoufany@hvs.com  
Tel: +971-4-354-4771
Mob: +971-50-459-7930