World Cup stars face bills of up to £300,000 to secure accommodation for families in Qatar

EXCLUSIVE: World Cup stars face bills of up to £300,000 to secure accommodation for families in Qatar…and the staggering prices may force loved ones to stay in Dubai and enjoy the matches.

International footballers face exorbitant bills of more than £300,000 to secure accommodation for their families at the World Cup.

Rental accommodation is very limited in Qatar, so prices go up significantly as the owners try to make money off the tournament.

About 1.5 million people are expected to descend on Qatar – a country only the size of Yorkshire – for the World Cup.

Earlier this year, only 175,000 hotel rooms and apartments were believed to be available to visitors.

Footballers are facing exorbitant prices for family accommodation in Qatar this year

Players may have to pay up to £300,000 for a family villa due to the hotel's limited space

Players may have to pay up to £300,000 for a family villa due to hotel space limitations

As a result, footballers have been priced between £250,000 to £300,000 for family homes for the duration of the tournament, which begins on November 20.

In the property catalog he sees Sportsmail Transferred to the family of one of the leading international players, a six-bedroom villa is being offered to visitors in The Pearl – one of Qatar’s most exclusive areas.

The luxurious accommodation offers guests direct access to the sea and is available for rent for the World Cup. The property features a fully furnished private pool and is within walking distance of restaurants, designer shops and recreational facilities.

However, there is no rental price on the prospectus – interested parties are advised to contact the seller directly to ascertain the cost.

Earlier this year, it was believed that there were only 175,000 hotel rooms and apartments

Earlier this year, it was believed that there were only 175,000 hotel rooms and apartments

Players' loved ones may choose to stay in Dubai and then fly to attend the matches

Players’ loved ones may choose to stay in Dubai and then fly to attend the matches

In this case, the footballer in question was surprised at the price quoted, but did not rule out taking the villa anyway to ensure his family had a place to stay amid a frantic rush to organize accommodation for their loved ones.

Families are also exploring the option of staying in Dubai and traveling to attend matches.

World Cup organizers have organized regular and relatively affordable shuttle flights to the Qatari capital, Doha, from the neighboring United Arab Emirates in a bid to ease the accommodation crisis.

Temporary luxury camps in the Qatari desert will be available to families and supporters, while the organizers have also struck a deal with a cruise company to charter two planes that will be converted into hotels.

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