The extension of the Hayya Card validity brings an uptick in tourism to Qatar

With the extension of the Hayya Card’s validity, travellers are able to enjoy the wonders the state of Qatar has to offer with convenience and easy access. Travellers can revisit the country as well and experience the wide variety of tourist options within.

“After the World Cup, the country has provided multiple accesses for all nationalities so they can continue and complement their experience during the tournament,” says Outing Qatar founder and managing director Mosaad Moustafa Eleiwa according to Gulf Times. “Whether you are looking for sports, culture and arts, a city tour or just a visit, Doha now has a door for everything. Whatever your interest, you will find it here.”

During the smashing success that was the 2022 FIFA World Cup, there were over 1.4 million visitors from all parts of the world who flocked to the country to enjoy its many offerings. The football games were not the only attractions during the event. As such, the decision by the Ministry of Interior (MoI) to let Hayya Card holders visit the country until January 24th next year is a sound one.

“I have a lot of friends who are coming to Doha soon either for business or through the Hayya Card, as well as those who want to experience the city. I expect more in the coming 10 days, packing and planning to visit Qatar again,” adds Eleiwa. “Just from yesterday, we started getting calls from GCC nationals about their plan of return to Qatar.”

Meanwhile, Tawfeeq Travel Group CEO Rehan Ali Syed comments that “it is extremely important for Qatar to open up and ease the travel requirements for more tourists to visit the country. Tourism has always been one of the main revenue generators for any country, it will give the right push in all areas of business specially in hospitality and retail.”

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