FIFA Arab Cup™ Tapestry
FIFA Arab Cup™ Tapestry

Info for Companies

What should you consider? 

The FIFA Arab Cup 2021™ comes to Qatar from 30 November to 18 December 2021. It will see 16 nations compete across six stadiums, with a total of 32 matches being played.

With thousands of fans expected to be travelling to and from matches and around Qatar, you may find that your commute or other regular journeys are impacted. 

To help you to travel, we’ve provided information when and where Qatar’s public transport and road system is expected to be busier than usual.

You can understand more about what’s happening when and where by taking a look at the match schedule.

What should you consider?

– Identify if your organisation is going to be affected by the tournament
– Think about how your staff, customers and suppliers will be affected
– Consider which solutions are suitable for your business to enable it to operate effectively
– Create an action plan for your operations during the tournament
– Consider how to test and communicate your plans to staff, suppliers and customers

Doha city

Could your business be impacted? 

Is your business located in central Doha or close to one of the stadiums? If yes, consider:
– Would your business be affected by large crowds of people travelling nearby?
– Would your business be affected by road diversions, changes to on-street parking and/ or loading zones?

Do your staff or customers use public transport to/ from your business? If yes, consider: 
– Is your business close to public transport, walking or cycling routes?
– Would your business be affected by large crowds of people congregating nearby?

Is your business located near road diversions/ restrictions/ closures? If yes, consider:
– Do you make/ receive deliveries?
– How often is waste collected? What about other facilities?
– Do your staff, customers or suppliers travel by road?
– Would your business be affected by extra traffic on the roads?


Tips for travel to and from your business

Transport and road networks will be busier than normal throughout the tournament. This could affect travel for your staff, customers, suppliers and deliveries.

Consider the following recommendations for:

Your staff:
– alter working hours
– encourage staff to take public transport, carpool with coworkers, walk or cycle to work
– enable staff to work remotely
– allow staff to take annual leave
– communicate the impact of the tournament on travel to staff now
– use other premises

Customers and visitors:
– change hours of operation/ appointment times to allow customers to access your premises at less busy times
– offer alternatives to face-to-face visits (such as video or telephone meetings)
– make customers aware of the transport challenges they may face

Deliveries/ collections and suppliers:
– receive and collect goods at less busy times
– stockpile non-perishable goods
– communicate potential restrictions/ delays to your suppliers and customers
– share delivery slots with other businesses
– use local suppliers

Business travel:
– bring forward or postpone trips and meetings
– use alternative methods of meeting, such as telephone or video meetings
– meet at less busy times and places
– encourage colleagues to take public transport, carpool, walk or cycle