Advice for companies

Managing a business in Qatar during the FIFA World Cup 2022™? Keep up the pace with our advice below.

Transport and road networks will be busier than normal during the tournament. Qatar is welcoming the world so businesses should plan ahead. Some companies – particularly those near the stadiums, the FIFA Fan Festival™ and central Doha – may be affected by:

  • Extended commute times for staff
  • Road diversions and extra traffic – impacting customers and suppliers
  • Changes to street parking, loading zones and waste collection
  • Large crowds of people travelling and congregating nearby
Businesses in central Doha

For businesses located in the central Doha area, there will be road diversions/ closures, controlled parking zones and restricted road access in operation, all of which may affect access to your business. 

Here is some initial advice to ensure you and your team stay in the game. Let’s go!

Staff: Alter working hours, enable staff to work remotely (or from alternative premises) and allow annual leave. Encourage staff to take public transport, carpool with coworkers, walk or cycle to work.

Customers: Change hours of operation to allow customers access at less busy times, or offer alternatives to face-to-face visits (video or telephone appointments).

Suppliers: Collect and receive goods at less busy times, share delivery slots with other businesses, use local suppliers and stockpile non-perishable goods.

Business travel: Bring forward or postpone trips and meetings, meet at less busy times and places or meet virtually (video or telephone meetings).

Once plans are put in place, businesses should communicate these clearly to all staff, suppliers and customers.