Floating hotels on the way in Qatar ahead of 2022 World Cup

05/29/2013 | Wall Street Journal, The

In a move to help host guests at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Barwa Real Estate in Qatar is planning to develop an island that will house five floating hotels, luxury villas and a water park. Oryx Island, located off Doha, will cost about $5.5 billion and use electric vehicles, water taxis, ferries and private boats to transport visitors. The project could be completed in seven to eight years.

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