According to the President of Saudi Arabian Football Federation, Yasser Al-Mishal, Saudi has welcomed 200,000 FIFA fans
🚨🎙 ياسر المسحل :
“هناك أكثر من (200 ألف) مشجع أجنبي اختاروا المملكة العربية السعودية مقرًّا لِـ السكن لهم خلال فترة كأس العالم”
— سهم (@1SMi_) November 12, 2022
Around 200,000 people chose the Kingdom as the place to stay during the World Cup. Doha is located 6.3 hours by road, from Riyadh. A flight from the capital to Doha would be around 1 hour. Considering the ease of commute between the two countries, 200 thousand tourists chose the Kingdom as a sanction for the World Cup.
The official FIFA World Cup also arrived at Saudi yesterday as the last stop before Qatar
— Saudia Aviation 🇸🇦🇺🇸✈️ (@SAviation_ENG) November 12, 2022
Careem has also opened taxi routes between Saudi and Qatar, along with Saudi allowing all Hayya card holders visa-free entry. Read more about the perks of being in Saudi during the world cup here.