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Qatar World Cup organisers could host fans in Bedouin-style tents

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Guests visiting the 2022 World Cup in Qatar could be housed in Bedouin-style tents in the desert near stadiums in order to "showcase the hospitality and friendship of the Middle East".

Tournament organisers are keen to add authenticity to the event after a deluge of criticism, and say some of the 500,000 fans expected to visit the country could be housed in tents.

"At the heart of this World Cup is a commitment to showcase the hospitality and friendship of the Middle East," said a Qatar World Cup Supreme Committee (SC) statement sent to Al Jazeera.

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"As a result, we are actively researching the concept of supporters sleeping under the stars to ensure a truly unique World Cup experience in 2022. We are working with all stakeholders to offer diverse accommodation and entertainment solutions for the duration of the tournament."

Al Jazeera are also reporting that 12,000 fans will be housed on cruise ships when the tournament kicks off.

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"Over the past few years, the QTA established a number of strong relationships with international cruise operators as well as with other specialists involved in the industry," the Qatar Travel Authority said in a statement last April.

"This has proved to be of great importance, especially that Qatar will be extensively benefiting from cruise ships over the 2022 World Cup, as a means of providing additional accommodation supply for fans and visitors over the period. QTA will be contracting a minimum of 6,000 rooms on cruise ships for the 2022 tournament."

The tournament begins in six years' time, but remains shrouded in controversy. 

General views of Venues for 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar

It's set to be hosted in the winter rather than summer because of high temperatures, and could also be shortened to 28 days.

Organisers have also been criticised for their use of migrant workers to build stadiums, and there remains a chance that Qatar could still lose the tournament. The Swiss attorney general, who is investigating the award process at FIFA, insists he would have no qualms with stripping Qatar of hosting rights if he uncovers wrong-doing.

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