Qatar residents squeezed as World Cup rental demand soars | Tampa Bay Buccaneers

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Where to sleep? It’s one of the biggest questions facing fans heading to tiny Qatar for the World Cup amid a feverish rush for rooms in Doha. Some will sleep on cruise ships. Others will camp in the desert. Others will come from Dubai and elsewhere.

But with the world’s biggest sporting event approaching in the world’s smallest host country, the struggle for accommodation is not limited to tourists. Qatar’s housing frenzy has sent rents skyrocketing and driven long-term residents out of their own homes, leaving many homeless.

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