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Cafes, hotels in Dubai raise prices during World Cup

Thousands of Dubai restaurants and hotels are hosting the thousands of World Cup soccer fans who are using the emirate as a base.
Soccer fans watch a live broadcast of the Qatar 2022 World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Switzerland, near the museum of the Future in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 28, 2022.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — During the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, cafes, restaurants, hotels and furnished apartments in Dubai are hosting an anticipated 1 million soccer fans who chose the emirate and other cities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a destination to watch the matches. 

In early November, Dubai's General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs had announced the issuance of a 90-day multiple-entry tourist visa allowing soccer fans to enter and leave the UAE as they head to Doha to watch the matches live, using more than 54 daily shuttle flights scheduled from Dubai to Doha during the tournament. As Qatar is a relatively small country to host all of the World Cup fans, the UAE saw this as an opportunity.

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