By Faten Omar
KUWAIT: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Projects and Legacy Committee held an introductory tour in Kuwait on Thursday at The Avenues mall to provide citizens and residents with updates on the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, upcoming tournaments, events and activities.
In a press statement, Saeed Al-Kuwari, Executive Director of the Hayya platform at the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, said: “Our participation in Kuwait is to provide information about the World Cup. We are keen to be in direct contact with the public, as the Kuwaiti public are one of the biggest fans of the World Cup. We are keen to answer all inquiries and technical problems related to the Hayya card (fan ID) or any challenges fans may face while applying. We convey our voice to the world that the tournament is close to you. Our team is here for any inquiries, even if the fans want us to make reservations step by step.”
Mohammed Rashid Al-Khendi, local and regional media relations expert at the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, said the booth in Kuwait will be present till October 5, in conjunction with other booths that are also being launched in other Gulf countries such as Saudi Arabia in Jeddah and Riyadh and the UAE.
He pointed out that the goal of the campaign is to be closer to fans and people who love and have a passion for the football tournament, in addition to fans who will be in the Qatar for the World Cup less than two months from now. “There is a great desire from the Kuwaiti public, and we are present here daily at The Avenues during the two-week period to provide the facilities and all the required support and assistance,” he added.
Mohammed Al-Athba, Director of Transportation Operations, said the committee is here to interact with the public. “We will answer anyone who has an inquiry about the Hayya platform or about transportation or accommodation, which is a prerequisite for applying to the Hayya platform. The Hayya card offers many services. Anyone who holds the card can use public transportation, whether buses or the metro, for free. We encourage people to download the application, where it helps users to know their favorite food, places and events depending on answers they provide the platform with,” he said.
Information and brochures will be provided at the booth on the most important topics of interest to fans and details on the Hayya card, as well as detailing the services and ways of accessing stadiums, especially for those coming from outside Qatar. The booth will also provide valuable information about accommodation, as well as a presentation of the most important entertainment destinations in Qatar, such as restaurants, cafes, shopping centers, attractions and archaeological and cultural sites.