Several issues are expected to arise during the World Cup in Qatar. The country’s host, Hassan Al-Thawadi, has been the subject of criticism for his welcoming approach to everyone. However, Qatar is an Islamic country and many of its laws are rooted in religion. A number of laws are in place that govern everything from alcohol to gambling. If you break these laws, you could be facing a prison sentence.
The Qatar government has a number of rules in place that restrict international media from filming and recording on certain locations, including hospitals and educational buildings. The rules also prohibit filming on private property, such as a house, without the owner’s permission. However, there are exceptions to this rule. A spokesman for FIFA said that there would be no outright ban on filming on private property, although the rules were vague.
Fans attending the World Cup will need to respect Qatari customs. Among other things, the country expects visitors to dress conservatively. You should also cover your shoulders and knees in public places. This may prove difficult if you’re unfamiliar with local customs.
Fans should also be aware of Qatar’s strict alcohol laws. Alcohol is not allowed in public, and you’re only allowed to drink in licensed restaurants, bars and hotels. You’re also not allowed to carry alcohol around with you. Bringing alcohol into the country from abroad is also a big no-no. If you’re caught bringing alcohol into the country, you could be deported.
Alcohol will be sold in select areas within stadiums, but fans are not permitted to drink outside of pre-approved areas. There will also be special World Cup gathering spaces across the country, where fans can drink.
If you’re a fan of the sport, it’s likely that you’ll want to drink at least one drink during the World Cup. However, you’ll need to be careful to follow local customs, as alcohol consumption is not a part of the local culture. Alcohol will be sold in fan zones at certain times during the tournament, but you’ll also be able to drink in specially-licensed hotels and restaurants.
If you’re planning on attending the World Cup, you’ll need to get a Hayya Card. It’s a form of fan ID, and will give you free access to public transport on match days. The card will also allow you to stay in Qatar until January 2023, giving you plenty of time to visit the country. However, it’s important to remember that you’ll also need to arrange accommodation ahead of time.
While alcohol has become a hot topic in the weeks leading up to the World Cup, you’ll want to be aware of Qatar’s laws governing alcohol consumption. A fine for bringing alcohol into the country could reach 3,000 riyals, or US$824.
Alcohol is served only in licensed restaurants and bars in Qatar. While you’re in the country, it’s important to avoid bringing in counterfeit alcohol or drugs. There’s also a ban on gambling, and you could face a fine of up to 3,000 riyals for running a gambling organisation.