Ban on Beer Is Latest Flash Point in World Cup Culture Clash
The post was removed not long after. When Qatar — a conservative Muslim nation where alcohol and homosexuality are both generally illegal — launched its bid to host the World Cup, the country agreed to respect FIFA's commercial partners, and again when signing contracts after winning the vote in 2010.
Is beer banned in Qatar?
The sale of alcohol is strictly controlled in Qatar, a conservative Muslim nation, but organisers had promised it would be available in match venues and in fan zones – and that it would also be reasonable priced.
Have Qatar banned alcohol?
The sale of alcohol in Qatar is strictly regulated. Alcohol has given Qatar a headache ever since it won the bid to host the 2022 World Cup. The sale and consumption of booze is heavily restricted in the conservative Arab Gulf nation.
Why is there no beer in Qatar?
"Following discussions between host country authorities and Fifa, a decision has been made to focus the sale of alcoholic beverages on the Fifa fan festival, other fan destinations and licensed venues, removing sales points of beer from Qatar's Fifa World Cup 2022 stadium perimeters," said a statement from world ...
Why no beer at the World Cup?
Alcohol is available in the country, but sales are strictly controlled. Most visitors, even before the World Cup, were permitted to buy beer and other alcoholic beverages only in upscale hotel bars and at unusually high price.
Do they sell beer in Qatar?
Apart from tourists, residents and expatriates too enjoy nightlife in Qatar. People frequent pubs, nightclubs, bars and discos scattered across the city, as they consider it the right place for relaxing after a tiring day at work
Is nightlife allowed in Qatar?
To apply for permit, the applicant must be a non-Muslim, Qatar resident and earning not less than QR 4,000 basic salary a month.
Can Muslims get liquor permit in Qatar?
If you are travelling from or transiting through Doha to any other country, you can buy alcohol from Qatar Duty-Free shops inside Hamad International Airport.
Can you drink in Doha airport?