The FIFA World Cup 2022, Qatar is only a few months away. We are all set for the biggest football tournament on the planet that will start on 21 November and wrap up with the final on 18 December. It will be the first-ever World Cup in the Middle East.
As Qatar is an Islamic country, their cultures and laws differ from those of the Western. Here we have two strong warnings for the World Cup fans in Qatar. Can World Cup fans have sex and alcohol in Qatar?
Extramarital sex or a one-night stand is completely prohibited in Qatar. It can result in up to 7 years of jail for the fans. Fans have to comply with the laws of Qatar and there will be no exception. You can only have sex with your partner if you are married to them.
The Daily Star quoted a police source, “sex is very much off the menu unless you are coming as a married couple. There definitely will be no one-night stands at this tournament.”
Moreover, drinking alcohol is not a part of local culture. Drinking alcohol is punishable in Islamic countries. So, fans have to respect the law as well and they cannot drink in public places.
The Supreme Committee in Qatar warned visitors, “public drunkenness and drinking alcohol in public places are not permitted. While alcohol is not a part of local culture, Qatar is a hospitable place, and will cater to all fans who wish to enjoy alcohol responsibly.”
So, fans can have alcohol in private places. They can purchase alcohol in special places like fan zones in some hotels.
Don’t even think of smuggling cocaine in Qatar. It will give you a death sentence.