After earlier announcing the banning of football players and fans from engaging in sex outside marriage during the 2022 FIFA World Cup , Qatar authorities have further announced Public drinking is illegal in their country and People who break the law risk spending seven years in prison.
According DW Africa, although alcohol is legal in Qatar, it is strictly forbidden to consume it in public and it is also a crime to be drunk in public.
Qatar will become the first Middle East country to host the FIFA World Cup and the Muslim dominated country is ensuring visitors understand their laws.
The country also announced that LGBTQ campaigns during the World Cup will not be tolerated as homosexuality is against their religious beliefs and remains illegal.
Meanwhile, a study in England has also revealed that due to the strict control of the selling alcohol in Qatar, the commodity is very expensive and very few can afford it.
“The average price of a beer in Qatar was just shy of £10, making it one of the most expensive places in the world to buy a pint.
“That figure shouldn’t come as too much of a shock, as Qatar has a majority muslim population – with the sale of alcohol being tightly controlled. Along similar lines, the average price of a beer in the UAE and Oman is also incredibly high, at £9.94 and £7.97 respectively.”
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is set to kick off on November 21 to December 18th in Qatar.