Qatar bans women from wearing revealing clothes during the FIFA World Cup 2022. Fans are asked to be careful of the local customs and traditions.
The government has issued strict guidelines on alcohol, drugs, sexuality, and dress code. Fans arriving from other countries are being advised not to wear revealing and tight-fitted clothes. Men can even land in jail if they remove their shirts and go topless in the stadium. Government has also fans not to use offensive slogans in the stadium during the match.
Qatar’s government tourism website notes, “Attitudes towards dressing in Qatar are relaxed, but visitors (men as well as women) are expected to show respect for the local culture by avoiding excessively revealing clothes in public. It is generally recommended for men and women to ensure their shoulders and knees are covered.”
Authorities say women can wear anything but should keep in mind the strict guidelines issued by the Qatar government.
Qatar government has installed 15,000 cameras with high-powered facial recognition technology to monitor the spectators in the stadium. Thirty-two teams will participate in the event scheduled from November 20th to December 18th. Thirty-two teams will participate in the event.
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In other news, Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 has already become the most expensive in history. The estimated cost has already exceeded the cost of combining 21 world cups. Experts say the cost is expected to go even higher; costs will exceed $200 billion (€199 billion).
Previously the most expensive world cup was held in 2014 in Brazil and in 2018 in Russia. Both cost less than $15 billion. Lecturer of sports finance at Sheffield Hallam University, Dan Plumley, says to DW, “Some recent estimates have said it could potentially top $200 billion. It will be the biggest in terms of cost on record to date. Although we are yet to know by how much exactly.”