Qatar also has a strict “no drinking in public” law; moreover, the country prohibits anyone from being publicly intoxicated.
Public affection between men and women is also a crime, and one is not to wear excessively revealing clothing in public.
The World Cup is football’s global celebration, but the rules in Qatar could be very strict.
Meanwhile, a police source was quoted in the British press saying that “sex is not the order of the day, unless you come as a couple.”
“There will certainly be no one-night stands at this tournament. There will be no partying at all, really. Everyone has to keep a cool head, unless they want to risk going to jail. For the first time in the history of the World Cup, sex is banned. Fans need to be prepared.”
A few weeks ago, the Emir of Qatar explained that “everyone is welcome” at the tournament. “We don’t prevent anyone from coming to Doha with different backgrounds, different beliefs, Qatar is a very welcoming country.
“We have millions of people who come to visit our country and the World Cup is a great opportunity for people from different parts of the world to come and discover our culture,” said Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani.