Nasser Al Khater, recently appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the 2022 World Cup which is being hosted by Qatar, has promised the traveling fans an unforgettable experience as the Middle-East nation steps up preparations for the global extravaganza.
Al Khater revealed that the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) and the World Cup organizing committee are pulling out no stops in ensuring that there are plenty of activities and entertainment for fans who travel long distances to support their teams.
“The Supreme Committee and different stakeholders in the state of Qatar are working hard to make sure that the fan experience is paid special attention to. We have no doubt that the amount of activities on the entertainment and hospitality side and on the F&B (Food and Beverage) side is going to be something unforgettable,” he said.
“Experiences in the desert that we are paying special attention for the fans to see, as an overall package, we believe to be something unique and the fans will enjoy.”
Qatar has strict restrictions on buying and consumption of alcohol, something a lot of people have raised as a concern in the run up to the 2022 event. However, Al Khater has moved to calm those fears by stating that fans will have the opportunity to do so during the World Cup.
“When it comes to the subject of alcohol, it happens to be a subject that the media has always raised. Yes, Qatar has always been a conservative country. However, hospitality is in our DNA and we make sure that people will come and visit or who live here feel hospitable.
“We understand that it is in some people’s culture to drink alcohol. Alcohol is legal in Qatar. It might be a little bit more restricted as compared to many other countries.
“However, it is available. During the World Cup, we will make sure that there is a designated area where people who want to enjoy their drink can enjoy their drink.”