Qatar Something is missing from Qatar. They carry gas (they are third world reserves) and, consequently, money (they have the highest per capita income in the world). The heat is also abundant: today it is almost winter, 25 degrees at noon, and 40 to 50 degrees in summer (which means that the air conditioning is always at the point of freezing of hotels, businesses and cars). But there are very few citizens, about 250,000. The remaining 2,700,000 are foreigners, mostly from India, Iran and Africa.
Some men (some) are distinguished by their long white costumes thobe or hikuraT-shirt that reaches the ground Impeccably clean and ironed, acknowledged and expensive designers, with arrows on the sleeve and with them ghutha, with a folded complex with a head scarf, surrounded by a kind of black robe called AGAL. At the foot, sandals.
They greet each other with their hands clasping or three times in the same kiss.
Women, on the other hand, take it away abayas, black robes to feet. Some people have faces, including eyes and even less. The ear is called hijab. It's a tradition: though there's nothing in the Western outfit The use of bikinis is prohibited and networks that are solid in public beaches.
Two Qatari families with their traditional outfits (AP Photo / Kamran Jebreili).
It also sits as it is visible in the footwear soles.
Qatar has a total area of 11,000 square kilometers, Half of the province of Tucuman. It is a peninsula surrounded by the Red Sea and confined to the south only with Saudi Arabia. Almost everything is sand deserted and the only major city is Doha, the capital, with 970,000 inhabitants. In Doha everything seems new. The "gas-powered" British protectorate was up until 1971, that is to say, in the twentieth century. In the middle of the century, it was only a few pearl fishing villages, building without skyscrapers and highways. You do not walk in Doha, and you will not know much about it, except traditional markets, corners and Islamic Muslims.
Wahhabis is a puritanical version of Islam, although it is more liberal than Saharawi people. And if they have a "secular" judicial system, the Islamic law, Shari, also applies to family and heritage areas. They speak Arabic, but speak English. There is no insecurity or poverty.
The head of government is Thamim bin Amad al Thani, a Emirate of 38 years. The image of the absolute king is mundane. They hang up excellent gigantography In his buildings, in the style of Big Brother (according to Orwell's 1984 book, not by television). Her family has been in charge of settling for 200 years. There are no political parties in Qatar. No unions
The stadium will be at the stadium stage by 2020.
Alcohol is not sold, except hotels in tourism. The World Cup was announced on Saturday as 600 people attended the event, including journalists from 21 countries.bugle It was the only Argentinean), Qatar 2022 Secretary General, Hassan al-Zawadi, will sell special stores for Western enthusiasts to smoke thirst. They still do not know what to do at the stadiums, because of the pressures that FIFA plays in the games, because Heineken is one of its main sponsors.
Another one: Qatar citizens do not pay taxes. Right, not false
Qatar's Emir, Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. The absolute king is: Qatar does not have political parties or unions. They are not paying taxes (photo KARIM JAAFAR / AFP)
Today, Qatar worries two things. At the same time, the United Arab Emirates, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya and the Maldives started dating in June 2017. refusing to create instability in the region, by protecting terrorist groupss. The Al-Jazeera television network and the main airline company Qatar Arways were attacking but they fought against it.
Qatar imports depend on it, so blockage is worrying about them. The production of gas increased, the port was expanded, the aircraft was approaching aircraft and brought closer to Iran's other power. And expanding to the world. In Argentina you can take advantage of it: The emir was in October in Buenos Aires and Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie recently visited Doha for investment and trade agreements.
The secretary of the organizing committee of the World Cup, Hassan Al Thawadi, was inaugurated at the Lusaila Stadium, on Saturday, December 15, in Doha. (Photo – / Supreme Commission Delivery / AFP)
Another important issue that Qataris places is the 2022 World Cup. After four years, on December 18, 2022, the final quarter will be played at the stadium in Lusaka, whose construction is progressing at full speed.
The country won a 2010 seats in an unpopular vote. Since then, he has been organizing a mega championship in the world, where football is not a tradition: the cup will be another way to get to the world. Pure and expensive marketing: the investment is $ 6,500 million.
This cup will have different characteristics. One day will be played in December, due to heat: in June and July, Qatar has 50 degrees of summer temperatures and it is clear that this is not possible.
But the most prominent features are 8 stadiums (7 of which are scattered and almost all of them have names) They will have a maximum distance of 55 kilometers, less than La Plata from Buenos Aires. At least 5. United, also through metro and train. That is, fans can play more than one game per day. And they do not change their home team. Once installed, you can stay during your stay. The same thing happens for groups, of course: they would not get different concentrations Or suffer from trips to the party and party matador.
Tickets will be sold with a system like Fan ID used in Russia in 2018 and you can access them with them on the phone. Your phone will also receive live streaming information.
Qatar 2022. The City Council of Lusail will build the World Cup
Part of the investment was local league power, the Star League, with 12 teams, which were imported veteran stars Xavi Hernandez (in the case of retirement, probably the Qatari team coach will be the World Cup) or the Dutchman Wesley Sneijder.
The Argentines, on our part, do not need a visa to enter Qatar. The only patience that needs it 20 hours flight From Buenos Aires to Dohanera.
Then, still, the spinal path continues, it is true, and that's why it does not know Muhammad How will the dollar be made after four years?. We have to classify them with the classification, with a selection of the first technician, who question the figures and worries most about the organizing environment. In fact, here in Doha, athletes' journalists like to have two interviews about the stadium of the Lusaka stadium: Club World Cup and The role of librariesWhen I speak English, Mexican, Spanish and Brazilian, I do not know where it is.
(Special paths to Doha, Qatar)