Know the Rules of Qatar World Cup for Fans & Visitors

More than a million World Cup fans are planning to go to the Gulf in November to watch the World Cup in Qatar, which will last for a month.

Since this is the first time, the World Cup has been held in the Middle East. Social norms and religious practices are likely to differ from some previous tournaments.

Fan festivals

When the tournament’s first game starts in Doha, fans will gather at Al Bidda Park, in the middle of the city near the Corniche.

Matches will also be shown at other fan sites, such as Qetaifan Island North. Where there will be a beach festival with concerts, activities, food, and drink stands. Al Maha Island in Lusail and the Al Maha Arena, which will have live shows.

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Those who have booked rooms at the official fan villages on the outskirts of Doha can go to the Fan Village Cabins Free Zone. Where games will be shown live.

They can use the Hayya card with a World Cup ticket for free on the Doha Metro.

All eight stadiums where 64 games will be played are less than an hour’s drive from the city center of Doha.

Hayya card

Visitors must apply for a Hayya card, a form of identification that allows them to use public transportation for free in Doha and serves as a visa to enter the country.

To help fans at the Ali bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena. The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy opened a particular service center for Hayya card holders.

Fans can get a physical copy of their digital Hayya card if they don’t have a cell phone but still want to use transportation services or fan zones.


They serve alcohol in licensed restaurants and many hotels all over the country. Organizers have said alcohol will also be available in fan zones at certain times.

Alcohol may be cheaper in fan zones than in hotels. And I will likely exchange local currency for tokens that can buy drinks.

It is illegal to bring alcohol into the country.

Only residents can buy alcohol from specialty stores to drink at home. So fans will only be able to drink in official venues.

Covid-19 Rules in Qatar World Cup

You don’t need a vaccine to visit Qatar. But if you’re six or older and going to the World Cup. You must show a negative coronavirus test at the airport before leaving.

A PCR test result must be less than 48 hours before you leave, or if you take an official negative Rapid Antigen Test. They must receive the result 24 hours before leaving.

We won’t accept self-tests.

Fans should ensure that their travel insurance covers staying in a hotel if they test positive in Qatar.

Visitors to Qatar for the World Cup who have Hayya cards can register online after entering like residents, and GCC citizens do on the Ehteraz website run by the Qatari government.

In the UAE, they only needed masks on public transportation and hospitals.

Clothing for Wearing in Qatar

Respecting the rules of the country where the World Cup is being held could be one of the hardest things for the many people there.

On hotel beaches and pools, swimwear is acceptable. But it should cover shoulders and knees in public places like museums and government buildings.

You can’t take your shirt off inside stadiums. And the much-talked-about air-conditioned stadiums are meant to keep the temperature comfortable for spectators.

Outside, the average temperature in November is around 26oC, but it could get as warm as the mid-30s.

Shows of love in public

During the World Cup, the organizing committee has asked visitors to show less affection in public.

Qatari law says that unmarried couples can’t live together. Still, officials have confirmed that available friends of different genders or teams can share a room during the tournament without getting in trouble.


With so many fans sharing their experiences on social media. It could be hard to follow Qatar’s strict rules about privacy and photography.

More than a million World Cup fans are planning to go to the Gulf in November to watch the World Cup in Qatar
More than a million World Cup fans are planning to go to the Gulf in November to watch the World Cup in Qatar

Fans were asked to use “common courtesy” and ask permission before taking pictures or videos of other people.

Fans should know that it is against the law to take pictures of government buildings like offices, military camps, and industrial areas.


In 2014, Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health banned vape sales altogether.

The customs office at Hamad International Airport was also told not to let e-cigarettes into the country. They followed the same rule at Qatar’s port and land borders.

Many still use e-cigarettes without getting in trouble, so there may be some leeway.

But you won’t be able to legally buy refills for vaping devices and other related items in Qatar.

Working week: In Qatar, the work week begins on Sunday and ends on Saturday.

On a holy day like Friday, some services may have shorter hours. This includes shops and banks.


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