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Qatar to build world cup stadium in the form of Arab headgear

Qatar to build world cup stadium in the form of Arab headgear

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The organising committee of the soccer world cup of 2022 in Qatar has Sunday plans for his sixth stadium announced. The form of the Al Thumama stadium in Doha is based on a gahfiya, a traditional Arab headdress.

The 300 million dollar arena will accommodate up to 40.000 spectators.

The Al Thumama stadium is one of the at least eight air-conditioned stadiums for the finals in 2022. An architect from Qatar, it has been designed.

“This design is a symbol of everything that unites us as Arabs and muslims,” said Hassan Al Thawadi of the organising committee. “It is a tribute to the first world cup in the Middle East.”

The stadium in Doha is part of a 200 billion dollar cost construction project, which provides a new port and a metro system.

Despite a boycott by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, that their neighbour accuse of supporting terrorism, the preparations for the world cup in Qatar without prejudice. For the boycott to work, sailing vessels with construction material via Oman.

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