FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar inaugurates Al Bayt Stadium

Al Bayt Stadium

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# 01 December 2021 14:49 (UTC +04:00)

With less than a year to go for the FIFA World Cup 2022, Qatar on Tuesday threw open the doors of the Al Bayt Stadium on the occasion of the Arab Cup opener between the host nation and Bahrain, APA reports citing Sport Stars.

The alluring stadium, which will play host to the opening Qatar 2022 game as well, pays homage to Middle Eastern hospitality, having been modelled on the bayt al sha’ar - traditional nomadic tents in the Gulf region. The venue’s lightweight canopies aid its artificial cooling technology, in keeping with the idea of the conventional Arabic tents to ward off the desert heat.