How not to do business in Qatar 7, July 2011Posted by thegulfblog.com in Qatar.
Tags: Arup, Arup Qatar, Arup Qatar 2022, Cooling stadiums, Qatar cooling stadiums
Arup are one of the key companies involved in cooling Qatar’s stadiums for the 2022 World Cup.
Amazingly, one of their directors at a recent trade fair suggested that Qatar was considering splitting football matches into three 30 minute halves, to protect the players from the severe heat of a Qatari summer. Such a plan would be wholly sacrilegious, I’m sure I needn’t point out.
Such claims have been rubbished by the Qatari organizers. I dare not think what’s happening to that director, right now. Whoops doesn’t quite cover it.