An expat life: Qatar, extreme heat and limited alcohol

An expat life: Qatar, extreme heat and limited alcohol
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Greg Hurrell
BusinessDesk’s Greg Hurrell spent much of the last 25 years flying in and out of the Gulf states and knows well the strictures that would-be rowdy western Fifa World Cup fans will face in Qatar.Spend a northern summer in any football-mad country at World Cup time and it's nigh impossible not to be caught up in the festive atmosphere. There's always a handy outdoor bar with a TV where a passerby can join in the party.However, that joyous, often shirt-free exuberance, lubricated by alcohol, is just not the done thing in Qatar. Qatar...

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