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Qatar introduces 100% sin tax on Alcohol & pork

Old Jan 1st 2019, 5:23 am
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Default Qatar introduces 100% sin tax on Alcohol & pork

https://news.sky.com/story/alcohol-p...orced-11595884

Whats everyone's views on this? Until earlier i thought it may of been just a rumor but with QDC now issuing statements it appears true.

Doesn't seem the smartest move by Qatar
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Errr....isnt there a world cup coming up? Do they WANT people to come or not?
Or maybe they will drop the sin tax at the last week before the cup to show the world how generous they are?
Desperation starting to show maybe?
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They would prefer that pig-eating alcohol-drinking people stayed away.
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Default Re: Qatar introduces 100% sin tax on Alcohol & pork

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They would prefer that pig-eating alcohol-drinking people stayed away.
I dont think that statement can be true on any level. If that were the case they would just ban the stuff.
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I am sure there are many "fundies" in the Gulf that would prefer that Christains stayed at home ! Har to beleive but we are not universally welcome - especially in the iIlamic World !
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Default Re: Qatar introduces 100% sin tax on Alcohol & pork

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I am sure there are many "fundies" in the Gulf that would prefer that Christains stayed at home ! Har to beleive but we are not universally welcome - especially in the iIlamic World !
maybe there are, but I think at the games it's different.

I was lucky enough to see Saudi play Argentina in 2012. Great atmosphere and one of the most welcoming crowds I've known. Even though I look nothing like an Argentinean, loads of guys wanted to get selfies with whitey.

the praying at half time was a bit odd though, can't see it working at the Den.
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Default Re: Qatar introduces 100% sin tax on Alcohol & pork

Its made the daily fail now

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ntroduced.html

Surely this is really bad press? Especially since most rags are picking up on the "sin tax" nickname.

I heard a few rumors yesterday that some hotels are just going to double the prices also (Shangrila). Bit disgusting considering they already make a 300% profit on average from drinks sales. One source said it like this

Cost of beer to buy from QDC for bar = 10QAR
Cost to us = 49QAR

New cost to buy from QDC for bar = 20QAR
Cost to us = 59QAR

So the profit would remain the same for the bar but the cost to us would increase but hopefully not double like some other hotels are jumping on.
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Default Re: Qatar introduces 100% sin tax on Alcohol & pork

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They would prefer that pig-eating alcohol-drinking people stayed away.
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I dont think that statement can be true on any level. If that were the case they would just ban the stuff.
Actually he has a bit of a point. Search for some of the comments from the WC2022 organisers when asked what kind of fans they are expecting at the world cup and what kind of people they don't want.

I think its very fair to say the current Emir has very different views than his father does.
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I wouldn't be surprised that bars and restaurants find was around the huge price increases. Something along the line of "Buy a burger and get two free drinks".
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Default Re: Qatar introduces 100% sin tax on Alcohol & pork

Has duty free doubled too? If not it'll be as cheap to fly out the country and come back for a bottle of gin as it is to buy at QDC.

Mate of mine went there yesterday, a box of wine and some pepperami for 300! Now a box of wine here is around 100 or so, so even if doubled it means pepperami is £20!
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Has duty free doubled too? If not it'll be as cheap to fly out the country and come back for a bottle of gin as it is to buy at QDC.

Mate of mine went there yesterday, a box of wine and some pepperami for 300! Now a box of wine here is around 100 or so, so even if doubled it means pepperami is £20!
Haha i was shocked at your friends purchase also!
Cheap wines and effes for me too from now on

No, duty free prices have remained the exact same. As per the case with QA flights its just residents who seem to be bearing the costs.
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Has duty free doubled too? If not it'll be as cheap to fly out the country and come back for a bottle of gin as it is to buy at QDC.
Getting it in is the problem.

Sainsbury's pork loins are easier with a roll of Best British Beef stickers.
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