Qatar schoolkids to get extra holiday for World Cup
Qatar’s schoolchildren will be handed a nearly 40-day holiday during next year’s World Cup
The extended holiday will ease traffic congestion during the international tournament [Getty- archive]
The holiday will take place from November 16 to December 25 and is more than treble the 12-day break given at the same time last year.
The 2022 World Cup starts on November 21 and finishes on December 18.
Qatar’s end-of-year holiday is from November 20 to December 22, but pupils will be dismissed after first-term exams on November 16 and they will not resume classes until December 25, education authorities said.
The extended holiday will ease traffic congestion at a time when 1.2 million fans are expected to descend on the capital Doha, Qatar’s only big city and host of the first World Cup in the Middle East.
The Qatar World Cup was moved to winter months to avoid the punishing summer heat of the Gulf country, when temperatures top 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit).
- VegTrug WGH401N Natural Wooden Greenhouse Nursery & PE Cover, 1575.0 mm*490.0...
REGULAR PRICE: £77.68 About this item Fully adjustable shelves depending on requirement Reinforced PE greenhouse cover included Can be combined with […]
- Wagner Airless ControlPro 350 R Paint Sprayer for Wall & Ceiling/Wood & Metal...
RRP PRICE: £649.99SALE PRICE: £598.98YOU SAVE: £51.01 For water- and solvent-based materials such as emulsion/latex paints, enamels, vinyl, gloss, […]