Al Bayt Stadium has been designed to look like a traditional Bedouin Arabic tent - bayt al sha’ar. In Bedouin times, tents had distinctive black stripes and red sadu patterns and this has been replicated inside the stadium. Al Bayt Stadium’s design symbolises desert hospitality where guests are welcomed from far and wide as a tradition that has been part of the Arab world for many centuries.
The stadium uses green building materials and the latest technology to preserve energy and water. After the World Cup is over, the upper tier of the Al Bayt Stadium’s modular seating will be donated to developing countries that need sporting infrastructure, in keeping with the tournament’s wider sustainability goals. Even the McDonald’s here has a traditional Bedouin tent design that’s equally inspiring. A must see when you visit this area.