FANS who want to celebrate success at the IAAF World Championships in Doha this year will find it an expensive business following the news that Qatar has doubled the price of alcohol.
The predominantly Muslim country has had strict limits on the consumption of alcohol for years but in the new year it doubled the cost overnight.
A 100% excise tax has led to prices rocketing, with a six-pack of beer now costing more than
£20, whereas drinking in public is banned and alcohol is confiscated at Doha Airport.
Teetotallers will also be dismayed to hear the price of sugary drinks in Qatar is also rising by about half.