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Posted On: 7 February 2009 03:38 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

Clubs urged to issue membership cards

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The Ministry of Interior issued hotels and clubs a directive not to allow guests inside their premises unless they have a membership card starting March 1. Hotels and clubs are now posting announcements and informing customers personally and through websites about the new policy. Robin Hawksworth, in an earlier interview, said the rule stated that guests to clubs like Qube are required to present a membership ID before entering for security reasons. Qube guests, once they sign up, will get the lifetime membership ID. Applicants are required to submit a copy of their resident’s permit card and two passport-size photos and a onetime fee of QR25. The cards will be ready after two weeks. For Sheraton’s Waterhole, applicants are only required to submit a copy of their resident card with two passport-size photos at the entrance of the establishment. http://thepeninsulaqatar.com/Display_news.asp?section=Local_News&subsection=Qatar+News&month=February2009&file=Local_News2009020751838.xml 1) This is a way for them to kepe tabs on Qataris who go to clubs and to try and scare them away from entering once they see a membership is required. 2) It wont affect anyone because people should be able to get an id card instantly at the door. (Take the photos then and there) 3) It will seriously affect tourism unless they make it an easy process. 4) Should help to keep tabs of trouble makers. 5) Will affect groups of friends going out (unless they allow signing up at the door). I think this is just stupid.