The stadium takes its name from bayt al sha’ar – tents historically used by nomadic peoples in Qatar and the Gulf region. (Courtesy

Qatar’s World Cup 2022 stadiums Al Wakrah and Al Khor have been listed among top 10 stadiums having the world’s “craziest” roofs.

They were recently shortlisted by US-based tech publication Wired.

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Qatar is planning to build some of the world’s most striking stadiums for its 2022 World Cup.

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Structures of note include the al-Bayt, whose dark fabric roof will resemble a bedouin tent, and Zaha Hadid Architects’ al-Wakrah Stadium, a fluid, interwoven steel form recalling the hull of an Arabian dhow ship.