It has finally been confirmed that Qatar will host the 2022 football World Cup. Preparations will begin in the country to facilitate the 32 Nations battling it out for the ultimate trophy in international football.

Since the announcements have taken place, the Qatari government and authorities have been working endlessly to facilitate this global event and have built up to seven brand-new, high-rise structure-like stadiums, all with the latest technology for the games to be played and comfort for the people.

One of the local authorities in-particular have been extremely busy, the Qatari Civil Aviation Authority. A problem they face is, during the event, the Qatari skies will be one of the busiest routes, with hundreds of flights coming in and out daily. Now, with the new high-rise structures being erected in and around the capital city of Doha and the busy air traffic, safety must be considered and the question of ‘how to make the sky a safer place to fly?’ is asked.

One of the new stadiums is the Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium, also known as Al-Rayyaan stadium. Due to the height and location of this stadium, the local civil aviation has recommended installing day and night-time medium intensity aircraft warning lights to mark the high-rise structure. These specialised lights are used to mark the structure using visual indicators to warn airmen of the potential hazard.

Delta Obstruction Lighting Ltd specialises in this field and have manufactured a bespoke system which consists of arranging 12no. WL-20K aircraft warning lights evenly to the highest point of the roof of the stadium to ensure the light is visible from all directions in a 360° horizontal plane. Since the completion of this state-of-the-art stadium, Delta is still working with local contractors on the expansion of the infrastructure in Qatar for the build-up of this World Cup and the foreseeable future.