Msheireb Properties, developers of the world’s first sustainable downtown regeneration project, and a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation for education, science and community development, hosted a fun and engaging sports programme for all its employees, in support of Qatar National Sports Day.
All staff, including the company’s construction workers, and their families were invited to take part in host of entertaining activities and sports events which included jousting gladiator duels, basketball, table tennis, Zumba, yoga, inflatable sumo wrestling, tug of war, dart ball, and kabaddi. Held at Msheireb Downtown Doha’s Heritage Quarter, the day saw hundreds of employees come together to enjoy a little healthy competition to take home an array of trophies and prizes, which included sportswear and vouchers.
Commenting on the success of this year’s National Sports Day activities, Noora Al Rumaihi, Manager of Communications and Public Relations at Msheireb Properties stated, “Our staff are an important asset to the company, their hard work and commitment enables us to reach our goals and deliver the vision we have for changing the lives of the local community. Therefore, it’s important that they are healthy, happy and have good relationships with their coworkers. We believe that team building days such as these not only help us operate like an inclusive family, but work towards inspiring our staff to think about their own health and fitness and work towards improving their wellbeing.”
Underlining the vision and objectives of Qatar’s National Sports Day, Msheireb Properties enabled employees to embrace the benefits of healthy lifestyle and constructed dedicated sports and games facilities on site and arrange for the transportation of all volunteers, workers and colleagues to ensure everyone could join in the celebrations and energise their fitness goals.
Qatar National Sports Day is a public holiday held on the second Tuesday of February every year. Since its inception in 2012, the day has aimed to promote sports and educate the residents of Qatar about the ways they can reduce health risks associated with an inactive lifestyle. It’s also an opportunity to bring communities closer together based on the sporting principles of inclusion, unity and participation.