Posted on December 09, 2017

Qatar National Day is the national commemoration of Qatar's unification in 1878 and is celebrated annually on 18 December. Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) recognizes the significance of this day by honoring the history and identity of the State of Qatar.

Under this year’s theme - Promise of Prosperity and Glory – HMC has organized a number of activities across its network of hospitals and facilities to showcase Qatar’s heritage and culture. Scheduled to take place from 12 to 14 December, the activities will showcase Qatari patriotism, familiarize expatriates with the local culture, and highlight Qatar’s spirit of warm hospitality.

Mr. Ali Abdullah Al Khater, HMC’s Chief Communications Officer and Chair of the Healthcare Communications Committee, said: “These festivities are a true celebration of Qatar's culture and heritage. Qatar National Day is a day of great pride for all of us, and we take this opportunity to extend our best wishes and prayers to our country's visionary leaders and pledge to continue our efforts to achieve excellence and prosperity for our beloved nation and its people.” Mr. Al Khater went on to say that planned festivities will allow HMC’s hospitals to promote its healthcare services by providing free basic medical check-ups, health tips, and information on maintaining a healthy diet and active lifestyle. During the three days of planned celebrations, there will also be an opportunity for members of the community to meet clinical experts.

Mr. Al Khater stated: “These activities are a testament to our ongoing commitment to patient-centered care. We are constantly striving to improve health awareness and enable people to become their own health advocates. The range of health-related activities and services we will provide in celebration of Qatar National Day will help support this goal.” He added that Qatar National Day is a special day as it provides a great platform for Qataris to share their national culture with expatriates. “It’s also an opportunity for Qataris to highlight their country’s rich heritage, reflect on its history, share its customs, and ultimately promote a greater appreciation of their culture and ancestors’ legacy,” concluded Mr. Al Khater.

For more information about HMC’s Qatar National Day activities, visit our Facebook page:, Twitter: @HMC_Qatar and Instagram @HMC_Qatar.