Posted on February 13, 2015

Staff and their families from across the Qatar Airways Group celebrated Qatar’s National Sports Day on Tuesday with more than 2,000 adults and 800 children in an exciting and fun-filled day at Al-Sadd Sports Club.

The participants from Qatar Airways, Hamad International Airport, Qatar Duty Free, Qatar Airways Cargo, Qatar Aircraft Catering Company, Qatar Aviation Services, and Qatar Amiri Flight all attended and enthusiastically took part in the fourth annual Qatar National Sports Day. The day started early in the morning at Al-Sadd Sports Club, with a variety of activities including football, volleyball, basketball and cricket. Children enjoyed dedicated football training sessions with the football trainers, as well as a kids activity area where they had the chance to play with their peers in bouncy castles. 

Qatar Airways Group celebrates Qatar 2 [].jpgSpectators also enjoyed watching those participating in the many events and cheering for their favourite teams. The competitive streak was seen in many as they attempted to win first place in their chosen sports. Cricket was again the most popular activity attracting plenty of players and spectators. T-shirts and caps were given to all participants upon arrival, and lunch and refreshments were distributed during the day. Qatar’s National Sports Day is part of Qatar’s 2030 Vision and encourages all organisations in Qatar to celebrate this day by providing their staff and the public with some healthy lifestyle tips.

Qatar Airways Group celebrates Qatar 3 [].jpgQatar Airways encourages all employees to participate and to incorporate healthy habits into their lives. “We are delighted to have more participants than in previous years: it shows that people are aware of the value and importance of this annual event. Qatar National Sports Day is an opportunity for us to encourage our employees to have a healthier lifestyle, and we look forward to hosting this annual event with an even wider range of activities in future years,” said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al-Baker.

The day ended with an award ceremony, with winners being presented trophies and medals for first and second place. Qatar Airways has shown strong support for the Qatar 2030 National Vision with their continuous sponsorships of local sporting events, including Qatar Open Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships, and the Tour of Qatar, among many others. 

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