Posted on February 07, 2015

United Development Company (UDC), one of the leading Qatari shareholding companies in Qatar, announced its plans to celebrate Qatar’s National Sports Day on the 10th of February 2015 at its flagship development The Pearl-Qatar with a fun-filled program of sporting activities for employees and their families, as well as residents and visitors of The Pearl-Qatar.

In addition to the festivities organized by UDC, The Pearl-Qatar will also host a number of ministries, civic and government institutions planning to organize their Sports Day events on the Island, including Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA), the Ministry of Development Planning & Statistics, Qatar School Sports Federation and Qatar Beach Tennis Club, all in celebration of health and sports therefore extending sporting activities and enthusiasm to various areas around the Island.

UDC’s support of National Sports Day reflects the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program’s focus on promoting an active and healthy lifestyle and on improving sports for better bodies and more active minds through building a human being who is capable of participating in the course of development and progress on the way of fulfilling the Qatar National Vision 2030, which considers the human element its most important pillar. To that end, UDC’s day will start with a Walkathon on Porto Arabia Boardwalk at 8.30 a.m., leaving from 7 La Croisette and reaching all the way to 29 La Croisette where Anima Gallery & Lounge are located. QTA’s staff as well as media representatives will also join in the walk.

In collaboration with Qatar Beach Tennis Club and following the refreshing morning walk around Porto Arabia, UDC will hold Beach Tennis competitions from 10:00 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. at the picturesque Lido Venezia Beach in Qanat Quartier, which will be open to free public registration. Participants can sign up to play by sending their names, email addresses and mobile numbers to

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On the other side of the Island, at the mosque parking adjacent to The Pearl Roundabout, sports will be equally emphasized at the Ministry of Development Planning & Statistics’ event from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The huge land area will be filled with sports and recreational activities including handball and volleyball courts, ping pong, billiard and bowling, in addition to treadmills and other workout machines. Children’s entertainment is also key to all the family’s enjoyment, thus a special kids’ area has been erected and will be filled with bouncing castles and inflatable games. A health corner will guarantee that people will take up interest in doing some routine but vital blood tests and in learning about healthy living in the form of brief lectures.

His Excellency Qatar’s Minister of Development Planning & Statistics will also grace employees and their families with his visit and will further partake in a walkathon from Chocolate Bar in 1 La Croisette to the Ministry’s site of celebrations adjacent to the Rolls Royce Showroom. Close by in 1 La Croisette between Sormani and Le Relais de l’Entrecote, Qatar School Sports Federation will be bringing along 50 children aged between 8 and 11, from different schools in Qatar to participate in mini football and mini basketball games from 8:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m.

The Pearl-Qatar continues to be a preferred outdoor venue for all kinds of sporting activities, thanks to its vast open spaces and lush green areas in addition to its amenities, beachfront façade and exceptional logistical and customer service.