National Sports Day is celebrated annually in Qatar every second Tuesday of February and its main objective is to promote and support a healthy lifestyle for Doha residents.
The first National Sports Day was held in 2012 and since then, the majority of private or public organizations in Qatar organize a series of activities for their employees or Doha’s residents, in an effort to encourage and inspire a healthy and active way of living. The day is a public holiday.
Let’s see what’s happening in Doha on February 11:
1. National Sport Day at Losail Circuit Sports Club
Ladies of Doha, get ready! Losail Circuit Sports Club along with Qatar Sports for All Federation and Qatar Cyclists organize a range of activities exclusively for ladies. Boys under 9 years old are also allowed.
The activities will include fitness classes and cycling as well as, various lifestyle workshops and kids’ activities.
Location: Losail Circuit Sports Club
For more information, click here: https://www.circuitlosail.com/en/event/%2013957/NATIONAL-SPORT-DAY
2. National Sports Day at Aspire
Aspire Zone organizes a day full of events and activities for all family members. Activities will include Spinning Classes, Fitness Relay, Fun Run, Run & Bike, Football, Climbing Wall, Recreation Games and more.
To register, check out Aspire Zone’s Facebook and Instagram accounts: https://www.facebook.com/aspirezone/
For the detailed schedule, location and timings check out the following images:
3. Qatar Fun Run
The AFG College along with the University of Aberdeen organizes a Fun Run on National Sports Day; the run will be positively challenging those who want to run their first trail race.
Activities for kids are also scheduled.
There will also be special prizes for the winners!
Location: Al Jassasiya Street - Al Waab Area
4. Qatar National Sports Day at Museum of Illusions
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle requires a lot of training – not just physical but a lot of mental training too. With that said, the Museum of Illusions organizes a day full of games and activities that will exercise the brain’s muscles and train our mind. Prizes will be included.
Location: Museums of Illusions
Tickets: 80 QAR for adults, 60 QAR for kids.
5. Qatar National Day at Marsa Malaz Kempinski
Marsa Malaz Kempinski organizes a day full of activities and healthy delicacies.
Activities for adults start at 9am and include Pilates, Yoga, Volley Ball, Aqua Aerobics, Kayak, Arm Wrestling and more. Kids’ activities include Yoga for kids, Cooking classes, Kids’ Zumba, Treasure Hunt, Swimming Pool games and more.
The schedule is as follows:
9:00am: Line UP, Day Activities Briefing & Warm UP 9:30am – 10:15am: Beach Boot Camp Session
10:30am – 11:30am: Pilates, Volley Ball & Hula Hoop Challenge 11:45am – 12:30pm: Tug of War & Sponge Relay
1:00pm – 2:00pm: Aqua Aerobics
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Kayak & Stand up Paddling 3:30pm – 4:00pm: Arm Wrestling
4:30pm – 5:30pm: Sunset Yoga
9:00am – 9:30am: Kick off Activity Jog 9:30am – 10:00am: Tug of War Fastest Relay 10:00am – 11:00am: Cooking Class 11:00am – 12:00pm: Treasure Hunt & Piñata 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Kids’ Zumba
1:00pm – 2:00pm: Water Beach Games, Water Balloon Toss, Sponge Pass, Water Bucket Relays & Tug of War
2:00pm – 3:00pm: Pedal Boat Ride for Kids 3:00pm – 3:30pm: Tennis Social
3:30pm – 5:00pm: Yoga for Kids
4:00pm – 4:30pm: Swimming Pool Challenge
Complimentary access to the Health Club, Beach and Kids Playroom will be available.
Lastly, on the night of February 10, there will be a carb-free corner at the Sawa Buffet, along with healthy juices at the Grand Lobby.
Location: Marsa Malaz Kempinski
For inquiries and reservations: +974 40355555
6. National Sports Day at Doha Festival City
Doha Festival City, one of the most popular malls in Doha, organizes a plethora of fun activities to celebrate the National Sports Day, both indoors and outdoors; some of them will be held throughout the month.
Check out the full program here: https://www.dohafestivalcity.com/home/whats-on/events/SportsMonthatFestivalCity
Stay tuned on Doha Festival City’s Facebook page for all the updates and news: https://www.facebook.com/DohaFestivalCity/
7. National Sports Day At Little Kickers Doha
Little Kickers organizes a range of fun activities for the young ones.
Location: Little Kickers Qatar
Reserve your spot: +974 77906677 or firstname.lastname@example.org
8. National Sport Day at Sheraton Hotel
Sheraton Grand Doha Resort organizes various fitness activities for both adults and kids; free of charge.
Meditation Yoga 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Activity Room #3
8:00 am - 9:00 am Resort Garden
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Spinning with Katharine 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Outdoor Tennis Court
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Activity Room #3
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Activity Room #3
Les Mills Body Pump 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Outdoor Tennis Court
Beach Volleyball Resort Garden
Rowing Challenge Fitness Center
Indoor Tennis Court Kids Activities
9:00 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am to 11:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Water-coloring Competition (Sport Day Theme) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mini Olympic Games 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel Time: 7am-5pm
For more information: +974 4485 4600 or HRC.email@example.com
9. National Sports Day at JW Marriot Marquis
JW Marriot Marquis City Center Doha celebrates Qatar National Sports Day with a plethora of activities in special prices.
Make sure to check JW’s Facebook page or call +974 44295000 for more information and details.
10. National Sports Day at Aqua Tots
Fun activities for little swimmers will be offered by Aqua Tots. Entrance and participation will be free of charge!
Location: Aqua Tots Qatar Time: 3pm-5pm
For information and reservations: +974 77906677 or firstname.lastname@example.org
11. National Sports Day with Kenyan Diaspora Doha Running Group
Fun activities such as running, ball games and cricket will be organized by the Kenyan Diaspora Doha Running Group.
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/Kenyan-Diaspora-Doha- Running-Group-1168376159936370/?_rdc=1&_rdr
Location: Asian City, NAAS Group, Opposite Grand Mall, Gate number 4, Building 33
Time: 8am-3pm No ticket required
How are you going to spend the day?
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