Thousands head outdoors to enjoy Qatar National Sport Day 2016

All photos of Aspire Zone activities by Baba Tamim

Thousands of people thronged to the Aspire Zone and other hotspots around Qatar to mark the fifth annual National Sport Day.

Windy weather aside, many said they enjoyed the wide range of activities set up at Katara Cultural Village, the Pearl-Qatar, Aspire Zone and other places.

The MOI has been tweeting pictures of an event for people with special needs:

A whole host of runners took part in the annual Doha Dash at the Losail circuit. Participants had a choice of the 10km, 5km, 3km & Mini Dash for kids:

Meanwhile, a beach at The Pearl-Qatar has been turned into a venue for the area’s celebrations:

Over at Asian Town in the Industrial Area, Qatar’s Minister of Culture and Sports Salah bin Ghanem al-Ali used the occasion to express his appreciation for all those who have helped to build the country:

nstagram user Juma Al Mohanadi posted this image of events at Katara, where visitors are being treated to Karate demonstrations, wrestling, weightlifting, sailing, basketball, table tennis and rugby.


Speaking to Doha News at the Aspire Zone, Muhammad Jarallah expressed pride in Qatar for hosting such a day, saying:

“On this day we get together with rest of the citizens and expats and play sports. We want to show the world how important sports (is) to us. It’s good for both body and brain and the community.”

How has your day been so far?

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