Across Qatar, tens of thousands of people have been out making the most of National Sport Day – heading not only to major venues like Katara Cultural Village and the Corniche, but also to privately organized company events and smaller gatherings of friends and families.
That includes former first lady Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, chairperson of Qatar Foundation:
Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser honors us with her presence at QF on National Sports Day. #QFNSD14
— Qatar Foundation (@QF) February 11, 2014
Here’s just a small selection of photos shared on Twitter today.
First, some images from the Aspire Zone:
— Greeker (@Greeeker) February 11, 2014
— AHF Qatar (@ahfqatar) February 11, 2014
Stepping out on the Corniche and at the souq:
— Louis Louis (@lflouis) February 11, 2014
— Qatar Handball 2015 (@2015Handball) February 11, 2014
— Qatar – MENASA 2022 (@YearsofCulture) February 11, 2014
Shopping malls have been getting in on the act, too:
— Brian Candy (@iCandy_pw) February 11, 2014
As this resident noted, the weather outside is perfect for a day out in the sunshine:
However, the combination of gorgeous weather and a national holiday has led to traffic issues around popular destinations.
We spotted long jams at Katara this morning, and it seems traffic around the Aspire Zone is also slow:
— Qatar Happening (@QatarHappening) February 11, 2014
Not everyone’s chosen to head outside today, however – some residents have taken the opportunity to kick back and relax instead.
@dohanews Eating loads of food and sleeping all day.
— Saoud (@SaoudSays) February 11, 2014
If you’re still looking for inspiration for activities the rest of the day, you can check out our guide here.
What have you been up to today? Thoughts?