Everything you need to know about Qatar National Sport Day 2020

Everything you need to know about Qatar National Sport Day 2020

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

In a country striving towards fitness, Qatar National Sport Day is potentially the most active day in the year and it comes with its own public holiday. The second Tuesday of February annually marks the National Sports Day (NSD) and is a public holiday in Qatar.

On this day, the community comes together in popular outdoor spaces to take part in various sporting events and competitions. We have compiled a list of venues for you where most of the action is set to take place.

1. Aspire Zone Foundation

Sports Day

Aspire Zone Foundation’s (AZF) NSD celebrations are rapidly taking shape as the NSD organizing committee at AZF puts the final touches to this year’s programme of activities.

The activities are being organized by AZF and its member organizations: Aspire Academy, Aspetar, and Aspire Logistics and will include more than 20 unique events for all members of the community to enjoy. Moreover, AZF will host more than 18 entities participating in NSD celebrations.

As with previous years, 2020’s plans prove that Aspire Zone Foundation really does offer something for everyone, no matter their age or level of fitness.

Build a team of two and register in "Run&Bike"

“Run&Bike” is a new event presented by Aspetar this year, where participants can form a team of two, one runner and the other a biker, each cycle and run every 2 km to finish around 4 km together.

Time: 10:00 am

Location: Between the Torch Hotel and Khalifa International Stadium.

Fun Run is back by popular demand

The Fun Run activity, one of the most popular events in AZF’s NSD programme in previous years, is back by popular demand and will be open to all members of the community, including men, women, families, children, and persons with special needs. It will include a 2 km course around Aspire Zone that will enable participants to experience AZF’s various venues and facilities while getting fit and having fun.

Time: 8:00 am

Location: Between the Torch Hotel and Khalifa International Stadium.

Registration: Click here

Ladies and girls only activities

NSD events at Aspire Zone will witness activities dedicated to women and girls only in an atmosphere of complete privacy. Ladies-only activities include badminton and basketball.

Time: 10:30 am to 3:00 pm

Location: Multi-purpose Hall (2) at Aspire Dome

Activities at Aspire Dome promise to challenge

Aspire Dome will host a variety of activities for families and friends, including running, hammer throwing, and plyometric challenges. Aspire Dome’s activities typically attract up to 2500 people because they offer such a diverse and rewarding set of challenges for all ages, increasing endurance, strength, and flexibility.

In addition, the Sports Science and Football Performance department at Aspire is organizing several football-related activities, including shooting, dribbling, fitness challenge, football matches and more.

These activities are suitable for all age groups and fitness levels. The dome will also witness a range of fun sports activities and challenges for all family members, including basketball and challenging barriers as well as events for children under 10 years, such as children's gymnastics, wall climbing, and other challenging activities by the Multi-Sports Development Programme.

2. Qatar Foundation

Sports Day

The QF Race

A 3 km obstacle course will span the length of Oxygen Park and put your speed, agility, stamina, and determination to the test.

Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Oxygen Park

Ceremonial Court Activities

Sports Day

Ceremonial Green Spine Activities

Sports Day

Multaqa (Qatar Foundation Student Center) Activities

Sports Day

3. Katara Cultural Village

Sports Day

Katara is all set to host an action-packed day of activities for the whole family.

Time: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location: Katara Esplanade

4. Balloon Run

Sports Day

If you want to try out some unique sporting activities with the whole family or friends, head to Al Bidda Park for the annual Balloon Run this Sports Day.

Registration is essential and you can register via the QSFA App!

Time: 7:30 am

Location: Fads Park

5. Losail International Circuit- Ladies only event

Sports Day

Losail Circuit Sports Club will host a ladies only event to celebrate Qatar National Sports Day.  Starting

Ladies can enjoy a wide range of activities including cycling, fitness classes, sports activities, healthy lifestyle workshops, activities for children.

Time: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

6. Doha Festival City

Sports Day

Doha Festival City is hosting a plethora of activities in celebration of Qatar National Sports Day this month.

Shoppers and visitors will enjoy a fun-packed month of sports and fitness activities with family and friends, with something for all ages and skills, both indoors and outdoors.

Running and Cycling Marathons

Festival City’s outdoor track will witness running and cycling marathons for adults and children on both Fridays and Saturdays throughout the month including the Sports day.

Time: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Angry Birds World

A Sports for All Zone will be set up on the “Bird Island” located at the Angry Birds World featuring quick health check-ups daily throughout the month of February from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm, and on Sports day from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. More fun awaits everyone in the theme parks atrium at the Kids Sports Activity area.


Game lovers can enjoy an exhilarating experience in the Xbox and Computer stations for free of charge or sign up for a life-like car race on the F1 racer simulator in Viturocity during the weekdays of this month from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

During the Sports Day, February 11, 2020, an obstacle course at Angry Birds World, will help all shoppers experience and enhance their mental and physical stamina from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, while Snow Dunes will have an Open Day for all Festival City visitors from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Virtuocity will open up its Virtual Reality rooms for an unparalleled game experience in celebration of the day from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Snow Dunes

Snow Dunes will have an Open Day for all Festival City visitors from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on February 11, 2020.

7. Mall of Qatar

Mall of Qatar

In celebration of NSD and to promote the social and personal benefits of sports and recreation, Mall of Qatar is hosting a variety of fun and fitness activities for free starting from February 7-29.

8. Mirqab Mall

Sports Day

From February 6 to February 11, there will be something for all ages to celebrate the country’s most energetic holiday. 

Throughout the campaign, Mirqab Mall will be action-packed, hosting a massive Human Foosball activation in the food court location, free yoga, and Zumba classes, as well as a pop-up soft-play obstacle course area where children can test their physical skills alongside a vast Bootcamp obstacle course for children to showcase their dexterity.

The Amazing Race

February 6 - 11

Event Timings: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm  

Location: Dome by Busaba Bangkok            

Ages 5 and above

Free of Charge

Free Zumba For All

February 7 & 11

Event Timings: 7.30 am                

All ages welcome

Location: Atrium

Free of Charge

Bootcamp Obstacle Course

February 6 - 11

Event Timings: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Atrium        

Ages 5 and above

Free of Charge

Human Foosball

February 6 - 11

Event Timings: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm  

Location: First Floor, Food Court            

Ages 5 and above

Free of Charge

Free Yoga in the Mall with Mousa Zeidan

February 11

Event Timing: 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm 

Location: Mezzanine Level by Go Sports            

Ages 15 and above

Free of Charge

9. The Pearl Qatar

Sports Day

Join the Sport Day celebrations at The Pearl Qatar and enjoy challenging sports activities and fun games from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

10. Al Messila, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Doha

Sports Day

Celebrate Qatar National Sports Day at Al Messila, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Doha.
The resort has organized a series of activities for free of charge especially for ladies including outdoor jogging, stretching, spinning, and foam rolling.

Ladies can also avail the day pass only for QAR 100 which will give full access to all the activities including core conditioning, curves and legs, aqua yoga, yoga, HIIT, outdoor Bootcamp, and aquafit.

Muah Thai, Vinyasa Yoga, HIIT, Dynamic Plates classes are available for both ladies and gents for only QAR 75 per class from February 9-12.

Kids can enjoy a full day of activities for QAR 120 on February 11.


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