Join Qatar as it celebrates National Sport Day 2017, which is a public holiday, falling on the second Tuesday of every February (14 February 2017) as a day of sports and other fun activities to promote the benefits of an active healthy lifestyle. 

Different events take place across Doha in the celebration of Qatar National Sport Day (NSD). Here’s Marhaba’s Guide to ‘Qatar National Sport Day 2017’.

Aspire Fun Run 

Aspire Fun Run Qatar National Sport Day 2017

Lineup starts at 8 am. So, be close to the start line if you are a cheetah or near the back if you are a youngster or a social runner; and at the back if you have a push chair for everyone’s safety. The finish line will be where you started.

FREE Registration! Get more details here.

Nordic Walking in Aspire Park

Nordic Walking is a form of fitness walking, where you use specially designed poles and a learned technique that results in a low impact, but high results and total body fitness. It increases cardio fitness, burns more calories and activates 90% of muscles.

Join on National Sport Day at 11 am at the entrance of Aspetar west expansion. Get more details here.

All Day Activities at Aspire

Qatar National sport Day events in Qatar Aspire Doha

Timing: 8 am—6 pm; Entry: Free
Where: Aspire Zone

More details here

Cultural Village Foundation – Katara

Tackle it, Smash, Run and Shoot, don’t hesitate, be the game maker, showcase your skills in front of others, encouraging them to participate and enjoy.

Katara offers an exhilarating open-air atmosphere for the National Sports Day, along with a diverse selection of events and sport activities.

14 February, 9 am – 6 pm, Katara esplanade

More details here.

Be Fit with Kulinarya Qatar

Timing: 8 am—5 pm; Entry: Free
Where: City Centre Rotana Hotel

Hotels Offer Residents and Visitors a Healthy and Action-packed National Sport Day

40 of the country’s four and five-star hotels will be making various packages available to residents and visitors on 13 – 15 February 2017. The offers are designed to promote healthy lifestyles among residents and visitors of all ages, with packages including free access to hotel gyms, gym membership discounts of up to 50%, and free gym classes.

More details here

InterContinental Doha The City

Call 4015 8888 for more details.

Mall of Qatar

Join a family fun day and celebrate the National Sports Day with us! Enjoy the diverse sports activities in a family atmosphere all day long.

Register below for the 1K & 3K Family Fun Run to WIN great prizes!

Time: 8:00am – 10:00am
Meeting point: First Floor, Family Entertainment Center, at 8:00am

The first 50 families who register will receive QAR100 vouchers from Xtremeland.
Peal Juice Bars will be offering free refreshments & Hamley’s Mascots will be cheering you along the way!
The first to complete the 3K Run will win a 1-year free membership at Anytime Fitness worth QAR6000.

Register here

Kids Activities with KidzMondo:

Time: 11 am – 9 pm
Location: West Gate 3
Involve your family in KidzMondo family fitness program and share with your children funny moments:
Mascot activation
Activity related shows (Fire fighters, Police, Paramedics)
Sports sessions (Aerobics, Gymnastics, CrossFit)

Kids (3 – 12 years) Activities with Cool De Sac:
Time: 10 am – 9 pm
Location: East Gate 1
Give your kids joyful unforgettable moments by Cool De Sac Fitness Practices:
Gymnastics / Athletics
Football Shooting
Obstacles Race
Dance Routine
Football Shooting

Physical Activities with Anytime Fitness:
Time: 10 am – 9 pm
Location: West Gate 1
Feel the energy and don’t miss the integral program of Anytime Fitness:
Kangoo Power

Basketball & Football:
Time: 10 am – 9 pm
Location: East Gate 3
Show your skills and get in the excitement of football and basketball:
Basketball skills
Beat the coach
4 pm: Football skills
Panna Game & Freestyle Football Workshop

Table Tennis:
Time: 10 am – 9 pm
Location: West Gate 2
Get excited with table tennis games for adults and kids.

Oryx Rotana 

Offers discounts on club memberships and special room packages inclusive of healthy breakfast

Oryx Rotana Doha is offering free access to the hotel gym on 13 –15 February, 50% discount on gym memberships if booked on Qatar National Sport Day, free workout class on 14 February as well as different gym competitions for the hotel guests and employees.

Healthy food buffet will also be available at Oryx Rotana Doha during breakfast at a special price. Special room packages inclusive of healthy breakfast and a special dinner are also on offer.

For more information, call 4402 3333 

The Pearl-Qatar

The Ritz-Carlton, Doha

  • Free Access to Hotel Gyms on 14 February 2017
  • Membership discount promotion for the month of February 2017
  • Free gym classes

For more information, call 4484 8173.

Hotel Package   

13 – 15 February, starting at QAR 1,000 per night

Join the various sports activities, book Qatar National Sports Day offer and enjoy luxurious accommodations at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha along with special, including complimentary access to the gym, fitness classes, internet and valet parking.

  • Overnight accommodations
  • Healthy buffet breakfast at Lagoon Restaurant
  • Complimentary Circuit Fitness Class at 6 pm (pre-booking required)
  • Complimentary internet access
  • Complimentary Overnight valet parking

Terms and conditions apply

More details here

Sealine Beach, a Murwab Resort

Explore Sealine Beach in celebration of Qatar National Sports Day along with exciting recreational activities for the whole family.
QAR 100 entrance fee per adult or QAR 185 per person with healthy buffet lunch
More details here

Qatar Airways

In celebration of Qatar National Sport Day, Qatar Airways is offering up to 40% off on all-inclusive Economy and Premium class return fares to selected destinations. Inspiring customers to travel and partake in sports in some of the most popular leisure destinations around the globe.

The five day promotion will run from 13 – 17 February, for travel up to 15 June 2017. Tickets can be booked at any Qatar Airways sales offices, from preferred travel agents or online through

Qatar Olympics

Olympic athletes will be giving training tips and advice for all ages and abilities

Qatar’s Olympic heroes have called for the nation to get out and join them on National Sport Day. Qatar’s National Federations will be organising activities for all ages and abilities across Qatar.

14 February, Katara

The public can keep up to date with Team Qatar’s journeys on the Qatar Olympic Committee’s social media channels under the hashtag #YallaQatar.

Qatar University (QU)

This year’s celebration is organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, Internal Security Force (Lekhwiya), Community College of Qatar (CCQ), and Cultural Village – Katara.

14 February, Katara

The celebratory programme will feature sports booths presented by QU coaches, faculty and students, and a health booth and healthy nutrition corner presented by members from the Physiotherapy and Sport Injury Unit at QU Student Activities Department in conjunction with QU College of Medicine and Sport Science Programme.

Will also include beach soccer and beach volleyball championships, physical fitness and sports training sessions, and sports activities for adults and kids, as well as a paragliding show performed by a team from QU Air Sports Club.

Save the Dream

Save the Dream will organise fun, inspiring and family-orientated activities centred around the sport of blind football at Qatar Foundation’s Recreation Centre, Green Floor room, 10 am to noon.

Save the Dream is organising the event in partnership with Qatar Social Culture Center for the Blind and sponsored by SASOL.