Qatar celebrates the annual National Sports Day every second Tuesday of February, dedicating the special day to sports and sports-related activities that promote the benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle. 

The Amiri Diwan announced that the National Sports Day, which falls on 9 February this year corresponding to 27 Jumada II 1442 AH, is a public holiday.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s sports day events will be conducted outdoors and will be limited to individual sports such as running, swimming and cycling, according to the national sports day organising committee from the Ministry of Culture and Sports.

Spectators will still be allowed to attend the different sporting events but will be required to abide by the safety measures set by the Ministry of Public Health. These include wearing of face masks at all times and physical distancing – at least 1.5 metres from other spectators in all directions. Spectator capacity should also not exceed 30% of the total outdoor seating capacity.

Hotel Offers: A Healthy and Action-Packed National Sports Day

Al Messila, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

Health Center al messila

Al Messila Spa invites you on 9 February for a day of relaxation, fitness and competitions. Starting from 7 am, their spa facilities will be accessible at no cost, with a packed schedule of classes and activities:

  • 8:30 am  9 am: Stretching in Health Center garden
  • 9:15 am – 11 am: Outdoor competitions
  • 11:30 am – 12 pm: Boot Camp sessions
  • 12:30 pm – 1 pm: Tabata
  • 1:30 pm – 2 pm: Spinning
  • 2:30 pm – 3 pm: Outdoor competitions *
  • 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm: Bodyweight *
  • 4 pm – 4:30 pm: Stretching in the Secret Garden *

* Ladies only. Terms and conditions apply

Call 4445 1916 /4445 1917 or email [email protected] 

Katara Hospitality

To mark this year’s Qatar National Sports Day, Katara Hospitality is launching the Katara Hospitality Hotels Health Club Membership Living Actively – a limited and exclusive annual membership for those looking to maintain a safe and healthy lifestyle amidst these unprecedented times.

Ritz Carlton Doha indoor pool

More details here.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa

Push your limits and make Ritz-Carlton Fitness part of your daily routine. The Ritz-Carlton, Spa provides the highest standard of personalised service, knowledge and training to reach your specialised fitness goals.

Enjoy a host of luxurious benefits as a member:

ritz-carlton sports day

Terms and conditions apply. Valid until 28 February 2021.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 4484 8173 / 4484 8174 or email [email protected].

The Westin Doha Hotel and Spa

qatar national sport day

Get your personal training or pool passes and avail of their special National Sports Day price.

  • QAR2000 for Personal Training Offer
    Get a Package for 10 classes and get five sessions Extra for FREE!
  • QAR750 for Pool Pass Offer (valid for three months)
  • Pre-booking required

For more details, call 4492 1682 or email [email protected]

W Doha Hotel & Residences

SPORTS2GO Box Why wait until the 9 February to celebrate sports? Why not enjoy sports all month? Kick off the sports games at your home while snacking on their set menu with your family or friends.

Includes (suitable for 4-5 people):

  • 10 beef sliders
  • 30 attacker chicken wings
  • 2 bowl of luck popcorn
  • 2 offside pepperoni pizza
  • 5 soft sips

Price: QAR395 

Call 4453 5135, 7794 3975 for reservations or more details.

Other Special Offers

Doha Bus (Al Majles Resort, Sealine Beach)
Open to the public 

Celebrate the country’s most energetic holiday with fun sports activities and entertainment with sun, sea and sand! Doha Bus is inviting everyone to join their National Sports Day celebration at Al Majles Resort for a full day of fitness and educational activities.

Call 4442 2444 or send an email to [email protected] for more details.

Museum of Illusions (The Gate Mall)
8 – 10 February / FREE

The Museum of Illusions is organising a sports festival to enjoin the public to rediscover the joy of sports and playing. For three days, they will create a universe of opportunities, a unique experience with sports, entertainment, education, competition and fun.

Visit their Facebook page for updates and more details.

Purple Island
Advance booking required / QAR150

Embrace Qatar’s heritage by travelling north of Qatar, passing thru Al Khor and enjoying the  Mangroves of Al Thahkira via a ‘kayaking adventure’. Great tour for all ages including singles or families. For queries, call or send a WhatsApp message to 6696 3494 or send an email to [email protected]

More information available HERE.

Qatar Foundation
Virtual Activities, Health and Fitness Talks

From online workouts and exercises for children to inspirational talks and inclusive sporting demonstrations, Qatar Foundation is helping people get into the National Sports Day spirit – safely and without the need to leave their homes. Log on to to join.


Turkish Airlines

Celebrate Qatar National Sports Day with Turkish Airlines and save up to 40% discount on selected destinations. Terms and conditions apply.

Turkish Airlines QND2021

Visit for more details.

Related Events

Mini-Golf at Doha Festival City
Ongoing until 15 April 

Spend Sports Day at the new Mini-Golf in Doha Festival City. Whether you’re a pro or an amateur, this new destination will surely challenge your golf skills!

Tickets: QAR30 per person / QAR20 for kids (12 years and below)
Registration can be made at the activity area.

More details HERE.

Ooredoo Doha Marathon 2021
Lusail City / 19 February, 5:30 am

The celebrated running event takes athletes along a scenic route through Doha, taking in the city’s highlights and offering a varied, yet entirely manageable run course. Numbers of participants and spectators at the physical event will be strictly limited, with social distancing and other health and safety guidelines to be strictly enforced.

Want to be part of this annual run? Register HERE.

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