Qatar uniquely celebrates a national sport day, with schools, offices, and shops closing to encourage participation in physical activities and promote overall health and well-being.  


Note: We update this page with new NSD events as they come along.

Qatar National Sport Day Activities at Expo 2023 Doha

Experience the adrenaline rush at Expo 2023 Doha’s Sport Day! Join Expo Doha 2023 for a day of friendly competition and excitement. Whether you’re a spectator or a participant, there’s something for everyone!

Date: 13 February 2024 

Time 8 am – 10 pm

Location: Expo 2023 Doha


Education City Mountain Bike Trail 

The Qatar Foundation Community Outreach and Initiatives Department, along with the United Filipino Mountain Bikers Qatar and the Qatar Cycling Federation, are co-hosting the grand unveiling of the Education City Mountain Bike Trail to mark Qatar National Sport Day on 13 February.  

Date: 13 February 2024 

Riders Check-in opens at 6:30 am
Fun Ride Starts at 9:30 am 

Location: Education City Mountain Bike Trail (Gharafat Al Rayyan Road, Northwest of Education City)
Registration: Mountain Bike Trail

Her World Her Rules 

‘Her World Her Rules’ is a campaign aimed at aiding Basketball Federations in Qatar to raise awareness and promote the growth of basketball among girls and women. 

Date: 13 February 2024 


9 am to 11 am – 3×3 finals
11 am – 1 am – Shooting competition 

Location:  Awsaj Recreation, Education City 

Qatar Museum Sports Day Activities

Qatar Museums (QM) invites the public to join an exciting day of activities and energising events planned for this year’s Qatar National Sports Day. QM has collaborated with 14 Qatari businesses to deliver a range of activities for people of all ages to participate in.

Date: 13 February 2024 

Time: 8 am – 3 pm

Location: National Museum of Qatar in the Al Baraha Area.

Qatar Reads Activations at Education City  

Families can get special reading memberships and cool football cards with local players. Enjoy two Scrabble walls with words and pictures from football clubs in English and Arabic. 

Date: 13 February 2024 

Time: 9 am to 6 pm 

Location: Oxygen Park, Education City 

Let’s Get Active! At the Pearl Island 

A variety of exciting activities for the whole family awaits including running, walking races, football, challenging games, and more.  

Date: 13 February 2024  

Time: 8 am to 4 pm 

Location: 2-10 La Croisette, Porto Arabia Family Park, Costa Malaz and Qanat Quartier 


Most people swim, cycle, or run. When you’ve tried two of these, you might be tempted to give triathlon a shot – it’s a sport where you do all three, back-to-back, for a complete body workout. 

Date: 13 February 2024  

Time: 9 am – 12 pm  

Location: Awsaj Recreation 

Education City NSD Race  

The event will comprise of distances ranging from Mini-Kids 800M to adults 10K.  The event will take place inside Education City and will be run on an accurately measured short course with multiple laps and will be restricted to a maximum of 350 participants. 

Date: 13 February 2024 

Time: Event starts at 7:30 am 

Location: Education City 

Msheireb Downtown Doha National Sport Day Activities

Msheireb Properties, known for creating sustainable communities with a focus on people’s needs, is celebrating National Sport Day this year by hosting exciting activations all around Msheireb Downtown Doha in collaboration with Qatar Olympic Committee, PSG Academy Qatar, Cyqlone, and Zulal Wellness Resort.

Date: 13 February 2024 

Location: Msheireb Downtown Doha



Barahat Msheireb will be filled with interactive stations dedicated to different sport including weightlifting, high jump, taekwondo, judo, karate, handball, long jump, basketball, football, and volleyball. For those in the mood for some competition, stations featuring a treadmill challenge, a target wall, soccer skeeball, giant dart tennis, foot golf, touch the spots, an interactive sports screen, and a padel will also be available.

In addition to the interactive stations, thrilling tournaments will be hosted at Barahat Msheireb that are open to the public for volleyball, football, basketball, and para-sports.


A custom-built human foosball arena in Sahat Wadi Msheireb will host friendly matches between visitors. Up to 16 players will step into the cage designed to create conditions similar to a typical foosball table, with live DJs providing play-by-play commentary and music.


Cyqlone will be challenging visitors in their outdoor cycling class hosted at Sahat Al Nakheel on Sikkat Al Wadi at 10 am. A 3-kilometer walk and a 5-kilometer run will also encourage participants to reach the Green Gorilla where they will enjoy mini-acai bowls and receive gift vouchers. Cyqlone’s Longest Ride will also take place from 4:30 PM – 6 PM, featuring a guest appearance from a prominent local DJ.


Zulal Wellness Resort will engage visitors with 1-hour on-stage classes, including yoga at 9 am, Tai Chi at 12:30 pm, and Pilates at 2 pm.

National Sports Day Paddling at MIA Park  

As part of National Sport Day, guests can take a pick from a kayaking tour, stand-up paddle boarding and pedal-powered boarding.  

Date: 13 February 2024 

Time: 9 am – 4 pm 

Location: MIA Park  

Walk and Read 

On Qatar’s National Sport Day, come walk with QNL and chat about the book “Who Moved My Cheese?” by Spencer Johnson. This event is open for everyone. 

Date: 14 February 2024  

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm 

Location: The walk begins at Qatar National Library and finishes at Oxygen Park 

Language: Arabic  

National Sport Day at Katara

Come celebrate Qatar’s National Sport Day at the Cultural Village Foundation Katara!  Enjoy a day of fun activities

Date: 13 February 2024  

Time: 7:30 am – 5 pm 

Location: Katara Beach, Wisdom Square and Waterfront


Qatar Museums Sports Day Activities  

Participate in outdoor exercises and find out more about the importance of a balanced and active lifestyle. 

Date: 13 February 2024 

Time: 8 am – 3 pm 

Location: National Museum of Qatar 

Beach Day on Sport Day by National Cruise 

Setting sail for a day of sun, sand, and sports!  Join the National Cruise for a Beach Day on Sports Day! Come along for a fun day at the beach and enjoy games and prizes.  Cruise to an island for sports and relaxation by the sea. 

Date: 13 February 2024 

Time: 10 am – 3 pm  

Location: Box Park  

Ticket Price: Adult – QAR99, Kids (5-10 years old) – QAR50, 0 – 5 years old –  FREE

Registration: National Cruise


Doha Festival City  

Join the Sports Day at Doha Festival City for HIIT, Zumba & kids’ fun in The Village.

Date: 13-16 February 2024 

Time: 10 am – 8 pm  

Location: The Village, Doha Festival City 

Gulf Mall NSD Run 2024 

The event will comprise of distances ranging from Mini-Kids 800M to Adults 3K.  The event will take place around the Gulf Mall shopping complex in Al Gharrafa, and will be run on an accurately measured short course with multiple laps, and will be restricted to a maximum of 300 participants. 

Date: 13 February 2024 

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm  

Location: Outside the Gulf Mall  

Ticket Price: QAR50 per person  


National Sport Day at Tawar Mall 

Gear up for a day of adrenaline-packed action at Tawar Mall. 

Date: 13 February 2024 

Time: 5 pm onwards 

Location: 2nd Floor, Tawar Mall Courtyard 

Ticket Price: FREE 

Sport Initiative For an Ideal Life

AlHazm presents a wide variety of activities that combine the world’s old and new sports activities
With traditional, interactive, and international games all over AlHazem. Organized by the Hour & Hour Show

Date: 13 February 2024 

Time: 9 am onwards 

Location: Al Hazm Corridors

Ticket Price: FREE 

Hang on Balance Competition QNSD at Safari Mall Qatar 

Prepare yourself for the Hang on Balance competition, where exciting prizes await as you strive to find your balance. 

Date: 13 February 2024 

Time: 10 am – 10 pm  

Location: 2nd Floor, Tawar Mall Courtyard 

Ticket Price: Spot registration

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