The second Tuesday of every February has now been decreed Sports Day – a national holiday to encourage exercise and good health.

If your company hasn’t organised anything, there are still lots of fun things you can do around Doha!

At the Museum of Islamic Art Park, they are working in partnership with Qtel to provide sports to the community from running and cycling to more contemporary activities like “Human Foosball” and frisbee.

At the Corniche they have an assortment of events, including fireworks!

At Aspire there are a number of things you can do.

There is a Fun Run, which starts near Khalifa Stadium and participants are invited to run, jog or walk at their own pace for the 3.6km. It starts at 9:30am.

For women, there is Power Walking in the park from 8am – 9am, ZUMBA from 9:30am – 10:30am in the Ladies’ Club and Circuit Stations from 11am-12pm, also in the ladies’ club.

For men, there is a Group Fitness Session at Pitch 6 from 9am – 10am, where there will be boxing, skipping, push-ups, weights and spinning and from 10:30am – 11:30am there will be Outdoor Activity Sessions where there will be jogging, running at Body Weight Sessions.

So get yourself down to one of these places and take advantage to the free exercise!