January was so long, it felt like there were 200 days in just January. Finally we have crossed over and entered into one of the most popular months on the calendar, February. And for us residents in Qatar, this also means we are closer to our next public holiday – The Qatar National Sports Day!
There are very few public holidays that we get and the Sports Day is just like a cool breeze in the “holiday-less” season. Yet another holiday and yet another list of events to look forward to!
- Sports Day Activities at your Workplace:
Yes, you read that right. It’s Sports Day and the Government has always encouraged every organization to hold some kind of sports and physical activity for its employees to remind them about fitness and health. So before you head out to look for fun things to do, may be find out what is on the charts for your workplace. A fun day with co-workers in a semi-casual setting, playing sports together, sure sounds refreshing to us.
The same is true for your Kids as well. Many schools organise sports activities for its students too. A day to watch your little champs out run (pun intended) or just have a good time with the other kids, is also a great way to spend the day.
- Aspire Zone Activities
Like last year, the Aspire Zone Foundation will be actively participating in the Sports day by hosting several events for people of all age groups and abilities. Starting with the family friendly Fun Run, to Fitness events, Kids activities and many more. It is an amazing opportunity to explore Aspire Zone. But be there early, because the events start at 8:30 am.
- The Pearl Qatar Activities
When it comes to Sports Day, The Pearl Qatar is among the big participants every year. This year February 9th is the day to mark on your schedules. There are 2 events on the same day, one at 9:30 am at the Porto Arabia and the other event is at 2pm. Sailors, watch out for the fun filled day at the Pearl.
- Family Fun Run at Mall of Qatar on Sports Day
Mall of Qatar hosts the Family Fun Run for you to bring your family and celebrate fitness. There will be 1k and 3k runs for you to participate in as per your wish and ability. Apart from this, a bunch of activities for kids are also an attraction.
- Attractive offers at Hotels and Gyms
Sports Day is the perfect time to avail special discounts on fitness related activities especially. If you have been skeptical about a gym membership or wanted to try another one out, give them a call and ask about sports day discounts. For instance The Westin Doha is giving free access to its Fitness Studio on the sports day from 6 am to 10 am. Many other hotels must be putting out interesting offers too. We recommend you do a quick web search.
Hope you make the best out of the Sports Day activities around you.
Written by Adithya Nair
Adithya is an Electronics engineering graduate who embarked on her artistic journey in her final year of college. From co-founding a handmade gifts company to being placed on the leader board of Zomato, she explores every facet of her life eagerly. She shares her paintings, poetry and blogs on her social media and is an artist in the making. Follow her on Instagram @artbyadithyanair.