Around 50 organisations, including 12 sports federations, set up more than 70 different activities at the scenic cultural village.
The biggest annual sports festival in Qatar saw thousands of people descend on Aspire Zone Foundation’s (AZF) unique outdoor and indoor facilities.
HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, HH Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani and FIFA President Gianni Infantino took part in a football match at Aspire Academy on Tuesday.
A full-day programme for NSD has been specially developed to suit anyone and everyone from Qatar’s rich and diverse community.
The events include a seven-a-side football tournament, table tennis, yoga, kabaddi and tug of war for men and women.
The events will be held at Katara, Qatar Foundation and the Khalifa Tennis and Squash Complex.
Sambo, literally meaning self-defense without weapons, is a unique martial art and combative sport that was created in Russian Federation.
AZF’s focus on promoting healthy lifestyles among the people of Qatar are perfectly aligned with the vision for NSD.
His Highness the Emir rode a bicycle through Doha Corniche and the West Bay towers area, sending out a message to keep practising sports for health and fitness
A host of dignitaries including HH Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, HE Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali and HE Hassan Al Thawadi led the celebrations