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Our vision and strategy of sports is promoting Qatar as world leading country in the events of sports. Our ambition is not only to bring the international sports to Qatar but it is giving importance in promoting the traditional sports of Qatar to the world.

Sports events are loved by Qatari people and play a very important role in the lives of people living in Qatar. Most of the population likes outdoor activities and this is the reason that government of Qatar is giving a huge importance and investment to promote sports in Qatar. There are many stadium and sports club which are open to general public and encourage the people of Qatar to take an active part in the sports events.

Qatar is the combination of new and traditional sports. Football (soccer) is the national sports of Qatar and is played with passion both in stadiums and road sides. Qatar not only promotes the international sports like tennis, golf, bowling, athletics, swimming but it also focuses on the traditional sports like camel racing, falconry and horse racing. These traditional sports are historically known as sports of sheikh.

Qatar is a hosting FIFA World cup 2022. Qatar 2022 sets out to be a completely new type of World Cup. It is the first time the World Cup will come to the Qatar-Middle East, a region filled with sporting potential and passion. Qatar has the honour for the representation of the 15th Asian Games which was the biggest ever sports event held in the GCC and features more than 45 countries participating in over 40 sporting events.

Tourist can choose to be encouraging spectator or they can be participants in the various sports events in Qatar. Please learn more from the three traditional sports of Qatar given in the right side menu.