With the participation of H.E Dr. Abdulla bin Abdulaziz Al-Subaie, Managing Director & CEO of the company, Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) marked, the twelfth edition of Qatar National Sport Day, which falls on Tuesday of the second week of February every year, as part of its commitment to support the efforts of the State of Qatar aimed at encouraging the individuals to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
In the Marking of QNSD 2023, Qatar Rail joined the Ministry of Transport (MOT) sports event which was held in Al Sa'ad Plaza at Lusail boulevard, with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of sport and encouraging everyone to play its activities and contribute to making it an approach to a healthy and active life.
In addition, Qatar Rail held a Padel tennis event for its staff and their families in the Padel In courts at Aspire zone, At the event a qualified professional trainers helped the attendees to learn more about the game which also a mini tournament was held and witnessed enthusiastic participation from the company's staff.
As part of its preparations for the for the Qatar National Sport Day (QNSD) Qatar Rail launched the first event under the “Metro Events" series, which will be held for the public at Doha Metro stations throughout the year. This initiative comes under the company long-term strategic plan to transform metro stations into destinations and living communities through active engagements with the public.
The event entitled (Sport? This way! ) is held at the Sport city station on the metro's Gold Line until February 16th, and is hosting a number of prominent sports clubs, such as Al Rayyan, and Al Duhail Clubs, to display their various promotional products amongst other renowned retailers offering sport accessories, telecom services, food and beverage amongst others.
During the QNSD, H.E Dr. Abdulla Al-Subaie, MD & CEO of Qatar Rail, received the Guinness Records certificate for the LARGEST PADEL CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE WORLD (Qatar Rail Open), which was organized from September 11th to 17th, 2022 by Qatar Rail and Padel In Qatar, with a record participation of 778 players.
On this occasion, Abdulla Ali Al-Mawlawi, Communication & Public Relations Director at Qatar Rail said: “The celebration of the National Sport Day this year is exceptional to us, as it coincides with the celebration of our new record in the Guinness Book of Records for the second time. We are pleased with this partnership with Padel In, and we are looking forward to developing it to continue achieving more records, develop the Padel sport and support in discovering young Qatari's talents whom aspire to be professional players and represent the stat e of Qatar in international tournaments."
In turn, Mohamed Saadon Al-Kuwari, Co-founder of PADEL IN company, said: “We are proud to have this ongoing partnership with Qatar Rail, which has given us the opportunity to participate in setting a new world record adding to the list yet another achievement for the state of Qatar in the Guinness Book of World Records. We are looking forward for future collaboration under this partnership with Qatar Rail and further support Qatar presence in the Padel tennis game".
The Qatar Rail Open Padel Championship was held at at Padel In Aspire and Padel In City Center clubs last September, and witnessed a record participation of 389 teams of different age groups, including 12 teams from 4 Gulf countries, two teams from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and two other teams from The United Arab Emirates, in addition to 4 teams from the State of Kuwait, and 4 other teams from the State of Bahrain.