UDC Hosts Sporting Activities on National Sport Day at The Pearl-Qatar in Collaboration with Public Works Authority and Fitness Centers Based on the Pearl Island

February 14, 2018 / News

United Development Company (UDC), one of the leading Qatari shareholding companies and master developer of The Pearl- Qatar, hosted an array of sporting activities on the island during National Sport Day in collaboration with the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) and the fitness centers located at The Pearl-Qatar.


The events were attended by Mr. Ibrahim Jassim Al-Othman, President and CEO of UDC, H.E Dr. Eng. Saad bin Ahmad Al-Muhannadi, President of the Public Works Authority 'Ashghal’, Eng. Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attyiah, Assistant President of the Public Works Authority 'Ashghal', along with managers and department heads from both organizations. The extravaganza included a football match between the managements of UDC and Ashghal, in addition to beach volleyball, table tennis and other children activities.


Mr. Ibrahim Jassim Al-Othman, UDC President & CEO stated: "UDC was pleased to host the National Sport Day activities at its flagship development The Pearl-Qatar. We are a committed supporter of this unique national initiative to promote sports and health awareness across the community and encourage all residents of the State of Qatar to participate in sports and pursue a healthy lifestyle. As a leading Qatari shareholding company, UDC values its commitment to national and human development, and as such, proudly supports and encourages all initiatives and activities that embody this social responsibility element.”


For his part, H.E Dr. Eng. Saad bin Ahmad Al-Muhannadi, President of the Public Works Authority 'Ashghal’ also commented by saying: “We at Ashghal are always keen on taking part in sporting events and forums, in addition to organizing various events for our staff and the Qatari community as a whole both on sport day, Ramadan, and other events throughout the year. We also encourage our employees to exercise regularly by providing separate gymnasiums for men and women on our premises, which include all the necessary equipment and trained and specialized professionals.”


The Pearl-Qatar also staged a series of public events along the Porto Arabia Boardwalk under the guidance and organization of various fitness centers located at The Pearl-Qatar. Visitors were encouraged to partake in the activities of various workout stations, which featured fitness tests and challenges throughout the day. Sessions on health and nutrition and helpful advice on how to exercise sensibly at health and sports clubs was also provided to those looking to enhance their knowledge of these subjects.


Through its participation in this unique national initiative, it is UDC’s intent to promote sports while raising the awareness of how important it is to be active and healthy. The event further contributed to the position Qatar has established on the global sport map as a country that highly values human development and a healthy community, in line with UDC’s Corporate Social Responsibility mandate.


The open spaces, green areas, beaches and water fronts that naturally abound at The Pearl-Qatar are very conducive to sporting activities year-round and have helped make the island a destination of choice for those pursuing a healthy lifestyle.

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