Qatar Insurance Group (QIC), the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region hosted an event in celebration of Qatar National Sports Day 2023.
The event which saw a remarkable turnout, took place at the Katara Cultural Village and featured a variety of sports-based family activities, including basketball, cricket and an obstacle course, and brought together QIC staff, their families and the general public for an active day of friendly competition, fun, awards and plenty of movement.
Commenting on the importance of the day, QIC Group CEO, Mr. Salem Al Mannai said, “Qatar National Sports Day reflects the wise and well-rounded vision of our country’s leadership and the importance it places on human development. The benefits of cultivating a culture of sports goes beyond fitness and health, the day is an opportunity to bring communities closer together to work towards a common goal based on principles of team building and inclusion which has the ability to strengthen social ties and cement bonds of friendship. We are delighted to be able to organize a day that has not only brought so much joy to our staff, their families and the community but encouraged them to make healthy choices”.
Qatar is one of the first few countries in the world to dedicate a day to raise awareness of the importance of sports and its positive role in the life of the individual and society. National Sports Day is celebrated each year on the second Tuesday of February when everyone is encouraged to participate in sports activities. The day’s main purpose is to promote sports and to educate the population on ways to reduce health risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle.
As the country’s leading insurer, QIC continues to play a vital role in contributing to and supporting a thriving national sports calendar, such as sponsorship of the Ooredoo Marathon, the Samla race and other activities as part of its ongoing commitment to supporting the fulfilment of Qatar National Vision 2023.
Qatar Insurance Company Q.S.P.C. (QIC) is a publicly listed composite insurer with a consistent performance history of over 50 years and a global underwriting footprint. Founded in 1964, QIC was the first domestic insurance company in the State of Qatar. Today, QIC is the market leader in Qatar and a dominant insurer in the GCC and MENA regions. QIC is also one of the largest insurance companies in the MENA region in terms of gross written premium and total assets. It is listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange and has a market capitalization in excess of QAR 5.5 billion. QIC was crowned as the best online insurance company in the Middle East at the Global Banking & Finance Review Awards 2022.