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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

PHOTOS: Residents get into the spirit of National Sport Day (updated)

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Across Qatar, tens of thousands of people have been out making the most of National Sport Day – heading not only to major venues like Katara Cultural Village and the Corniche, but also to privately organized company events and smaller gatherings of friends and families.

That includes former first lady Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, chairperson of Qatar Foundation:

Here’s just a small selection of photos shared on Twitter today.

First, some images from the Aspire Zone:

Stepping out on the Corniche and at the souq:

Shopping malls have been getting in on the act, too:

As this resident noted, the weather outside is perfect for a day out in the sunshine:

https://twitter.com/whereiskate/status/433214281123758081

However, the combination of gorgeous weather and a national holiday has led to traffic issues around popular destinations.

We spotted long jams at Katara this morning, and it seems traffic around the Aspire Zone is also slow:

https://twitter.com/WisemanDarren/status/433190349435977728

Not everyone’s chosen to head outside today, however – some residents have taken the opportunity to kick back and relax instead.

https://twitter.com/jmsenger/status/433133815691620353

If you’re still looking for inspiration for activities the rest of the day, you can check out our guide here.

What have you been up to today? Thoughts?

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