83905 10 Feb 2019

Banana Island Resort Doha to Mark National Sports Day with a Range of Celebrations and Offers

With the aim to encourage guests and visitors to exercise and regain their vitality and activity

Doha, Qatar – In celebration of the eighth National Sports Day on February 12, 2019, Banana Island Resorts Doha has launched a series of events and activities aimed at encouraging guests and visitors of the resort to engage in sports, restore vitality, revitalize and refresh their bodies.

On the National Sports Day, the resort’s guests and visitors using the “Hello Beautiful Weather” package will be entitled to enjoy a variety of sporting activities hosted by the resort such as beach football and beach volleyball tournaments, which will be held from 9 am to 12 noon.

For those who seek calm, tranquility and meditation, Yoga classes will be held at the beach area from 9 am till 12 noon, where a Yoga Instructor will teach the participants breathing and stretching techniques and highlight the benefits of Yoga in our daily lives.

For guests looking for high intensity training, they can participate in sports relay exercises and circuit training on workout machines placed on the beach by moving from one station (machine) to the next in progressive sequence with minimal or no rest in between. This activity will start from 9 am till noon.

Furthermore, tennis instructors will provide basic training for different age groups starting from 9 am till noon. At the watersports area, a bike race will take place and guests willing to take this challenge can test their riding prowess from 12 noon till 1 pm.

The organizers of the National Sports Day activities at the Banana Island Resort Doha have made special arrangements for children as well. The resort will offer a variety of activities for children to participate with their parents from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in an atmosphere full of fun and joy. The activities will include balloon relay, Tug of War and sack race relay.

Adding to the sports day festivity, a variety of games will also be available on the beach from 9 am to 5 pm, such as badminton, giant chess, foosball, bouncing castles, table tennis and mini golf.

The “Hello Beautiful Weather” package includes multiple perks, ensuring fun time for all the resort’s visitors. The great value bouquet offers enjoyment at the sandy private golden beach and turquoise waters, free access to one-of-a-kind Lagoon pool, which is considered the largest in Doha, a unique dining experience in its world- class restaurants, and other amazing activities.

The “Hello Beautiful Weather” package also includes QAR 200 credit per person to spend at any resort restaurants and QAR 50 credit per person to spend on any resort activities.

“Azraq” restaurant will be offering a special National Sports Day brunch, which will include a wide selection of healthy food in addition to Arabic, American, Indian and Italian delicacies, Sushi corner, Seafood and BBQ grills stations, and of course a sweet treat to end the brunch with a smile.

On this occasion, Emad Nabulsi, Hotel Manager at Banana Island Resort Doha said:” We are always keen to share with the community all national and international celebrations. Next Tuesday, we will be celebrating the National Sports Day with our guests and visitors, which reflects the interest of the State of Qatar and the people, in promoting sport and healthy habits and raising  awareness about its importance and the role it plays in the lives of individuals, which is in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030, as the main objective of this day is to make  sport a part of our daily routine.”

“Our events and activities are also part of our effort to promote interaction with the community by actively partaking in events and initiatives that serve the local community, thus reaffirming the leading role we play as part of our national contribution,” added Nabulsi.



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About Al Rayyan Project Management

Al Rayyan Project Management (ARPM) is a Qatar-based project development company that provides consultancy, development, and management services for projects that are of special interest, both locally and internationally. The project highlights modern design concept and innovation with preservation of the country’s heritage. Such projects range from rebuilding of existing properties to completely new luxury hotel and resort and other leisure destination.

The company has established its credentials by developing Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli a collection of nine luxury boutique hotels located in the country's iconic cultural landmark, the ancient Souq Waqif, now a popular tourist attraction in Qatar.  This in addition, is Al Diyafa Hotel Suites a seven storey sophisticated full serviced hotel apartment complex which offers ideal living in the heart of Doha.

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