A slew of sport competitions and “adrenaline filled shows” at the Summer Entertainment City (SEC) are giving Qatar residents and visitors another weekend of challenging and fun-filled experiences. Located at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre, the SEC is the centrepiece of the annual Qatar Summer Festival, organised by Qatar Tourism Authority and QSports.
“We want the people to be more active with these competitions and activities,” QSports events manager Raja Abbas Khan told Gulf Times.
He said the football juggling competition attracted many participants like the 3-on-3 basketball, which concluded last week. The cricket competition will conclude today.
Other activities yesterday included push ups/planks, ‘find the object,’ ‘musical chairs,’ ‘dragon punch and hammer thunder,’ and ‘open mic night (for entertainment). Weekly winners also receive prizes such as hotel vouchers courtesy of Shangri-La Hotel Doha, the official partner of the SEC, according to the organisers. The SEC’s theme this year focuses on engaging people to active and interactive activities aimed at supporting the country’s National Sports Strategy.
Khan said they recorded more than 20,000 visitors who tried the world’s largest obstacle course since the SEC opened in June while the obstacle challenge received “a very good response from the public.” “We have different categories (obstacle challenge) for men, women and youth, so by the end of this month from among all participants, the top four people will be selected,” he noted. “The best times so far now are at 3:20 and 3:30.”
Khan added that such new and unique offerings are attractive and enticing to people, especially the obstacle course, which was set up and organised in Doha for the first time. QSports also organised football free-shooting and free-throw shooting for visitors earlier apart from the recently held acrobat shows of the ‘Dunking Devils’ from Slovenia.
The XTork Extreme Rebels section also continues to enthral a large number of spectators with a series of extreme sports (skateboarding and BMX) acrobats and performances. Apart from the sport competition, physical activities, and entertainment shows, organisers said visitors will also have the chance to enjoy the over 87 offerings such as the paintball shooting range, zipline, tech hub, and several arcade games.
Another set of offerings during the upcoming Eid al-Adha, according to organisers, are also expected to attract more visitors.
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