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Posted On: 20 November 2011 11:12 pm
Updated On: 11 January 2022 08:26 am

Arab Games 2011

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Event Details:

Date: Dec 03, 2011 to Dec 23, 2011
Venue: Various venues

The 12th Pan Arab Games will take place in Doha, making Qatar the first Gulf country to host the multi-sport event.

The Arab Games features competitions in aquatics, archery, athletics, basketball, body building, beach volleyball, bowling, boxing, camel racing, canoe/kayak, chess, cue sports, cycling, endurance, equestrian, fencing, football, goalball, golf, gymnastics, handball, judo, karate, para-athletics, para-table tennis, weightlifting, rowing, sailing, shooting, squash, table tennis, taekwando, tennis, powerlifting, wrestling and volleyball.

The games are held every four years and welcomes athletes from across the Arab world. The sport tradition dates back to 1947, when the first secretary general of the Arab League declared a need for a pan Arab games. The first games were held in 1953 in Alexandria, Egypt.

Competitions will be held in 20 venues across Doha:

Khalifa Stadium, Aspire Zone
Hamad Aquatic, Aspire Zone
Aspire Dome, Aspire Zone
Women's Club, Aspire Zone
Al Saad Sports Club
Al Arabi Sports Club
Al Gharaffa Sports Club
Al Rayyan Sports Club
Camel Race Track
West Bay Lagoon
Doha Golf Club
Qatar Billiard and Snooker Federation
Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex
Lusail Shooting Range
Qatar Sports Club
Doha Sailing Club
Qatar Bowling Center
Qatar Equestrian Federation
Um Saeed Endurance

Day passes are QR15 to QR40, available through Virgin Megastore's website. Visit here for complete schedules.