At a press conference held today in Ooredoo’s HQ1, the company’s Chief Executive Officer Waleed Al-Sayed announced Ooredoo will support the Al-Galayel Championship for the third year running, as the traditional event is set to kick off in Qatar this week.
The Al-Galayel Championship is a regional hunting tournament where 17 teams compete in the southern nature reserves of Qatar in a range of contests that showcase traditional skills.
The event, which runs from 4 February until 3 March, 2016, welcomes a broad cross-section of hunting teams from all over the region, and plays a key role in conservation. Preapproved animals are marked by the tournament’s organising committee to distinguish from those animals that are protected in the nature reservation, and the event contributes to the preservation of the local ecosystem.
Waleed Al-Sayed, said: “The Al-Galayel Championship for hunting is considered one of the most important tournaments in Qatar, and promotes the exciting history of traditional Qatari hunting. These methods of hunting have been passed down for generations and are an important part of Qatari culture, which is why we have continued our sponsorship for the event in 2016.”
Khalid bin Mohammed Al Maadeed, Chairman of the Al-Galayel Championship, said: “We’re proud to be supported by Ooredoo, and thank the company for helping us carry on Qatar’s traditions. This year’s tournament is set to the biggest yet, with teams from across the region travelling to take part.”
Ooredoo’s sponsorship of the event is part of the company’s wider work in promoting Qatar’s history and national identity. Last month it also sponsored the Hejen Racing Festival, held at the Al Shahaniya Camel Racetrack.
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