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Posted On: 20 November 2016 07:38 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 01:57 pm

Qatar Airways Congratulates Karim Abdel Gawad on winning the Qatar ClassicSquash Championships

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Qatar Airways, Official Airline of the 15th annual Qatar Classic Squash Championship 2016, today congratulates Karim Abdel Gawad from Egypt on their incredible win following an electrifying six day tournament held at Khalifa International Tennis and Squash complex in Doha, Qatar.

Karim Abdel Gawad defeated Mohamed El-Shorbagy in a thrilling victory during the finals, held today, to take the title among a world-class pool of 32 competitors. The international men’s tournament attracted the best talent from across the globe to compete for the title at the Qatar Classic Squash Championship 2016, which ran from 13 to 18 November.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “I’d like to extend my sincere congratulations to Karim Abdel Gawad on their thrilling win at the 2016 Qatar Classic Squash Championships. I’m honoured Qatar Airways can support such a prestigious international event hosted in our home city of Doha, helping establish Qatar as a quality sporting destination. Thank you to all competitors who battled it out throughout the six day tournament for their outstanding performances. I look forward to continuing this strong tradition with the international squash community to support the Qatar Classic Squash Championships.”


Qatar Airways enjoys a strong partnership with the Qatar Squash Federation aligning with the airline’s commitment to develop Qatar as a top sporting destination both regionally and globally in line with its 2030 vision.

Qatar Airways heavily supports the promotion of local tourism through sports, being the uniting sponsor of both Europe’s FC Barcelona and Al-Ahli FC for a friendly match in Doha. Qatar Airways is to host the match on 13 December 2016, with the game set to draw a record number of fans from both clubs to Doha for the unique match. Qatar Airways was also the official airline sponsor of the UCI Road World Championships 2016, bringing the world-class international event to Doha in October – the first time the event was held in the Middle East.


Qatar Airways remains committed to growing the State of Qatar as a destination, having recently introduced a free transit visa as part of a collaboration with Qatar Tourism Authority, allowing passengers to enjoy a stopover in Doha with a complimentary transit visa of up to four days (96 hours).

Qatar Airways is the national carrier of the State of Qatar and is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world. Operating one of the industries youngest fleets, the airline flies to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents with its fleet of more than 190 aircraft.