Qatar pays special attention to sport at the national, regional and international levels. It invests heavily in the sport sector, where sport plays an important role in the lives of citizens and residents of the country. Qatar firmly believes in the importance of the role played by sport in promoting intercultural dialogue, peace and development. As part of consolidating its National Vision 2030 and implementing the State’s vision aimed at realizing active and healthy society that builds the individual's capabilities and reinforces it interaction with the social environment, Qatar was the first to adopt a national sports day, which is celebrated annually on the second Tuesday of February each year.
Qatar has also successfully hosted major sport events such as the 2006 Asian Games and the Asian Cup in 2011. In addition to hosting many other regional and international sporting events, which will be crowned by hosting the FIFA World Cup 2022 for the first time in the Middle East and North Africa, a version that will be unpreceded in history.