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Daam Named Supporter of Commercial Bank CHI AL SHAQAB Presented by Longines

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Doha, Jan18 - The Social & Sport Contribution Fund (Daam) has been named the Supporter of Commercial Bank CHI AL SHAQAB Presented by Longines.


The 8th edition of the premier global equestrian event will be organized and hosted by Al Shaqab, a member of Qatar Foundation, from February 25-27.


The Social Sport and Contribution Fund and Al Shaqab have agreed to support  the development of equestrian sports in Qatar, particularly among youths. Daam’s involvement with Commercial Bank CHI AL SHAQAB Presented by Longines is in line with its vision to make a positive difference in the community by supporting social and sports activities while enhancing sustainable social development in alignment with Qatar National Vision 2030 (QNV2030).


Part of Qatar’s strategy of economic diversification is to become a global hub for sport, and the promotion of the sports industry, under the guidance of Qatar Olympic Committee, now plays a major role in achieving the goals of QNV2030.

Qatar has already developed a strong track record of organizing and hosting international sporting events, starting with the 2006 Asian Games and continuing with competitions such as the IAAF World Athletics Championship. The country firmly entrenched itself as the region’s sports capital when it won the bids for  the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, the 20th FINA World Masters Swimming Championship in 2023, and the 2030 Asian Games


Created in 2013, Commercial Bank CHI Al SHAQAB Presented by Longines is one of five CHI competitions worldwide, and the first and only equestrian event of its kind in the Middle East and Asia region.

The three-day event will once again bring the world’s best riders and horses to Qatar to compete in the Olympic disciplines of Showjumping, Dressage, and Para Dressage.

The designation of CHI (Concours Hippique International – International Equestrian Competition) is the official title awarded by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) to international equestrian competitions comprising three or more equestrian disciplines. The three magic letters make all the difference in the prestigious equestrian world. Organizers yearn to be awarded this title, while riders covet winning at a show of this stature.


Abdulrahman Bin Abdulatif Al Mannai, Chief Executive Officer, Social & Sport Contribution Fund, said: “I’m delighted to announce that Daam will be the Supporter of Commercial Bank CHI Al SHAQAB Presented by Longines, a prestigious event on the international equestrian calendar.


“Equestrian sport truly represents Qataris, our tradition, and our culture, and this is reflected in the competitions and events undertaken by Al Shaqab, an organization passionately committed to preserving and promoting Qatar’s rich equestrian heritage.”


Khalifa Al Attiya, Vice Chairman, Supreme Organizing Committee Commercial Bank CHI AL SHAQAB Presented by Longines, and Executive Director, Al Shaqab, said: “We are extremely pleased and honoured to welcome The Social & Sport Contribution Fund on board as Supporter of Commercial Bank CHI AL SHAQAB Presented by Longines.


“We greatly value the organization’s commitment to the development of horsemanship in Qatar, particularly among youths. This level of support will play a great role in encouraging young riders, and ultimately keeping alive an invaluable part of Qatar’s history, culture and tradition.”






Al Shaqab – A World-Class Facility


Since its establishment in 1992, Al Shaqab’s vision was to build on Qatar’s Arabianhorse heritage and be a leading global center for equine professionals, whileproviding an engaging experience for the community. Global leadership has not onlymeant preserving, improving, and promoting the Arabian horse breed, but alsoencouraging the community in this unique, traditional cultural sport. 


Today, Al Shaqab’s impressive facilities, which are distinctivelydesigned in theshape of a horseshoe, cover 980,000 square meters. With a state-of-the-art MainArena comprising both an indoor and outdoor venue capable of holding over 5,000spectators, Al Shaqab is part of Qatar’s growing reputation on the world stage thatshowcases its ability to host major international sports event at the highest level.


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Qatar Foundation – Unlocking Human Potential

Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) is a non-profit organization that supports Qatar on its journey to becoming a diversified and sustainable economy. QF strives to serve the people of Qatar and beyond by providing specialized programs across its innovation-focused ecosystem of education, research and development, and community development.

QF was founded in 1995 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Father Amir, and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, who shared the vision to provide Qatar with quality education. Today, QF’s world-class education system offers lifelong learning opportunities to community members as young as six months through to doctoral level, enabling graduates to thrive in a global environment and contribute to the nation’s development.

QF is also creating a multidisciplinary innovation hub in Qatar, where homegrown researchers are working to address local and global challenges. By promoting a culture of lifelong learning and fostering social engagement through programs that embody Qatari culture, QF is committed to empowering the local community and contributing to a better world for all.

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About Daam


The Social & Sport Contribution Fund (Daam) has been inaugurated as per the Emiri decree no. 44 for the year 2010, aiming at supporting the social and sports activities and enhancing sustainable social development, in alignment with Qatar National Vision 2030.


The contribution of Daam to the national initiative and projects comes as an application of the strategic vision of Daam, that aims at contributing effectively to the activities and initiatives which achieve social development and make a positive difference through a strategic support.


Throughout the years, Daam has been supporting various projects, within the sectors of education, health, sports, social development and others. These projects have contributed – thanks to Daam – to building multi-purpose infrastructure serving various fields. Daam being a major supporter of main projects and initiatives, is motivated by a sincere national responsibility and a complete understanding of its strategic role in supporting a life of a better quality for Qataris.

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