Posted on May 20, 2018

The Ramadan Sports Festival (RSF) 2018, organised by Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF), starts on Monday, May 21st, at 09:30 PM, kicking off 12 nights of thrilling activities. The men’s Volleyball and Football competitions mark the start of the first day of the festival.

The RSF Men’s Volleyball competition takes place in Aspire Dome’s indoor volleyball hall. Running for five days, this competition features 12 teams competing in four groups, with the winner eventually being decided on Friday, May 25th.

The eight-day football tournament will take place on Aspire Zone’s outdoor warm-up track, and will see four groups of 12 teams compete during the group stage, with the winners advancing to the finals on May 28th. Other activities due to take place in the Aspire Dome, the world's largest indoor multi-purpose dome, include a one-day table tennis competition for people with special needs, organised in collaboration with the Qatar Paralympic Committee on Wednesday May 23rd. Also taking place in the Dome is the Aspire Futsal Tournament for employees and a two-day men’s indoor hockey tournament which starts on Thursday, May 24th.

Next week will also see the start of the five-day women's volleyball tournament, due to take place next Saturday, May 26th, followed by the six-day men's basketball tournament starting on Sunday, May 27th, and the four-day cricket tournament which takes place next Tuesday, May 29th. The women's gym has also allocated fitness classes to give young women between the ages of 9 and 14 an enjoyable and active experience during Ramadan.

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Aspetar’s ‘Healthy Ramadan’ and ‘Step Into Health’ campaigns

Aspetar, the orthopedic and sports medicine hospital and member of AZF, has launched a new “Healthy Ramadan” campaign to increase awareness of the importance of adopting an active and healthy lifestyle during the Holy Month.

To further promote physical activity among community members, professionals and recreational athletes alike, Aspetar will share short health awareness videos through its social media channels, and will ask viewers a series of questions that they can answer via the Facebook and Instagram Story feature to encourage people to engage with and follow such healthy lifestyle advice. Meanwhile, Aspetar will organise a sports competition for AZF employees as part of its “Step into Health” programme during Ramadan. This competition will celebrate participants who walk the furthest distances each week and uses a smartphone app to calculate the number of steps taken.

Sports enthusiasts who are interested in taking part in the Ramadan Sports Festival can register by visiting The RSF 2018 is sponsored by Ooredoo Qatar (Official Sponsor) and Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Company, Nissan Qatar (Main Partner).