Qatar Airways announces Official Airline Sponsor of 2018 Qatar Goodwood Festival


3rd Aug, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, Aug 03: Qatar Airways has announces its Official Airline Sponsor of the 2018 Qatar Goodwood Festival, in partnership with the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC), taking place from 31 July to 4 August. The Qatar Goodwood Festival, conducted at the West Sussex countryside, is known for its elaborate dress code and fancy hats combined with some of the world’s greatest flat-races, resulting in a thrilling week of racing like no other.

The first day of the event was attended by many VIPs, including President of Qatar Olympic Committee, His Excellency Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani; the British Ambassador to the State of Qatar, His Excellency Mr. Ajay Sharma; Al Shaqab Executive Director, Mr. Khalifa bin Mohamed Al-Attiyah; Qatar Equestrian Federation President, Mr. Hamad bin Abdulrahman Al-Attiyah; Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club General Manager Mr. Nasser bin Sherida Al-Kaabi; and QREC Racing Manager, Mr. Abdulla Rashid Al-Kubaisi, along with many horse owners and trainers from around the world.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are thrilled to once again be the Official Airline Sponsor of the 2018 Qatar Good wood Festival, a key event on the U.K.’s equestrian calendar. Our sponsorship of this event, in partnership with the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, highlights the affinity for horses we in Qatar share with the U.K. This sponsorship also demonstrates the importance of the U.K. as a destination, as seen most recently with the addition of two additional gateways into the country, London Gatwick and Cardiff. We are delighted to welcome all to ‘Glorious Goodwood’ for this exciting event.”

Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club General Manager, Mr. Nasser bin Sherida Al Kaabi, said: “The Qatar Goodwood Festival is one of the highlights of our global sponsorship portfolio, and once again we are delighted to welcome Qatar Airways as a partner for the second year in a row. We are proud of this renewed partnership and we thank Qatar Airways for their support of this event. Qatar Airways’ presence helped make last year’s high-profile event even more successful, and we are confident their presence will be beneficial this year as well. We look forward to a very exciting edition and an extended partnership with Qatar Airways.”