Doha, HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani opened the 24th edition of the Arabian Gulf Cup at Khalifa International Stadium on Tuesday evening.
HH the Amir declared the opening of the 24th Arabian Gulf Cup, and welcomed, in the name of every Qatari, everyone in “everyone’s Doha”.
The opening was attended by HH the Father Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, HH the Personal Representative of HH the Amir Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al-Thani, HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al-Thani, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al-Thani and HE Sheikh Jassim bin Khalifa Al-Thani.
The opening was also attended by HE Speaker of the National Assembly of the State of Kuwait Marzouq bin Ali Al Ghanim, Their Excellencies Sheikhs and Ministers and heads of the Gulf Olympic committees and federations, Their Excellencies heads of the diplomatic missions accredited to the State, senior officials in the sport field and a huge crowd.
The opening ceremony began with traditional artistic shows and a documentary film telling the history of the Arabian Gulf Cup since its inception in 1970, and the entry of flags of the participating countries and fireworks. (QNA)
Source: Qatar Olympic Committee