His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Khalid bin Thani: “We are committed to celebrate and support the most important global event and interact with it with all our capabilities.”
Dr. Al-Shaibei: Our partnership with Visa is strategic and FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ demonstrated the importance of this partnership
In keeping pace with the exceptional enthusiastic atmosphere of the world’s most important sports event; FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, QIIB organised a sporting event which was attended by HE Sheikh Dr Khalid bin Thani bin Abdullah al-Thani, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Board members, and Chief Executive Officer, in addition to QIIB customers and employees and the media who were also invited to attend.
The event took place at the Sharq Village.
The event included a live telecast on a giant screen of the match between Spain and Costa Rica match within the group stage matches of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.
This is amidst a festive atmosphere created by Qatar’s celebrations of the biggest sporting event on earth, where fans from all over the globe came to cheer their favourite teams, which made Qatar a destination of global sport.
The event revealed the great passion of the attendees for football and their interest in the match events and the joyful atmosphere that is demonstrated everywhere, whether in the areas near the stadiums or in e fan zones.
On the margin of the event organised by QIIB in collaboration with Visa, His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Khalid bin Thani bin Abdullah al--Thani, Chairman of the Board of Directors of QIIB said, “We are committed to celebrate, support and interact with the most important global event with all our capabilities, whether at the level of institutions or individuals.
“QIIB has always been a pioneer in supporting sports and contributing to sporting events and the values that they represent, which include human and cultural interaction, openness to the experiences of other peoples, and belief in the power of sport and its ability to bridge countries and peoples”.
His Excellency added, “We have intended to hold this event today in this place to experience being at the heart of the event, literally. As you are aware, Stadium 974 is only a few hundred meters away from our event, and the largest FIFA fan zone, Doha Corniche, is just a few meters away. We hope that the participants enjoy this event and all the other sporting events, including matches and the accompanying celebrations and festivities.”
His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Khalid bin Thani expressed his wishes to the Qatari team, “Good luck to Al Annabi team in its upcoming matches. All the particulars of Qatar's participation in the World Cup, starting from the meticulous organisation to the warm welcoming of Qatar's guest fans, to the national team's preparations, are all part of the picture that integrate to form a beautiful painting throughout our beloved country”.
His Excellency concluded by saying: “We are confident that FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ will be the best-ever world cup tournament. Certainly, we applaud the tremendous efforts exerted by all the organisers of the tournament, and salute the efforts of everyone who contributed to reach this moment that represents a pride for every Qatari and every Arab, because Qatar's success is a success for all”.
QIIB Chief Executive Officer Dr Abdulbasit Ahmed A. al-Shaibei said, “In these moments of joy and celebration, we would like to express our special thanks to Visa International. We are holding this event today in partnership with Visa, and in fact this is a strategic partnership. FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ has demonstrated its importance, as a lot of campaigns were geared to engage our customers in the World Cup and satisfy the passion of football fans by watching this exceptional event by all measures”.
Dr. Al-Shaibei stressed, “Alike other stakeholders of the banking sector in Qatar, QIIB participates in providing all possible facilities and services in order to carry out its duty in delivering a successful FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ event, which has proved to be an exceptional and unique edition, in the opinion of fair-minded and neutral individuals, in view of the facilities provided and impressive organisational capabilities shown by the State of Qatar”.