ABAP gets active: celebrating teamwork and well-being on Qatar’s National Sports Day

Inspired by the spirit of Qatar National Sports Day, Ali Bin Ali and Partners (ABAP) hosted a Sports Day event at Hamilton International School, bringing together 185 employees for a day of fun, fitness, and team building.

The event, held under the leadership of General Manager Ghassan Aibef was a huge success. Featuring various activities designed to encourage participation the event left participants exhilarated and connected. The energy was contagious.

“I am thrilled with the turnout and enthusiasm displayed by our team at the Sports Day. Exercise and sports not only change your body, but also your mind, attitude, and mood. This aligns perfectly with Qatar’s National Sports Day celebrations, which highlight the vital role sports play in shaping individuals and societies.” said Mr. Aibef.

People had a lot of fun playing different sports at the event. Football matches saw teams strategize and execute plays, showcasing their agility and coordination. On the basketball court, players dribbled, passed, and shot with impressive skill. Meanwhile, the tug-of-war displayed raw strength and teamwork as individuals worked together to pull the rope the furthest.

Everyone cheered and laughed as they enjoyed the friendly competition. The event concluded with attendees enjoying a delicious lunch of pre-packaged set boxes, followed by the awarding of the sports winners.

Beyond the scoreboards and cheers, the ABAP Sports Day served as a strong reminder of the importance of a healthy and engaged workforce. It was a day where colleagues pushed each other to their limits and celebrated each other’s victories.

In the spirit of true sportsmanship, ABAP conducted this event to encourage sports as an active lifestyle amongst our employees which actually fosters better teamwork and employee engagement which proved that success is sweeter when shared.

Ali Bin Ali & Partners wins popular basketball league

Standing true to Ali Bin Ali (ABA) Holding’s reputation as an all-rounder, Ali Bin Ali & Partners (ABAP) – CAG and Baladna division emerged victorious in the popular Japa Sports League Inter-Company Basketball Tournament 2018.

Held at Aspire Dome, the tournament took place from August to November 2018. There was participation from 32 companies from all over Qatar, including Al Asmakh, Aerotech, Nestle, Arab Center for Engineering Studies (ACES), Carrefour Qatar, Daewoo, Hamad Medical Corporation, Al Mannai Group and Nakheel Landscapes.

The 16-member team of Ali Bin Ali Holding, led by Coach Ronnie Padios, trained and practiced hard to elevate the level of their game. They challenged all odds to balance work pressure with the tournament.

This dedication and hard work guided them to the final of the tournament against Nakheel Landscapes on November 2, 2018. After a spectacular performance, the ABA Holding team emerged victorious by 15 points.

Freddie Gilboy from ABAP was named the man of the match.

Delighted with the victory, Market Manager – Baladna Division Mr. Joseph Samaha said: “I had full confidence in the boys and knew they would bring the trophy home. The team put in a lot of hard work and sacrificed a lot, they totally deserve this win. The entire ABAP division are super proud of our boys and we are glad that we could contribute to Ali Bin Ali Holding’s sporting tradition.”