Qatar Insurance Group (QIC), the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region is once again the platinum sponsor of Katara’s International Arabian Horse Festival (KIAHF).
Held under the patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the festival is organized by the Cultural Village Foundation (Katara) in co-operation with Qatar Equestrian Federation and Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club and runs from 01 February to 11 February.
The sponsorship is in line with the role QIC has been playing in supporting key events and initiatives that enhance the status of Qatar as a hub for local and international cultural and sporting events.
Commenting on the sponsorship, Mr. Salem Al Mannai, Group CEO said, “Given QIC’s position as a leading Qatari company, we recognize the crucial role we must play in elevating cultural platforms that highlight our beloved heritage. Year after year the International Arabian Horse Festival continues to spotlight the majesty of Arabian horses and Qatar’s rich equestrian heritage. That’s why we are delighted to continue our support for the Festival and in turn the country’s place in the international cultural and sporting landscapes”.
The third edition of the festival will take place on the Katara Cultural Village grounds and will include three segments: the Arabian Peninsula Horse Show, The Arabian Horse Auction and the Title Show. The festival will also include a number of competitions and events such as the horse parade, Equine stamps and photography exhibition and light show on the Katara esplanade and amphitheater.
Qatar Insurance Company Q.S.P.C. (QIC) is a publicly listed composite insurer with a consistent performance history of over 50 years and a global underwriting footprint. Founded in 1964, QIC was the first domestic insurance company in the State of Qatar. Today, QIC is the market leader in Qatar and a dominant insurer in the GCC and MENA regions. QIC is also one of the largest insurance companies in the MENA region in terms of gross written premium and total assets. It is listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange and has a market capitalization in excess of QAR 6.5 billion. QIC was crowned as the best online insurance company in the Middle East at the Global Banking & Finance Review Awards 2022.