Students experienced the thrill of seeing the Amir Cup trophy in person as part of the exciting event paying tribute to the upcoming final of the prestigious national tournament on Friday 18 March

Qatar Airways, in partnership with Qatar Football Association (QFA), organised a special match for students at the Oryx International School (OIS), ahead of the upcoming 50th Amir Cup final.

With a host of teachers and media in attendance, students were able to experience the thrill of the prestigious 50th Amir Cup final ahead of the event itself, which takes place at Khalifa International Stadium on Friday 18 March, with the winner’s cup itself in situ.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “One of our key missions at Qatar Airways is to bring our communities together through sport. Our longstanding partnership with Qatar Football Association gives us both the opportunity to inspire the youth to take up sport, while paying homage to Qatar’s highest profile football cup competition.

“It was heart-warming to see the students experience what it feels like to be a champion with the celebrated Amir Cup trophy. We hope this initiative further nurtures key values including discipline, team-work, perseverance and respect among the students at Oryx International School.”

Oryx International School Executive Principal, Mr. Derek Laidlaw, said: “We are delighted to be part of this historic 50th anniversary of the Amir Cup and to support the QFA and sport in Qatar. The children are thrilled to take part in this event and are ready to demonstrate their skills.”

OIS is an independent educational institution exclusively for the children of employees of Qatar Airways Group.

The Amir Cup is an annual knockout competition featuring teams from the first and second divisions of domestic football in the State of Qatar. In November 2021, Qatar Airways signed a partnership extension with QFA, making it the Official Airline Sponsor of the national team - the 2019 AFC Asian Cup champions.

In December 2021, the historic FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ showcased Qatar’s readiness for the greatest world football event, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. With just a few easy steps to follow, fans across the world can book their complete travel packages with flexible booking options for the mega event. To guarantee their experience, fans can choose from seven-tiered travel packages which include return flights, match tickets and accommodation options. Customers can reserve their seats for their preferred matches and follow their favourite team at

Last year the airline sponsored the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup and the UEFA Euro 2020™, and has an extensive global sports partnership portfolio that includes football-governing bodies such as FIFA, CONCACAF and CONMEBOL. As FIFA’s Official Partner, Qatar Airways has sponsored mega-events including the 2019 and 2020 editions of the FIFA Club World Cup™, and will sponsor the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. Qatar Airways also sponsors some of the world’s biggest football clubs including Al Sadd SC, Boca Juniors, FC Bayern München and Paris Saint-Germain.

The national carrier of the State of Qatar continues to rebuild its network, which currently stands at over 140 destinations. With more frequencies being added to key hubs, Qatar Airways offers unrivalled connectivity to passengers, making it easy for them to connect to a destination of their choice.

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was announced as the ‘Airline of the Year’ by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax, in addition to securing five additional awards including World’s Best Business Class, World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge, World’s Best Business Class Airline Seat, World’s Best Business Class Onboard Catering and Best Airline in the Middle East. The airline continues to stand alone at the top of the industry having won the main prize for an unprecedented sixth time (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021). The airline’s hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), was also recently recognised as the ‘Best Airport in the World 2021’, ranking at number one in the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2021.