DOHA – Qatar Airways is bringing sporting excitement to the UAE with all the action of the HBL Pakistan Super League, which is taking place in Dubai and Sharjah until 3 March 2017.

The second edition of the tournament is set to recreate the thrilling action of the first season, with five teams competing to win the coveted title.

Through several sponsorships of popular worldwide sports entities – such as Al-Ahli Saudi Football Club, International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), Sydney Swans Football Club amongst others – Qatar Airways has built a strong association with premium sporting events around the world.

Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Commercial Middle East, Africa & Pakistan, Mr Ehab Amin said: “Qatar Airways connects passengers from around the world to seven different locations within Pakistan, and sponsoring the HBL Pakistan Super League is our way of celebrating the thousands of travellers we serve on our Pakistan routes every week. Cricket is one of the most-watched sports in the world and the fledgeling Pakistan Super League, now in its second season, provides action in every match. This is a premium sporting event and we are pleased to be associated with it in the UAE and Pakistan.”

The Pakistan Super League features five teams: defending champions Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Peshawar Zalmi, Quetta Gladiators, and Lahore Qalandars. Matches will be split between Dubai and Sharjah, with the final anticipated to take place in Lahore.

Qatar Airways operates 10 flights a day to Pakistan from its hub Doha, connecting passengers from seven different locations: Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Multan, Faisalabad, and Sialkot to the Middle East, Europe and the US. Passengers travelling to Pakistan on Qatar Airways can enjoy a stopover in the region’s only 5-Star Airport, Hamad International Airport.

Hamad International Airport is one of only six airports worldwide to have been given the prestigious 5-Star Airport rating by Skytrax, based on its high quality Performance and in recognition of the excellent facilities provided for travellers, as well as the high quality of staff service.

Passengers travelling in First Class and Business Class can enjoy access to premium lounges during their stopover in Hamad International Airport, helping to create a seamless experience from journey start to finish. The Al Safwa First Lounge offers a superior experience with the focus on making every moment perfect, and the award-winning Al Mourjan Business Lounge sets a new standard for airport lounge experiences.