• Sports and Recreation

Get fit. Pass the ball. Be healthy.

Carnegie Mellon Qatar students have many opportunities to get active. While some of our students are serious competitors, others enjoy hitting the gym with friends. Many of our students are looking to improve their health, learn a new skill and find positive ways to tackle school stress.


Sports Clubs

Basketball Club

Encourage and develop CMU-Q students to become better basketball players, live a healthy lifestyle and form closer bonds with the university community.

Cricket Club

The club seeks to raise the best cricketing team in Education City by developing cricket culture and infrastructure in the university.


Dance Club

We aim to promote physical fitness on campus in a fun way, where all the students can feel stress-free and enjoy themselves.

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Football Club

To provide quality physical training and education to the CMU-Q athletic community.

Horse Riding Club

Horse Riding Club aims to bring about the strapline: “Horses and Humans in Harmony” within the CMU community, to enhance the sporting spirit of the body as well as the mind.

Table Tennis Club

To make table tennis a part of CMU-Q by providing a mutually supportive and positive learning environment, including healthy and fun competition.

Volleyball Club

Volleyball club aims to bring Carnegie Mellon Qatar’s community together by engaging them in fun, competitive physical activity.


Facilities around Education City

CMU-Q Fitness Room

The Carnegie Mellon building has a small fitness room with treadmills, stationary bikes, elliptical machines, and free weights.

HBKU Student Center

The HBKU Student Center is the recreational hub of Education City:

  • large multipurpose, dividable court space that can accommodate football, basketball, volleyball, badminton, and other sports on up to 4 courts simultaneously
  • men’s and women’s fitness rooms
  • locker rooms
  • billiards and game room
  • bowling alley

Qatar Foundation Recreation Center

The Qatar Foundation Recreation Center is a large complex with abundant facilities:

  • 50m swimming pool
  • fitness room with treadmills, stationary bikes, elliptical machines, weight training machines and free weights
  • women’s fitness room with treadmills and free weights
  • two multipurpose courts
  • fitness class rooms
  • squash courts
  • multiple locker rooms