Taking drugs to enhance performance is contrary to the fundamental values and principles of sport. To take drugs or use doping methods in sport or to assist someone in doing so is unacceptable in any form and is universally recognised as a form of cheating. Anti-Doping Lab (ADL) Qatar is the first specialised laboratory of its kind in the Middle East. The state of the art facility will provide anti-doping testing for athletes across the Gulf region as well as West Asia. Doping control tests will be administered during competition, training and even in the off-season to catch cheats and protect athletes. In addition, ADL Qatar will also strive to make drug education part of health education, lay down norms regulating the use of technology in sport and provide accurate and current information to athletes to help them think critically and make the wise choice of avoiding doping in any form. On 4th of December, 2007, the Supreme Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council ( GCC ) have welcomed the will of the State of Qatar to establish an internationally accredited Anti-Doping Lab. His Highness, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani , the Heir Apparent, took personal interest in this matter and a team was chosen to turn the dream into reality. The Emiri Decree No 14 ( 2011 ) was issued to establish the Anti-Doping Laboratory as an independent entity and approved creation of the Board of Trustees, chaired by Dr. Mohammed Al Maadheed . The board has appointed Dr. Mohammed Alsayrafi as the General Manager of the Lab with all his knowledge and expertise in the field. Supported by a team of highly qualified scientists, ADLQ is already compliant with ISO/IEC17025. Has already achieved the WADA accreditation for blood analysis in support of the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP). And ADLQ is officially accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in August 2015 , joining an elite group of only 33 labs that have won WADA’s endorsement so far.