Umm Salal played out a 0-0 draw with Qatar SC in their final Week 22 match of the 2022-2023 season QNB Stars League at the Al Gharafa Stadium on Monday.
Umm Salal thus escaped relegation and Play-Off.
The Orange Fortress finished with 18 points in 10th position, the same as Al Shamal but ahead on better goal difference.
Al Shamal, who lost to Al Duhail, will now play the Play-Off against Second Division runners-up Al Khor.
Second Division champions Muaither SC have got promoted to next season’s QNB Stars League.
Qatar SC ended up in fifth place with 36 points.
Umm Salal faced threats from Qatar SC right till the end, but a goal eluded the match.
Umm Salal tried hard for victory in all ways and were the better side throughout the match.
Umm Salal almost took the lead in the 55th minute when Abdulrahman Raafat scored with a header, but the goal was cancelled.
Four minutes later, Qatar SC almost ended the rivals’ dreams of staying in the top flight through a header by Bashar Resan, but goalkeeper Khalifa Abubakr thwarted the attempt.
Umm Salal, coached by Talal El Karkouri, were held 1-1 by Al Shamal, whereas Qatar SC defeated Al Ahli 2-0 in Week 21.