Best Activities For Families In Qatar

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Qatar is a fascinating country to visit, with modern buildings and traditional towns and villages. If you are travelling with your children you will find that this is a very family-focused place, with numerous parks and other attractions. But what are the best activities for families in Qatar?

Attractions Of Qatar And Doha

Doha, the capital city, is considered the shining jewel of Qatar because of its multicultural nature. It is famous throughout the world for its beautiful malls, picturesque architecture, and dazzling views of the harbour. The National Museum of Doha and its many cultural facilities make it particularly attractive.

Some other famous tourist attractions of Qatar are as follows:

Exploring the Doha Corniche, one of many things to do with kids in Qatar
The Doha Corniche (Image by walsarabi from Pixabay)

The Best Activities For Families In Qatar

Here is a list of some of the best things to do with your family in Qatar.

1. Nature And Wildlife At The Al Khor Park

Al Khor Park is one of the oldest in the country, and has recently re-opened after a major renovation. It includes a small zoo with animals including oryx and zebras, and exotic birds. There is also an aviary, waterfall and fountains, open green space, as well as a large children’s play area.

A battery-operated train makes it easy to get around the park, and there are a couple of cafeterias. The park is open daily, apart from Friday mornings.

2. Let Off Steam At Desert Falls

The recently opened Desert Falls Water & Adventure Park is one of the largest theme parks in the Middle East. Located at Hilton Salwa Beach Resort, it features a world class water park with 28 slides and rides. These include activities for all ages, with surfing dunes, torrent rivers, a wave pool, and much more.

The park also has go-karting, an artificial canyoning area and other activities. It is open every day of the week.

3. Enjoy The Museum Of Illusions

The Museum of Illusions in Doha is a collection of visual tricks to captivate children and adults of all ages. It includes holograms, puzzles and hands-on activities. There are even interactive installations such as the Vortex Tunnel and the Kaleidoscope Corner. The museum has a Smart Playroom (with mind-bending puzzles) and a gift shop full of toys to keep the family amused for hours!

The museum is open every day, but is closed on a Friday morning.

4. Picnic At The Dahl Al Hamam Park

The Dahl Al Hamam Park is one of the most popular places for families in Qatar. It is full of ornamental plants and has several activities for children, including skating, ball games. There are three playgrounds suitable for children of different ages. A particular feature is the cave (or sinkhole) at its centre, although this is not open to the public.

There is a cafe, but it does not open until 5 pm. You can bring your own picnic with you.

5. Virtual Reality And Rides At Quest Doha

Quest Doha is a state-of-the-art indoor theme park that opened at the end of 2021. It boasts that it will “take its visitors on a journey through time, split into past, present and future”. It certainly has an impressive collection of rides, including the world’s tallest indoor roller-coaster.

An additional attraction is the media-controlled simulators, virtual reality and 3D experiences. Quest Doha is open Tuesday to Sunday, 2 pm to 11 pm.

Final Thoughts

There are so many fun activities that you and your family will be spoilt for choice. Explore Qatar and its beautiful and diverse capital city, Doha, for an unforgettable trip!


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