Qatar Things to Do

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Things to Do as a Family

Qatar is one of the most beautiful Islamic countries in the world; that has impressive skyscrapers in Doha and other cities in the country. It offers several exciting locations and activities you can do with your family.

If you are going to Qatar on a family vacation, there are many things you can explore with your kids ranging from awe-inspiring locations to theme parks and other outdoor activities.

Here, we will discuss some fun activities you can do with your family in Qatar.

Visit the Museum of Islamic Art

Many families in Qatar attend this iconic Museum of Islamic Art since it offers a profound collection of art exhibits. The beautiful place contains Islamic art that dates back 1400 years. All the Islamic exhibits here were collected from different residences of individuals belonging to various eras.

Since each art piece narrates a unique story, visitors go beyond the Museum's walls and into the historical world. Kids roam around the museum halls and enjoy a beautiful time while looking at these gorgeous Islamic art pieces. These carvings attract visitors from around the globe to this Museum.

If your kids love arts and drawing, you should take them to the Museum of Islamic art. The Museum represents Qatar's heritage and culture and is the best place to educate yourself. The Museum has a park that offers activities that your kids would engage in at any time of the day.

Explore the World of Angry Birds

Qatar has Angry Birds entertainment park that your kids will enjoy visiting as it offers several fun activities that they can participate in. This perfect holiday destination has various spellbinding adventures to make your holiday with your kids more exciting.

The theme park takes after the popular digital game. Qatar became the first country to introduce the Angry Birds theme park, where your kids can participate in over 20 attraction spots. Beautiful attracts are ideal places where you can take pictures with your kids and buy different souvenirs.

The Angry Birds theme park is an exciting place you can find in Doha. The location is full of entertainment that guarantees your kids will have fun. Most kids at the park-like like go-karting and practising their skills which is an excellent way to burn energy. This amusing park is a must-visit place with your family.

Take a Trip to Al Khor Park

Al Khor Park is one of the most pleasant places your kids would love to visit in Qatar. The park is well-kept and offers a variety of fun activities that you can involve your kids in. The park is spacious, where visiting families come to relax while the kids enjoy the water fountains.

The Al Khor Park comes with its private zoo that houses some of the most exotic animals in the world. These animals include birds, oryxes, zebras and other friendly animals that children would love to see. The park also has a skating arena and a basketball court where you can play outdoor games with your kids who like such sports.

Parents can connect with their families by opting for a mechanical train that moves around the park. Visiting families can also visit the restaurants in the park and enjoy a delicious meal with their kids. A mini-golf club is also found in the park that families can take advantage of and play a game or two.

Visit the Baladna Park

The Baladna Park of Qatar is an adventure land where kids can engage in exciting outdoor activities with their families. The park is ideal for families to get close to nature, particularly if they want to get away from the busy city life and enjoy some quiet.

Many visiting families consider Baladna Park for picnic purposes, where they can spend time with each other, eat exciting food and beverage, and play outdoor activities to burn calories. The beautiful place is on the outskirts of Doha in Qatar. It is equipped with swings and frames for children of all ages.

The park has a great ambience and a zoo that houses zebras, ostriches, camels, and other animals. The park has beautiful trees where families can sit and eat a meal. Also, there are wooden benches at the park that elders sit on while monitoring their kids and taking their pictures.

Visit Torba market to Celebrate Local Products

The Qatari Torba market is famous for the local artisanal and healthy foods you can buy from the vendors. You should come by this place if you wish to taste some yummy food and bakery items. Many food-loving kids come to this market to buy locally-grown food items that are healthy to eat.

One of the best things about this Qatari market is that farmers inspire it, so every food you find here will be good for your health. Moreover, this market is located in the Education City in Doha that celebrates selling sustainable, locally produced, cooked delicacies.

The colourful and seasonal market attracts tourists to this place as a travel destination. The market offers an excellent place for visiting families to treat their kids to healthy meals. Apart from the gorgeous stalls, the market has a beautiful park where kids can play outdoor sporting activities.

Enjoy a Wobbly Camel Ride on a Desert Safari

No holiday to Qatar is complete without a desert safari which is a fun location for you and your family. Everyone loves a little adventure and thrill, and kids love getting involved in such activities. So if you are in Qatar, it is your chance to explore the desert by riding a camel with your kids.

If your kids want to feel what the desert is like, then visit the desert safari with them. The desert safari is an ideal location for you to come out of your comfort zone and participate in this thrilling activity called the wobbly camel ride. You can also play with sand waves and take pictures together with the camel to take that as a memory.

The desert has these powerful vehicles driven by expert drivers, giving out an incredible sight. Families with young kids love to watch such exciting activities. Several tourists and their families have a barbeque and a staycation for a night in the desert. The sunset and sunrise of the desert are magical to watch. You can choose to eat many delicious food items of your choice at the desert safari.

Top 10 Places to Visit in Qatar

First, we will discuss the top 10 places you must visit in Qatar.

1.     Souq Waqif

Souq Waqif is one of the best places to visit in Qatar for shopping and dining purposes. Your journey to Qatar will not be complete without visiting this unique place full of amazing traditional architecture and beautiful art galleries. It would help if you started your journey in Qatar by visiting the beautiful falcon souqs(marketplaces), rich Spices, and Gold items in Souq Waqif.

There is no entry fee to make purchases, but you should keep in mind the opening and closing times of the place. You can buy different items such as perfumes, multiple spices, beautiful handmade embroideries, and garments. Souq Waqif is the only place in Doha that has kept its traditional view and status alive. Hence, it is a place you should visit in Doha.

2.     Doha Corniche

Doha Corniche is another excellent point to visit in Qatar. Corniche is a front side of a water body spread about seven kilometres along Doha Bay. The place is a beauty admirer for cyclists, bikers, joggers, and especially those who want to see different shades of skylines.

The location of Doha Corniche in the city is that you have to visit it intentionally or without purpose. You can enjoy a memorable morning, a fantastic evening with sunset, and a night with different light colours in Doha Corniche. You can enjoy Doha Corniche more on their national holidays because festivals like National Sports Day and Qatar National Day are celebrated on Doha Corniche.

3.     Aspire Park

If you are visiting Qatar, the best place you can find for a family picnic and outdoor activities is Aspire Park. The place is also known as Doha Sports City. You can spend a lovely day at Aspire Park with your family and friends, especially in winter. The park has beautiful views, a walking track, fountains, playgrounds for kids and adults, a gymnasium, a swimming pool, and many more features.

There is a lake alongside the park where you can sit and enjoy the calmness or go fishing with your kids. At night you can enjoy the beautiful, memorable sight of Aspire Tower. The park has fixed timings of 7:00 am opening time and 11:00 pm closing time without any entry fees.

4.     Museum of Islamic Art

The Museum of Islamic Art is among the best places for art and history lovers. The place will tell you more about Islam, and you will know deeply about some regions, including Iran, North Africa and South Asia, with their cultural heritage. If you are visiting Qatar, you must go and enjoy the beauty of the place.

The Museum of Islamic Art has a collection of more than 6,000 objects from different Muslim regions, states and countries. The place is best for various art forms, architecture and designs. You will also see different fashions of people from the nineteenth century as it has a clothing collection.

5.     Qatar National Museum

Another best place to visit in Qatar is The National Museum of Qatar. This place was opened three years ago but has become a tourist spot. The building of the Museum presents strange thoughts about its structure. You will think that it was designed and built mistakenly. But there is a whole story and admiration behind the design of the Museum.

Also, you will enjoy watching the excellent work of architecture, and then if you are a museum lover, your interest will rise high. You can enjoy the place by walking through the whole place with your family and friends.

6.     Doha Fort

Al Koot Fort is popularly known as Doha Fort. It is a historical place built as a Military Fortress for army troops in 1927. The place was made by a well-known Qatar ruler who ruled there for many years. The location is in the capital city of Qatar and has beautiful works of architecture. It was initially built as a fortress, but later it got the status of a Museum.

If you are interested in the history of Qatar, the National Museum of Qatar is the best place for you. You will enjoy the traditional Qatari products, wooden ornaments, paintings, boats and fishing equipment, and historical photos with illustrations in the Museum. The daily life of workers and artisans is beautifully portrayed in the Museum.

7.     Katara Cultural Village

Katara Cultural Village is a fantastic place for people from different ethnicities and cultures. The place is full of culture and tradition that attracts tourists from other parts of the world. Art, including theatre, music and visual arts, is beautifully portrayed there. It is the kind of location that you should visit with your family and friends.

You will surely enjoy the place with your family, kids, and friends. It is a place that everyone from any age group can enjoy. The location is in an exhibition centre, so with time, you will know the history of Qatar. You can attend different exhibitions, including paper marbling, paintings, calligraphy, and pottery making.

8.     The Pearl

Another ideal place for dining, shopping, and enjoying the scenic views is The Pearl Qatar. It is an artificial island built along the sea coast using technology and great intelligence. You can enjoy dining there with fantastic food. Moreover, you and your family can shop for items like garments, fashion jewellery, and daily life products.

Many visiting families opt for the Qatar tour to have a great time with their kids and enjoy what the country offers. You can enjoy Pearl Qatar with your family and kids by staying there for some days. If not for stay, the place is worth watching and enjoying within the Qatar tour.

9.     Al Shahaniya Camel Racetrack

Camel is a desert animal and has great importance in Qatar for different purposes. If you go to Qatar, you can see that camel racing is an essential part of the people of Qatar. Al Shahaniya Camel Racetrack is a popular place for camel racing. People from all over the world participate in this racing as it is a great spectacle. In the days of camel racing, a separate channel is associated with broadcasting the race in Qatar and other countries.

You can enjoy the place on racing days or even on other days when camels are taken there for practice. It would be best if you visited the location on your Qatar tour with your family and friends. The place is worth watching as it has expensive and groomed camels that offer a unique Qatari experience.

10.  Inland Sea Beach

Another place you can visit in Qatar is Inland Sea Beach. The place is called Khor Al Adaid, or you can call it Inland Beach. You will reach the beach after driving any vehicle through the desert. The beach presents one of the best river views with desert sand. You will enjoy nature's beauty, relax there and admire the place because it is nature in its purest form.

Inland Sea Beach has a lot of beauty and charm you will regret if you do not visit it. The water, sea and beach are full of fun attractions. You will watch the whole place by walking on the paved pathways. If you are an adventure lover, you can enjoy desert camping with your family and friends.

Top 10 Places to Eat Out

Food is an essential part of the Qatari culture. Qatar is not only rich with its tourist points, but it offers many food tastes from all over the world. You can find international dishes, original flavours, and continental cuisines in the best dining places in Qatar.

Some Qatar restaurants have an excellent reputation due to their best services and culinary skills. Visiting new places, festivals, and gatherings brings the chance to try new tastes.

Here, we will discuss the top 10 places to eat out with your family in Qatar.

1.     L'Wzaar Seafood Market

L'Wzaar Seafood Market is among the top dining places to visit in Qatar. The location is along the long front of a water body and has a wide variety of seafood. If you are a seafood lover, you must taste the food at L'Wzaar Seafood market. Along with travellers, many local people regularly eat from this place.

Qatar has many dining places, but L'Wzaar Seafood Market is the best for seafood. This dining place gives the whole sitting arrangement an elegant look with its seating points and cushion floors. You can enjoy the open kitchen scenes to dine in. They allow you to choose how you want to have your food cooked.

You can enjoy seafood, soups, and food items from France, Japan, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East. The place is open for lunch from 12 pm to 4 pm, and dinner from 7 pm to 12 am for Saturday to Thursday. While on Friday, you can have lunch from 1 pm to 4 pm, and dinner from 7 pm to 12 am.

2.     IDAM By Alain Ducasse

Another best place for a dining experience is the IDAM restaurant by Alain Ducasse in Qatar. Ducasse is a French chef who has made this restaurant with a fantastic setting, traditional seating arrangements, beautiful decorations, artworks, and multiple culinary offers. The restaurant is on the fifth floor of the famous and impressive Museum of Islamic Art.

If you are a vegetarian or Vegan, the place offers all types of food and gluten-free diets. You can enjoy popular delights from the Arabian, Mediterranean, French, and European countries. You can add spices and multiple delicacies, including shrimp, labneh, and red snapper, to your cuisines. You can enjoy lunch from 12.30 pm to 3:00 pm and dinner from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Your tour to Qatar will not be complete without enjoying and tasting the delicious food by IDAM restaurant. The restaurant not only offers food and dining options, but you can have access to the internet there. Moreover, the place offers people different facilities like wheelchairs and high chairs. You can also have valet parking in IDAM restaurant.

3.     The Panoor Restaurant, Al Khor

Another best dining place to visit in Qatar is The Panoor Restaurant, located at 390 Al Khor Coastal Rd, Al Khor. It is an Indian restaurant providing the best Indian foods. You can dine out with your family or friends to have the best dining experience at the restaurant. The place is best for people having issues with their vegetarian and vegan diets.

The place has a beautiful interior that increases its beauty along with its delicious Indian and Middle Eastern Cuisine. The restaurant offers more dishes from North and South India, so Indian people are more likely to visit the place. Other than that, you can also enjoy Middle Eastern food items there.

When you visit Qatar, don't forget to enjoy dining at The Panoor Restaurant. The exceptional dish of the Panoor Restaurant is the Bamboo Biryani. It is full of taste and rich spices. Moreover, you can enjoy Indian delicacies such as beef chilly and Porota. The restaurant has an opening time of 6:00 pm and closing time is till midnight for the whole week.

4.     INDEGO 360 By Vineet

INDEGO 360 is a Qatar-based restaurant by an Indian Chef named Vineet Bhatia. It is one of the best restaurants in Qatar that provides authentic Indian Cuisine. In 2001, Vineet Bhatia won the Micheline star award for his excellent services. You can enjoy much Indian and South-Eastern food in INDEGO 360 By Vineet. It is at The Pearl Tower 1, Pearl Boulevard, Abraj Quartier Qatar.

With its name, the restaurant presents a 360 view from the high building of the Pearl Tower. You will surely enjoy the beautiful scenic views of the city at night. The chefs at the restaurant professionally prepare Indian Cuisine and create new recipes with a fusion of contemporary and traditional Indian foods. The place is best for the dining experience with family and friends.

When visiting Qatar, don't forget to dine in INDEGO 360 by Vineet. The restaurant is the best place with luxurious seating arrangements, the best service, and airy rooms. Suppose you want to enjoy Indian street food or delicacies. In that case, you should try the Thali lunches and chaat in the restaurant. The place is open seven days a week from 11:30 am to midnight.

5.     Burj Al Hamam

With a long history, many people have tried to make Lebanese Cuisine with fusion. It has been one of the favourites of travellers. There are a less number of restaurants that offer authentic Lebanese Cuisine. Burj Al Hamam is among the best restaurants that provide the original flavours of Lebanese Cuisine. The restaurant focuses more on home cooking, the taste of each food item, and customer service.

Besides Lebanese Cuisine, the restaurant offers healthy, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern food along with Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. The restaurant provides facilities like table service, live music, delivery and takeaway service, free Wi-Fi, and valet parking. You can enjoy your time with your family and friends by availing of the private dining facility.

Burj Al Hamam has been offering delicious food in Qatar for the last fifty years. It is at 1 La Croisette Porto Arabia, The Pearl Qatar. You can enjoy your meals at Burj Al Hamam from 08:00 am to 12:00 am for all seven days of the week. Complete your Qatar tour by enjoying Lebanon and other cuisines at Burj Al Hamam.

6.     Hakkasan Doha

Another ideal place for a dining experience is Hakkasan Doha. The restaurant is at St. Regis Doha, Al Gassar Resort, Doha. Many travellers, visitors, and residents enjoy delicious food here, and that's why this place is the most visited place among others. The restaurant offers several foods but is well-known as the best Chinese restaurant in Qatar.

The seating arrangements and dining spaces portray the original Chinese cooking style. The professional chefs in the restaurant use rich spices and good quality food items with traditional techniques to make delicious food. The menu offers a variety of food, including many dishes of fish, noodles, rice, soup, tofu, seafood, and poultry. You can enjoy quality time with your family and friends at Hakkasan Doha.

Besides food items, the restaurant offers Qatar desserts, wines, and cocktails, such as premium cocktails. Moreover, the building has a beautiful interior of traditional artworks of Chinese artists. The restaurant's walls present a unique view of Chinese themes with light effects. The Hakkasan Doha restaurant is open seven days a week from 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm. You can enjoy the bar from 6:00 pm till 1:00 am. 

7.     Pearl of Beirut –Al Khor

Pearl of Beirut at Al Khor is a popular dining place for seafood. It is at Street Corniche, Al Khor, Qatar. People from far-off places visit the restaurant to have delicious and fresh seafood. The chefs at the restaurant are professionals and focus on the traditional style of cooking seafood. This restaurant is one of the best dining points for families and friends.

You have two options for enjoying your meal, whether breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You can dine at the restaurant and eat with the whole environment. Or you can select the takeaway option and enjoy the food in your room. The seating arrangement and interior of the restaurant are unique and subtle. The restaurant provides the best dishes from Indonesia, the Philippines, and other regions.

You can have the dining experience at Pearl of Beirut on Friday from 07:00 am to 10:30 am and from 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Some famous restaurant dishes include Chicken Sisig, grilled fish, Salad, and Fried Rice. It has opening timings of 7:00 am to 11:00 pm for Saturday to Thursday. You will have the best tastes and customer service at Pearl of Beirut.

8.     Teatro

Teatro is one of the top dining places in Qatar. You can find Teatro in the Doha Shopping Mall. Moreover, the restaurant has won an award for its best service and cooking varieties, especially Indian food. The great chefs of the restaurant make a fusion of Eastern cuisines with Western food to make new delicacies. Your Qatar tour will not be complete without Teatro's delicious food.

The restaurant is best for Indian dishes, and you will have your food with additional flavours of chutney, basmati rice, and tortilla or Naan bread. It offers various food menus for its customers to enjoy different tastes. You can enjoy the open kitchen scenes and sushi bars in your seating place to know how your food is cooked.

Although the place is famous for Indian food, it also offers food items from China, Italy, Thailand, and Japan. You can enjoy a valuable time with your family and friends at Teatro. It is open from 12:30 pm to 2:00 am for Sunday to Thursday and from 5:00 pm to 2:00 am on Friday and Saturday.

9.     Spice Market

Spice Market is one of the best dining places in Qatar that is full of a delicious menu. The restaurant by Chef Jean-Georges is located in West bay W Doha Hotel. He has brought the original flavours to all the food items served in the Spice Market. The streets along the restaurant present a beautiful view with colourful lights.

Spice Market offers food from many Asian countries, such as street food from Japan and China. The restaurant provides Arabian and street food from South-Eastern countries with original flavours that will increase your hunger, and you will want more. The food includes sushi, Thai noodles, Mongolian lamb, Qatar Dessert, Taiwanese Street Style Fried Chicken, salmon tartare, and different snacks and Salads.

Spice Market is the best dining place you can enjoy if you have a family with you on tour. The restaurant is in a hotel setting, so you can also make reservations there. The restaurant offers facilities like live music, a full bar, Wi-Fi access, and valet parking. The restaurant is open for lunch from 12 pm to 4 pm and dinner from 5 pm to 11:30 pm.

10.  Afghan Brothers Restaurant

Afghan Brothers Restaurant is considered the best dining place for Arabian Cuisine in Qatar. If you want to enjoy the traditional taste of Arabian Cuisine, Afghan Brothers Restaurant is the best restaurant. The chefs and native cooks focus on bringing the original flavour and taste to each food item. You will have all the Qatari dishes at the restaurant.

After the meal, you will have a different appetite to enjoy the Qatari food. The people who demand all Halal food items can enjoy their meals at the Afghan Brother Restaurant. Set your Qatar tour and must visit the restaurant. You will enjoy the traditional taste and modern style of serving with your family and friends.

The famous dish of the place is any grilled item such as chicken or fish. They fill it with rich spices and bring you a fantastic taste. The addition of Gulab Jamun after the course meal increases the taste buds. The restaurant is at 720 Abdul Rahma Bin Jasim Street, Al Wakra, Baladiyat al Wakrah. The restaurant has an opening time from 8 am to 12 am.

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