ILQ checks out ''Qatar Summer Festival'' at Doha Exhibition Center! Here's what to expect.

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Qatar's first ''Qatar Summer Festival'' opened it's door on today on the 4th Aug. The event is till the 27th Sep... Yes! 7 weeks long festival so you've got plenty of time to enjoy the festive activities which are happening all over Doha! All the locations and timings are HERE

We headed to Doha Exhibition Center, they call it ''Family Fun'' and there are around 20 activities (most of the activities are for kids), games food court and shops.

Interactive Sports Zone

There's a Segway area

You must be 14 years old or over to drive the segway and it costs 30QR for 15min. There's always staff to assist you or your kids.

Remote Control with rental is 30QR for 30min (you can bring your own car and use the track for 15QR). You can race with your friends!

Summer Freeze Zone

It's a perfect place to go from Doha to the North Pole! Sadly, there's no real snow, however, your kids will enjoy some activities such as a Ski Slope (5QR for 1 ride) or a Tube Ride/Doughnut (5QR for 1 ride). The Freeze Zone is probably the main attraction at the Exhibition Center.

Kids Ski (20QR for 20min) Cross Country Ski Track (10QR for 15min) and Snow Fun (10QR for one hour)

There were many families enjoying the first day of the Summer Festival with their kids. Great family vibe.

Extreme Adventure Zone

Skate Park (30QR for 30min)

Rock Climbing Wall (15QR for 30min)  Even if your kids never tried Rock Climbing, don't worry, there are staff who can teach them from A-Z! It'll be a good oppotunity to let your kids move their bodies and do some excersise. 

Kids Zone

''I am small but I can drive a car!'' There's also a bouncy castle so children of all ages kids can enjoy.

If you'd like to show off your skill... there's a simulators (Moto GP F1 Racer) 10QR. Wish they cuold have made the place more attractive though.

Food Court/ Shops

If you're hungry, there are many different food and snacks stands to fill you up with energy!

The area looks like mix of Souq Waqif and Katara Smile

What made us happy is that they set up many bins this time.  Please do not leave your trash on your chair, table, or throw it on the floor. Let's keep the place clean and give less work for cleaners. Don't forget, your kids are always learning from you.

Zorb Obstacle Course (10QR for 15min)

Circus School (30QR for 30min)

The price of each activity is between 5QR to 30QR. Please make sure to take some cash with you as they don't accept credit cards.

If you are looking for somewhere to take your kids to, take them here for a different experience. Tickets are affordable and some activities are probably the first to be brought to Qatar. The Qatar Summer Festival is not only at Exhibition Center, this was only one event. You can also find activities at Al-Khor, Al- Wakra and a Fountain show at the Corniche. Qatar is putting a lot of effort to make our country a tourism destination by bringing diffrent types of entertainment. Let us know what you think in the comments below! (Log in to comment).

All the locations and timings are HERE