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Posted On: 10 February 2020 09:31 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 10:18 am

Top 5 indoor sports to play with your friends

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Tired of your usual home and work routine? Why not take up a sport with your friends? Playing sports is not only a good way to keep active and exercise but provides a lot of benefits too. The weather is not an excuse to skip because rain or shine, hot or cold, there are various indoor venues where you can play your preferred sporting activities. All levels are welcome, whether you are an amateur or seasoned player, teen or adult. Scroll down to find out the top five indoor sports you can play with a group in Qatar.

1. Badminton

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Badminton is not just a fun activity to play with old or newfound friends but also has health benefits. Not only does it strengthen the heart but regularly playing badminton improves one's reflexes and coordination too.

What you need: Badminton racket, shuttlecock

Where to play badminton?

  • Dynamic Sports - DMIS Abu Hamour / Call: 974 77443124, 55524453, 66428190, 33444711
  • Prime Sports Center - Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena / Call: 5572 0025
  • Absolute Sports Academy - Sudan School Abu Hamour / Call: 5527 1909

2. Bowling

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While you can certainly play bowling by yourself, it is more fun playing with your family and friends. Have a friendly competition and see who gets to score the highest! There are bowling centers in malls, entertainment centers, and of course, you can never go wrong with Qatar Bowling Center.

What you need: Socks

Where to play bowling?

  • Qatar Bowling Center
    • Address: Near Al Bidda Park
    • Timings: Sun, Mon, Wed, Sat - 9 am to 12 mn; Tue 9 am to 3 pm (ladies only), 3 pm to 12 mn (all); Thu 9 am to 2 am; Fri 8 am to 6 pm (leagues), 6 pm to 1 am (all)
    • Rates start at 8 QAR per game (happy hour); Call 4432 9178
  • Megapolis Entertainment Center
    • Address: Andalucia Way, Building B12, Medina Centrale, The Pearl
    • Timings: 10 am to 12 am
    • Rates start at 25 QAR per game (weekdays); Call 4437 8444
  • 300 Bowling Center
    • Address: Ground floor, B Square Mall, Al Thumama
    • Timings: Sat to Wed 10 am - 12 am; Thu to Fri 10 am - 2 am
    • Rates start at 20 QAR per game; Call 4444 0260
  • Gondolania Bowling Center
    • Address: Villaggio Mall, Al Waab
    • Timings: Sat to Wed 9 am to 11 pm; Thu 9 am to 12 mn; Fri 9 am to 11:30 am, 12:30 pm to 12 mn
    • Call 4403 9800

3. Football

While football is often played in outdoor courts, there are plenty of indoor venues available across Qatar for when the weather gets a bit too hot. As it is the most played sports in the country, it's not hard to find people to play with. Playing this ball game increases your endurance and strength, develops your social skills, and improves concentration too.

What you need: long socks, indoor football shoes, shin guards

Where to play indoor football:

  • Aspire - book here
  • Evolution Sports - Doha College - Call 4407 6772

4. Basketball


Widely popular with expats, there are numerous basketball groups around Qatar that you can join should you need more people in your team. Where to find them? Try searching for basketball groups on Facebook! You can also easily rent a court in various sports clubs and stadiums in the country.

What you need: Basketball

Where to play basketball:

    • Aspire -book here
    • QSports - Call +974 4017 6791
    • Qatar Sports Club - Call +974 4483 1777

5. Volleyball


While playing volleyball on the beach looks more fun, playing it indoors is still a great social activity. You and your friends will not only get your workout but it's a good opportunity to improve your teamwork.

What you need: Volleyball

Where to play indoor volleyball:

  • Qatar Volleyball Association - Call + 974 44703700/+ 974 44703702/+ 974 44703708/+ 974 44703737
  • Aspire - book here
  • QSports - Call +974 4017 6791

Which sport are you interested in? Do you know of other venues where these sports are played? Let us know in the comments! Don't forget to like and share, it keeps us going!