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Posted On: 5 October 2020 10:30 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 10:18 am

Top 5 walking spots in Qatar worth checking out

Vrinda Abilash
Vrinda Abilash
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Qatar is dotted with many beautiful parks, beaches and playgrounds all over the country. And these lovely locations provide us with the most scenic and calming routes to take a walk at, breathe in and rejuvenate ourselves. We have rounded up the top 5 walking spots in Qatar for you to enjoy and get the most of your mornings and evenings!

Lusail City, Marina Promenade

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With 3.5kms of seafront promenade, the Lusail City Marina Promenade is the perfect place to get some skip in your step. The entire landscape includes stone and concrete revetments along the Marina, cycle paths, walking paths, feature walls, street furniture and street lighting. Enjoy and take in everything this beautiful place has to give during your walking sessions and do not miss the I Love Lusail sign along the boardwalk to the South Marina Yacht Club.


Barzan Olympic Park

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Barzan Olympic Park is the first Olympic-style park in Qatar and it was inaugurated in 2016. Apart from playgrounds, trees and benches, there are two swimming pools for adults and children, a table tennis court, fountains, football grounds, two tennis courts, a great walking path, cycling track and a chess court. This is a perfect spot for families to enjoy a nice weekend, giving them a wholesome experience and also a wonderful place for walkers, wanting to enjoy their stroll without any distractions.

Al Qarma Beach Garden

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The unique feature of this beachfront park is that it is only open for ladies and children under 10 years old. The Al Qarma Beach Garden opened in 2018 is located on the east coast of Al Khor City and is the first of its kind in the area with lush greenery and neatly laid walkways. Barbeque, pets, and playing football are not allowed inside the beach garden.

The park has a variety of trees and plants, playgrounds for kids, wooden umbrellas along the seashore, walking paths for an evening or morning stroll, sitting benches, and solar-powered lighting.

Katara Hills Promenade

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Katara is a centre for art and culture exchange that provides citizens, residents and visitors with beautiful theatres, concert halls, exhibition galleries and cutting-edge facilities, and is the number one destination in Qatar for multi-cultural activities. Apart from this, Katara’s vast landscape is a great place to enjoy your morning or evening stroll at. Katara hills’ planned walking track, which can be seen as a distinct purple coloured walking/jogging track, lush green landscape and carefully planned layout is the perfect spot to get your feet moving and to relax your mind.

Oxygen Park at Education City

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Oxygen Park is set in a sprawling 130,000-square-meter beautiful location, to introduce a green lung in Education City. It is an inviting venue to students and visitors alike to refresh their mind, body, and spirit through active exercise and to explore the symbiotic relationships between oxygen, plants, and healthy purified living. A long walk here viewing the sunrise or sunset is a perfect way to start or end your day with! Did you know? Every Monday from 5-8 pm, Oxygen Park is exclusively open for ladies only! Enter from gate 5 into Education City, which gets you directly near the park’s parking area.

The other places that are also great for walking in Qatar are the Corniche, Aspire Park, Al Thakira Corniche, Al Wakrah Park, parts of The Pearl, Souq Waqif, MIA Park, Al Khor Park, the Losail Circuit Sports Club, Old Airport Park and Al Bidda Park.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the children's play areas are currently closed.


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Source and references: Qatar Foundation, Katara Cultural Village, Qatar Tribune