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Posted On: 22 December 2022 05:25 pm
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What to do in Qatar after the World Cup

Fareeha Imtiaz
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Things to do qatar after world cup

The World Cup has officially come to an end in Qatar, and you may be left wondering, now what? The answer to that question is - a lot more!

The (ILQ) team brings you a list of activities and places to explore in Qatar that will keep you engaged.

Exhibitions & public art

If you're an art lover, this is your time! The museums in Qatar offer vast galleries of displays and host multiple exhibitions.

Public art

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Qatar has been turning many public sites into creative hubs with a range of new art installations for viewing free of cost.

Be it larger-than-life Dugongs or Whale Sharks, or even traditional Qatari men's clothing accessories such as the 'Igal' turned into a life-sized sculpture, the creativity is unimaginable.

To find out more about the many art installations that you could check out, have a read- New public art installations to check out in Qatar.


What to do in Qatar after the World Cup
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Qatar Museums is currently hosting a range of exhibitions surrounding a vast array of themes rooted in Qatar and other global causes located in different parts of Doha.

Some exhibitions you could check out:

If you would like to check out some fashion and design-inspired galleries, you could check out the range of exhibitions & pop-ups hosted at M7, Msheireb Downtown Doha. The exhibitions display the works of Qatari designers, international photographers and others.

Beach clubs & public beaches

The World Cup brought a range of new leisure destinations, including beach clubs that are here to stay.

West Bay Beach

What to do in Qatar after the World Cup
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Located in the heart of the city, West Bay Beach is a vibrant spot to take a dip in the serene waters, sit back and relax on the bean bags or hammocks or even play a game of beach volleyball.

  • Price: QR 50 per person
  • Timings: Daily - 8 am to 12 am
  • Instagram: @westbaybeach

B12 Beach Club Doha

What to do in Qatar after the World Cup
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B12 Beach Club Doha was a hotspot during the World Cup, and you can still experience it after the World Cup. Head over to enjoy some delicious meals, live entertainment, and even a floating water park.

  • Price:
    • Weekends: QR 200
    • Weekdays: QR 150 (QR 100 is redeemable on F&B from B12 Doha menus)
    • Children under 18 enter for free
  • Timings: Daily - 10 am to sunset
  • Instagram: @b12beachclubdoha

Public beaches

What to do in Qatar after the World Cup
Image of Al Mamlaha Beach

Many of the public beaches across Doha underwent renovations and re-opened their doors just in time for the World Cup. This is a great time to maximize the outdoors and enjoy the new facilities. Here's a list of beaches to check out:

    If you prefer a ladies-only beach, you could explore Al Mamlaha Beach!

    Theme Parks

    If you are looking for thrill and adrenaline, you can check out the many theme parks in Qatar.

    Lusail Winter Wonderland

    What to do in Qatar after the World Cup
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    Lusail Winter Wonderland was a central attraction in Qatar during the World Cup. Look forward to over 50 rides & attractions, food stalls & more!

    Find out more here- What to see and do at Al Maha Island and Lusail Winter Wonderland

    • Tickets:
      • Children- Starting from QR 55
      • Adult- Starting from QR 75
      • Fast Track entry- Starting from QR 290
      • VIP Park entry- Starting from QR 320
      • Park credits- Starting from QR 100
    • Timings:
      • Sunday to Wednesday: 4 pm to 11 pm (last entry at 10 pm)
      • Thursday to Saturday: 4 pm to 1 am (last entry at 12 am)
    • Instagram: @lusail.winterwonderland

    Doha Quest

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    Doha Quest is an excitement-packed indoor theme park that hosts the world's tallest indoor shot & drop tower. From children to adults, the rides and activities are sure to keep everyone entertained.

    Find out more here- All you need to know about Doha Quest!

    • Tickets:
      • Adult: QR 225
      • Junior: QR 150 (12 years and below)
      • Note: Guests 12 years and below must be accompanied by a paying adult of at least 18 years old to allow access or admission.
    • Timings: Daily - 2 pm to 10 pm
    • Instagram: @dohaquest

    Desert Falls Water & Adventure Park

    What to do in Qatar after the World Cup
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    If you are looking for some water-based fun, the Desert Falls Water & Adventure Park is the place to head to! Look out for thrilling rides for families or individuals, like the King Cobra, Family Abyss & more.

    Under the same roof, you could enjoy other activities like go-karting & laser tag.

    Find out more here:

    • Tickets: QR 150 (kids & adults)
    • Timings:
      • Daily: 10 am to 6 pm
    • Instagram: @desertfallsqatar


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    With the cool weather continuing to treat Qatar after the World Cup, it is a great time and opportunity to step out, explore and relax at the many parks in Qatar.

    Enjoy a picnic at Aspire Park, which boasts vast lush greenery, a water stream & more or even move out of Doha to explore Al Khor Park.

    Leisure hubs- Lusail Boulevard, Old Doha Port & Msheireb Downtown

    Many areas around Qatar can be best described as leisure hubs. Within these leisure destinations, you can find many dining spots, retail outlets, or even open spaces to relax.

    Lusail Boulevard

    What to do in Qatar after the World Cup
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      Lusail Boulevard was one of the World Cup attractions, with the lengthy street adorned with the participating team flags, other decorations & live entertainment.

      While the World Cup may be over and you may not be able to catch the live entertainment, you still have a chance to walk across the boulevard, enjoy the good weather and even grab a cup of coffee at one of the many cafés available.

      Note: Lusail Boulevard will remain pedestrianised until 7 January 2023.

      Mina District - Old Doha Port

      What to do in Qatar after the World Cup
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      The old port of Doha got a makeover and gave Qatar a new leisure destination known as 'Mina District'.

      The Mina District flaunts colourful buildings making for the perfect picture, rubble ground & mesmerizing skyline views.

      This spot makes for a great place to have a meal at any of the eateries, or you can even explore the retail outlets selling exquisite items.

      Msheireb Downtown Doha

      What to do in Qatar after the World Cup
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      Msheireb Downtown Doha was a bustling hub during the World Cup! Along with being an area of Doha that boasts unique contemporary architecture and a range of luxury dining & shopping outlets, the area attracted many people for the range of activations hosted.

      Divided into different zones, the entertainment options were vast; if you would still like to catch some of it, you can check out the Al Sikka Activations running at Sikkat Wadi Msheireb.


      What have you planned to do in Qatar after the World Cup? Which of these places will you check out? Let us know in the comments below. Do share this article- it keeps us going!