With parents always hoping to entertain their kids, it's no surprise that theme parks are one of the most popular attractions in Qatar. There are several indoor and outdoor attractions in the country that offer an amazing range of facilities for families and visitors!
The ILoveQatar.net (ILQ) team has rounded up a list of theme parks to help you decide which one you should visit and check out!
Please note that the places listed below have been arranged in alphabetical order.
ANGRY BIRDS WORLD™ draws visitors for a maddening adventure with over 20 high-thrill rides for all ages. The park also has a large array of F&B outlets, retail shops, edutainment activities, and a host of attractions that will engage and entertain the whole family. Put on the helmet, buckle up, go and race with your friends in the carting ring, or swing and slide in the air freely with On the Sky Ride! With everything from educational activities for youngsters, to full-sized exciting rides for the adults, there are hours of fun for the entire family!
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Aqua Park's major attractions include Stingray Surfing, a huge wave pool, a lazy river, lagoon pool, speed lines, Boomerango, tube slides, Space Boat, Kids Pirates Bay, an African Village, Bumper Boat Kids Driving School, and a Jacuzzi Cave. There are many restaurants and kiosks inside the park. There are also retail and merchandise outlets where you can purchase essentials such as water toys, hats, and sunscreen, etc. There are also special days and timings that are scheduled for ladies and families only.
Aqua Park is temporarily closed during the summer months. Check out its Instagram account for the announcement of its reopening schedule.
Want to get a feel of nature with your friends and family? Baladna Park is a great place to do just that! It is a park where friends and families can enjoy their time away from technology and instead, spend their day immersing themselves in a fun and green environment. With activities ranging from cycling to cow milking, and even to horse riding, in Baladna Park, nobody will have a mundane experience!
Bounce is an indoor playground wherein you have the full freedom to express yourself through the art of freestyle, a form of self-expression through movement. Bounce offers a huge venue filled with trampolines and just about anything you can bounce off of! With vast areas of the playground to choose from, Bounce is the perfect place for you, your friends, and your family to stay fit while having lots of fun!
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Circus Land in Landmark Mall is a well-established, circus-themed amusement park that caters to children of all ages. It's been designed in the style of a circus destination, filled with fun, frolics and it is a great place to ‘clown around’! Major attractions include a traditional horse carousel, the Red Baron aeroplane flyover, an inflatable slide, trampoline beds, bumper cars, an exciting four-story soft-play area, and a wide variety of simulators and video games. The food court includes all major food franchises.
Brace yourself for a jaw-dropping and exhilarating adventure at one of the largest theme parks in the Middle East! Enjoy 18 attractions and 58 rides and slides at Desert Falls Waterpark! Drift away on the 268 meters lazy river that winds its way around the water park, or splash your worries away while challenging your friends to a high-speed splashdown at the Whizzard Mat Racer! It's guaranteed fun in the sun for the whole family!
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Gondolania is an indoor-themed park located in Villaggio Mall and is well-known for its entertainment for both kids and adults alike. State-of-the-art facilities include rides such as the Kiddie Boat, a roller-coaster, the Viking, a Ferris wheel, Dino Land, plus a flume ride, bumper cars, and a Drop Tower. Other attractions include a boat ride, ice rink, bowling, laser tag, Go-Karts, 4D cinema and even a children's salon. Gondolania also has many cafes, restaurants, and a food hall.
Jungle Zone in Hyatt Plaza is a jungle-themed park, designed like a colorful forest with animated animals and trees. A sweet dreamland for children, major attractions include rollercoasters, video games, carnival games, bumper cars, a racetrack, and bumper boats, plus amusement park rides such as Candy Bouncers, Splash Falls, and Funcano coasters. The other attractions include the 7D dark ride and 'The Nest' area specifically for children between 2-5 years old. Jungle Zone also has facilities for well-decorated party rooms with Tropical, Amazon, and Rainforest themes.
Made specifically for children ages 1-14, KidZania provides a lot of entertainment through rides and real-life activities that professionals do, in a safe and secure kid-sized city. From roleplaying as firefighters to chefs to even doctors, your kids are bound to learn many skills that they can apply in the future. This unique concept of an interactive city will give your children exciting, yet knowledgeable experiences that will help build confidence, and create great memories.
KidzMondo Doha is an international edutainment park designed for children between 2 and 14 years old. It is a professionally-made simulation wherein the children, who are known as Kidizens, run the mini-city as they roleplay as different professions. From being a doctor to a barber, children will have the freedom to choose from 80 different professions they would like to explore. KidzMondo stimulates the mini-city so realistically that they even provide the Kidizens with the city’s currency (Kidlar), so they can learn about the economy and gain more knowledge on managing finance.
The Megapolis Entertainment Center provides a vast number of activities and services that can be enjoyed by all ages! These include Virtual Reality, Bowling, Karaoke, Billiards, Arcade, Escape Rooms, Darts, and even Car Racing Simulators. Megapolis also provides its guests with food and beverage outlets under the same roof. With so much to do here be rest assured that you will have lots of fun!
The Minipolis Entertainment Center is made especially for toddlers and children between the ages of 1 and 10 years old. With a wide array of activities and attractions, your kids will definitely have fun and learn new skills! Your children can choose from 7 different workshops ranging from yoga classes to even slime making! This edutainment center will surely get your kids to be interested in many different activities at a young age!
Doha Quest provides guests with over 30 rides and attractions that all give an exciting amount of adrenaline rush. From thrilling rides such as their ‘Spike’s Astro Tower’ tilt-drop tower to competitive ones like their ‘Dune Bashers’ children’s bumper cars to their ‘VR Fun Station’ attraction wherein you and a friend can go on vivid virtual adventures together, Quest is bound to never disappoint! Want a test of courage? Quest’s roller coaster ‘EpiQ Coaster’ and drop tower ‘Magma Blast’ are crowned the world’s tallest indoor roller coaster and drop tower, respectively!
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Snow Dunes offers 12 unique attractions even adults will find to be fun! From different variations of snowy slides to racing in the snow to chilling in warm restaurants, Snow Dunes has it all! To ensure that guests are offered the best service they have ever experienced, Snow Dunes also provides VIP rooms that offer a comfortable lounge, a cable television, and even a complete gaming setup! The cutting-edge snow-making system, slopes, slides, carousel, and much more make this park a unique and fun destination for families.
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Originally written by Khadiza Begum, and updated by Marivie Alabanza.
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