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Posted On: 19 January 2021 02:00 pm
Updated On: 19 January 2021 01:32 pm

Top places to enjoy cool winter evenings in Qatar

Vrinda Abilash
Vrinda Abilash
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Winters in Qatar are a blissful time. With the temperatures dropping to 18°C and below here, it is time to make the most of the beautiful weather and the winter clothes that are otherwise stashed away for the rest of the year. This year’s temperatures are rather wonderful too and do not miss the opportunity to enjoy it in Doha. So put on your favourite sweater, hoodie or jacket and head over to these places within the city limits for a lovely time!

Sit by Marina Promenade, Lusail City

Marina Promenade at Lusail City
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This beautiful seafront promenade is a great place to enjoy your evenings and if you are a lover of the cold weather, this place is a must-visit. Make the most of the cycling and walking path, and also take respite on the seating overlooking the expansive water right across it with the cool breeze blowing at you. You can also pick up little eats and coffee from the Lusail Marina Food Arena right next to the promenade and enjoy it by the water. Take in everything that this place has to offer and do not forget to take selfies with the I Love Lusail sign while you’re there.


Catch a screening at DFI Drive-in Cinema

DFI Drive-in Cinema at Lusail
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Doha Film Institute is calling all film lovers for a wonderful winter of screenings at the DFI Drive-in Cinema in Lusail until 4 April 2021. Enjoy the screenings right from your car, in the open with the cool breeze brushing against your face. From Disney classics to contemporary family favourites, there is something for all ages! Will you be going here soon? Tickets are priced at QR 100 and can be purchased here:


Chill at Park Hill, Crescent Park

Get panoramic views of the cityscape and also a spectacular view of the entire park and enjoy a blissful cool evening at Crescent Park. While you're there, also be sure to check out the other parts of the park like the maze, the bike trails and the arch where you can climb on top for some amazing pictures.


Relax at Kashta Katara by Sukar Pasha

Kashta Katara by Sukar Pasha
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With the winters upon us, you can get to experience the traditional tent living and dwell in the cool atmosphere at Kashta Katara at South Hills in Katara. An advance booking is required to enjoy this experience and you can also opt for a bonfire to keep you warm up the hill.


Enjoy the sea breeze at La Veranda Restaurant

La Veranda
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Dine in the perfect setting with calming views of the sea while also enjoying the cold weather in Qatar during the chilly winters at La Veranda Restaurant. We have also put together a list of waterfront restaurants in Doha below just for you so that you get to enjoy the best of both worlds.

Stroll around Msheireb Downtown Doha

Msheireb Downtown Doha
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The sustainable project in Doha boasts many cafés and restaurants, apart from galleries, Msheireb Museums, etc. It is a wonderful place to spend chilly evenings with your loved ones, walking around and exploring the different eating options available within the project.


Outdoor shopping at Al Hazm Mall

Al Hazm Mall
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Do you love shopping and love walking in the cool weather? Here's a chance for you to experience both at the same time with many outdoor shopping places at Al Hazm Mall which gives you European vibes. Get your hoodies and favourite jackets ready for that much needed retail therapy in this beautifully decked up mall during the cold evenings here.

Get a hot cuppa at Ralph's Coffee Truck, NMOQ

Ralph's coffee truck
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Serving speciality coffee and freshly baked goods, Ralph's Coffee Truck parked outside the National Museum of Qatar is a great place to enjoy the cool weather while also enjoying your favourite hot cuppa.


Bask in the great views of Doha skyline at '7' Sculpture

'7' Sculpture at MIA
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Enjoy stunning and unbeatable views of the Doha skyline and skin-tingling cold winds by the '7' Sculpture by American artist Richard Serra at the Museum of Islamic Art. Standing 80 foot tall, right next to the edge of the water, there is ample space to sit, relax and take in the views and catch the sunset by this imposing structure.


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