It’s great to get some rays of sunshine and a breath of fresh air, but if it’s summertime in Qatar, many people tend to do indoor activities instead. There are many indoor recreational activities in Qatar that cater to both the young and adults alike.
The ILoveQatar.net (ILQ) team has rounded up a list of indoor activities to help you decide which one you should try if you want some fun but prefer not to be out in the sun!
Swimming at the beach may sound fun, but residents in Qatar know not to mess with the summer heat. However, if you find yourself wanting to relax in cool water, then indoor swimming might just be the one for you! Not only will you fulfill your summer needs of going to the pool, but you'll also be able to swim without having to think about being sunburnt!
Paintball brings real 'colorful fun' for the whole gang! This real-time shooting game in which players will try to eliminate opponents by shooting them with gelatin bullets containing water-soluble paint is sure one thrilling indoor game to try. The higher the number of players, the more thrill this activity brings. Fun and excitement guaranteed!
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For safe thrills and guaranteed fun, indoor amusement parks and theme parks are the top choices for everyone. Theme parks are hands down one of the most popular attractions in Qatar, and there are several of these indoor amusement parks for people of all ages to choose from.
Check out our list of theme parks and amusement centers for families in Qatar!
Trampoline parks are the ideal places to have fun while staying fit. With all the bouncing and laughing that is bound to happen at a trampoline park, there's no way you're not losing some calories. If the combination of both enjoyment and fitness appeals to you, then trampoline parks will give you the best experience this summer. Bring your friends and family and bounce your way to happiness and healthiness!
The Museum of Illusions is a great way to enjoy your summer and escape reality... literally! Once you step inside you'll be asking yourself if you're in a dream. The museum's objective is to trick your mind, all while leaving you amazed at everything it has to offer. The Museum of Illusions has over 20 exhibits that will confuse your senses and have you thrilled. Visit the Museum of Illusions and take as many awesome pictures as you want!
If you and your friends are up for a challenge this summer, then be sure to go to an escape room. With only 60 minutes to break out of a locked room filled with different puzzles, you're sure to get your problem-solving skills working and your imagination flowing. Push your thinking skills to their limits and expect a unique set of fun challenges ahead of you!
Everything you will see inside a museum or an art gallery has a story to tell. If you love history and learning about the past, there are many wonderful museums and galleries in Qatar for you to learn about the country's culture and art. The National Museum of Qatar will take you on an educational journey through its displays and exhibits. For a massive collection of relics, artifacts, and Islamic masterpieces, there's the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum and Museum of Islamic Art. Visit these places and be amazed!
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Although staying at home curling up on the couch and binge-watching your favorite series and movies sounds like a great time, nothing beats going to the cinema to watch newly-released movies on the big screen! What are you waiting for? Don't forget the popcorn!
Where to see the movies?
There's a new cool place at Msheireb Downtown Doha where you can relax, read, eat, play, and have a great time alone or with your loved ones. The new place to chill is called The Hangout. It is a public space where you and your squad can spend as much time as you want. You just shouldn't miss this happy place!
One of the recommended ways to have fun and stay active while developing skills is by enrolling in sports classes. If you want to stay fit but don't want to exercise out in the heat, there are many indoor sports classes available in Qatar. It's definitely cool to sign up for either volleyball, badminton, basketball, and of course, football, to name a few. Let's go!
Looking for an indoor whole-body workout that is good for the heart? You'll never go wrong with dancing. If you want to dance hip-hop, jazz, or tap - there are dance schools to teach you that. Or, maybe you want to try cha-cha, salsa, and other forms of Latin dancing? There are classes for those dance styles too. Show your moves! Express yourself! Dance!
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Shopping is definitely a cool indoor activity. Whether shopping alone or with friends and family, this activity will surely make one happy. Wear comfy clothes and shoes because it's going to be a long walk inside Qatar's shopping malls. Thumbs up for some retail therapy!
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Bowling is one of the most enjoyable indoor activities when played with family and friends! It's always fun to see whose ball gets into the gutter or who strikes the most pins! And even if you're not good at it, this indoor sports activity is well worth your time to help you improve your game or to just have fun times with your loved ones!
Which of these places of indoor activities sound exciting to you? Do let us know in the comments section below. Like and share this article it keeps us going!
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