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Posted On: 7 January 2019 04:25 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:20 pm

Al Dosari Zoo and Game Reserve set to get facelift before 2022 World Cup

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Al Dosari Zoo and Game Reserve plans expansions to welcome more visitors from the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup. The Game Reserve and Zoo, which is one of the oldest such facilities in the country, is planning to add a new building that will house a new exhibition centre, VIP area and other facilities to attract more visitors, reported The Peninsula Qatar.

The designs and other information related to the building is expected to be announced with in two months. The three-decade old Al Dosari Zoo and Game Reserve is hugely popular in Qatar among residents and the expansion will address the need of creating more space for growing number of visitors.

Upcoming facilities

Mohamed Mater Aldosari, Owner and Director of Al Dosari Zoo and Game Reserve told The Peninsula that they have plans to expand Al Dosari Zoo and Game Reserve for the World Cup. The expansions will cover the following facilities––

  • A new building which will have an area of around 10,000sqm
  • A new exhibition centre
  • VIP area
  • An education centre
  • A gym
  • Veterinary clinic for animals
  • Labour camps and other facilities

Aldosari hopes that the number of visitors coming to the park will increase that is why they are planning to expand the park.

“The average number of visitors coming to Al Dosari Zoo and Game Reserve is 170,000 per year while, on Friday, we receive 2,000 to 3,000 visitors,” said Aldosari.

“Apart from residents, we keep on receiving many VIPs and high ranking official from all over the world,” he added.

The zoo and game reserve has an animal safari park, a zoo, an amusement park, exhibition centre heritage and maritime museums, theatre area and a small market.

There is an entry fee of QR10 per person. Those who do not own a vehicle can come through Karwa bus. He is planning to approach the government to get the additional land to expand the park.

“The zoo and game reserve is in operation since last 30 years. We have organic vegetable areas and nursery. We give saplings to students which they can plant in schools. We have veterinary doctors to look after animals in the zoo,” he said.

There is also a plan to expand parking space for vehicles. “We have four parking and all these remain full. We plan to make a new parking space and a road on the backside of the park,” he added.