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Posted On: 31 July 2022 04:00 pm
Updated On: 14 August 2022 03:53 pm

Must visit places near Al Bayt Stadium

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Must visit places near al bayt stadium

Al Bayt Stadium, located in the northern city of Al Khor, is designed to represent the “bayt al sha'ar”, traditional tents used by nomadic people in Qatar and other gulf regions. Culturally iconic, Al Bayt Stadium will host the opening ceremony and match of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Even though the stadium is located quite far from central Doha, there are spots and destinations within the area that are worth checking out!

Ain Hleetan Well

Ain Hleetan well
Image credit: Qatar Museums

Ain Hleetan Well is a historical site that leads to the settlement of the Al Mahanda tribe in the city. Local legends say that a group of hunters discovered its water source 150 years ago and claim that the water could cure illnesses.

Al Bayt Stadium Park

Al Bayt Stadium Park
Al Bayt Stadium Park

The Al Bayt Stadium Park is as large as 30 football pitches with a huge man-made lake which is the home of a family of ducks. There are also children’s play areas, cycling and running tracks, exercise activities, boat rentals, and many more!

  • Entrance: Free

Al Farkiah Family Beach

Al Farkiah Family Beach
Al Farkiah Family Beach

If you’re looking for a quick beach trip while in the area, the Al Farkiah Family Beach is in close proximity! The beach has picnic tables, benches, wooden beach umbrellas, and children’s play areas.

  • Timings:
    • Sunday and Wednesday: 7 am - 10 pm (Ladies and children below 10 years old)
    • Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 7 am - 12 am (Families)
  • Entrance: Free

Al Khor Corniche

Al Khor Corniche
Al Khor Corniche

The Al Khor Corniche is the perfect seaside destination for a relaxing stroll. Enjoy the views and have a seat on the many benches in the area. There are children’s play areas too for the little ones to have fun!

  • Timings: Open 24 hrs
  • Entrance: Free

Al Khor Family Park

Al Khor Family Park
Image credit: Ministry of Municipality

The Al Khor Family Park is one of the largest parks in Qatar at 240,000 sqm. There are play and entertainment areas, greenery, sports areas, and even a zoo! This destination is a must-visit for families looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

Note: Currently closed for maintenance, reopening date to be announced. On Tuesdays, only ladies and children can enter the park.

  • Timings: Everyday 8 am – 10 pm
  • Entrance:
    • QR 15 for adults for full-day entrance
    • QR 10 for children below 10 years for full-day entrance
    • QR 10 for people with special needs for full-day entrance

Al Khor Hill Park

Al Khor Hill Park
Al Khor Hill Park

Visiting this park will make you feel like you’re in a mini colorful village with the small different coloured cottages scattered around the area. Explore the hilly greenery, rest on one of the benches and have the kids enjoy the children’s play area. Don’t forget to take a picture with the tower on top of the hill.

  • Timings: Everyday 7 am – 9 pm
  • Entrance: Free

Al Khor Mall

Al Khor Mall
Image credit: Al Khor Mall

The Al Khor Mall is the only shopping mall in the area. You’ll find many retail shops, restaurants and cafes, cinema, Funville kids’ entertainment plaza and Lulu Hypermarket!

  • Timings:
    • Saturday to Wednesday: 10 am - 10 pm
    • Thursday and Saturday: 10 am - 11 pm
    • Friday: 1 pm - 11 pm
  • Contact: +974 4453 3445
  • Website: www.alkhormall.com

Al Tawasul Traditional Park

Al Tawasul Traditional Park
Al Tawasul Traditional Park

Another family favorite is the Al Tawasul Traditional Park. Equipped with children’s play areas and benches surrounded by lush greenery and even a mini reserve for birds, this park is worth checking out!

  • Timings: Everyday 3 pm – 10 pm
  • Entrance: Free

Al Qarma Beach Garden

Al Qarma Beach Garden
Image credit: Qatar Tribune

This beachfront park is a ladies-only park where guests can relax and enjoy the cool sea breeze. Children below 10 years old can also visit the park. Al Qarma Beach Garden is fitted with play areas, wooden umbrellas, and benches.

  • Entrance: Free

Al Shu’aa Reserve

Al Shu’aa Reserve
Image credit: Projects Qatar

The Al Shu’aa Reserve is home to animal wildlife such as ducks, pigeons, goats, rabbits, even a few Arabian Oryxes! Some of the animals freely roam the area where guests can interact and feed them.

  • Entrance: Free

Al Sultan Beach Resort

Al Sultan Beach Resort
Al Sultan Beach Resort

The Al Sultan Beach Resort offers a beautiful beachfront staycation. Enjoy a luxurious stay in their Arabian interior suites and rooms. Other facilities guests can enjoy include a pool, spa and restaurant.

Ansar Gallery – Al Khor

Ansar Gallery - Al Khor
Image credit: Ansar Gallery

Ansar Gallery is a one-stop destination for various shopping needs from clothing and accessories, sports equipment, grocery, furniture, electronics, and more!

  • Contact: +974 4031 0100
  • Website: www.ahmarket.com

Baladna Park

Baladna Park
Image credit: Aura Group

If you’re looking for a theme park with lots of activities for all ages, then Baladna Park is one to check out! From extreme sports, go-karts, archery, animal feeding, bicycle riding, and much more, there’s definitely something for everyone. The park also has several restaurants and cafes with indoor and outdoor seating.

Note: Closed for the summer.

    • Contact: +974 4424 6000, +974 5049 3000
    • Website: www.baladnapark.com
    • Entrance:
      • Adults: QR 35
      • Children: QR 55

    Note: Activities have corresponding prices, separate from the entrance fee. Individuals with special needs, the elderly, infants under 3 years old and their nannies are entitled to free entrance.

    Fan Village Al Khor

    Fan Village - Al Khor
    Image credit: Qatar 2022™

    Al Bayt Stadium is in close proximity to one of the 4 Fan Villages around Qatar designed and established to provide World Cup fans with cabin-style and casual camping accommodations. These fan villages are designed for a unique community experience with a variety of on-site facilities and food outlets.

    Note: Ticket Application Number/Hayya Voucher Code/Hospitality Order Number required to book a room or cabin.

    McDonald's Al Bayt

    McDonald's Al Bayt
    Image credit: McDonald's Qatar

    The Al Bayt branch of McDonald's is similarly designed with the Al Bayt Stadium taking inspiration from the traditional tent structure of Arabian culture. It's located on the grounds of the stadium itself and has a McCafe, play place, and drive-thru.

    • Timings: Open 24 hrs

    Simaisma, A Murwab Resort

    Simaisma, A Murwab Resort
    Image credit: Simaisma, A Murwab Resort

    A luxurious family oceanfront oasis resort in Qatar, Simaisma Resort offers relaxing staycations in their premium rooms, suites, and villas. Guests can enjoy signature amenities and recreational activities at a picture-perfect location.

    • Contact: +974 4479 9555, +974 4479 9531, +974 4479 9530
    • Website: www.simaisma.com
    • Email: [email protected]

    Skydive Qatar

    Skydive Qatar
    Image credit: Skydive Qatar

    Skydive Qatar is a must-visit if you're looking for an adrenaline rush! They offer courses in the sport and tandem skydiving for those who just want to try it out for the thrill!

    Note: Closed for the summer and scheduled to re-open by October 2022.

    • Contact: +974 3099 6669
    • Website: www.skydiveqatar.com
    • Email: [email protected]
    • Prices: Tandem skydiving starts at QR 1,399

    Foodie Finds at Al Khor & Al Thakira

    Foodie Finds
    Where to eat in Al Khor & Al Thakira

    If you find yourself feeling hungry after an exciting match at Al Bayt Stadium or a day of roaming the nearby spots, here are some restaurants and cafes to check out in the area!

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    Are you watching any FIFA World Cup 2022 matches at Al Bayt Stadium? Which of these destinations are you interested in visiting during your time there? Let us know in the comments! Do share this article – it keeps us going!