During summer in Qatar, soaring temperatures and humidity can be overwhelming. Thankfully, you can beat the heat by seeking refuge at fantastic water parks, thrilling indoor theme parks, and even icy retreats like ice rinks and snow parks. Embrace the chill and have a blast, regardless of the scorching weather!
Desert Falls Water & Adventure Park
One of the largest theme parks in the Middle East at Hilton Salwa Beach Resort & Villas. Desert Falls features 18 attractions with 56 rides and slides – brace yourself for the thrill of a lifetime.
Opening times: Daily 10 am – 6 pm. Admission: Juniors (below 1.2 m in height) QAR195, adults QAR250, family of four QAR500. Pre-booking is required and tickets can be purchased on Q-Tickets. Access to adventure attractions such as canyoning, diving, go-karting and laser tag are not included in the general admission ticket and can be purchased separately on site.
4423 6666, salwabeachresort.qa
Located in Doha Qasis with an area of 27,500 sq m, Doha Quest has more than 30 rides and attractions, which include the world’s tallest indoor roller coaster and tallest indoor drop tower. The theme park is split into three different time-dimensions: Oryxville is a portal of the ancient Arabian past; the City of Imagination focuses on the present day; and Gravity offers a gateway into a futuristic space age.
Opening times: Monday 11 am – 10 pm, Tuesday to Saturday 2 pm – 11 pm. Admission: Junior Ticket (4 – 12 years old): QAR160, Adult Ticket (13 years old and above): QAR235, children 4 and below enter for free.
4410 3444, dohaquest.com
Gondolania Ice Arena
In addition to Gondolania Theme Park at Villaggio Mall, which includes a 4D cinema, bowling, laser wars, go-karting and more, Gondolania Ice Arena is an olympic sized ice rink and the largest ice skating facility in Doha accredited by the Ice Skating Institute Asia (ISIAsia). Gondolania Ice Skating Arena is a unique and cool recreational facility for kids, friends and families and is also the venue for various events like ice skating shows, school trips, company/corporate group activities, product launches and birthday parties. Basic to advance figure skating and ice hockey classes are now being offered in one on one and group packages following the standards of the Ice Skating Institute (ISI) skating programme.
Opening times: Sunday to Wednesday noon – 9 pm, Thursday and Saturday 9 am – 10 pm, Friday 1 pm – 10 pm. Admission: QAR55 per session.
4450 7873, gondolaniaicearena.com
At Doha Festival City is Snow Dunes, a snow park at -4˚C all year round, themed around a fantastical Arabian town, complete with an Arabian-style castle.
Opening times: Saturday to Wednesday 10 am – 10 pm, Thursday 10 am – midnight, Friday 1 pm – midnight. Admission: Silver Package QAR180, Gold Package QAR240, Platinum Package QAR450.
4035 4444, snowdunes.qa
There are many indoor and outdoor theme parks in Qatar, especially at malls. To learn more, click the link below