The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change’s Public Parks Department is responsible for the design, development and maintenance of public parks in Qatar. The number of public parks in Qatar reached 148 in 2022, up from 56 in 2010, recording 164% growth. Green spaces in the country also increased to more than 43 mn sq m in 2022, from about 2.5 mn sq m in 2010. The per capita share of the green areas rose to 16 sq m from less than one square metre in 2010, with a sixteen-fold increase. The millionth tree was planted recently as part of the Plant One Million Trees initiative which was launched in 2019.

5/6 Park
Located in Onaiza, the 5/6 Park contains open green space of about 107,000 sq m, including about 11,800 sq m of small shrubs and tree fences, in addition to 1,500 trees. In the heart of the park is a plant maze spread across 6,500 sq m shaped as the map of Qatar. Next to the maze is a 3,000 sq m hill about 5 m above ground level. The park includes many facilities, including toilets and prayer areas, garden furniture, lighting poles, shaded areas for families, play areas for children and games suitable for different ages, designated areas for celebrations and spaces to display artwork. The park also includes exercise areas, 1.3 km pedestrian path, 1.3 km jogging path and an 880 m cycle path, in addition to bicycle parking slots. The park hosts a collection of artwork including ‘Al Somoud’ designed by Qatari artist Faisal Al Hajri, and two others from the collection of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art – ‘Poem’ (1963–65) and ‘Poem in Three Verses’ (1963–65) by Lebanese artist Saloua Raouda Choucair. Google Maps location

Al Abraj Park
Located on Al Bidda Street, opposite Palm Towers, Al Abraj Park, which means towers, offers a variety of activities, including a green central events area, an exercise area and a walking track built with recycled rubber and local Qatari materials. The park also includes a cafeteria, toilets, tree-shaded seats and wooden pergolas. The 5,800 sq m park houses 130 different and distinctive types of trees, 240 sq m of bushes, 3,500 sq m of grass, 76 km of pedestrian and cycle paths, and more. Google Maps location

Al Bayt Stadium Park
Adjacent to Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor is Al Bayt Stadium Park, which has a total area of around 1,331,900 sq m. It includes a park, a water body, 56,000 sq m of pedestrian walkways, a 4,415 m-long running track, a 3,444 m-long cycling track, and a car parking area that can accommodate up to 6,000 vehicles and 300 buses, among other facilities. The park itself occupies a space of 944,000 sq m and has 369,585 sq m of green areas, including playgrounds. The park has 1,050 trees and six restaurants in addition to 10 locations for mobile cafés and fast food joints. It has 54 light columns powered by solar energy and a number of kids’ play areas and games besides other facilities such as toilets and playgrounds. Located near the entrance is the barbecue kiosk, where diners will find a delicious selection of grills on the menu. Guests can also purchase raw marinated grills and use one of the three equipped outdoor grill stations. Kiosks open from Tuesday to Saturday 12:30 pm – 10 pm. Google Maps location

Al Bidda Park
Bordering Al Corniche Street, Al Bidda Park is Qatar’s biggest green space and the first pet-friendly park in the country. For those more active, there are opportunities galore: running and cycling tracks, a human maze, gymnasiums, outdoor exercise equipment, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, an open theatre that seats 850 people, as well as playgrounds, barbecue areas and beautiful landscaping. A variety of bike rentals are available at the park bike rental shop, Saikl Bike (5028 0404, There are also buggies to help visitors move around the park comfortably. The park is approximately 1.25 mn sq m and has underground parking spaces for 6,000 cars. In addition to the already available Barkers & Mittens Pet Boutique (5000 7330/31,, pet owners are free to use the park, but should ensure their pet is kept on a lead at all times. Dog poop bags and dispensers are available in the park. Opening times: Open daily from 4 am. Park closing times are at midnight during the week and at 2 am on weekends. Barbecue stands are available for rental at QAR50 per four hour. Admission: Free. Contact: 4428 7709/77. Google Maps location

Al Khor Corniche
Comprising three zones, Al Khor Corniche covers an area of about 28,000 sq m with a beachfront, 6,000 sq m of green spaces, play areas, 116 parking spaces, and 256 seats with many shaded benches. Google Maps location

Al Khor Hill Park
Adjacent to Al Khor Corniche is Al Khor Hill Park, which is a small green hilly park, dotted with little coloured houses, coloured benches, and a tower on the top of the hill.

Al Khor Park (Al Khor Park and Zoo)
The 240,000 sq m park features a zoo, battery-operated train, restaurant, mosque, museum, mini golf area, wall mural, skating area, children’s play area, basketball court, food kiosks, drinking fountains, and an amphitheatre. One of the park’s main attractions is the mini zoo, which includes seven new sections with a large number of different birds and animals. There are 290 new animals, bringing the total number of animals to 315 (49 different species). There’s also an aviary, which contains a waterfall and a lake, which is home to different birds. Opening times: Daily 8 am – 10 pm (Tuesdays: women and children only). Admission: QAR15 for adults; QAR10 for children under the age of 10 and persons with special needs. QAR50 to feed animals. Train ride: QAR5 per person, free for persons with special needs. Contact: 4426 5050, Google Maps location

The new Panda House Park at Al Khor Park is home to two giant pandas Suhail and Thuraya. The pair arrived in Qatar in October 2022 as a gift from China to mark the strengthening relationship between the two countries. Opening times: Daily 9 am – 5 pm. Admission: QAR50 for adults; QAR25 for children under the age of 14. Tickets can only be booked online through the Oun application. Contact: 3342 7954

Al Legtaifiya Park
Al Legtaifiya Park is an inclusive playground and the latest breakthrough for Accessible Qatar, a Sasol initiative designed to support inclusion and accessibility for people with disabilities in the local community. Sasol wanted to provide a solution for children with disabilities unable to play on playgrounds to be able to play with their friends. They found the right solution through the inclusive playground equipment. Information about accessibility of venues in Qatar is available through the Accessible Qatar App. Google Maps location

Al Masrah Park
Also known as Theatre Park, named after the Qatar National Theater (Al Masrah) adjacent to it on Al Corniche Street, the park has an area of 108,000 sq m. It also includes 16 types of different local and international trees – up to 850 trees. The park represents a point of connection between the eastern side of Al Corniche Street through the tunnel and the Corniche Metro Station in the heart of the park as well as Council Street. The park includes seating areas, restaurants, food kiosks, walking, jogging and cycle paths, children’s play areas, and green areas with shaded and non-shaded spaces. New additions at the park include the 21 m high and 31 m wide shiny steel sculpture ‘Dugong’ by American artist Jeff Koons; and the ‘Doha Modern Playground’ by British artist Shezad Dawood, which features miniatures of six buildings in the country such as Qatar Post, Qatar University, and Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel. Google Maps location

Al Qamra Beach Park
Al Qamra Beach Park in Al Khor spreads over an area of 10,500 sq m with a green sheet of grass covering an area of 650 sq m alongside a 3-km-long beach. The family-friendly beachfront park is only for ladies and children under 10 years old. There are various diverse plant and tree species, children’s play areas, benches, huts, shaded seating areas, walking paths and solar-powered lighting. Google Maps location

Al Qubib Masjid Plaza
Located in Al Souq Area in central Doha, Al Qubib Masjid Plaza ​covers a total area of about 9,200 sq m of open green space, extending over an area of up to 1,518 sq m. It includes Qatar’s oldest mosque and recently restored Al Qubib Masjid, water fountains, trees, seating areas, and walking, biking and running tracks. The plaza has entrances from three sides through the surrounding pedestrian paths on Ali Bin Abdulla Street, Al Jabr Street and Al Ahmad Street. It is also easily accessible from the mosque. Google Maps location

Al Tawasul Traditional Park
The 28,500 sq m park is a miniature version of Al Khor Family Park, home to a number of animals and birds. This family-only park has a train, a children’s play area, a basketball court, amphitheatre and skating area, among other offerings. Electronic ticketing gates have been installed to facilitate visitor access to the park. Opening times: Daily 4 am – 10 pm. Admission: Free. Contact: 4426 5050. Google Maps location

Al Wakra Public Garden (Al Wakra Park)
A large landscaped park with different ornamental plants, as well as palm and olive trees, at the end of Al Aurouba Street and near Al Wakra Beach. There are plenty of trees providing shaded sitting areas, a children’s play zone and a large pool next to the cafeteria. Google Maps location

Aspire Park
One of Qatar’s biggest parks with a vast expanse of green lawn and baobab trees, a large lake with ducks and geese, football fields, a multi‑surface 3 km walking/jogging track and fitness equipment with solar‑powered lighting. There is plenty of parking and free Wi‑Fi. The ‘smart park’ has introduced the first smart benches, which use renewable energy and advanced technology, providing wireless chargers, USB ports, and Wi-Fi access point. Aspire Park is home to Burgeri, Starbucks, Sugar and Spice, Padbol Qatar, and more. Opening times: Park: Daily 24 hours; restaurants and food kiosks: 8 am – 10 pm; lifeguard: 6 am – 10 pm. Admission: Free. Contact: 4413 8188. Google Maps location

Barzan Olympic Park
Located in Umm Salal Ali, Barzan Olympic Park was established in 2012 as the first Olympic park in Qatar, offering expansive green lawns, walking, jogging and cycling tracks, shaded seating areas, children’s play areas, table tennis table, football pitch, volleyball, tennis courts, floor chess and more. It also offers a range of activities such as a train ride and a leaping water fountain, which is a part of the play equipment. Opening times: Daily 4 am – 9 am and 4 pm – 10 pm. Admission: QAR5 per person (summer season from April) QAR10 per person (winter season from September); free for people with special needs, people above the age of 60, and children below the age of 3. Google Maps location

Crescent Park

Crescent Park
Spreading over an area of 275,000 sq m, the park is Lusail City’s one and only public park. The sustainable park uses recycled water to irrigate green areas. The park has old waterways, bicycle and pedestrian tracks, and shaded areas, as well as public squares, seating areas, a forest and children’s play areas. Sports facilities include a large football field, two acrylic basketball courts, two beach volleyball courts, three acrylic tennis courts and other facilities. The park has two large restaurants, 530 parking spaces, direct access to Lusail Tram system, and easy access to the park directly from all areas of the city. Opening times: Open 24/7. Admission: Free. Contact: 4497 7770, Google Maps location

Dadu Gardens
Dadu, Children’s Museum of Qatar, has reopened Dadu Gardens at Al Bidda Park, in the heart of the International Zone at the Expo 2023 Doha. Dadu Gardens has been distinctly designed to cater to children aged under 12, offering a diverse range of activities that encompass physical play, creative exploration, narrative adventures, and more. Spanning an impressive 14,500 sq m, the Dadu Gardens serves as an outdoor gallery and living classroom of the Museum. It uses the power of authentic play and engagement with nature to support children’s development. Dadu Gardens feature nine distinct facilities where activities and programming are scheduled to take place: Edible Garden, Garden Atelier, Community Garden, Permaculture Showcase, Kashta, Events Plateau, The Promise Plaza, and Al Marj. Google Maps location

Dahl Al Hamam Park
Close to Landmark Mall, on the corner of Jassim bin Hamad and Al Markhiya Streets, this large families-only park has a subtle modern design, calm ambience and more than 50 varieties of trees. The gardens have an extensive children’s play area, a bicycle track, a football ground and basketball court. The park also boasts a cave and a newly-constructed maze, representing the streets of old Doha to discover traditional Qatari games. Amenities include cafeterias and toilets. The park is currently closed for maintenance and renovations. Google Maps location

Doha Corniche

Doha Corniche
The 7 km‑long curved Doha Corniche is the most iconic destination with its many grassed areas and views across the turquoise water of Doha Bay from the Old Doha Port to the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel. In addition to it being a popular destination for strollers and joggers, there are bicycles available for rent, a children’s play area, fitness stations, café and restaurants, free Wi‑Fi and artwork. Traditional dhow boats dock along the Corniche for visitors to enjoy a ride on the sea. Google Maps location

Hotel Park
Situated adjacent to Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, Hotel Park provides over 34,500 sq m of green space to enjoy picnics, play areas and family-friendly playgrounds with 17 activities and fitness zones with 12 challenges. Hotel Park has food and beverage outlets offering a diverse palette of authentic cuisine and desserts. There is also paid parking with over 2,500 spaces spread over four levels of underground parking with access to Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC), Al Corniche Street, Al Funduq Street and Al Majlis Street. Opening times: Open 24/7. Admission: Free. Contact: 4456 7665, 5597 8387, Google Maps location

Katara Hills
Set over 361,500 sq m of green spaces, Katara Hills is divided into Northern and Southern Hills with at least 3,300 plants and 225 trees from different countries, featuring gardens and green meadows with manmade rolling hills, valleys, peaks, water features, play areas, exercise and jogging tracks, art installations, lighting, outdoor furniture. Also known as Katara Gardens, the Hills has 32,700 sq m of flowers, plants and lawns in geometric shapes and styles. Katara Hills is also home to the outdoor Padel Garden Doha and the new five-star Katara Hills Doha, Lxr Hotels & Resorts, featuring 15 grandeur villas, each with a private pool, in addition to luxury facilities such as a spa and an Indian restaurant. Opening times: Open 24/7. Admission: Free. Contact: 182, 4408 0000,

Linear Park
Located in Old Airport along Al Najma Street, the 1.5 km park covers 75,000 sq m and is surrounded by lush greenery and colourful flowers. The neighbourhood park is for residents to participate in outdoor activities with fitness trails for walking, jogging, cycling and more.

Lusail Marina Promenade
The promenades along the Marina District and South Qetaifan Islands form the urban waterfront edges. Seating is planned along the water with views out to the sea, in addition to walkways, restaurants and access to marinas. The promenade also features various musical water and light fountains as well as oversized outdoor chess sets. Opening times: Open 24/7. Admission: Free. Contact: 4497 7770, Google Maps location

 Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Park

MIA Park
The MIA Park can be accessed through the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) or from the Port Road entrance on Al Corniche Street. Designed by PEI Partnership Architects of New York, it features ‘7’, a vertical steel sculpture by internationally acclaimed American artist Richard Serra. Plants indigenous to Qatar have been used and pedestrian pathways are shaded by the use of hills and ‘swails’ (sail shading). There are playground areas for children, and consideration for those with special needs or requiring wheelchair accessibility. Cafés and kiosks sell snacks and souvenirs. Bicycle rentals are available.

Adjacent to MIA Park is the Flag Plaza, also known as MIA Flag Plaza, which is a community space inaugurated in October 2022 as part of the Years of Culture programme to encourage dialogue and deepen understanding between nations. The site houses 119 flags representing nations with diplomatic missions in Qatar, as well as the European, the United Nations and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) flags; it also plays host to festivals, celebrations and other community events. Located at its entrance is Najla El Zein’s ‘Us, Her, Him’, an installation composed of a series of benches made of hand-sculpted limestone, illustrating various modes of interaction: acquaintance, friendship, love, introversion, confidence, familiarity, fluidity and obstruction. Opening times: The park’s cafes are open daily 3 pm – midnight, while the children’s play areas are open 24/7. Admission: Free. Contact: 4422 4444/4402 8634, Google Maps location

Muglina Unit Park
A small green park, next to Sharq Village & Spa located right at the intersection of Al Corniche Street and Ras Bu Abboud Street. It is home to Al Khulaifi Heritage House, a watchtower, an arch and a pillar monument, a curved bridge, stone walkways and more. Located inside the Al Khulaifi Heritage House is the new traditional and authentic Qatari restaurant, Bayt Sharq, which feels like a time capsule to a previous era. There are signs at the park prohibiting barbecues, cycling, playing sports and pets. Google Maps location

Old Doha Port (Box Park and the Mina District)
As part of the Old Doha Port Redevelopment project, the port has been transformed into a new tourist destination with a containers yard, Mina District, cruise terminal, fisher’s slipway, garden district, the old marina and more. Overlooking scenic views of the sea and surrounded by lush gardens, the multi-coloured containers yard, Box Park, comprises dozens of multi-layered recycled shipping containers with cafés, shops, toilets, sitting areas, exercise equipment, a prayer room and a shower area. There are also ample parking spaces available. The colourful 800,000 sq m Mina District houses a cruise terminal, 50 cafés and restaurants, 100 shops, the 5-star Mina Hotel and Residences, and more. Google Maps location

Oxygen Park
Located in Education City, Oxygen Park features running tracks, equestrian facilities, underground pitches, recreation areas and soundscape-filled, refreshing folly spheres. The running tracks are embedded creating an exciting training ground with looping tracks, cooled tunnel sections and steep hills. Located within Oxygen Park, the Qur’anic Botanic Garden is the first of its kind in the world, home to at least 60 plant species mentioned in the Holy Quran, and those in the Hadith and Sunnah, the sayings and traditions of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The display gives an explanation of the significance of every plant’s mention in the Holy Quran, as well as their scientific explanations. Date palm, olive, fig, citron, senna, ginger, aloe, camphor and other plants have been included. Opening times: 6 am – 10 pm. Admission: Free. Contact: 4454 0284,, Google Maps location

Post Office Plaza

Post Office Plaza
Inspired by Qatari postage stamps, the plaza pays homage to the nearby Qatar Post headquarters. The plaza will consist of three interconnected postal stamps forming harmonious lines and open spaces for events and festivals. It includes 14,400 sq m of open green spaces with at least 200 trees, dedicated areas for family leisure and sport areas such as 450 m of jogging tracks, 500 m of cycling paths, as well as walkways. In addition to the public art installation ‘Acacia-Tree Seed’ by Qatari artist Mohammed Al Ateeq, there are also two marvellous murals created as part of the JEDARIART initiative by Qatar Museums (QM).

Rawdat Al Khail Park
Previously known as Al Muntazah Park, Rawdat Al Khail Park is one of the oldest parks in Qatar. It has recently reopened to the public after closing for renovation for a few years. Located along C Ring Road and Rawdat Al Khail Street, the park has ample green spaces and a number of facilities, featuring an ‘open plan’ – without fences. It is spread over an area of about 140,000 sq m and includes about 105,000 sq m of green spaces with 1,250 new trees including wild Ghaf, Samar and Sidr, and 1,300 m of pedestrian and bicycle paths, in addition to 401 parking spaces. There are children’s play areas and sports equipment, and is suitable for physically challenged individuals. There are also food kiosks and stalls to serve visitors. Google Maps locations

Shura Plaza
Shura Plaza opened on the eve of Qatar’s historic Shura Council elections on 1 October 2021. The project includes an electronic game-themed wall art of Qatari people inspired by the concept of ‘Shura’ among people, which was created by Qatari artist Buthayna Al Zamman in cooperation with Qatar Museums (QM). The plaza sits in an area that connects the B Ring and C Ring Roads from each side. The Shura Plaza Project covers an area reaching up to 15,000 sq m with green areas covering 80% of the space or about 12,000 sq m. It also has a 500 m pedestrian path.

Simaisma Park
The park first opened in 1991 with an area of 5,099 sq m and then reopened in 2013, after maintenance and rehabilitation, covering 9,477 sq m. The park includes water coolers, toilets, a shaded children’s play area, and pergolas with shaded seating. The park’s highlight is its botanical garden, which contains distinctive canary palm trees, date palm trees, Sidr trees, Parkinsonia trees, tecoma shrubs, perennial plants and seasonal flowers. Google Maps location

The Desert Park
The family park opened in April 2019 in Al Sheehaniya. The 13,804 sq m park is distinctive as it is designed in the form of a desert tree. It has 62 different types of wild trees and a 400 m walkway. The park also has a mini zoo with a number of different animals such as oryx and gazelles. There are also 12 designated pergolas for barbecues, a shaded children’s play area, sitting areas, two exercise areas and restrooms. Google Maps location

Umm Al Seneem Park
Opened in Umm Al Seneem in Al Rayyan Municipality in November 2022, Umm Al Seneem Park is nestled between Ain Khaled and Mesaimeer on an area of approximately 130,105 sq m of vast greenery. The park is home to the world’s longest air-conditioned outdoor walking track. The 1,143-m air-conditioned outdoor jogging and walking path is the fifth project of the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) to receive a Guinness World Record. The park also includes a 1,135-m cushioned bike lane and is inclusive (handicapped/disabled ADD compliant). The park also offers three fitness areas with exercise equipment, a children’s play area with zip lines, food kiosks, a bike rental stall, and other facilities.