Don’t let the summer heat get you down. There’s a lot to do around town. Do have a look at our Events Calendar  and pick up the Marhaba Information Guide at the bigger supermarkets, Jarir Bookstore or WH Smith to get some ideas of things you can do. Pick up the Marhaba Pocket Map and go explore. But before you do that here are a few ideas to get you started.

Go swimming to beat the heat. A lot of hotels have summer offers, so take advantage of them and stay cool while getting some exercise this summer!Aqua Park Qatar DohaVisit Aqua Park for some fun and frolic. Take the whole family, or make it a girl’s day out with the ladies every Sunday and Wednesday in August.

Get a Qatar Museums Culture Pass. The pass gives you a number of benefits and discounts, free access and exclusive opportunities across cultural venues in the country. At present Qatar Museums has a limited edition Tamim Almajd Card! Go get yours today.

You know what’s really great in this summer heat? Ice. Go ice skating at City Center-Doha or Villaggio malls. Or grab a snack and hang out close to the rink to cool down. On a side note, snacks are great at any time of the year!

Join in and celebrate the Qatar Summer Festival which will go on until 5 September 2017. Be a part of the festivities by enjoying the concerts, lives shows, hospitality packages, fabulous shopping promotions at top malls, and much more across the city. And go have some fun at Entertainment City at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center.

Go watch a movie. Or two. With the cinema offerings expanding around town, going to watch a film has been given a fresh boost. From IMAX, to 3D and 4D you’ll definitely find something to entertain you! Don’t forget the popcorn.

We know it hot, but on a day that’s not too humid head to Sealine Beach. Relax on the beach or get a room or day pass at the resort. From water sports to a spa there’s something to entertain the whole family.

Souq Waqif Doha QatarExplore the souqs. Souq Waqif is in the heart of Doha and is a fabulous place to feel the pulse of the city. It’s there you’ll see how cosmopolitan Doha is, while still being able to feel the country’s roots and heritage. Visit to shop, dine and explore or simply to take pictures to send back home. The shops often close in the afternoon, so plan your visit accordingly. Souq Waqif Al Wakra boasts a few dozen shops, and a number of cafes and restaurants along 3 km of coastline. The Corniche along the coastline is well lit in the evenings and wonderful for an evening stroll after dinner.

Contact companies like Qatar International Adventures  and Qatar International Tours to help you explore. On less humid days go on a desert safari to experience what the desert truly is like in the summer. Take in Doha’s skyline with a dhow cruise or opt for a helicopter ride over the city. There lots you can do, so contact one of these organisations and they can tailor a trip to suit you.