6 Exciting Experiences in Qatar for a Perfect Family Holiday


Captivating heritage, mind-blowing architecture, a long shoreline and a landscape consisting of arid desert – all this makes Qatar a terrific holiday destination, ideal for all sorts of travellers. However, the country holds most exciting experiences for family holidaymakers who fly here from all corners of the globe!

Visit Mia Park (Museum of Islamic Arts Park)

Lying adjacent to the Museum of Islamic Arts, Mia Park is where you can spend a fun-filled day with your family and kids. While it is the best vantage point to enjoy Doha’s skyline, there’s also a playground and many garden areas for the kids and adults to enjoy a stroll and participate in different activities. Besides, there are several cafes here where you can enjoy delicacies and drinks.

Enjoy dune bashing at the Inland Sea

If you’re in Qatar, dune bashing is something you should not miss; it sure is a thrilling experience. Head to the dunes near Inland Sea, a shallow, salty inlet of the Persian Gulf straddling the border between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, and take a thrilling ride along the dunes. There are stops where you can enjoy the local food, spend some time in traditional Bedouin camps, sleep under the stars and click some beautiful pictures.

Discover the Pearl-Qatar

The Pearl is an artificial island featuring a fusion of residential, commercial and entertainment outlets. Stroll around, shop for interesting stuff, and enjoy incredible dishes. The major draw here is Mediterranean inspired Qanat Quartier that houses bridges, canals, colourful apartments and some cool restaurants and cafes. Also, you can spend some quality time at the Lido Venezia Beach, unwind at the Diva Lounge Spa and relax with yoga therapies at Niya Yoga.

Have some water fun at Aqua Park

Aqua Park is the place to experience the best of water fun. It is the first theme park in Qatar offering endless adventure amidst its giant wave pool, slides, a lazy river, stingray surfing and a beautiful village. Also, you would love to enjoy delicious snacks and meals served here at the many restaurants including Boston Chicken, the largest fast food restaurant in the park.

Explore the haven of horses at Al Shaqab Equestrian Center

If you wish to experience the rich culture of Qatar as well as to spend some exciting time with the Arabian horse, Al Shaqab Equestrian Centre is the place to be. It is a world-class equine centre where outstanding show horses are trained into competition winners. Visit and experience the country’s love for the horses as you watch them train!

Shop at the malls, especially Doha Festival City

The shopping scene in Qatar is quiet vibrant with a number of malls and markets scattered all around the country, especially in the capital city, Doha. Doha Festival City is the largest entertainment, fashion and dining destination. From fashion clothes, footwear, accessories and beauty products to electronics, home furnishings, sportswear and a lot more, you can shop for anything and everything here.