With all the glitz and glamour seen through the skyline and tall skyscrapers, lies the parks in Qatar that make the world green with envy. Kids are entertained with the stunning nature and a ground to run around; others can enjoy themselves by going for a jog along the trails and much more. But have you asked yourself how well do you know the parks and how often have you visited? Not too often, right?

10 Qatar Parks To Relax and Enjoy Time With Your Family

  • MIA Park
  • Aspire Park
  • Al Bidda Park
  • Dahl Al Hamam Park
  • Al Wakrah Park
  • Barzan Olympic Park
  • Al Khor Park
  • Al Legtaifiya Park
  • Oxygen Park
  • Souq Waqif Park

After a long day at work, people look forward to coming home to a home cooked meal and good sleep. How about making it a little more interesting. People can spend some time at the Qatar parks and enjoy the fresh air.  On the other hand, if you don’t live in Qatar, and are planning a vacation, make a list of all the parks you want to see; and visit them.

1. MIA Park

MIA Park

Location: Doha, Qatar

Timings: 24 hours

Entry fee: Free

Activities: Cycle, Jog, open-air cinema and fitness classes

MIA Park is one of the best parks in Qatar situated along the Arabian Gulf, that offers the most stunning views and facilities. With all kinds of fun activities for kids of all ages, it is safe to say that it is a family-friendly place where people can relax and have some fun over the weekend. A well- known artist Richard Serra made his first a steel sculpture here in the park.

Kids can enjoy the trampolines, slides and other rides. People can even rent a bicycle and ride on the paved pathways and enjoy the cool breeze. Along with enjoy the several activities and relaxing, people can always grab a bite to eat at the MIA café and at the several food trucks within the park. The open-air cinema and fitness classes are the other things people can enjoy along with the cultural delights.

2. Aspire Park

Aspire Park

Location: Aspire Park Running Trail, Doha, Qatar

Timings: 24 hours

Entry fee: 498 QR

Activities:  Walking, jogging, barbecue

Aspire Park in Qatar is one of the biggest parks with an area of around 88 hectares. It is one of the best places to enjoy a number of recreational activities and a fun evening with family and friends. The artificial lakes, the stunning views of the towering skyscrapers, the lush green surroundings are some of the breathtaking attractions that surround the park.

It is filled with the sounds of laughter over the weekend, especially at night when people come to play game and have the perfect barbecue.

People can always grab a bite to eat or drink at the onsite café. Paddle boating is one of the activities tourists can enjoy at the artificial lake seen in the park. Walking or jogging is one of the other things people can enjoy on the walking tracks. There are various kinds of trees and plants seen at the park like boab trees and others.

3. Al Bidda Park

Al Bidda Park

Location: Doha, Qatar

Timings: 24 hours

Entry fee: Free. Additional charges for parking

Activities:  Basketball, volleyball, barbecue party

One of the top-notch parks in Qatar offers a range of facilities and the ideal place to indulge in some of the most fun sports and activities. Al Bidda Park has a capacity of parking over 6000 vehicles. It is one of the places to visit in Qatar for its lush greenery and manicured plants, that transports people into another world.

One of the many things people can enjoy is a game of tennis, basketball, volleyball and have a barbecue party in the evening. Pets are allowed in the park, without any restrictions. The stunning views of the sea and Doha’s stunning skyline are some of the things people can enjoy. For all the fitness freaks, there are a variety of options like jogging and cycling on the tracks. The amphitheater hosts a series of events regularly for people to enjoy.

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4. Dahl Al Hamam Park

Dahl Al Hamam Park
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Location: Arab League St, Doha, Qatar

Timings: 8 am – 1:30 am

Entry fee: Free

Activities:  Basketball, skateboarding and football

One of the ideal places to visit in Doha is the Dahl Al Hamam Park known for its facilities offered to kids. With 3 playgrounds, kids will never get bored and will not want to leave ever. There are several activities like football, basketball and skateboarding, things which kids can enjoy.

Free WIFI is one of the main features of the park. People when hungry, can grab a snack at the café, located close to the main entrance of the park. One of the fascinating things about the park is that it has an old cave and amphitheater for concerts.

5. Al Wakrah Park

Al Wakrah Park
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Location:  Al Wakrah, Qatar

Timings: 3–11pm

Entry fee: Free

Activities:  Enjoy nature

Unique diversity of plants and trees, Al Wakrah park best family parks in Qatar. It is an ideal place to spend time amongst nature, surrounded by olive and palm trees. Home to seasonal flowers, ornamental plants and much more, makes the place very attractive.

One of the many things to do in Doha is go on rides, and grab a bite to eat the cafes and restaurants. The pool is one of the ideal places where one can take a cool dip and enjoy the sunny weather. If people are looking for a break over the weekend, then the park is the ideal option. The range of activities make it an amazing place for everyone to enjoy.

6. Barzan Olympic Park

Barzan Olympic Park
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Location:  Umm Şalāl 'Alī, Qatar

Timings:

Saturday-Wednesday: 6 am- 10 pm

Thursday- Friday: 6 am- 11 pm

Entry fee: Free for adults and QR 5 for students

Activities:  Football, basketball, tennis, floor chess, Cycling

One of the most famous parks, Barzan Olympic Park is a heaven for all the sports lovers. Some of the many things to do in Doha is to play all kinds of sports and games like football, basketball, tennis, floor chess and much more.

People can even hire a cycle and cycle around the park or cycle to the ice cream parlor or cafeteria to grab a bite to eat. The miniature version of the various landmarks like Qatar University Building, Barzan Tower, Clock Tower, MIA and others are one of the main attractions in the park. What more can anyone want when it comes to having the best time of their lives?

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7. Al Khor Park

Al Khor Park

Location:  Al Khor, Qatar

Timings: 4 am- 9 am, 4 pm- 10 pm

Entry fee: QAR 15 for adults and QAR 10 for children up to 10 years of age

Activities:  Bird watching, mini golf, basketball, amphitheater

One of the many things to do in Qatar is enjoy the amazing entertainment options at the Al Khor family park. It boasts of a zoo, museum, skating area, mini-golf, basketball court, amphitheater and a lot more.

Kids can enjoy the battery-operated trains and go visit the 315 animals of various species at the mini zoo. For all the bird watchers, the colorful birds, lake and waterfall will be an absolute heaven for them. With such a peaceful and enchanting park, what more can anyone ask for? Qatar has so much to offer when it comes to having the best time of one’s life.

8. Al Legtaifiya Park

Al Legtaifiya Park
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Location: Doha, Qatar

Timings: Ask the authorities about the timings of the park.

Entry fee: Free

Activities:  Football, running track, playgrounds for kids with special needs

The family park boasts of a football pitch with artificial turf, a basketball court, a rubber running track, lightning poles and outdoor exercise equipment. There is a playground for the kids with special needs.

Spread over 27,500 square meters of green spaces, the park is home to some of the most amazing palm trees, olive trees, seasonal flowers and is connected to the central irrigation control system.  With so much beauty, people will never want to leave the park as it is one of the most ideal places to spend a day away from the city life. Besides spending time at the park, people can also spend time at the beaches in Qatar.

9. Oxygen Park

Oxygen Park

Location: Education City، Ar-Rayyan, Qatar

Timings:

Thursday 6am–12am

Friday 6am–11pm

Saturday: 5am–8pm

Monday 5am–10pm

Tuesday 6am–10pm

Wednesday and Sunday- 6 am - 9 pm

Entry fee: Free

Activities:  Volleyball

Have you ever heard of a park, named after the air we breathe? Well, you should visit the place and see for yourself. One of the most popular parks in Qatar, Oxygen Park was built over 1,30,000 sq meters, offering a pleasant ambience to all its tourists. It is one of the ideal places where people can jog, walk or even enjoy playing games like volleyball. The architecture has been inspired by nature as its aim is to educate people about the significance of healthy living.

It is one of the best places to spend time with friends and family. Apart from having the ideal time at the park, people can even spend a day at the beaches in Doha.

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10. Souq Waqif Park

Souq Waqif Park

Location: Doha, Qatar

Timings: 24 hours

Entry fee: Free

Activities: Soccer, badminton, riding bikes and flying kites

Souq Waqif Park is one of the most stunning places to visit for its colorful flower beds and stunning lush green surroundings.  3 Minutes away from Souq Waqif, the park boasts of a picturesque view of the waterfront. People can enjoy a breathtaking view of the sun rising in the morning and the fountains, which add beauty to the park. The amphitheater hosts a number of festivals like Local Dates Festival and Spring Festival. Soccer, badminton, riding bikes and flying kites are some of the activities people can enjoy along with going on a shopping spree at Souq Waqif market.

The Park is beautiful lit and offers a stunning look with its fountains. Apart from this park, people should also  visit the national park in Qatar.

FAQs

Q1. Which are some of the family parks in Qatar?

Aspire, MIA, Al Bidda and Al Khor and Al Wakrah are some of the family parks in Qatar, people should put on their list of places to visit.

Q2. What are some of the activities people can enjoy at the Souq Waqif Park?

Soccer, badminton, riding bikes and flying kites are some of the activities people can enjoy. People can even attend the Dates Festival and Spring Festival if they like.

Q3. What makes Souq Waqif Park are special place to visit?

The fountains, the early morning sun rise, the lush green surroundings and flowers are some of the things people should visit the park among several other things.

Q4. Which is the best time to visit Qatar?

People can plan their vacation anytime between December to February as the weather is pleasant and cool, making it amazing to visit the parks and around sightseeing various other places.

Q5. How long should one plan their vacation to Qatar?

People can easily spend at least a one month in Qatar as it has a lot to offer. The richness and beauty in the attractions and heritage sites will leave people awe struck.

Q6. Which is the largest park in Qatar?

Aspire Park spread over 88 hectares of land is one of the largest parks in Qatar known for its artificial lakes, the stunning views of the towering skyscrapers and the lush green surroundings.

Q7. What are some of the activities people can enjoy at Al Legtaifiya Park?

Football, jogging or walking on the running track and playing in the play area are some of the activities adults and kids can enjoy.

Q8. Where is the Barzan Olympic park located?

Umm Şalāl 'Alī, Qatar is where the Barzan Olympic Park is located.