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Explore Aspire Park

Aspire Park is one of the best places to enjoy a number of recreational activities and a fun evening with family and friends. Enjoy the lakes, stunning views of downtown Doha, kids’ play areas and jogging tracks, beautiful fountains and various kinds of flora such as the unusually shaped boab trees.

Evenings are filled with the sound of laughter and the aroma of perfect barbecues. Remember to visit the 300-metre Torch Tower, its observation deck and revolving restaurant afford magnificent views of the city.

Go green in the parks of Qatar

Aspire Park is at Sand Trail, Doha

Sports

Aspire Zone Foundation

Located minutes from central Doha, Aspire Zone is marked by The Torch Doha, the 300m tall hotel which boasts panoramic views of the city.  With world-class sports venues, a training academy, sports medicine hospital, turf research centre, as well as five-star accommodation, restaurants and entertainment, it is a compact destination for sport lovers. The vast green spaces of Aspire Park, spread over 880,00 m2, offer respite from the cityscape, with walking/running tracks, children’s play areas, a large lake, and Perceval, a public artwork by Sarah Lucas. Cafés and dining venues dot the area, while Villaggio Mall and Hyatt Plaza Mall provide more entertainment, dining and retail options. 

How to get there?

  • You can get to Aspire Zone intersection by bus. These are the lines and routes that have stops nearby, Bus: 301, 31, 32, 41 Metro: M3

     

  • Aspire Zone is easily accessible by car or taxi.

  • You can get to Aspire Zone intersection by Metro. The nearest metro station is Al Aziziyah- Gold line. Aspize Zone is a 15-minute walk from Al Aziziyah.

Go green in the parks of Qatar

Address

Road Aspire Zone, Al Waab Street 23822

Phone

+974 4413 8188

Website

https://www.aspirezone.qa/index.aspx?lang=en

Highlights of your visit

  • Instagrammable views of the city

  • Children’s play areas

  • Torch Tower

Aspire Park is the largest public green space in the country

Enjoy Al Bidda Park

Stretching along the coastline of central Doha and resplendent with lush greenery and manicured plants, Al Bidda Park is the ideal place to indulge in fun sports and activities. For fitness enthusiasts, there are options like jogging and cycling tracks, and an outdoor gymnasium. Youngsters can enjoy slides, seesaws, merry-go-rounds, playhouses, and even zip lines, while grown-ups play tennis, basketball, and volleyball. Guests often end with an evening barbecue. The views of sea and city are truly memorable.

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Al-Bidda-Park.jpg

Highlights of your visit

  • Picture-perfect views

  • Ziplining

  • Sports courts

The park’s amphitheatre holds events on a regular basis

Invigorate at Souq Waqif Park

With is strikingly colourful flower beds, Souq Waqif Park is a botanist’s dream come true. It is one of the most spectacular places to wile away the hours. Minutes from the famous Souq Waqif, the park boasts picturesque views of the waterfront. Enjoy breathtaking sunrises and magical fountains.  Football, badminton, biking and kiting are some of the activities guests enjoy. Spread your blanket for a relaxing picnic. In the evenings the park is beautifully lit and offers gorgeous views of fountains that provide fun for kids.

The park is near Souq Waqif

Highlights of your visit

  • Variety of sports

  • Souq Waqif

  • Amazing evening images of the fountains

Many events take place in the park and the nearby Souq Waqif, including the Spring Festival, which revolves around acrobatics and dance performances. In July, you can feast on dates during the Local Date Festival.

Indulge in fun and entertainment at MIA Park

The Museum of Islamic Art Park (MIA Park) offers all kinds of fun activities for kids with huge trampolines and a fantasy castle fitted with ropes, stairs and slides. It’s a truly family-friendly park for those seeking relaxation and fun. Rent a bicycle and ride along the paved pathways and relish the cool breeze. Partake in a fitness class. When you’ve worked up an appetite grab a bite at MIA café or from a food truck, before watching a movie at the open-air cinema. It comes alive during the cooler months from October to February. The park is famous for its MIA bazaar, cultural events and music performances.

MIA Park is situated near the Museum of Islamic Arts.

Go green in the parks of Qatar
Go green in the parks of Qatar

Highlights of your visit

  • Massive trampolines

  • Bike hire

  • Open-air cinema

The park’s amphitheatre holds events on a regular basis

Unwind with family and friends at Sheraton Hotel Park

Sheraton Hotel Park is one of the more popular destinations for family picnics, bike rides or to simply enjoy the eye-catching surroundings. A pyramid-shaped hill offering great views of West Bay and the Corniche are other stimulating features. Picnicking and cycling are some activities, along with football, basketball, sand volleyball, and tennis.

The park’s pathway gives the impression of being shaped like a labyrinth, offering fun and excitement for younger cyclers. With paddle-friendly pools, play areas, restaurant plazas, oasis gardens, and picnic lawns, the Park is even more vibrant at night, with lights that capture details such as sculptures, trees and streaming water.

Sheraton Hotel Park is in the West Bay area of Downtown Doha, adjacent to the Sheraton Hotel.

Go green in the parks of Qatar
Go green in the parks of Qatar

Highlights of your visit

  • Magical night lights

  • Fantastic city views

  • Sports facilities

A pyramid-shaped hill is a magnet for adventurous youngsters.

Amaze yourself at 5/6 Park

5/6 Park has features not found in any other park in Qatar. The main attraction is the huge plant maze, created in the shape of the country’s map and influenced by human fingerprints. You will find the names of various coastal cities such as Ruwais, Dukhan, Umm Bab, Al Khor, Doha, Al Wakra, Mesaieed, and Salwa. You will also discover walls painted with vibrant murals. Twenty artists volunteered to embellish the walls. And you can’t miss conceptual artist Faisal Al Hajri Al Sumood’s stainless steel installation, ‘Symbol of Resilience’, designed to represent the strength of Qatar. Other features include a children’s playground, jogging track and bike track.

5/6 Park is near Al Qassar Metro Station, between Westbay and Katara

Highlights of your visit

  • The maze

  • Symbol of Strength installation

  • Mural wall

From the sky or from a building, the maze looks amazing, especially when illuminated

The hills of Katara are alive

Katara Hills is a lush expanse on either side of Katara Cultural Village. It offers great views of the beach, Katara Mosque, Galeries Lafayette, the Pigeon Towers, and more. The gardens are divided into the Northern Hills and Southern Hills on either side of the village. Katara Hills makes for a very pleasant, scenic, peaceful walk.

Katara Hills is near Katara Cultural Village

Go green in the parks of Qatar
Go green in the parks of Qatar

Shopping, Culture, Arts

Katara Cultural Village

Combining art galleries and workshops, theatres and performances venues, and exceptional restaurants choices, Katara Cultural Village is Doha’s destination for culture and entertainment. A central amphitheatre stands against a backdrop of traditional architecture and cobbled streets, and is the site of many cultural performances. Adjoining the main development, a spacious public beach offers water sports and equipment rentals. 

How to get there?

  • Katara Cultural Village is easily accessible via car or a taxi (Uber is widely used, alternatively Karwa or Careem). The distance from Hamad International Airport is approximately 30 minutes. 

  • Katara is also accessible by metro, Katara station, Red line.

Go green in the parks of Qatar

Address

Katara- The Cultural Village Foundation

Phone

+974 4402 8888

Website

https://www.katara.net/

Highlights of your visit

  • Unique trees

  • Cultural Village

  • Views of Katara Mosque, beach

Katara Hills has around 3,300 trees from all over the world

Useful information

Address

Katara- The Cultural Village Foundation

Opening times

Open 24 Hours

Oxygen Park, Doha’s family-friendly outdoor gym

Oxygen Park is an excellent spot to get your adrenaline pumping. This destination is aimed at sporty types, and it's equipped with jogging trails and volleyball fields. Several multi-purpose pitches are ideal for working up a sweat with family and friends.

To escape the heat, work out at night amid well-lit facilities. After, head for the gardens and picnic areas while kids have a great time playing among the waterfalls and in the playgrounds of the park.

Oxygen Park is located in Education City

Go green in the parks of Qatar
Go green in the parks of Qatar

Highlights of your visit

  • Picnic areas

  • Sports pitches

  • Picnic areas

Oxygen Park introduces a ‘green lung’ to the area, inviting visitors to refresh their mind, body, and spirit through active exercise.

Fall in love with nature at Al Wakrah Park

With its unique diversity of plants and trees, Al Wakrah is one of the most attractive family parks in Qatar. It is an ideal place to marvel at the wonders of nature, surrounded by olive and palm trees. Take a dip in the cool pool; grab a bite at a café or restaurant; let the kids loose in the children’s zone. Home to seasonal flowers, ornamental plants and much more, Al Wakrah Park is very inviting indeed.

The nearby Souq Al Wakrah is a lively market where you can shop for souvenirs. With handmade goods for sale, the market's rustic setting will make you feel you’ve travelled back in time.

Al Wakrah Park is on the east coast north of Doha

Highlights of your visit

  • Mini zoo

  • Skating area

  • Museum

There are more than 300 animals at the park’s mini zoo

Take your pick of activities at Al Khor Park

Visit Al Khor Park and enjoy amazing entertainment options at the family-oriented venue. There’s a zoo, museum, skating area, mini-golf, basketball court, children’s play area, food kiosks, and an amphitheatre.

Kids get excited over battery-operated trains and the mini zoo. With so much to offer, families and friends simply cannot fail to have a good time at Al Khor Park.

Al Khor Park is located in Al Khor City

Go green in the parks of Qatar

Highlights of your visit

  • Ornamental plants

  • Children’s play area

  • Souq

Al Wakrah was once a tiny fishing village before it became one of the largest cities in Qatar.

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