What is there to do for teenagers (ages 14-17) in Doha?

By Marty

My family and I are moving to Doha from the U.S. soon. What are some of the activities for teenages, ages 14-17. I have two in that range, and they enjoy sports...mostly tennis and soccer.

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By anonymous• 15 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 5/5
anonymous

Doha has an overdone of sporting facilities! The Doha Asian Games are next year which means there are a lot of sporting facilities and events happening.

Also, there are a number of sport and health clubs that you can join.

Soccer is big here and the season is starting soon. Qatar has a number of big names playing in the local league (usually end of career European and South American players who are lurred by the big bucks).

The ATP Tennis Tour also visits Doha and entrance to matches are free!

By rashed2020• 15 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 5/5
rashed2020

I personally think there's lots for a teenager to do here. I think it's mostly like most western countries with the exception of all the bad influences (No alcohol in grocery stores and such).

Apart from the sports that have been mentioned a billion times, there are a lot of other ones that anyone may join and most of the time get coaching for free. Golf, archery, shooting and a lot of other ones that are completely free.

For the not so sport oriented teen, there's the Scientific Club which is like a club that allows members to expand their scientific abilities. The Scientific Club will die out soon as the new Science and Technology park is opening up soon and lots of major corprations such as Microsoft and Dell are taking part in it.

Movies aren't half bad either. The real blockbusters make it here within a week, while other not-so-good ones make it here in 2-3 weeks.

There's also Alladin's Kingdom which is an OK theme park. Isn't as great as many others but it's OK. This won't last long as it will be changed into a water park.

There are lots of other tid bits but you're going to have to find them out when you come here!

By Baps• 14 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
Baps

ayo anas u wanna play som bball juss come n visit the qatar snooker federation,. dey got 2 bball courts n 2 football courts. its near the Jaidah flyover. they call it the Ra3aya. come in the evenings like on saturdays, thursdays from 7-11. u aint need no membership or shit. juss come n play lik i do.

By anonymous• 9 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
anonymous

Yea, it is easy to talk of sports but the reality is:

Nothing available at Aspire for kids between 9 to 12 except for swimming. And, what if a kid already knows it?

Between 12 to 16, there are only dance classes between 6 to 7.

There are classes available at various hotels but their prices are way too high for an average income.

In many places, such as Aspire for kids and football clubs, they take only boys (do girls exist?).

So, what if you have a teenage girl, being raised in a compound, being forced to go to the Canadian school with its terrible curriculum and their way-much-too easy lessons for teenage kids?

Does anyone have a solution?

By Lily_Daisy• 12 years 2 weeks ago.
Rating: 5/5
Lily_Daisy

Listen I AM a teenager and trust me there is not much to do...we can't go anywhere unless ferried by our parents who don't always want to take us and we can't excactly walk into town with our mates.

If you mean things to do as in clubs and stuff there are a few, not any that i personally like though.

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By QHell• 14 years 11 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
QHell

A Man Who Knows Not and Knows Not That He Knows Not Is a Fool - Shun Him.

By XDJustMeXD• 10 years 8 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
XDJustMeXD

Okay, so I'm a teenager (if being twelve counts lol) and I get bored! Well, there are sports clubs but I'm already enrolled, and sometimes I just grab a good book and read. Are there any teenagers interested in starting something cool, weekly or even monthly. We can pick an activity or make a group bout something, and well hang out and have fun! So, I really wanna meet up with some friendzz n I'm sure we can have rockin fun hanging out!

By icietailleurs• 9 years 1 day ago.
Rating: 3/5
icietailleurs

Hi

I have a 12 year old girl too, she practices swimming here, there are quite a lot of sports facilities also it is probably not a part with what you have in the US.

When are u arriving ? U can send me a private message when you're here, we can probably show you around.

Thomas

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By anonymous• 10 years 8 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
anonymous

XDJustMeXD said Well!!! ...

Okay, so I'm a teenager (if being twelve counts lol) and I get bored! Well, there are sports clubs but I'm already enrolled, and sometimes I just grab a good book and read. Are there any teenagers interested in starting something cool, weekly or even monthly. We can pick an activity or make a group bout something, and well hang out and have fun! So, I really wanna meet up with some friendzz n I'm sure we can have rockin fun hanging out!

I agree with u ....u can suggest and share your ideas...

By Lily_Daisy• 12 years 2 weeks ago.
Lily_Daisy

I'm sorry I just reread Rasheds comment...Alladins Kingdom is Most definetly NOT ok...

My mum was writing an article on it and she took us all down to see what it was like, we were the only people there and 70% of the rides were closed, my 5 year old sister nearly fell out of some crazy bus ride, my 9 year old sister got chased by a stray cat and there was no food to buy anywhere...need i say more?

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By anonymous• 12 years 2 weeks ago.
anonymous

Rashed you forgot to mention the drugs in most western countries too.....

By icietailleurs• 9 years 1 day ago.
icietailleurs

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By joan.elli• 9 years 12 months ago.
joan.elli

thanks for posting this one..i was really looking for some sports activity here in doha since i want to make my stay here a bit more fun and active as well..i was in sports before, so i like doing it again here..

btw,where i can find the "alladin's kingdom?"

hope my stay here will be a very memorable one since it's my very first time to went out of my country..homesick come and go.and i don't want to spoil my life crying because of homesick and longing..

By anonymous• 15 years 1 month ago.
anonymous

Rashed, what is the average weekend like for a teenager in Qatar?

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