9 Things to do on your summer weekend in Qatar

9 Things to do on your summer weekend in Qatar

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

Summers have kicked in and Qatar is booming with an endless list of things to try out this summer.

Are you puzzled about what to do during the evenings or on your weekends? With Qatar experiencing a rather foul weather this week, venturing outdoors is definitely not the answer!

Here’s a few indoor spots you can visit this summers and have an exciting weekend!

Visit Malls 

Shopping is therapeutic! There’s no two ways about it. Qatar is home to a number of luxurious and multi-faceted malls all across the country. Ranging from an array of leisure activities to undertake along with an astonishingly large number of global brands, malls in Qatar offer a pleasant hangout spot for people across all age groups. 

Some of the malls in Qatar are:

  • Villaggio Mall
  • Mall of Qatar
  • City Center
  • Tawar Mall
  • Doha Festival City 
  • Ezdan Mall
  • Landmark Mall 

Things you will discover at a mall in Qatar:

  • Extravagant architecture
  • Illuminated corridors
  • Extensive collection of global brands
  • Gaming zones
  • Food courts
  • Cafes
  • Restaurants
  • Watch a movie

Believe or not, the list is endless. This summer 2022, plan a hangout with your buddies or with your family and head over to a mall in Qatar. 

Ice Skating 

An activity that is so graceful and phenomenal is none other than ice skating. At the Villaggio mall in Qatar, ice skating is available for the price of QAR 45 per person. Gloves are mandatory. The shoes are provided free of cost. However, if you forget to carry along gloves, they are also available at the cost of QAR 10. 

In case you are new to ice skating, a blue dolphin ( an equipment you can hold on to and skate) that is QAR 50 is also available to help beginners ice skate. 

Timing: Saturday – Tuesday: 9 am – 11 pm; Wednesday: 8 am – 11 pm; Thursday: 9 am – 12 am

              Friday: 9 am -11 am ; 12:30pm – 12 am

Contact: +974 44039868

Location: Villaggio Mall, Al Azziziya

Gaming Arcades 

Another fun indoor spot to hit this weekend is a gaming arcade that offers gaming and other fun activities. These activities not only help you de-stress but, also enhances your level of focus and increases your attention span. 

Enjoy a fun filled weekend with your friends and loved ones at any of the gaming zones listed below: 

  • Rendevouz
  • Qatar Bowling Center
  • Gondolina
  • Megapolis entertainment center
  • Geekay at Mall of Qatar
  • Fun city at City center
  • Bounce Doha at Tawar Mall 

Things you can do here:

  • Bowling
  • Play pool
  • Billiards
  • Table tennis
  • Play video games
  • Grab a delicious snack

Go to the Qatar National Library

Libraries are for bookworms! This definitely doesn’t hold true for Qatar National Library. This unique destination in Qatar helps individuals indulge in a peaceful and calm zone. Apart from the exciting genres of books that the library houses, apart from reading this collection, one can do a variety of interesting activities here.

Things to do at Qatar National Library:

  • Bring your kids to the children’s library
  • Have delicious meal at the restaurant
  • Sip coffee from Safahat Café
  • Borrow TV series
  • Enjoy a fun filled gaming session at the gaming center
  • Work from the library
  • Indulge in extensive research at the library
  • Book a room for a study plan 

Location: Education City, accessible via Doha metro from the Green line.

Timing: Saturday – Thursday: 8am – 8 pm; Friday: 4 pm – 8 pm

Website: https://www.qnl.qa/en 


All the coffee lovers out there, you’re in for a wholesome treat as Qatar has an ample amount of exquisite and unique cafes to visit. For those of you who love to indulge in reading and sipping a soothing cup of coffee, there are cafes with books to read as well. You can always work from a café, if you’re currently working from home or in a hybrid work structure and want a change of atmosphere.

This summer 2022, visit some of these interesting and Instagram-worthy cafes:

  • EL&N Café
  • Ink café
  • Ella Mia
  • Biblio Café
  • Flat 77 

Have a scrumptious meal 

A change in your routine is what makes all the difference. Once in a while, leave your kitchen and visit a restaurant for a delicious meal with your loved ones. Qatar has some of the best restaurants and hotels where you can dine in and enjoy a wonderful brunch, lunch or dinner. 

Following are some of the restaurants you can head over to this summer 2022:

  • Planet Hollywood
  • Gahwetna
  • Asiana
  • Afghan Brothers
  • Turkey central
  • Sukar Pasha Ottoman Lounge 

Indoor Theme Parks 

Whether you’re a child or an adult, your imagination is your key to discovering joy. Here in Qatar, there’s a host of indoor theme parks that you can visit and enjoy a splendid time with your friends and family and lose yourself to a world full of wonder and fun! 

Some of the fabulous theme parks in Qatar are:

  • Angry birds world
  • Doha quest
  • Jungle Zone
  • Gondolina 


Qatar has a very rich heritage and culture. Many unique exhibits are featured in a number of museums across the country showcasing the culture of the country as well as fascinating works done by brilliant artists from across the globe.

Some of the museums that you can visit are:

  • National Museum of Qatar
  • Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art
  • Museum of Illusions Doha
  • 3 2 1 Sports Museum
  • Sheikh Faisal Al Qassim Al Thani Museum
  • Msheireb Museums
  • Fire station Museum

Watch a movie 

This summer 2022, watch a movie and enjoy some popcorn with your loved ones at the cinemas. Qatar screens a host of movies in a number of malls.

Here are some of the places where you can watch a movie:

  • Mall of Qatar
  • Villaggio
  • City Center
  • Doha Festival City
  • The Mall

What’s your favorite activity to do this summers’ 2022?

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Inline image credits: Malls, Doha Quest, Megapolis, Museums

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