Fun suggestions for Eid al-Adha 2023 holidays in Qatar

Fun suggestions for Eid al-Adha 2023 holidays in Qatar

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

Celebrate the joyous occasion of Eid al-Adha with a well-deserved and extended holiday, offering you a chance to unwind and savor the multitude of attractions Qatar has to offer. Check out this article here for a detailed list of Eid al-Adha events and activities happening in Qatar this year. On the food front, make sure to check out these amazing brunch, lunch and dinner experiences for Eid, along with the array of dining and staycation offers at hotels around Qatar. 

Get ready to make the most of your Eid al-Adha 2023 holidays with this exciting list of fun-filled activities in Qatar.

Explore these fun, educational, and inspirational indoor places

Fun can be had indoors too and this is true for these amazing places that you can visit for Eid al-Adha holidays. Catch the fascinating marine life of Qatar at Hamad Port Visitors Center or be mesmerized with movies on astronomy at Al Thuraya Planetarium. Whether you choose to take an enlightening stroll through Qatar’s many museums and explore its rich history or watch the antics of the two cute pandas’ Thuraya and Suhail at Panda House, these places will truly enrich your experience.

Here are some of the indoor places that are worth a visit during Eid vacations.

Head to a beach club or beach resort

Qatar’s beach clubs and resorts offer an idyllic escape where you can bask in the radiant sun, frolic in the sands, and relish the crystal-clear waters of the country’s immaculate beaches. In anticipation of the highly anticipated Qatar World Cup in 2022, several beach clubs and resorts were opened, showcasing a rich array of entertainment options for all. Here are two choices that have seen high popularity since their opening.

B12 Beach Club Doha

Experience the captivating ambiance of B12 Beach Club, where excitement awaits. Take in the breathtaking views and savor the exquisite culinary delights that await you. Whether you choose to swim in the crystal-clear waters, unwind on a comfortable bean bag, or indulge in a mouthwatering meal by the seaside, B12 Beach Club promises an unforgettable experience.

Price:

  •   QAR 50 per adult
  •   QAR 25 for children below 18 years
  •   Free for children under 6 years

Location: West Bay, Doha

Timings:

  •   The beach: 10:00 am – sunset
  •   The Bistro by B12 open daily from 5:30 am – 12:00 am

Disclaimer: Timings and prices are subject to change. Please confirm with B12 Beach Club prior to visit.

Contact: 59996122

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West Bay Beach

If you seek adventure, look no further than West Bay Beach. Here, you can unwind on a lounge chair while taking in the breathtaking vistas of the West Bay skyline, or delight in watching your children play in the dedicated kid's play areas. With a wide range of water sports available, from exhilarating banana boat rides to thrilling jet ski adventures, a trip to West Bay Beach guarantees an unforgettable and action-packed experience.

Price:

  •   QAR 30 per adult
  •   Free for children under 12 years

Location: West Bay, Doha

Timings: 8:00 am – 1:00 am (Swimming till 5:30 pm)

Disclaimer: Timings and prices are subject to change. Please confirm with West Bay Beach  prior to visit.

Contact: 51029433

Visit: Instagram page

Click here for more beach clubs in Qatar.

Enjoy a staycation at one of Qatar’s top-notch hotels

Plan your ultimate staycation at one of Qatar's exceptional hotels, where impeccable service and first-class amenities await. Indulge in a world of luxury, where every detail is meticulously crafted for a memorable experience. From rejuvenating spa treatments to thrilling recreational activities, these hotels offer an array of options to ensure your stay is nothing short of extraordinary. 

Here are some attractive options for a staycation that promises endless fun and cherished memories:

Rixos Gulf Hotel Doha

Contact: 44298888

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Marriott Marquis City Center Doha

Contact: 4419566

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Waldorf Astoria Lusail Doha

Contact: 44565656

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Al Samriya Hotel, Autograph Collection Hotels

Contact: 44309777

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Regency Sealine Camp

Contact: 50059055

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Enjoy a boat ride

Experience the beauty of Qatar from a different perspective onboard a boat. In Qatar, you can hop into a traditional dhow for a leisurely cruise or enjoy a thrilling ride in a speed boat. If you are looking for something more laid back, head over to one of Qatar’s malls to experience a unique boat ride. Step into a gondola at Villaggio Mall and enjoy a luxurious leisurely cruise along the mall’s Venetian inspired canals. Or head over to Place Vendôme Mall to enjoy a boat ride complemented by spectacular lights and fountain show.

Places to enjoy a boat ride in Qatar:

  •   Doha Corniche
  •   Box Park
  •   974 Beach
  •   The Pearl, Qatar
  •   Villaggio Mall
  •   Place Vendôme Mall

Tour operators offering boat rides:

(1) National Cruise Tourism: Leisurely cruise on a traditional dhow

Contact: 77999666 / 50008820

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(2) Boxbay Boat Club: Sunset cruise, fishing trips and visit to Safiliya Island

Contact: 30015911

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(3) 974 Cruises Qatar: Leisurely cruise on a houseboat

Contact: 55063974

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(4) Ronautica Middle East: Water taxi rides and speed boat rides at the Pearl, Qatar

Contact: 44095279

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Disclaimer: All boat rides need to be prebooked. Tours are subject to availability. Confirm with the relevant tour operator prior to visit. 

For a complete list of tour operators that offer boat rides in Qatar, click here.

Visit one of Qatar’s theme parks or adventure parks

Searching for an exhilarating experience during your Eid holiday in Qatar? Look no further than the captivating theme parks and adventure parks scattered throughout the country. Not only do these attractions offer an adrenaline rush, but they also provide a welcome respite from the sweltering heat, thanks to their indoor settings. Feel the thrill as you conquer Qatar's largest indoor roller coaster at Doha Quest or slide down the exhilarating slopes of Snow Dunes Qatar, immersing yourself in the excitement of it all.

Here are some of the theme parks in Qatar that you can visit:

  •       Angry Birds World
  •       Doha Quest
  •       Wow Parkc
  •       Snow Dunes
  •   Xtremeland

Read more about Qatar’s indoor amusement parks here.

Indulge in the ultimate gaming experience at these indoor gaming centers

Unleash your inner gamer with cool arcade games, video games, and other fun activities for the entire family. Indoor gaming centers offer the ultimate gaming experience from the comfort of their cool interiors and are the ideal respite from the heat. Not only do most gaming centers offer multiple player options at competitive prices, but some also offer group discounts for a larger crowd.

Some of the indoor gaming arcades in Qatar are:

  •   Megapolis
  •   Virtuocity
  •   Yippyland
  •   Fun Ville
  •   Farah Amusement Center.

Jump to your heart’s content at these trampoline parks

A fun activity for the little ones and the entire family to burn calories and also enjoy it the most? Trampoline parks! Head over to Qatar’s many trampoline parks to enjoy and jump to your hearts’ content. Apart from different zones to bounce, these parks also have designated areas for certain ages including kids and adults as well.

Here are some the trampoline parks to check out in Qatar:

  •   BOUNCE Qatar
  •   Jumpino Trampoline Park
  •   RUSH Action Park
  •   Inflata Park

Head to the desert for an unforgettable experience

If you're seeking an unforgettable adventure, the desert is the perfect destination. The mesmerizing landscape, combined with an array of activities, guarantees an exciting experience. From a leisurely camel ride to a thrilling dune bashing excursion, there’s something for everyone in Qatar's spectacular desert.

In Qatar, you can visit the Sealine desert or if you have 4x4, drive up to the Inland Sea at Khor Al Adaid. Alternatively you can pre-book a tour operator for an exciting dune bashing drive.

Suggestions for fun activities at the desert: Camel rides, ATV rides, dune bashing, sand boarding, visit to singing sand dunes, visits to Inland Sea (Khor Al Adaid), barbeque with friends and family or even a pre-booked desert safari.

Access: Entry to the desert is free. All third-party organized activities are chargeable.

Facilities: Toilets, food trucks and kiosks

Travel time from Doha to Sealine Desert: 1 hour

Tour operators for desert safaris in Qatar:

(1) 365 Adventures by Peninsula Compass Tourism

Contact: 33393323

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(2) Qatar Inbound Tours

Contact: 77451196

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(3) Doha Bus

Contact: 44422444

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Disclaimer: availability of tours are subject to change. Contact the tour operator to confirm.

Tips to keep in mind when visiting the desert:

  •   Tips to keep in mind when visiting the desert:
  •   Park your car at the designated parking lot at Sealine Beach and take a leisurely walk into the mesmerizing desert landscape.
  •   A 4x4 vehicle is essential for navigating the sandy terrain. If you're planning an exhilarating dune bashing adventure, consider pre-booking a tour to ensure a seamless experience
  •   If you lack experience driving in the desert, it's advisable to accompany a professional driver who can expertly navigate the challenging conditions.
  •   Be prepared for desert temperatures. Dress comfortably, opting for lightweight and breathable clothing. It's best to leave fancy attire and jewelry behind.
  • Protect your skin from the harsh desert sun by wearing sunscreen with a high SPF rating and donning a wide-brimmed hat. This will shield you from potential sunburns and ensure a more enjoyable experience.

Plan for Sunset or Sunrise: Witnessing the captivating colors of a desert sunset or sunrise is a truly magical experience. Consider planning your visit around these scenic times to take stunning photographs and immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of the desert at its most picturesque moments.

Respect the Environment: The desert is a delicate ecosystem, so it's essential to leave no trace of your visit. Dispose of any waste properly and refrain from littering. Help preserve the natural beauty of the desert for future generations to enjoy.

Check out our guide on all you need to know about a desert safari in Qatar.

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