Fun suggestions for Eid al-Fitr 2023 holidays in Qatar

Fun suggestions for Eid al-Fitr 2023 holidays in Qatar

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

The joyous occasion of Eid al-Fitr is marked with a long holiday giving you the opportunity to unwind and enjoy the country’s many attractions.

Here’s a list of fun things to do during the Eid al-Fitr 2023 holidays in Qatar.

Head to a beach club or beach resort

Qatar’s beach clubs and resorts are the perfect place to let loose and enjoy the sun, sand and sparkling waters of the country’s pristine beaches. With the onset of the Qatar World Cup in 2022, Qatar opened multiple beach clubs and resorts having a wide variety of entertainment for everyone. Here are two of them that gained popularity since its opening.

B12 Beach Club Doha

Step into the vibrant setting at B12 Beach Club for an exciting experience. Soak in the spectacular views and indulge in the delectable dishes on offer. At B12 Beach Club you can swim in the beach, laze around in a bean bag or enjoy a scrumptious meal by the beach.

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 would like to add a bit of adventure, West Bay Beach is the place to be. At West Bay Beach you can soak in the spectacular views of the West Bay skyline in a lounge chair or watch your children play in the kid’s play areas. Featuring an array of water sport activities from banana boat to jet skis, a visit to West Bay Beach will ensure that you have a fun-filled 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

Book a staycation at one of Qatar’s fantastic hotels. Be pampered by their stellar service and top tier facilities. Enjoy the hotels’ many activities and make memories that last a lifetime.

Here are some suggestions for hotels to experience a fun-filled staycation: 

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 laidback, head over to one of Qatar’s malls to experience a unique boat ride. Step into a gondola at Villaggio Mall and enjoy a leisurely cruise along the mall’s Venetian inspired canals. Or head over to Place Vendôme Mall to enjoy a boat ride complemented by a 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

Looking for an adrenaline rush during your Eid 2023 holiday in Qatar? Head to one of the thrilling theme parks or adventure parks in the country. Experience the excitement of Qatar's largest indoor roller coaster at Doha Quest or take a thrilling slide down the cool dunes at Snow Dunes Qatar.

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

Lusail Winter Wonderland 

Having gained immense popularity since its opening, Lusail Winter Wonderland will reopen from April 21-28 giving you the opportunity to enjoy its many attractions. Head over to Lusail Winter Wonderland and enjoy its thrill rides, arcade games, live shows and a wide variety of delicious food this Eid. 

Visit: Instagram page and website

FInd out more about Lusail Winter Wonderland here. 

Doha Quest

Discover a world of wonder featuring thrill rides, family attractions, 3D experiences, and more at Doha Quest. Challenge your friends to try the world's largest indoor roller coaster or test your skills at arcade games.

Contact: 44103444

Visit: Instagram page 

Angry Birds World Qatar

Enjoy live shows, arcade games, and thrilling rides at Angry Birds World in Doha Festival City. Challenge your friends to a game of laser tag or race around the circuit in a go-kart if you love a bit of competition. 

Contact: 40420444

Visit: Instagram page

WOW Park

WOW Park is an adventure park that is perfect for families. It has a range of activities and entertainment for everyone, including indoor rock climbing, arcade games, zip line, and more.

Contact: 40001109

Visit: Instagram page

Snow Dunes Qatar

With temperatures dropping as low as -4 degrees Celsius, here’s your chance to escape the heat and enjoy a fun-filled day in Qatar’s first indoor snow park featuring thrilling slides, bumper car rides, indoor wall climbing and more.

Contact: 40420444

Visit: Instagram page

Find out more about Qatar’s theme parks here.

Get up close with nature

While much of the country is desert and bare land, there is no shortage of scenic places to get up close with nature. The country’s compact size enables you to access these attractions easily. You can head over to one of Qatar's farms for a family-friendly outing, or visit a nature reserve for a more tranquil experience.

Here are some of the farms in Qatar:

Suggestions for fun activities at a farm: Feeding the animals, horse riding, vegetable picking, farm related workshops, activities and events available on site.

Here are some of the nature reserves in Qatar:

  • Oryx Reserve at Al Samriya Estate
  • Al Thakira Mangrove Forest

Suggestions for fun activities at a nature reserve: Photography, leisurely strolls, admiring the flora and fauna and exploring the landscape.

Tips to keep in mind when visiting a nature reserve:

  • Check the weather forecast prior to visit. Avoid visiting if rainfall or dust storms are expected
  • Be mindful of your surroundings to avoid accidents. Some places do not have barriers or guard rails.
  • Wear comfortable clothing, a hat is preferable during warm summers
  • Carry your own supplies including food, water and wipes
  • Do not litter the site as it is an environmentally protected area

Find out more about Qatar’s farms and nature reserves here.

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 ride, ATV ride, dune bashing, sand boarding, visit to singing sand dunes, visit 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 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:

  • You can park your car at the parking lot at Sealine Beach and walk up to the desert.
  • A 4x4 is required for a drive over desert sand. If you plan on going dune bashing, it is best to pre-book a tour.
  • If you have no experience driving in the desert, it is best to go with a professional driver.
  • Temperatures at the desert are unpredictable. Dress in comfortable clothing and avoid any fancy clothes or jewelry

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

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