Beat the heat at these places with outdoor air conditioning in Qatar

Beat the heat at these places with outdoor air conditioning in Qatar

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

Looking for options to beat the relentless summer heat? Visit some of Qatar's ingeniously designed outdoor air-conditioned spaces, offering respite and comfort for all.  

From awe-inspiring shopping districts providing a cool haven for retail therapy and dining delights to magnificent parks designed to keep you invigorated during the scorching days, these innovative spaces are a must-visit this season.  

Embrace the allure of architectural brilliance combined with cool serenity as you explore Qatar's refreshing outdoor air-conditioned havens. 

21 High Street   

A beautifully designed shopping district, 21 High Street offers a unique shopping and dining experience at Katara Cultural Village. 21 High Street is home to the luxury department store Galeries Lafayette and a variety of cafes and restaurants giving you the opportunity to shop and dine in comfort during peak summer. Having made its debut in March 2019, 21 High Street also holds the title as the world’s first outdoor air-conditioned space. 

Location: Katara Cultural Village  

Place Vendôme Mall courtyard   

The stunning architecture at Place Vendôme Mall is a sight to behold! In addition to having outdoor air conditioning vents in its courtyard, the mall also has a canal that runs across its length with dancing fountain shows taking place daily. The courtyard at the mall is an excellent place to dine in, go for a leisurely evening stroll, or even enjoy a boat ride in the canal.  

Location: Place Vendôme Mall, Lusail 

Alhazm Mall courtyard 

Drawing inspiration from some of the finest buildings in Europe, Al Hazm Mall is home to a variety of high-end retail outlets, fine dining restaurants and trendy coffee shops. At the mall courtyard you can enjoy a leisurely stroll outdoors or savor a variety of delectable dishes from some of the finest restaurants in a temperature-controlled environment. 

Location: Al Hazm Mall, Markhiya  

Lusail Boulevard  

Lusail Boulevard has gained a reputation for hosting several world-class events, the most recent being the Akon concert and F1 Sprint. The 1.3 km boulevard stretch extends to the iconic towers of Al Sa’ad Plaza and features a variety of dining options ranging from fast food restaurants to instagram-worthy cafes and coffee shops. Modeled after the Avenue des Champs-Élysées; the boulevard is pedestrian friendly and an excellent place to beat the heat. 

Location: Lusail  

West Walk 

The most recent addition to Qatar’s growing list of outdoor promenades, West Walk is a retail, entertainment, and food destination in Qatar. While many restaurants and cafes were opened recently, the promenade will also have shopping areas, cinemas, playgrounds, fitness centers, hotels and more. If you would like to dine outdoors or enjoy some shopping without experiencing Qatar’s soaring summer temperatures, West Walk is the place to be.  

Location: Al Waab  

Oxygen Park  

Looking for ways to stay active this summer? Head to Oxygen Park in Education City. Referred to as the ‘Green Lung’ in Education City, the park features a 1.6 kilometer running track that winds its way around partially enclosed tunnels and walkways. The park’s outdoor air-conditioned spaces make it an excellent place to go for a jog or finish off some light workouts during the cooler hours.  

Location: Education City  

Al Gharrafa Park  

Having the title as the world’s first outdoor air-conditioned public park, Al Gharrafa Park has a 657-meter air-conditioned jogging track and pedestrian walkway, 639-meter cushioned bike path, two exercise areas equipped with fitness equipment, children’s play area and a place for children with special needs. Built with the purpose of encouraging both residents and citizens of Qatar to stay active during peak summer, Al Gharrafa Park is an excellent place for a family outing as it has something for everyone.  

Location: Al Gharaffa  

Umm Al Seneem Park 

The 1,143-metre track at Umm Al Seneem Park, is the world’s longest air-conditioned outdoor walking track. In addition to the air-conditioned track the park also features a cycling track, play areas for children and more. The outdoor air-conditioned space at the park gives you the opportunity to escape the summer heat and stay active.  

Location: Umm Al Seneem  

Looking for more fun things to do this summer? Check out our list of free entertainment in Qatar

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