New to Qatar? Here’s what you need to know about Qatar Summer

New to Qatar? Here’s what you need to know about Qatar Summer

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living
By : Fazmina Samat

 

Are you someone who’s just moved to Qatar? As you settle into your new home, it is important to understand what summer in Qatar has in store for you. We bring you some helpful pointers that you need to keep in mind.

 

Tackle the heat

Qatar’s summer is known for its scorching temperatures often reaching approximately 49 C. While it may seem intimidating, finding ways to tackle the heat is important to enjoy your stay in Qatar. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and avoid prolonged exposure to the sun, especially during peak hours. Indulge in locally made laban & ayran drinks to stay refreshed in the Qatari heat, explore these from local brands such as Baladna, Al Maha, Dandy and Raw’a.

 

Indoor Escapes

Thankfully, Qatar has plenty of beautiful indoor attractions to escape the heat. Explore the stunning architecture of the Museum of Islamic Art, National Museum of Qatar, Qatar National Library or immerse yourself at the Fire Station Artists in residence. If you’re in the mood to splurge, go for a shopping spree at any one the luxurious malls like City Center, Mall of Qatar, Villaggio, Place Vendome and several other in the heart of Doha.  

 

Cooling off

When you need to cool off, head to one of the Qatar’s exciting free waterplay parks. Aspire park, The Total Energies playground located at Qatar National Museum, Green Spine Park at Education City and most extravagant The Meryal waterpark which is the largest and most exciting in Qatar to check out for. Splash your way through exhilarating slides or enjoy a relaxing day at the beachside, or beachside pools.

 

 

Cultural delights

Although hot, summer is the perfect time to dive into Qatar’s rich cultural heritage. Discover the vibrant Souq Waqif or Souq Wakrah, where you can roam around for spices, textiles, and souvenirs or sample traditional Qatari cuisine at one of the many authentic restaurants dotted around the city.

 

Health and safety tips

As you navigate the summer months, its crucial to prioritize your health and safety. Protect yourself from the sun by wearing sunscreen and lightweight, breathable clothing, made of cotton or linen to stay cool and be mindful of heat-related illnesses. Additionally, be aware of the cultural norms and customs to ensure a respectful and enjoyable experience for yourself and those around you.

 

Stay connected

Join expat communities and social groups to connect with fellow newcomers and seasoned residents. Share tips, experience and recommendations to make the most of your summer in Qatar.

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