Indoor Play/Activity Areas for Kids & Youngsters to visit this Summer in Qatar
The idealistic picture of summertime will always be lots of free play for kids, for example, friends racing bicycles, family days on the beach, playing sports in parks, etc. But this is not always possible due to the scorching heat and rising temperatures in Doha during summers. Also when school is out, it’s time for some fun and kids will eventually look up to you to take them somewhere outside. While this can be a challenge, especially under the scorching heat, Qatar offers many indoor play & activity areas. They are a great way to keep your kids and youngsters cool, active, make friends, and have fun even if the sun is up.
Check out some amazing indoor activities and play parks in different areas of Qatar to keep your kids entertained during summertime:
West Bay is a significant hotspot of Doha home to some of the tallest skyscrapers in Qatar, a myriad of attractions, commercial towers, institutes, and residential apartment buildings. For kids and youngsters' entertainment, the City Center Mall in West Bay houses Fun City and Inflata Park.
Fun City: Did you know? Fun City is one of the largest and first indoor amusement parks in Qatar. From big rides, kiddy rides, VR gaming, wall climbing, and a trampoline park, to Fun N Learn play zone, inflatable games, billiards, table tennis, and baby foot games, there is so much to do in this indoor amusement park.
Inflata Park: Another place of interest which has now occupied the old ice skating rink place in the City Center Mall. The newly opened inflatable park is one of its kind and perfect for keeping the kids entertained.
If you want to enjoy luxurious living standards with high ended amenities all around, you surely need to live in the Pearl. Most of the international population has made Pearl island their home. When it comes to entertainment & activities for kids the Pearl has:
Megapolis Entertainment Center: The state-of-the-art indoor entertainment destination is located in Medina Centrale, in the Pearl. The entertainment center features an extensive array of games, attractions, and activities for guests of all ages; Scavenger Escape Rooms, Virtual Reality, Bowling, Darts, Billiards, Karaoke Rooms, CXC racing simulator, along with a tempting choice of Food and Beverage outlets all under one roof!
Minipolis: The newly opened Minipolis Entertainment Center is also located at Medina Centrale in the same building as the Megapolis. The place is for fun and entertainment for all kids aged 2 to 10 years old. With the multiple games, activities, facilities and packages available, Minipolis will fill your kids' day with fun and laughter!
Al Waab/ Al Aziziya
With numerous places of interest and entertainment in Al Waab and Al Aziziya districts are becoming a popular choice of families for living. Gated compounds are very common along with villas, and commercial and medical developments. Al Azizyah is a busy neighborhood of Al Waab, which has a number of cafes, restaurants, bakeries, and dessert shops. Listed below are places of entertainment in these areas:
Kidzania: KidZania Doha is located in the heart of Aspire Zone where kids can independently choose from more than 60 real-life fun activities in a safe and secured kid-sized city. It is an edutainment area with interactive, hands-on activities best for entertaining the kids while nurturing creative and social skills – in an air-conditioned space.
Jungle Zone: This indoor amusement place in Hyatt Plaza Mall is one of the earlies entertainment spaces in Qatar. Catering to children ranging from toddlers to 15 years old and even adults, the jungle-themed park offers a unique mix of great rides, arcade games, and attractions.
Gondolania: This is another family entertainment destination housed in Villaggio Mall, which boasts of an olympic size ice skating rink, and the entertainment city which features exciting rides, laser tag, trampoline park, go-karting, and a bowling alley.
Plus fitness A refreshing dip in the pool would be amazing in the summers. Plus Fitness in Aspire Zone boasts an Olympic size indoor swimming pool. The pool has facilities like changing rooms and showers and locker rooms. The cost per day entry for kids (3 - 11 years) is QAR 35 and for adults is QAR 50 for one hour.
Fereej Bin Omran
Fereej Bin Omran is a mixed residential and commercial area, popular for amazing dining options. In terms of housing, apartment buildings are dominant in Bin Omran. Click here to view properties in Fereej Bin Omran.
Rendezvous Bowling Alley: We definitely do not want to gatekeep this amazing place. This indoor space is not just a Bowling Alley, this space houses a PC gaming center, billiard, air hockey, table tennis, pool tables, and an amazing bowling alley. The prices of each are very affordable and there is an in-house cafe with some amazing food options.
Fereej Bin Mahmoud
Fereej Bin Mahmoud is a mixed residential and commercial area, concentrated with grocery stores, hotels, high-end eateries, and affordable dining options. In the area, you will find apartment buildings the most when it comes to renting options. Click here to view properties in Fereej Bin Mahmoud.
Qatar Bowling Center QBC: Housed in a 2,000 square meter area, the 32-lane bowling facility has been the ultimate bowling and recreation center in Doha for bowling enthusiasts. The center also features snooker tables. Did you know? On weekdays (Sunday - Thursdays) QBC has happy hours from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM and the cost is just QAR 8 per bowling game!
Doha Quest: Doha Quest is a comprehensive indoor theme park with the tallest indoor roller coaster in the world! From thrill rides, and kiddy rides, to 3D and virtual experiences, this indoor theme park has a lot to offer.
Gharafa & Duhail
The two neighboring cities, Duhail and Gharafa have the most malls featuring a lot of indoor entertainment places. Stand-alone villas and gated compound villas dominate Duhail and you can easily get a villa apartment at a much more affordable rate. Click here to view properties in Duhail.
Bounce: Tawar Mall in Duhail has the biggest indoor trampoline park with hundreds of trampolines & other activities. General admission is for all persons above 12 years of age and Junior Jumper admission is for persons below 12 years old and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
In Gharafa too, you will find a lot of villa compounds and stand-alone villas to rent. Click here to view properties in Al Gharafa. Listed below are two entertainment places in Gharaffa:
Circus Land: The indoor amusement area in Landmark Mall is a colorful children's play area with circus-themed rides & games. This is a place specifically for children of ages ten and below.
FunVille: Thrilling, exciting, and fun rides all in one place, FunVille in Ezdan Mall Gharafa is a place that the children will love! The place features rides like drop & twist tower, bouncy soft play areas, and engaging video games that are going to leave the kids happier than ever.
Al Wakrah, another family-friendly city is home to many gated compounds with facilities like playgrounds, mosques, grocery shops, swimming pools, and 24/7 security inside the compounds. Click here to view properties in Al Wakrah. The only mall in Wakrah, Ezdan Mall is full of entertainment for the young ones. In different areas of the mall, you will find huge inflatable play areas. Housed in the mall is the amazing amusement place, FunVille.
FunVille: The indoor amusement area is jam-packed with so many FUNtastic rides and games that will keep your little ones entertained for hours. The thrilling rides, like drop & twist tower, bouncy soft play areas, and engaging video games are going to leave the kids happier than ever.
The unpredictable weather, scorching temperatures, along with dusty wind makes it impossible for the kids to have a fun time outdoors. Good thing that Qatar has a number of malls and individual indoor amusement theme parks and activity areas where anyone can have a great time in an air-conditioned setting.
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