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50 Things to Do in Qatar this Summer

Don’t get stuck in a rut hiding from the heat at home. There’s plenty to do around Qatar this summer. Check out DohaFamily.com for recipes, park and play area reviews, fun activities and more. In the meantime, here are 50 ideas to get you started.

  1. Splash around Aqua Park
  2. Check out the Picasso-Giacometti Exhibition at Firestation Gallery, open until 21 May
  3. BBQ on the beach
  4. Experience Iftar at a Ramadan tent
  5. Combine fitness with fun at Cando
  6. Make ice lollies
  7. Go for an evening romp at Muaither Park
  8. Learn how to paddle board with QSUP (qsup.me)
  9. Be amazed by the JR Exhibition at Katara Art Gallery, open until 31 May
  10. Read a book at the Doha Mums Children’s Library (library.dohamums.com)
  11. Get creative with busy bags.
  12. Cool off with an ice skating session at Villaggio
  13. Celebrate Garangao. On the 14th night of Ramadan, children dress in traditional Qatari clothes and go around the neighbourhood, singing songs, knocking on doors and receiving treats
  14. Splurge on a hotel beach and pool day-pass
  15. Pitch a tent in your living room and go “camping”
  16. Go wild at Jungle Zone
  17. Splash around Hotel Park
  18. Get cultured at the Museum of Islamic Art
  19. Splurge at the theatre and buy tickets for two movies to watch back-to-back
  20. Throw a bunch of blankets on the floor, pop some popcorn and host a classic movie night
  21. Book an overnight stay at your favourite Qatar hotel or resort and pretend you’re on holiday
  22. Give the kids a budget and let them go on a shopping spree
  23. Host a game night
  24. Go on a Geocaching hunt (geocaching.com)
  25. Make your own indoor obstacle course
  26. Find your kid’s calling at KidzMondo
  27. Swing in the shade at Al Luqta Park
  28. Organise a compound outdoor movie night
  29. Create an indoor play house with cardboard boxes
  30. See who can win the most game tickets at Funville
  31. Organise a cookie decorating party at home with friends
  32. Take an art class
  33. Enjoy the shade at Ain Khalid Park
  34. Game hard at Megapolis
  35. Arrange a treasure hunt in your compound, a mall or park
  36. Make friends at a Doha Mums New Arrivals Coffee
  37. Burn off some energy at Caboodle
  38. Throw a pool party
  39. Learn how to sail with Regatta Sailing Academy
  40. Relax in the quiet of Fereej Al Ahli Park
  41. Explore the treasures at Sheikh Faisal’s Museum
  42. Cool off with an ice cream at La Gelateria Fina in Katara
  43. Take a stroll through Qatar’s history at the Msheireb Museums
  44. Enjoy a taste of contemporary art at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art
  45. Take a break from the sun at Barzan Park
  46. Cut loose at the Qatar Summer Festival in August
  47. Go crazy at Xtremeland
  48. Join a Saturday story time at Maktaba Library
  49. Take a yoga class
  50. Dine and play at Cool de Sac

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