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Doha with kids

Doha with kids

As long term Qatar residents we have explored the country in-depth! When our little one came along we were determined to try all of the family friendly places that Qatar has on offer. Here are our top ten things to do in Doha with kids!


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The beautiful Doha skyline

Qatar has a wealth of amazing parks scattered across the country! From those with great play areas to those that offer brilliant water play, there really are some fab public parks in Doha!

You can see our full run down of the best public parks in Doha here!

Public beach

With all the amazing weather, especially in the Winter months you will want to take advantage of the great beaches in Doha. For those looking for a more natural beach away from the crowds check out some of the lovely public beaches!

Resort beach & pool day

If the public beaches aren’t your thing then check our the amazing beaches and beach facilities at one of the many five star hotels!

Our favorite resort hotels to stay in in doha are:

Worried about the cost? No worries check out our guide to getting luxury for less! 


What to wear in Doha

For slightly older dunes, you must simply visit the sand dunes! Just be sure to use a reputable company!

Kayaking the mangroves

No one expects there to be mangroves in Qatar but they are fab and teeming with wildlife! One of the best ways to see the wildlife and get up  close to nature why not go kayaking around Purple Island! 

Take a dhow cruise

A dhow cruise is the perfect way to see the impressive Doha skyline! Children will love taking the boat out and diving into the sea. On the way back they are sure to love the BBQ!

The souq

Nothing makes you feel more in touch with the Middle East than exploring a souq! Children will love wandering around all of the alleyways, exploring new sights and sounds! This is a must even if you only have 24 hours in the city!

If you are looking to buy something from Doha this is the place to do it. Check out our guide to most authentic Doha souvenirs here! 

A museum

While not all of the museums in Qatar are renowned for being family friendly, why not head out the Sheikh Faisal museum! Children will love explore the diversity of the collection!

Kidzania and malls

The malls are a great place for kids! Most have entertainment areas including rollercoasters and soft play areas! There is also a branch of Kidzania in Doha which children will love!


Although brunch might not be considered the most family friendly event in the Doha social calendar there are lots of family friendly brunches popping up around town! Currently the Four Seasons has a collaboration with Gymboree which is a great way to spend a Friday in Doha with kids!

What is your favourite family friendly activity in Qatar?


Wednesday 6th of February 2019


Stumbled across your blog and was hooked especially being a fellow Brummie!!! I have had a couple of job offers in Doha but having a 5 year old there is a lot to consider before I say yes. Would you say that schooling is expensive? And what is it like to live there? I would be travelling as a single mother, I have read mixed reviews that it is best to go these countries as husband/wife or couple?