While Doha is known to many as the financial hub and the capital city of Qatar, it also creates quite a playground for younger travellers. Therefore, a family vacation to Doha is guaranteed to be filled with excitement for both adults and children alike.

 A Visit to the Circus Land Park

A simple 25-minute ride is all it takes to reach the Landmark Shopping Mall from Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara. This shopping mall which offers a considerable number of kids’ activities is easily reachable from most 5 star hotels in Doha. Therefore, inside the Circus Land Park of the Landmark Shopping Mall, children will be able to enjoy various rides, dine and even get a haircut.

 The Animal-Themed Zone

The Jungle Zone is a must-visit children’s play area if shopping at Hyatt Plaza is on your itinerary for the day. This indoor theme park is every child’s dream with fun rides, bumper boats, bumper cars, water rides and many more. Little ones will also be able to experience a multisensory game called the 7D ride, which is considered to be one of the main attractions at the Jungle Zone.

 Resting at the Beach

No theme park or mall can gift you the peace and tranquillity of moments spent near a beach. Therefore, a family picnic at one of Doha’s infamous beaches may be the best way to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul after a series of thrilling and exciting days of shopping and sightseeing. Among these beaches is Katara Beach, which is an ideal spot for kids to build sandcastles and reconnect with nature.

Jaseem Hamza, Katara Village, Doha – panoramio (6), CC BY 3.0

 Exploring the Desert Dunes

A visit to Doha would not be complete without exploring the golden desert dunes. Therefore, be sure to set off on your very own family desert safari or picnic. When accompanied by children, it is best to choose a dune-bashing adventure in a 4×4, so that the little ones will not be exposed to excessive amounts or heat or sunlight in the desert.