In search of a destination for your next great family getaway? Qatar and its capital, Doha, have much to offer and these are some of the highlights that await.

doha corniche
doha corniche | Image via Flickr

Doha Corniche

Popular with families, the Corniche lies along the bay and is a charming area where you can enjoy a pleasant stroll with loved ones or when the wind’s up, fly kites. Walking distance from key hotels in Doha, this promenade features access to Al Bidda Park as well as play areas, landmarks and even dhow cruises.

Souq Waqif

For fun family adventures, head to Souq Waqif, a traditional market that is over a century old. Also home to Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli, this attraction offers lots to experience; parents can buy everything from unique souvenirs and clothing to spices, while kids are bound to love the Falcon Souq and a bird market.

Katara Beach

Amongst the best things to do in Doha for families is to spend time at Katara Beach at the Katara Cultural Village. This public beach also has play areas for children and offers water sports like wakeboarding, parasailing, banana boating and kayaking; when the little ones are hungry, there are restaurants and cafes here too.

Theme Parks

Providing a fun way to cool off, Aqua Park Qatar is a waterpark with plenty of rides and slides for all ages. The Gondolania Theme Park in the Villaggio Mall offers rollercoaster rides, ice skating, go-karting and more, while at Doha Festival City, you will find Angry Birds World and Snow Dunes, the nation’s first snow-themed park.