The Small Print of Being a Mum
Want the scoop on the best places to be this summer in Doha?
Q Life spoke to blogger Mariam, of The Small Print of Being a Mum, for her recommendations to guide us through this summer.
If you’re looking to enrich yourself with some culture here are the top destinations:
National Museum of Qatar
“A great family activity to escape the heat is the National museum of Qatar. It has free admission and has a little something for everyone as you walk through each space. My kids especially loved the Your brain to me, my brain to you exhibition, by walking through and playing around in the light exhibit. Make a day of the museum tour and stop off for some lunch at the restaurants on site too.”
321 Qatar Olympic and sports Museum
“For sports fans, and for those who aren’t even into sports, the newly opened 321 Museum will not disappoint. Every turn, there are fun activities, inspiring stories, and interactive exhibits for kids of all ages.”
Catch some sun with these outdoor activities:
Desert Falls Water & Adventure Park
“For the days when you just want a change of scenery, and get away with the family. Salwa Beach Resort is definitely one of our favourites. We don’t always have to do a night away as they do have day passes too. At the resort you can enjoy, Beaches, pools, the huge waterpark, go karting, laser tag and so much more. The boys describe days here as the ‘best ever’.”
Aqua sports – Paddle boarding/kayaking
“Living in Qatar, we can do so many unique things we may not always get to do as a family in other places. Kayaking through the mangroves (Purple Island) here in Qatar is such a unique and fulfilling experience and can be done with kids as young as 2 years old. (it’s also available at MIA Park) – I like that we incorporate exercise and family time in with such a fun activity.”
And finally, if you need an indoor/outdoor play area Mariam recommends:
Angry Birds world
“During the summer months, keeping kids entertained and burning off all that excess energy can be overwhelming! One place we visit over and over is Angry Birds world for our family can be an activity that ranges from 1 hour to multiple! There are 2 sections to the park (indoor and outdoor). It ranges from slow rides, to the extreme, to climbing walls, ziplines to a soft play area, there’s something for all ages!”