Of the many fun-filled and fascinating things to see in Doha, this is one of the most impressive, most family-friendly ones there is.
Presenting an ideal option for the travelling family, the Doha Zoo in Qatar is perfect when traveling with the kids. Situated on the outskirts of Doha City, The Doha Zoo is about a 30 minute drive from the city centre.
This impressive 42 acres (17 hectares) site presents a vast natural environment that allows you to view beautiful creatures as if they are living in their natural habitat.
The Doha Zoo in total features over 1500 animals that include more than 150 different species. You can see giraffes, zebras, elephants, gazelles, deer, baboons and more. Also housed here are some rare species including the Oryx which is the national animal of Qatar and is currently an endangered species.
Amusements and picnics
There is a mini amusement park that is perfect for adults and kids alike and presents an ideal picnic spot.
If you do not wish to walk the length of the zoo, there is a special train to take you through all the main areas.
The Doha Zoo is open from 8:00am till 12:00pm and again from 2:30pm till 7:30pm. Please note that the zoo is closed on Fridays. On Tuesday afternoons the park is reserved for only women and children while Wednesday afternoons is reserved exclusively for families.
Millennium Hotel Doha is an ideal Doha hotel in Qatar which offers convenient access to this destination.