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Family Friendly Attractions in Doha

From manmade wonders to marvels of the ancient world, there will indeed be sights so wonderful to behold when you go to Doha. Here are the best family friendly attractions in Doha.


Travelling to Doha

Travelling in the city of Doha to reach its many attractions is now made easier with the steadily developing public transport system. The public bus service that was introduced in the year 2005 makes navigation across the city easy and cost effective as well. The air conditioned buses and the bus stands make travelling quite a pleasure indeed. You can also hire a taxi if you need to reach a particular destination fast. Alternatively you can hire a "limousine" taxi, if you the hotel you are staying at can arrange it for you. Car rentals are also quite popular in the city among the tourists as the car rental companies in Doha are many in number as well.


The Doha Zoo

When in Doha, the plethora of attractions that you will be able to visit will certainly be plenty. Out of the many fun and fascinating things you can do in Doha, one of the most family friendly places you can go is the Doha Zoo. Located on the outskirts of Doha, a thirty-minute ride from the city centre will take you there. Featuring over 1500 animals in 150 different species you find giraffes, zebras, elephants, gazelles, deer, baboons and many more here. The Oryx, which is the national animal of Qatar and a highly endangered species, can also be seen here at the zoo. The location of the hotel that you plan to stay at is one of the most important factors of your holiday that will largely influence the experience that you will have in the city. If you decide to stay at a hotel that does not guarantee a centralized location, you will indeed experience quite a lot of hassle and inconvenience when you wish to explore the city and its many marvels. There are plenty of Doha resorts such as the Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara makes a fantastic choice if you are on the lookout for luxury, modern amenities and easy access to Doha's most celebrated attractions.


Cultural Village

Katara is a cultural village in Qatar where various activities depicting the cultures around the world are brought into one platform. The Katara was developed with the focus of making Qatar an international cultural lighthouse displaying the work from Middle East through theatre, literature, art, music, conventions and exhibitions.


Doha Film City

Another must visit is the Doha Film City; it is a modern day recreation of an ancient Arabic village found in a desert canyon in the Zekreet peninsula of Doha. One of the most fascinating things about Film City is the fact that it is completely deserted. Visitors can explore it and feel as though they have taken a step back through time and arrived at an ancient ghost town. Featuring massive palm trees, an arid landscape and plenty of historic recreations, the Doha Film City offers plenty to explore.

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