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Barzan Olympic Park: One of Qatar’s best

July 11, 2014 | | 2 Comments


Even though it’s a bit of a trek, Barzan Olympic Park is quickly becoming one of Qatar’s most popular parks. Truth be told, it is rather superb.

Barzan opened in 2012 as the first Olympic park in … Read More

Al Maamoura Park: A surprise off the highway

June 20, 2014 |

Photography: Christine Gerber Rutt

What Makes It Special: Winding Pathway

Another one of those small, community parks that you’ll only find if you come at it from the right angle. If you live in the area, it’s worth … Read More

Al Soudan North Park: An Aspire Alternative

June 7, 2014 |

Located just a few blocks from Aspire Park is a small, laid-back, neighbourhood park.

As soon as the sun begins going down, neighbourhood children come in threes and fours to play pickup soccer, climb the equipment, swing, and wrestle on … Read More

Khulaifat Park

May 8, 2014 |


What Makes It Special: Rock-Scaling Bridge

Let’s be honest. With a male-to-female ratio of 10:3.16 some days you can do with a little less testosterone. Women can breathe a sigh of relief in this park. No men … Read More

MIA Park: Picture perfect park on a pier

April 4, 2014 |

If you only visit one park in Doha, make it the MIA Park.

It is not only beautiful, it is also useable. Children can run, walk or roll against the backdrop of the Doha skyline (makes for a stunning photo … Read More

Al Shamal City Park

February 28, 2014 |

What Makes It Special: Bougainvillea pergolas

Al Shamal City Park is one of the more spacious parks in Qatar but it’s location in the far north of the country prevents many people from visiting. And it probably isn’t a park … Read More

Al Gharafya Plaza Family Park

February 13, 2014 |

[Photography: Kenneth Ta-asan]

What Makes It Special: A petite island of green for petite people

Located just out of sight and sound of the busy Al Shamal Street is this mini park. An iron gate all around equals … Read More

Al Zaghwa Park

February 6, 2014 |

[Photography: Kenneth Ta-asan]

What Makes It Special: Quiet.


This park was designed, not made. The first thing visitors notice is the quiet. When you’re looking for a spot to rest your weary senses, this … Read More

Al Ruwais Park

January 23, 2014 | | One Comment

[Photography: Kenneth Ta-asan]

What Makes It Special: Small town playground

Most people turn off Shamal Highway around the town of Fuwairit. Those who venture further north will see Shamal Stadium appear like a fortress in the middle of the … Read More

Al Khesah Occasions Square: A park for cooler days

January 16, 2014 |

What Makes It Special: Fields of grass with walkways

Two large, grass fields are interlocked with a brick-paved and a sand-lot ceremonial courtyard to form Al Khesah Occasions Square. On first impression it appears barren but it is a … Read More

Abu Dhalouf Park: Beach, barbeque and a boat ride

December 12, 2013 |

[Photography: Kenneth Ta-asan]

What Makes It Special: Beachfront

One of the nicest parks in Qatar lies on the lip of the sea in the northern town of Ruwais. If you can’t decide between the beach, a park or … Read More

Green Carpet Park

September 26, 2013 |

What Makes It Special: Running track

As open air as it gets. Although most people know this park as Al Rayyan Park (as it is labelled on maps) the official name is Al Bossat al Akhder or Green Carpet Park. … Read More