Travel with Children

Qatar is a safe, easy-going, family-oriented country, and children are welcome and catered for in most places, especially malls, where there are changing facilities and activities.

There's an animal-themed Jungle Zone in Hyatt Plaza, a trampolining wonderland inside Tawar Mall, an ice rink and den of activities in the basement of City Center Doha and the Gondolania amusement area filled with fairground-like games in Villaggio Mall.

Outside of the malls, kids can burn off steam at Katara Beach, with its inflatable play structures, or the Megapolis Entertainment Center on The Pearl, with bowling and arcade games, and the water rides at Aqua Park.

Large resorts also have plenty of activities for young children, and sometimes kids clubs with daily schedules. At brunch, some Doha hotels offer kids entertainers, face painting and other activities so parents can catch up with friends.

Doha is not a pedestrian-friendly place, and visitors with prams may struggle on the streets' uneven surfaces and big curbs. Nearly all public attractions have ample parking facilities, however, and the parks and Corniche are buggy-friendly.