With the city’s hot weather conditions, going out at night in Doha is usually a better option than gallivanting in the day during the weekends.
Since the weather is cooler in the evening, you won’t sweat too much when you go out. Because of this, you will feel more comfortable and won’t get tired quickly as you enjoy your rest day. This means you can do more activities within a few hours.
With the temperatures a bit cooler, you will also have an easier time going from one place to another, even on foot.
Lastly, you will be able to see the beautiful sights of Doha lit up at night, making them even more stunning and Instagram-worthy.
Places to Go to and Things to Do in Doha When the Sun Sets
If you are thinking about which weekend activities in Doha you should do at night, below are some excellent suggestions you should try:
1. Go on thrilling rides.
With the many rides and features at Angry Birds World, you have to spend the entire day here to see and try them all out.
However, going on the outdoor rides at night allows you to have a more thrilling experience and see the beautiful night scenery you can only find in Doha.
Going on the Super Slingshot at night, for instance, gives you an exciting ride as you are projected at 63 meters high. At the same time, you’ll get great views of the brightly lit park, Doha Festival City, and surrounding attractions, buildings, and structures.
The Angry Coaster takes you on a ride inside and outside Angry Birds World, giving you amazing views of all the illuminated features in the theme park.
You also won’t go wrong with trying out the other well-known rides and features here, such as the Bird Bath, Big Tree, Blast Bomb, Angry Birds Go, Pirate Coast, and Raft Battle at night.
Whether day or night, the Angry Birds World is one of the best places for fun adults’ and kids’ activities in Doha.
2. Enjoy gaming.
If you love gaming, head to Virtuocity at night.
Virtuocity is the most modern and complete digital gaming hub in the Middle East. Its features merge the virtual world with the real world in a well-designed environment.
The gaming hub has an eSports arena, escape rooms, and other rooms with full-motion racing simulators. All these features give gamers of all ages an immersive digital experience.
Enjoy gaming in a coliseum-like stadium at the Arena. If you want to play in private with your friends or family, rent a VIP room. Each one is equipped with a 52” inch screen, Xbox or PlayStation consoles, top-of-the-line sound systems, and the latest games.
Whether you want to play solo or join a team, with the variety of games to choose from, you’ll love spending hours immersing yourself in the digital world here.
3. Engage in a fun outdoor workout.
Since it can get blistering hot in Doha during the day, exercising outdoors may be the last thing on your mind. However, you can do this comfortably at sunset or night.
Doha Festival City has a running and cycling area called the Outdoor Leisure Trail. It has different routes for runners and cyclists of various skill levels.
The cycling routes have different Technical Trail Features or TTF and surfaces with built-in gradients and obstacles for cyclists of all levels.
On the other hand, the running track has exercise stations allowing you to engage in different workouts along the route. You can also take a break in green, relaxing spaces along the paths.
The Outdoor Leisure Trail has other must-see features as well, such as the eco-plastic boardwalk, pump track, mist tunnel, rock and water causeways, and rock gardens.
4. Enjoy a walk down a souq.
Whether you need to do some shopping or not, avoid the heat and have more fun engaging in retail therapy or window shopping when you go to the souq at night.
Souq Waqif is one of the oldest traditional markets in Doha. Aside from numerous shops selling various products, it is home to historical architectural works of art, street halls, and high-end restaurants.
At night, you can visit the art galleries and falconry market and watch the street performances.
You can also have dinner or simply have a cup of your favorite brew at a restaurant or café and marvel at the majestic skyline and skyscrapers visible in the souq.
5. Go on a sunset dinner cruise.
If you want to do something relaxing as you wait for the day to turn into night, book a sunset dinner cruise at the Corniche.
The Corniche is one of Doha’s most popular attractions for both locals and tourists. It serves as the port for the city’s dhows – traditional Arabic boats.
The most upscale dhows in Doha have the look and feel of yachts, complete with air conditioning, glass windows, and open decks with seating spaces resembling a majlis.
Once the cruise starts, you will be amazed by the beautiful sunset. You also won’t be able to look away as the waters become illuminated with multicolored lights.
When booking a dinner cruise, you can choose to have a buffet or ala carte dinner. Whichever menu you pick, you’ll enjoy a delightful meal while treating your sense of sight to stunning nighttime views.
6. Take a stroll through the Corniche.
Going on a dhow ride or cruise isn’t the only fun thing you can do at night at the Doha Corniche. Simply walking along the waterfront promenade allows you to have excellent views of the city’s spectacular skyline.
Strolling along the promenade is a great way to engage in a low-intensity exercise and relax at the same time. You will be delighted by the city’s superb skyline brimming with brightly illuminated towering skyscrapers during your walk.
Once you get tired or want to relax, you can sit on one of the benches near the seafront, enjoy the pleasant weather and cool breeze, and marvel at the stunning sea and skyline.
If you want to indulge in a meal, snack, or beverage, you have plenty of restaurants, cafes, and rooftop bars to choose from. Whether you choose a casual or fine dining experience, you can enjoy great food and drinks while having perfect views of Doha’s gorgeous skyline.
The best part about these nighttime activities is that you can do them every weekend. If you want to do something fun or relaxing on your day off, choose one or more from this list.