Al Khor Park is one of the most prominent entertainment destinations for families in Qatar. It was opened in 1983 and reopened on Feb 16, 2020, after the completion of its development and maintenance project.
The park, which covers an area of about 240,000 sqm and is located 55 km from Doha, and a few km from Al Bayt Stadium, one of the stadiums for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, will serve as an ideal destination for World Cup fans during the tournament.
The park is characterised by its vast bright green areas and large trees such as Gum Arabic trees and Sidr trees. It receives more than 500,000 visitors annually and is divided into two main parts, the environmental, which represents about 35 percent of the total area of the park, and the recreational, which represents 56 percent.
The environmental part has a distinctive zoo with an area of 1335 m, containing more than 315 animals of 49 species and families, including lions, tigers, black jaguar leopards, cheetahs, crocodiles, bears, giraffes, gazelle deer, sika deer, African ostriches, Australian ostriches, pygmy goats, monkeys, rare pygmy monkeys, chimpanzees, rhinoceros, Asian and wild cats, zebras.
The environmental part also includes a bird cage, which is one of the largest cages, with an area of 11,400 sqm and a height of 40 m and contains many birds, including parrots, peacocks, macaw birds, African casco birds, lovebirds, feral pigeons, Amazon parrots, flamingos, ibis, white geese, white ducks, guinea fowls.
The environmental side of the Al Khor Family Park includes a veterinary clinic to serve birds and animals, in addition to an air-conditioned museum, with an area of 1,200 sqm, an exhibition hall, and a lecture hall suitable for many and varied purposes.
As for the entertainment service part, it contains two children's play areas covered with a rubber floor with an area of 4000 sqm suitable for different ages. Moreover, the park contains an artificial lake with an area of about 2500 sqm and has an air-conditioned covered area, outdoor patios overlooking the lake, waterfalls fountains, and a family restaurant that rises about 2 m above the level of the surrounding green areas.
The entertainment part includes a 160 sqm open Roman theatre, which is an amphitheatre that can accommodate 400 people, with night lights, changing rooms, and theatre equipment, and a skating area, which is dedicated to skating with slopes and heights of 3m, located next to the Roman theatre.
The entertainment part of Al Khor Family Park includes a golf course and a basketball court, which are intended for different ages and has an area of about 2,500 m, and is very popular with visitors.
Al Khor Park also includes more than 42 species of trees, shrubs, and different perennial plants, in addition to many seasonal flowers, a mosque that can accommodate 360 men and women, administrative buildings and offices for employees, and bathroom areas distributed throughout the park, as well as 700 parking spaces, 13 parking spaces for people with special needs and 6 bus stops.
As for the visiting times, Al Khor Family Park is open from 8 am to 10 pm on all days of the week for families, except for Sundays which for everyone. The last time for selling tickets is at 8 pm.