How to play sports in Qatar

How to play sports in Qatar

Walking in Qatar

The Corniche, a paved and landscaped pathway on the edge of the water surrounding the Bay, is a popular site for both picnickers and those looking to get in shape. The outdoor pedestrian area affords exercise enthusiasts a broad, flat area, perfect for running and walking. The Corniche features views of the city and an island, and distance measurements are displayed on the pavement for those interested in keeping track of their mileage (or kilometres travelled). Early morning and late afternoon seems to be peak hour for foot traffic, but the walkway never gets too crowded for free exercise; however, parking may become difficult after dark.

Cycling in Qatar

Cycling is a hugely popular sport in Qatar; during summer months cyclists are out by sunrise to capitalise on the cooler air, and during winter roads are busy all the time.

 Qatar Cycling Federation
Tel: 4447 5522

Fencing in Qatar

Qatar Fencing Federation promotes fencing at national and international levels. Classes are available for beginners, as well as advanced participants. Training sessions are held separately for men and women.
Qatar Fencing Federation
Tel: 4470 8555/56

Bowling in Qatar

A 10-lane bowling alley on the ground floor of City Centre Mall provides a friendly venue for those who feel more comfortable with their bowling boots on.

City Centre Mall
Tel: 4483 9990

Golf in Qatar

Though Doha is in the desert, a gorgeous golf green still awaits those who simply can’t imagine leaving home without their clubs. Doha Golf Club has an 18-hole championship course, including putting and chipping greens and world-class practice facilities. Professional coaching by qualified coaches is available for adults and juniors. The club is open daily from 6am to 11pm throughout the year.
Doha Golf Club
Tel: 4496 0777

Yoga in Qatar

Yoga is presented at various hotels and private clubs throughout Doha, with the most popular studio being Yama Yoga Studios. They offer over 30 classes a week at two locations, Garvey’s and the Ritz Carlton Hotel.
Yama Yoga Studios
Tel: 6617 5802