The Qatar Summer Festival this year has officially begun and the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) wants you to Color Your Summer (this year’s slogan) with amazing deals from participating hotels & malls, comedy shows, Smurftastic live shows and many more. They have also brought to the public an “Entertainment City” situated at the Doha Exhibition & Conference Center near the City Center Mall.
I was so intrigued about this “Entertainment City” after seeing some posts on Instagram & Snapchats by various users I follow that I headed there last Tuesday right after work to see what it was all about.
I arrived at the location around 4-ish where parking was available at the basement. Once I got to the hall, which was not crowded at all, I had to pay an entry fee of QAR 15/- and I was advised that this fee does not allow me to play any of the games set-up inside and that a top-up card must be purchased separately for QAR 3/- since for the rides & games you can only pay with this card; cash is not accepted except at the food stalls. The QAR 3/- fee by the way is consumable so I opted to top-up with QAR 27/- initially for a total of QAR 30/- to spend at the games section.
The reason why I skipped on the rides is due to the fact that it’s mostly for kids so the only option I could go for were the games. I was drawn to the stall where a ton of MINION stuffed toys were hanging and the objective of the game at this stall was to shoot 2 balls in a bin successfully. Sounds easy right? Well I unfortunately did terrible and didn’t win a sailor minion. I was heartbroken that I went straight to the Angry Birds section so I could relieve some of the pain (ok, a bit overdramtic…lols 🙂 ).
By this time I only had QAR 3/- left in my card since the minion stall cost me QAR 12/- & the Angry Birds game was QAR 15/-. I didn’t want to feel overly defeated, so with a determined attitude to win, I topped up my card with QAR 9/-, tried my luck again at the Minion stall where I managed to lose AGAIN! I was just over it afterwards so I grabbed a bite at the food court for cheap eats and left for home.
My thoughts? Well, this is definitely a place specifically geared towards families who have children although the games can be fun for adults too if you’re not a sore loser like me, hehehe. 😉
I have included a few videos from my Snapchat story (follow me @khamorales) below for a much more in depth view of “Entertainment City”.
Aside from the rides & games, they also house a Karaoke section, go-kart track, a sand pit for kids, inflatable slides, & arcade games to name a few. Do check it out since this will be open until the end of August (Saturday to Thursday from 1PM – 11PM & 1PM – 12MN on Fridays).
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