Whether you’re part of a long-established couple or just setting out on your romantic journey, this is the time of year to pay extra attention to your partner by coming up with novel ways to spend time together. Stumped for ideas? Don’t worry, we’ve got you cover with our top five favourite date options.
Break The Ice
Trying something like ice skating, that makes most of us look slightly silly, is an ideal way to break the ice on a first date, unless of course you’re an old hand, in which case, use the opportunity to show off your skills. If you’re more like Bambi on ice, it’s a great excuse to grab your partner’s hand. After all, who could blame you if you’re trying your best to stay upright. Try it at Gondolania Ice Arena on Al Waab Street, near Aspire Park, which is an Olympic sized skating arena that’s accredited by the Ice Skating Institute Asia (ISIAsia). It’s open daily with public sessions costing just QR55 per person.
GO: Call 4403 9800 (Gondolania) or 7070 0090 (Meya Sports).
Play The Tourist
Find out just how much you and your date know, or don’t, about the city with a Doha Sightseeing Cruise on board an Arabic dhow. Take in all the sights of the city’s futuristic skyline and enjoy the romance of being on the water at sunset. The cruise costs around QR200 and takes in Box Park, Mina Hotel, Sheraton Hotel, Katara Cultural Village, Pearl Qatar, Safliya Island and more.
GO: Visit getyourguide.com for more information.
Reach For The Stars
There can be few things more romantic than staring up at a starfilled sky out in the desert, well away from the city’s lights. Khor Al Adaid is a secret treasure that offers a breathtakingly beautiful experience to watch the stars. Go with 365 Adventures and take a tour through the Singing Sand Dunes of Mesaieed as well. Priced from around QR195.
GO: Call 3339 3323 for more information.
Use Your Illusion
For a date with a difference, we recommend the Museum of Illusions – where else can you take a picture of your partner’s head on a plate? You certainly won’t be short of things to talk about with optical illusions, visual tricks and interactive displays creating an environment that’s great for visitors of all ages. Whether it’s a first date or somewhere to spark conversation for lifelong partners, this could be the perfect place.
GO: Visit museumofillusions.qa for more information.
There’s nothing like a bit of abject terror to bring you together – let’s face it, when riding a scary roller coaster, even total strangers become our friends, united in the imagined possibility of imminent demise. To guarantee hand holding at least, head to Doha Quest where you’ll find the world’s tallest indoor roller coaster. Entry costs QR235 for a day ticket.
GO: Visit dohaquest.com for more information.