Doha Festival City theme parks reopen tomorrow

Doha Festival City theme parks reopen tomorrow

The Peninsula

Doha: Doha Festival City has announced the reopening of its theme parks from January 11, following the government’s announcement on the phased approach to reopening amusement parks and other recreational activities in Qatar. 

After months of closure, theme parks Angry Birds World, Virtuocity, and Snow Dunes will welcome back visitors for an exceptional experience, adhering to 50% capacity as per the government guidelines. Doha Festival City theme parks are owned and managed by 100% Qatari operator Leisure, driven by operational excellence and committed to delivering excellent entertainment services. 

The reopening of theme parks will take place in three phases, starting from January 4, which includes reopening outdoor playgrounds and kids’ outdoor games. The next stage will begin on January 11 and will consist of electronic games and trampolines. Starting from January 24, theme parks will be fully operating, including bouncers and inflatable games. 

Leisure’s theme parks will open from 1 pm to 10 pm from Sunday to Wednesday, from 2 pm to 12 am on Thursday and Friday, and from 11 am to 9 pm on Saturdays. 

All theme parks will adhere to the most stringent safety measures to ensure visitors’ safety. All staff across the theme parks have received thorough training and will conform to the following protocols including, mandatory Ehteraz app checks at the entrance to theme parks for all visitors except children, with only green code holders allowed to enter; temperature checks will also be carried out at the entrance to the parks, and any individual with temperature exceeding 38 degrees Celsius will be denied entry to the site and wearing medical masks will be required as well.

Visitors will have to maintain a safe distance of two meters minimum. 

Other measures include theme parks employees will oversee social distancing, supported by signs installed across the parks, and infrastructure of theme parks will be continuously sanitized, and hand sanitizing stations will be installed throughout the parks’ areas.

Doha Festival City’s play and edutainment centres, Caboodle and Spark Sense & Play, will also reopen with several restrictions in place, following the official safety guidelines. Play centres will be open during Doha Festival City’s trading hours. 

Caboodle play centre will reopen for workshops and organised activities only, while its play area will remain closed. To maximise children’s safety, Caboodle will also allow only 15 children and adults per hour to be present on its premises. After each hour, all will be required to leave the area that will then be sanitised by the centre. Two children will be allowed to use one activity table for one hour only. The staff and children above the age of ten will be required to wear masks at all times.

Spark Sense & Play is also opening its doors partially on January 11, with extra safety measures in place. In addition to following all the government guidelines for recreational activities, the centre will request children and companions to take their shoes off and stay in socks before entering the area. A 10-minutes gap will be left between each session for cleaning and sterilization, and the centre’s division into four separate spaces will further enforce social distancing protocol. 

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