The Doha Zoo is situated 12 miles (20km) outside the city, on the Salwa Road. The Zoo boasts a collection of more than 1,500 mammals, reptiles and birds. Some of the inhabitants include giraffe, zebra, elephants, baboons and 150 other species. The most popular attraction at the Doha Zoo is the population of (national animal of Qatar) Arabian Oryxes. These beautiful, graceful creatures are endangered and may be extinct, should breeding programmes and conservation initiatives not take root.
Address: Furousiya Street, near the Sports City Complex
Opening times: Open daily, from 2pm to 7pm. Closed on Saturdays.
Admission: QR5 (adults), QR2 (children).