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Animal Park roars into Qatar on Thursday


All photos by Ray Toh

An “Animal Park” featuring animatronic models of dinosaurs and other large animals is being set up in Qatar and plans to open on Thursday, March 10.

The park is located on an empty lot near the Qatar Sports Club in West Bay and will remain open through April 2, according to Dubai-based organizers CAC events.

The company is working in partnership with AJ Entertainment in Doha, in conjunction with the Qatar Tourism Authority.

In addition to dinosaurs as tall as 8m (26 feet), King Kong and Godzilla, there is also an area for kids to interact with smaller robotic models, and stalls will sell food and drinks.

Speaking to media yesterday, organizers said the idea was inspired by Jurassic Park and the aim is to entertain and educate children in the Middle East.

The park has already seen success in Oman, and the team will head to Bahrain next. Organizers added that they plan to launch a larger Dinosaur Park in Qatar at the end of this year.

Tickets to enter the park are QR15/child (below the age of 12 years old) and QR25/adult. Children under the age of two years old are free.

The timings for the park are daily from 4pm to 11pm, except Saturdays, when the park will be open from 10am to 11pm.


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