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Welcome to Doha Zoo

Doha Zoo

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.

Information & Facts

Furousiya Street, near the Sports City Complex
QR5 (adults), QR2 (children).
Arabic is the official language, but English is widely used.

The official currency is the Qatari Riyal (QAR), which divides into 100 dirhams. The Riyal exchange rate is pegged to the US Dollar at QR 3.65. Money and travellers cheques can be exchanged at banks, the airport and exchange dealers. To avoid additional charges it is best to take travellers cheques in US Dollars or Pounds Sterling. The main bank branches are on Grand Hamad Street in Doha. Banks are open Saturday to Thursday 8am to 1pm and some are open into the evening. ATMs are available on the main streets of the cities and towns, at banks and in shopping malls and most shops, hotels and restaurants accept international credit cards.

Opening Times
Open daily, from 2pm to 7pm. Closed on Saturdays.
Local time is GMT +3.
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