Stepping into Jungle Zone Park is like being whisked away on a jet plane, deep into a jungle filled with roller coasters, amusement park rides, video games, carnival games and silly jungle animals. Ok, so you may not actually leave Doha, but the first time you visit the colourful world of Jungle Zone you’ll surely feel the excitement of stepping into a carnival.
On the ground floor, sandwiched between the video arcade and the carnival games section, you will find a plethora of amusement park rides—rides that will whirl, twirl, swing, splash and fly you. There are also bumper cars, a racetrack and bumper boats. Don’t miss out on the 7D Dark Ride, a multisensory game/ride, or Splash Falls, Jungle Zone’s indoor water ride. Winners of carnival games like skeeball, basketball hoops and water canons earn tickets that can be exchanged for prizes.
The mezzanine is split into two areas: the Jungle Jet and the Nest. The Jungle Jet area houses a trampoline section (at the time of writing, there was only one trampoline enclosure with promises of more on the way); a small game section; a large seating area with tables and chairs; and the entrance to the Air Trek,
a series of suspended ropes that you can walk or swing across high above the ground floor rides before riding a zip line to the finish—don’t worry though, a helmet and safety harness are required before traversing any tightropes.
The Nest Area is tailored to younger visitors and boasts age and size-appropriate rides and games. There is also a small soft play area for the littlest visitors and the Eggplant Garden, a soft ball-shooting arena. For those in need of a little quiet time, there is the Nest Art area where kids can take a break and draw, colour or make a paper model of an airport or football stadium.
Safety is paramount to Jungle Zone staff. Rides are inspected and maintained daily, monthly, quarterly and yearly with different degrees of inspection. Sprinklers and smoke alarms are found throughout the park and there are multiple emergency exits including at least one in each party room.
Keep an eye on the space where the rollercoaster, the Funcano Coaster, is currently located—Jungle Zone has plans to remove the 10-year-old attraction and install a massive climbing structure in its place. There are also plans to renovate the baby soft play in the Nest Area.
Location: Next to the food court in Hyatt Plaza
Hours: 12:00 to 22:00 Sunday to Wednesday, 13:00 to 23:00 Thursday and Friday, 10:00 to 22:00 Saturday, 9:00 to 12:00 on weekdays during scheduled school visits
Entrance fee: Free as long as you have a minimum of QR 30 credits on your game card
Seating: There is ample seating around the park: benches all around the ground floor and tables and chairs, complete with high chairs, in the Jungle Jet and Nest Areas on the mezzanine floor.
Toilet: There are toilets on the mezzanine floor, just below the Jungle Jet Area. Just across from the toilets, there is also a baby changing and nursing room with an armchair and enough room to wheel in a pram.
Wheelchair accessible: Yes. There are ramps throughout the park as well as two elevators to reach the Jungle Jet and Nest Areas.
Security guards: yes
Fence/Walls: The park is walled off on three sides with one main entrance and exit.
Nearby mosque: There are prayer rooms in the bathrooms in the Nestival area on the ground floor. Prayer rooms for men and women can also be found throughout the mall.
Food and beverages: There is a concession stand on the ground floor that sells snacks like crisps and popcorn. Outside food and drink are allowed.
Wi-Fi: Yes. Log into ‘Jungle Zone free Wi-Fi’.
Doha Mums Tips
- Jungle Zone has three party rooms available for rent. They are in the process of updating their rental rates but for now packages vary from QR 1,950 to QR 4,400 depending on room size and day of the week.
- On Sundays and Tuesdays, the park offers Taekwondo classes for children aged three to eleven years old.
- Visit DohaMums.com for information regarding entry and birthday party discounts and special offers available via the Deals Card.
- You can purchase a game card with credits (plus bonuses) to pay for the rides and games. Your game card will also hold the value of your winning tickets, which you can use to redeem prizes.
- The minimum height requirement is 95 to 105 cm for most rides on the ground floor. However, the Nest Area rides accommodate smaller children and toddlers if a parent or guardian accompanies them.