Doha Festival City Theme Parks – owned by Qatari operator Leisure; Virtuocity and Snow Dunes to reopen their doors followed by Angry Birds World
All outlets follow government guidelines to ensure applying the stringiest health and safety measures
Doha, Qatar – 29 May 2021: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining and entertainment, is pleased to announce the reopening of its theme parks Virtuocity and Snow Dunes, set to reopen as of 28th May following the government’s announcement on the phased approach to the reopening of amusement parks and other recreational activities in Qatar. The opening of Virtuocity and Snow Dunes will be followed by the reopening of Angry Birds World which will be announced soon.
After months of closure, theme parks Virtuocity and Snow Dunes will welcome back vaccinated visitors for a fun and safe experience, adhering to 20% indoors 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 deliver excellent entertainment services.
Robert Hall, General Manager of Doha Festival City, says: “We are excited about the reopening of Qatar’s number one Entertainment Hub. Time spent within Doha Festival City is about celebrating special moments with family. We are delighted to share the joy with Qatar’s community in one of our favourite destinations, and to be able to offer our customers another memorable experience that goes beyond shopping.”
Furthermore, Leisure has announced its new operating procedures in preparation for the phased approach of the reopening of the amusement parks. The updated procedures will adhere to the government recommendations while providing all guests an exciting experience. The staff at the entertainment parks, are also highly trained for the reopening, following the new measures and procedures to provide visitors with a remarkable and safe experience.
Sherif Elbassiouny, Leisure Managing Director said: “Our main objective is to provide our guests with an exclusive entertaining experience in a safe environment. Accordingly, we will implement all needed measures without any compromises. Social distancing and continuous sanitization of all rides and attractions are the basis of our procedures along with reduced capacity of 20% indoors and a mandatory Golden Ehteraz for our guests”
“Those coming to the park will be required to undergo a health screening at the entrance, show a Golden EHTERAZ status, wear a mask during their presence in the park and undergo a temperature check,” he added.
Along with these guidelines, all visitors can also expect the following;
• Hand sanitizing stations throughout the park.
• Enhanced cleaning, done between sessions and every night to sanitize the park and all park amenities (includes restrooms, seating areas, lockers and tubes).
• Signs and ground staff will be present across the parks reminding everyone to maintain social distancing and use appropriate PPE when required.
All ground staff members are also required to undergo screening prior to shifts, and must follow several protocols when managing guest services and rides, cleaning various areas of the park and overseeing operational areas.
Doha Festival City opening hours are Saturday to Wednesday from 10am to 10 pm, and Thursday to Friday from 10am to 11pm. Virtuocity and Snow Dunes opening hours are Thursday to Friday from 3pm to 12am, and Saturday to Wednesday from 1pm to 10pm.