Discover Al Bidda Park
There is literally something for everyone in Al Bidda Park and we welcome you to come and explore the park at your leisure. Set amongst the beautiful sweeping lawns and beds bursting with flowers there are a number of main attractions. Click on the tabs below for more details:
Wadi Al Sail Historical Site
Set at the northernmost tip of the park, the Wadi is a unique valley setting that has become a home for wildlife including insects, reptiles and birds. After periods of rain, the wadi turns green with native plants that have adapted to the harsh conditions. For early risers, this is also the perfect location to watch the sunrise over the skyscrapers of West Bay. As this area is a nature reserve and historical site, we ask you not to enter the Wadi itself.
The entire park is rich in wildlife with many of the plants chosen to encourage wildlife. Look out for birds such as the beautiful Hoopoe as they feed on insects in the lawns. Due to its geographical location, Qatar attracts many migratory birds. Many of these stops off at Al Bidda park on their long journey. Every child loves a minibeast so bring your magnifying glasses and look for those insects such as butterflies and beetles that have made Al Bidda Park their home.
Did you know that the mature trees in the park were saved from the gardens of the former properties that were once located where Al Bidda park now stands? The park now contains 1,766 trees. Look out for the Sidra Tree which is an iconic tree in Qatari culture. Other trees include the Ghaf Tree and Acacia Tree, both known for their drought tolerance qualities.
In many areas of the park, native Middle Eastern plants have been used to reflect the ecology of the region. These plants provide perfect habitats for local wildlife such as lizards, butterflies and birds. Walk quietly through these areas and you may be surprised what you find.