Posted on August 02, 2014
Around 54 kilometres away from Doha, Eid vacationers took time off from their urban life to get in touch with nature in Al Dosari Zoo and Game Reserve (DZGR). The zoo's primal vibe and simplistic atmosphere is the reason why citizens and residents chose a day trip to DZGR with their families.
"This place is natural and one's soul gravitates towards it. We also appreciate the open space and it doubles as a good place for barbecue," Khaled Omar, a Sudanese resident who went to the game reserve with his family members, told Qatar Tribune. "Being amidst wildlife and nature is also good for meditation and teaching our children how to live in a simple way," he added, before starting his barbecue session with the help of his daughter Hend and the rest of his family.
Hend said that she enjoyed her time at DZGR, especially getting to see the camel, oryx, ostrich as well as feeding the sheep. Hadan, a 32-year-old from Pakistan, also went to Al Dosari Zoo along with his family for the same reasons."We come here often as it's really relaxing for the spirit. The place gets us closer to nature and gives us a chance to unwind away from our busy lives for a couple of hours. We usually hold some barbecue parties as well, but today we'll just relax," he said.
Unlike Khaled and Hadan, Chris from Manila took his daughter to explore DZGR for the first time. Chris found out about the zoo through event websites and decided to try it out."Today is zoo day, and tomorrow we plan to go to the Ukrainian circus at Souq Waqif," he said. DZGR has opened its doors for visitors for the first five days of Eid Al Fitr to experience the simple life in the lap of nature and with animals, including sheep, goats, ostriches, oryx, deer, camels, horses and even some wild animals such as cheetah. Entry was free for all visitors.
source: Gulf Times