Finding Fun on a Budget in Doha #1

With my inner travel bug temporarily locked away and a new goal of saving this year, I’ve begun the mission of finding fun in Doha, while on a budget.  I browsed the Pleasure and Leisure section of my ‘My Qatar Book’ (discount book) and found Adventure Rooms. I booked a game for 6 and last night Darryl, Jennifer, JD, Britney, Quahn and I went. They have these escape rooms in the U.S. but I had never attended one but always wanted to.

Let me paint the picture for you.  You and your party, enter a room and are locked in for a period of time. There are clues in the room that you have to solve within the allotted time in order to get out or get into another room.  If you solve the clues in all the rooms you win and are freed, if you don’t, then you lose and the doors are opened for you.

The Adventure room is located on D room road.  It cost 600QAR for a party of 6 or 200 QAR per couple, that’s about 54 USD.  You can choose between several different rooms and scenarios, prison break, world traveler etc..  We chose the Crazy Science room because it is supposed to be medium difficulty and since only 2 out of the 6 of us had done this before, we wanted to take it easy.  We didn’t know what to expect.  I was team captain since I booked the outing and was taken into the room last.  We were all chained to some bars, then the attendant through the keys out of our reach and locked the door behind us. -No instructions were given except for a little card we read before we went in. I won’t spoil the fun with details of how it went down but I will say, WE WON!  We worked as a team and was able to unlock two rooms successfully and make it out with 5 minutes to spare.  There were some funny moments and some awww are you kidding me moments.  We had a really good time and are going to do this again in a another room.  Thanks to my discount book, we get to go again for free.

Afterwards, we went to Trader Vics for dinner and libations.  I used my entertainer app for two entrees for Darryl and I, buy one get one Malaysian Curry dish.

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In all it was a good night and we only spent 500 QAR, 135 USD for everything, 200 for the adventure room and 295 for dinner and a drink.

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