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Falcon Souq, Doha

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For the ultimate Qatari cultural experience, head to Falcon Souq. As you make your way around the souq, you'll start to learn about and understand the importance of falconry in Qatari society. Explore the market to find shops selling training materials, specialized falcon hoods, and even the birds themselves. Make your way to the outdoor area to see the birds exercised several times throughout the day. Most bird keepers will be happy to let you wander around their showrooms, in which you can see the magnificent birds wearing leather hoods and sitting on their perches. Although very well trained, these birds are extremely dangerous, so do not touch unless told otherwise. See Falcon Souq and all Doha has to offer by arranging your trip with our Doha trip planning tool .
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  • August 12, 2017
    The Falcon Souk, with multiple shops selling trained falcons and accessories made on site, really shows what a special place falconry has in Qatari culture. The peregrine falcon is the highest valued ...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    At least when you ll visit this place you ll see the Genuine Doha people here are passionated, shy but full of love for their culture there is a Falcon hospital near by go and you ll see one Advice ! ...  more »
  • June 30, 2017
    Been there a dozen of times, I'd go Der another dozen of times. The atmosphere is very cultural, the Falcons in the souq are amazing that the facility even hosts a falcon hospital. It's one the most u...  more »

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