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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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  • One of the most interesting things about Doha, hawks shops with clients that control carefully the "goods". Shopkeepers very available, enhance photographs to animals (better ask anyway). Nearby you will also find a hospital for Falcons!
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  • Falcons are very popular in Qatar its interesting to see the market and the hospital next to Souq Wakif. Shopowners are nice and they tell you a lot about the birds.  more »
  • The falcon souq offers a great insight into falconry which is a part of the Arab culture. The falcon souq is located just next to the Souq Waqif (or is part of it???) and houses a number of shops wher...  more »

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