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Souq Waqif, Doha

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Founded at the turn of the 20th century in a dried riverbed where Bedouin Arabs once traded wares, Souq Waqif remains a major marketplace providing access to a range of local goods. Frequented by locals and visitors, the market offers traditional clothing, handcrafted items, spices, and souvenirs, hosting many restaurants, cafes, and shisha lounges that serve Qatari, Yemeni, Syrian, and various other Middle Eastern cuisines. Check out the parts of the souq where domestic pets, like dogs, cats, turtles, and birds are sold, in addition to an area devoted to falcons and falconers. Use our Doha vacation builder to add Souq Waqif and other attractions to your Doha vacation plans.
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TripAdvisor
  • It was a wonderful & exciting experience for me as I love to see & learn about other cultures. There are many shops, art galleries, restaurants & hotels in the souk. The Restaurants served Mostly Midd...  more »
  • Nice place to relax and buy few items and souvenirs. A little crowded and sometimes hard to walk in the aisles as the restaurant chairs are covering the walks  more »
  • Nice , old market with small paths and small shops. Very recommended if weather allows. Useless if hot day.  more »
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  • Awesome place. Great sight - place and people i mean. Very popular tourist destination. The food is amazing too. Plenty of options to go by. You will see many smoking a shisha with their coffee.
  • It's very nice place in Doha like old time market, and if you want to have some chill so this place is full of small small type of restaurants, you can find all type of food here. But the best thing I like here is sheesha shop's.
  • The best stop over destination in Qatar. Restored old Qatari houses belonged to the noble families. The area has a lot of character, very clean and safe, unlike any other Souq in the world. Many dinning option from from traditional Qatari to contemporary cuisine. For accommodation in Souq itself, Souq Waqif Hotels are the best and only option, located in the heart of Souq Waqif.
  • Great place. Lots of culture and good bargains. Plenty of room to haggle on prices. Must see for all residents and visitors.
  • Just an amazing place to hang out. Takes you back to grandma the with all the grandma stuff you can find there. Restaurants are amazing. Very safe place.