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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. Our Doha trip builder tool makes visiting Souq Waqif and other Doha attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We stayed in the Souq and were surprised how quiet it was during the day, but late afternoon and evening it came alive. An incredible array of different stalls all trying to attract to your attention....  more »
  • Qatar's not to be missed attraction. Traditional, historic, cultural souk with lots of cafes, shops selling traditional products.  more »
  • Nice atmosphere and local marketplace. If you want to see Doha's traditional market then visiting this place is a must.  more »
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  • Huge fan of this place which combines history with contemporary. Great if you are hungry or after a quick bite. Wonderful to walk around and for shopping too.
  • DOV:27Jan2018 This is the area maintained in its old style in the middle of modern and big buildings, which itself shows its key importance. Its unique in its artistic beauty. There are plenty of shops ranging from restaurants to the bird shops. There are lots of calmness and a special peace here. Recommended 4 those who love old as gold 👍!!
  • Fun.Bargains.great food. Qatar culture. Every visitor to Doha should go and enjoy a stroll in the souq and lose yourself in the lanes. Have your supper there. Learn some local history. See the camels and falcons. Awesome place. I have been many times with family and I always find new surprises.
  • Souq Waqif came highly recommended by my hotel when I asked for recommendation for dinner. So I took a short walk and was a pleasant surprise. It is a contrast to the modern landscape of Doha and bustling with activities. Even with the weekend crowd, there was a good stillness without jostling and pushing. My favourite is the bird street where shops sell different kinds of birds and pets like puppies and kittens. Many restaurants and also street food vendors too.
  • Great for relaxing after a busy days... Many restaurants and too much things and goods to look at. One of the most beautiful places in Doha.

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