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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 Doha and other {2} attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Souq Waqif considered as one of the most famous attraction in Qatar is a must visit place. You can find many things to do in the Souq. On the other hand, Souq Waqif has a variety of restaurant...  more »
  • Good choice of restaurants here offering various cuisines, opportunity to sit outside to eat. Souk itself stall wise is pretty repetitive but worth a look  more »
  • Quite a cool place. During the day you can stroll through the narrow alleys and get a retro Arab shopping experience. At night it turns into a major meeting spot. People sitting and sipping tea...  more »
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  • On edge of the beautiful Doha cornice... Situated is the amazing Souq Al Waqif. The best place to buy spices, sweets, candies and dry fruits at a very nominal rate. The ambience is the best and no malls will provide u the authentic Qatari local market feeling. Its a must visit place for every tourist.
  • Great walks on the market that looks like you're travelling at Doha of 60s! Nice restaurants and market with always a blend of different cultures and nationalities and local events to enjoy with your friends! Highly recommend it!
  • Traditio preserves! Awesome atmosphere!! Buy anything you need! One of the best family time in Qatar!! Eyebrows raised when spotted Horse sale and Falcon market and dedicated Falcon hospital and accessories for Falcons!!! (Pics attached)
  • Amazing place to ramble through the alleyways full of stores selling all manner of wares, from hand made confectionery to kitchenware to materials and clothing. And then take in the great range of restaurants, watch the ladies making wafer thin crepes on outdoor griddles, and an artist working under the stars, to the huge size gold finger... the things to see and do go on and on, and then have an ice cream from the sweet cart. Everything for everyone there.
  • A lovely place to immerse yourself in the Qatari culture, the smell of the spices, hustle and bustle of shoppers and store keepers all going about their business. We were fortunate to be there just before sunset, as they let the horses out of their stables. Great to see them prancing around their enclosure and rolling in the sand, enjoying the freedom of outdoors.
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