Souq Waqif, Doha
Categories: Scenic Walking Areas, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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So, I've visited Waqif Souk in the morning, late afternoon, and evening. By far, the evening was my favourite time - there were more people, lots of families, and interesting things going on (i.e. liv... read more »
Waqif Souk is a nice open place with shops. Has cultural interesting and it is nice for walking and drinking coffee after the sunset. The shops are not something special but you can have an idea of th... read more »
Renovated old souk in the heart of downtown doha - so worth a visit... walk around and go through the market through fabric shops; gold shops, shops selling antiques, howeares, sweet shops, spices... ... read more »
There are currently 2 underground parking. The part of the animals market is very clean and nice. I love it.
Tradition and culture meets modern Qatar here make it to visit it and feel the essence of Qatar
The number one destination for any visitors to Qatar. The first place I take someone who is new to Qatar.
I love this place. A lot of cafes are open 24 hours a day too.
A market that captivates with qatar tradition and culture
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