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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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  • Very nice don’t pressure you to buy. Lovely smell from the spices. All sorts of good available from live budgies to sadly kittens and puppies in cages. Not really good.  more »
  • Souq Waqif is situated at the heart of the city Doha, and is one of the most precious and beautiful part of the city.The architectural excellence and the detail of this venue takes us bck to the old.....  more »
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  • The Pick of Doha! Just walking on the meandering lanes consumed by the heady mix of spices gives it an old world charm that I assume is what books of ancient markets speak of. Beyond that you see markets and lanes filled with Gold, Textiles, Shoes, Perfumes, food, sweets, utensils and pets. It's a lovely walkabout if that's all you want, or a place to buy a few works of the middle East and a lot from elsewhere. There a lot of restaurants, tourists and locals of every hue and sound. I loved the place,though I bought nothing except the atmosphere and food.
  • It's a nice place to hangout... Cloths, utensils, pets, spices, dry fruits, sweets, like many items are there to see and purchase... Many restaurants with zeesha are also available there... We could see a few small food outlets only, it will be better if more of them are available. It will be better if multilingual signboard are available. We couldn't see any of them...
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