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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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  • This is really the heart of Doha. A multitude of shops spread out in tiny alleys. You can find almost everything. The offer is divided by sector: souvenirs, clothing, hardware stores, grocery stores, Oiselleries, jewellery etc... There's even a hawk market. It is a very nice place with restaurants and cafes, it feels good and you have to come several times to go around. Note the remarkable cleanliness of this site.
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  • Souq modern and historic structures .. antique and new souvenir ...different restaurant and coffee shop to hangout with friends and family ....  more »
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  • This is definitely one of the favorites in Qatar. Wide range of shops, old Arabian market feel. Used to be Irani market, still most shops and businesses are Iranian. But a cool place to hang. Wide range of restaurants. Loved every minute there.
  • A place where you can find a really nice gift, souvenir or just have a nice Arabic food. Great place to share with friends
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