Souq Waqif

Souq Waqif, Doha: Address, Souq Waqif Reviews: 4.5/5

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Justin-case-nl
190 contributions
Ancient Doha
Nov 2021 • Solo
Different areas and different shops, all tiny and full of things to buy. This doesn’t feel touristy, since local Qatari are buying here. For the experience take 60 minutes. If you like shopping, extend 2 to 3 hours.
Written 27 November 2021
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Abdulrahman
Doha, Qatar2 contributions
One of the best places should be visit in QATAR
Nov 2021 • Friends
A beautiful place full of ancient folklore, and there are many different restaurants such as Arabic cuisine, cafes and shishes. There is a special market for perfumes, as well as a market for pets. It is preferable to visit it in the winter.
Written 26 November 2021
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mohamed a
2 contributions
Chill and relax
Nov 2021 • Friends
It's a very wonderful place to chill with friends. A lot of souvenirs and coffee shops. You can sit outside to take shisha.
Written 24 November 2021
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Péter
3 contributions
Very cultural market
Nov 2021 • Friends
One beautiful market it is. Prices are not too expensive but you can always bargain or get a discount if you are confident enough.
Nice to walk around, because of the interiors and the feeling.

A little smelly, a little dirty, but that was not that big of a problem though.
Written 24 November 2021
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Rachid G
Doha, Qatar27 contributions
Top 👍
Oct 2021 • Family
Very nice souq 👍
Very good place to visit with your family or friends. You can find a lot of good restaurants or coffee shops.
Written 20 November 2021
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TatiAfrika13
Cannes66 contributions
A very cool place that has kept its original charm
Oct 2021
The Souq offers everything a traveller is seeking - the traditional charme of Qatar, exciting sights and sounds, the scent of the wonderful spices, tiny stores and traditional craftsmen. This Souq is not a museum for tourists instead it is still the place to go and shop goods and staples for the family. In the evening hours you can watch porters with cards deliver pre-ordered goods to the cars of shoppers. The goods offered also include tourist kitch and Souvenirs but the deeper you go, the more authentic things to buy, you will discover. There are simple cafes and nice restaurants to be discovered.
Written 11 November 2021
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Arasu S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates14 contributions
The Heritage of Doha
Oct 2021
Nice place to visit and it is a heritage place with qatar culture. Can do some good antique shopping and they have some real good restuarants to hangout in the evening.
Written 31 October 2021
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Martin D
Coatbridge, UK8 contributions
Souq Waqif
Oct 2021
What a great place to visit. The people were very friendly and welcoming. Food was superb at The Royal Tandoor Restaurant, Definitely worth a visit.
Written 29 October 2021
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L4-Doha
Qatar566 contributions
A must visit experience
Oct 2021
Souq Waqif, probably one of the main attractions for tourists when visiting Qatar, one of those must visit locations really. Time of visit, anytime really, whether you want to have a morning stroll, breakfast and a look around the various shops, afternoon lunch or an evening dinner - as they day moves on, this place gets busier and busier.

There is everything here, boutique hotels, restaurants, cafes, shisha, gold souq, cinema, falcons, perfume shops, antique shops, barbers, money exchange, fruits and nuts, you name it, its most likely here. This is not a location for outlets, known in shopping malls or your high street.

In addition, you now have Musherib (Downtown Doha) located within walking distance, so basically the old meets the new.

Great location, a must visit.
Written 17 October 2021
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Isha Sharma
Doha, Qatar104 contributions
Traditional Market
Sep 2020 • Friends
If you had a trip to Doha & you had not been to Souq Waqif; oops you actually missed the main attraction in tbe city. Souq Waqif is basically a well built market presenting rural insights. Here, you will find fancy to the most traditional restaurants serving international & local delicacies and small road side shops to buy some soveniers. I would recommend to visit this market in the evening, so as to protect yourself from the sun & witness the most of it as it’s a happening place after the sunset.
Written 29 August 2021
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