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Souq Waqif

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Address: Between Musherib street and Al Rayyan Road, Doha, Qatar

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Interesting local area

A very interesting area of Doha. Well worth a visit to wander round the various shops and markets. The area is a jewel in the hustle and bustle of Doha.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

A very interesting area of Doha. Well worth a visit to wander round the various shops and markets. The area is a jewel in the hustle and bustle of Doha.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Souq was one of best place to see the traditional qatar culture. In there food, beverage , clothes, shoes, monuments were real good to feel qatar culture. And the same time shish was awesome. So have a visit there and be Qatari .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Pleasant enough experience with some nice places to sit and watch the world go by, but really just a 'Disneyfied' version of a real souk.

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Wirral
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Went on a busy Monday evening and think the hustle and bustle made the visit more enjoyable. I understand that age wise, it's not authentic but when you're in there it is. Loved trying to find where I was as I walked through the little alleys. Had a couple of drinks and watched stilt walkers and choirs walk passed. Had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I visited the Souq in the evening with my children (who live in Doha atm) as they've been there a couple of times & wanted to show me. It was very crowded & all the streets to walk on have tables either side for dining and smoking - not my idea of kid friendly. We ate at a restaurant the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We discovered this Souq by accident, after walking along the Corniche in Doha, Qatar. Fascinating tiny shops in narrow alleyways, selling such an array of goods. The spice shops are lovely and the aromas are nothing like we have smelt before. Gorgeous fabric shops and think they could make anything you wanted. Ignore the shops selling birds and reptiles and... More 

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Cebu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

It was a spur of the moment decision. I agreed to go because I wanted to see the traditional markets having been a month here in Doha and frequented only the malls. When we arrived at the Souq, I was amazed at how clean, organized, vibrant and safe it is. I was with two friends and they brought me to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Visiting doha and not experiencing the souq is not acceptable. The sheer visual content of the experience will fulfill many bucket lists. The Arabic, eastern influences are on full display. My wife was engaged in finding unusual gifts and I sat in one of the many eateries and enjoyed people watching, think Santa Monica mall on steroids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

has many good restaurant, many coffee shops, open air with parking, for me my favourite place to go .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Doha is the kind of Middle Eastern city that you wouldn't go to for the sights alone. (My excuse for going: i was visiting Sudanese friends there.) Unlike Cairo, there's no ancient historic heritage in the museums and the architecture. Unlike Beirut, there's no scintillating night life. Unlike Morocco, it's flat and there's basically no scenery. But if you do... More 

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