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Souq Waqif

Between Musherib street and Al Rayyan Road, Doha, Qatar
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Ranked #1 of 9 shopping in Doha
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Shops
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

When people think of countries in the Middle-East they will no doubt think of the United Arab Emirates (which includes Dubai and Abu Dhabi), and possibly Oman and Saudi Arabia for polar opposite reasons. Not many people would list Qatar as a worthwhile country to visit in this part of the world. As such, I am always interested to hear... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Didn't buy anything except food from the souq, however it was very interesting with the remodel to make it look very old style. Great atmosphere and a must for any westerners wanting to get a feel of the Middle East whilst in Doha. Just fun to walk around and soak up the environment.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

It was a nice place to hang around in doha.Can find coffee shops and restaurants.The food and beverages were good and reasonable price.Can see Doha policemen riding horses in between the shop lots while enjoying our coffee and tea.You can find almost anything under the sun here from spicies to swords.Its a best shopping place if you into unique local... More

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Compared to other middle eastern markets, I found this to be relaxed and less frenetic. Of course there are lots of shops and things to buy but many wonderful coffee shops and restaurants. There was even plenty of street entertainment for the children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I love pottering around the souq. Although it's not old it has been built in the old style. Be aware it's closed in the afternoons. Some great restaurants for evening dining. One of my favourites places to browse and relax.

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Doha, Qatar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I enjoy the souk and the shops. Most shops are very helpful with finding the right items and will suggest others if they do not have what you're looking for. Most of the time there is help to your car if the items are too large or heavy. If you like shish-a, it's a good place to go. Evenings are... More

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Ad Dawha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

There is a whole variety of restaurants that you can choose from, there are art galleries and souvenir shops to browse around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

Souq waqif is a heritage destination Qatar with lots of activities going on inside the Arena having shops, eiteries,cinema, gold souq, traditional item shops. Those who like to visit traditional areas I recommend to them must not miss it. A must visit place for tourist.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Souk Waqif is a must for anyone living in or visiting Doha. The sights, smells and general ambiance of the markets are overwhelming. The Qatar government has gone to a lot of effort to restore this traditional souk and it is a wonderful place to see and been seen. The melting pot of locals and foreigners living and trading in... More

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DOHA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

One of the best Tourist point in Doha ..with Traditional culture & Arts. In Souq waqif they have their own 4 to 5 boutique hotels with all facilities.

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