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Souq Waqif

Between Musherib street and Al Rayyan Road, Doha, Qatar
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Ranked #1 of 10 Shopping in Doha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Shops
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Doha, Qatar
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I just love this place. A great mix of Middle East themed cafes and eateries with a genuine souq experience. There is a touristy bit for those who need souvenirs, a traditional handicraft section (where you can buy and watch people make fairly unique pieces of glass work, lamps and pearl jewellery), and art galleries and more. But wander off... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is full of atmosphere where you can buy anything from a small trinket to a camel. There are a number of restaurants within the Souq. Wonderful to sit on the balcony watching the comings and going of the people around.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

If you ever go to Doha, go see theis place. Lots and lots of shops, in this genuine-looking market. Though updated it still looks original.

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Egypt
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

you can;t get bored there , specialy winter , the tradditional souq is full of cafee shops and restaurant and night shows specialy during winter and spring try shisha

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Germantown
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192 reviews 192 reviews
17 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Filled with different sections, restaurants, shops and demonstration that show many fo the local crafts and skills as well as many from the big expatriate community. There is open air markets as well as some pleasant air conditioned sections to walk through and plenty of restaurants and even a boutique hotel that is reputedly great A visit you will not... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I think it is a great place to wonder around for an afternoon or evening if it is summer. They usually open pretty late so don't go in the early morning. A lot of jewels, spices, glass products, and fabric, etc. I saw a set of glass cups I like a lot so I returned again in a weekday and... More

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Briarcliff Manor, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Do not recommend. I was traveling alone and I felt highly uncomfortable the entire time here. I was stared at and watched as I walked around even though I felt that I had dressed moderately. Many of the stores stocked counterfeit/ made in China souvenirs, and I stopped at one cafe for a cold drink and was sneered at because... More

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Doha, Qatar
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Fell in love with the rough unplastered brick walls, unending alleys, unknown random walk throughs, never i saw only abaya shops, promenade occupied by antique wooden boats, flocked by multi ethnic people n tourists, well maintained cafes with delicious authentic arabic food & the seductive SHESHA aroma all around .... Souq Waqif - changed my outlook of a market place... More

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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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101 reviews 101 reviews
24 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a must see place for any visit to Doha. The sounds, sights and smells are something to behold. The smells in particular are enough to make you want to go back. The only reason I've given it 4/5 and not 5/5 is because I think I must have caught it at a very quiet time. Many of the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Nice Cafe with Traditional arabic built and all coffee aroma around us . Kids running around excited with the puppets around. Dry fruits soo fresh n served in good persian style in Stalls and spicy food @ Dejavu. Best of all the pet shelter behind the zoo

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