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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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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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10 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW 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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Doha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

To have a meal in the evening or simply having a coffee and see the world pass by, this is a romantic spot that everyone will enjoy

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

Souq has been my favourite place in Doha since the first day I moved here! If u really want to see real locals n what they are doing everyday how they live and how they look like, just come to this place and u will be able to find out. There are lots of nice souvenirs selling at souq but... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Living in Doha, I visit the Souq a fair bit. The shopping and browsing around all the alleyways in the Souq is good fun (although my husband may disagree!) Also plenty of places to eat. The food is not generally of a high standard but ok. I personally like Cafe Tasse.The atmosphere in the evening makes up for this. Frequented... More

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