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Address: | Bounded by Al-Souq St & Grand Hamad Street, Doha, Qatar

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A real feel of Arabic heritage. Lively pedestrianized area, street cafes, good choice of restaurants, huge range of shops and art. Felt very safe and welcoming, and a real treat.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Turvey, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

A real feel of Arabic heritage. Lively pedestrianized area, street cafes, good choice of restaurants, huge range of shops and art. Felt very safe and welcoming, and a real treat.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This souq ( MARKET ) is on of the oldest in Doha . It is very traditional and has antiquates and lovely things to buy . WORTH A VISIT .

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Doha, Qatar
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11 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Absolutely love the Souq Waqif: the heritage, ambience, architecture and authentic Arabic cuisine. Lots of 'hidden' alleyways house the best restaurants in Doha. Food is always fresh, with a wide array of choices for every palate. Categorically, if you plan to visit, this should be on your list. Head to the small but very welcoming tourist information office, they will... More 

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Colombo
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

The best place to visit if you need to have the local experience. There are so many shops selling local products and there are food carts at night. There's also a food court if you need to experience cuisines from different countries.

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Manama, Bahrain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

very nice and traditional also very organised but really hot weather, should go in the evenings. very crowded pay more attention to the kids not to get lost there.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

It is a OK place - there appears to be a confusion whether it is to serve local population or be a tourist attraction. It seems to have shops for everything one wants to buy as well lots of trinkets for the tourists. Many places for a quick bite. Parking is a nightmare.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

A fantastic place. So very authentic. You can see everything from the little cobbler sitting crossed legged repairing shoes to the traditional music and dancing. There are the small ally ways and large open spaces. Lots of eating places. All very atmospheric and spotlessly clean

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This place has the largest selection of cafes, restaurants and juice bars in one place. It is all decorated in the old souq style which provides undeniably pleasant middle eastern experience. I highly recommend it if you are staying in Doha for a short time and would like to enjoy a hot meal at night before catching your next flight... More 

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

It is a nice old souq which shows the old Qatari heritage. There are nice oriental cafes to have breakfast, lunch or dinner. Restaurants are open 24 hours. Make sure to have a look at the falcon market which have different types and are really expensive. Have a peak at the falcon hospital if you can. Also, there are nice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Certainly worth visiting in Doha, definitely the best place to buy souvenirs. I found haggling much more difficult than in India or other places though just as required.

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