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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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121 reviews 121 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is local market with local products shops and restaurants.The local market is turned into a modern look souq and food outlets for tourists and locals.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My friend dropped me their to have lunch before heading to my meeting... food was nice but I'm Not impressed...... then I had the shock of my life... COULDN'T FIND A TAXI I had to walk for a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong distance to find one! Dont go there .... if you don't have a car

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Maitland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

A traditional market that inspires the senses, herbs/spices, coffee, perfumes, cigars everywhere you turn is a new experience. Housed in the traditional souq marketplace its a fantastic cultural shopping experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Being for a couple of days in Doha for work, I wanted to visit the city and I've been told to check out the Souq Waqif. Although it was night, the temperature was quite high however the environment is beautiful, worth spending some time having a coffee or a meal in one of the restaurants, accompanied with a nice shisha.... More

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It was an amazing cultural experience. It was very crowded and lively even at midnight. I bought a couple of fancy bowls in one of the shops. Overall, the people were friendly and helpful. The architecture was beautiful.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

When we arrived in Doha while stopping over for a night we were told that the souq, along with many other things in Doha would be closed until about 8pm. The museum of Islamic art was also shut until the evening. I expected the restaurants would be shut but most of the shops were all closed when we went since... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The Souq Waqif has to be one of my most favourite areas of Doha. Reminiscent of traditional Arab culture even though many of the buildings are modern builds. You will find a plethora of different items to buy from souvenirs, jewellery and spices to household items. Take a few hours to browse through the many small alleys and walkways ,sit... More

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Just spent one evening in Doha, and went to Souq Waqif to just walk about, have a meal and do dome shopping. Had a very nice evening there. It was extremely hot, so nice to sit down where they had fans. We enjoyed a nice arabic mezze in one of the many restaurants in the souq. We enjoyed watching the... More

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Reflects traditional Arab culture. Souq waqif has many things to offer: - Traditional culture - Spices market - Restaurants and Dining - Pet market - Traditional music and dance One should also visit Falcon hospital across the road and see the most powerful carnivorous bird queued without any notorious act!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A must when visiting Qatar. I like the ethnicity and the cultural immersion that one gets when you walk through all its alleys. There is always something that can surprise anyone. I enjoy the opportunity to look for bargain and the food choices is great. The best time is sundown as the heat tapers. Come

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