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Souq Waqif

Between Musherib street and Al Rayyan Road, Doha, Qatar
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Ranked #1 of 11 Shopping in Doha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Shops, Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Shopping
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Type: Shops, Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Shopping

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Al Khor, Qatar
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85 reviews 85 reviews
52 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

You could spend hours walking around the weaving streets, soaking up the atmosphere. Great restaurants too. A wide variety of local craft, the handicraft souq is my favourite. Everything you could possibly imagine in on sale here. The pet souq is an experience, the wide variety of animals, however it is a terrible sight, as they all look so ill.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Great atmosphere round the clock, limited parking though, be sure to come in early in the day. Prices can be haggled, classic flea market style. Lotsa different restaurant with authentic cuisine from around the globe.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Amazing place to hang out, has a traditional Arabic architecture, that makes you feel you've entered a different era altogether. Excellent place to collect souvenirs, antiques, buy spices, traditional Arabic and Turkish sweets,gold and even animals! Just loved the street that had all sorts of restaurants ..Turkish, Lebanese, Italian, Indian, Mediterranean you name it..you'll be drunk on the sweet scents... More 

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Sanaa, Yemen
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

There is a lot see and enjoy in Souq Wakif.. Very nice traditional restaurants from different cuisines: I liked most the Qatari, Yemeni and Lebanese. The souq lanes give you a sense of Arabia, although most of the labor force is from Eastern Asia. It is a must see for any visitor to Doha Nice shisha as well ;-)

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I was in transit at Doha and had a little time to visit the city. After reading some Trip Advisor reviews, I decided to go to Souq Waqif for dinner. It is actually a preserved Arabic marketplace where people sold all sorts of stuff. There was even a pet street! I found that very interesting. However, I felt that it... More 

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Dubai
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We have travelled to most souks in the GCC, and Souk Waquif is certainly one of my favourite... Like most souk, it is buzzing with tourists and locals alike, but where souk Waquif is a bit different is with its animal souk, which promises to please kids and adults alike. Some fab Shisha places as well, and fun shopping!

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Province of Verona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The evening atmosphere in Souq Waqif is amazing. I recommend to have dinner in the numerous local restaurants where you can try the arab cuisine and immerge in the arab culture. It is interesting to visit as well the falcon hospital and the camel and horse stables.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

A trip back in time to old Doha markets, mixed with all the conveniences of modern day restaurants and cafes.

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Doha, Qatar
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15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I will recommend you to enjoy this beautiful Souk at night, the atmosphere and the crowd is different. PLenty of local cuisine and traditional flavours available. Handycraft shops are available to ensure that you will grab a souvenir of Qatar. Safe and pleasnt, a place to see in case you stop by Doha for a day or two. Enjoy it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Souq Waqif is a great place to visit . The market is a unique with many different restaurants and shops offering from gold to anything even animals shops are to be found here. The security is 100% with Qatari Police everywhere. I really enjoyed my visit and fresh cooked food ,fresh made juices. I will love to visit again.

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