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Souq Waqif

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Address: | Bounded by Al-Souq St & Grand Hamad Street, Doha, Qatar
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Yes, it's not original. And yes, it is a bit of a tourist trap. But, it's also being restored very beautifully. There are many good restaurants to enjoy in the evening.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Yes, it's not original. And yes, it is a bit of a tourist trap. But, it's also being restored very beautifully. There are many good restaurants to enjoy in the evening.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

by visiting Souq Waqif it makes me feel the tradion and culture of locals. They have plenty of good restaurant plus the shisha. its a must to visit if you are culture lover and traditional shopper! your Qatar visit isn't complete without visiting this place.

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Doha
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We visit the Souq every 4-6 weeks. Great place to eat and stroll during the early evening. The new underground parking area makes things so much easier. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Great place in Doha. It has a historic touch and anything you might need you will find it at the souq. Very big place with restaurants and bars. Don't forget to bargain!!

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

This Souq is a fantastic place to eat al fresco and pick up souvenirs. A great variety of restaurants and the shop keepers are very friendly. There is no pushiness in selling. A really lovely experience.

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Iasi, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

A very interesting place but not so original in details. A great place to spend your time for few hours and to try diferent type of indian and arabic food. About the shoping... i'm not the person to love it but i like to spent my money on original things not ion chinese fakes. I liked moast the traditional parfumerie... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

A good place to eat, stroll, and people watch. You can also find some good deals here on different products if you know where to look.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Go here if you want to know how traditional Qatar is. The markets here sell everything from spices to pets. The restaurants here are also amazing. You can expect heavy crowds in evening and hence parking is a concern. Also keep a route of your track as the paths are quite confusing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Lovely place - lots of little shops to go to and eateries and sheesha... excellent to hang out with friends and family or even alone!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Great place for a very cheap eat. there is a BBQ place which serves Chicken/Beef/Lamb on skewers. they serve it with flat bread spinach and yogurt. we have eat there many times and bring are own salad to throw in. plus as an added bonus there is a bakary next door to it up the ramp serving fresh flat bread... More 

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

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