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Souq Waqif

Address: Between Musherib street and Al Rayyan Road, Doha, Qatar
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Ranked #1 of 12 Shopping in Doha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty shops, Shopping & Fashion
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Type: Specialty shops, Shopping & Fashion

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Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We arrived at the Souq on a Friday at 3 o'clock in the afternoon and most shops were just opening. Everything is for sale here; pots and pans, bags, suitcases, toys, shawls, jewelry, souvenirs and beautiful cotton, silk and embroidered fabrics. And everything is well priced, especially after some bargaining! There are a lot of little restaurants with outdoor seating.... More 

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manchester
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We went here for a late lunch, all the stalls were closed so it was nice and quiet. We had a long lunch and walked about until the stalls opened again. This place has a nice relaxed atmosphere and when the stalls did open again the owners were friendly and did not try to get you in thier shops. It... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

went to Qatar for a short visit, and Souq waqif is the nearest place to go for good food. the only sad thing about this souq are the animals for sale being kept in small cages. tourist can buy local souvenirs here as well.

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Middleton, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Loved this Souq. This was my first time to the MIddle East and was a little nervous about visiting a large Souq but that feeling quickly passed. Loved it, it was fascinating to see the marketplace and all the interesting cultural artifacts. Shopping was great. Loved sitting in an outdoor restaurant, having dinner, enjoying the call to prayer announced throughout... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This is a bit touristy but interesting and fun nonetheless. Some great places to eat and a good place to buy souvenirs or gifts. Gives you sense of what the country was like before all the modern building were there.

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Helsinki, Finland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I liked everything in the souq. Nice coffe shops, reastaurnts and great gold souq. Quite moderate prices and what is nice,myou can walk in peace nobody forces you to buy anything.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Spent a relaxing evening in the Souq Waqif buying a few souvenirs and eating out. The mix of locals and tourists makes this a very comfortable area to walk around.

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Doha, Qatar
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I Liked the variety in place shops, cafes and restaurants. I consider this is the best place in Qatar to visit

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Senior Reviewer
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Souk Waqif is my favorite place in Doha. I come to this place every weekend morning. I'm photographer who love shot human interest or streetphotography. In souk Waqif I can find lot of actitivity, spice , bird market, they become my photography object... awesome. After finished photowalk, ussually I take breakfast in Zattat cafe, drink coffee. You can find lot... More 

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Carp, Canada
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This is a great area for shopping and watching the evening pass by. There are lots of cafes and things to do. The vendors are friendly and not very pushy. If you have a free evening recommend you spend it at Souq waqif.

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