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Souq Waqif

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Address: Between Musherib street and Al Rayyan Road, Doha, Qatar

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Feels like inside a big studio

Overall, it is a nice place to visit with nice atmosphere especially if they have the different shows going on in the street. It gets very crowded though. I was with a friend and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Overall, it is a nice place to visit with nice atmosphere especially if they have the different shows going on in the street. It gets very crowded though. I was with a friend and we had dinner in one of the restaurants, ambiance was ok but seafood was really expensive for what we got. I would recommend to visit, have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Not much to buy unless you adore the Near East typical souvenirs. Art gallery was nice but not impressive. Plenty of restaurants. I ate at a Lebanese place. Was good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

it really a place where we can enjoy old Qatar culture. it has lots of restaurant( old and new) as well as Shesha Cafes. Nice place to visit at night. It is kind of traditional area. Note: Taxi is hard to get at this place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

the only part of Doha where you felt like you were actually in the Middle East. its a buyers paradise.. spice markets. clothes, even wild animals. the food and shisha are awesome. there are many antique shops where you buy souvenirs

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We went here almost every weekend. It's the only part of Doha where you felt like you were actually in the Middle East. Tried many different restaurants here but our go to was the Iraqi restaurant. They have amazing staff and best appetizers with fresh pita bread. The Souq it's a must for sure if you're in Doha.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

For walking around and mixing with tourists and locals, especially at night, this is THE place to be in Doha. Of course, it is touristic and of course it is not a centuries old bazaar as you can find in Cairo or Istanbul, but then again... Doha is not a centuries old city. You are visiting a recreation to give... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

If you are in Qatar, this place is a must visit. This is where you can see some culture. There are plenty of restaurants with arabic and local food. As well as some things to buy for the memories.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Just Awesome !! That's we can simply called it. You may feel that U reached an Arabian Souq centuries ago. Really they made it wonderful. The ambience will definitely love u all. One of the must visit place in Qatar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Best attraction and shopping place in Qatar in my opinion. I would love to go back there again and again. Must see while you are in Qatar. Enough said I guess :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Or even the soukh in Cairo. Still, pretty fun with some good restaurants. And, face it, it's one of the things to do in Doha.

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