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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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Souq Waqif

Souq Waqif is my favorite place in Doha. I love its ancient atmosphere. It is great to sit outside drinking iced tea or eating and watching what is going on around as it is always... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Doha, Qatar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

For a fist time visitor, highly recommended since a lot of things can be found combined in a single market. tells you the history of Qatar and how they have developed. ruined by the shisha shops and amount of people who smoke in the middle of the road. Parking is a nightmare and only enjoyable through winter.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Souq Waqif is my favorite place in Doha. I love its ancient atmosphere. It is great to sit outside drinking iced tea or eating and watching what is going on around as it is always sth happening in Souq Waqif. If you are in Qatar you must visit this beautiful place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The place is wonderful and it is for the whole family. You can even attend one of the concert done there. However, plan it will and avoid crowded days specially during the busy seasons.

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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Summer is difficult to visit. It was something different to see, loved it. Had dinner there on day one of my visit with my colleagues. I would visit again with family.

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Grassobbio, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

If you are in Doha, do not miss a trip to the Souq Waqif. This is a huge market with good restaurants and plenty to look at and purchase. They sell everything here from hardware to cloth to handicrafts to pets..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

When you visit the gulf region .. You need a place to reflect you the way of living in this area .. Specially in the old days and before to the oil revolution in the life style .. A tour in souq Wagif can clear this .. Avoid the summer high humid days .. Always visit Doha in the winter... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

It was so nice place u ll like it its looks like khan el khalily and el moez street so orintal you can have your tea or cofee there or your frish drink there you can olso smoking shisha there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Initially I thought this would be a boring place go visit but persuaded myself to go see it anyway since I was passing by. And what a great experience it was. The souq is, as you would expect, filled with a wide variety of shops; Pet shops, cloth shops, handiwork shops etc... There is also a big street area where... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

a very good market, full of national markets and restaurants, and nice at winter time, in summer it is too hot. also when international football games are played you can see it on screens bigger that 100''

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Benissa, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It may be new but you wouldn't think so. Built to be a replica of the original Souq it has all the original charm complete with a myriad of alleyways and hidden shops to suit all. The best time to go is during the late evening as it is cooler and has more charm after the sun goes down.

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