The souq waqif is a market in the centre of Doha. Apparently it is located on the traditional market site of the Bedouins but the buildings are actually less than ten years old. Nevertheless, they have created a replica of an old souk with little winding alleys that actually does feel as though it has been there for centuries. Perhaps it was created with tourists in mind but for the times I visited it, it was a real bustling marketplace with everything being sold, from spices to saucepans, traditional dress to caged birds. There are several restaurants and places to smoke shisha. If I was in Doha again I would stay in one of the hotels near here as it is one of the few places in Doha (apart from shopping centres)where you could just stroll around and sit and have a coffee or a meal.
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