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“Arabian Camden Town!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Souq Waqif

Souq Waqif
Between Musherib street and Al Rayyan Road, Doha, Qatar
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Ranked #1 of 11 Shopping in Doha
Type: Shops, Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Shopping
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Arabian Camden Town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The Souq Waqif is probably my favourite place in the whole world. Fantastic shopping, little clothing gems everywhere and so many bargains! The only place I could compare it to would be Camden Town, Like a little Arabian Camden town. LOVE IT!

Visited May 2013
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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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“Very Nice Old Market”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Souq means market. This is an old market (renewed) where you can buy spices, souvenirs, traditional cloths, birds & pets !!! and has many old style Arabian cafe where you can drink tea, Arabic coffee, and smoke shishaa (a water pipe with Arabic tobacco). There some nice restaurants as well.

If you go at night, you will see a lot of people at the coffee shops and restaurants and it gets really crowded. In the morning you can have a nice breakfast as well.

There is a tourist office and police station (where officers wear the old custom)

Visited October 2013
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Ras Tanurah
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“Great Souq-Do not miss it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

It was great going to this Souq, they have a lot of traditional things, great for souvenirs shopping. DO not miss this. Also several good places to eat traditionally with several Middle East cuisines.
Not to miss when in Doha

Visited October 2013
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San Diego, California
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“great Food, Good Atmosphere, Amazing Relief”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

First saw the street food and vendors. Not bad. Then all the textile shops. Well...ok, if you want to shop. But then found the restaurant and cafe "main strip." Great. Sports bar towards the northern end with outdoor tables and flat screens. No booze. Sheisha and coffee and tea. It was a breath of somewhat fresh air.

Visited October 2013
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“Family, Friends or Alone - All are welcome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This Souq ( Market in Arabic) was rebuilt from scratch exactly in its full glory of the past.
A beautifully designed and crafted market has a lot to offer from Antiques to modern goods.
Fantastic Restaurants with amazing Sheesha joints - during Eid festivals this place lights up extra ordinarily and offers a lot of fun activities for children & family - with international performers, acrobats etc making your visit worthwhile

A laid back and relaxed atmosphere takes you back to 1960s & 70s of Arab world
Highly recommended.......

Visited September 2013
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