Souq Waqif Doha – Doha’s Enchanting Maze-like Market

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Souq Waqif is one of the remaining traditional Arabic markets in the region and it the most popular shopping precinct in Doha. It is best explored at night and you can find almost everything you need including textiles, Indian spices, and various local foods.

Image Credit-Diego Delso, Souq Waqif, Doha, Catar, 2013-08-05, DD 84CC BY-SA 3.0


Long ago, the Bedouins who used to live in the desert areas, travelled to this souq to engage in selling their animals and wool that made Souq Waqif one of the exceptional markets people would visit from all over the country for their purchase requirements.


Souk Waqif is the best Arabian market in Doha. The market is located just past the corniche and is adjacent to Grand Hamad Street, Al Souk Street and Abdulla Street.

Souq Waqif

The appealing public area of this market runs up to few blocks making it one of the biggest marketplaces that can be seen in Doha. If you are looking for places to stay in the vicinity, there is a myriad of accommodation options such as Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels which offers some of the best Doha hotel deals.

A must visit if you are in town

Image Credit-Diego Delso, Souq Waqif, Doha, Catar, 2013-08-05, DD 120CC BY-SA 3.0

It is a lovely and lively place to spend a night sitting out at a café sipping a hot cup of coffee after doing your rounds inside the souq to fulfil your shopping obligations.

Damon Starky is a creative nomadic travel writer, who is well informed and experienced on a wide range of interests that would connect to the needs of any type of traveler. Google+


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