Gleaming with a certain freshness brought about by recent renovations, yet retaining the charm of its past, Souq Waqif caters to a multitude of needs. Ruffle through traditional garments and inhale the punchy scents of spices within the building.
The Souq Waqif is truly a “standing market” as the name denotes with complex shopping styles and trends seen that are quite different from most other souqs in town. This open-air market is located in the centre of the bustling city near The Corniche along the seafront of Doha.
Things to buy
Souq Waqif is a bustling marketplace for local communities to sell garments, spices and handicrafts. It offers visitors a range of other traditional good such as carpets, abayas, shisha, incense, pots and embroidered garments.
Souvenir shopping at Souq Waqif is an experience in itself. From upper-end souvenirs to musical instruments and traditional artefacts, all are on offer. If you are planning to visit this part of the country for holidays, grab Doha hotel deals and reserve your stay in a hotel located close to this souq, such as Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels.
Sip some Coffee – Smoke some Shisha
People of every culture have their preferred ways of winding down; for the people of Doha it is definitely sipping a cup of hot coffee or smoking some shisha. There are enough and more coffee shops and shisha lounges along the streets of Doha, so it really isn’t that hard to unwind in Doha.
Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+