Considered to be the oldest souq and a major tourist destination in its own right in the Qatari capital, the Souq Waqif is ”THE” place to explore, browse and shop at. Read on to find out more!
How to Get There
Love to cook or wish to collect some aromatic spices to take back home as a souvenir? Then check out the main entrance area off the Doha Corniche occupied with vendors selling overflowing sacks of colourful spices as saffron, preserved lemons, sumac and more!
Check out the Jewellery
Located just off the main shopping point of Souq Waqif, is the Gold Souq occupied with over 40 shops offering a wide range of exquisite jewellery such as dazzling necklaces, watches and more. If you wish you can even get a personalised item such as a pendant created with your name spelt out in Arabic calligraphy.
Try Exotic Dishes
The Souq is home to a myriad of restaurants and cafes offering exotic dishes from cuisines such as Syria, Levant, and Moroccan. A few places to check out would be Tajine and Damasca One, a gastronomic heaven!
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+