Doha, the capital city of Qatar, has many great attractions. Doha is also a great place for shopping, and the best places to experience a typical Qatari shopping day is by heading over to a Souq.
Souq Waqif is the most popular Souq in Qatar. A traditional Qatari market with all the typical features of a Qatari market, the Souq Waqif is located off the Doha Cornice and is an attraction worth visiting even if you don’t plan on shopping. Visitors based in Souq Waqif hotels in the area such as the Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels will be a stone’s throw away from the market. The hundreds of vendors, in neatly built wooden or stone stores and shops, sell a range of items such as traditional Qatari clothing, wooden and gypsum handicrafts, woven goods, paintings by local artists, and souvenirs. Perfumes and Agarwood products are also widely available here in addition to pashminas. The traditional atmosphere of this marketplace is what sets it apart from similar venues across the city while Souq Waqif is also the best place to grab a bite and enjoy a shisha puff at an affordable price.
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. For the real coffee and shisha experience, head over to a Souq, grab yourself an outdoor table, order a coffee and a shisha and unwind while watching the activity and life of the market. It really is an experience unto itself.
|Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+|