Souq Waqif is one of the most fascinating market-places in the Middle East. This particular emporium, which is hundreds of years old, is quite renowned in the region. Of recent times the souq underwent a comprehensive refurbishment that restored all the vintage buildings to their original state as they are symbols of traditional Qatari architecture. Currently there are even some 5 star hotels Doha has to offer operating within the market, such as the Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels.
The market specialises in a variety of traditional goods ranging from spices to textiles, but there are so many unique items within Souq Waqif that are bound to turn heads and arouse some serious curiosity. One such product is the magic lipstick. These come in a variety of colours, but no matter what colour you choose they turn red once applied. These would be an ideal way to prank someone.
If you love cotton candy but would like to try something other than the generic pink variety, Souq Waqif has a wide range to offer, from orange-coloured saffron-flavoured cotton candy, to white varieties bearing the taste of vanilla. Another one of the market’s captivating candies are the colour bubble pencils which are colouring pencils that are made of bubble-gum, so children can chew on them without suffering from any toxic contaminants.
If you’re a coffee-enthusiast looking for the next best thing to spice up your cuppa, you should get some Coffee Cones. These are cups made with a biscuit material similar to an ice-cream that has been lined with chocolate. Once you’re done with your favourite brew, you can savour the taste of a chocolate-biscuit cup infused with the flavour of your coffee of choice.
There are many more intriguing things to be found at this captivating marketplace so be sure to check out Souq Waqif if you find yourself in Qatar.
Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+