Cosmopolitan Doha is home to fabulous malls and chic shopping venues. But for a taste of tradition and shopping in the Arab world, one must visit a Souq. A Souq is a traditional Arabic market displaying a variety of exotic goods. Qatar has a range of historical marketplaces that date back to hundreds of years; each souq is fascinating to explore and bears its own unique name and range of products.
Souq Waqif is considered the best Arabian market in Doha. The market is located just past the cornice and is adjacent to Grand Hamad Street, Al Souk Street, and Abdulla Street. The place apart for being a popular shopping venue is an iconic tourist attraction. This market will seal your true experience of Arabia, for as you walk along the little alleyways smells of exotic spices fill your senses; while puffs of smoke drifting off shisha pipes will take you back to a time when Arabia was steeped in magic. Look for the best Doha hotel deals and ensure you base yourself in a hotel close to the main highlights of the city such as the Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels.
This market is the best for buying luxurious fabrics. Within you will come across a mecca of fabric shops. Indulge and buy pure silk, lace, embroidered cloth and much more. Quality is of a very high standard there, as are the prices. But remember the sellers are open to some bargaining so hone in on your haggling skills. Once you pick up the required fabrics head over to the nearest tailor and get a flawless garment expertly stitched.
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