Doha, the capital of the Emirate of Qatar, located on the coast of the Persian Gulf in the east of the country, is a glittering jewel in the desert. Hundreds of visitors from all over the globe throng Doha for business and pleasure. Doha hotels deals encompass a wide spectrum and if it is star class comfort combined with modern style and Arabic Elegance you seek, Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels would be a suitable choice of accommodation.
The Souq Waqif in Arabic means “standing market and it is situated in the district of Al Souq in the center of Doha. Located on a dry riverbed ’Wadi Mushareib’, it dates back to at least a 100 years and in olden days used to be a meeting place of Bedouins and locals. The Souq Waqif was renovated in 2006 to preserve its traditional architectural style and is one of Doha’s top tourist attractions. Goods sold include traditional garments, spices, handicrafts etc., The Souq is also home to dozens of restaurants and Shisha lounges.
The Souq Waqif Spring Festival is a major event in the Doha Calendar and is held sometime in January/February each year. It is family entertainment at its best and attracts thousands during the fortnight it is held. Performers from the world over display their artistry along with local artistes thus making the festival a blend of many cultures. The festival starts around 3.30 p.m. and goes on till 10.00 p.m. Street entertainment is part of the festival and performers like stilt walkers wind their way through Souq Waqif. Billed for the 2017 Festival are puppet and musical shows, magicians and street performers and certain one off shows like a human cannon ball, a seal and penguin show and bungee jumping. In 2015 WWE Wrestlers performed an act named Souq Waqif Storm which proved immensely popular with audiences.
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