During your visit to Doha, the Qatari capital, you would have the opportunity to experience some of the unique aspects that make this Middle Eastern city a delight for discerning visitors.
The Souq Waqif
The traditional marketplace known as Souq Waqif is a must-visit with plenty of local products on offer including traditional garments, spices, handicrafts, and jewelry. As you explore this lively site, you will also experience a delightful aromatic blend of shisha, kebabs, cardamom tea, incense, perfumes, and more. Amongst the hotels in Doha to consider from which you could easily explore this marketplace would be the properties of Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli.
Falconry may be described as a national obsession in Qatar, with many of the locals passionately involved in this pursuit. Therefore, your visit to Doha wouldn’t be complete without experiencing the Falcon Souq which happens to be dedicated to these majestic birds of prey. This site can be found at the above-mentioned Souq Waqif and you may get the chance to hold a falcon and take photographs with them too.
Many visitors to Doha as well as locals take the opportunity to stroll along the city’s entrancing Corniche. You will find that this boardwalk extends for 7 km along Doha Bay and it provides the ideal place to enjoy stunning views, observe fishermen, take a jog, enjoy a kebab or fly kites. While here, you can also visit attractions like the Museum of Islamic Art.
Many of the people of Doha would consume local karak tea and visitors to the Qatari capital should undoubtedly take the chance to try it. This spicy rich beverage would be made with black tea, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, saffron, ginger, sugar and milk; the result would be a flavourful and delicious brew that is great to enjoy before, during, and after your many adventures in the city!