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Falcon Souq, Doha

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For the ultimate Qatari cultural experience, head to Falcon Souq. As you make your way around the souq, you'll start to learn about and understand the importance of falconry in Qatari society. Explore the market to find shops selling training materials, specialized falcon hoods, and even the birds themselves. Make your way to the outdoor area to see the birds exercised several times throughout the day. Most bird keepers will be happy to let you wander around their showrooms, in which you can see the magnificent birds wearing leather hoods and sitting on their perches. Although very well trained, these birds are extremely dangerous, so do not touch unless told otherwise. See Falcon Souq and all Doha has to offer by arranging your trip with our Doha trip planning tool.
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  • Visited the falcon souk on a recent visit to Doha as was interested in learning more about the history of falcons in Doha as well as being part of the souk and very near our hotel. There are lots of....  more »
  • It was founded more than 100 years ago in Doha. Waqif Palace is the city's most important architectural heritage site. It was completely renovated, highlighting all the beauty of the old...  more »
  • This is a great place for falcon admirers and enthusiasts. The shops in the area have all the supplies and feed that are necessary for your pet. There is even a hospital dedicated just for falcons! Amazing!
  • So interesting but there are some details that I disagree with, such as the form of taming with the covered eyes and something I thought was the eyelids "glued" together. The place is interesting but the info regarding about the activities the hawks are used to isn't available there.

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