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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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  • This is a popular spot in Doha City Tour Suk Waqiff. The falcon souk is one of the most popular in traditional markets. It's amazing if you're selling a hawk that's your favorite in the Middle East.
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  • There is a street next to Souk Wafiq, an open-air market. It's a collection point for the store. Each store has the same size - a large sandpit with wooden and swashes on it. Available in different sizes and colors - a wide variety. to understand this aspect of the Arab/Kataculture culture.
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  • 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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