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Souq Waqif, Doha

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Founded at the turn of the 20th century in a dried riverbed where Bedouin Arabs once traded wares, Souq Waqif remains a major marketplace providing access to a range of local goods. Frequented by locals and visitors, the market offers traditional clothing, handcrafted items, spices, and souvenirs, hosting many restaurants, cafes, and shisha lounges that serve Qatari, Yemeni, Syrian, and various other Middle Eastern cuisines. Check out the parts of the souq where domestic pets, like dogs, cats, turtles, and birds are sold, in addition to an area devoted to falcons and falconers. Our Doha trip builder tool makes visiting Doha and other {2} attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We heard this was a nice market to visit while docked at the cruise port. We took an Uber but could have easily walked. Cruise terminal bus brings you to entrance of cruise port as major...  more »
  • Very good place to buy spices many activities in the winter for kids many choice of restaurants , coffee shops and shops selling saffron and Oud , olive oil and honey 🍯  more »
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  • On edge of the beautiful Doha cornice... Situated is the amazing Souq Al Waqif. The best place to buy spices, sweets, candies and dry fruits at a very nominal rate. The ambience is the best and no malls will provide u the authentic Qatari local market feeling. Its a must visit place for every tourist.
  • Great walks on the market that looks like you're travelling at Doha of 60s! Nice restaurants and market with always a blend of different cultures and nationalities and local events to enjoy with your friends! Highly recommend it!
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