Souq Waqif - Doha

Trinkets and treasures

An evening stroll down the lantern lit mazes of Souq Waqif provides an authentic taste of traditional commerce, architecture and culture. The maze of small shops offer a dazzling array spices and seasonal delicacies to perfumes, jewellery, clothing, handicrafts and a treasure trove of souvenir bargains.

Falconry began over 5,000 years ago in Qatar by the Beouin people, today Qatari's are very proud of their falconry history and here at the souq there is a Falcon hospital dedicated solely to care fo rthe Falcons. Her eyu will see young men shopping for thier first Falcon.   

Finish your visit in one of the many busy coffee shops or restaurants, and watch the world go by. 

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"Be sure to go to the Souq Waqif, you can spend hours here wondering around the cobbled streets for souvenirs, we also stopped for coffee in the hub of the souq and watched the world go by".