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Souq Waqif, Doha

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Must see · Scenic Walking Area · Flea Market
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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 Souq Waqif and other Doha attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Great to wander round, didn't get hassled; it was beautifully clean and not busy when we went - 4-5pm. 
    Great to wander round, didn't get hassled; it was beautifully clean and not busy when we went - 4-5pm.  more »
  • The Souq Waqif is true to its name: this is the place where all of Qatar and more are condensed into one central location. The merchants are welcoming, helpful and accommodating. Strongly recommend... 
    The Souq Waqif is true to its name: this is the place where all of Qatar and more are condensed into one central location. The merchants are welcoming, helpful and accommodating. Strongly recommend...  more »
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  • Service here was wonderful - all staff members were so polite and welcoming. The room was nice and clean, and included great A/C, free toiletries, and a TV. We had a hand-written note in the room upon arrival. We requested an outlet adapter, which was promptly delivered to the door. The beds and pillows were very comfy. The room was, however, very humid and damp (likely from the A/C, and probably hard to avoid). Additionally, our in-room coffee maker didn't work, but we were able to get some Qatari coffee in the lobby (served with dates) - which was so good! There are 9 different buildings, so I'm not sure how the rooms in the other buildings compare. There were a handful of restaurants within short walking distance, and I looked like you could order from some of them through room service.
  • This hotel is spotless, the staff go out of their way to accommodate, everyone is very friendly and efficient, Aladdin in particular! Breakfast was also delicious, in different location but very close!! Chose this hotel for a perfect stay!

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