We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Souq Waqif

Features Animals
Book In Advance
All photos (4,884)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“old market”(89 reviews)
“gold souk”(56 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
| Bounded by Al-Souq St & Grand Hamad Street, Doha, Qatar
Ways to Experience Souq Waqif
from US$50.00
More Info
from US$45.00
More Info
from US$58.00
More Info
Reviews (6,912)
Filter reviews
5,360 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewstraditional marketold marketgold soukshops sellingmarket placefor saleold stylelots of restaurantsmust visit placenice placevisiting dohaspicysouvenirsshishapetseveningrabbits
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 5,360 reviews
Reviewed today

We recommend going late afternoon to early evening when it is in full swing. The Souq halls are really cool stepping in from the heat of the day & fun shopping

Thank apajp
Reviewed today

Its a really nice authentic souq with many shops and restraunts to choose from. It gets really busy at night after 10pm

Thank Barfine R
Reviewed yesterday

Excellent place to feel traditional qatari heritage and hospitality. Located in heart of Doha and well connected with all transport, ample parking and adjacent to corniche. Excellent location and can spend afternoon and evening in souq. Traditional middle eastern food, turkish coffee, indian food etc....More

Thank SD C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Interesting place for those that want to experience a street food type of dine. Loads of textiles, toys, foods, spices and some souvenir. Although the night was horribly hot, we enjoy the time out and the nice people that host all over the market

Thank Carol P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s a historic district, you can feel that how was Doha long time ago, it’s very impressive that they keep this place very clean and decent. There are many souvenir shop and nice restaurants.

Thank alican e
Reviewed yesterday

I'm a regular visitor to the souq and love it every time I'm there. It's great if you have time to wander around all the alleyways and get a bit lost. Don't be afraid to bargain, and purchase from stores labelled as Qatari-made or owned.

Thank Hatepoorservice
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I were advised to visit this market place. It is a labyrinth of shops and in itself a wonderful natural cultural experience. We found it to be clean, busy and absolutely fascinating. We were advised to haggle worth the traders but the...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Most of the shops were closed in the morning and from 12-16. When it got dark the souq came to life. All the shops and restaurants were open. You can find souvenirs, art, lots of spices, shies, toys, clothes and even get your own hunting...More

Thank Jonna P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's just good to sea the place and take some pictures. It's really hot during the day and also even at night. Qatar doesn't have anything to sell so most if the goods are from Iran and Turkey and China and others. There are lots...More

1  Thank Rzasf
Reviewed 5 days ago

The whole family loved exploring the nooks and crannies of this old world market in Doha. Some great eateries there too, we had a fantastic Iraqi lunch with amazing bread and delicious Lebanese mezze for dinner. All stunning quality.

Thank Lukablu
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 145 hotels in Doha
Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli
644 reviews
.15 miles away
Al Najada Doha Hotel by Tivoli
10 reviews
.21 miles away
Al-Nakheel Hotel
41 reviews
.23 miles away
Millennium Plaza Doha
100 reviews
.24 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,029 restaurants in Doha
Parisa Souq Waqif
254 reviews
.03 miles away
Al Matbakh Rooftop Grill
130 reviews
.06 miles away
Bandar Aden
134 reviews
.11 miles away
Al Terrace
113 reviews
.11 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 179 attractions in Doha
Museum of Islamic Art
5,279 reviews
.64 miles away
MIA Park
375 reviews
.64 miles away
Msheireb Museums
88 reviews
.24 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
ash m
3 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Chiquita15 | Reviewed this property |
Not at all for what I bought (a caftan). Haggle if prices aren’t marked. I didn’t find it expensive by US standards.
22 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from D829NYsusanw | Reviewed this property |
Camels are in a pen near boutique hotels and the road on outskirts of Souq. Parisa is a restaurant worth going to see just for its decor. Very sparkly and has a fountain inside. Most restaurants are fairly reasonably... More
3 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 13 answers
Response from MissusB0319 | Reviewed this property |
About the mosque there is a mosque inside the souq waqif im just not too sure if its close to the hotel that u eill gonna stay.