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Reviewed 5 December 2013

Souk Waqif is like going back in time. It is an eye opener with its' rich cultural traditions and typical ally ways and shops. A lot of variety in food and great for antique shopping, materials, kaftans and spices. It is a family place and child friendly. Not for ladies wearing high heels though!

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Reviewed 3 December 2013

Although not the original thing - Souq Waquif has been levelled and re-built from scratch - it has more life and excitement about it than anywhere else we visited in Doha (which can seem a wee bit shiny, sterile and newly unwrapped). Its different by day and by night and in addition to shopping offers some great eating, chilling and people watching options. Also, unlike most souks we've visited, there's very little hassle to buy. Its more of a "take it or leave it" sort of souk and while that's maybe not very genuine, its a lot more relaxing than your average middle eastern medina experience!

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Reviewed 2 December 2013

I live in Doha, and I must say that Souq Waqif is the biggest and the best souq in Doha, and it is still expanding. You can find anything from spices, traditional clothing, and even pets here. The government of Qatar has done a good job with promoting their culture within the souq. In addition, you will find a range of restaurants which serve not only arabic, but western type food. However during the summer months it is quite humid so you should keep that in mind. During winter (November to March) the souq is a great evening hangout location. When visiting Qatar, the souq should be at the top of your list. Dont forget to bargain with the shop keepers.

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Reviewed 30 November 2013 via mobile

Just spent seven days in Doha and stopped at the Souq on five of them. It's a charming trip back to the old Arabian marketplace, with all of the modern conveniences. There are hundreds of small shops where bargaining is expected and enjoyed. Dozens of great eateries line the main walkway. Be sure to wander down the side walkways for interesting gifts for others or yourself. Much is handmade. Don't miss the adjoining gold souk, falcon souk, or camel souq. There is definitely something for everyone. The people watching is first rate.

Thank SM510
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

This is a great place to meet with friends and family, to take a stroll through the many stalls for purchasing gifts etc.
There are plenty of restaurants and coffee shops where a person can sit outside, enjoy a cup of coffee and a shisha pipe.
Don't forget to take a camera and wear comfortable shoes.

Thank Muggie2013
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