Its a nice break to go there and meander around the sites and sounds at Souk Waqif. Cafes and restaurants abound along with the usual trinkets and wares. The Souk has been re-built from scratch based on the Qatari style of old architecture, so authenticity is in doubt, but its still a place to enjoy the locale. Enjoy the Shisha and pass by the falcon building where falcons are sold and bought along with all their paraphernalia. A full vet hospital is also located there for the falcons, so if your an animal lover and prefer to see theses animals wild don't go there. No ill treatment and you can even have a photo-op if you so wish, its just not my thing. One of the surprises there was the horse patrols; men on horseback dressed in traditional Qatari style dishdashas and head gear with crisscrossed ammunition belts across their chests, patrol Souk Waqif, and kindly stop for you if you would like to take a photo. I was there just as the sun was setting and the play of shadows and light on the buildings and alleyways was one of the best things I enjoyed. So visit during the twilight hours so that you can experience the light and the evening in the Souk.
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