[Doha, Qatar] Souq Waqif

Another highlight of Doha is definitely the charming Souq Waqif. This souq is so happening during the night, it was the spot to be for New Year’s Eve (although we skipped that and splashed about in the hotel pool with the daughter which was even cooler!).

Souq Waqif underwent restoration following a fire in 2003 and the investment has paid off in loads of tourist riyals. There are so many nooks and crannies in the souq. You can find different foods to eat, try some sheesha, peruse various stalls selling souvenirs (at various price points), get some artwork, attend cultural performances or simply just soak in the atmosphere. I loved the traditional architecture you can find here, with the Spiral Minaret ever present as an awesome backdrop.

The Spiral Minaret looming in the background of Souq Waqif
The Spiral Minaret looming in the background of Souq Waqif
Checking out wares for sale in Souq Waqif
Checking out wares for sale in Souq Waqif
Cultural Centre at Souq Waqif
Cultural Centre at Souq Waqif
A street vendor in Souq Waqif
A street vendor in Souq Waqif

Check out my other posts from the Middle East trip!

[Arabian Nights] A Sneak Peek!
[Abu Dhabi] Masdar City, the future is here!
[Abu Dhabi] Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
[Abu Dhabi] Frolicking around Emirates Palace
[Muscat, Oman] Chillaxing in Muttrah
[Muscat, Oman] Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
[Oman] Forts Around the Country
[Doha, Qatar] That Famous Corniche
[Doha, Qatar] Villagio Mall
[Doha, Qatar] Souq Waqif

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  1. […] [Arabian Nights] A Sneak Peek! [Abu Dhabi] Masdar City, the future is here! [Abu Dhabi] Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque [Abu Dhabi] Frolicking around Emirates Palace [Muscat, Oman] Chillaxing in Muttrah [Muscat, Oman] Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque [Oman] Forts Around the Country [Doha, Qatar] That Famous Corniche [Doha, Qatar] Villagio Mall [Doha, Qatar] Souq Waqif […]

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