[Doha, Qatar] Birds in Souq Waqif

Man, I kept returning to the souq when we were in Doha. There are just so many different faces and vibes in the place, we could have stayed for longer!

On an early morning walk (letting the family sleep in), I went to the side that is closer to the waterfront. We walked past this spot at dusk the previous evening, after checking out the Museum of Islamic art (rewind to the last episode here: [Doha, Qatar] Museum of Islamic Art). This little plaza outside the souq is so charming with all the pigeons that hung around here, I knew I had to be back to photograph it.

Bird party! Pigeons at Souq Waqif
Bird party! Pigeons at Souq Waqif

It looks like the pigeons have a special place in the heart of the locals (Dohanese? Doheans?). I saw many people coming over with bags, or wheelbarrows of bird food and just scatter them about to make sure that these birds get a balanced breakfast.

A local bringing breakfast for pigeons
A local bringing breakfast for pigeons
Qatari man feeding pigeons
Qatari man feeding pigeons

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
[Doha, Qatar] Museum of Islamic Art

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