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Souq Waqif

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All reviews traditional market old market gold souk shops selling market place old style for sale cafes and restaurants local culture nice place must visit place walk around visiting doha spicy souvenirs shisha pets
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Reviewed yesterday

We landed there in the afternoon which was not the most ideal time to go as it was empty. Evenings are the best time to visit this market

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PIC1956
Reviewed yesterday

Excellent hotel in the historical center. Oriental atmosphere, well equipped rooms, beautiful spa area and most important: perfect hospitality.The staff is friendly, smiling and always ready to help. Special thanks for Kareem at the reception who helped us in many cases and for Abubakar who...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DKardi
Reviewed yesterday

I was in Mid-January and weather was excellent for a afternoon walk and had lunch. Plenty of choice. Very clean and whole atmosphere is quite nice. Plenty of cafes and a few souvenir shops too.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sudhir K
Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic display of history meets modern day. Wonderful to wonder through all the hallways and stop in the shops for many unique treasures. Best to go in the fall and winter months as it get very hot in the summer.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank DeborahDomes
Reviewed 2 days ago

Best place to stay in Doha, staff at the hotel were helpful and could not do enough to make our staff really great. Night walk around the Souq area with Abubakar the Concierge was just amazing and will be remembered for a long time. Room...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DermottRenner
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Souq Waqif (Meaning “The Standing Market” because it was at the edge of the sea), is one of the must see attractions in Doha. Although it is a common site in almost all cities in the middle east ( I have visited many), the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank enriquem508
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited Doha on the last week of December , we made it a habit to end up everyday by visiting Souq Waqif, it is such an amazing place We felt like we went back In time . The architecture of the shops and the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank UnforgettableTime
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very interesting ramble was had through the Souq. Such an interesting and different amount of goods on display. Stopped in one of the street side restaurants for lunch, which was both tasty and reasonable.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rflooonz
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were led on a tour by a local guide and so a rather fleeting exposure to the sights and sounds of this market. We were ushered down narrow alleys to a public toilet which was a welcome relief to many and acceptably clean. There...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Connoisseur-of-Life
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazingly warm in the inside, beautifully lit narrow streets . Nice place to get gifts for everyone. Don’t forget to grab some eatery right outside..great. ambience

Date of experience: January 2019
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14 February 2019|
Response from 8michaely | Reviewed this property |
There are taxis available, but I do not know what the fare would be. Most of the places in the Souq only take cash. The currency is the Qatari Riyal. There are plenty of ATMs around the Souq, and there are currency... More
16 January 2019|
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Response from Kiara_Colon9 | Reviewed this property |
There are plenty of kid-friendly places to go to in Qatar. It's a very child-friendly country, sometimes too much so. I also co-sign the Villaggio recommendation to go to the Kid Zone.
4 December 2018|
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Response from Machgumd | Reviewed this property |
If u r just sightseeing, not shopping, 2 hours is enough. I prefer evening, not possible for you needing to go to airport, because more likely to see fun things like large musical presentation we were fortunate to enjoy... More