With the many streets that appear as mazes and the rough plastered buildings with shops facing the streets, Souq Waqif is truly a place of many wonders.
For a first time visitor, it can be easy to lose your way but don’t let that scare you from exploring one of Qatar’s top tourist destinations. From traditional garments, spices, handicrafts, and souvenirs, to the top resturants and shisha lounges, there is just about everything for everyone at Souq Waqif.
The handicrafts market particularly stands out for its pieces for the variety of lights and vases that are available in exquisite designs with the kind of artistry that keeps the local traditions and heritage alive.
The other thing that’s hard to miss while at the Souq is the variety of food and restaurants. It’s not just the food that tastes amazing at the Souq, but the ambiance and atmosphere of every restaurant at every street is truly what sets the mood.
The staff and people you meet at Souq are generally welcoming, which as a true mark of local culture and hospitality.
—Photos by Allan Villafuerte
Text by Azmat Haroon
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