Souq Waqif is one of the top must-visit places in almost everyone’s list, whether tourist or resident. The glitzy colorful shops and old-world charm that it has maintained throughout the years has made it a place one can’t miss. No matter your choice of fun, Souq Waqif will never disappoint. Here are a list of things that you should definitely do when you go to the eclectic market place :
1. Clothes Shopping
Make sure to keep in a lot of change handy as you go into the lanes of Souq. Cloaks with dazzling embroidery, scarves with a riot of colors and various other knick knacks can be found here for anyone who wishes to indulge.
2. Spice Shopping
Souq offers a wide variety of spices for the adventurous ones. The shop-keepers stock wares of saffron, sumac, dried flowers and much more and you can try a hand at them to spice up your homely cuisine.
3. Art Factor
Besides being home for traditional accessories, the area has dedicated exhibitions for local art. There are quite a few art galleries in the premises and great works of local and international artists can be savored here.
4. Home Cooked Delicacies
The open area at Souq Waqif is bustling in the evenings with ladies who serve traditional home-cooked dishes like Majbooj, Kousa Mahshi, and many more. Priced at just 5-20 QAR, they are worth a taste.
5. Falcon Fun
Qatar is a place that respects falcons a lot and as you go towards the periphery of Souq Waqif, you will find the Falcon Souq. Falconry is a traditional sport and when you visit the Falcon Souq caretakers will tell you all about it and help you interact with the mighty bird of prey.