For anyone who has stayed in Qatar, Souq Al Wakrah is a place that has been a little treasure trove. Considered as a contemporary to Souq Waqif, Souq Al Wakrah is just a few minutes away from the family beach of Wakrah, it is much needed respite in colder days when one wants to enjoy the weather and Qatar simultaneously.
Tourists get a feeling of walking into olden days of Qatar markets. The area has shops, restaurants and kids area to play with sand and enjoy themselves. The Souq is based on old life of the city which had a bevy of flourishing pearling and fishing villages and is now a trending destination.
One can see the remnants of history preserved in the structures of shops, cafes and traditional dhow boats that line the Wakrah.
Early mornings spent here with a view of the sunrise can freshen up any tired mind as the sea shimmers with the rays. The evenings are mesmerizing with the calming waves lulling the evening buzz and a walk on the Corniche is enough to make anyone forget stressful office work.
There are multiple scrumptious options to chose dinner from at the Souq al Wakrah. One can enjoy dishes like traditional falafel and hummus to biryani under the moonlight in the cozy lanes of Souq.
Of course, if any one visits Souq they can not leave empty handed. For every shopping-addict there are many traditional trinkets, lamps, bags, decoration pieces to take away. Dates and other sweets are also available in plenty for visitors to buy.
Apart from this, Souq is also famous for hosting many festivals throughout the year. From the April festival to hosting Russian and African circuses, there is always something new for one to see and enjoy! If you do get to visit anytime soon make sure to tag Radio Olive in your photos as well.