SUPER MARKET SOUQ WAQIF

I had a stop over in Doha, literally one day stop over. So what I did I do? Signed up for a tour to chill around the city of Doha, and more specifically go to the Souq Waqif.
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tumblr_obx4j6vgBb1rz57lco7_1280tumblr_obx4j6vgBb1rz57lco9_1280The Souq though was a very interesting place to visit. It’s basically a market that hassss everything.

Clothes.

Food.

Furniture.

You get the idea.

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tumblr_obx4j6vgBb1rz57lco8_1280Want a falcon? no worries, they sell Falcon here as well. Not even shitting you. Apparently the Falcon is a national sport meaning you own one to watch it hunt. Don’t know what the fun is that but it’s all good.

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Souq is a wonderful place to visit, eat, sight see etc. I think you can spend a good 2 -3 hours here if you are looking to get something. Since I was on a tour and didn’t really want to buy anything, mainly because I had no cash I only spent about 45 minutes there.

Could’ve spent a lot more time here..

Some other random facts…this has been around for over hundred years….crazzyyy!

Written from Home, Hong Kong on August 20, 2016

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8 thoughts on “SUPER MARKET SOUQ WAQIF

  1. Great post!

    Greeting from Qatar.

    Qatar is my “home” for the last 10yrs (am na expat), and I confirm your impression – Qatar hasn’t established yet an icon with tourism.

    Had you got a chance to see Katara? More of Qatari culture awaits 🙂 Nevertheless, you’d been in souw waqif which is a heritage of Qatar’s marketplace in early era.

    Thanks for visiting Qatar.

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