The Souq Waqif building dates back more than 100 years, and is located near Wadi Musheireb in the city of Doha
The restoration of the building began recently in 2006 as part of the program to preserve the country's architectural and historical identity, and it was reopened in 2008.
The market is very popular among locals and expatriates in Doha, and is considered one of the most popular and visited tourist places in Qatar.
Souq Waqif sells traditional clothes, spices, handicrafts, and souvenirs, as well as dozens of restaurants serving traditional and international meals.
The market includes many narrow alleys that emit a feeling full of romances of ancient history, as well as Al Rayyan Theater
Activities you can do
• You can wander in the corridors of the market, which resemble labyrinths for their abundance, and these corridors include many shops where traditional goods are diverse
You must take a tour of the traditional fabric markets, where you can see and buy many amazing textiles, gifts and decorations.
The market also includes many shops specialized in selling distinctive souvenirs, including wood carvings, glass and metal pieces, and others.
And do not forget to pass by the famous spice market, which includes all kinds of traditional Qatari spices and grains, and Arab types, in addition to some international spices.
And if you are a pet lover, you can find them in the animal sale gallery, which includes parrots, rabbits, cats and other animals
You must pass by Al Rayyan Theatre, which can accommodate nearly a thousand people, and you may be lucky to attend one of the concerts it is famous for.
And visit the Souq Waqif Art Center, which brings together a selection of small shops displaying some handicrafts.
Then have a traditional meal in one of the market restaurants, or some refreshments and sweets in one of the cafes that overlook the corridors of shops
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