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QATAR - Doha - Souq Waqif 1

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Considered to be a must-see in Doha, the Souq Waqif is one of the most important markets in Qatar. It is thought to be at least a century old, and was more recently restored respecting a traditional Arab architecture.

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A: Souq Waqif 04Doha Qatar

by Fariborz Alagheband, 20 meters away

Souq Waqif 04Doha Qatar

B: Souq Waqif 03-Doha-Qatar

by Fariborz Alagheband, 60 meters away

 Souq Waqif (Arabic: سوق واقف) is an important souq in Doha, in the state of Qatar. Literally transla...

Souq Waqif 03-Doha-Qatar

C: Near Souk Waqif @ night

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 60 meters away

Near Souk Waqif @ night

D: Dinner @ Souk Waqif

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 70 meters away

Dinner @ Souk Waqif

E: Inside Souk Waqif @ night

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 70 meters away

Inside Souk Waqif @ night

F: Naghsh-e-Jahan Esfahan Restaurant 01-Souq Waqif Doha Qatar

by Fariborz Alagheband, 100 meters away

Souq Waqif (Arabic: سوق واقف) is an important souq in Doha, in the state of Qatar. Literally translat...

Naghsh-e-Jahan Esfahan Restaurant 01-Souq Waqif  Doha Qatar

G: QATAR - Doha - Souq Waqif 2

by Julien Mordret, 110 meters away

Here is a panorama from the main street of Souq Waqif, Doha's main traditional market. It is filled w...

QATAR - Doha - Souq Waqif 2

H: Souq Waqif 04-Doha-Qatar

by Fariborz Alagheband, 120 meters away

Souq Waqif 04-Doha-Qatar

I: Souk Waqif @ night

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 130 meters away

Souk Waqif @ night

J: QATAR - Doha - Souq Waqif 3

by Julien Mordret, 210 meters away

We are here exploring the covered streets of the Souq Waqif, with all the shops selling all kinds of ...

QATAR - Doha - Souq Waqif 3

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