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QATAR - Doha - Souq Waqif 3

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We are here exploring the covered streets of the Souq Waqif, with all the shops selling all kinds of spices and other products. The spice smell is very strong and the atmosphere is typical of any Arabian market. 

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A: QATAR - Doha - Souq Waqif 4

by Julien Mordret, 50 meters away

All kind of things are for sale in the Souq Waqif, even animals like these colorful birds. Many other...

QATAR - Doha - Souq Waqif 4

B: Souq Waqif 04-Doha-Qatar

by Fariborz Alagheband, 90 meters away

Souq Waqif 04-Doha-Qatar

C: Dinner Time 1

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 90 meters away

Dinner Time 1

D: QATAR - Doha - Souq Waqif 2

by Julien Mordret, 90 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

E: Dinner Time 2

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 100 meters away

Dinner Time 2

F: Dinner with Family

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 100 meters away

Dinner with Family

G: Souk Waqif @ night

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 110 meters away

Souk Waqif @ night

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

by Fariborz Alagheband, 110 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

I: Inside Souk Waqif @ night

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 130 meters away

Inside Souk Waqif @ night

J: Dinner @ Souk Waqif

by Edgardo Gozun Tumang, 140 meters away

Dinner @ Souk Waqif

This panorama was taken in Qatar, Middle East

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Modern civilization began right here in the Tigris-Euphrates river valley. Also known as the Fertile Crescent or Mesopotamia, this is the place where, six thousand years ago, agriculture, writing and mathematics were brought into widespread use.

The term "Middle East" comes from the British navy, which used it to describe the countries on the trade route from Europe to India and China. Everything from Afghanistan to Morocco may possibly be classified as "middle eastern", depending on whom you ask -- and when.

Only a partial list of past Empires in the middle eastern territory includes Sumeria, Babylonia, Persia, the Ottoman Empire and the Roman Empire!

When northern Europe was still lurking about in slimy cold stone castles playing chess, the Middle East was enjoying the flowers of poetry, luxurious craftsmanship, music and literature. In fact, the Renaissance in Europe was partly inspired by stories brought back from the middle east by travelers along the trade route.

Strategic location, religious history and the world's largest supply of crude oil have kept the Middle East at the center of world activity for centuries. The saga continues.

Text by Steve Smith.

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