Souq Waqif Tours

Centuries ago the Bedouin came to Souq Waqif to trade their sheep, goats and wool for other essentials. Today, the souq—one of the oldest in Doha—has been rejuvenated to look like it did in the 19th century, complete with several painstakingly restored Qatari buildings.

While Souq Waqif has enjoyed a bit of a renaissance in recent years, it remains one of Doha’s most traditional marketplaces, making it a great place to buy traditional Qatari clothing, incense, perfumes and spices. Hamali, porters equipped with wheelbarrows, still transport shoppers’ purchases through the alleys, and officers at the local police station still dress in 1940s era uniforms. Shops are interspersed with restaurants and shisha lounges where hungry shoppers can find refreshment.

Practical Info

If you plan to shop, keep in mind that most of the shops in Souq Waqif close between 1pm and 4pm, though many of the restaurants remain open.
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Address: Between Al Asmakh street and Al Ahmed Street, Doha, Qatar
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8-Hour Cultural Doha Private Day Tour

Discover the cultural highlights of Doha and Qatar on a private full-day tour. Visit the modern arts and cultural center of Katara, explore The Pearl, and check out Al Shahaniya camel track, a showcase for the age-old sport of camel racing. Plus, delve into Qatari history and culture at the Sheikh Faisal Museum and Museum of Islamic Arts. Lunch at the Souq Waqif, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Souk Waqif or Al Wakra Souk Shopping Tour in Doha

Combine retail therapy with a glimpse of old Doha on a private 5-hour souk shopping tour. Choose to visit Souk Waqif, a warren of gift and craft shops within a beautifully restored Bedouin marketplace; or Al Wakra Souk, a seafront heritage souk and village alongside a corniche. Be introduced to the shops by a guide, and enjoy time free to stroll, relax and shop. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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US$45.00
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Half-Day Private Msheireb Museums and Souk Waqif Tour from Doha

Discover the rich culture and history of Qatar on this half-day tour of Doha. Explore the four heritage buildings that make up the Msheireb Museums on a guided tour, take in the views along the Corniche coastal road, then shop for unique souvenirs at the traditional Souk Waqif market.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$58.00
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Doha Express Private City Tour

Pressed for time in Doha? This whistlestop private 4-hour tour of Qatar's capital provides the perfect introduction to the city. Take a look around The Pearl, Doha’s artificial oyster-shaped island; visit the Katara cultural center; and see the prized Arabian horses at the Racing and Equestrian Club. Finish with a visit to the Museum of Islamic Arts and shopping time at the Souq Waqif. Private transport and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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