Guided tour

Souq Waqif: Traditional Market Tour

Activity provider: Travel Designer WLL Qatar

Souq Waqif: Traditional Market Tour

Activity provider: Travel Designer WLL Qatar

From US$ 79 per person

Explore and shop at Souq Waqif, Doha's historic traditional market. See local items while surrounded by displays of folk dances and music.

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Duration 2 hours
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Driver
English
Pickup included
Please wait in your hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. For airport pickups, please wait in the arrival hall near the information desk. Guests being picked up from MIA Park, wait for your driver in front of the Port where shuttle buses drop their guests off.
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience a traditional market in Doha
  • See displays of fold dances and music
  • Visit art galleries, falcon shops, and other unique spots
  • Shop local products and specialties
Full description
Step into authentic daily life in Doha on this tour of the Souq Waqif marketplace. Explore the traditional shops and art galleries on display, and shop cooking spices, herbs, rose petals, incense, and more. Enjoy hotel, airport, or port pickup options. Souq Waqif in Doha is a showpiece of traditional architecture, handicrafts, and folk art, and was once a weekend trading area for the Bedouins. Souq Waqif means standing market. Falcon souq, spice souq, pet souq, gold souq, handicraft souq, and art galleries are just some of what you can see here. A visit to one of the falcon shops is an especially unique experience; some shopkeepers will allow you to photograph and handle the birds while explaining equipment and training. As you explore, get a chance to enjoy the regular displays of folk dance and music, particularly on festive occasions, and take authentic pictures. The only traditional souq to remain in the gulf, it’s now a charming labyrinth of narrow streets where visitors can bargain and purchase an amazingly diverse range of products.
Includes
  • Bottled water
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • There are no shops opened on Friday morning
  • Pickup and drop-off is offered at select nearby hotels, Hamad Internation Airport (HIA), or Hamad Port

Product ID: 323723