Souq Waqif

For centuries, this location has been a Souq for Bedouin (nomads who have historically inhabited the Arabian and Syrian Deserts.) to take the wool and animals to trade for daily necessities.  With time pass, the Souq started to run down and has almost get to the point of being demolished.  Luckily, in 2004, it was decided to preserve this historical site so the entire market area has been renovated and restored according to the traditional Qatari architectural techniques.

Besides the main street, don’t forget to explore the labyrinth like alleyways to find more stores. Here, you will find both souvenirs for tourists and shopping for locals – from fabric, spices, and perfume to garden equipment and pets.  Happy exploring!

Events at this Venue

20 January, 2023 29 January, 2023

Souq Waqif

Souq Waqif Equestrian Festival - 2023

The Organizing Committee of the Souq Waqif Equestrian Festival announces For horse owners and horse enthusiasts, registration is open for those wishing to participate from inside and outside the State of Qatar in:

17 November, 2022 27 November, 2022

Souq Waqif

Monsoon Wedding Musical - 2022

You’re invited to the wedding of the season! Award-winning film director Mira Nair brings her iconic, exuberant, sumptuous film Monsoon Wedding to life in a new musical adaptation set to light up the stage this fall.