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!
27 July, 2022 — 10 August, 2022
Fans of local dates in Qatar can rejoice as the Fresh Local Dates Festival returns with its seventh edition in Souq Waqif.
20 January, 2023 — 29 January, 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
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.
26 September, 2022 — 26 September, 2022
"3a -Ka3ba" is a fully improvised and interactive comedy show where scenes and games are built based on the audience's live suggestions.