A day at Souq Waqif

➳ Enchanted; affected by magic or seeming to be affected by magic.

In this blog I will take you to this magical place called ‘Souq Waqif’. It’s one of my favorite spots in Doha. When I go to this place, I know for sure that I am in the Middle East! We often go in the weekend because it’s a very good place to hang out and especially with this type of weather.

Souq Waqif is a traditional Arabic market place with lots of restaurants, sisha bars, Arabic sweet shops and spices. They are also selling traditional Arabic clothes for the locals and of course a lot of souvenirs for the tourists. A very big like for the restaurants which are serving all kinds of cuisines like Lebanese, Mediterranean, Syrian, Indian etc. But if you want a good spot you have to come early because it’s very crowded.

The souq also has a so called animal souq. I am always very sad when I walk there because little bunnies, kittens, birds and even ducks are being kept in little cages. First I always wanted to go to the little bunnies. Only to pet them, because I am a real animal lover. But now I try to avoid this section because I really can’t stand seeing them like that. I wish they all had a good home to go to! (I will not post any pictures of the animal souq)

Anyway, last weekend we decided to go to the souq in the daytime because there is ‘Souq Waqif Spring Festival’. Normally we go in the evening, like most people do. In the evening it’s very alive, the temperature is nice and lots of families are wondering around.

Well, I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed the souq on this very cloudy day:)

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At the beginning of the Souq.


A large square where they sell all kinds of food, toys etc.


In love with all those carpets and pillows !

Local people selling their own food!


Performances during Souq Waqif Spring Festival 2017!

Just to give you an impression:

One of the many Performances! Making music and having fun!

The Emir is everywhere !

Strike a pose my love! ♥ ♥ ♥


Souvenir shops!


Those narrow alleys. Big Like!

Inside the gold souq! Selling golden jewelry, beautiful vintage watches etc.

Layali Al Doha! A multi-cuisine restaurant serving Arabic, Indian and Thai food with an amazing rooftop terrace. And this is not the only one!

Lars smoking the sishaaaa at our favorite spot ‘Damasca’, a Syrian restaurant at the souq.

Finally, a photo of me at the souq by night! #PrimeSpot

Keep you posted!


Melanie ♡


5 thoughts on “A day at Souq Waqif

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