Though it has been built relatively recently, the Souq Waqif is the best place to go if for a glimpse of traditional Qatari culture. Builders utilized traditional building materials like mud and wood to give it an authentic feel. Lots of traditional Arab goods are sold here, including spices, perfume, and clothing. There's also an Art Center that features art galleries, and sells art supplies for the creatively inclined.
There is a wide array of food options at the souq. Numerous cafes offer tea, coffee, snacks and shisha. La Dolce Vita serves the city's best gelato, a perfect way to beat the heat. Cuisine from all over the Middle East is available here, from Morocco to Persia. Pakistani, Indian, and East Asian restaurants are also located here, as well as some excellent seafood.
The Souq Waqif is one of Doha's premier attractions and should not be missed by tourists. It is especially enchanting at night, when the locals come out to shop and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere. Come here for all your souvenir needs.
Location: Abdullah Bin Jassim Street
Opening Time: Daily.