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The geographical location of Souq Waqif

Souq Waqif is located in the middle of the city of Doha, and it is thus located in a distinct location, as it connects the market area with the Corniche, and therefore the Waqif is one of the oldest places in Qatar, and it is one of the most important tourist attractions in the city. Qatari, in the reason for calling the Souq Waqif by this name, was that the sellers were standing on the sides of the road leading to the big market in Doha, and selling beans, fish, and other goods.

Tourism in Souq Waqif

Souq Waqif is considered the most important heritage landmark that attracts world tourists, citizens, and residents, as it is visited by large visitors, and is fascinated by the beauty of its architecture, its originality, and its environment derived from traditional Islamic architecture. Qatar is in the old and modern era, and a number of Arab cafes and restaurants are spread across the market, in order for the visitor to enjoy the sip of a cup of tea, or a cup of Arabic coffee, as well as having a meal in the restaurants that spread then, which represents the image of the Arab world From its surroundings to its Gulf .

Standing market

Souq Waqif is built of stones, clay, and wood, and this gave it a distinctive place, and made it a heritage place that deserves the viewers to give careful consideration and skilled consideration. The Souq Waqif site was a market for the Bedouins who inhabited the Arab and Syrian desert, and they were selling wool and animals in order to continue life And with the passage of time, the Souq Waqif was demolished, but in 2004 AD a decision was issued stipulating the protection of this historic site; accordingly, the area of ​​the market was renewed according to the techniques of traditional Qatari architecture, and it is indicated that it is the only traditional market remaining in the Gulf region.

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