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Posted On: 29 June 2020 10:23 pm
Updated On: 2 July 2020 05:10 pm

List of souqs, markets all set to open on 1 July for Phase 2

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In Phase 2 of the gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in Qatar, select souqs and street markets will be allowed to reopen.

Souq Waqif, Souq Al Wakrah all set to open
Image credit: MoPH


We've put together a list of souqs and markets that will reopen in Phase 2. They are as following:

  • Souq Waqif
  • Souq Al Wakrah
  • The Gold Souq
  • Souq Al Ali
  • Al Gharafa Market
  • Thursday and Friday Market
  • Al Sailiya Central Market
List of souqs and markets all set to open on 1 July for Phase 2
Image credit: MOCI Qatar

Precautionary measures that must be followed

All outlets in the souqs and markets will be allowed to resume their operations in line with the measures adopted by Qatar to preserve the health and safety of citizens and residents, and to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The measures are as follows:

  1. Allowing shoppers into the premises only after the colour code identifying the individual's health condition in the EHTERAZ app. Only green code holders are allowed in.
  2. Barring people not wearing a medical mask, and compelling visitors to wear one throughout their time in the souqs and markets.
  3. Checking and measuring the body temperature of workers and visitors upon arrival at the mall, and not allowing individuals with a temperature higher than 38 degrees Celsius to enter the premises.
  4. Providing hand sanitisers across the facilities.
  5. Operating at less than 50% of the souqs and markets regular capacity.
  6. Reducing the number of parking spaces available to visitors by 50%.
  7. Barring smoking at entrances of the markets and shops and removing all dustbins designated for cigarette waste.
  8. Preventing the gathering of visitors and limousine or taxi drivers at the entrances.
  9. Continuously measure the body temperature of the souqs and markets staff, isolate employees who exhibit symptoms, and inform concerned authorities to take the necessary precautions and health measures in this regard.
  10. Abide by the decisions to allow employees aged 60 and above, in addition to pregnant women and staff with chronic diseases to work remotely.
  11. Place safe distancing stickers on shop floors.
  12. Allow customers to enter shops only according to the shop's capacity. Only one individual is allowed per nine square metres.
  13. Encourage customers to pay using credit cards and debit cards, rather than using cash.
  14. Continuously sterilise all of the shop's facilities, including administrative offices, warehouses, employee housing and affiliated transportation facilities.