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Posted On: 1 November 2018 12:10 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:19 pm

Exploring Souq Al Wakrah

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Commonly known as second Souq Waqif, located just a couple of minutes drive from Wakra family beach, Souq Al Wakra is the best place for those who want something different from glittering malls when colder days arrive.

It is built on an idea of the old concept of Qatar markets where you can walk, shop and dine while kids play with sand, skate or run around. Based on the style of the old life of Al Wakra, which was a small village famous for pearling and fishing back in time, now has become one of the hangout designations in Qatar.

Souq Al Wakra reflects old culture and heritage of the country out of its structure, shops, mosques, cafes and traditional dhow boats. Everything here has a vintage touch that add more attraction to the place.

The beauty of Souq Al Wakrah is that its beauty can’t be contained. The morning view of sunrise from the sea along with fresh air is more than enough to refresh your mind. And the evening gives you a different sentiment - the eye catching view of the sunset and the sound of waves rushing to the shore while having a walk at the Corniche give you a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

At night you can enjoy dinner from your favorite Royal Tandor or biryani hut, the aroma of delicious food, cold breeze and a wonderful view of moonlight that shadows over the sea let you connect with the nature.

If you are a shopping lover, Souq Al Wakrah offers you something entirely different from other malls in Qatar. A lot of traditional goods are available at the souk that make wonderful memories of this city - bags, fabrics, decoration pieces, jewellery, metal objects, dates, sweets and spices are just a few of them.

Moreover, the souk also hosts several seasonal festivals every year. For example, the spring festival 2018, held in January attracted people from all over the country to enjoy a variety of new games, rides and shows. The festival offered a lot more fun and activities to tourists and the residents, play area for kids, games, circus and acrobatic shows, exhibitions, camel ridding, fireworks, sporting fountains and lighting that made the view more eye-catching, provided a complete package of entertainment for the entire family!

Written by Sidra Ramay, edited by khadiza Begum

(Photo credits: The Peninsula Qatar)