I have been in Doha for almost three weeks now and I have not had the opportunity yet of exploring this new city which I will consider home for God knows how long. That was until last Saturday when a good friend of mine met me up for lunch and brought me to the ever so famous Souq Waqif Doha.
Souq Waqif which literally translates to “standing market” is a popular shopping, entertainment and dining destination in Doha. Art galleries have also started to sprout from the many alleyways of this place which I am yet to explore. The old style architecture gives you a feel of what it’s like to be in a traditional Qatari fishing village, it will definitely bring you back to that time when fishing was one of the main sources of their livelihood.
It was a rather gloomy day in the city, quite a rare occurrence in this predominantly sunny place but the smell, the feel and the colors that you can find in Souq Waqif will definitely brighten up your day.
One huge alley was centered into dining, where restaurants and coffee shops are lined up. The pathwalk was occupied by the restaurants’ outdoor chair and lounges. It was a Saturday when we went so most of these restaurants were packed with tourists and residents alike.
I heard it was nicer in the evening when lights are lit, I made a mental note to go back and have a meal at one of the outdoor second level restaurants so I could get a better view of this rather amazing place. This is definitely one place in Doha one should never ever miss.
This post is part of the #QatarLinkUp hosted by Polly of Follow Your Sunshine this month.