Souk Wakif

To unravel the warren of alleyways, Souk Wakif has been completely rebuilt. However, getting lost is not a thing of the past. The souk is still a maze of narrow streets.

Souk Wakif

New old alleys

When it became clear that the soil of Qatar was rich in oil, the country changed rapidly. Sandstone cottages became skyscrapers. And traditional markets gave way to giant shopping malls. But not Souk Waqif. The Arab souk has managed to maintain its place in the heart of Doha. Gradually, the tangle of zigzagging streets, alleys and paths became increasingly tangled. In 2006 it was therefore decided to break down the souk and rebuild it. Yet the atmosphere did not escape from the alleys. The old wooden beams were used for the reconstruction. And also the bags full of herbs, scented perfume shops and racks full of traditional clothing returned to the new old alleys.

Travel through Qatar 

We are happy to offer you a travel proposal that fully meets your expectations. The proposed trips on our website are primarily intended as inspiration, and show only a small selection of the possibilities. Tell us your wishes and let us tailor your trip. We are happy to advise you!

We think it is important – especially now – that you are well informed and travelling with a good feeling. Read more about the latest developments on our Covid-19 page .

Curious about our inspiration tours?

INSPIRATION FOR Souk Wakif

MORE INFORMATION?

We are happy to help you put together your dream trip. Based on your wishes, our regional specialist will put together a tailor-made trip for you. A travel proposal with highlights you have chosen, the type of accommodation that suits you and the length of travel you wish for. Contact us without obligation. We are happy to advise you!

UNTAMED INSPIRATION

Enter your email address to sign up for the newsletter (see privacy statement)

You can follow us on:

Untamed Travelling

Untamed Travelling

Scroll to Top