Souq Waqif is a popular place among visitors and residents of doha; shop, explore, dine or just stroll through the souq. Look out for traditional Qatari dress, dress materials and embroidered bukhnoq. You will find the best of spices at this souq; cumin, fenugreek, turmeric and ginger. There are shops which sell antique pieces, and contemporary art galleries which run some amazing exhibitions. Have a new home and care to decorate it with some unique interiors? Make sure to look into the stores that sell cushions, furniture, divans etc. Souq Waqif is huge, and can’t be covered in a day, so pick your shopping category get your comfy shoes on, and go explore.
In the Middle-East, gold is a must-buy among visitors and residents. Doha’s main gold market is located in the Old Al Ghanim district, close to Ali bin Abdullah Street and is called the Gold Souk/Market. The Gold Souq consists of a number of buildings containing jewellery shops, including Doha Gold and Jewellery Souq and Saud Souq. With the line of stores at your disposal, step into each and check out the designs the shops have to offer; from heavy expensive jewellery to simple ones. There are plenty money exchange centres for visitors. So a visit to the Gold Souq, even for window shopping is totally worth it.
Souq Al Dira
It’s great to step into a mall and shop in the cool atmosphere, but the real fun is when you walk on the streets, step into each small shop and see the amazing variety of clothes they have, and the designs are wow. Without missing the fact that we can bargain, makes it totally worth it to stroll around.The Souq Al Dira is famous for the massive selection of fabrics imported from around the world. Dress materials and stitched pieces for dresses, curtains, cushions, blankets, shawls and lots more are available at this souq. Make sure to check a few shops before you decide to buy, as you might get a better deal when you explore a little. Souk Al-Dira is the place for designer wear, heavy lace and beaded fabrics. Prices are generally higher for such exclusive pieces, but still a lot cheaper than in traditional retail outlets.
Located just behind the Salwa Central Market, the Omani Souq sells a variety of merchandise some of which include incense, plants, pottery, camel sticks, nuts, perfumes, Omani dried fish, Iranian honey, lemons and lots more, all products imported from Doha. The weekends at this souq are crazy, so if you want to have a leisure experience, head there on a weekday. The predominant items in the Omani Souq are flowers and other leafy plants, ranging from daisies, to hydrangeas, sunflowers, chrysanthemums, pansies, and the odd bonsai tree. Feel Oman in Doha at the Omani Souq, that’s what we have to say!