If you are reading this, chances are, you are currently in Qatar witnessing the excitement of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in every street and corner of the country. Beyond the massive stadiums and the intoxicating festivities, Doha has plenty of places to explore, starting from the much beloved Souq Waqif and Msheireb Downtown.
Restaurants and souvenir shops line the main promenade of Souq Waqif, but there is so much more to Doha’s bustling market than what first meets the eye. The city’s buzzing hotspot houses everything you’d think a market would have,and more, from tiny spice stalls and local eateries to a falcon market and famous art galleries. Explore these in depth in a walking tour of the market’s alleys and discover all its hidden gems — and these are plenty!
In striking contrast to the Souq but within walking distance sits Msheireb Downtown, the glitzy mixed-use development featuring jaw-dropping architecture, modern art centers, international restaurants, and chic shopping outlets. A paradise for shoppers, foodies, coffee aficionados, and art enthusiasts, it is no wonder this area has quickly gained its reputation as oneof Doha’s coolest neighborhoods.
Learn all about the culture and heritage of Souq Waqif and the innovative smart city of Msheireb Downtown in a four-hour walking tour of these two magnificent attractions in Doha.