Thursday, November 26, 2015

Time to go to Souq Waqif

Thanks to the recent rainstorm the weather is great, in the mid-20s and the dust has been washed out of the air. So hopefully everyone in Doha went outside this today to enjoy the weather. I went to Souq Waqif, my usual haunt, and it was packed with people.

The Souq is getting so popular that even the new 2000-space carpark might not be enough on weekend evenings. Thankfully another multi-story parking lot is being built, it’ll take awhile but construction has been quickly progressing.

As for the Souq now that the cooler weather has arrived everything is back to normal. The police are back with their horses;

The Qatari dance troupes are back to entertain visitors;

The Falcon Souq is crowded with merchandise;

And there’s live music on the weekends with popular Arab performers (in the second picture the guys up in front are dancing).

If you haven’t been to the Souq for a while you should plan to go soon. It’s my favourite place in Doha. Say hi if you see me there.

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