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CULTURAL VENUES

SOUQ WAQIF

Souq Waqif (Arabic:the standing market) is a souq in Doha, in the state of Qatar. The souq is noted for selling traditional garments, spices, handicrafts, and souvenirs. It is also home to dozens of restaurants and Shisha lounges. Although it dates back at least a hundred years, it was renovated in 2006 to conserve its traditional architectural style. The souq was founded at least a century ago in proximity of the dry riverbed known as Wadi Musheireb. It was a gathering place where Bedouins and locals would trade a variety of goods, primarily livestock good...

KATARA

Katara is a cultural village in Doha, Qatar. It is located on the eastern coast between West Bay and the Pearl. Katara was the historical name used for Qatar prior to the 18th century. Many Qatari organisations have their offices in Katara. These include the Qatari Society for Engineers, Qatar Fine Arts Society, Visual Art Centre, Qatar Photographic Society, Childhood Cultural Centre, Theatre Society and Qatar Music Academy.[1] The QMA manages the QMA Gallery, a public art venue in the village.[3] The buildings and facilities at Katara were deliberately...

SOUQ AL WAKRA

Residents and tourists in Qatar have a new hangout spot to visit not too far from Doha - Souq Al Wakra is becoming a major attraction. Commonly known as the second Souq Waqif, Souq Al Wakra is located behind Al Wakrah Petrol station next to the port and is merely a two-minute drive away from the popular Family beach. The market boasts a few dozen shops, cafes and restaurants with a 3km coastline with a Corniche for people to walk along. The opening of this Souq comes as a major boost for residents living in the southern areas of Qatar like Mesaeed as...