Souq Al Wakrah - Qatar's Quieter Souq Waqif
You have heard about Souq Waqif as the social heart and tourist hotspot of Doha, but today we are going to show you Souq Wakrah - the other Souq Waqif of Qatar. The winding mazes of the Souq Wakrah are a typical Middle Eastern delight. Souq Waqif, Wakrah will give you a sense of wonder with its beautiful architecture and seaside atmosphere.
Souq Al Wakrah offers a perfect quieter and tranquil spot if you’re looking to chill out and unwind. It is quieter than the hustle and bustle of Souq Waqif with fewer shops making it a perfect stopover for a restful night stroll. The souq is divided into 10 zones of markets, restaurants, shops, animal & bird shops, and has a kid's playground, ample parking, and the Souq Al Wakra Hotel Qatar.
The outstanding part of the Souq is the long stretch of pristine sandy beach which is a source of peace. It stretches approximately 3 km along the town’s coast, with a corniche for people to walk along. On weekends, a lot of families visit this beach that has other facilities like a playground, toilets, and activities for kids.
The waterfront promenade of the Souq is lined with restaurants and cafés offering a wide range of options from Qatari, Middle Eastern to Italian and Indian food, with outdoor seating areas for you to take in the crisp sea air long into the night. The Souq also has some grocery shops and a fish market.
Distances to key areas
Doha - 22km
Hamad International Airport - 15km
Nearest Metro Station: Al Wakrah Metro station serves the Red line of Doha Metro.
Apart from this amazing Souq, Ezdan Mall Al Wakrah opposite Al Wakrah Hospital is a good place to shop and eat. Al Wakrah is also home to Al Wakrah Hospital, which is the largest hospital building in Qatar, being 15% larger than Hamad General Hospital and Women's Hospital put together. In its proximity is Al Janoub Stadium, which is one of the eight stadiums for the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Families will also find a number of local and international schools around, click here to view the list of schools in Qatar and scroll down for schools in Al Wakrah. If you plan to live near this Souq we have got some amazing residential property options in this wonderful example of a pearling and fishing city. Click here to view residential properties in Al Wakrah on our website.
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