Traditional souqs in Qatar for Ramadan shopping

Traditional souqs in Qatar for Ramadan shopping

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

Looking for a unique shopping experience during Ramadan? Look no further than the traditional souqs in Qatar! These local marketplaces offer a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of Qatar and provide an exciting adventure for expats, tourists, and locals alike. Here are the top souqs in Qatar to visit for your Ramadan shopping needs:

Souq Waqif

Walk through the labyrinthine lanes of Souq Waqif to find traditional clothing, spices, home décor, antiques, and souvenirs. The handicraft bazaar and perfume souq section are also worth a visit.

Location: Al Souq Street

Souq al Wakrah

This charming souq features a long promenade facing the beach with dedicated zones for shopping such as those for nuts, dates, spices, fruits and vegetables, jewelry, utensils, women’s clothing, handicrafts, and more.

Location: Al Wakrah

Souq Dira

Looking for textiles and materials for all budgets? Check out Souq al Dira for a range of fabrics for men, women, and children, along with tailoring services to customize your outfit for Eid.

Location: Al Ahmed Street 

Souq Faleh

Find clothes, materials, traditional clothes, perfumes, household items, and abayas at Souq al Faleh. Head over post-iftar and browse through its many stores.

Location: Adjacent to FANAR, Al Tarbiya Street

Souq Asiery

Souq al Aseiry features shops selling nearly everything you might need for your home, including perfumes, suitcases, fabrics, shoes, watches, electronics, gold, handbags, and more. Don't forget to haggle for the best price!

Location: Al Ahmed street

Souq Najada (New Gold Souq complex)

If you're looking for gold jewelry, head over to Souq al Najada, which features a series of gold shops that sell 18K, 21k, and 22k gold jewelry. Strike up a conversation with the owners, and you may be able to bargain down the making charges on the gold ornaments.

There are several shops inside the Najada complex that sell carpets too. You can find some lovely Persian rugs, some Turkish carpets in lovely colors and intricate weaves for your home.

Location: Ali bin Abdullah street

Omani Souq

For a taste of Oman, visit the Omani Souq, which features kiosks that sell Omani oudh, dried fish, woven straw mats, oudh perfumes, and more.

As you explore the traditional souqs in Qatar, strike up a conversation with the shop owners, and bring your best bargaining skills along for the perfect deal. Don't miss out on this unique shopping experience during the holy month of Ramadan in Qatar!

Location: Near Wholesale market, Al Sailiya

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