Is shopping one of the only joys in life for you? Do you feel as if shopping is the only thing that keeps you alive? Have you run out of stores and boutiques in your home country to raid? Well, here’s your solution. Head straight to Al Wakarah in Doha. Here are some of the things you can do there.

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Shop for new clothes, obviously.

Exquisitely handcrafted cloaks, jackets, scarves and blouses are something of a speciality here. Expert shoppers will spot these gems from a mile away! You can even bargain to get your best rate so no one can blame you for buying a lot more clothes than you’ll need in one lifetime. One can surely get lost in these alleys but don’t worry, each wrong turn will bring you to a new clothing paradise.

Try new flavours

Of course, you want to pick up spices while you’re here. How else are you going to replicate the mouth-watering dishes you had at 5-star hotels in Doha? There are entire streets stretching miles ahead filled with stores selling all sorts of aromatic spices, nuts and dried fruits. You can buy all the exciting flavours of Persia for your home kitchen and even take back some to gift your loved ones. This fascinating market is just 20 mins away from popular hotels in the area such as Souq Al Wakra Hotel Qatar by Tivoli.


Those who like to collect shiny, expensive things must pay a visit here. Be prepared to be dazzled by the array of gold jewellery and precious stones and metals here. You can also buy precious second-hand watches. Shopkeepers will offer you all kinds of treasures and will even customize your selection with your name engraved in Arabic.

Get some authentic souvenirs

You’ve bought many things for yourself, now you need to grab some beautiful gifts for your loved ones. Luckily there are so many exquisite things to choose from such as handmade lampshades, souvenirs such as salt and pepper shakers in the shape of traditionally dressed nomads and old photos of the desert. You can even buy handcrafted leather items and get your name engraved on them.