Al Wakrah Old Souq was opened in 2014. It is also known as Souq Wakrah and located in the south of Qatar. It is also considered as fishing village as there’s seaside traditional market. Here are some of thing you can check out while you visit Souq Wakrah.
Wander around the alleyways
You can walk around the winding alleyways that are the reminiscent of a traditional Arabian village and market. They will take you to the beach and corniche. If you’re a photographer or photography enthusiasts, you can capture some perfect shots here.
Try the different cuisines at Souq Al Wakrah
If you’re a foody, you can find many restaurants along the seaside. Seafood is obviously most popular here but you can find other cuisine too. For grilled seafood, try Danat Al Bahar BBQ Fish, try Yemeni cuisine at Al Fanar restaurant facing the beach, have Italian food at Mercato Antico, cool down with ice cream from Gharissa, or gobble down diner food at Bennigan’s facing the spacious parking area.
Explore different shops and buy local
Al Wakrah Old Souq has different kind of shops and markets even after dwindling over the years. 5 zones of Al Wakrah Old Souq are dedicated to market for different products such as dates, nuts, fish, cheese, flowers, sweets, women’s accessories, perfume, gold, souvenirs, meat, vegetables, fruits, spice, handicrafts, utensils, swords, carpet, birds and animals, wood, and marine equipment.
Abu Manaratain Mosque
Abu Manaratain Mosque is one of the few mosques located in Al Wakrah Old Souq. It is considered to be the one of the oldest mosques in the municipality.
Al Wakrah Old Souq Family Beach
You can find old dhow boats along the sand. You need to wear a proper swimwear to swim at the Souq Al Wakrah Family Beach. Pets, smoking, fire, barbeque, camping, photography, and swimming are not allowed on the beach after sunset. You can also spend your time by sitting on the seats and enjoy the view.
Go for a run or bike along the promenade
Promenade is located on the front of the playground. Here you can jog, run and bike freely.
Pearl roundabout is one of the famous old landmarks of Al Wakrah city. This towering icon has been relocated between Al Wakrah Old Souq and the Al Wakrah port.
How to get to Al Wakrah Old Souq
- Location: Al Wakrah Old Souq
- By private car: From Souq Waqif, it’s easy to get to Al Wakrah Old Souq via Al Matar street and Al Wakrah Main Road. Travel time is around 26 to 30 minutes approximately.
- By Doha Metro: You can reach Al Wakrah by taking Doha Metro Red Line South and getting off at Al Wakrah station. However, there’s currently no Metrolink or Metroexpress that can take you right to Al Wakrah Old Souq.
- By bus: According to the Mowasalat Bus routes, there is no bus that stops directly at Al Wakrah Old Souq. But you can take Bus Route 129 and take a taxi to the souq after getting off at the last stop.
Al Wakrah Old Souq rules
Prohibited things inside the souq are:
- Hover boards
- Modest clothing is also recommended