Qatar: Doha – Souq Waqif Animal Markets

Besides the typical souvenir, clothing, household, and other traditional markets, there are several areas within Souq Waqif that are quite unusual and somewhat astounding. There is a bird souq where thousands of parrots, pigeons, and various song birds are for sale (with rare angora kittens, albino hedgehogs, and baby rabbits among them). Why go bird watching – it’s all here! Then there is a gold souq – with just amazing amount and variety of jewelry. The smells and aromas of the spices souq hit you from blocks away with every type of middle-eastern spices on sale. There is a camel souq where you can buy your racing camels, and a similar horse souq. And finally there is one more utterly insane souq – but that’s in the next post…
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