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Fashion and shopping of Qatar

Prepare to be dazzled by the shopping secrets revealed in our latest issue of Qatar Now. Browse the treasures at Souq Waqif and get fashion inspiration from local tastemakers.

Meet our curators

  1. Profile picture of Nada  Khamis Al-Sulaiti

    Nada Khamis Al-Sulaiti

    Jewellery designer
    Read more about Nada Khamis Al-Sulaiti
  2. Profile picture of Shaima Sherif

    Shaima Sherif

    Managing Director, Embrace Doha
    Read more about Shaima Sherif

A world of shopping

Doha is a shopper’s delight, where you can hunt for unusual souvenirs or shop for a whole new wardrobe at high-end boutiques.

Step inside Doha’s style scene

Jewellery designer Nada bint Khamis Al-Sulaiti takes us inside her opulent world of precious gems and wearable art as she showcases Doha’s buzzing design culture.

It’s about time for designers from this region to export their culture to the world. I think the world is waiting.

Into the labyrinth of Souq Waqif

Wander the perfumed alleyways of Souq Waqif with Embrace Doha MD, Shaima Sherif, as you discover spices, perfume, trinkets and treasures.

The name Souq Waqif means ‘the standing souq’ because the site was a wadi and vendors would literally stand in the water to trade.

5 more markets to visit 

Come to the market for keepsakes and curios – or just for the vibe. “The souq is still the social heart of Doha,” says Shaima. Here are some more of her favourites.

  1. Gold Souq: Find a rich variety of jewellery, both traditional and contemporary pieces, at competitive prices.

  2. Souq Waqif Al Wakra: A beachside market with retail outlets, restaurants, a fabric souq and tailors.  

  3. Souq Omani: This small warehouse brims with plants, jute baskets, truffles, Omani dried fish and terracotta pottery. 

  4. Souq Al Dira: A colourful market selling cotton, lace, fine Indian silks, cashmere and organza. 

  5. Al Mina: Find a fish market at the revamped Doha Port, plus Arabic coffee cups and handmade leatherware.

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