Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Souq Waqef - Doha

Another card sent by Sandra and this one is from a new country in my collection, Qatar. This is an used card, which means was written, and in this case, and stamped to someone else, which i really don't mind.

The card is from Doha, the capital city of Qatar and it shows the Souq Waqif, an important souq in Doha. Literally translated to "the standing market," this shopping destination is renowned for selling traditional garments, spices, handicrafts, and souvenirs. It is also home to dozens of restaurants serving cuisines from all over the world, as well as Shisha lounges. Although this market dates back at least a hundred years, it has been recently restored back to its original glory. It is now considered one of the top tourist destinations within Doha.

Thousands of people from across the region frequent this market to purchase traditional goods such as wool, traditional thobes, jewelry, and perfumes. - in: wikipedia

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