Monday, August 23, 2010

Visit to Old Souk

Saturday evening we visited the Old Souk in Doha. This is a collection of independent shops clustered in a warren of alleys. All the shops are probably no more than 10 by 10 feet and are stacked to the ceiling with goods. Most vendors carry a selection of similar items -- shoes, watches, men's clothing, women's clothing, kids wear, kitchen ware -- almost anything one could want. We wandered down just a couple of the alleys taking in the offerings.

The Souk overall is based around a street for pedestrians only. The street is lined with cafes and restaurants offering cuisines from around the world. We ate at a Qatari restaurant. They had a sumptuous buffet feast as the after the daily Ramadan fast. You can see it draped with tapestries and carpets.

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