Designs to Inspire
Since ancient times, traders and merchants have congregated in traditional markets to provide for the daily needs of the local community. These souqs are still very much part of modern life in Qatar. Some specialize in a particular product area, such as fish or fruit and vegetables. Others cover a vast and varied range of different items though, even here, certain areas of the market are often devoted to groups of adjacent shops all selling related products, such as clothing and fabric, gold and jewellery, spices or kitchen wares.
You will find hotspots all-round the country, especially in the capital, Doha, where a mix of tradional culture and modern architecture come together perfectly. Locations include the Corniche, Souq Waqif, Museum of Islamic Art, Katara Cultural Village, The Pearl-Qatar and the Inland Sea.
Aqua Park Qatar, Museum of Islamic Art Park, Aspire Park, Al Wakrah Park, Sheraton Park, Oxygen park, Al Rayyan Park, Al Khor Park, Al Waab Family Park, Al Khulaifat Park, Barzan Park, Abu Dhalouf Park.
Each shopping mall in Doha has its own individual architecture and comprises of various shops and services from around the world. The top ten malls to visit are Villaggio Mall, City Center Mall, Mall of Qatar, Ezdan Mall, Lagoona Mall, Gulf Mall, The Gate Mall, Festival City Mall, The Mall (The first mall in Qatar) and Dar Al Salam Mall.