Though shopping in Qatar has been modernized by malls and shopping centers, you will always want go back to the old market where you get the feel of experiencing the “real bargaining”, and this is what the Souq Waqif (Standing Market) is best at.
The market is selling spices, dried herbs, food, toys, clothes, perfumes, pets and antiques. It's a great place to buy souvenirs, which you won't find anywhere else.Visiting this place gives you an Arabic shopping experience. This old market has been rebuilt in ancient style even though most of the goods sold are more modern.
New hotel has been open lately with traditional design and elements, it is a mixture of modern and antique. Also there are coffee shops and restaurants. Visitors can find more then one art gallery in the market, where you can find lots of local and international art pieces. Souq Waqif is an amazing place, takes the visitors to the old Qatar.