Souq Waqif, Doha, Qatar. Travel back in time as you step into the streets of Souq Waqif, an authentic Middle Eastern market full of cafes, small clothing boutiques, art, souvenirs, water pipe shops, arabic spices, perfumes and even pets (flacon, anyone?). The market feels so ancient yet the merchandise is quite modern. Most of the shops close around 1pm and reopen at 4pm, but the cafes and restaurants are open all day. Best time for shopping is from 4pm until 11pm.