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Souq Waqif – Qatar

Souq Waqif is a marketplace in the city of Al-Wakra…

Souq Waqif is a marketplace in the city of Al-Wakra in the south of Qatar and overlooks the sea.

Souq Waqif

The souq sells traditional garments, spices, handicrafts, and souvenirs. It is also home to a lot of restaurants.

The original building dates back at least from the 20th Century in a traditional Qatari architectural style. 

It was renovated in 2006.

Souq Waqif

In 2019, Crystal Palace installed lighting poles and outdoor lights, manufactured by the Italian company Fomagali.

Outdoor lighting from Foumgalii has many advantages that make it very suitable for a place like this,

especially since this area comes on the sea, which makes all lighting subject to oxidation and rust after exposure

to salt, high humidity, and high temperature.

Souq Waqif

Also, all the designs that were used had the oriental character, which is consistent with the general atmosphere

of the market, which is the oriental, ancient ,traditional Qatari architectural style.