For the ultimate Qatari cultural experience, head to Falcon Souq. As you make your way around the souq, you'll start to learn about and understand the importance of falconry in Qatari society. Explore the market to find shops selling training materials, specialized falcon hoods, and even the birds themselves. Make your way to the outdoor area to see the birds exercised several times throughout the day. Most bird keepers will be happy to let you wander around their showrooms, in which you can see the magnificent birds wearing leather hoods and sitting on their perches. Although very well trained, these birds are extremely dangerous, so do not touch unless told otherwise. See Falcon Souq and all Doha has to offer by arranging your trip with our Doha trip planning tool.
Falcon Souq reviews
This place was a neat experience. The shop owner was very welcoming and told us all about the falcons that he had for sale. He also showed us some that he was keeping for individuals. The falcon...
This place was a neat experience. The shop owner was very welcoming and told us all about the falcons that he had for sale. He also showed us some that he was keeping for individuals. The falcon... more »
While I didn't like Souq Waqif as it looks quite artificial, new built and touristic without any authentic atmosphere, this next door bazaar was a great find. It's an authentic place you cannot find..... more
While I didn't like Souq Waqif as it looks quite artificial, new built and touristic without any authentic atmosphere, this next door bazaar was a great find. It's an authentic place you cannot find..... more »
Very good place for families ☺️☺️☺️ there have options 🤠 for kids..... Good option for shopping 🛍️ Also very good place for photoshoot.
Located next to Souq Waqif, the Falcon Souq is definitely a place to visit. I went there in the morning at around 0800 and it was pleasantly quiet and an excellent time to stroll around and take pictures. Most of the shops allowed me to go inside to look at the falcons and to take pictures. I also visited the Falcon hospital - apparently the only dedicated falcon hospital in the world. The market itself has an interesting architecture / building style. There are some beautiful horses too and the view of Doha skyline, the water and Dhows (traditional boats) just outside the Souq is stunning.
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