A new massive souq in Al Wakrah has partially opened to visitors, providing a new hangout for Qatar residents who feel like taking a stroll, relaxing or shopping.
The market, which is behind the Al Wakrah petrol station, next to the port, stretches some 3km along the town’s cost, with a Corniche for people to walk along.
So far, about a dozen shops and restaurants have opened to the public, according to the Peninsula. A full opening is apparently set for January.
There is also a mosque and ample parking.
Set to look like a cross between Qatar’s original Souq Waqif and Katara Cultural Village, the Al Wakrah market will eventually be home to hundreds of shops and eateries, and includes Al Aker Sweets and Royal Tandoor restaurant.
The project has been in the works for at least seven years, and is part of a master plan to transform the former south coast fishing village of Al Wakrah to include more recreational, leisure and heritage offerings.
According to the Peninsula, restaurants and shops at the souq are open between 10am and 11pm daily.
Have you seen the market yet? Thoughts?