If you're looking for a place to immerse yourself in the culture of Doha, this is it! Souq Waqif is an open-air market where you can find food, garments, spices, souvenirs and even animals (check out Falcon Souq!). Spend an afternoon getting lost in the various streets and alleys for an unforgettable experience.
Wide-angle lens (35mm)
How to get there
N25° 17' 13.8372"E51° 31' 56.1828"
This image was taken in an alleyway of Souq Waqif. The easiest way to get there is by taking a car or a cab to Souq Waqif. Alternatively, you can also take public transportation to reach Souq Waqif. On the Gold Line, get off at the stop "Souq Waqif".
Once you're in the area, reference the GPS coordinates to get to this particular part of the square.
When to go
You can visit the alleyway of Souq Waqif during any month and photograph a similar scene.
At night, you'll be able to capture the illuminated glow from the blue and yellow lights.
If you want to photograph people, it's best to ask their permission before doing so.
The Souq Waqif market is a really good place for street photography, so bring out that 35 or 50mm focal lens and start firing away! These focal lengths help you shoot true to scale.
Evoke a sense of symmetry by standing in the middle of the alleyway. This will also create a more balanced photo.
Be patient until something interesting passes into the frame—or, bring a model!
Souq Waqif is in Doha, just south of the Pearl Monument. From the main entrance, there are many alleys and streets full of vendors. This place is a giant traditional open-air market, so bring comfortable shoes to walk around in and bring your appetite, too, because there's a lot of good food in the area.