A Friday in the souq

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The Souq Waqif in Doha can be a light and shadow show at the right time of the day. It has a rustic retro look that has been immaculately maintained by the government. It was even better a few years ago when the decision was made to let in some ‘current’ logos to be installed. Philips still maintains the old logo, a nice throwback touch.

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The long corridors of the souq is all about linear patterns crowned with the islamic arch.

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The numerous bell hops in the Souq (its a licensed job) also pose freely for the tourists.

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Falcon trapping and hunting using them is almost a national pasttime for the Qataris. Falcons have their own passports and some of them cost upwards of a million quid!

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