Souq Waqif

Publisher of book on Middle Eastern Culture

How do you wear a ghutra, Qatari style? What are the components of a shisha pipe? How do you build and light a bukhoor? What happens in a majlis? These are just some of the questions that are answered in Souq Waqif, an exploration of Middle Eastern culture, via a visual journey of Doha’s oldest souq. Souq Waqif is the original retail heart of the Qatari capital and, through chapters called Culture, Home, Work, Wear, Fly, Eat, Taste and Sleep, this book (photographed, produced and published by ABCD), meets the shopkeepers and examines the produce of a traditional Middle Eastern market.