location-photo
camera
len
Canon EOS R6
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens
Shutter Speed
1/30 sec
Aperture
f/5.6
Focal Length
19mm
ISO
200

Tapestry & Rug Market in Souq Waqif

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@harimaolee
While much of the desert landscape in Qatar is made up of muted, neutral tones, this tapestry and rug market in Souq Waqif is bursting with vibrant colors.

Plan

Overview

Skill level

Easy
Accessbility
Public Location

Hours

Anytime

Fee

Free

Pack

  • Wide-angle lens (19mm)

How to get there

N25° 17' 18.2436"E51° 32' 00.5784"
This image of the tapestry and rug market was taken in 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, search "Esherej Cafe" in Google Maps, which is right next to the tapestry market. You can also reference the GPS coordinates to get to this particular part of the square.

Tips

When to go

Best season

All months

Best time

Morning, Mid-day, Late afternoon
The tapestry and rug market at Souq Waqif can be visited year round since there aren't any seasonal changes that'll affect this view.
The bright colors of the tapestries and rugs are best shown under a sunny daytime sky.

Field tips

If you're able to, I recommend supporting the local shop and purchasing one of the rugs. It's such a unique thing you can take back home with you, too.
It might take a moment to get an empty shot, so be patient! The right moment will present itself and then you can get your photo.
To emphasize the texture and colors of the rugs, I think it looks best to shoot at a lower angle.
It'll also help to draw attention to the rug by shooting with a wide-angle lens (19mm).
If you want to incorporate a human subject in your photo, I recommend taking photos of the employees as they move through their daily routines.

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Do nearby

Souq Waqif is a huge local market where you can find trinkets, rugs, handmade clothing and more. It's a shopper's (and photographer's) paradise! The colors in the market, in addition to the liveliness of the locals buzzing around the shops, make this area one of the best places to visit in Doha.

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