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Falcon Souk

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Address: Salwa Rd roundabout Al-Waab, Doha, Qatar

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Fascinating experience for people not versed in falconry

The Souk consists of a lot of shops selling falcons and all the equipment you need to take prat in the sport (if "sport" it is). One can wander through a series of shops - all... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gogocar
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a fascinating place to visit and so different from anything I've seen before. The falcon holds a special place in the life of the Qataris and this was an indoor market where you can see the birds (with their hoods on) to buy as well as the various equipment that goes with owning a falcon. Even more interesting... More 

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Katowice, Poland
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Falcons have a special place in arabic tradition and the best way to find out more about them is to visit Falcon Souq and just ask people, who are working there to tell you something more. Most of them are very passionate about it and as arabic people very relax and friendly. In one shop one gentelman offered me even... More 

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Multan, Pakistan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My Self Haider Iqbal and i am professional Falconer of Pakistan.its nice to see the page and Community who are attached with Falconry ... i would like to also expand my self here as Manufacturer of Handicrafted Falconry Equipments. some pictures i have attached. already selling in Kuwait and Saudia and they apreciated me alot because of passion of working... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Souk consists of a lot of shops selling falcons and all the equipment you need to take prat in the sport (if "sport" it is). One can wander through a series of shops - all look very similar, take pictures of the falcons tied to their perches (most with hoods partially covering the eyes) and look at all the... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Product: Bird of prey market Location: Doha Overview: This huge sprawl of a bird market is full of small shops / stalls with a beautiful array of apparently well looked after falcons and similar. The stall holders are friendly and informative. You can buy birds and all accessories you need to care for it, although a huge number of visitors... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

A walk around the Falcon Souq is a must if you visit Qatar. It's part of greater Souq Waqif and one can while away an evening mooching around the myriad souq stalls and food establishments. The Falcon Souq has numerous shops selling the nobel birds and all sorts of falcon gadgets. I believe the birds come primarily from Pakistan or... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Ended up here through recommendations from clients and have to say, this is a must see on a trip to Doha. Every shop is full of falcons of all sizes and prices, very strange for a Londoner to see

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

This must be the most amazing place we have visited. Everything you need for your falcon is here. Little hats made of leather etc. The hospital is fantastic incredible to see people queuing up to see the doctors who trim their nails see to their feathers etc. Money really is no object here.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

If you've never experienced the sport of falconry, walk through here and see what you can learn. Was surprised to see so many men walking around with falcons either just purchased or taking them to/from the Falcon Hospital. Ask questions. If they have time they may be able to tell you all about it.

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Thank Saranger
Delft, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

It is worth to visit the Falcon souq and see expansive birds, which can cost neither more nor less 2.000-5.000$. All birds have passports and the owners can go hunting not only in Qatar but also to other countries. The guys at the Falcon souq are friendly and can say a lot of things how to hunt the falcons, how... More 

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