Last night we (meaning me, Jon, and 4 of his co-workers) went to the old souk to have a look around and grab some dinner. For those of you who have been reading for a while, you might have an idea of what the souk is being that we've been to Qatar 4 times now. But for my newer readers, the souk is otherwise known as the market. This is where vendors come to sell their goods; such as souvenirs, clothing, scarves, fabric, foods, pottery, wooden sculptures, jewelry, spices, and so on and so fourth.
We had a little look around but were more interested in what to have for dinner and with Jon's advice we stopped to eat at a Moroccan restaurant. Jon and I had been to this restaurant on a previous visit to Qatar and we remembered the Moroccan tea was amazing, so we had to have it again. The restaurant is really beautiful, with a balcony overlooking the souk, and a projector screen playing traditional Qatar music. The weather was perfect so we took the opportunity to sit outside. Here are a couple of shots from the evening.
The restaurant from balcony
The view from the restaurant balcony
We all ordered traditional Moroccan food. I had the mixed grill, which consisted of chicken, lamb and beef kebabs and some sausage. And of course my husband who always has to try something different, went with CAMEL!
Trying some traditional Qatar Shisha
It was grape flavored! Yum!
Before we knew it was after 10 and Jon and his co-workers had to be up by 5, so we headed back to the hotel and crashed for the night. I always love going to the souk! Hopefully we'll get another go at it before we leave next week.
Wishing you a happy Wednesday all the way from Qatar!