Q Life Magazine Issue 9 - Page 16

Issue 9

Keeping trades alive​

Qatar is a country of diversity , a rich tapestry of peoples , cultures , and traditions . This can be seen during Doha ’ s rush hours , as investors travelling to the Barwa Financial District weave their way between local vendors heading to the Souq Waqif marketplace .
These marketplaces are lively hubs of activity from early in the day until late in the evening , selling a vast array of crafts and delicacies that overwhelm the senses in the most wonderful way .
These traditional trades offer more than just the tangible good that is exchanged . They are a means of preservation and storytelling . These traders are time-travellers , providing a window into a world that has long since passed but has not been forgotten , and will be forever cherished .
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