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Doha, Qatar

Soak up the fragrant flavours of Morocco in the heart of a souk

Chief reason to visit: Doha's bustling and historic Souq Waqif, which is filled with spice stalls and shisha lounges, is a fitting location for Argan – an evocative Moroccan restaurant that combines aromatic flavours, vibrant colours and traditional music.

On the menu: Start with hot Moroccan bread with harissa and argan oil dips, before a cavalcade of fragrantly spiced mezze and mains are ferried to the table by fez-wearing waiters. Think lamb briouat or lamb and chickpea harira soup, followed by a filo pastilla stuffed with chicken and almonds or 'royale' couscous made with vegetables, chicken, lamb shoulder confit and beef merguez sausages.

About the location: Part of the Souq Waqif Resorts hotel in the centre of the bazaar, Argan is a luxurious space. A 'majilis' area, filled with brightly coloured divans and ornate lamps, is where mezze is offered, while mains are served in a more formal dining room. The boutique hotel also contains several other dining options, from an Italian restaurant and roof-top grill to a bakery and patisserie.

Don't miss: The annual Souq Waqif Spring Festival, which includes light shows, music and theatrical performances.

On the pass

  • Zahira Bouazi

Style of food

  • Moroccan

Standout dish

  • Royale couscous – vegetables, chicken, lamb shoulder confit and merguez sausages