Good-natured bargaining is a way of life in the Arab region, and it can be quite enjoyable if you have the patience to see it through; try, and you’ll see that vendors enjoy the banter that the whole process involves.
While visiting souqs, you are generally not expected to pay the initial asking price. However, bargaining does not apply to all retail shops in Qatar. Stores at the malls and boutiques work on fixed-price basis.
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