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Posted On: 11 October 2022 06:00 pm
Updated On: 11 October 2022 05:16 pm

Places to buy dates in Qatar

Fareeha Imtiaz
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Dates are a significant part of Qatar's agriculture and culture. Be it an integral part of hospitality served with traditional Arabic coffee (Gahwa) or even an essential part of religiously rooted rituals.

The selection of dates in Qatar is abundant, from raw to ripened, from premium to budget-friendly the choice is vast.

The (ILQ) team brings you a list of places (in order of price) where you can purchase dates.

Note: Prices are subject to change- 1 kilo of plain dates has been used as a reference.

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Souq Waqif

Places to buy dates in Qatar
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Souq Waqif offers a great selection of dates to purchase from the many dry fruit & nut roasteries within the market. Relatively cheaper than other contemporary malls and markets, you can find everything from raw to dry or ripened dates.

Get to know what else you can find at Souq Waqif here!

  • Price: Starting at QR 15 per kg
  • Timings: Saturday to Thursday - 8 am till 12:30 pm, 3 pm till 10 pm | Friday - 3 pm till 10 pm
  • Location: Al Souq Street

Souq Al Baladi

Places to buy dates in Qatar
Image Credit: Souq Al Baladi

The dedicated roastery at Souq Al Baladi offers an assortment of dates that can be purchased by the kilo.

  • Price: Starting at QR 20 per kg
  • Location: Abu Hamour & Al Markhiya
  • Contact: +974 4444 6434
  • Instagram: @souqalbaladiqatar


Places to buy dates in Qatar
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If you are looking for a quick grab of dates, you could head to your nearest supermarket, which sells various brands of plain dates, honey dates or stuffed dates.

You can look out for brands Al Bayara, Desert Delights, Nafco, Doha Dates and others.

  • Price: Plain date prices range from QR 25 to QR 48 per kilo
  • Supermarkets: Al Meera, Lulu Hypermarket, Carrefour Qatar, Monoprix, Family Food Centre, Spar, Mega Mart, Safari Hypermarket, Saudia Hypermarket

Dolci Sera Sweets

Places to buy dates in Qatar
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Dolci Sera Sweets offers an array of stuffed dates, including a special flavour of Lotus Biscoff dates. They also sell a tin of pre-packaged plain dates.

  • Price: Starting at QR 35 (46 pcs - approximately 250 grams)
  • Location & Contact: +974 4444 5058 (Al Kharatiyat) | +974 4444 1547 (Muaither)
  • Instagram: @dates.dolcisera

Doha Dates

Places to buy dates in Qatar
Image Credit: Doha Dates

Doha Dates selection can be found around Qatar at various retailers like Al Meera, Lulu Hypermarket, etc. You can even order for delivery directly from them.

  • Price: Starting at QR 35 per kilo
  • Contact: +974 6662 2455
  • Instagram:
  • Note: Delivery only

Al-Abed Roastery

Places to buy dates in Qatar
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If you are looking for single-wrapped dates, heading to Al-Abed Roastery will be a good idea, as they sell plain dates that are individually wrapped.

  • Price: Starting at QR 68 per kilo
  • Location & Contact: +974 4442 1715 (Al Sadd) | +974 4455 1374 (Old Airport) | +974 4441 3845 (Al Gharaffa) | +974 4481 6484 (Salwa Road) | +974 4421 2979 (Al Khor) | +974 4414 1162 (Al Rayyan) | +974 4493 6615 (Al Aziziyah) | +974 4039 0710 (Al Wakrah) | +974 4475 8069 (Al Kheesa)
  • Instagram: @alabed.roastery

Qinwan Dates

Places to buy dates in Qatar
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Qinwan Dates offers a premium selection of dates in unique luxury packages. Their dates can be bought in pre-packaged boxes or by the kilo, based on your preference.

They also offer a distinct selection of date boxes for the World Cup 2022, which make for a great souvenir.

  • Price: Starting at QR 160 per kilo
  • Location & Contact: +974 3016 1119 (Doha Festival City Kiosk) | +974 3015 6665 (Doha Festival City Shop) | +974 3016 1114 (Mall of Qatar) | +974 3014 1117 (Landmark Mall) | +974 3018 1119 (Villagio Kiosk) | +974 3014 1116 (The Gate Mall)
  • Instagram: @qinwan.dates


Places to buy dates in Qatar
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Batteel offers pistachio, walnuts, almonds, and many more options for stuffed dates. You could also get your hands on a box of dates dedicated to countries participating in the football tournament.

  • Price: Starting at QR 165 per kilo
  • Location: Many branches across Qatar
  • Instagram: @batteelbakery


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