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