6. Dates Dates are a central facet of Middle Eastern culture and they’re especially prevalent during Ramadan where given as gifts or eaten at the conclusion of the fasting period. They’re a wonderfully rich source of fibre, potassium, iron, and magnesium, among other vitamins and minerals. They can also provide many health benefits, especially with regards to increased energy levels. Fresh, gourmet dates are available from Souq Waqif, where almond and hazelnut bars are a must. Different varieties of dates are also available at Carrefour and Lulu Hypermarket, who always carry many varieties at reasonable prices, and high-end gourmet products from Bateel are available citywide. 7. Wooden boxes When it comes to traditional souvenirs of Qatar, it is a mistake not to mention these beautifully-decorated wooden boxes. They come in different sizes, shapes, and patterns. They can make a perfect gift, especially useful for storing small items like jewellery. 8.