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.
The beautiful aroma and smell of Qatari cardamom, saffron, chilies, cinnamon, and cumin make a lovely gift for culinary fans among your family and friends. Remember to get it gift-wrapped to make a superb souvenir because when unwrapped its taste and scents are evocative of your time in Qatar.
9. Arabic Sweets
In Qatar, a large range of Arabic sweets, including baklava, honey, coffee, maamoul, dates, and cookies, are available. Some are made from dried fruit-paste and covered with nuts. Choose some wonderful sweets to give your family and friends for an authentic Arabic sweet treat!
Qatar is famous for being the pearl capital of the world. You can buy beautiful items like earrings and necklaces that are made from pearls. They aren’t always so expensive. Pieces that are constructed from amber, gold, and other semi-precious stones are available in the jewelry quarter in Doha and in the Gold Souq.
Where to find?
You can grab most of the items above at Souq Waqif, located in the heart of Doha between Al Ahmed and Al Asmakh Streets.