Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

We just came home from visiting the Qatar Taste and Fun Food Festival 2012 being held at the Doha Exhibition Center  which started last Feb. 8 and would end tomorrow (Feb. 11). Mavis and I were able to visit last night but decided to go back this afternoon as we wanted Xianelle to also experience the Qatar […]

The best chefs in the country will gather once again in the third annual Taste and Fun Food Festival, to be organized by the Qatar Tourism Authority, at the Doha Exhibition Center from February 8-11. The entire exhibition floor space will be packed with food stalls. Chefs from a huge variety of restaurants will showcase […]

We visited Qatar Distribution Company (QDC) this morning to see for ourselves what’s been keeping some people happy these past few weeks. Although the news of Pork products, namely Pork Bacon and Pork Sausages, in Qatar has been out the since middle of November, we weren’t really too excited. We’ve lived in Saudi for years […]

If you have any visitors coming to Qatar, a trip to the Souq Waqif is a must. Not only would you see shops selling middle eastern spices and wares, you can also experience puffing Shisha and trying Arab Cuisine. As we waited for the GAMARJOBAT duo to do their stuff, Mavis and I decided to […]

Here’s some more info regarding buying Pork in Qatar Distribution Company (QDC) from an inside source. 1.) Access to QDC is still restricted to liquor permit holders. 2.) We need the liquor permit to create an invoice. 3.) No other permit is necessary. 4.) The value of pork purchases is NOT deducted from your permit […]


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