Archive for the ‘News’ Category

I got an email from Emirates regarding their cancellation of their “Global Sale” in Qatar “due to the requirement of governmental pre-approval.” This is quite alarming since “Global Sales” or promotions, especially if done online means you need to have pre-approval from the Qatari Government to conduct them here? Or does this have to do […]

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 […]

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 […]

It seems Pork Bacon Sausages are already available in QDC Qatar! Can anybody confirm? EDIT: It’s confirmed! A pack of 10 sausages cost 28QR . Same goes for a pack of Pork Bacon (don’t know how many grams). It seems people have bought lots today and stocks seems to be dwindling. It might be chaos […]

The first day of Eid Al Adha is on November 6, and Muslims will be fasting a day before, on November 5, it being the day of Arafat. Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported yesterday that it was the first day of the Hijri (lunar) month of Dhul Hijjah (the month of Hajj). Since the first […]


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