Filipinos are very fond of a phrase which translates to “let’s cherish our own.” This refers to the Filipinos’ love for Philippine-made products, perhaps as a way to show their patriotism. The same can be said about Qatar and the people living in the nation.
The love for Qatar-made products became even more pronounced when certain countries imposed trade bans, limiting the imported goods that arrive in the Qatar market. Because of this ban, local products actually surged, and it all turned out for the better for the country.
Qatar’s Best Local Products
Ghadeer, also known as the Arab Qatari Company for Dairy Production, began in 1986. It started out as a project aimed at integrating livestock projects with agriculture. The company owns the biggest green farm in the nation, at 1200 hectares. It also has around 2000 Holstein cows in its pioneering cow farm.
2. Safa International Co.
Safa Water is one of the leading pure drinking water processing and distributing companies in Qatar. In fact, it has received many awards of distinction, including the prestigious ISO 22000:2005 certification back in 2012. Some of its products include Water 5 Gallons, dispensers, hand pumps, and cup holders. For a nation in the desert, water is indeed a hugely important commodity in Qatar.
QBake is one of the most well-known brands related to the baking industry. Its products include sliced breads, cakes and muffins, puffs and croissants, Arabic breads and buns and rolls. Most of their products are available across a wide range of commercial establishments, including supermarkets, hypermarkets, restaurants, catering companies, fast food outlets, and so much more.
Dates are synonymous to the Middle East and its vibrant cultures. These sweet delights are very popular during the month of Ramadan, eaten during the end of fasting. They are also naturally healthy, rich in magnesium, iron, potassium, fiber, vitamins and minerals. You can buy fresh dates all across Qatar, including Souq Waqif, Carrefour and the Lulu Hypermarket.
5. Qatari Souvenirs
If you’re visiting Qatar, you should strongly consider buying souvenirs to take home with you. These souvenirs include coffee pots, shishas, abayas, pashminas and shawls, and wooden boxes. Qatar is also famous for being the pearl capital of the world. There are many ornaments like necklaces made of pearls for sale in the Gold Souq, and other jewelry shops in Doha.
There you have it! If you’re planning on visiting Qatar, or are currently living in this country, take a moment to support its local products.