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INSIDE QATAR’S BAKALA – Part2 | Qatari “Conbini” Snacks

In our first part of INSIDE QATAR’S BAKALA, we draw our inspiration from the popular Japanese conbinis (short for convenience stores) and highlighted the distinct qualities of these Middle Eastern neighborhood stores.

Link to the first part of the blog post: INSIDE QATAR’S BAKALA | Your friendly neighborhood convenience stores

We also uploaded a vlog to capture our initial visit to the Bakala stores near our house. Here’s the link to our Youtube Channel: https://youtu.be/DrHl5f6CSkQ

 In this second part, we would like to continue the journey by showing the unique QATARI CONBINI SNACKS that are available in these BAKALA stores. Snacks are usually past-time treats that also reflect the region’s culture and unique flavours.

INSIDE QATAR’S BAKALA | Qatari "Conbini" Snacks
QBAKE | Produced by: UMMSAID BAKERY (A subsidiary of Zad Holding Company QPSC) P.O. Box 1444, Doha, Qatar
INSIDE QATAR’S BAKALA | Qatari
QATAR PAFKI | Made by: QATAR FOOD FACTORIES CO., WLL P.O. Box 16122, Doha, Qatar
INSIDE QATAR’S BAKALA | Qatari
TOPSY | Manufactured by: FARHAT TRADING WLL P.O. Box 45985, Doha, Qatar

Aside from the dry snacks, Qatar also boast of some cold treats and dairy items mostly loved by kids and those having sweet tooth.

INSIDE QATAR’S BAKALA | Qatari
AWAFI | Produced by: BALADA FOOD INDUSTRIES CO WLL Shamal Road Exit 44, Um Al Hawaya, Qatar
INSIDE QATAR’S BAKALA | Qatari
RAW’A | Produced by: GULF FOOD PRODUCTION FACTORY P.O. Box 2050, Doha, Qatar
INSIDE QATAR’S BAKALA | Qatari
BALADNA| Produced by: BALADA FOOD INDUSTRIES CO WLL Shamal Road Exit 44, Um Al Hawaya, Qatar
INSIDE QATAR’S BAKALA | Qatari
DANDY| Produced by: DANDY COMPANY LTD P.O. Box 2239, Doha, Qatar

This is not a sponsored post, but as resident of QATAR, we just want to share the kind of lifestyle that we have especially now that our movements are restricted due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. People from different parts of the world would be interested to know the unique differences and similarities in terms of our convenience stores and our daily lifestyle. The above is not the complete list of Qatari snacks available in the market but we only showed a few that are readily available during our initial visit.

BEST LIFE QATAR will continue to showcase our amazing life here in Qatar both as reference for existing expats and for those who are planning to travel or work here in Qatar.

BEST LIFE QATAR by Zeke Tunay View All

I'm a Christian, a husband and a father, a Filipino expat in Qatar, entrepreneur, aspiring blogger, freelance real estate consultant, lover of anything KOREAN, an adventurer.

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