Dates are a big deal in Qatar, and I imagine in most of the Gulf States. They are served with Arabic coffee as a sign of hospitality.
They are also eaten with a glass of water to break each day’s fast during Ramadan. Here are some photos – before and after, really.
I also wanted to share the page on dates from the exceptional book on Souq Waqif that I bought as my main Doha souvenir (published by a company called “Architecture Beauty Culture Design“.