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Fish lovers have been highly affected by the relocation of central fish market to Umm Salal making it difficult for them to get fresh quality fish.

Well they now have a reason to rejoice as they have a perfect alternative to it. A number of online portals understanding the marker demand have launched delivery services offering fresh meat and seafood in Qatar.

One of the latest such portal is It offers more than 40 varieties of fresh and saltwater fish which can be ordered on its website or through its app. The company is also planning to expand its offering by including meat, chicken and beef in the coming week along with vegetables in near future.

Explaining the process of sales cycle, one of the official at Qfresh, a venture owned by Abdulla Al Shahin and entrepreneur Sajeer PK, stated that “Qfresh has tied up with local fish vendors to deliver fresh seafood at competitive prices. We visit the vendors to check for quality and then tie up with them,”

He further explained that cash on delivery is available at Qfresh. They also refund the money in rare cases where the customer is not satisfied with the quality of deliverables.

Another online portal is, it is an ecommerce site that offers a variety of fresh seafood to your doorstep. The exclusive feature of the portal is that it has a rating system for sellers and provides classified information of website offering fish with shops from your locality listed according to their price.

The important part is that the stated websites offer free delivery to your doorstep covering Qatar at desired time.

Apart from the stated websites is another website that introduced fishes and meat to its list of online shopping recently.

With the upcoming online portals people can spend more quality time with their family than struggling to get your desired fish and meat at the malls and markets. People can simply order fresh quality, cleaned seafood and meat at their doorstep without any hassle.








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Work on a sprawling QR1.6 billion poultry complex located in “strategic areas” across Qatar is officially underway, Dar Al Rayan Investment Co. has announced.

When finished, the project will provide a big boost for domestic chicken and egg production at a crucial time for Qatar, which is embroiled in a long dispute with its neighbors.

Yesterday, Dar Al Rayan said that its complex will have a production capacity of 70,000 tons of broiler meat and 250 million eggs per year.

Al Rayan Poultry

Egg production at Al Rayan Poultry

Al Rayan Poultry will span 15 million square meters of land across Qatar, including at farms in the south, in Al Waab and in the north.

Plans are also afoot to build a feed mill that can supply poultry producers around the nation.

In a statement, company official Mohammed Hussein Al Ali said:

“Our focus is not just to build a poultry farm, but to create a whole ecosystem that supports the production of domestic poultry products.

Steps like providing parent stock poultry feed and factory will all support and encourage smaller broiler meat production units in the country. This, in the long run will contribute significantly to the local economy and domestic food security.”

Past plans

Qatar has been talking about boosting domestic poultry production for years.

In 2014, the government announced plans to build a new chicken farm complex. There was even talk of floating an IPO on the public-private project.

But then in early 2015, the concept was put on hold amid other belt-tightening measures.

However, months later, Dar Al Rayyan was awarded QR1.3 billion by Qatar’s economy ministry after beating out three dozen other companies vying to set up a chicken farm.

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Sheikh Tamim addresses the nation about the Gulf dispute.

No completion date for the poultry complex has been disclosed yet. But the project has taken on new importance in recent months as Qatar works to become more self-sufficient.

Officials had to scramble to negotiate new trade partners and routes for food and other supplies in June after Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain cut ties for political reasons.

Since then, Qatar’s Emir has called on citizens to use the crisis as an opportunity and a wakeup call.

“We are opening our economy to initiatives, investments, production of food, medicine and ultimately to diversify our sources of income,” Sheikh Tamim said during a national address in July.



Five Guys at Doha Festival City

Popular American burger chain Five Guys has opened at Doha Festival City.

This is Qatar’s first Five Guys outpost, though there are already outlets in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

The eatery is known for its many toppings, and claims that customers can choose from a possible 250,000 ways to have their order served.

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Typical Five Guys fare

In a statement, Marwan Kandeel, Regional Brand Manager of Cravia Q Limited Services Group, said:

“The launch of Five Guys in Doha Festival City is the latest in a series of new openings across the region. We are delighted to be expanding into Qatar, and given the popularity of Five Guys in the rest of the MENA region, we are confident that the Doha Festival City branch will become a go-to destination for families and friends looking to indulge in their favorite comfort food.”


Doha Festival City, which is north of Doha, next to IKEA, soft-launched to the public in April.

Amanda Ramirez

Doha Festival City

When fully open, it will have some 500 stores and 100 food and beverage outlets. In addition to Five Guys, the mall is bringing several new names to Qatar.

They include upscale British department store Harvey Nichols, Borders bookstore, stationery specialists Paperchase, Ace Hardware and Japanese interiors label Muji.