The Mahaseel Souq will open today in the southern area of Katara – the Cultural Village, offering residents and visitors fresh local foodstuff.
Shoppers will have the chance to buy various agricultural crops, flowers, ornamental plants and livestock products every weekend (Thursday-Saturday) until March, between 9am and 10pm.
Dozens of stalls will also offer natural honey produced by Qatari farms and the “best varieties of local dates”, Katara has said in a statement. The market includes the participation of 22 Qatari farms and six major national companies specialised in producing and selling sheep meat, poultry, eggs, dairy products and natural juices.
The reopening of Mahaseel Souq “comes in the framework of Katara’s efforts to support the agriculture and livestock sector and encourage Qatari farm owners to promote their products, which are of high quality”, the statement notes.
According to the organisers, Mahaseel serves as a good marketing platform for local farms, which offer reasonable prices for their produce. The market forms part of the second Mahaseel Festival, which concluded its activities on December 30.