Gourmet date and confectionery brand, Bateel International, has made its debut in Qatar, with six boutiques and cafes to be rolled out in the first quarter of 2017.
The first venues opened in December in Mall of Qatar and Doha Tower (Burj Doha).
Commenting on the openings, Bateel International general manager Tina Memic said: “Bateel has been long awaited in Qatar and we are delighted to finally be able to bring the highest quality gourmet experiences and outstanding customer service to residents through our network of new locations across the city.”
The other Qatar openings confirmed for 2017 are a café and boutique in Doha Festival City and a dual-purpose location in the Lagoona Mall with a café and boutique in one space.
Founded in 1991 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Bateel International celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016 with a series of openings in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Oman.
Dr. Ata Atmar, managing director Bateel International commented: “Bateel is Arabic for ‘a young offshoot of a date palm’ and like our namesake, our company has grown tremendously over the years.
“2016 has been a stellar year for Bateel as we expanded into several new key markets across the GCC, as well as celebrating our 25th anniversary.”