Bateel – gourmet dates and chocolates

We decided to spoil ourselves and visit the Qatar Bateel on the weekend. Bateel is famous for their gourmet dates and Arabic influenced chocolates.

We tried the following selection of chocolates and dates, which cost us thirty Riyal.


  • Khidri with Candied Orange Peel
  • Kholas with Caramelised Pecan


  • Date Tea Ganache
  • Dark Pistachio Piemont
  • Dark Coated Traditional Nougat
  • Date Rocher White and Dark
  • Dark Pecan
  • Date Fig Roll Milk and Dark

The dates were sweet and very rich. The chocolates were well presented with and the date and fig flavours were interesting. Overall it was a fun experience.

Tantalising array of chocolates
The Bateel Qatar chocolatier
Selection of stuffed dates
Selection of chocolates

Update Monday 26 September 2011
Those that received the Bateel Bianca Boxes at our reception would now know why we did this tasting.
In them were the following chocolates;

  • Dark Pistachio Piemont Ganache (Origin Chocolate)
  • Dark Rosewater Marzipan (Origin Chocolate)
  • Kholas Caramelised Pecan Milk (Date Chocolate)
  • Date Rocher Dark (Date Chocolate)

Bateel 4pc Bianca Box
Bateel 4pc Bianca Box with chocolates
Little Bateel info booklet

I would also like to thank Mohammad Bagher Pashmi, manager of the Dubai Mall Bateel who was very helpful and professional placing the order. Didn’t mind at all the twenty or so emails I sent him.

  • Kate

    Those look delicious. I actually tried the Bateel dates when a friend brought them from the UAE. The presentation is so beautiful. :)

  • Dear Travis,

    I would like to thank you for the very kind words that you wrote about Bateel and myself on your blog . It was a pleasure dealing with you and I enjoyed responding to each and every one of the “twenty or so” emails.

    I hope you had a great reception party, and I hope that Bateel can serve you in one of our stores again.

    Wishing you all the best for the future,

    Mohammad Bagher Pashmi