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Old Dec 14th 2019, 3:48 pm
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Hi guys!

I am preparing to move to Qatar and looking for some advice on things you wish you’d taken/what you bring back with you when you return to the UK that you can’t get in Qatar or is expensive there?

e.g Cadbury’s chocolate!

thanks
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Old Dec 14th 2019, 3:55 pm
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A suitcae full of Cadbury's might not stand up to the heat ! I remeember my surprise on first arriving in Jeddah in 1970 that the local shop had a fridge in which he stored bars of Cadbury's !
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I took things out of Qatar (spices) don't remember taking anything in.
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Hi guys!

I am preparing to move to Qatar and looking for some advice on things you wish you’d taken/what you bring back with you when you return to the UK that you can’t get in Qatar or is expensive there?

e.g Cadbury’s chocolate!

thanks
Cadbury's is definitely different, so if you're fussy, bring it.

Otherwise you'll need patience by the truck load, a sense of humour, a strong drinking arm and an lifetime supply of resilience.
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There will be definitely be a few bars of chocolate in there!! All sounds good though!

I’ve heard paracetamol and things like that are expensive?
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There will be definitely be a few bars of chocolate in there!! All sounds good though!

I’ve heard paracetamol and things like that are expensive?
Basic generic medicine is pretty cheap and the Pharmacy will give you anything in Doha . You can get almost anything bar a few things but it will cost you especially in supermarkets like Megamart which imports everything from the US UK and Europe .

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Hi guys!

I am preparing to move to Qatar and looking for some advice on things you wish you’d taken/what you bring back with you when you return to the UK that you can’t get in Qatar or is expensive there?

e.g Cadbury’s chocolate!

thanks
Suntan lotion.
Oxo cubes
If you are Female makeup, most toiletries, facewipes, dry shampoo, perfume .
Chocolate
Zoflora discenfenctant ( yes i know again)
lenor unstoppables ( i love them but they are so overpriced here) yes i know
I dont know if you can take pork into Doha however i take bacon, ham etc into Dubai and freeze the former
I bring alot in after the summer ( most of superdrug and tescos) i can get it here but it can be 3x the price
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Good call on Oxo cubes/beef stock. As above though, you can get most stuff in Doha.
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Good call on Oxo cubes/beef stock. As above though, you can get most stuff in Doha.
Its the price for the items above that galls me. I stock up as i hate paying the prices here
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Smoke alarm and CO alarm, there won't be a working one in your apartment. And one of these:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fire-Escape-Ladders/b?ie=UTF8&node=1939537031 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fire-Escape-Ladders/b?ie=UTF8&node=1939537031
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Smoke alarm and CO alarm, there won't be a working one in your apartment. And one of these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fire-Escape...ode=1939537031
I assume you don't live on the 20th floor?
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Personally id bring a few copies of Penthouse (only for the intellectual articles !!)

(No idea if Penthouse is sold anymore or even exists!)
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Johnnie Walker. As many cases as you can carry
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Johnnie Walker. As many cases as you can carry
The poster is asking for things to take to Qatar, not your weekly shopping list Scot.
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