What do people who suffer from environmental or food allergies need to know?

There is dusty sand everywhere all the time. If this is an issue, stay away. There isn't much plant life here, so my spring hay fever allergies are nil, which has been a plus. As for food allergens, most restaurants will happily work with you to eliminate whatever might trigger you in their dishes. - May 2017

You can avoid nuts/dairy/meat/gluten if you need to. People here are understanding of dietary restrictions. - May 2017

Don't come to Qatar if you have dust allergies. Just don't. Food, depends on what it is... there's not much peanut used here, but there is a lot of gluten. I find being a vegetarian here quite difficult, that's just not really a thing here. - Feb 2015

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