SINGAPORE - * Qatar Petroleum (QP) has sold two cargoes of al-Shaheen crude, loading Feb. 5-6 and Feb. 26-27, at an average spot premium of around $1.24 a barrel to Dubai quotes via a monthly tender, the highest in five months, trade sources said on Friday

* Unipec and Idemitsu Kosan were heard to be the buyers, two of the sources said

* In pre-tender trades, February-loading al-Shaheen crude was traded at premiums of around $1.2-$1.3 to Dubai quotes, traders said at that time 

* Last month, QP sold January-loading al-Shaheen crude at an average premium of 75 cents a barrel to Dubai quotes 

(Reporting By Shu Zhang; Editing by Aditya Soni) ((; +65-6870-3549; Reuters Messaging: Twitter @shuzhang4))