The country’s biggest shopping festival is almost here

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The country’s official shopping festival will kick off next year (which is actually next month) with lots of exciting promotional offers, discounts, entertainment and public celebration. What’s special about this 2018 edition is the special retail and family entertainment offers across the country that will be included as well. With a wide variety of shopping offers, raffle draws, fashion shows, pop-up shops and cultural performances, the month-long festival promises something to enjoy for all ages. The inaugural edition of Shop Qatar ended in February this year with shoppers winning cash prizes ranging from QR10,000 to QR1mn.

The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) and Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) have announced that registration is now open for retailers across the country. To allow more retailers to be part of the festival, MEC will be granting exceptions for retailers who are exceeding the two sales licenses permitted in a year. Interested retailers can visit the MEC webpage where they can issue new discount and promotions licenses and update or cancel existing ones.

There’s going to be lots of outdoor shopping as well, and with this weather, can you blame us for being excited?
Runs from January 7-February 7.

By Shereen D’Souza
Time Out Doha,


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