Qatar’s biggest shopping festival is back!

Shop Qatar 2018 kicks off this month and, this time, it’s bigger and better than ever Discuss this article

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The country’s biggest shopping festival is back and it features discounts on popular brands, car and cash prizes worth up to QR4million and a colourful schedule of fashion and entertainment events, all under the slogan, “A brand new tradition”.

You know how you see a mall open every time you blink and open your eyes? Well, Shop Qatar 2018 will highlight the nation’s burgeoning retail scene with 13 malls and shopping complexes participating. These outlets will provide special offers and discounts of up to 50 percent on a range of goods including clothes, electronics, cosmetics and accessories for men, women and children.

Shop Qatar 2018 will also celebrate cultural diversity with themed weeks such as Arabian Week, Bollywood Week and International Week. So you could walk from a sword dance in one mall to
a Punjabi rap performance in another.

Shop local
Shop Qatar organisers have erected 30 pop-up shops in Mall of Qatar, where small businesses will showcase their products and benefit from the high footfall generated by the festival, all while providing the mall’s visitors with an authentic Qatari experience.

Souq tours
Embrace Doha and Shop Qatar have partnered to host shopping tours at Souq Waqif (you can finally learn to navigate the Souq alleys) where individuals can get a feel of the traditional marketplace through spices, incense, traditional food, art and clothes.
Thu-Sat 5pm-6.30pm (max 15 people).

Live entertainment
The festival organisers have also announced Shop Qatar 2018 will offer a rich array of live performances by singing sensations and unlimited family-friendly entertainment in a festive, safe environment that reflects local culture and heritage. QTA and Qsports are also organising two major outdoor festivals this winter. We’re just secretly hoping the Burger Festival returns.

Win big
Shoppers who spend QR200 at any of the participating retailers can enter a weekly raffle draw for a chance to win BMW cars and cash prizes worth up to QR4 million. Draws will be held on the first three Thursdays of the festival (January 11, 18, 25) with two cars and 13 cash prizes ranging from QR10,000-100,000, to be won each week. The final draw will take place at the closing ceremony on February 7, and we’re ready...
January 7–February 7, www.shopqatar.qa.


Souq Waqif will have so many fun things to do from Qatar’s largest outdoor trampoline park to an ocean ball kids’ play area to live entertainment and more than 30 unique amusement park rides.

The Mall of Qatar Fun Fair will have paintball, giant slides and the world’s first 3-axis virtual reality game. January 15 – April 15.

Make-up Masterclass by
Joyce Bonelli
Participate in a certified course and tutorial by this renowned celebrity Hollywood make-up artist.
QR2,500. January 27. 2pm-6pm. The Ritz-Carlton Doha (4484 8000).

By Time Out Doha staff
Time Out Doha,

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