Ezdan Mall Doha guide

Take a look around the Ezcan Mall in Qatar to find high street favourites

Ezdan Mall Doha guide

A mall... really?
Yes, really. Hear us out. We’re in the depths of another dusty summer and it’s almost 50 degrees outside. You’re not about to hop in the car and head to the beach.

Okay, fair point. But why Ezdan?

Well, for one thing it has an excellent selection of high-street shops, fashion and otherwise. Among them is WHSmith – this particular branch is a great place to pick up unique souvenirs and gifts – and a huge Sharaf DG for all things electronic. Not to mention this is also a great place to bargain hunt. Affordable brands like Aeropostale, Charming Charlie and Suite Blanco have outlets here.

I’m a browser, and my kids get restless when we’re shopping.

Say no more. Direct their attention over to Funville. As kiddie entertainment goes, Ezdan Mall isn’t half bad. There are a few miniature thrill rides including one of those mildly terrifying towers that hoists you up and then drops you, and a big spinning swing thing (that’s the technical term). Plus all the usual arcade games, and huge play area for smaller kids with slides, ball pits and more. The point is, there isn’t a child on Earth who won’t be excited by this place.

I want to stop for a coffee, what are my options?

Well, there’s certainly no lack of coffee shops. There are giant chains like Starbucks and Tim Hortons, plus cupcake darling Magnolia Bakery is on hand to fulfil all your red velvet, cream cheese-frosted dreams. There’s also Pappa Roti with those irresistable sugary, buttery, perfect bread buns.

And if I’m in the mood for something a bit more substantial?
You’ve got everything – and we mean everything – from the usual food court spots to American diner Johnny Rockets or Tex-Mex favourite Chilis. In the mood for Indian? Head to Royal Tandoor for excellent North Indian curries. Japanese tickling your fancy? Tuck into bowls of ramen at Wagamama. Looking for something a bit healthier? French café Lina’s does a good selection of salads.

Only at Ezdan Mall

Popcorn Girl

This shop is everything your ten-year-old self ever wanted. It stocks around 50 different kinds of popcorn, with flavours ranging from cotton candy and gonzo grape to banana pudding, s’mores and lemon meringue pie, as well as savoury varieties such as dill pickle, southwest hot wings and mac n’ cheese. Plus a couple of less-appetising, very American flavours like Puppy Chow.

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