Fresh off the back of Mall of Qatar’s soft opening last month comes a huge city-wide shopping festival. Announced by Qatar Tourism Authority at the end of 2016, Shop Qatar kicks off this January for a whole month of discounts, cash prizes (worth up to QAR4 million, no less) special offers on flights and hotels, plus an incredible schedule of entertainment.
Participating malls include Mall of Qatar, Ezdan Mall, Hyatt Plaza, Al Khor Mall, Lagoona Mall, Gulf Mall, Landmark, Dar Al Salam Mall, The Gate and The Pearl-Qatar – which means shoppers will be able to take advantage discounts up to 50 percent across these locations, on everything from clothing and cosmetics, to electronics. Spending more than QR200 will also enter you into a draw to win cash prizes worth up to QR4 million (yes, you read that right).
But QTA won’t just be promoting well-known brands. In a bid to support local entrepreneurs, Shop Qatar will feature pop-up stores throughout the malls selling local products designed by students of Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar.
Not much of a shopper? There’s plenty for you, too. Throughout the month there will be live entertainment ranging from Arabic music concerts to stand-up comedy shows and performances, plus a funfair at Magical Festival Village.
Fans of musicals will also be excited to hear that the award-winning Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats – the longest-running show on Broadway – will be on stage at Qatar National Convention Centre from February 1-4.
Cats from QR150. Tickets available from Virgin Megastores. Shop Qatar runs from Jan 7-Feb 7, 2017. For more information, visit www.shopqatar.qa.