All what YOU must know about Qatar Shopping Festival: activities, discounts..etc

Qatar shop festival started and it will run to February 7; therefore here are the important information that you should know about it.

The malls and areas that are participating in this festival are: Mall of Qatar, Ezdan Mall, Hyatt Plaza, Al Khor Mall. Lagoona Mall, Gulf Mall, Landmark, Dar Al Salam Mall, the Gate Mall, the Pearl-Qatar.


Why to attend this festival?

1. Discounts and prizes

Some outlets in Shop Qatar will be offering great discounts of up to 50%. Additionally, when a customer spends QR200, they stand a chance to win prizes worth QR4000000, including a jackpot of QR1m.

Raffle draws will be held on first three Thursdays of the Festival (January 12, 19 and 26), with 15 cash prizes ranging from QR10000 to QR300000 to be given away each week. The mega-draw for QR1000000 will be on Shop Qatar’s final day.

2. Many awesome activities

Shop Qatar will be an impressive mix of shopping and entertainment, indoor and outdoor activities for both children and adults.

3. Discover new shopping destinations

You will be able to discover many malls and places while moving across Qatar


Pop-up shops

The festival will promote local talents and small businesses by opening 30 pop-up shops across the participating malls. There will be 10 pop-up shops in Mall of Qatar, five each at Ezdan, Landmark, The Gate and Lagoona Malls.

Art and design students from the Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar (VCU-Q) will showcase their work at Shop Qatar.Pop-up stores will sell everything from clothing, jewellery and accessories to art, furniture and chocolate.


Reading campaign

Shop Qatar will have a dedicated corner for Qatar Foundation’s National Reading campaign at the Mall of Qatar. It will offer mall visitors some down time with their children to enjoy a book.


Spectacular weekend entertainments

a-On January 12, 13 and 14, head over to the Doha Corniche, near Al Mourjan Restaurant, to watch a spectacular fireworks display.

b-Between January 12 and 14, walk along the Doha Corniche and stop for a casual bite at any one of the 10 food trucks and stalls set up along the walkway.

c-The festival will feature Cats the Broadway musical, the longest-running show on Broadway, from February 1 to 4 at the Qatar National Convention Centre. Tickets for the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical are priced from QR150 onwards and can be purchased from Virgin Megastores.

d-There will be two concerts featuring Arab and Khaliji singers on January 20 and 27. Tickets range from QR120 to QR1,250 each.

e- The Doha Comedy Festival will run from February 2 to 4. A slew of international and Arab comedians, including Trevor Noah, British comedian Paul Zerdin and ‘The Qatari Guy’ Hamad Al Amari, will perform.

f-Visitors can enjoy great winter weather by visiting the Magical Festival Village, located right next to the Katara Cultural Village. It will feature over 400 shopping outlets, dozens of cafes and restaurants.

g- Qatar Foundation will screen episodes of Siraj, the new 3D animation ‘edutainment’ TV series. A mobile library for children will also be operational.

h- Fashion-savvy visitors can catch up on global fashion trends by attending fashion shows held on the last weekend of Shop Qatar.


Free mall shows

1-A thrilling circus performance will be held in the outdoor area of Hyatt Plaza every day from January 8 to 21. While the shows begin at 6.30pm and 8pm on weekends, there will be three shows — at 5.30pm, 7pm and 9pm — on weekdays.

2-There will be free roaming entertainment shows at malls throughout the month-long festival.

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