Mall of Qatar - Mega Mall

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The plan to create one of the region’s leading shopping and leisure destinations – the Mall of Qatar – was revealed today with developer UrbaCon Trading & Contracting [UCC] promising it will become “The Place To Be” for local residents and visitors alike. Construction on the project has been underway since 2012 and is proceeding on schedule. The opening is planned for the third quarter of 2015, with an estimated 20 million customers anticipated annually.

Conveniently located at the intersection of Al Rayyan Highway and Celebration Road, the project is adjacent to the popular Al Rayyan Sports Club and a future FIFA 2022 World Cup Stadium. Celebration of Qatar’s FIFA World Cup theme is planned to be a significant part of the design element throughout the Mall of Qatar as a lasting legacy.

A dedicated Metro Station integrated into the mall, as part of Doha’s new transportation system, will give all of Doha and surrounding regions unrivalled access to the Mall of Qatar.

Over 162,000 square meters of retail leasable space on three levels will make it one of Qatar’s largest shopping and entertainment destinations. In addition to the Metro, the project will provide spacious parking for over 7,000 cars in its brightly lit underground and lushly landscaped surface and preferred valet parking lots.
One of the major distinguishing architectural features of the Mall of Qatar is a three storey high sophisticated urban-lifestyle market place running the full length of the center spine. The area which is three football fields long, with vaulted glass ceiling, opens out into a breathtaking four storey high, central amphitheatre with a massive domed roof, called the Oasis.

The Oasis will feature themed restaurants, fine dining and fun food experiences on all sides, family entertainment and multiplex cinemas, and is the area designated as the heart of the project. Unique water features, natural landscaping, sidewalk cafes and live entertainment programmed here nightly and in multiple other venues throughout the mall will make this the place to be and be seen.

When completed the Mall will bea world-class retail, sports and entertainment destination promising a new experience at every visit that is conveniently located and easily accessed and set to become “The-Place-To-Be for the best Shopping and Leisure Time Experience in Qatar”.

Announcing the project, Mr. Shem Krey, Deputy Managing Director, Mall of Qatar said: “We are launching the Mall of Qatar at a time when there is clearly enormous untapped demand for quality integrated shopping, dining and entertainment facilities in the country.Our research has shown there is a significant amount of capacity that has to be met in the retail area and our Mall will be a major step in fulfilling demand. The Mall of Qatar is also geared towards helping the broader economic growth and prosperity of the country.”