Doha Festival City is one of Qatar's favourite malls and is made up of 100s of retails stores, and dozens of restaurants and leisure spots. It's a must-visit place in Qatar and you'll find a wide range of stores that have never been seen in Qatar before.
Did you know that in recognition of its commitment to sustainable development, DFC received a 3-star GSAS Design & Build certification from the Gulf Organisation for Research and Development (GORD)? This achievement adds to Doha Festival City’s commitment to being a “smart mall” (DFC Press Release).
Let's tell you about some of the best things to check out at DFC!
If you enter DFC from the West Court Entrance (near IKEA Qatar), you'll see this mesmerising wall art on the right side where they keep the kiddy carts. You'll find all 99 names of Allah written in Arabic and Roman, along with the meanings and explanations of all the names. It's fascinating and beautifully done.
Mumuso is a Korean lifestyle brand that offers fashion jewellery, gadgets, accessories, beauty and skincare products, bath and body products that are not only fashionable, they're easy on the wallet, too. Mumuso opened in October 2020 and is already becoming the talk of the town.
There's a little Souq inside DFC! Did you know that? It's on the first floor next to Neuhaus and near Godiva, and though it's not actually a Souq, but a shop called Festival Souq where you can get bargain prices on items that are available in the Centrepoint and Home centre stores; it's quite the hidden gem, and it seems many people don't even know it's there. Well, you do now! So, go check it out and get some awesome stuff at a bargain!
DFC is home to the only Khaadi store in Qatar. Khaadi which means 'hand-woven' is a very well-known Pakistani brand of clothes that specialises in Pakistani outfits that complement both the east and the west. There's a wide variety of ethnic and contemporary Pakistani clothing on offer in different colours, styles and fabrics.
Ambix is a French perfume specialty boutique and is one of DHC's newest additions. Its uniqueness comes from the fact that here you can find perfumes that have been specially created by blending Arabian perfumes with top-quality French scents. The result is phenomenal and the perfumes exquisite.
Ever had a square doughnut before? No? Well, you can now. The Box Qatar offers its customers the freshest, unique, deliciously handmade and additive-free square-shaped doughnuts that you'll just fall in love with. The only other The Box store is in Msheireb.
Qatar's first-ever Harvey Nichols opened up its doors at DFC. Harvey Nichols is "UK's premier luxury fashion retailer" that's been around since 1831, and offers "the ultimate fashion experience". You can find shoes, clothing, accessories, skincare, makeup, handbags and a variety of other 'luxury' items that you won't be able to resist.
OnlyRoses was established in London over 10 years ago and, just like the name suggests is all all about roses. It offers high-end luxury gifts in the form of the finest fresh roses, but their signature gift item is the Infinite Roses. These are real roses that can last a year without any water. OnlyRoses is a must-visit, especially if you're looking for a longlasting gift that's unique and stands apart.
If you're looking for beautiful flower arrangements to enhance your home or to gift loved ones, then Jasmine is the flower shop for you. No matter how big or small the occasion, Jasmine will create a unique flower arrangement that's just perfect for the occasion.
The first-ever NBA official store in the Middle East has opened its doors in Qatar and features basketball-related apparel that includes, basketballs, t-shirts, jerseys footwear, hardware, and other NBA merchandise and collectables.
If you're looking for something unique to gift a loved one, Gift Shed has some beautiful handmade gifts that you can have beautifully wrapped, so that whoever receives them will be beaming with happiness. It's a one-of-a-kind gifts store, especially if you want something different in terms of gifts, stationery and handmade paper crafts.
DFC is the proud location for the country's first-ever Bubba Gump restaurant. It's also the first one in the Middle East. Bubba Gump is America's family-friendly chain of restaurants that serves seafood in a fishing boat type environment.
Maki is an award-winning restaurant that offers contemporary Japanese cuisine, but with innovation. It combines the traditional Japanese traditions with the Mediterranean and other global flavours and textures, so it can offer its esteemed guests a menu that is out of this world.
Did you know DFA has a salon especially for children where they can not only enjoy a haircut but also get pampered, too? They do and the kids love it!
IKEA is a Swedish furniture store and its only branch in Qatar is located at DFC. It's huge and besides furniture, it has so much else to offer including home accessories of all kinds, home decor items, outdoor furnishings, etc. It's huge and one of Doha's favourite furniture stores.
ACE Hardware Qatar is your local hardware store where you will be able to find all your hardware needs amongst other items that you'll just love.
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