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Posted On: 14 January 2020 06:00 pm
Updated On: 3 March 2020 12:01 pm

12 reasons why you just have to Shop Qatar

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Shop Qatar is Qatar’s biggest shopping festival and it’s back again this year for its fourth edition! Organised by the Qatar National Tourism Council (NTC), this grand shopping festival gives the residents of Qatar and those visiting in this season, the opportunity to explore and take advantage of its diverse retail and entertainment offerings.

It’s the perfect blend of tradition with modernity, entertainment with shopping, and exciting events with elegance and has been made possible thanks to official telecommunications partner Vodafone, hospitality partners Katara Hospitality and the Ritz-Carlton, as well as luxury partner, Al Hazm.

Reasons to Shop Qatar

1. There’s something for everyone

There’s something for everyone no matter what their taste and choices are till 31 January 2020. From luxury malls to high-end boutiques, from entertainment-rich shopping malls to authentic souqs and bazaars; you’re bound to find whatever it is your wardrobe and home desire. From promotions to special offers on hotel bookings and fine dining at Doha’s most prominent hotels; you’ll be spoiled for choice. From beauty masterclasses to fashion shows by renowned fashion icons, you’ll learn more about the latest trends. From entertainment and fun family activities to live concerts featuring renowned music sensations from around the world, you’re bound to have the time of your life. And from cash prizes to winning cars, and the Chinese New Year celebrations, you can enjoy the best this country has to offer and so much more!

12 reasons why you just have to Shop Qatar 2020

2. Discounts

The festival will be offering fantastic discounts of up to 70% on clothes, electronics, cosmetics, accessories and more. Whether you’re a high-street fashion fanatic, an electronics geek, an automobile lover or any kind of shopper at all, you’re sure to land incredible deals.

Participating malls include Villaggio Mall, Landmark Mall, Mirqab Mall, Gulf Mall, Doha Festival City, City Center Mall, Mall of Qatar, Al Khor Mall, Hyatt Plaza Mall, The Pearl Qatar, and Lagoona Mall.

3. Raffle draws and prizes

Ready for a winning spree? Shoppers who spend QR 200 or more at any of the participating retailers can enter a weekly raffle draw for the chance to win luxurious cars and cash prizes worth over QR 2 million.

The schedule for the raffle draws is below:

12 reasons why you just have to Shop Qatar 2020

4. Cultural experiences from around the world

2020 year marks the start of the Qatar-France Year of Culture, and Shop Qatar ends with weeklong Chinese New Year celebrations which will start on 21 January and go on till 31 January. You’ll get the unique opportunity to enjoy performances by Chinese drummers, be part of the Chinese Dragon Parade in various malls across Doha and see a ‘Designed by China’ fashion show.

5. The Disney Concert

Everyone’s favorite Disney movies come alive with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra at the Qatar National Convention Centre during Shop Qatar from 17 to 19 January!

Watch this concert and awaken a little mermaid who longs to be human, a lion cub who struggles to find his place in the circle of life, and two sisters who wish to warm a frozen relationship. The stories of The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Aladdin and more, are told through the talents of four guest performers flown in directly from Broadway, with over one hour of high resolution video clips from the original films and sweeping orchestral scores performed live by the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra.

The magic of Disney storytelling comes to life once again and reminds us anew that anything is possible, “…if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true.”

Tickets range from QR 100 to QR1,000 and can be purchased from https://tickets.virginmegastore.me/qa/family/8606/disney-in-concert-a-dream-is-a-wish

6. Mall activities for kids

Kids will have a blast during Shop Qatar because there is quite the variety of mall activities like the Star Wars Activation, the Kids Zone, the Confetti Show, the Animal Show, Paws Rescue, the Justice League Parade, Jeem Jawab, Bein Family Game Show, umbrella and face painting, and much, much more!

7. Shows for kids and adults alike

Your kids are sure to enjoy the shows that will take place during the festival. And, we bet you’ll enjoy them, too. Exciting shows to choose from: Masha and The Bear at various malls from 9-15 January (3 shows a day), and Shaun the Sheep at various malls from 16-22 January (3 shows a day)

8. Musical concerts

A host of live music concerts featuring renowned Pakistani band Junoon and Indian artist Sonu Nigam will take audiences to Asia during Shop Qatar with performances that are bound to mesmerise the audiences to hum along with the lyrics and move your feet to the melodies.

12 reasons why you just have to Shop Qatar 2020

9. Fashion and beauty

Fashion-forward shoppers can catch a glimpse of the latest couture and ready-to-wear fashion at Shop Qatar’s Fashion Shows. 20 international, regional and local designers such as Waad, Soleil Abayas, Shaden, Al Dukan, Sarmad, Tamader, Ahmed Talfeet, Laith Maalof, Bariş, Naja Saade, Toufic Al Hassan, and Amjad Al Adab will be showcasing their Spring/ Summer collections 2020 on 23-27 January at the opulent Al Hazm.

There is more!

Aspiring makeup artists can learn from the best – sign up for a masterclass by celebrity artist Hanan Al Najadah at shopqatar.qa or through an open workshop by Dalal Al Refaii.

10. Travel to Qatar

Qatar Airways Holidays is offering fly and stay packages to visitors from both Oman and Kuwait. The packages include return flights, two nights (plus breakfast) at 5, 4, and 3-star hotels, along with a free shopping transfer tour with chauffeur services being available on request.

11. Streamlined access to Qatar

The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) is offering visitors a more streamlined application process through its new Visa Portal. Applications will be processed within 24 hours for those identifying Shop Qatar as the reason for their visit.

12. Getting around Qatar

Shop Qatar has partnered with Careem during the festival to provide a credit of 50% to shoppers using the service to visit participating locations during Shop Qatar.

For more information about Shop Qatar, check out the following social media pages:

Website: @ShopQatar / @VisitQatar
Facebook: QatarCalendar
Instagram: @QatarCalendar
Twitter: @QatarCalendar