Mall of Qatar officially opens doors to public

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Mall of Qatar, brand new shopping concept with 500,000 sq. m of innovative shopping, top-notch recreation and remarkable leisure options, has officially opened its doors to public.

On Saturday Mall of Qatar welcomed a slew of visitors who came to experience its offerings during the soft opening.

Landmark Group has announced the launch of 19 stores at the newly opened Mall of Qatar, offering a wide variety of fashion, home and food choices.

Mall of Qatar will host a mix of Landmark Group’s home-grown and franchise brands, including Centrepoint, Max, Iconic, Reiss, New Look, Koton, Steve Madden, Carpisa, Ecco, Kurt Geiger, Pablosky, Emax, Sports One, Shoexpress, Candelite and Carluccio’s.

“Each of these brands has been an integral part of Qatar’s flourishing retail and hospitality landscape, and a key favourite of the Qatari consumer – highlighted by the group’s loyalty customer database of over a million in Qatar,” Landmark Group said in a press statement

Speaking about the first official day at Mall of Qatar, Ahmed Al Mulla, CEO, said: “After working towards a goal for many years, seeing it come to life is one of the most incredible experiences – and I am grateful to the entire team responsible for this momentous occasion. Mall of Qatar marks a new era of shopping in Qatar- merging shopping and entertainment at our regional super mall.”

“We are pleased to announce that the Mall is 99% leased- and 92% are currently in the fit-out phase. We are opening over 220 stores on our first day, which is 60% of the gross leasable area,” Al Mulla added.

At Mall of Qatar, MOQ Live, a free entertainment program will take visitors on an incredible adventure on the world’s first 360-degree in mall revolving stage.

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The stage is located at MOQ`s dazzling Oasis, a 5,000 sq. m lush, green, landscaped entertainment arena featuring dancing interactive fountains and waterfalls and hosting all year long shows.

“Mall culture plays a large role in Middle Eastern, and especially GCC society. We are pushing the boundaries and elevating the Mall experience with our brand new, and innovative offering. Today, we are setting super-regional standards for shopping malls, and bringing the concept of retailtainment to life,” Al Mulla concluded.

- Published on 11 December 2016 - Photo : Salim Matramkot / The Peninsula

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