Doha, coined the mall capital of the world, is a shopper’s paradise. Here we go through our 5 favourite city malls so that you can plan your next shopping spree in the Middle East. Talk to Brightsun about our incredible range of cheap flights to Doha so that you can also get there on budget.
1. Mall of Qatar
The massive Mall of Qatar, Qatar’s largest mall, opened its doors in December 2016. The mall measures 5.4 million square foot, and offers over 500 retail stores, hundreds of food outlets, an on site 5 star hotel, a 10 lane bowling alley, plus the largest IMAX laser 3D projection system in the world.
2. Alhazm Mall
The recently opened Alhazm Mall, which opened its doors in May 2017, is a luxury mall, designed to reflect Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, one of the world’s oldest shopping malls. Alhazm Mall is fast becoming a top attraction in Doha, with more than shopping on offer, it has its own gardens and a library.
3. City Centre Doha
The City Centre Doha is one of the largest malls in Doha, attracting tens of thousands of visitors a day. The mall offers over 300 shops, an ice-skating rink, bowing alleys, a 14 screen cinema complex, plus restaurants spread over 5 floors. The mall is in West Bay, which also boasts slick new arts centres.
4. Villaggio Mall
The Villaggio Mall, covering over 350,000 square feet, has a Venetian inspired interior, where you can take a classic Gondola ride and shop the Via Domo Luxury Area. Here you can also enjoy the Gondoliana theme park, as well as ice-skating rinks, IMAX movie theatres and a range of food outlets.
5. Katara Plaza
The Katara Plaza, Qatar’s first open-air and air-conditioned plaza, set to open in September 2017, and will offer a Galeries Lafayette, an Evian Spa, plus a mall dedicated to children, with candy stores and clothes and games outlets galore. The mall is also set to host a range of cultural events, concerts and festivals.
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