|Doha Shopping Guide|
Typically, most malls in Doha are open from 10am - 10pm Saturday through Thursday. Most will be closed on Friday mornings but will open up during the evening, when they'll be the most crowded. Also, be aware that some malls schedule "Family Days", where single men will be turned away at the door. These air-conditioned malls are spacious, well-decorated and a welcome refuge from the heat outdoors. Most have cafés, fast food outlets, food courts, restaurants, cineplexes, childrens areas and amusement arcades.
Doha Shopping Malls Guide
A visit to Souq Waqif
Video about shopping, bargaining in Souq Waqif
List of Shopping Malls (Centres) in Doha, Qatar
Al Asmakh Mall
Al Asmakh Mall
Al Asmakh Mall has numerous lifestyle shops, as well as the namesake Centrepoint store
One of the premier department stores in Doha.
City Center Doha
City Center Doha
City Center Doha is considered the largest mall in Qatar with 300,000 m2 total build area and 120,000 m2 leaseable areas with variety of famous international, regional, and local retail brands and services, spread across five floors. City Center landmarks the shopping scene, being the leading retail and leisure destinations in Qatar. Anchor stores include Carrefour, Home Centre, Debenhams, Grand Cine Centre, and Fun City. Over 1,600 car parks available for the regular visitors.
Emporium, is an innovative and exciting shopping destination in Doha. Opened in 2004 the residence of high fashion, Emporium brings the best brands under one roof. The shopping complex combines several branded boutiques, and to some brands, such as Kenzo, Laurel and More & More Emporium was their first outlet in Doha.
Emporium is conveniently located in the heart of the city with ample parking space. Our well experienced staff will give you the best in customer service to make your shopping experience a memorable one.
Hyatt Plaza features international clothing labels and home furnishing stores.
Located in Gharaffa area on the outskirts of Doha City, Landmark Shopping Mall is credited with the unique distinction of transforming the shopping experience in Qatar to a myriad of shopping, dining and entertainment experiences for everyone in the family. It is also widely acknowledged for expanding the geographical boundaries of the urban life in Qatar beyond the realms of Doha city.
In a region that's becoming accustomed to world-class shopping avenues and boulevards, Lagoona in Qatar's capital city Doha, stands out with its unique air of timeless elegance. With a new philosophy in style & structure... unhurried, unforced, unparalleled.
The Mall Shopping Complex gave Qatar its first experience of a shopping mall. Opened in October 1997, the Doha public lovingly called it “The Mall”, giving it a generic meaning and thereby implying as to what a shopping mall should indeed be.
Ten years after its debut and with the addition of many new and bigger malls to the Doha horizon, The Mall still retains its charm as “the ultimate family destination”.
Royal Plaza is a stylish shopping mall located in Doha, Qatar in the Middle East. Shopping with style, Royal Plaza’s catch phrase offers 105 boutiques on three retail levels.
The design and development of the mall was created using essential ingredients that would shape a facility with a sense of elegance and comfort. The practical floor layouts permit visitors to walk about each level with ease. Royal Plaza was designed to present two distinct moods. The day experience permits visitors to enjoy the sun which shimmers through a main central skylight and eight secondary skylights. During the twilight hours, the artificial illumination produces another experience that is warm and tranquil.
Department stores carrying a wide range of upmarket merchandise.
Villaggio is one of the most sought after destination in Qatar for top-of-the-line luxury brands,from Louis Vitton, Christian Dior and Gucci to Prada, Versace and Dolce & Gabanna. Its Venetian-style interiors combines with an astonishing range of shopping, dining and entertainment avenues to make it one of the unique malls in Qatar.
While the compulsive shopper may be lured by the city’s malls stocking designer fashion labels, accessories, electronics, watches and perfumes, it is the souqs that should be visited to experience true Qatari culture. Souqs have been an integral part of Qatari life for centuries and often serve a dual purpose as markets and preferred meeting places.
Souq Waqif is an important souq located in the heart of Doha, literally translated to "standing market". This shopping destination is renowned for selling traditional garments, spices, handicrafts, and souvenirs. It is also home to dozens of restaurants serving cuisines from all over the world, as well as shisha lounges. Although this market dates back at least a hundred years, it has been recently restored back to its original glory. Thousands of people from across the region frequent this market to purchase traditional goods such as wool, traditional thobes, jewelry, and perfumes.Souq Waqif is within walking distance from Doha Corniche, became a hotspot for art galleries and workshops, hosting several art galleries and events. It also hosts local concerts during the holiday seasons.
Another souq worth visiting is the Omani Souq on Haloul Street, parallel to Salwa Road. There you can buy things like spices, incense and woven baskets. Next door is a vegetable market.
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