Mall of Qatar: Paving The Way For The Mega-Malls

The new Mall of Qatar is set to be the nation’s first super regional shopping centre hoping to attract a whopping 20 million visitors in 2016 alone with a 10% increase on this in 2022 as FIFA are hosted in Qatar for the World Cup.

If everything goes to plan the mega-mall will be open in the first quarter of the new year. It is being designed to cater for residents and visitors of all ages alike with not only an outstanding retail offering but also being one of the best live and dedicated entertainment venues in the world boasting different live performances each evening. Of course, additionally there will be endless options for dining.

International brands that have never before been available in Qatar will sit alongside much-loved favourites, with over 75% of its retail space already leased.

Dubai based shopping mall development firm McArthur + Company comment

 “Mall of Qatar are true believers in excellence, quality and setting new standards. The customer comes first and this is reflected in their pace of construction, the entire flow and layout of the mall which is both functional yet beautiful, and ultimately the calibre of architects and consultants Mall of Qatar work alongside. It is a truly wonderful evolution that is representative of market aspirations.”

The Mall of Qatar will also boast the most user-friendly access and best parking experience in Qatar, something Dubai dwellers can only dream of! It will also be directly linked to the Doha Metro and adjacent to Al Rayyan International station.

This is not just a mall for 2016; this is the centrepiece of a master plan community that will soon welcome neighbouring residential developments, schools and the FIFA World Cup Stadium. It will most certainly be an entertainment district that compliments Qatar’s greater vision, further putting the Middle East on the map for tourism and leisure.

Qatar presently may have one of the lowest penetrations of mall space per capita in the GCC at .30 meters per capita, however the nation’s major initiatives including the development of shopping malls such as the prestigious Mall of Qatar, Doha Metro, the new Hamad International Airport as well as numerous international sporting events such as FIFA, will herald in a new era for the country.

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