Parco mall opens today!
21 July 2011
DOHA: Parco Mall, the only green mall in Qatar, will celebrate its grand opening tomorrow with colourful shows, fun-filled games and exciting competitions for children.
The activities and entertainment at the family-oriented mall will continue for eight days until July 29.
Some of the event highlights are magic shows, painting competition, kids' fashion show, karaoke, interactive games, clowns and popular cartoon characters.
Adding to the fun are discounts offered by the shops. With a total area of 5,772 sq m Parco Mall, which is located in Mamoura, has 58 shops spread on a four-tiered building.
"Parco Mall is not just another mall in Doha. It offers world class shops, services and facilities for the entire family," said Moansy Thomas, General Manager, at a press conference yesterday.
What makes the mall unique compared to other shopping centres in the country is its eco-friendly environment which Thomas says an entirely new concept not found in any malls of its kind anywhere in the region. "This is a 'green mall' which features a vertical garden and a full size aquarium. The vertical garden has over 2,000 tropical plants which are capable of producing oxygen equivalent to 15 trees," he explained.
Having a total area of 100 sq m, the vertical garden has an automated irrigation, ventilation and lighting system containing over 5,000 individual parts. Its estimated air movement is 13,608 litres per hour.
The giant marine aquarium at the Food Court, which is custom built and flown directly to Doha, is also sure to catch the attention of every visitor to the new mall. Parco Mall is the first joint venture between business consortium Parco Group based in Dubai and Foodworld Group from Doha.
The launch will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5pm to be attended by the mall developers and officials.
Application forms for the various competitions are available at the mall's information desk or online at www.parcomall.com.
© The Peninsula 2011
it's just a hypermarket with few conveience stores, food court & toys shopThe aquarium is not open yet & haven't seen anything greenIt's located in Al Maamoura in Halool road off D ring roadDon't be decieved by the press release. there is nothing world class about the place
Been there - it has been 'open' for weeks.
There is a Ramada Dry Cleaners and a Peanut seller on the ground floor.
The Vertical Garden is at the top of the escalators - plastic plants hung up.
There is a nice supermarket - think Lulu but very small. There is a 'phone shop' - DVD store and a pharmacy on the same floor (mezzanine level).
Upstairs there is small food court. Last time I was there - Wednesday all of the other things mentioned in the OP were not open and were not due to open for weeks.
If I remember rightly they have had a 'grand opening' before.
It's a nice, quiet, clean Mall with lovely staff but not fantastic.
Hopefully the new bachelor only malls will open soon and then the families may be discouraged from getting into them to avoid distracting the bachelors while they are busy with their shopping
Seems to be missing.
in Abu HAmour! I thinkit's Safari Mall!
Not worth your time, nothing good there, better goto Lulu Hypermarket or City Center.Went in, went out in 10 mins...
family-only mall! too bad i ain't got family over here . if me 'n my housemate... go togather u think they will consider us a couple 'n let us go in? lol
so the bachelors can shop in peace, no kids running about or screaming and additionally no complains that the poor labourers who have been working in the sun for six or seven days a week have been ogling and staring at the families. Well if only people realized and understood that Lady Diana was famous for all the attention she got and craved for rather then for running away or hiding away from it.
Again FAMILY FAMILY FAMILY...Oh god....Why Qatar only let family enjoy when already they enjoying 24/7 ...Well when a MALL is gonna open only for bachelours???Orelse i guess i have to marry or have to get a GF to get inside a mall..LOl!!!
oh hang on, it is "green" , not eco friendly...my bad! ;0
i will be sooo happy for thattt.....!!!Coz families got already many many malls for them..Bt we poor bacheloursss :( ...Orelse what we can do is get a girl who love shopping along with us so it will b more easier for us to enter a mall and enjoy a weekend :P..
Just got back from there, there's just enough parking for about 50 vehicles.
lol, it will be a world wide news if qatar will open a mall " for bachelor's only ", and faamilies will not be permitted to shop.
But will check it out nonetheless (yes I am that bored). Will have to make it this week though cos come Ramadhan and I'll hardly venture outside then!
lol...Well better sit at home and sleeep :P !!
oh dear...eco friendly? Aquarium, Garden? hmmmm........
this mall is also for those having illicit affairs.... hahahahaha... and then they call it family mall? hahahahah
location? and wikimap link?
soo true ....!!!!!!
oh pleaseeeeeeeeeeee....2 days back i been there...Its sooo soo dead malll...Its soo boringggg...!!!!
Btw, where is Mamoura???I am bad at remembering Locations... :P
lol...Anyway i am waiting :P