Malls in Qatar: All you need to know

Malls in Qatar: All you need to know

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

Malls are inevitably one of the most obvious choices of destination for most people living in the Gulf. The soaring hot temperatures outside make it apparent that any indoor air-conditioned space is highly coveted for a fun time with friends and family. This is why the mall culture is so popular in Gulf countries and especially in Qatar. Malls have left no stone unturned when it comes to creating delightful, innovative, and fun mall experiences for shoppers. That is why malls in Qatar are extremely popular as a destination to unwind, relax, dine, and indulge in retail therapy with friends and family. 

Following are some of the malls in Qatar: 

Mall of Qatar

Mall of Qatar stands among one of the most important and prominent malls in Qatar. The mall interiors have been designed in a way to promote a seamless shopping experience while also enabling visitors to reenergize in the refreshing green Oasis space with a 360-degree revolving stage in the center of the mall. Mall of Qatar’s dedicated luxury court is home to various designer labels and make it an ideal destination for all shoppers. The Mall of Qatar is also metro-accessible directly and is very close to the Ahmed bin Ali stadium--one of the main venues for the FIFA World Cup 2022.  With a massive 500,000 sq.mts of space, the mall houses multiple brands ranging from apparel, healthcare, lifestyle, home décor, beauty, and even high-end luxury. Shoppers will be spoilt for choice with the varied fast-food and gourmet dining options along with in-mall live entertainment offerings in the mall.

Here are a couple of things for visitors to do at Mall of Qatar:

Shopping

MoQ offers a plethora of options for shoppers right from a wide variety of apparel, footwear, babycare, sportswear, accessories, home décor, and beauty products. Apart from the usual high-street and popular shopping outlets, the Mall also features a few toy shops and even Geekay, which is a haven for all fandom geeks and gamers. Mall of Qatar also has a Carrefour where visitors can indulge in grocery shopping and also get everything they need in one place.

There are also a couple of stores that offer healthcare products such as Kulud Pharmacy and Boots Middle East. Shoppers can also shop for the latest gadgets and electronic devices at stores like Samsung, LG Electronics, Virgin Megastores, Xiaomi, Huawei, and others. Mall of Qatar also has an exclusive luxury court too. 

Luxury shopping

The uber-elegant and opulent section of the mall houses luxury brands with big designer names such as Bvlgari, Armani Exchange, Christian Dior, Michael Kors, Bugatti Merchandise Collection, Swarovski, and many others. It even has a massive floor space for Salam Stores which itself retails multiple luxury clothes, perfumes, beauty products and jewelry. 

Dining

Dining at the mall can be an absolute delight in terms of the variety of cuisines offered. The first floor food court houses multiple fast-food brands and popular food outlets such as KFC, McDonald’s, Papa John’s, Jollibee’s and others. Those looking to experiment and dine with a beautiful yet different ambiance can savor different cuisines from Texas De Brazil, Nakhichivan (Azerbaijani), Outback Steakhouse (Aussie), Baladna Restaurant (Qatari), Basta, Royal Tandoor, UNO Chicago, Jwala (Indian), Divan, Sazeli, Cheesecake Factory, Black Tap and many more.

Dessert lovers are in for a treat with multiple options such as Amorino gelato, Baskin Robbins, Dunkin Donuts, Kane Mochi, Maia Coffee and Chocolate, DipnDip, and Magnolia Bakery. 

Cafes

Guests looking to grab a quick bite and a cup of hot or cold brew can choose from an array of coffee shops and kiosks located strategically at various corners of the mall. Whether it is Karak Mqanes, Starbucks, Kaldi Coffee, Bo’s Coffee, or Pappa Roti, there’s a beverage for everyone to grab and go or even sit for a while. 

Entertainment 

Mall of Qatar is a great place to go for entertainment for people of all ages. The kids can have an amazing time at KidsMondo which is a safe, interactive, and fun space for kids to indulge in pretend-play. The Xtreme Land section in the mall features thrilling activites and adventures for older kids and adults to enjoy as well. There is a bowling alley for children and adults and could make for a fun space to enjoy with families as well as groups. There is also Rush Action Park which could also make for a fun afternoon playing adventurous games.

Cinema-goers are also in for a treat with Novo Cinemas 19-screen megaplex inside the mall, which is also the largest IMAX with laser screen. The theatre also has a luxurious 7-star experience with in-theatre dining, so that’s a great way to unwind and watch a movie in a luxe setup

Live entertainment at Oasis Stage

One of the USPs of the mall is the centre Oasis which is a great haven full of sweeping columns covered with plants all the way to the ceiling. The lush green oasis with trickling water fountains is soothing to the sense as one makes their way to the center of the mall. Right in the middle is the 360-degree revolving stage that frequently hosts multiple live in-mall entertainment activities, concerts, meet and greet events, competitions, and other exciting activities.

AlRayyan Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton

AlRayyan Hotel, which is right adjacent to the mall, is one of the first Curio Collection by Hilton in the Middle East. The hotel is the ultimate destination for luxury, comfort, and sheer elegance with its stunning accommodations, indulgent amenities, and dining options. The hotel has direct access to the mall’s luxury court too. 

How to get there?

This mall is accessible by car/ Karwa taxi, Uber or other ride-hailing companies. You could also ride the Doha metro using the Green line and get off at Al Riffa—Mall of Qatar station which is the last station when coming from Mansoura. An overhead passageway from the metro station will ensure you walk straight into the first floor of the mall. 

Location: Al Jahhaniya Interchange, Ar-Rayyan Al Jahhaniya

Timing: Mall entry is open from 9 am till midnight (Carrefour)

Shops are open from 10 am to 10 pm and until midnight on weekends.

Contact: 4034 6000

For further information, visit their website.

Doha Festival City 

One of the largest shopping and entertainment destinations in Qatar, Doha Festival City (DFC) has been a convenient one-stop-shopping experience for all. From entertainment to shopping, dining to lifestyle; everything is within your reach at DFC. Visitors can take advantage of their Drop n Shop program and let the kids enjoy at the kids area Capoodle as they explore over 400 brands at the mall.

From theme parks to e-gaming, DFC is an entertainment hub for all. It can be easily accessed via the Lusail-QNB station on the Red Line from Doha Metro. The mall also hosts an outdoor 4.5 km long leisure trail where people can exercise, run or cycle. 

Shopping

Explore over 400 stores of renowned brands welcoming you to shop with them at DFC. From the loved Sephora to the Charlotte Tilbury boutique, makeup lovers will be in their very own mini heaven. Starting from high-street fashion brands like H&M, Reserved, and Topshop to luxury brands like Chopard, you are spoiled with options when it comes to shopping at DFC. 

Furniture

DFC holds a number of brands when it comes to furniture including Home Centre, The One, and Pottery Barn to name a few. The iconic IKEA is attached to the mall and you can also find your entrance from within DFC as you explore one of the most popular stores here! 

Dining

Dining at DFC means a whole new variety of food for everyone. You can explore the culinary options from East to West as you choose between 100+ eateries from debutant restaurants like Jaimie’s Italian to the celebrated Asha’s. You can either dine at the North Food Court where you will find your favorites like KFC, Hardee’s, and Attila, or even explore the South Food Court and choose from eateries like Elevation burger, Vanelli’s, and Poffy’s. 

Entertainment

Entertainment knows no limits at Doha Festival City. The acclaimed Angry Birds World, Qatar’s first Snow Dunes theme park, and Virtuocity are just a few places that will keep you busy. You can also book yourself a multisensory movie-watching experience at 4X at Vox Cinemas here! Kids can enjoy Caboodle, the indoor play area, as part of the Drop N Shop program.  

Cafes

You will find little cafes and coffee shops spread across DFC as you take a break from all the shopping. Dessert parlors like Godiva and popular cafes like Paul’s will always be ready with some good coffee.  

How to get there?

Doha Festival City can be reached easily by car. You can also use the Red Line on Doha Metro and get off at its last stop, Lusail-QNB Station, where you need to go up via the escalator to the Al Kheesa exit. The free Metro Link Bus M145 will then take you directly to the mall. 

Location: Al Nuaimi Area, near Umm Salal Muhammed

Number: 4034 4444

Time: Sunday - Thursday: 10 am - 10 pm, Friday-Saturday: 10 am - 11 pm (closed during Friday prayers)

For further information, visit their website 

Villaggio Mall

One of the most popular malls in the country, Villaggio mall is an experience, more than just a shopping destination. Home to global brands and a convenient shopping layout, the mall is easily accessible through the Doha Metro Gold line. With iconic landmarks such as Aspire Park and Khalifa Stadium nearby, Villaggio is known to be one of the hot spots for many across the country.

The Venetian-inspired interiors and its massive range of dining, entertainment, and most importantly shopping, make this a unique mall to visit. Given its convenient location in Al Aziziyah, Villaggio becomes an instant favorite to explore for tourists as well. The indoor canals and high-painted ceilings will leave you in awe as you explore this mall!

Shopping

Villaggio’s shopping is something that everyone can get on board with; they have almost every favorite brand you could think of and a sports store you could get lost in. You can easily pave your way from one end to the other and keep seeing popular shops that you’re bound to check-in. Moreover, their luxury section has names like Gucci, Valentino, and Christian Dior with chic interiors giving you all the lush vibes you need! Jewelry, watches, beauty, health, kids collections - you’ll find anything and everything here.  

Dining

The diverse dining range at Villaggio mall will cater to all taste buds. From the ever-popular burgers at Shake-Shack to the steaks at The Butcher Shop & Grill to the classic TGI-Fridays, you’ve got your scrumptious dining options ready for you! 

Entertainment

The largest family entertainment destination in Doha, the Gondolania Entertainment City is located inside the mall. You can go for Go-Karting, enjoy the roll gliders or simply enjoy the numerous rides inside, you’re sorted when it comes to having a good time! Take advantage of the largest ice skating facility in Doha and sign up for Figure Skating or Ice hokey classes or, simply just give it a spin for as low as QAR 45 for 2 hours. Get inspired by the Venetian vibes and take a Gondola Boat Ride, and if you just want to sit back and relax, simply book yourself a movie at the cinema.  

Cafes

Villaggio boasts of a cafe culture that is popular amongst teens and adults as well. From their instagrammable Eau de Rose to the popular chain Pappa Roti, the overdose of chocolate desserts at Tuile, or the glazed donuts at Krispy Kreme, there’s a cafe or dessert spot for everyone! 

How to get there?

You can reach Villaggio easily via car or you can use the Gold Line at the Doha Metro and get off at the Al Aziziyah Station 

Location: Al Waab st

Number: 4422 7400

Time: Sunday - Wednesday 9 AM - 10 PM, Thursday & Saturday 9 AM - 11 PM, 

           Friday 9 AM - 11 Am / 12:30 PM - 11 PM

For further information, visit their website. 

Place Vendôme

Place Vendôme is fashioned after the Parisian street Rue De La Paix which also begins at the Parisian Place Vendome. A stunning new addition to the gorgeous city of Lusail, Place Vendôme Mall in Doha is a multi-million project spanning nearly 1,000,000 sq.mts with almost 600 retail outlets. Prominent features of the mall include the eye-catching open plaza-style water canal in the center of the mall, with an attractive dancing fountain show in it. The sheer size and the diverse high-street and designer labels housed within the mall only add to the magnificence of the mall. The architecture is heavily Paris-inspired and featured spectacular ceilings, tall sweeping columns, and balconies overlooking the central water canal. Additionally, the mall has quite a few flagship stores some of which are the very first of their brand outlets in Qatar. The mall is metro and Lusail tram accessible.

Here are a few things you can do at Place Vendôme:

Shopping

Place Vendôme has everything under one roof and houses some of the most diverse range of brands under one massive roof. There are affordable high-street fashion brands as well as luxurious designer labels too. The luxury court is replete with designer brands such as Fendi, Bvlgari, Cartier, Rolex, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Louboutin, Salvatore Ferragamo, Bottega Veneta, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, and others—most of which are the first flagship stores of their name in Doha.

Zara has a standalone villa-style store inside the mall, spanning three floors with a total of 3,000 sq.mts and a rooftop with a green garden—all right inside the mall.

Sephora also had made a solid presence in the mall with a standalone flagship store spanning three floors. This unique set up includes the Beauty Lounge, Beauty Hub, and other grooming and beauty experiences.

Dining

Dining can be a delightful experience within Place Vendôme with the amount of food outlet and fine dining options offered to the visitors. The food courts house the usual brands as well as relatively different dining options to entice the visitor’s tastebuds. Specialty coffee shops have their own kiosks spread across the mall along with their cute seating areas.

Watch the dancing fountains and 3D laser show

As opulent as the mall is, the central plaza featuring the open water canal with dancing fountains is perhaps its most attractive feature. The ‘Dancing Fountains’ show will be accompanied by a 3D laser show, which takes place from 7—11 pm every night, every hour. A few cafes and restaurants dot the open plaza, which makes for an even more wonderful dining experience post-shopping.

Entertainment options

There are a few entertainment options that are set to open inside Place Vendôme. *Chuck E Cheese and Jumpino are expected to open in the upcoming weeks.

*since this is a new mall, many new outlets and entertainment options are anticipated to open up soon. Keep a watch on the mall’s social media and website for more information.

Luxury hotel stays

The Place Vendome mall is also connected to two, very luxurious 5-star hotels namely Le Royal Meridien and Palais Vendome, both of which are Parisian-inspired and are a world-class destination for luxury stays.

How to get there?

This mall is accessible by car/ Karwa taxi, Uber or other ride-hailing companies. You can also reach Place Vendôme through the Doha Metro and Lusail tram. Just get off at the Legtaifiya metro station on the Red Line and proceed to the trams. Getting on the Lusail Tram Orange line will take you to Place Vendôme at the Lusail Central tram station. The mall is immediately visible once you exit the tram station. 

Location: Lusail

Timing: 9 am to 10 pm (Sun—Thurs)

9 am till midnight (Frid—Sat)

Contact: 4144 0000

For further information, visit their website. 

Al Hazm Mall

One of the most luxurious malls in the country and an architectural beauty, Al Hazm is an extravagant destination that captivates you from the moment you set your eyes on it. The gorgeous Galleria welcomes you with its  stone and marble arcade topped with a 40m glass dome, distinctly resembling iconic European landmarks.

Whether you’re visiting it in the daytime or taking in the view in the evening, luxury meets a new level, truly adding more meaning to ‘Al Hazm’, translating to the ‘higher ground’. Greek and roman styled water fountains and columns will teleport you to a European state of mind when at this mall.

Scroll through the Italian-inspired setup as you are met with Qatari hospitality while you enjoy art, gastronomy, and the finest that luxury can offer. The entire mall is air-conditioned, and will keep you cool throughout the year and gives you the freedom to explore the promenade easily. The central courtyard is decorated with olive trees imported from Italy and Spain, giving you a panoramic view as you shop. You will see Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele inspired nooks and corners at this mall as well. Making your experience all the more luxurious.

Shopping

Hosting some of the most unique brands in the industry, you will find yourself discovering shopping spots that include beauty, accessories, lifestyle, fashion, and even showrooms. Explore brands like Sole Avenue for shoes and bags, browse through an impressive abaya collection at Palazzo Nero or shop for your children at Little Ones, the mall has collections and stores that you will not find anywhere else in Doha. 

Dining

Al Hazm’s culinary list is unlike any other. Enjoy Latin cuisine at Mnky Hse or go for International cuisine at Belgravia, a mouth-watering experience awaits. Explore European architecture at Le Train Bleu or devour some specialty meat at Asador De Aranda, you will find yourself choosing from some of the best in town. And if nothing else seems fitting, a little taste of Persian cuisine at Takht-e-Jamshid will make it a night for you! 

Al Hazm Cultural Centre

Al Hazm has entertainment you’ve never experienced before. The Al Hazm Cultural Centre hosts a lavish library with wood-paneled bookcases and gold detailing, mesmerizing you with the tiniest details. From books to encyclopedias, magazines to valuable works, get comfortable in any one of the reading rooms as you explore the history, art, and classic literature from the Arab and English world 

Cafes

Some of the most instagrammable cafes in the city will be found at this mall. The acclaimed Rosemary cafe is bound to make it on your social media or you could stop by Hawn cafe for authentic traditional Qatari drinks - Al Hazm gives you a bit of culture as you blend in the luxurious surroundings.

How to get there?

You can reach Al Hazm easily via car or use the public bus T607 which will have Al Hazm Mall on its route. 

Location: Al Markhiya Street, Al Markhiya

Number: 4411 1444

Time: Saturday - Thursday 9 AM - 12 AM

Friday: 10 AM - 12 AM

For further information, visit their website. 

City Center

Strategically located and right named so, the City Center Doha mall falls in the heart of the city and is an extremely popular one among the locals. It is located at a prestigious location and experiences a higher visitor footfall owing to the location and convenience of heading to this mall. It is metro accessible too. The five spacious floors of the mall house multiple brands, dining areas and entertainment for all.

Here are some of the things visitors can do at City Center Doha Mall:

Shopping

There are endless shopping options at City Center Doha, with multiple shops that offer high-street fashion, apparel, home décor, beauty, accessories, sports, healthcare, and financial services. The mall also is home to several new and acclaimed brands, having a rare presence in Qatar, such as the Dollar Plus store, Brands for Less and many others. There are other small kiosks and exhibits in the mall where shoppers can even buy paintings, artistic and unique décor products priced reasonably. There is even a Carrefour for grocery shopping on the first floor and a spacious outlet of Ansar Gallery on the fourth floor.

Dining

With two amply spaced food courts and several multi-cuisine restaurants inside the mall, shoppers can make the most of the rich culinary scene. Visitors can definitely savor the a variety of food at Jamie Oliver’s pizzeria, Sushi Library, Chili’s, Applebee’s, Shanghai Garden, Nando’s, Simit Sarayi, Noodle House and many others.

Cafes

Grab a coffee to go or relax in one of the many cozy couches spread across the mall and enjoy your favorite drink. You can order your brew at Starbucks, Tim Hortons’  and other specialty coffee shops and kiosks present in City Center.

Entertainment

The ground floor of City Center Doha is also home to Qatar’s largest inflatable park, Inflata Park, where young and old kids can enjoy to their hearts’ content. The Fun City on the third floor is another amazing place to enjoy with kids at many of the fun, interactive, and thrilling games. A multi-screen movie theatre inside the mall also means you  get to catch up on that latest movie with friends.

Stay at one of the three connected hotels

City Center Doha malls also enjoys direct access to three world-class hotels—Marriot Marquis City Center, JW Marriott, and City Center Rotana—all of which make for an amazing stay with enhanced accessibility. Each of these hotels provide high-end amenities, exquisite dining experiences at a great location.

How to get there?

This mall is accessible by car/ Karwa taxi, Uber or other ride-hailing companies. Visitors can also reach the mall through the Doha Metro Red Line, and get down at DECC metro station. From the metro station, the mall entrance is just a 5-minute walk away.

Location:   West bay

Timing: 10 am to 10 pm (Mon-Thurs), 10 am till midnight (Friday and Saturday)

Contact: 4493 3355

Website: City Center Doha

Landmark Mall 

The wide one-story mall in Al Gharaffa, which is north of Doha, offers a leisurely shopping experience. The Landmark Mall is designed with lofty turrets to resemble a classic Qatari castle. It has a contemporary and elegant interior. For visitors who want to buy, eat, or relax, the mall offers a welcoming and cozy environment. 

In Landmark mall, following are some of the things you can do within the mall: 

Shopping 

The Landmark Mall is home to a wide variety of well-known worldwide fast-fashion retailers, including Zara and H&M, as well as a number of smaller shops with a range of prices. Customers may discover brands to suit all price ranges. Apart from the usual apparel shopping, you can also buy beautiful flower arrangements and bouquets from the floral shop named Pioni in Landmark mall. Whereas, SweetHeart in Landmark mall makes for the perfect place to buy unique gifts and souvenirs. You can also do grocery shopping at Carrefour. 

Dining

Casper and Gambini's, Simit Sarayi, and Paul Bakery & Restaurant are just a few of the top eateries at Landmark Mall, which also features restaurants serving cuisine from throughout the world. The mall is the ideal pit stop for any dining needs because it also offers a superb assortment of fast food, cafés, and dessert alternatives. 

Entertainment

The kids will be amused by a variety of games and activities at Circus Land, including a huge carousel. 

Cafes  

In addition to being well-known for its coffee, SOHO Coffee Co. situated at landmark mall also sells delicious snacks like Fruity Feta Salad and Hazelnut Brownie Cake. A variety of soups, wraps, and breakfast bowls are also available in addition to this. This makes for the perfect place to grab a coffee and munch on some snacks. 

How to get there? 

Landmark mall is easily accessible via car, taxi, Uber or any other ride-hailing services present in the country. You could also travel via Doha Metro on the Green line and get off at Al Messila metro station and catch the buses (101), or (55). 

Location: Al Gharaffa

Contact: +974 4487 5222

Timings: Saturday – Wednesday: 9 am – 10 pm, Thursday – Friday: 9 am – 11 pm

For further information, visit their website.

Tawar Mall 

Tawar Mall is one of Qatar's most opulent and classically inspired retail centers. The front portion and perspective of this contemporary dhow-shaped mall is modeled after the classic dhow. In addition to housing retail stores and food establishments, the upscale shopping center offers a variety of family-friendly diversions. The mall has a very unique vibe to it at the piazza setting in its food court situated on the third floor. 

In Tawar mall, following are some of the things you can do within the mall: 

Shopping 

The Tawar Mall contains everything you could possibly need, whether it is for fashion, sports, leisure, gadgets, or anything else. Shop here to experience a diverse selection of global commercial brands in Doha. ‌‌Popular brands such as Sports Corner, Riva, Starlink, Merch, and Kiddy Zone are available in Tawar Mall. You can also do your grocery shopping at Spar Hypermarket in Tawar Mall. 

Dine-in 

The Tawar Mall restaurants provide casual eating at its finest with a welcoming ambiance and a variety of delights from various cuisines. Modern eating can also be a lot of fun, and Tawar Mall restaurants are available to you to improve your experience in every way. Tawar Mall Doha in the center of Qatar offers a large selection of modern eating establishments with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian alternatives. ‌‌Some of the must-try restaurants in the mall are Torino SteakHouse Doha, Fromage restaurant, Meesh Me-Time, L’éclair De Genie and so on. 

Enjoy the musical water fountain 

A popular attraction in the mall is the outdoor melodic water fountain. Observe the multicolored water shoot up and dance to the music being played while sitting on one of the chairs facing the fountain. The fountain's many hues are best appreciated at night when it is darker. In the vicinity of the fountain, there are various eateries and cafés.

LED water fountain

Another light show that is likely to catch your attention is in the center of the mall. By the elevator, an LED wall display changes colors and sways like water falling from a waterfall. 

Cafes 

There are several options available when it comes to coffee shops in Tawar Mall. Tawar Mall Doha will provide everything you need under one roof, whether you're craving a tasty pastry or a variety of smoothies, tea, coffee, or other beverages. 

Old Souq 

In addition, the mall has a traditional souq close to the food court. It's created to appear like a true souq in a contemporary environment. There is a little fountain in the middle of the souq that fits in well with the overall atmosphere and the surrounding stores. Local shops providing fragrances, antiques, gifts, artwork, oud, apparel, textiles, cuisine, and more may be found within. 

Watch a movie 

Unwind and relax by watching a movie at Novo cinema in Tawar Mall with your friends and family. The Novo Cinemas provide amenities including personal butler service, exquisite cuisine, reclining automatic chairs, and more. They also have 9 premium theaters, including one luxury 7-star theater. The most recent version of Dolby Atmos Surround Sound technology is included at the Novo Cinemas at Tawar Mall, which enhances the whole experience of guests. ‌‌ 

Bounce Doha 

Another thrilling activity to attempt in Qatar is BOUNCE Inc., where the laws of gravity are suspended and you may experience the exhilaration of flying in a unique environment. BOUNCE Inc. offers it all, whether it's aerial tricks, slam dunks, wall running, or dodgeball combat. 

At this free-jumping facility, there are more than 100 interconnected trampolines. There is a playground for youngsters that is filled with a broad variety of attractions. The absence of hard surfaces here is one of the most fantastic aspects about having fun at BOUNCE Inc. A circus-grade sponge, airbags, and springs have taken the place of every hard object. ‌‌ 

How to get there? 

Tawar mall is easily accessible via car, taxi, Uber or any other ride-hailing services present in the country. You could also travel via Doha Metro on the Green line and get off at Al Messila metro station and catch the buses (101), or (55). 

Location: Al Markhiya Street

Contact: +974 4437 9333

Timings: Saturday – Wednesday: 10 am – 10 pm, Thursday – Friday: 10 am – 12 am

For further information, visit their  website.

Gulf Mall

Gulf Mall is another popular mall worth visiting while in Doha. The architecture of the mall pays homage to the traditional facets of Gulf life with its fortress-like towers. It is rightly named so because its six arches symbolize the six countries that form the GCC group. The number of regional and international shopping outlets laid out in a shopper-friendly layout provides a wholesome shopping experience.

Here are a few things to enjoy at Gulf Mall:

Shopping

Gulf Mall has a pretty good mix of high-street as well as regional and popular brands. Shoppers can choose from a wide array of brands, such as Max, Splash, Lifestyle, Adidas, Victoria’s Secret, R&B, and many others.

Dining

There are multiple dining options for shoppers to enjoy inside Gulf Mall. Whether it is the food court or the standalone restaurants, the dining scene is replete with fast food brands as well as fine dining options. Food brands available include Baskin Robbins, Burger Boutique, Tim Hortons, KFC, dipndip,  Papparoti, Hardee’s, Starbucks, and others.

Entertainment

Gulf Mall is ideal for families as apart from the shopping and dining options, there is also Go Fun. Go Fun is an indoor amusement park that has a variety of playing machines to keep the little ones engaged and entertained. allows

How to get there?

This mall is accessible by car/ Karwa taxi, Uber or other ride-hailing companies. 

Location: Gharrafat Al Rayyan     

Timing: 9 am to 11 pm (open until midnight on Thursdays and Fridays)

Contact: 4031 0600

Website: Gulf Mall

Ezdan Mall 

In Qatar, Ezdan Mall is a fantastic location to meet all of your dining, shopping, and entertainment needs as it has a wide variety of eateries, retail outlets and entertainment areas for enjoyment and relaxation. Ezdan Mall is located in two locations - Al Gharaffa and Al Wakra. A fantastic array of fine dining options and entertainment options round out Ezdan Mall Al Gharaffa's unrivaled blend of the most sought-after brands in the world. 

Ezdan Mall Al Wakra, a marvel of construction that expertly combines traditional Arabic architecture with modern design features, is a pleasant gathering place for residents of the Al Wakra neighborhood to go to shop, eat, and socialize. More than 160 shop establishments are housed within the 75,684 sqm mall. 

In Ezdan mall, following are some of the things you can do within the mall: 

Shopping 

Ezdan Mall offers one-stop shopping with its several locations and a wide variety of high-street and more regionally specific store options, including Giordano, American Eagle Outfitters, The Children's Place, and Charles & Keith. Since millennials prioritize fashion, the mall features distinct areas for children, adults, men, women, and unisex retailers, bringing all the newest clothing collections under one roof. Find the large selection of durable footwear, apparel, and other fashion items that fit your style. 

Several categories for kitchenware, electronics, home décor, cosmetics, and perfumes are available. The mall has a supermarket with food items, fresh produce, skincare products, reasonably priced home décor, a department for baggage, and much more, making it the perfect spot to buy in Qatar. The greatest salons and hair care facilities are found at Ezdan Mall in Al Gharaffa, where you can even receive a makeover. 

Dining

There is something for everyone thanks to a variety of dining alternatives, from fast food to modern dining alternatives. Due to its upscale eating options, Ezdan Mall in Al Gharaffa is highly well-liked by tourists. The mall offers a unique flavor to satisfy every visitor's gourmet experience while they are in the city. Some of the options available at Ezdan Mall Wakra are Papa Johns, KFC, McDonald’s, X-Fire and so on. It also has Sugar and spice, Nandos, Mado café, Dampa seafood village and a lot more.

Entertainment

The Ezdan Mall offers a variety of kid-friendly activities, including Fun Ville, a sizable children's educational entertainment facility where kids may learn while having fun. Doha train which is a fun train ride, where parents can accompany kids is also available. 

Cafes

Cafes such as Starbucks and Tim Hortons serve as the best place to grab a coffee or some snacks and catch up with a friend or more. You can always choose to cut past your usual routine of working from home and choose to work from a café for a change while sipping some soothing coffee. 

How to get here? 

  • Gharaffa

This mall is accessible by car/ Karwa taxi, Uber or other ride-hailing companies. You could also ride the Doha metro using the Green line and get off at Al Messila station. Here, buses (156A), (56), provide access to Ezdan Mall Gharaffa. 

  • Al Wakra

This mall is accessible by car/ Karwa taxi, Uber or other ride-hailing companies. You could also ride the Doha metro using the Red line and get off at Al Wakra station. Here, bus (119) provides access to Ezdan Mall Al Wakra. 

Location: Al Gharaffa, Al Wakra

Contact: +974 44334141, 44334545

Timings: 7:30 am – 12 am, 7 am – 12 am

For further information, visit their  website.

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