Qatar’s biggest retail and entertainment festival returns
Doha: Qatar Tourism has announced the return of the month-long shopping and entertainment extravaganza “Shop Qatar” from September 10 to October 10, 2021.
Shop Qatar will be the first major festival to take place in Qatar in 18 months, where 15 locations across Doha will offer discounts of up to 90%. Now in its fifth edition, the event goes international for the first time with the participation of Qatar Duty Free at HIA.
In total, over hundreds of prizes, including cash and cars worth over QR 4 million, will be won in four weekly raffles. Over 60 top hotels across the country will be running promotions and fun activities for the whole family. Buyers will have the chance to win thousands of Qatar Duty Free gift certificates.
For the first time, Shop Qatar Design Week will be held in the Doha Design District in Msheireb Downtown and will host pop-up shops, design workshops and two international fashion shows marking the Qatar-USA Year of Culture.
Prominent musicians, designers and artists will host masterclasses, fashion shows, workshops and music concerts. Famous Native American fashion designer Naeem Khan and acclaimed Bollywood designer Manish Malhotra will also be in attendance. In addition, regional musical sensations will play at the Qatar National Convention Center. More details on celebrities and VIPs will follow at www.shopqatar.qa.
Qatar Airways Group CEO and Chairman of Qatar Tourism HE Akbar Al Baker said: “As one of the most important events on our annual calendar, Shop Qatar offers the best deals in fashion, entertainment and fashion. retail in the country. With the collaborative efforts of Qatar Tourism and our stakeholders, we look forward to resuming our festivals, while adhering to all strict protocols.
“This year’s Shop Qatar contains unparalleled offerings and experiences, with social distancing measures across all events and malls, in addition to successfully achieving the Qatar Clean certification which is required for each participating hotel and restaurant. A key initiative of Qatar Tourism and the Ministry of Public Health, this initiative facilitates the return of events in person, while preserving health and safety. “
Al Baker continued, “Qatar Tourism continues to work closely with partners in the retail and hospitality sectors to develop more diverse festivals and events appealing to new market segments, to encourage an increase in retail activity in the country. As such, we look forward to resuming our dynamic events calendar, with a host of exciting initiatives to come. “
Aligned with Qatar Tourism’s strategy to promote the country as a destination and showcase its diverse – and affordable – retail, entertainment and culture offerings, Shop Qatar 2021 is also expected to boost business. local communities and the national economy.
After the difficult times brought on by the pandemic, the return of the country’s largest shopping festival will provide a platform for businesses and local stakeholders to boost footfall and promote their products and services.
Business partners include: Al Khor Mall, City Center Mall, Doha Festival City, Ezdan Mall Al Gharrafa, Ezdan Mall Al Wakrah, Galleria Mall, Gulf Mall, Hyatt Plaza, Lagoona Mall, Landmark Mall, Mall of Qatar, The Gate Mall, The Pearl, Villaggio Mall and Qatar Duty Free at Hamad International Airport. The Qatar National and Convention Center and the Doha Design District Msheireb will also host events and activities.
All events will take place according to the guidelines of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH). Design workshops and masterclasses will be held with a limited number of vaccinated individuals, and music concerts will be held at 30% capacity at QNCC.
The theme of Shop Qatar 2021 is “A festival. Countless experiences ”.
All masterclasses will be chargeable. Details will be shared on www.shopqatar.qa.
Information about the draw:
The ever-popular sweepstakes returns, and for every 200 QR spent, buyers will receive a coupon giving them a chance to win. For the first time, buyers will be able to submit raffle entries via WhatsApp. Four raffles will take place at the shopping malls below: Doha Festival City, Hyatt Plaza, Lagoona Mall and Mall of Qatar.
Buyers have a chance to win hundreds of prizes worth over QR 4 million including a QR 1 million cash prize, cars, Sony PlayStation 5, gift cards and more. Moreover.