Qatari department stores in Doha

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There are many reasons to visit Qatar, but the primary one is to go shopping! Qatar is amongst the best places in the world to go to when you want to partake in a little bit of extravagance. According to Forbes, one of the greatest shopping malls anywhere in the world - the Villaggio - is situated in Doha. All the leading brands are available in stores in the capital of Qatar, including deluxe brand names such as Ralph Lauren, Armani, Valentino, Patek Philippe, Breitling, Rolex, Range Rover, Ferrari, Aston Martin and a lot more.

Each of these brands have their personal stores, mostly found in the numerous stores. The shops are very modern and air-cooled, which makes them excellent locations to wander around and shop until exhaustion. Nearly all of the top shopping centres in Qatar can be found in the capital of Qatar.

Here are a couple of existing and a few brand new malls that are located in Doha.

The Villaggio Mall, or as it is simply and fondly known as, Villaggio, is found on Al Waab Street in the west end of the metropolis. It welcomes an average of 42,000 customers daily, with in excess of 1.2 mil people for almost every month of the year. This succes is unmatched anywhere in the area.

With a dedicated shopping center zone of 125,000 square m, and supplying 50,000 square m of first class shopping, 15,000 square metres of luxurious retail outlets and 3,300 car parking slots, Villaggio is equipped to comfortably meet the demands of every visitor.

Villaggio is among the most sought after spots in Qatar for top of the line luxury labels including Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior. Its Venetian styled interiors allow it to become a distinctive and outstanding tourist attraction in Qatar, and one that no visitor can skip.

Mirqab Mall
Planned to have its grand opening in 2015, Mirqab Mall will boast cutting edge infrastructure to ensure that the shopping centre is built to the highest demands. The department store is financed by the Al Mana Group, helmed by Wissam Al Mana.

With its towering Moorish archways and present day glass front, Mirqab Mall’s design strikes an imposing presence that will eclipse its current landscape and serve to push for the continued regeneration of the traditional commercial neighbourhood of Doha. The shopping centre’s retail outlets will display many popular international brands, and there is 50,000 square m of space aimed at retail, meals and refreshments, plus amusement and movie theatres.

[ Landmark Mall]
Milestone by name, Milestone by calibre - Landmark Mall stands tall as the destination to see and be seen.

The retail center offers a stress-free feeling with retail outlets providing an assorted selection of reputable brands, among them Karen Millen, Furla, Marks & Spencer, Omega, H&M, Swarovski, PAUL, Zara& Zara Home, The One and Pinkberry. The shopping mall also has a Carrefour hypermarket, dedicated meal zone, opulent and laid-back diners, a multi-screen Cineplex and Circus Land indoor entertainment area.

The Landmark Mall, a subdivision of the Business Trading Company (operated by Chairman Abdul Aziz Mohammed Al Rabban) opened its doors in 2000 with 30,000 m2 of floor area. With old-fashioned turrets and design detailing, the store pays respect to a standard Qatari castle, yet, once inside, shoppers are presented with a contemporary and state-of-the-art atmosphere with extensive promenades and airy, quiet spaces.

The shopping mall is well known for extending the geographic borders of metropolitan daily life in Doha and quickly set itself up as place to go for people delivering a more calm location, at a distance from the throngs of people in Doha’s city centre.