Doha’s new shopping concept with 500,000 sq m of retail space, officially opened its doors to the public on Saturday Mall of Qatar, one of the largest shopping malls in the world, attracted about 100,000 visitors on its opening day on December 10, it has been announced.
Doha’s new shopping concept with 500,000 sq m of retail space, officially opened its doors to the public on Saturday, with 220 stores launch on day one of the “soft opening”.
Officials said the mall is 99 percent leased, with 92 percent currently in the fit-out phase.
“I’m pleased to see the Mall of Qatar running successfully after lots of great efforts and work from varied parties to make it happen,” said Mr. Moutaz Al Khayyat, CEO of Qatar-based developer UrbaCon.
“As a developer of the the 500,000 square metre mall I’m proud to see the visitors enjoying the shopping experience as the mall received approximately 100,000 visitors on its first day.”
When fully operational, the sprawling complex will boast over 500 shops including 100 F&B outlets.
As well as shops, the mall will premiere the world’s first resident troupe – offering mall-wide entertainment with 52 weeks of shows on a 360-degree custom developed revolving stage, as well as a multilevel family entertainment complex.
The mall will also feature a 19-screen Cineplex inclusive of IMAX’s revolutionary laser projection and 12 channel immersive sound system on the region’s largest screen. The cinema will also feature the latest 4D projection technology screen, 7 VIP screens, an 8-lane bowling alley, and in-theatre gourmet food services.
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