In a colourful celebration of the Indian subcontinent’s vibrant culture and arts, the second week of Shop Qatar (14 to 21 January), saw a unique line-up of Bollywood-inspired activities at malls and special venues across Qatar.

The week’s Bollywood Fashion Show held at the Mondrian Doha Hotel was a dazzling showcase of over 100 Sari- and Lehenga-inspired dresses by six celebrity designers. The show was crowned with a guest appearance by Bollywood superstar Kareena Kapoor in a bridal gown.

Later in the week, Sonu Nigam serenaded his fans in a four-hour performance at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre, organised by Talent Resources. Malls participating in Shop Qatar also hosted a variety of Bollywood-themed pop-up shops inviting mall-goers to create and personalise their own embroidered khussa slippers, bangles and much more.

Second Raffle Draw

Shop Qatar Raffle Draw second week

The second of the festival’s four weekly raffle draws was held at Hyatt Plaza and 15 winners walked away with two BMW cars

and QAR 500,000 in cash prizes. Over 78,000 vouchers were entered into the draw, representing more than QAR 15 millions of spending throughout the second week of Shop Qatar.

Visitors and residents still have a chance to win by shopping or dining at any of the festival’s 13 mall partners. The upcoming draws will be held on Thursday, 25 January at Tawar Mall. The final draw will take place at the closing ceremony in Doha Festival City on 8 February and will feature a special performance by Lebanese singer, Ramy Ayach.

International Week

The Festival’s third week which runs from 21 to 27 January, is themed ‘International Week’ and is set to bring a special line-up of entertainment and activities that celebrate arts and cultures from all over the world.

A display of the latest trends for 2018 is expected at the International Fashion Show  at Mondrian Doha Hotel. Over 100 different looks will be on show. Those interested to attend can register online through this link.  The event is for free and seats will be provided on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The award-winning American duo, the Chainsmokers, will also be taking the stage of the DECC on Thursday, 25 January, to mark the first concert of their 2018 tour. Tickets are available online through this link.

For a traditional shopping experience, festival partner Embrace Doha is leading shopping tours through Souq Waqif, stopping along the way to sample and learn about spices, incense, traditional food, art and clothes. The week’s upcoming tours include a women’s tour on Thursday, 25 January; a men’s tour on Friday, 26 January and a family tour (free for children under 14) on Saturday, 27 January. Tours run from 5 pm to 6:30 pm and cost QAR 150 per person. Those interested to join can register online on through this link.

To find out more, visit and follow the dedicated Shop Qatar social media accounts on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.