Shop Qatar returns for a colourful celebration of the country’s retail and entertainment offerings. The 25-day festival invites residents and visitors to explore and enjoy Qatar’s diverse retail offering including everything from luxury malls and high-end boutique venues to themed, entertainment-rich shopping centres, as well as authentic souqs and bazaars.
Everything You Need to Know about Shop Qatar
Discounts and Prizes: The festival will offer fantastic discounts of up to 70%. When shoppers spend QAR200, they will also get a chance to win six cars and cash prizes worth more than QAR2 million.
Something for Everyone: This festival will blend tradition with modernity, entertainment with shopping, and exciting events with elegance.
Curated Fashion and Culture Experiences: Shop Qatar offers experiences that are designed for visitors and residents to conveniently explore Qatar’s retail, hospitality, fashion and cultural offering. This year marks the start of Qatar-France Year of Culture, with Shop Qatar 2020 ending with weeklong Chinese New Year celebrations, showcasing designs from France and China.
Shop and Win
Shop Qatar 2020 has 12 retail partners in Doha: Mirqab Mall, Al Khor Mall, City Centre, Doha Festival City, Gulf Mall, Hyatt Plaza, Lagoona Mall, Landmark Mall, Mall of Qatar, Villagio, The Pearl-Qatar, and Galeries Lafayette. These partners will be provide discounts of up to 70% on a range of consumer goods including clothes, electronics, cosmetics and accessories for men, women and children.
Travel and Stay Package Deals
Qatar Airways Holidays is offering fly & stay packages to visitors from Oman and Kuwait. These include return flights, two nights (plus breakfast) at five, four and three-star hotels, and a free shopping transfer tour.
Ease of Access
The Ministry of Interior is also offering visitors a more streamlined application process through its new Visa Portal. Applications will be processed within 24 hours for anyone whose reason for their visit is the Shop Qatar festival.
Weekly Raffle Draws
Shoppers who will spend QAR200 at any of the participating retailers can enter a weekly raffle draw for a chance to win cars and cash prizes worth more than QAR2 million. The raffle draws will be held every Friday during the Festival (17, 24 and 31January), with 12 cash prizes worth QAR330,000 and two cars to be won each raffle draw.
Fashion-forward shoppers can catch a glimpse of the latest couture and ready-to-wear fashion at Shop Qatar’s Fashion Shows. Twenty international, regional and local designers will be showcasing their Spring/ Summer collections from 23 to 27 January.
✓ Shop Qatar Opening Ceremony at Baraha Downtown Msheireb (7 Jan) By invitation only
✓ International Fashion Show at Al Hazm (23 Jan)
✓ Fashion Show at Al Hazm (24 Jan)
✓ Kids Fashion Show at Mirqab Mall (24 Jan)
✓ Fashion show at Al Hazm (25 Jan) featuring local designers
✓ Al Hazm Collection FashionShows (26-27 Jan)
✓ Chinese Fashion Show at Al Hazm (29 Jan)
Make-up, Hair and Beauty Masterclasses and Workshops
Style-savvy residents and visitors are invited to learn about the newest trends in the world of fashion and makeup through a series of masterclasses and workshops with celebrity makeup artists and influencers:
✓ Masterclass with Mario Dedivanovic / 3 pm to 8 pm / 31 Jan / QAR2,500 entrance fee / Seats available: 300 / Tickets available at Virgin
✓ Masterclass with Hanan Al Najada / 4 pm to 9 pm / 14 Jan / Park Hyatt Hotel / QAR1,000 entrance fee / Seat available: 150 / Tickets available at Virgin
✓ Makeup activation by Hanan Al Najada / 13 Jan / Doha Festival City / No entrance fee – open to public
✓ Makeup workshop with Dalal Al Refai / 18 Jan / Lagoona Mall – 51 East / No entrance fee – open to public
In-Mall Entertainment and Activations
Throughout the festival, all participating malls will host free roaming shows and family-friendly entertainment as well as a colourful lights and confetti show every weekend.
Shows and Activations:
✓ Masha and the Bear / various malls / 9 to 15 Jan (three shows a day)
✓ Shaun the Sheep / various malls / 16 to 22 Jan (three shows a day)
✓ Justice League Parade / various malls / 21 to 31 Jan
✓ Bein Family Game Show / Mirqab Mall / 23-24 Jan and 30-31 Jan / 3 pm
✓ Solo musicians / various malls / 9 to 11 Jan, 16 to 18 Jan, 24 Jan and 31 Jan
✓ Lights and confetti show / various malls throughout the festival
✓ Siwar Choir / 17 Jan / The Pearl-Qatar after the first raffle draw, 9:30 pm
✓ Disney in Concert with Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra / 17 to 21 Jan / QNCC
The festival will see a host of live music concerts featuring Pakistani and Indian artists:
✓ Sonu Nigam / 23 Jan / Asian Town Amphitheatre
✓ New Year Concert / 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm / 25 Jan / Katara Opera House
✓ PK Music Festival / 7 pm / 30 Jan / QNCC
✓ Video Games Live / 8 pm to 11 pm / 31 Jan / QNCC
Chinese New Year Celebrations
✓ Dragon Parade / 25 to 31 Jan
✓ Drum Show / 25 to 31 Jan
✓ Chinese arts and crafts activities / 25 to 30 Jan
✓ Fashion Show at Al Hazm / 29 Jan / featuring Chinese celebrity designers Lan Yu and Grace Chen
Careem provides a credit of 50% to shoppers using the service to visit participating locations during the Shop Qatar Festival