Going shopping is one of the most popular pastimes in Qatar. People enjoy going to malls and souqs to shop, eat, watch movies or just walk.
There are more than 20 shopping destinations in Qatar that include international brands, luxury goods, jewelry, electronics, lifestyle, home stores and entertainment centers. They vary in size, but all provide an opportunity for shopping, entertainment and dining experience.
Benefit from amazing sales, offers and prizes that are part of this Year’s Summer in Qatar programme running from 4 June to 16 August.
Back to school
Going back to school will never be more exciting with amazing offers on all school supplies, including high-tech gadgets, stationery, backpacks and clothes. Relax, recharge and prepare to go back to school!
When shopping at local souqs, you can always bargain. Test or sharpen your bargaining skills when you’re out and about in Souq Waqif, Souq Al Wakra or other traditional markets.
Fun mall shopping
Malls will be offering fun for the whole family through a host of exclusive in-mall entertainment and roaming shows throughout the summer.
Qatar is a multicultural country, home to more than 100 nationalities. Given its diversity of nationalities and cultures, Qatar brings you the world. It‘s a great opportunity to broaden your horizons and try unique foodstuffs and fashion, from Turkey, Kuwait, Oman, India, Pakistan, Philippines, Korea, China and many more.
No VAT or Sales Tax
No VAT or Sales Tax in Qatar ensures prices are competitive with other shopping destinations.
Shoppers, hold on to your receipts. With monthly raffle draws, you stand the chance to win luxury cars and incredible cash prizes. For every QAR200 spent at any participating outlets, shoppers get a chance to join three raffle draws being held throughout the summer. Cash and car prizes are in total worth an amazing QAR2 million! Shop at Doha Festival City, Mall of Qatar, Tawar, Lagoona, Mirqab, Landmark, Gulf, Hyatt Plaza and Al Khor malls to be able to enter raffle draws, with prizes starting from QAR20,000. Draws will take place at Lagoona Mall, Doha Festival City and Mall of Qatar. Check http://summerinqatar.qa for the dates!
Safe gold shopping
Buying gold in Qatar is safe as all gold sold is tested and hallmarked in the country, so quality is guaranteed. Most of the gold is 18 and 22 carat. Some jewellery items have artificial stones, and this is reflected in the price. When shopping at the Gold Souq, you are welcome to try anything on, and the salesmen may be able to bring pieces from a nearby shop if they don’t have what you are looking for.
Expect to be blown away by discounts of up to 70% on the latest fashion collections, electronics, cosmetics, cars and more at the nine participating malls. Discounts are also available on a huge range of consumer goods for men, women and children.
Walk in malls
Malls are especially popular in the summer as more people tend to be indoors. Efforts to promote an active lifestyle among Qatar residents have got a further boost in larger malls, which offer various indoor entertainment and leisure activities. Doha Festival City includes a 3-km outdoor leisure trail for bikers, skateboarders, runners and walkers. Malls such as Hyatt Plaza, Al Khor, Lagoona and Landmark have partnered with Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) to encourage people to walk and exercise within their malls under AZF’s ‘Step Into Health, Walk in Mall’ program. It encourages individuals to walk 10,000 steps or more per day, or 30 minutes or more at least five days a week.
As you go shopping in malls and souqs in Qatar, make sure to explore the destination. Qatar’s malls are architectural marvels that also include musical fountains, lush gardens and breathtaking artwork.
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