5th April 2017
Doha Festival City,an entertainment, retail and hospitality destination in Qatar, managed and operated by Al-Futtaim, opened its doors to the public recently. Thousands of visitors flocked to the new Mall and participated in its glittering opening ceremony.
New mall in outskirts of Doha on North Highway is adjacent to IKEA Stores housing large store of UK’s fame Marks & Spencer, first West Elm, Muji and flagship stores from H&M, Centerpoint, first VOX Cinemas in Qatar and as per the official statement the world’s largest Monoprix Hypermarket amongst many others.
Trevor Hill, General Manager of Doha Festival City Mall said “We currently have an extensive number of new-concept and first-to-market stores opened and are looking forward to many more over the coming weeks and months including Harvey Nichols, Mama’s & Papa’s, All Saints, Hanna Andersson and four unique theme parks. The first Angry Birds World globally, indoor snow park Snow Dunes, ‘edutainment’ park Juniverse and digital experience Virtuocity, will all be open by the end of the summer. We have also opened our purpose built Outdoor Leisure Trail, a 3km track designed with fun and fitness in mind –with this element free for our customers to enjoy.”
‘Doha Festival City has partnered with twelve hotels across Doha to offer its guests complementary trips to and from the Mall, with shuttle services running throughout the day seven days a week’ Hill told.
‘As a ‘Smart Mall’, Doha Festival City has incorporated a number of innovative concepts that combines with unique technology, enhancing its visitors’ experience at every part of their journey within the destination. From digital wayfinding, smart car parking and free high-speed wifi to its extensive digital media network– every ‘Smart’ aspect has been considered throughout.’
Trevor Hill siad that After many months of anticipation, we are tremendously proud to finally welcome the public to our world-class destination and are already enjoying the positive feedback. We invite visitors to come and celebrate with us time and again, as we have a number of surprises in store at Doha Festival City to ensure ongoing one-of-a-kind experiences for all.”
Nick Batey, General Manager, Marks & Spencer Al-Futtaim, MENA said “As the biggest store opening for Marks & Spencer in Qatar this year, we are proud to be launching our world renowned chilled food for the first time in Qatar, as well as our table service M&S Café, which offers our customers a more leisurely experience. After much anticipation M&S in Doha Festival City has received a very positive reaction from our first customers today.”