Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) is gearing up for the launch of the fourth edition of Shop Qatar, the country’s only nationwide shopping festival, which will run from January 7 to 31.
Car and cash prizes in excess of QR2m are in store for bargain hunters and shopaholics who can shop in style while enjoying unbeatable discounts at hundreds of outlets at Shop Qatar’s retail partners including Mall of Qatar, Doha
Festival City, City Center, Villaggio Mall, Mirqab Mall, Landmark Mall, Gulf Mall, Al Khor Mall, Lagoona Mall, Hyatt Plaza Mall, and The Pearl-Qatar, according to Shop Qatar’s official website.
Apart from big discounts and promotions, this year’s Shop Qatar promises many events and activities for style savvies including fashion shows and master classes by beauty experts.
Showcasing on the ramp some of the latest designs from around the world, the fashion shows will be top-billed by “Designed by the World” featuring creations by Ahmad Talfit, Laith Maalouf, Naja Saade, Amgad Al Adab , Saeed Malas,
Baris and Toufic Al Hassan; “Designed by Qatar” displaying collections by Waad, Soliel Abayas, Al Dukan, Fahad Al Obaidly, Modish, Sarmad, Sheen Design, Shaden , Lady Aysha , Tamader Al Sultan and The Black Pearl; and “Designed by
China” featuring designers Grace Chen and Lan yu.
Fashion aficionados can also look forward to the “Ready to Wear Show,” “Haute Couture and Evening Wear Show” and “Kids Fashion Show.”
Well-known names in the beauty world including Hanan Alnajadah, Dalal Al Rifai and Lady Aisha will be among the experts who will be conducting the master classes.
Shop Qatar caters to the entire family with a plethora of shows most of which will be held in participating malls free to the public. Among the shows which have been lined up are Star Wars, Masha and the Bear Stage Show, Shaun the
Sheep Stage Show, Justice League Parade, Chinese Parade, Aura Entertainment Parade, Confetti Show, Bein Family Game Show, and Chinese Dragon Parade.
In addition there are musical spectacles coinciding with the shopping festival such as the concert of Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam at Asian Town Amphitheatre on January 23 and a show by Siwar Choir, Qatar’s leading youth choir, on
January 7 at The Pearl-Qatar.
Launched in 2016, Shop Qatar was aimed at enriching the country’s tourism offering while positioning Qatar as a major shopping destination in the region. The festival’s previous editions have succeeded enriching Qatar’s retail sector attracting residents and tourists alike through its variety of offerings combining big promotions and spectacular entertainment.
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