Doha, Qatar, 5 November 2018: Doha Festival City, the region’s favourite leisure and retail destination is commemorating the official completion of the mall with a grand opening celebration taking place on Thursday, 8th November 2018 at Mondrian Doha. The milestone marks the opening of more than 400 stores, including flagship brands ACE and Harvey Nichols, which opened earlier this year. The celebrations include a private VIP gala dinner performance by legendary entertainer Jennifer Lopez. Special super-sale promotions will also take place at Doha Festival City mall in the weeks leading up to the grand opening event, running from 19th October – 8th November 2018.
“We are extremely proud to have established Doha Festival City as one of the region’s most exciting destinations, offering the best in family entertainment, retail and dining,” commented Kareem Shamma, CEO, Bawabat Al-Shamal Real Estate Company W.L.L. (BASREC). “This has been a successful journey, and together with the support of our retail partners and the loyalty of our customers, we are pleased to see the destination come to life. We look forward to celebrating our official grand opening and continuing to bring to Qatar even more of these hugely memorable events.”
The celebrations begin at 7:00 pm on the evening of Thursday, 8th November with Essa Al Marzouq, a prominent Kuwaiti artist, showcasing the best of the region’s talents and World-renowned entertainer Jennifer Lopez. Doha Festival City’s grand opening celebrations are in partnership with key sponsors, including the Mondrian Doha and Qatar Airways, two of the nation’s leading brands that share Doha Festival City’s vision of providing exceptional services to customers.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said, “Qatar Airways is thrilled to be partnering with Doha Festival City for its grand opening and
welcoming Jennifer Lopez to our beautiful country. This exciting event is a major highlight in Qatar’s calendar and supports the nation’s emergence as a world-class entertainment destination. We believe in bringing people together through music, and we are honoured to soon have Jennifer Lopez onboard our state-of-the-art aircraft to experience a five-star journey before arriving to Qatar, where she will be welcomed by our nation’s warm hospitality.”
Commenting on the partnership, Axel Gasser, General Manager at Mondrian Doha, said, “We are thrilled about partnering with Doha Festival City as the hospitality sponsor for its grand opening celebrations featuring global sensation, Jennifer Lopez. This sponsorship is another testament to our commitment to exclusive partnerships with cultural visionaries to shape the entertainment and hospitality sector in Doha.”
Doha Festival City is currently home to more than 400 carefully selected international and local brands, including the country’s only IKEA and the largest Monoprix in the world. The Mall hosts some of the most admired names, many of which have made their debut in Qatar at Doha Festival City. With more than 100 restaurants and cafés, as well as exclusive attractions such as the country’s first VOX Cinemas 4DX cinema complex and the awe-inspiring Angry Birds World Park, Doha Festival City is a destination that offers something for everyone.