Qatar Summer Festival promotions attract huge crowd

 02 Jul 2017 - 12:37

Qatar Summer Festival promotions attract huge crowd
People engaging in various activities during the ongoing Qatar Summer Festival at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center - DECC yesterday. Pics: Kammutty VP / The Peninsula

By Amna Pervaiz Rao | The Peninsula 

Qatar Summer Festival’s (QSF) wide range of promotions on different shops are pulling a large number of customers who are more than happy over availing ongoing amazing discount offers. 

Participating malls have stepped up efforts to attract more customers by offering attractive offers like “buy two get two free”, “buy one get one free” and 20% to 50% off on many items, and reduced prices for other products such as eye glasses, sports apparel, shoes, bags, and garments. 

As Qatar Summer Festival (QSF) 2017 is now in full swing, people are availing reduced prices and special offers at different brand outlets. 

Sophia, a customer at "Lefties", Mall of Qatar branch told The Peninsula: “I am stocking up kids garments for winters as they are offering amazing prices starting from QR15 up to QR78. I have found all what I need for my vacations as well. Qatar summer festival shopping promotions never disappoint me, I always enjoy shopping during this festival period.”

An manager of retail outlet at The Mall said: “We always see an increase in sales during this period, as people start packing up for vacations. They find exactly what they want and that too at cheaper rates. Mostly, we keep winter garments on offers in this case the customers stock up for winter season.” “Shoppers also try to stretch their purchases to at least QR300 or more to get raffle coupons for the festival’s weekly draw,” he further added. 

Many shops and boutiques are welcoming increasing number of mall-goers since the launch of QSF. Dedicated stalls at participating malls also have started to receive an increasing number of shoppers who fill up and drop coupons in designated drop boxes. An employee of a shop selling children’s clothes and accessories shared the same views. She said: “We actually expect more female customers, mostly mothers, to shop during these "sale seasons" because they really anticipate such promotions.”  

A visitor from London at Zara outlet located in Mall of Qatar said: “Zara is offering up to 50% off on garments. I bought two jackets which I found more affordable as compared to what I get in London. Qatar Summer Festival is offering eye-catching offers which makes shopping more enjoyable.”

Participating malls include Al Khor Mall, Doha Festival City, The Mall, Gulf Mall, Mall of Qatar, Lagoona Mall and Landmark Mall. Retailers at participating malls will be offering 50% discounts and special promotions until 5 September 2017.