Mall of Qatar draws huge crowd

 22 May 2017 - 23:43

Mall of Qatar draws huge crowd
More than 200 artistes performed 20 different shows during the official opening of Mall of Qatar recently. Pic: Kammuty V P / The Peninsula

By Fazeena Saleem / The Peninsula

Mall of Qatar, a unique shopping and entertainment destination in the region  has become  increasingly popular destination among the local as well as many GCC visitors due to the  unparalleled opportunities, says a senior official.
 The number of visitors has  far exceeded the  expectations in the first six months of opening, that shows that Mall of Qatar is on course to receive over 20 million visitors per annum., Rony Mourani, General Manager at Mall of Qatar told The Peninsula.
“Being the Mall of the nation in Qatar, most visitors are residents of Qatar. However, Mall of Qatar has become increasingly popular amongst the region as a destination for families and friends of all ages. Mall of Qatar sees visitors from across the GCC, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain,” said  Mourani.
“Mall of Qatar tourist numbers has increased within a short period of time, since the Mall launched its world-class shows – MOQ LIVE, running all year long. MOQ LIVE mall-wide entertainment showcases its wonderful headline shows, on the first 360-degree stage within a mall, which was custom developed and includes a revolving stage. Furthermore, the mall offers visitors an exciting line-up of festivals, such as the recent Spring Festival and amazing prizes for shoppers,” he added.
Mall of Qatar was built to capture the imagination of the entire nation, with 500,000 sq. m of innovative shopping concepts, top-notch recreation, leisure options, and 52 weeks of spectacular headline shows. Mall of Qatar’s strength is being able to combine all three shopping, dining or entertainment together, as a shopping mall. It provides visitors with worldwide brands that span from entry level to luxury, and with more than 80 new names in the Qatar market. Visitors will be dazzled by the 500 varied retail, dining and café options, with 100 being food and beverage outlets.
“Everyone is interested in experiencing something new and unique, Mall of Qatar prides itself on being a destination that has successfully brought a lot of firsts to Qatar and to the region. Mall of Qatar is committed to always providing something new and exciting for visitors that will keep them coming back to MOQ. It is a destination that provides free entertainment for all, and a numerous selection of shopping and dining options,” said Mourani.
Mall of Qatar has a blend of dining, shopping and entertainment for all ages, including KidzMondo and NOVO cinemas, with the largest IMAX screen in the region. Furthermore, Mall of Qatar has world-class entertainment shows throughout the mall on a daily basis.
“Mall of Qatar’s entertainment is very popular amongst visitors of all ages, and MOQ constantly studies what people like and what interests families in Qatar. The mall also aims to cater to international tastes and takes traditions and customs very seriously through a vast entertainment variety. Mall of Qatar wants to create a wonderful balance between the local culture of Qatar and world-class entertainment for all visitors, as well as following the holiday season and prime local holidays,”  says Mourani. The Mall of Qatar officially opened on April 8, in the presence of more than  150,000 visitors.