DOHA FESTIVAL CITY TO OPEN IN LATE 2016
Clearer details emerged last month about the longawaited Doha Festival City, a mixed-use complex offering retail, dining and entertainment experiences.
Currently under development and set to open in the third quarter of 2016, the QR6.5 billion project will be home to 550 shops, stores and outlets, more than 100 restaurants, cafés and food court stalls, a five-star hotel and convention centre, four entertainment attractions and 8000 car park spaces with an efficient vehicle management system. Doha Festival City will also be the Qatar debut of a myriad of luxury brands and flagship stores, in the same vein as the first IKEA store in the country which opened in 2013. The mall will be home to Qatar's first Harvey Nichols department store, a Vox 4D cinema complex, a full-size Monoprix hypermarket, among many other new offerings, it was announced last month. The City will be constructed in accordance with the Qatar Sustainability Assessment System (QSAS) green building standards and 80% of the mall's 244,000 sq.m. of total gross leasable area is already committed, according to a statement.