The first edition of Shop Qatar begins this January with an elaborate opening night at Mall of Qatar's Oasis, providing guests and visitors with a taste of what is to come throughout the month-long festival.
The event was presented by local standup comedian Hamad Al Ammari, who provided a humorous preview of the upcoming Doha Comedy Festival. Visitors to Mall of Qatar were treated to a live performance by renowned Qatari singer Fahad Al Kubaisi, along with several other entertainment segments on the Oasis stage. Mashal Shahbik, Director of Festivals and Tourism Events at Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA), said, “We are very grateful for the collaborative spirit our partners in the public and private sectors have shown as we build a brand-new tradition through the first edition of this festival.” The festival will run from January 7 to February 7, offering residents and visitors discounts on popular brands, and raffle draws with cash prizes worth QR4 million. Taking the festivities beyond the retail scene, Shop Qatar also features a rich schedule of entertainment that caters to a variety of ages and interests.