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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.

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