Mall of Qatar project set for 2015 opening

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Posted by: Retailman

I agree that the time table appears to be adventurous but knowing this team, the chances are good.
When I was asked to undertake a peer review of the project, one of my first concerns with the draft concept was that the three storied area would be non-productive, however, now reading that this is intended to be an ethnic market place, add that to the proposed metro station and now a hotel (which were also not on the cards at that time) the venue looks now to have three major ingredients for sustainability. I trust the anchors will be special and different. We will certainly be recommending this Mall to our connections.

Posted by: Charlie

There is not much about the the Mall as presented. To be successful, the Mall must have a unique something to offer the guest that cannot be replicated elsewhere.

There is no point in creating Mall with shops the same as you can find elsewhere in Doha like BCA, Festival City, or the simple Doha Souk, etc.

Posted by: Qatari

I agree. Mall of Qatar will be no different than any of City Center, Land Mark, and Vellagio. Souq Wagif and the Pearl have their unique 'shopping atmosphere', but again the Pearl has the same shops that any other mall has.

Posted by: bu jassim

completed in September 2015?? its taken 4 years to build a mall on al nasr street and its only 70% done if that, abu hamour mall wont be done for 2 more years at least.

But somehow the biggest mall in the middle east will be finished by september 2015 with a metro station? something that hasnt been done in Qatar before.

unrealistic target dates as usual... expect it to be completed by 2018 at a minimum.

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