Qatar’s largest entertainment complex opens next month

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Qatar’s largest shopping and entertainment complex is ready to open its doors to the public on the first week of October.

The Grand Mall, located inside West End Park near Karwa Training Centre, has a total of 132,000 square feet of retail space, of which 103,000 square feet is occupied by the Grand Mall Hypermarket.

“The shopping complex will host the Grand Mall hypermarket, various leading jewellers, optical shops, mobile shops, fancy and gift shops, saloons, leading apparel brands, a food court and a kid’s play area,” Mohamed Jabir, group marketing head of UAE-based Regency Group told Arabian Business.

“The food court will have seven restaurants offering different international cuisines. Four cinema theatres are also set to open by mid-October adjacent to the hypermarket in the same entertainment complex. The cinemas will screen movies targeted at the Asian Community in Doha.”

In addition, there will be paved parking space to accommodate 3200 cars and 200 buses and the country’s first cricket stadium.

“The complex is open for mid income expatriate families and bachelors alike, as well as high income expatriates and Qataris. Since we are having a central purchase and warehousing system across GCC, we are able to get all merchandise at the best possible prices,” added Ashraf Cherakkal, regional director of the Grand Mall hypermarket.

Within the next two years the UAE based Regency Group will open five more Grand Malls in Qatar. “It is the first shopping and entertainment complex we will open in Qatar, we have 17 years of experience operating 27 retail outlets across Oman, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, India and of course in our headquarters in UAE,” concluded Jabir.

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Posted by: procan

Low income working Men are not allowed in the Mall ? You must be kidding me? Please tell me this not true.

Posted by: Hisham

I have heard men from sone countries are not allowed on holidays and it makes perfect sense. People from those places never spend money and and will walk for 5 hours in the mall. Imagine yourself as a normal shopper, would you be comfortable shopping in a mall like that ?

Posted by: Paul

I must agree with you.
Qatar in its best (not)!

Posted by: benny

lame. It looks and sounds totally underwhelming.

Posted by: benny

I think the real story here is that Qatar are developing the West End Park to provide somewhere for all the low income bachelors to go to (they are not allowed into the regular malls). So it is commendable to provide these guys with somewhere to go. I understand the brief is low budget but i still believe that with a little imagination these places could have some style and character to give them some dignity.

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