Qatar’s largest entertainment complex opens next month

The country’s largest shopping and entertainment complex will host the country’s first cricket stadium
By Shane McGinley
Mon 23 Sep 2013 09:53 AM

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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