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Carrefour to debut Mediterranean concept store at Mall of Qatar

Hypermarket giant says on track to fit-out anchor store ahead of October 29 soft opening date

Carrefour to debut Mediterranean concept store at Mall of Qatar

Mall of Qatar, scheduled to open its doors in October, has announced that Carrefour, one of its key anchor tenants, has completed 93 percent of the fit-out process of its 14,000 sq m store.

Other retailers are following suit, as timelines are being met in anticipation of the October 29 Mall of Qatar soft opening date, a statement said.

Carrefour will open its first "Mediterranean concept store" in the Middle East in Qatar and Laurent Hausknecht, country manager at Majid Al Futtaim Retail, said: " Having increased the man power to ensure timely completion, we are very pleased with our progress as the opening date looms closer.

"This makes us especially proud to be a key anchor at Mall of Qatar. It is our ongoing commitment to creating great moments for everyone, every day and we look forward to bringing this vision to life for our customers in Qatar through a new retail concept."

Mall of Qatar will be an entertainment destination premiering the world's first resident troupe, performing mall wide entertainment and custom developed live shows on a 360 degree multi-lift rotating festival stage with theatrical sound, lighting, and animated water features.

"We are witnessing a number of retail spaces already in the final stages of fit-out, and we are proud that Carrefour is bringing its unprecedented concept to the region as part of Mall of Qatar," said Rony Mourani, Mall of Qatar general manager.   

Expected to receive a footfall of 20 million customers annually, the Mall of Qatar includes 500 shops including over 100 F&B restaurants and 7,000 underground and surface car parking spaces.

The mall's 19-screen Cineplex will include the latest 4D projection technology screen and the newest IMAX 3D laser projection system in its largest format worldwide, 7 VIP screens on 3 levels, a 8 lane bowling alley and in-theatre gourmet food service as well as a 5 star luxury hotel, part of Curio, a Collection by Hilton.

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