In contrast to the atmosphere and bustle of the souqs with their multiple small shops, there are many large stand-alone retail outlets and showrooms lining the streets of Doha’s main shopping districts, as well as a fine array of large and small malls offering visitors a total shopping experience in air-conditioned indoor comfort.
The latter feature department stores, brand name boutiques and individual shops offering an immense range of both regional and international products.
Facilities usually include under-cover parking, banks, supermarkets, coffee shops, food outlets and entertainment activities, such as cinemas, ten-pin bowling and ice skating.
Many shopping malls also feature play areas for children and offer concierge services for those travelling with youngsters.
Visiting times: On Fridays only, we would recommend tourists visit malls after 4pm