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An Introduction To The Diverse & Cosmopolitan Malls of Doha

Shopping is one of the main activities in Qatar, especially during the weekends. Make sure to visit Doha’s famous shopping centers during your visit or head towards Souq Waqif for a more traditional experience. Read along about each shopping experience.

City Center

City Center in Doha is one of the largest malls in the Middle East with five levels of shopping from International brands to local furnishing stores, perfume and jewelry boutiques. You can also take part in other activities like bowling, ice skating, and games. The mall includes two food courts and various restaurants.


One of the finest malls in Qatar, Landmark offers a relaxed shopping experience with a good dose of dining and entertainment options. The center looks like a traditional fort from the outside and is known for its kids area called ‘Circus Land’, which includes an indoor amusement park, a separate food court and many shopping options for kids.

Royal Plaza

If you are looking to purchase some jewelry and other luxury items, then Royal Plaza is the place to go. The shopping center offers 105 boutiques on three retail levels, for a relaxed shopping experience with a sense of style and elegance.


This shopping mall is best known for its singular design and Venetian theme. Having a 150-meter long indoor canal, it offers visitors a ride in a genuine Venetian Gondola. At Villaggio, you will find more than 200 stores, an indoor Olympic-sized skating arena and a 22,000-sqm themed park.

Souq Waqif

During the cool months of the year, make sure to check out this traditional market for a more genuine Qatari experience, especially if you want to shop local and regional craftwork. It is one of the most vibrant places in Doha where you can try restaurants that serve traditional Qatari food and Middle Eastern specialties.

Tell us in the comments which shopping option would you like to experience when visiting Qatar and what shopping center would you add to the list.


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