City Center Mall closed today for an inspection?

UPDATE | 12:22pm:

Doha News spoke to a City Center manager who said the mall will be closed for the next two days.

Earlier today, the Ministry of Interior tweeted than an unnamed shopping center has been closed due to non-conformity to safety regulations:

It did not give a time frame for the mall’s reopening.

It is to be noted that MOI’s has yet to tweet anything in English about the closure, and the English-language contact there who Doha News spoke with more than an hour ago appeared to have no knowledge of the closure.

That leaves Landmark mall as the go-to mall destination this weekend, but beware:

Doha’s most popular mall (especially after the Villaggio fire) appears to be closed today.

While normally the Carrefour supermarket in the mall would be opened on a Friday morning, guards posted outside are telling customers otherwise.

With the mall management office closed for the weekend, it’s hard to get a straight answer.

We talked to a mall employee, who said it might open at 2pm this afternoon, but others have been told otherwise:

What gives? Let us know if you know more!

Credit: Photo by Nathanm

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