The LuLu Group fulfilled their pledge of opening 22 stores in 2022 with the opening of a hypermarket and department store in Al Dhakhira.
The inaugural ceremony was held on Sunday at noon, with a ribbon cutting
officiated by His Excellency Ali Al Sada in the presence LuLu Group
officials and dignitaries, including Abdulla Al Muhanndi and
Khalifa Al Muhannadi.
Located in Al Dhakira, Al Khor, the two-level hypermarket has all the popular
LuLu retail features packed into 7800 square metres. There is the global spread
of fresh fruit and vegetables, choicest cuts of meat and seafood as well as the
popular ‘LuLu Connect’ digital showcase in-store.
The store also includes popular LuLu shopping stations such as LuLu Fashion.
Luggage, Stationery, Sports & Fitness, Footwear, Toys and Home Furnishing etc.
It is conveniently designed with 500 dedicated parking spaces, and 18 checkout
counters. For customers’ convenience, there is an ATM facility and a telecoms
Speaking to reporters, Chairman and Managing Director of Lulu Group
Dr. Yusuff Ali M A congratulated Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani,
the government of Qatar and its people for the big success of FIFA World Cup Qatar
Regarding Lulu’s contribution to the World Cup, he said that Lulu Hypermarket
dedicated a team comprising 220 employees to serve the fans of different
nationalities in a better way and provided quality foods according to their tastes.
“By Grace of God, we succeeded in our plan as there was not any shortage of
food product or price increase in Qatar during the event. This is what we
promised ahead of the World Cup,” said Dr. Yusuff Ali.
Speaking about the new store in Al Dhakhira, he said that it is part of an
expansion plan of Lulu Group to reach out to across the country.
“We have also planned to open six more outlets in the next year,” said Dr. Yusuff.
Director of Lulu Group International Dr. Mohamed Althaf said that Lulu’s plan is
to reach out to the maximum number of people in Qatar and open new stores for customers’ convenience.
“The new outlet will serve the residents of Al Dhakhira and its suburbs in addition
to an expected growing population in near future following the North Field
Expansion (NFE) development plan of mega liquefied natural gas (LNG) trains,”
said Dr. Althaf.
Speaking about Lulu business during the World Cup, he said: “We received
overwhelming response from customers especially fans. Our prime focus was to
serve the fans who came from all over the World by providing quality foods in
large quantity. We succeeded in our plan as no shortage of foods, or any price
hike was recorded at all throughout the event.”