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The spring season gets a new momentum at one of the most popular destination in Qatar. The Nation’s favorite destination, Mall of Qatar invites you to join exciting array of events at its Fun Fair extravaganza in collaboration with QSports. The activities has already started and will complement the entire spring season, concluding on 15th of April.

The joy events are to run every day until its conclusion in April facing AlRayyan Hotel Doha and accessible from East Gate 1, Mall of Qatar’s latest family fun event is offering unique entertainment to visitors of all ages!

The best part of the event is that it offering activities for almost all age groups. Visitors can fly high with the wind tunnel, where they can experience the thrill of freefall without stepping foot out of a plane, jump up with their kids at the trampoline park and compete with their friends at the outdoor paintball; so even the biggest of kids can have plenty of fun!

Stuart Elder, Mall of Qatar CEO expressed that “At Mall of Qatar, in 2018 we are continuing to excite and thrill our visitors every time they visit the mall! Creating truly affordable and immersive experiences and events is our forte and we know that our visitors are going to love our exhilarating Fun Fair. The next three months are going to be filled with fun and laughter from visitors of all different ages at Mall of Qatar,”

The one-of-a-kind event is being held every day at Mall of Qatar with opening timings including, Sunday to Wednesday 3pm to 10pm, Thursday 3pm to 11pm, Friday 2pm to 11pm and Saturday 1pm to 9pm. Visitors looking for a fun-filled day can enjoy a free entrance to the event where most activities start from QAR 20, excluding entrance to paintballing, which is QAR 90 and the wind tunnel QAR 195.

If you have been looking an escape from the regular routine but are not able to spare the desired time. The array of events may prove a great opportunity to feel trill and adventure that you want to experience. Explore fun activities with your friend and family at Mall of Qatar.



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Updated at 9:15pm with statement from Mall of Qatar

Thousands of people crowded into the Mall of Qatar this morning for the grand opening of popular electronics store Sharaf DG.

But after hours of waiting to take advantage of some doorbuster deals, they were turned away, as authorities canceled the launch over safety concerns.

In a statement, the store said that over 20,000 people had shown up for the official opening.

It apologized for the inconvenience caused by the cancelation of the launch and added that promotions would be released “in a staggered manner over the next few days.”

Though the store was closed today, it has been open since last month. Today was only expected to be its grand launch.

Meanwhile, MOQ echoed Sharaf DG’s concerns about safety.

In a statement on Wednesday evening, it said the promotion was canceled due to an “overwhelming number of visitors to the store that exceeded the number of people permitted by guidelines and was, as such, deemed unsafe.”

Did anyone go to MOQ today? Thoughts?

Qatar’s largest mall soft-opened to the public yesterday, drawing huge and curious crowds.

Many shoppers were interested in checking out the dozens of new brands that were previously not available in Qatar, including Pottery Barn and Leftie’s. Others were hungry to try the nation’s first Cheesecake Factory.

Here are a few things to know about the QR5.4 billion mall:

1) Getting there

MOQ is located in Al Rayyan and is about a 10-minute drive in light traffic from Slope Roundabout near Education City.

To get there, head west out of Doha on Al Luqta St. and pass the Qatar National Convention Center. Keep following the road as it becomes Dukhan Rd.

Just before the Amiri Guard base, there is an exit on the right that is clearly marked for the Mall of Qatar. Follow the signs – you can’t miss it. Also, parking is free.

2) Shopping

The mall is open from Saturday to Wednesday, 10am to 11pm; and from 10am to midnight on Thursday and Friday.

It has over 500 shops, including 100 food and beverage outlets. Speaking to reporters, mall CEO Ahmed Al Mulla said about half of those venues opened yesterday.

More than 80 brands are new to the country, such as US home goods store Pottery Barn, Texas Roadhouse restaurant and clothing store Leftie’s, which were all open yesterday. A 19-screen Novo Cinemas is also screening movies already.

Additionally, the mall has lots of old favorites, include grocery store Carrefour, Centrepoint, H&M and Starbucks.

A massive children’s play area called XtremeLand has also opened.

However, miniature children’s city Kidzmondo and Qatar’s first Hamley’s toy store are expected to launch within a month’s time. The Lego Store is also not yet open.

3) Eating

MOQ has a massive food court spread out over a central atrium that has dancing, multi-colored fountains.

They are surrounded by four giant columns that have a mix of real and artificial plants.

Among the most popular places to dine yesterday were Qatar’s first Cheesecake Factory, Eataly and several fast food venues. Other restaurants include Pf Chang’s, Carluccio’s and Shakespeare & Co.

4) No phone service for Vodafone users

For mobile users with Vodafone, there is little to no service inside the mall for now. However, officials said they are working with the government to sort this out within a few days.

5) Leaving

The best way to ensure a smooth exit is to park in the underground parking lot.

This way, you can take the new tunnel that leads out of the complex. The 1.5km-long tunnel opened on Friday to help funnel traffic out of the mall and onto the Dukhan Highway.


New tunnel

It’s part of the Al Jahhaniya Interchange, which will also eventually provide access to the Emiri Guard, Al Rayyan Stadium, Al Rufaa Celebration Hall Complex and Al Rayyan Metro station.

Have you checked out MOQ yet? Thoughts?