Advertisement
 
  Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Shop Qatar Festival records QR3m in sales over four days  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - The Peninsula - 12/01/2017
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!


(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The inaugural Shop Qatar Festival is getting positive response from the public having generated over QR3m in sales in the first four days, said Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA).
'Sales have exceeded QR3m in the first four days based on the coupons that were given out. This is a very encouraging response and we expect the numbers to grow as people do more shopping in the coming days, Saif Al Kuwari, Director of PR and Communication at QTA, said yesterday. Al Kuwari was giving local media an update on the festival yesterday at Mall of Qatar, one of the festival's retail partners.

Shop Qatar also features rich schedule of entertainment
The festival, he stressed, was born out of close partnership between the public and private sectors aimed at reaching the goals of Qatar National Tourism Strategy 2030. 'In order to achieve that we have to create new products from time to time which paved the way to this festival which takes advantage of the vacation period of neighbouring countries and the pleasant weather of Doha this time of the year, he explained.
Today, ten food outlets open up on the Corniche just hours before the spectacular fireworks display. The outlets will open from 4.30pm to 10.30pm until Saturday near Orry the Oryx statue.
'Families can enjoy Doha Corniche with fireworks and ten food trucks and kiosks which will offer everything from gourmet food to local dishes. In addition, a mobile library will also be at the area as part of the participation of Qatar Foundation's national reading campaign which will also see the screening of the film Siraj, QF's new 3D animation ‘edutainment' TV series, said Al Kuwari.
In support of local community initiatives and businesses, a number of booths and activities will be presented by Qatari enepreneurs and organisations including the Bedaya centre which will sell locally made delicacies.


Lively entertainment is in store for Corniche visitors including music parades, stilt walkers, illusionists, Arda dance, among others. Siraj screenings are scheduled to run for half an hour starting 6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm and 9.30pm, while firework displays will light up the skies at 8pm every day.
'I encourage all citizens and residents to come to the Cornice starting this Thursday to enjoy what we and our partners have to offer. This is something for the entire family to enjoy, he added.
'In its first edition, Shop Qatar showcases the best of what Qatar has to offer in terms of retail and entertainment. In all of our plans, we ensure tourism events are rooted in Qatari heritage, and we also strive to support community initiatives by offering them a popular platform through QTA festivals to reach a broader audience.
Under the slogan ‘A Brand New Tradition', the festival Shop Qatar runs until February 7, offering residents and visitors up to 50% discounts on popular brands, access to local designer products through pop-up shops, and raffle draws with cash prizes worth QR4mn.
Shop Qatar also features a rich schedule of entertainment that caters to a variety of ages and interests. Arab singing sensations Majid Al Muhandis and Hussain Al Jassmi will perform on January 20 and 27 respectively, while the final weekend of Shop Qatar promises to thrill audiences with the Broadway musical CATS as well as the first ever winter edition of Doha Comedy Festival.
The festival's retail partners include Mall of Qatar, Ezdan Mall, Hyatt Plaza, Al Khor Mall, Lagoona Mall, Gulf Mall, Landmark, Dar Al Salam Mall, The Gate and The Pearl-Qatar.


 


The Peninsula




  MENA News Headlines
 Feb 21 2017 - Clear Brine Fluids Market set to reach USD 1.4 billion by 2024.MENAFN Press
(MENAFN Editorial) Clear Brine Fluids Market size was valued at over USD 870 million in 2015 and will witness gains at 5% CAGR by 2024. Positive growth indicators in the oil & gas industry across ...

 Feb 21 2017 - Miss Malarkey's Lost Her Man is the story of an unglamorous apocalypseMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Editorial) iCrowdNewswire - Feb 20, 2017 Miss Malarkey's Lost Her Man A campaign raising money for the production of a 10-minute short film shot locally in Cornwall and created by ...

 Feb 21 2017 - Tel Aviv: Neomatix helps drivers and vehicle fleet operators save money on gas and tires while improving road safety and reducing CO2 emissionsMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Editorial) iCrowdNewswire - Feb 20, 2017 NeomatixThe company helps drivers and vehicle fleet operators save money on gas and tires while improving road safety and reducing CO2 emissions. ...

 Feb 21 2017 - The World Faces a 'Terrible Lack of Trust'MENAFN Press
(MENAFN Editorial) iCrowdNewswire - Feb 21, 2017 By IPS World Desk Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary General. Credit: UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré DUBAI/ROME, Feb 14 2017 (IPS) - The world ...

 Feb 21 2017 - Libya Gaddafi regime trial fell short of international standards UN reportMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Editorial) Libya Gaddafi regime trial fell short of international standards – UN reportThe report by UNSMIL and the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) analyses key aspects of the trial in light ...

 Feb 21 2017 - Joint FAO/UNICEF/WFP statement on famine in South SudanMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Editorial) Joint FAO/UNICEF/WFP statement on famine in South SudanThe heads of three UN agencies issued the following joint call for urgent action to allow aid to reach people facing ...

 Feb 21 2017 - Egypt - Women's Film Festival of AswanMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Editorial) Egypt - Women's Film Festival of AswanThe days dedicated to the Italian shorts will be presented by director Cristina Picchi, who is in Aswan to present the screening of her own ...

 Feb 21 2017 - Severe Food Shortages Hit Africa's Refugees Hard UNHCR and WFP WarnMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Editorial) Severe Food Shortages Hit Africa's Refugees Hard – UNHCR and WFP WarnUNHCR and WFP are concerned that sustained cuts to food assistance will have severe nutrition and ...

 Feb 21 2017 - Nearly 1.4 million children at imminent risk of death as famine looms in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen UNICEFMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Editorial) Nearly 1.4 million children at imminent risk of death as famine looms in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen – UNICEFThis year, UNICEF is working with partners to provide ...

 Feb 21 2017 - BMO Capital Markets to Host 26th Annual Global Metals & Mining ConferenceMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Editorial) Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -BMO Capital Markets will host its 26th annual Global Metals & Mining Conference from February 26 to March 1, 2017, in Hollywood, Florida. The ...

more...


 



Advertisement


Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Search News
Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help