Shop Qatar’s third edition of exciting retail offers, fashion-forward events and spectacular entertainment concluded with a grand finale on Sunday evening at Doha Festival City’s (DHFC) luxury hall.
The event featured the fourth and final raffle draw which saw the announcement of the last 11 of total 38 winners to win luxury cars and cash prizes worth QR3m and was followed by a special music performance by rising Qatari star Aisha Aziani.
Mashal Shahbik from Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) commented, “The festivals organised by QNTC are curated to create unique experiences for residents and visitors while energising various sectors that contribute to the overall tourism experience.”
She added, “Shop Qatar has brought a strong start to 2019 and we look forward to giving our visitors new flavours to explore and enjoy at the 10th Qatar International Food Festival which will be announced soon.”
The winners of the QR10,000 cash prizes in the final raffle draw are Zavarise Alessandro (222288), Mohamed Salah Almulla (293032), Abdelrahman Khalid Al ibrahim (224859), Zariha mat (293840), and Houssam Mohamed ahmadani (077348). The winner of QR50,000 is Noura yusuf Mohamed (384750) while the winner of QR100,000 is Lulua Faisal Abdallah (380034). Four fortunate shoppers: Jassim Hillal Al Kuwari (220017), Abdalah Mohamed Sherif (217562), Dhamma Singh (361700), and Mohamed Said (295691) got to update their ride this year with Jaguar X- E (2018), Jaguar E- Pace (2019), Land Rover Discovery Sport (2019), and Range Rover Velar (2019) respectively.
This year’s edition of the Festival ran for 35 days and included all of the winter season’s most exciting events and festivities kicking off with the first National Day Trade Festival from December 15 to 20 and continuing with special retail, hospitality and entertainment across Qatar until January 20.
The festival’s main attraction was the eight-day Shop Qatar Design District hosted at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center featuring a colourful showcase of fashion-forward events and activities. In line with the Qatar-India Year of Culture, Shop Qatar was among the country’s first events to celebrate Indian culture and provide avenues for cultural exchange.
“I am pleased to see the Shop Qatar Design District featuring prominent Indian designers among other international names. The layout and the feel of the District is very innovative and original. I am also glad to see the great response and participation of the Indian community at these events. I would like to thank QNTC for including these fashion shows to add value to the India-Qatar Year of Culture 2019,” said Indian Ambassador P Kumaran.
In addition, Shop Qatar featured a live concert by famous Bollywood singer Arijit Singh at a packed Lusail Sports Arena on Friday.
Shop Qatar also featured live concert featuring Pakistani band Strings and singers Ali Sethi and Quratulain Baloch as well another concert of famous American pop singers Bazzi and Boyce Avenue.
Shop Qatar 2019 had 14 retail partners including Al Mirqab Mall, Al Khor Mall, City Centre, Dar Al Salam Mall, Doha Festival City, Gulf Mall, Hyatt Plaza, Lagoona Mall, Landmark Mall, Mall of Qatar, Royal Plaza, Tawar Mall, The Gate Mall and The Pearl-Qatar.