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For Qatari residents: Do you prefer a summer or winter World Cup 2022?




Mall Made to Order

Written by  Author |   Fri, 11 July 2014 12:12


Developed by UrbaCon Trading & Contracting (UCC), the Mall of Qatar is scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2015 to welcome an estimated 20 million customers annually.  The project is located at the intersection of Al Rayyan Highway and Celebration Road, and is adjacent to Al Rayyan Sports Club and a future Al Rayyan FIFA 2022 World Cup Stadium. The Mall of Qatar has been designed by internationally acclaimed architects Chapman Taylor and KEO. McARTHUR + COMPANY, the world renowned retail specialists, who have been selected to market and lease the mall.
"The total project cost is in around QR4bn ($1.1 billion) and for such a big project we had to do a feasibility study and research the retail market in Qatar," Roni Mourani, Deputy General Manager, UrbaCon Trading and Contracting told WhyQatar magazine. "Studies showed that though a number of malls are already operational in Qatar, there is still untapped demand for around 2 million m2 to meet the needs of the growing population due to the public spending and the workforce needed to implement the multi-billion dollar worth of projects within the World Cup and the Qatar Vision 2030 plans," he explained.



The Mall of Qatar spans over 162,000 m2 of retail leasable space on three levels that make it one of Qatar's largest shopping and entertainment destinations. A dedicated Metro Station will be integrated into the mall, providing more access to visitors. In addition, the project will provide spacious parking for over 7,000 cars.
The Mall will have a major hypermarket, five department stores, 20 international restaurants and an indoor streetscape with double height flagship stores from across the globe. In addition, unique children's wear, popular price and young urban lifestyle brands will be clustered into districts creating synergy between retailers and providing the maximum in customer convenience. A two level luxury court at the south end of the complex will have individually articulated shop fronts interspersed with indoor/ outdoor cafes and patios and a premium concierge lounge. A major luxury brand hotel is planned, as well as a signature restaurant on the outside surrounded by terraces overlooking the luxury court.
"The Mall of Qatar is also geared towards helping the broader economic growth and prosperity of its surroundings in Al Rayyan area," noted Mourani. "We are also developing the adjacent areas of the mall with excellent infrastructure, transport links, a school complex and real estate projects comprised of mix-used and touristic developments including a hotel to make the mall and its surrounding a landmark destination for tourists and World Cup fans in the future and a number one shopping destination for families in the region" he added.
 The Mall of Qatar is being built just a short 20 minute drive from the center of the city and in the heart of a major new development area that will see 10,000 new villas being built, alongside a new Metro and regional rail links and improved highway connections to the center of Doha.

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