Doha Festival City retail mall to open Sept 2016

The countdown has begun for the scheduled opening of Doha's Festival City retail mall in September 2016

Doha Festival City's retail mall is due to open in September 2016.
Doha Festival City's retail mall is due to open in September 2016.

The countdown to Doha Festival City’s retail mall opening on September 29, 2016 has begun.

Kareem Shamma, CEO of Doha Festival City, said: “There is a heightened sense of excitement among the project’s stakeholders as we begin our countdown to opening.

“Senior management, consultants, and contractors are all sharing in this effort to ensure that this wonderful development opens its doors, as promised, at the end of September 2016, to the public.”

“The clocks are a reminder to all those involved to ‘step up a gear’ as we approach the final phases of the mall completion”, he added.

Partners and retail tenants have been invited to visit the project’s site on January 12, 2016, to see first-hand the extent of the progress made in readiness for the September opening.

The construction on the 433,000m² site began in October 2011, and the first phase of the project included the on-time delivery of the first and only IKEA store, which has been successfully operating since March 2013.

Construction progress of phase 2, which includes a massive retail mall with over 240,000m² of gross leasable area, is well under way.

The opening of the mall, along with its food court and 18-screen Vox cinemas, will be shortly followed by the opening of its distinctive entertainment offerings.

The third phase will see the delivery of a five star hotel with a convention centre.

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