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Doha offers plenty of shopping opportunities, from small computer gadgets to heavy furniture, from clothes to curtains. However their collections may not as comprehensive as in other big cities or as cheap as you may find in other countries.

Location wise, mostly these shops are clustered in a particular area in Doha. Depending on what you are looking for, for instance computer items can be found in a building attached to Grand Mercure hotel, while curtains or furniture can be found in Salwa Road or Al Asmakh Street.



Shopping Malls

Doha shopping malls are relatively modern and big. Almost all malls in Doha, except Villagio Mall, apply “family day” on Friday and Saturday, which means only visitors with family or female visitors are allowed to enter the building. Daily opening hours are normally between 10am till 10pm, except a few shopping malls that open a bit late on Friday (see the list below).

Most of the time malls are quite convenience during weekdays but can be crowded on weekends. Car parking is currently still free of charge. A few of shopping malls in Doha are listed below.




City Centre

Location:West Bay area
Telephone:+974 44839990, 44933355
Additional facilities: Cinemas
Ice skating rink
Remarks: on weekends after 12pm onwards finding a parking spot is not easy and mall can be crowded

Watch YouTube video of City Centre here: www.youtube.com




Hyatt Plaza

Location:Al Waab St
Telephone:+974 44999666
Opening hours: Daily, 10am-11pm
On Friday most of the shops open at about 2pm
Additional facilities:children play area
Nearby attractions: Aspire Park
Khalifa Stadium
Remarks:on weekends after 12pm onwards finding a parking spot is not easy and mall can be crowded

Royal Plaza Mall

Location:Al Sadd St
Telephone:+974 44130000
Website:www.royalplazadoha.com
Opening hours:on Friday most of the shops open after 2pm
Additional facilities:cinemas
Remarks:click the right picture for bigger photo of the shopping mall.

Salam Plaza

Location:West Bay area
Telephone:+974 44485555
Website:www.salams.com
Opening hours:on Friday mall is open after 3pm
Remarks: This is one of the shopping malls in Doha that sells mostly luxurious products
It is located near the City Center shopping mall

The Mall

Location:D Ring Rd
Telephone:+974 44678888
Opening hours:on Friday shops are open after 2pm
Additional facilities: Cinemas
Open air restaurants
Remarks: This is one of the earlier shopping malls built in Doha
On weekends after 12pm onwards finding a parking spot is not easy and mall can be crowded

Villagio Mall

Location:Al Waab St
Telephone:+974 44135222, 44149666
Opening hours:on Friday most of the shops are open at about 2pm
Additional facilities: Cinemas
Ice skating rink
Nearby attractions: Aspire Park
Khalifa Stadium
Remarks: On weekends after 12pm onwards finding a parking spot is not easy and mall can be crowded
It has a 150 meter-long Venice-style canal inside the mall
Click the picture on the right for bigger photos of the shopping mall
Villagio was closed for a few months following a fire outbreak in the mall in May 2012

Watch YouTube video of Villagio Doha here: www.youtube.com




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