Attraction in Qatar: Doha Festival City

If you have roamed around Doha already and now getting bored of going over and over again to the same places, you might want to check out the newest attraction in this city: the Doha Festival City. This place is considered one of the biggest malls in the country which recently opened its entrance to the public. To know more about its features, continue reading the rest of this article.

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The new mall situated at the heart of Qatar has introduced new brand names to the public during its soft opening. Few of these brands include Ace Hardware, Harvey Nichols, and Borders Bookstore. Last September 2017, only half of its 500 stores were opened. Today, it has more shops for you to run through.

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Features of Doha Festival City

Leading Brands

Doha Festival City is a haven of big and leading brands. You will be able to shop from your favorite stores like Paperchase, Muj, and the Monoprix store. These shops came from the UK and Japan. You can also visit other stores like Marks & Spencer, Centrepoint, Megastore, and Pottery Barn.


The mall offers an exciting 18-screen Vox Cinema with multi-sensory 4DX technology. Whoever tries this entertainment feature will be able to feel sensations like vibrations, winds, and scents. What a fun experience right?
For the future references, you can check out the following options for your entertainment:

  • Caboodle
  • Snow Park
  • Juniverse
  • Angry Birds Theme Park
  • Virtuosity
  • F&B Shops

Another fascinating feature of Doha Festival City is the opening of F&B Outlets. About 100 outlets are located in two food courts within the mall. Some of the shops you can try include The Cheesecake Factory, 800 Degrees Pizza, Katsuya, and Wafflemeister. Fast-food chains are also available for those who are craving for McDonald’s fries and KFC chicken.

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The festival city has stores offering services to visitors. You can find several ATMs, banks, and pharmacies inside the mall.

Parking Space

The parking space in the festival city is free of charge unless you want to park in valet and VIP areas with DHS30 and DHS60 fees respectively. The mall has 4 level parking g area which can accommodate up to 8,000 vehicles. Nearby the mall you’ll find shaded and unshaded parking lots.

Opening Hours

The mall is flexible when it comes to opening hours. It is open every day with different schedules on weekdays and weekends. During Sundays to Wednesdays, you can go to the mall from 10 am to 10 pm. You can also make a visit on Thursdays to Saturdays from 10 am to midnight.

These are the amazing features of Qatar’s Doha Festival City. You can spend your free time here while window shopping, sipping your favorite drinks at cafes and eating at your favorite food outlets. Don’t forget to share this with your family and friends so they can discover how exciting Doha is!

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