Doha, Qatar, 5 December 2016: International retail franchise operator M.H. Alshaya Co. is preparing to open 32 brands at the prestigious new Mall of Qatar – including eight brands that will be making their debut appearance in Qatar. The Mall, a major new retail, leisure and entertainment venue in Al Rayyan, opens for trading in the coming weeks.
The brands opening for the first time in Qatar include The Cheesecake Factory, Victoria's Secret, Texas Roadhouse, Le Pain Quotidien, Bridgewater Chocolate, Phase Eight, Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids. They will join a stellar line-up of some of the world's best-loved brands at the Mall, including Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, The Body Shop and Boots.
"Alshaya's strong presence at Mall of Qatar is a strong signal of our commitment to the Qatar market, which forms an important part of our ongoing growth plans across the Middle East," said Alshaya's Senior Vice-President for Property Development, John Hadden.
"We're continually looking for opportunities to introduce our portfolio of well-loved international brands to our customers in our core markets, and the scale and vision of the Mall of Qatar gives us a great opportunity to extend the shopping and dining choices available to discerning, brand-savvy consumers in Qatar."
Alshaya already operates more than 100 stores in Qatar, across retail sectors that include fashion & footwear, food, health & beauty, pharmacy, optics and home furnishings. The opening of 32 brands at Mall of Qatar represents Alshaya's single biggest opening in the country.
The complete list of brands being opened by Alshaya at Mall of Qatar is:
|Fashion & Footwear||Food||Health & Beauty, Pharmacy and Optics|
|American Eagle Outfitters||Next||The Cheesecake Factory*||Bath & Body Works|
|Debenhams||River Island||Pinkberry||Jo Malone|
|Dorothy Perkins||Topshop / Topman||Asha's||M.A.C|
|Foot Locker||Victoria's Secret*||Le Pain Quotidien*||Vision Express|
|H&M||Wallis||Shake Shack||The Body Shop|
|Milano||Phase Eight*||Bridgewater Chocolate*|
|Mothercare||Texas Roadhouse*||Home Furnishings|
|Pottery Barn Kids*|
|Key: *First appearance in Qatar|