Qatar is expected to see completion of as many as eight shopping malls with an estimated 548,000sqm GLA (gross leasable area) of organised retail space by 2020, according to ValuStrat.
Qatar is expected to see nine new retail developments, including five this year despite the blockade, as retailers and shoppers gravitate towards larger malls offering more entertainment and amenities, DTZ Qatar, a real estate services entity, has said.
The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) has announced that shopping malls and retail outlets in the country could extend working hours throughout the holy month of Ramadan without obtaining prior approval.
The retail sector has been growing rapidly in recent years, with numerous homegrown, regional and international brands active in the industry or intending to launch their maiden stores shortly.
The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) has intensified its inspection campaigns at commercial complexes and shopping malls in the country, following the launch of the Shop Qatar festival.
Dubai, a tourist destination synonymous with shopping malls and luxury resorts, aims to add high culture to its attractions as it opens an opera house in the shadow of the world's tallest building.
As many as 3,054 people registered to donate blood during this year’s Ramadan campaign organised by Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Blood Donor Centre.
The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) has conducted an inspection campaign on commercial outlets at various shopping malls and fined 14 outlets.