'Summer in Qatar' shopping bonanza set for Eid roll-out
May 26 2019 11:24 PM
Mashal Shahbik
Mashal Shahbik

Doha

Top malls in the country participating; Discounts of up to 70%, special promotions, cash & car prizes worth QR2mn on offer New electronic system makes entering raffle draws easier than ever before.

Shoppers looking for a good bargain just before summer vacations can enjoy up to 70% discounts during “Summer in Qatar (SiQ)” at participating retailers, which will kick off on June 4, it was announced. Shoppers will also have a chance to win cash and car prizes worth QR2mn and avail of shopping promotions and attractive retail offers across nine participating malls.

Starting from the first day of Eid al-Fitr, discounts will be available on a range of consumer goods including clothes, electronics, cosmetics and accessories for men, women and children. Malls will be offering fun for the whole family through a host of exclusive in-mall entertainment and roaming shows throughout Eid and the summer.

Mashal Shahbik from Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC), commented: “Shopping is an essential part of tourism and with support from our partners from public and private sectors, we work to shine a spotlight on the country’s burgeoning retail offering.”

She added, "Summer in Qatar has been carefully curated to offer special offers for the bargain-hunter and the style-savvy while also affording visitors and residents of all ages and interests various opportunities to join in celebrating this special season in Qatar.”

The malls participating in this year’s summer fun include: Doha Festival City, Mall of Qatar, Lagoona Mall, Landmark Mall, Gulf Mall, Tawar Mall, Al Khor Mall, Hyatt Plaza, and Al Mirqab Mall. For every QR200 spent at any of the participating outlets in these malls, shoppers can be part of the three raffle draws being held throughout the summer. Prizes include cash and cars worth QR2mn, with a McLaren as the grand prize.

To enter the raffle draws, all shoppers need to do is register electronically once at a Summer in Qatar counter available in the participating malls. The system will generate vouchers according to the amount of money spent with the shoppers details already printed. If shoppers spend QR200 or more during another shopping trip or in another mall, they can easily enter themselves again into the raffle draw as their details will be saved on the system.

To kick off its biggest ‘Summer in Qatar’ programme, QNTC has announced a number of entertainment shows, Meet & Greet with popular characters and new attractions that will be open to public from the first day of Eid al-Fitr. Summer in Qatar is a nationwide programme that celebrates the country’s family entertainment, retail, travel and hospitality offerings.

Summer in Qatar forms part of QNTC’s strategy to enrich and diversify the country’s tourism offering, particularly in the area of family and urban entertainment. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of partners in both the public and private sector, Qatar has become a popular year-round destination since the launch of the first summer program known as ‘Qatar Summer Festival’ in 2014.



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