Qatar Airways is the Official Airline Partner and sponsor of the fourth Shop Qatar festival, which runs until January 31, 2020, across a number of shopping malls in Doha.
The launch of Shop Qatar, which was held on January 7, featured fashion and entertainment events at Barahat Msheireb, including a fashion show by Qatar’s Hind Al Rumaihi, followed by French fashion collective Faith Connexion. A traditional Chinese lion show concluded the evening.
Chief executive, Qatar Airways Group, HE Akbar Al Baker, who is also the secretary-general of QNTC, stated: “As the national carrier of the State of Qatar, we are proud and committed to continuing to promote Doha as a stopover destination, and Shop Qatar is the first in a line-up of great events that will be happening in 2020.
“As the Official Airline sponsor, Qatar Airways is offering international guests special offers to Doha as a part of the Shop Qatar festival. These offers will include special airfares from select destinations, stopover and travel packages by Discover Qatar and Qatar Airways Holidays, all of which will help further boost visitor numbers. We are also thankful to the Ministry of Interior who have agreed to fast track visa applications within 24 hours for anyone identifying Shop Qatar as the reason for their visit to Doha. This is in addition to the 80 countries who already enjoy visa-free access to Qatar, ensuring that we are able to welcome as many visitors to our nation as possible,” Al Baker added.
Shop Qatar showcases the work of local, regional and international designers, with a series of fashion shows and makeup masterclasses featuring celebrity artists and influencers. The event also entails a number of mall activations, children’s entertainment shows and live music concerts. The celebrations will conclude with Chinese New Year festivities.
Meanwhile, following Shop Qatar is a jam-packed programme of events in 2020, including Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition (February 24-29), Qatar International Food Festival (March 24 to April 2) and Doha Design Week (March 18-28). All of this is complemented by year-round activities, such as outdoor adventures, cultural attractions and fine dining opportunities.