Mall of Qatar Signs Mega Deal With Alshaya
Alshaya to bring over 30 global lifestyle and hospitality brands to Mall of Qatar to occupy around 18,000 sq. m
DOHA, Qatar, October 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Qatar’s largest leisure, entertainment and shopping complex, Mall of Qatar has signed a leasing agreement with M.H. Alshaya Co., one of the world’s leading retail franchise operators to open more than 30 stores and restaurant outlets in the Mall of Qatar. The agreement with Alshaya was confirmed at a signing ceremony between Mr. Shem Krey, Managing Director and Mr. Rony Mourani, General Manager of the Mall of Qatar, and Mr. Wassim Arabi, Chief Executive Officer of M. H. Alshaya Co.
Winner of the Middle East Retailer of the Year Award in June 2015, Alshaya’s ever popular brands will occupy around 18,000 sq. m of the Mall. Collectively these brands will offer shoppers an exciting collection of well-loved international fashion & footwear, food, health & beauty, pharmacy, optics and home furnishings brands including Mothercare, H&M, Debenhams, Victoria’s Secret, Starbucks and The Cheesecake Factory.
“Qatar is an important and growing market for us and we are very pleased to partner with Mall of Qatar to expand the range of retail, café and dining choices that we can offer to customers”, said John Hadden, Senior Vice President, Retail Property for Alshaya. “With more than 70 leading international brands in Alshaya’s portfolio we look forward to bringing traditional favourites, exciting new brands and outstanding new-look stores to this significant new addition to Qatar’s retail scene.”
Under the deal, the 32 household name brands that will join Mall of Qatar’s growing list of shops, cafes and restaurants include: Debenhams, Pinkberry, Bath & Body Works, Milano, Icing, American Eagle Outfitters, Vision Express, Jo Malone, River Island, Asha’s, Starbucks, PF Chang’s, The Cheesecake Factory, Texas Roadhouse, Payless ShoeSource, Boots, Claire’s, M.A.C, Foot Locker, Shake Shack, H&M, Miss Selfridge, Topshop, Phase Eight, The Body Shop, Victoria’s Secret, Pink, Babel, Pottery Barn, Raising Cane’s, Next and Mothercare.
Shem Krey, Managing Director of Mall of Qatar, commented: “The endless list of top lifestyle brands and popular eateries that Alshaya will open in the Mall will help to make it one of the biggest draws in the region as a lifestyle destination that has it all – where shoppers can soak up the very best in retail, leisure and entertainment all under one roof.”