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The best shopping experiences for female travellers in Qatar

Unexpected finds in traditional markets, luxury shopping experience in architectural masterpieces and a diverse range of entertainment activities – Qatar has it all.

From state-of-the-art shopping malls to authentic Souqs and artisanal markets, the country guarantees an unparalleled shopping experience.

Souq Waqif: Vibrant alleyways and atmospheric vibes

To truly experience Qatar, a stop by its traditional market is mandatory; Souq Waqif is built on the ancient market site and remains one of the most authentic shopping destinations in the country. The colourful market hosts a wide variety of shops and stalls to satisfy every need: from traditional fabrics, artefacts, jewellery, spices and souvenirs to falcons and even Arabian horses. Souq Waqif is the heart of Doha; a truly fascinating place to explore.

Shopping in Gold Souq, the gold haven of Qatar

Another reason to visit Souq Waqif is the Gold Souq located within it. This part of the market features hundreds of stores that sell authentic gold jewellery in stunning designs as well as silver, platinum or pearls in prices that are often subject to bargaining. One of the most unique pieces you can find at the Gold Souq, is a custom-made necklace with your name in Arabic calligraphy.

Shopping at Villaggio; a feast for the eyes

Villaggio Mall is the ultimate shopping destination in Qatar. It is the place to splurge on casual and high-end brands in a Venetian-style environment surrounded by water canals and gondolas! The impressive mall features under its glass dome, a plethora of luxury brands, fine-dining restaurants, cafés, cinemas, and a theme park.

Doha Festival City – Qatar’s ultimate shopping & entertainment destination

As one of the largest mall in Qatar it deserves a visit if you love shopping. Doha Festival City is home to a plethora of popular international and local brands to choose from. What is more, it hosts the renowned luxury department store Harvey Nichols, making itself a mall-within-a-mall. Dine in one of the 100 restaurants or go on an entertainment spree in the three unique theme parks in the mall.

Buy dates from countless varieties at Qinwan shops

Offering the finest quality dates in Qatar and worldwide, you can find Qinwan in three boutiques around the country as well as at Hamad International Airport. The award-winning company offers dates of unparalleled quality, rich in protein and vitamins to sustain a healthy diet.

Omani Souq: a colourful, authentic experience

For a truly authentic local experience, head over to the Omani Souq, located behind the wholesale market. Along its small pathways, you will find everything from straw hats, spices, nuts, dates, perfumes, truffles, to clay pots, ceramics, flowers and other plants. What more to ask?

Galeries Lafayette in Katara Cultural Village

Enjoy a Parisian shopping experience in the heart of Doha at Galeries Lafayette at Katara Cultural Village. Featuring more than 400 designer brands from all over the world with an emphasis on leather goods, fine jewellery, watches and pret-a-porter fashion, Galeries Lafayette is nestled in an exquisite setting of high architectural value.

Torba market for local produce and handmade items

Established in 2017, Torba Market in Education City is the place to be if you love sustainable products. With an emphasis on sustainable and environmentally friendly goods, Torba is known for its delicious locally grown fruits and vegetables and homemade cuisine; everything is directly sourced from local farms and/ or home businesses with minimum process involved and using organic sources.

Al Hazm Mall; the epitome of sophisticated shopping

Searching for pure luxury in Qatar? Al Hazm Mall is the answer!  Al Hazm means “the higher grounds” in Qatari dialect and the exquisitely designed mall is known for bringing the European atmosphere together with Arabian hospitality; a place that caters to every need from art, fashion and culture to luxury all in one. Featuring prestigious fashion labels, fine restaurants and cafés as well as exquisite events, this is the prime destination for a premium shopping experience.

Shop Qatar; the annual event that celebrates Qatar’s shopping

The annual Shop Qatar festival takes place every year, celebrating the country’s fashion and lifestyle scene with many participating malls, and retail outlets offering flash sales and promotions. Additional events like fashion shows, makeup masterclasses, live concerts and many family-friendly activities add excitement to the festival besides weekly raffle draws with cash and car prizes.

Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition

A bi-annual fashion exhibition of Arabian and modest designs presents the latest fashion collections from local, regional and international fashion brands as well as upcoming Qatari designers and entrepreneurs. With most days dedicated to women visitors only, Heya features various exhibitions, workshops, shows and forums open to the public. It is the must-visit event of the year for female fashion enthusiasts!

The best shopping experiences for female travellers in Qatar

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