After a captivating fashion show led by renowned Bollywood actress
Kareena Kapoor, Shop Qatar’s Bollywood Week wowed the audience once
again with a musical concert over the weekend. Music fans were treated
to a four-hour performance at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.
Participating malls also hosted a variety of Bollywood-themed pop-up shops inviting mall-goers to create and personalise their own embroidered khussa slippers, bangles and much more.
According to Qatar Tourism Authority, the Bollywood Fashion Show at the Mondrian Doha was a dazzling showcase of over 100 saree- and lehenga-inspired dresses by six celebrity designers, including Archana Kochhar and Vikram Phadnis. The show was crowned with a guest appearance by Kareena Kapoor in a bridal gown. The Bollywood Week (January 14-21) was a celebration of the subcontinent’s vibrant culture and arts as part of Shop Qatar.
Shop Qatar also saw the second of the four weekly raffle draws at Hyatt Plaza, with 15 winners walking away with two BMW cars and QR500,000 in cash prizes. More than 78,000 vouchers were entered into the draw, representing more than QR15mn of spending throughout the second week of Shop Qatar.
The winners of the QR10,000 cash prizes in the second week’s raffle draw are: Abdul Saleem, Noura Alawi al-Yafi, Mahdi Ali Yousif and Carea Baig while winners in the QR20,000 and QR30,000 prize category are: Rakesh Aitavar and Christopher Bag Ao. Mary Anne Adams, Gary Bond, AbdelMoniem Idris Manaa Mojawer and Ezzar
Sofiane each won QR40,000.
The QR50,000 cash prize went to Gireesh Kamal, and both Asmaa El Shafey and Mohamed Fakhro won the QR100,000 cash prize. The BMW 520i prize went to John Calberon while the winner of the grand prize, a BMW 730 Li, was Hessa al-Muhannadi. Visitors and residents still have a chance to win by shopping or dining at any of the festival’s 13 mall partners.
The upcoming draws will be held at 8:30pm on January 25 at Tawar Mall. The final draw will take place at the closing ceremony at Doha Festival City on February 8 and will feature a special performance by Lebanese singer, Ramy Ayach.
Shop Qatar’s International Week, which started yesterday and will run until January 27, is set to bring a special line-up of entertainment and activities that celebrate the arts and cultures from all over the world.
A display of the latest trends for 2018 is expected at the International Fashion Show today at the Mondrian Hotel. More than 100 different looks will be on show. On January 25, the award-winning American duo, the Chainsmokers will be taking to the stage of the DECC to mark the first concert of their 2018 tour.
Meanwhile, fashion aficionados wanting to have their hand at design are invited to the three-day certified course with Spanish celebrity designer, Alejandro Resta, running from January 21 to 23 at the Ritz-Carlton Doha.
For a traditional shopping experience, festival partner Embrace Doha is leading shopping tours through Souq Waqif, stopping along the way to sample and learn about spices, incense, traditional food, art and clothes.
The week’s upcoming tours include a women’s tour on January 25; a men’s tour on January 26 and a family tour (free for children under 14) on January 27. Tours run from 5pm to 6.30pm and cost QR150 per person.
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