A fire broke out at the under-construction Tawar Mall near Dahl Al Hamam Park in the Duhail area of Doha, yesterday morning.
Emergency responders were rushed to the spot and the Ministry of Interior tweeted a little after 11am that Civil Defence personnel had contained the fire and there were no casualties.
The exact cause of the blaze and extent of damage were, however, yet to be ascertained.
Some sources told Gulf Times that yesterday’s blaze at Tawar Mall was put out “in less than two hours”.
This comes some three-and-a-half months after a fire broke out in a section of the upcoming Mall of Qatar near Rayyan Sports Club.
Tawar Mall, which is expected to open by the last quarter of this year, will have more than 312 shops and restaurants, including 59 new concepts and flagship stores, as well as a 12-screen cinema.
Other attractions include wide corridors with natural light, a panoramic restaurant, an external music water fountain, an internal fountain, a boutique hotel with 122 rooms and a souq.
Promoters of the mall had earlier stressed that Tawar Mall would showcase a number of features and facilities supporting local traditions and customs.