Shop Qatar’s fifth edition kicked off on September 10, offering an array of discounts and promotions at participating malls and shopping centres.
Shops, boutiques, and other retail outlets, including restaurants and cafes, received a huge number of customers – adhering to Covid-19 protocols set by the Ministry of Public Health – to benefit from the various offers as part of the month-long festivity.
An employee of a popular American restaurant at a participating mall told Gulf Times that “the first day of Shop Qatar is a good start for us as we received many customers, both returning and new ones, and it’s more than the usual number.”
She hoped the trend would continue even during the weekdays for the next four weeks of the event, scheduled to conclude on October 10.
Some 15 retail partners across the country are taking part in the festival, including Qatar Duty Free, The Pearl-Qatar, Doha Design District at Msheireb Downtown Doha, Qatar National Convention Centre, and more than 60 hotels. Other official partner includes the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Besides giving away up to 90% discounts, Shop Qatar also provides an opportunity for shoppers to participate in four weekly digital raffle draws and win over hundreds of prizes, including cash and cars wort more than QR4mn.
To be eligible for the raffle draw, customers must register via WhatsApp number +974 4499 7499 by sending Hi. They should spend QR200 at any participating outlets, take a photo of the receipts, and send it to the specialised Whatsapp number to earn a digital raffle ticket.
Organisers noted that “receipts from other branches outside of Shop Qatar participating malls will not be accepted.”
The schedules of the raffle draws are as follows: September 17 at Doha Festival City, September 24 at Hyatt Plaza Mall, October 1 at Lagoona Mall, and October 8 at Mall Of Qatar.
According to Qatar Tourism, Shop Qatar will also host live music concerts, featuring renowned regional artists. Names of the performers and details of the tickets will be announced soon through
International and regional celebrity makeup artists will share some of the newest trends in the world of fashion and makeup at three masterclasses during the festival.
“Shop Qatar celebrates the country's wide range of retail, beauty and entertainment options and unfolds around popular Doha shopping malls. It's an annual event that aims to enhance Qatar's fashion and lifestyle scene and showcase its hospitality. At the same time, Shop Qatar introduces various compelling workshops and masterclasses and presents exciting surprises,” Qatar Tourism said.


Step 1: To participate, send “Hi” on WhatsApp to “+974 4499 7499” and scan the QR code advertised in the mall.

Step 2: Enter your details. Create a customer profile by requesting National ID and retrieving name, number, nationality, email, gender and other details to know your customers.

Step 3: Purchase confirmation. Send the message “Win” to the WhatsApp Virtual Agent 2. The Virtual Agent asks the customer to send an image of the purchase receipt.

Point system: QR1 = 1 point; i.e 200 points = 1 raffle ticket. (source: