Published on : Thursday, January 16, 2020
Qatar Airways is the official airline partner and proud sponsor of the fourth edition of the Shop Qatar Festival, which will take place in various shopping centers in Doha until January 31, 2020. The official opening took place on January 7th with dazzling fashion and entertainment events at Barahat Msheireb.
At the opening, guests were welcomed by a fashion show by Hind Al Rumaihi from Qatar, followed by the French fashion collective Faith Connexion. A traditional Chinese lion show ended the evening as the prelude to the weeklong Chinese New Year celebrations that are taking place in Qatar for the first time ever.
Qatar Airways Group chief executive and secretary-general of QNTC Akbar Al Baker, who delivered a speech at the event, said: “As Qatar’s national airline, we are proud and committed to further promoting Doha as a stopover destination, and Shop Qatar is the first in a series of major events that will take place in 2020. As the official sponsor of the airline, Qatar Airways offers international guests special offers to Doha as part of the Shop Qatar Festival. These offers include special flight prices for selected destinations, stopovers and travel packages from Discover Qatar and Qatar Airways Holidays, which will further increase the number of visitors. We are also grateful to the Home Office, which has agreed to process visa applications within 24 hours if someone names Shop Qatar as a reason for visiting Doha. Add to that the 80 countries that already have visa-free access to Qatar, so we are able to receive as many visitors as possible in our country. ”
Until the end of January, Shop Qatar shows the work of local, regional and international designers with a series of fashion shows and make-up courses with prominent artists and influencers. The events end with the Chinese New Year celebrations. There will also be a number of promotions in shopping centers, children’s entertainment shows and live music concerts.
After Shop Qatar there is an exciting program of events in 2020, including the Doha jewelry and watch exhibition (February 24th to 29th), the Qatar International Food Festival (March 24th to April 2nd) and Doha Design Week (March 18-28). These events are in addition to the year-round activities offered in Doha, such as: B. Outdoor adventures, cultural attractions and culinary delights.