Posted 22nd of September 2019

The Ultimate Doha Shopping Guide

Manisha Choudhari

Whether you want to spoil yourself silly with high-end or luxury products, or indulge in a bit of tradition, Doha will not disappoint. From classic souqs to opulent malls, the city has it all, and we’ll help you find what you’re looking for. Without further ado, here’s our list of the top places to shop in Doha:

Souq Waqif: No Doha shopping guide is complete without Souq Waqif. One of the city’s top tourist destinations, this market is perfect to soak in a bit of culture. Amidst its lanes are some of the city’s best shisha lounges, restaurants, and cafes. But it is here that you truly get a taste of Bedouin life and can purchase traditional garments, souvenirs, wool, antique silver, carpets, and handicrafts.

Mall of Qatar: The country’s largest shopping space, Mall of Qatar is located in Ar-Rayyan, roughly 14 kilometres from Doha. This 500,000 square metre space is home to over 500 stores such as Birkenstock, Kenzo, Reiss, and Sacoor Brothers. MOQ is also known for its fantastic food, housing Carluccio’s, Eataly, Basta, Magnolia Bakery, and more.

Villaggio Mall: One of Doha’s most beautiful attractions, Villaggio Mall was featured in Forbes magazine’s list of best malls in the world. With a ceiling painted to look like the sky, quaint bridges, and gondolas operating in a 150-metre long indoor canal, Villaggio makes you feel like you’re in Italy. Apart from its international stores like Muji, Massimo Dutti, Mont Blanc, and Ted Baker London; there’s a separate luxury area called the Via Domo. This part of the mall houses brands like Gucci, Piaget, Saint Laurent, Valentino, and Tiffany & Co.

The Pearl: Known as the Arabian Riviera, The Pearl is a man-made island lined with stunning apartments & villas, delightful restaurants, and expensive stores. Furniture, home decor, clothes, jewellery, cars — one can find everything exquisite right here. Some famous shops include Dados, Vera Wang, Vanity Room; and luxury car showrooms like Ferrari & Rolls Royce.