Doha Festival City to house Harvey Nichols outlet

RetailME Bureau

Luxury retailer Harvey Nichols has confirmed plans to open a new store in Doha Festival City for which it has already signed a licence agreement with Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Group. The 80,000 sqft store is scheduled to open in the first three months of 2017 and will sell an exclusive edit of fashion, homeware and beauty brands.

It is the first high-end, international department store to be confirmed as a tenant by Doha Festival City. “Doha is an exciting market for Harvey Nichols due to the significant growth we are seeing in the country,” says chief executive Stacey Cartwright.

Upon completion, Doha Festival City Mall will be Qatar’s largest shopping mall with a gross leasable area of some 2.7 million sqft. It will house 550 outlets including 85 restaurants and cafes, the country’s first-of-its-kind entertainment zone, which will include Vox Cinemas and a snow park, and will feature around 8,000 parking spaces. Phase one of the mall was completed last March and included the construction of Qatar’s first Ikea store.