Doha Festival City, Qatar’s largest retail and leisure destination, is partnering with leading business conglomerate, Ali Bin Ali Group, to bring the first full-sized Monoprix store to Doha. The move follows the success and popularity of the Monoprix brand which recently opened its first outlet in the West Bay area of Doha.
Monoprix, which has 500 stores in France, and 85 stores outside of France, will offer Qatari residents a selection of many of the well-recognised international food, cosmetic and fashion brands in the conveniently located 76,400 sqft store on the ground floor of Doha Festival City Mall.
“This is yet another milestone for Doha Festival City and we are delighted to be featuring one of the most sought after names in French retailing. Monoprix’s presence comes out of a valued partnership with the Ali Bin Ali Group, which for generations has focused on bringing leading global brands into the local market. Following its official opening in Q3 2016, Doha Festival City Mall will be home to some of the world’s most admired and sought after brands which will position it as Qatar’s most attractive shopping and entertainment destination, and therefore the inclusion of Monoprix among our primary retail stores was a natural and complementary choice,” says Kareem M. Shamma, CEO, BASREC, the joint venture which comprises Dubai-based Al-Futtaim Real Estate Services, Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), Aqar Real Estate Development & Investment Company and a private Qatari investor.
“We have been very pleased at how the market has received the Monoprix brand and we have no doubt that its presence as part of Doha Festival City Mall’s offerings will be a crucial step in its growth. We look forward to strengthening this partnership further, in the future,” says Nabeel Ali Bin Ali, vice chairman, Ali Bin Ali Group.
Many new stores will be making their debut at Doha Festival City Mall which has already signed agreements with leading retailers Azadea, Alshaya, Landmark, Apparel, Rivoli, Dubai Holding Group, Al-Futtaim Group Retail Brands and many others, to bring an appealing mix of clothing, electronics, entertainment and food and beverage outlets. Vox Cinemas is also set to redefine the country’s entertainment landscape with the introduction of a state-of-the-art movie theatre at Doha Festival City Mall, featuring sixteen digital screens.
“We are elated to be partnering with such a high profile shopping mall in Qatar which is set to drastically change the country’s retail and leisure landscape. No other mall in the country has featured such a dynamic mix of brands and exciting leisure and entertainment offerings under one roof,” says Christian Kestemont, GM, Monoprix Qatar.
How much technology is too much technology? Tech has inevitably become asApril 15, 2021 | By Shruthi Nair
According to a report by the United Nations, the fashion industry accountsFebruary 18, 2021 | By Shruthi Nair
UAE-based Carrefour announced its theme and plans for Ramadan 2021. The brand
Locally owned supermarket Spinneys celebrates 60 years of doing business in the
UAE-based Carrefour will become the first retailer in the region to offer new levels
The Organic Farmers’ Market is back in Bay Avenue for its 12th
UAE-based Lulu Group recently inaugurated its first-ever all-female staff store in Jeddah,
Jones the Grocer, the gourmet grocer and cheese retailer launches the Jones
UAE-based Al Maya Supermarkets is hosting a two-week food festival at select
Locally-owned supermarket Spinneys has launched its ‘Power of Plants’ initiative in the
Carrefour UAE has launched “Cookit Yourself” — a curated recipe box created
UAE-based Al Islami Foods, one of the largest frozen food companies in
Marks & Spencer’s plant-based range now offers over 25 vegan products including meat-free
World’s largest fully integrated online brand in fresh fish and meat e-commerce
Who isn’t a sucker for discounts? Customers today are spoiled for choice
The various e-commerce and virtual retail stores that cater to different product
A private helicopter carrying the chairman and managing director of Lulu Group,
Tighter restrictions on hotels, restaurants, shopping malls and entertainment venues on account of
All hotels and restaurants have been directed to temporarily hold entertainment activities
The new Dubai Gold Souk is “very much on track”, according to
Gone are the days of traditional brick-and-mortar as well as purely e-commerce
The Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group’s ongoing jewellery campaign, held in association
Retail Abu Dhabi, the retail platform of the Department of Culture and
Gulf Marketing Group (GMG) is gearing up for a continued surge in
UAE-based Emaar Malls have announced the resignation of its CEO, Rajiv Suri
The Lumière Co, a new e-commerce platform, has launched to offer young