Closing weekend featured concerts, masterclass with celebrity makeup artist, Lunar New Year celebrations and final raffle draw at Mall of Qatar
The fourth edition of Shop Qatar concluded on 31 January following three weeks of exciting family entertainment and fashion forward events along with up to 70% discounts offered at 12 retail partners that included malls, The Pearl-Qatar and Galleries Lafayette.
Following the festival’s annual tradition of celebrating different cultures, the final week featured colourful festivities that included calligraphy and art activities, a traditional cultural dragon parade and a live performance by Chinese drummers.
American celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic made his debut in Qatar to participate in Shop Qatar. He conducted a 5-hour masterclass on 31 January in front of a packed audience at Msheireb Downtown.
Musical performances by global artists are also a popular hallmark of Shop Qatar. This year, the Pakistani band Junoon enthralled audiences at QNCC on 30 January, while on 31 January, And solo musicians entertained shoppers in Hyatt Plaza.
The third and final raffle draw took place on Friday, 31 January at Mall of Qatar, awarding two cars and QAR 330,000 in cash to 14 lucky entrants. Shoppers spending at least QAR 200 at participating retailers or restaurants were eligible to participate in the three weekly draws that had combined value of more than QAR 2 million. After the draw, celebrity singer Cheb Khalid entertained captivated audiences at Mall of Qatar.
A complete list of the winning vouchers from the 31 January draw:
Throughout the festival, families visiting and residing in Qatar enjoyed a host of activities including mall activations, children’s shows and concerts as well as arts and crafts for the little ones. The Disney in Concert show, staged at QNCC and featuring orchestral scores performed live by Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, was one of the most popular events, with several of the five performances selling out.
Shop Qatar’s signature fashion shows brought together more than 20 local, regional and international designers who showcased their latest couture and pret collections in a series of catwalk shows at Al Hazm, while famous makeup artists and influencers conducted a number of beauty masterclasses for ladies.