International retail franchise operator M H Alshaya Co is preparing to open 32 brands at the soon to be opened The Mall of Qatar – including eight brands that will be making their debut appearance in Qatar.
The Mall of Qatar, a major new retail, leisure and entertainment venue in Al Rayyan, opens for trading in the coming weeks, it was announced yesterday.
“The brands opening for the first time in Qatar include The Cheesecake Factory, Victoria’s Secret, Texas Roadhouse, Le Pain Quotidien, Bridgewater Chocolate, Phase Eight, Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids,” according to a statement.
They will join ‘a stellar line-up of some of the world’s best-loved brands’ at the Mall, including Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, The Body Shop and Boots.
“Alshaya’s strong presence at The Mall of Qatar is a strong signal of our commitment to the Qatar market, which forms an important part of our ongoing growth plans across the Middle East,” said Alshaya’s senior vice-president for property development, John Hadden.
Alshaya already operates more than 100 stores in Qatar, across retail sectors that include fashion and footwear, food, health and beauty, pharmacy, optics and home furnishings. The opening of 32 brands at The Mall of Qatar represents Alshaya’s single biggest opening in the country.