Mall of Qatar signs contract with Abu Issa Holding

15 high-end stores and global fashion brands enter the mall

Doha, Qatar, May 2016 (WQ): Mall of Qatar has signed an agreement with Doha-based Abu Issa Holding, a leading business conglomerate. Under the deal, Abu Issa Holding will feature luxury fashion, watches, jewellery, perfumes, cosmetics, home fashion, home décor and travel gear.

A mix of more than 15 global brands that include Godiva Cafe, Yves Delorme, Hartmann, Samsonite, Voulez Vous and Bugatti, among others. Not to mention Pari Gallery, which will feature over 450 international brands across cosmetics, watches, jewellery and fashion accessories including leather goods, ladies’ shoes, and eyewear. Further, Karisma Cosmetics will bring forth a hip trendy concept targeting a younger audience of girls and women from 15 to 25 displaying designer cosmetics, fragrances, and accessories.

Travel department store Mosafer will feature a full selection of luggage and travel accessories brands catered to jet-setters, business travellers and families. The Abu Issa own-concept is the first of Qatari retail businesses to open a flagship most recently in New York City, with Mall of Qatar a milestone in its continued expansion, and Turkey and South Africa scheduled by the end of 2016.

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Speaking on the occasion, Rony Mourani, General Manager of Mall of Qatar, stated, “In line with our promise to house top brands that will add real value to Mall of Qatar and will offer a unique experience to shoppers, we have signed an agreement with Abu Issa Holding, that will feature retail luxury goods and fashion brands across their outlets.”

Nabil Abu Issa, Vice Chairman, Abu Issa Holding, said: “Mall of Qatar is aspiring to create the finest customer experience in the country, and we are glad to have formed an association with them with this agreement. Once ready, Mall of Qatar will boast of one of the world’s best infrastructures and road networks. The mall will also provide the most user-friendly access and the best parking experience in Qatar, as well as being directly linked to the Doha Metro and adjacent to Al Rayyan metro station. This will ensure a high frequency client base and a lifestyle brand of the future, representative of the citizens of Qatar.”

“Also, the layout of the mall is exceptionally well designed. The typical race track bodes well for all store locations in terms of customer circulation and ease of shopping for all patrons.  In addition, the management of the mall and ongoing events planned will position and sustain its development as one of the best malls in the region,” added Mr. Nabil Abu Issa.

Expected to receive a footfall of 20 million customers annually, the Mall of Qatar includes 7,000 underground and surface car parking spaces, 500 shops including over 100 F&B restaurants and 19 screen Cineplex including a superior 3D IMAX screen, and Al Rayyan 5-star 200 bedroom luxury and fashion hotel operated by Curio, a Collection by Hilton.