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Updated by Roland Lefevre (Uditha Dharmawardhane) on Dec 04, 2016
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Best Places to Shop in Doha – for all you shopaholics

A city of glitz and glamour, shopping in Doha is exceptionally fantastic. Adorned with modern malls and traditional Souqs, this city is definitely the shopaholic's paradise



This shopping mall built based on the Venetian theme has a European ambience to it which is particularly characterized by the canal that runs right across its length. An entertainment complex built to perfection, shopping is only one of the many perks of spending an evening at this mall. In fact the long line of cafes, restaurants and eateries combined with the Olympic sized skating rink and the 22000 sqm theme park makes this mall an ideal destination for a fun day out with family or friends. The Villagio is a huge hit among tourists in Doha and is a must visit for all those holidaying in the city.



Landmark is one of those malls in Doha where Arabia so beautifully meets the west. An architectural spectacle from the outside, the Landmark is known for its traditional appearance combined with the finest of Western shopping experience. Landmark is the complete entertainment package for all those who want a little more from malls than merely shopping. Boasting renowned restaurants and cafes this mall is a crowd puller for those who want to grab some lunch or catch up with friends. If you are travelling with children, Landmark is ideal for there is a children's play area called the Circus Land that happens to be a favorite among the little ones.


City Center Doha

This five level shopping center is not just the biggest mall in Doha for it also happens to be one of the largest malls in all of the Middle East. Offering a world of things to do and activities to try out, you can just not get enough of this mall. For shopaholics there is the high, the low end and a world of choices in between. For entertainment seekers there are plenty of bowling options, a gigantic ice skating rink, a gaming area, a water park and an entire amusement park; all within the boundaries of the mall. The city center aptly located in the heart of Doha city is easily accessible from most of the 5 star hotels in Doha. In fact if you are at the Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, the City Center is not too far away.


Royal Plaza

The royal plaza is certainly the Royal mall of Doha for it is the ideal place to go if you are one of those deep pocketed shoppers. A mall with a luxurious ambience to it, the royal mall is a haven for gems and jewelry and literally sparkles in every nook and corner. If you want to shop like a queen there is no better place to find the latest and the greatest than at the royal Plaza Doha.


Souq Waqif

A holiday in Doha is not complete without paying a visit to a traditional Arabian market known as the Souq. The Souq Wafiq is a particular favorite since it is an ideal destination to acquaint yourself with the local and regional craftwork in addition to trying out the authentic Qatari cuisine. Souq Waqif also happens to be one of the liveliest places in all of Doha.