Mall of Qatar
The Mall of Qatar is intended to be a world-class retail, sports and entertainment destination adjacent to the future FIFA 2022 World Cup Stadium.
Client: UrbaCon Co. Intl (Doha branch)
Completed: Q4 2016
Footfall: Estimated 20 million customers annually
Contains: 256,000m2 GLA on 3 levels includes; 7,000 underground and surface carparking spaces, 500 shops, 100 F&B restaurants and 19 cinemas including an IMAX screen, and a 5-star 210 bedroom luxury and fashion hotel operated by Curio Collection Hilton.
The Mall of Qatar development was launched at Cityscape, Qatar 2013. It is a world-class retail, sports and entertainment destination that covers 500,000m2. It is located 20 minutes from downtown Doha, at the intersection of Al Rayyan Highway and Celebration Road, adjacent to the popular Al Rayyan Sports Club and a future FIFA 2022 World Cup Stadium.
Costing US$1.2 billion on phase 1 alone, the Mall will be spread over a building area equivalent in size to 50 FIFA football pitches. It will have over 256.000m2 of GLA over three levels comprising of: 7,000 parking spaces of which 3,000 are below ground, themed restaurants, family entertainment including a well-known kids area, a five-star luxury-fashion hotel in the form of the newly launched Curio by Hilton, and a 19-screen IMAX cinema.
A dedicated Metro Station has been integrated into the design, which will also merge into the centre as part of Doha's new transportation system. This will give Doha and the surrounding regions unrivalled access to the Mall of Qatar.
One of the major distinguishing architectural features of the Mall of Qatar is a three-storey highly sophisticated urban-lifestyle market place running the full length of the centre spine. This area with a vaulted glass ceiling opens out into a breathtaking central amphitheatre called “The Oasis”, with an impressive domed roof that will become the heart of the project.
The Oasis will host entertainment shows and theatre daily on a circular stage.
The opening is planned for the third quarter of 2016, it is set to become the largest shopping centre in Qatar when open, with an estimated 20 million customers anticipated annually.