Plans for Qatar’s World Cup mega mall unveiled

23 May 2013

Plans for an $824-million Qatari mega mall being built next to the future FIFA 2022 World Cup stadium were revealed today.

The World Cup-themed Mall of Qatar project is expected to welcome 20 million customers annually with its own integrated metro station and high-speed rail links to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, according to Qatari newspaper Gulf Times.

The mall will feature a three-storey hypermarket running the length of three football pitches along its central spine and a fourth-storey domed roof amphitheatre holding international restaurants and multiplex cinemas.

Villagio Mall, Doha. (Credit: Darwinek)

Shem Krey, deputy managing director of the Mall of Qatar, said: "We are launching the Mall of Qatar at a time when there is clearly enormous untapped demand for quality integrated shopping, dining and entertainment facilities in the country."

Developers UrbaCon Trading & Contracting promised it will become "The Place To Be" for shopping and leisure in the region and construction is on schedule for it to open Sept 2015.

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