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Experience the Ultimate Shopping Festival: Qatar Tourism Announces Schedule of Events and Face of Shop Qatar 2023


A new partnership with community platform I Love Qatar sees Khalifa Al Haroon as the face of this year’s Shop Qatar campaign


Qatar Tourism (QT) has revealed the schedule of upcoming events as part of Shop Qatar, the largest shopping festival in the country. Khalifa Al Haroon, founder and CEO of community platform ‘I Love Qatar,’ is the face of this year’s shopping festival, as part of a new partnership with QT. Arab Mega Stars will take center stage at Shop Qatar this year, with a performance by Haifa and Elissa on March 9 at Mondrian Hotel, and one from Oumaima Taleb on March 10 at Katara Amphitheatre.

Sheikha Hessa Al-Thani, Head of Marketing and Planning at Qatar Tourism, said: “We are delighted to partner with I Love Qatar and its founder, Khalifa Al Haroon, to promote the variety of events and activities taking place as part of this year’s Shop Qatar. We have a packed schedule of festivities and promotions this year to ensure residents and visitors experience the ultimate shopping festival of its kind.”

Sephora is set to host a series of events as part of the Shop Qatar festival. The beauty retailer will be offering "Sephora Saturdays" at Place Vendôme, featuring masterclasses that are open to all from 7 pm to 10 pm. Additionally, "Sephora Ladies Night" will be held every Wednesday at the same time, while a special "Sephora Men's Night" is scheduled for March 4. Alongside this, Harvey Nichols at Doha Festival City is set to host a grand fashion show on March 14, featuring local designers' Ramadan collections of Caftan and Abayas.

Participating in the month-long celebration of Qatar's retail industry are ten of the most popular shopping malls in the country, which include Doha Festival City, Place Vendôme, and Lagoona Mall.

For every 200 QAR spent, shoppers are eligible to enter a draw for mega prizes worth over 2 M QAR. On March 4th, 11th, and 18th, Qatar Tourism will be holding raffles at Lagoona Mall, Place Vendome, and Doha Festival City (DFC), respectively. Starting at 8 pm, each event promises to be an exciting and fun-filled evening, with a chance for attendees to walk away with some incredible prizes. These include six cash prizes worth QR 10,000, three cash prizes worth QR 20,000, and a grand prize of either a BMW X5 or a studio apartment in The Pearl Qatar.

Shoppers can also look forward to spectacular roaming performances that will take place at participating malls throughout the month-long shopping festival. These acts include dazzling winter circus and heliosphere aerial performances, as well as a captivating trip to the enchanted fairy forest for young children.

For more information on upcoming events, visit and follow @qatarcalendar on Facebook and Instagram.