Doha Souq Mall has begun accepting tenants and is expected to be open by the second quarter of next year. The mall, located at Al Nasr Street, Al Mirqab next to Turkish Central Restaurant, is expected to create approximately about 500 jobs.
“The Mall with a gross leasable area of 26,000 sqm is currently at the stage of completion and has now opened its doors to tenants,” said Amjed Saleh (pictured), Malls Manager at Bandary Real Estate, the managing company of Doha Souq Mall.
Speaking in a press conference yesterday, Saleh said that the Doha Souq Mall has the capacity to accommodate 22 retail spaces, a supermarket, 20 food and beverage outlets, three atrium lobby cafes, 26 offices/clinic spaces, a play area and two basement car parks. The mall has a land area of 15,000 sqm and total buildup area of 63,000 sqm.
He added said that the Mall will have many famous outlets like Family Food Center, Wooden Bakery from Lebanon, Jollibee Restaurant, Pilipino Style Foods , Technical Care Center among many others.
“We target to open the Mall by second half 2018 but full operation is expected by the end of next year. We focus on quality, good services at reasonable prices,” he said.
Speaking on the promotion of local products, Saleh said “we always support the local products more. We have noticed that retailers and restaurants have launched a lot of new initiatives and they have succeeded in competing with the international brands”.
This location is very special for the mall as it is a very busy street, he said,” Plans are afoot to develop Al Nasr Street and make it to a one-way road to reduce traffic congestion.
The mall has six main entrances and exits and consists of four floors. The ground floor will have restaurants, retail shops; atrium style cafe that give outdoor feel, mezzanine floor will have restaurants and a huge play area. First and second floor will have offices and a gym.
Shoppers and those want to dine will not have to worry about parking their cars, as the mall will have a parking spaces to accommodate 550 cars.
“There is no deadline for application but those who have applied before the end of this year will get opportunity to join the grand opening ceremony of the Mall,” he said.
It will have a play area for all age group of children with special focus on teenagers. “We are studying different concept something new that is not available in Doha,” he added.