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Life in Qatar
Shopping malls in Qatar


The Villagio shopping mall offers a good mix of shops, restaurants and recreation. Based on a Venetian theme, the mall has a canal that visitors can navigate using a genuine Venetian Gondola. The mall also offers an indoor Olympic-sized skating rink and a 22,000-sqm theme park.www.villaggioqatar.com


Also a good mix of dining, shopping and entertainment, Landmark shopping mall is believed to have marked the beginning of mall culture in the country. It looks like a traditional fort from outside and holds a children’s play area called Circus Land.

City Center Doha

One of the largest malls in the Middle East, City Center Doha boasts five levels of shopping including bowling options, an ice skating rink, a gaming area and an amusement park. There are also two large food courts and several restaurants for dining options.

Royal Plaza

To purchase jewellery or avail of personal shopping services head straight to Royal Plaza. This exclusive mall is for the deep-pocketed connoisseurs of luxury items.

Souq Waqif

This is a traditional market and is a great place to acquaint yourself with local and regional craftwork. Souq Waqif is one of the liveliest places in Doha, boasting restaurants serving traditional Qatari food and various specialties from the Middle-East.


National anthem of Qatar
Official name
Dawlat Qaṭar (State of Qatar)
Form of government
constitutional emirate with one advisory body (Advisory Council [351])
Head of state and government
Emir: Sheikh Tamim ibn Hamad Al Thani, assisted by Prime Minister: Sheikh Abdullah ibn Nasser ibn Khalifah Al Thani
Official language
Official religion
Monetary unit
Qatari riyal (QR)
Currency Exchange Rate
1 USD equals 3.640 Qatari riyal
Planing to move
(2016 est.) 2,613,000
Total area (sq mi)
Total area (sq km)
Urban-rural population
Urban: (2015) 99.2%
Rural: (2015) 0.8%
Life expectancy at birth
Male: (2014) 76.4 years
Female: (2014) 80.4 years
Literacy: percentage of population age 15 and over literate
Male: (2012) 96.9%
Female: (2012) 95.8%
GNI per capita (U.S. $)
(2015) 85,430
  • 1All seats are appointed by the emir.