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Les Galeries Lafayette to open in sixth location


The Ali Bin Ali Group has unveiled plans to run Katara Plaza project, which will open its doors in 2016. The project is being built on an area of over 38,000 sq m, in the Cultural Village Foundation Katara, and is poised to be a unique commercial plaza that includes a series of features, which are the first of its kind in Qatar.

Katara Plaza project will blend a classical architectural experience with traditional heritage. Katara is one of the most important creations of Qatar, thanks to its identity as a cultural edifice that combines both the Qatari national identity and global arts. A dedicated children’s mall will also be part of the project and the entirety will offer a relaxed atmosphere and designated spaces for shoppers, using the latest ground cooling technology to provide year round air-conditioning.

Speaking of this new venture, Mr. Nabeel Ali Bin Ali, Vice Chairman & EVP of the Ali Bin Ali Group said “The Ali Bin Ali Group recognises the tremendous potential for growth available in the Qatari marketand promotes the country’s status as a true trendsetter in the Gulf region. It is with great pleasure and excitement that we have embarked on this project. We expect that “Katara Plaza” will unlock a unique world class shopping experience offering the Qatari market many first of its kind experiences that can be valued and enjoyed as never before”

Among the deals inked already, is the arrival of Galeries Lafayette to Qatar – it’s sixth global location following an opening in Dubai. Katara Plaza will also partner with the French natural mineral water brand Evian. Through this confirmed tenancy at Katara Village, Qatar will welcome one of the very few, exclusive Evian spas in the world.

The goal of Katara Plaza project is not restricted to the inclusion of chain stores alone but will also offer a complementary and integrated experience, rich and vibrant, beginning with its landscapes and sandstone buildings, and ending up with its interlocking passages, arches and breezy walkways.

Published on Monday 16 March by Veebs Sabharwal

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