Doha will rival Dubai as the Gulf's top shopping hub – Qatar mall boss


By Beatrice Thomas

Qatar has the potential to rival Dubai as a destination shopping hub, according to one of the executives spearheading the $820m Mall of Qatar project.

Mall of Qatar deputy managing director Shem Krey said while Doha had some way to go before it surpassed Dubai, which had faster population growth, it was currently under-supplied for regional, large-scale malls and therefore had enormous growth potential.

However he said he wanted Qatar to challenge Dubai’s reign as the leading shopping hub in the region. More info