Ezdan Mall will open its doors to visitors on April 15. A three-level facility featuring a mix of 140 outlets, including six anchor tenants, it is the first mall to be launched by Ezdan Holding Group .
The mall is strategically located on Al Shamal Road in the Gharafa area.
Shedding light on the plans of Ezdan Holding, group chairman Sheikh Dr Khalid al-Thani said: "We plan to open several malls over the next few years. Ezdan Mall Company was set up to manage the operations of all future malls of the group. Our next mall to open is located opposite the new Al Wakrah Hospital."
Emphasizing on the inspiration behind the plans, Sheikh Dr Khalid said: "In line with the National Vision, our marketing initiatives will ultimately aim to provide a platform for all social sectors of the community to benefit from."
The 142,792sqm shopping mall will feature the first Tim Hortons in Qatar, in addition to a portfolio of 52 new brands that will be unveiled in the coming months. The group CEO of Ezdan Holding, Ali al-Obeidly, thanked the tenants for their confidence in the group and said: "The introduction of major new groups and brands in Qatar will provide opportunities for Qatari entrepreneurs and a larger choice of competitive prices for consumers."
Appreciating the efforts of the mall management, deputy group CEO Nasser Abdullah said: "I would like to congratulate the Ezdan Mall management team for opening the mall in record time. We are thrilled to offer to the Qatari community an exciting addition to the retail and shopping experience in Qatar."
The mall's tenancy mix will offer an assortment of merchandise and customer service to make it a fun, distinctive, safe and hygienic place for families. "We have strived to create a retail project that will be perceived and experienced as an integral addition to Ezdan Holding Group 's current portfolio. We look forward to becoming a vibrant shopping destination in Qatar," said Malik Awan, Ezdan Mall's general manager.
The mall will include a wide range of world-class retailers, including Tommy Hilfiger, Forever 21, Sharaf DG, New Yorker, M&Co, Tim Hortons and The Toy Store, among others.
"We plan to introduce some of the world's most exciting lifestyle brands in Qatar and are committed to delivering an unparalleled service experience to both residents and visitors of the country," said Awan.
"The first shops to be opened in the mall include Tommy Hilfiger, Tally Weijl, Aeropostale, la Vie en Rose, Charles & Keith, Gant, Aldo and Nautica. More than 35 % of the shops will be ready for opening in April and we are expecting to have at least 85% of the mall operational by the end of May 2013. It is important to mention that while customers will roam around the mall premises, fit-out works will continue in the units that are yet to be completed. We apologies in advance for any inconvenience that may occur."
The spacious interiors have allowed room for a large and open soft-play area that calls out for a "family and fun" time. The mall also offers a variety of dining and entertainment options, including 12 restaurants and 16 coffee shops, with signature eateries like Wagamama, Mado, Royal Tandoor and Chili's.
Easy parking access for over 1,800 vehicles and special emphasis on safety will ensure enhanced visitor comfort and convenience. "We will strive to live up to our customers' expectations. We also appreciate their feedback, which will be very helpful for us to make the necessary improvements," said Awan.