Darwish set to open new mall in Doha
Doha, July 11, 2011
Darwish Holding, a leading diversified business house in Qatar, will open its newest shopping mall in the West Bay district of Doha next month.
Lagoona, with 128,000 sq m of space, will feature an assortment of lifestyle brands alongside a number of stores.
'A labor of love for Darwish Holding, Lagoona is really the future which we envisioned for Qatar's retail industry,” said Bader Abdullah Al-Darwish, chairman of Darwish Holding.
“When the idea of Lagoona first came to light, we made sure to craft a shopping concept which will bring home an attractive fusion of retail and lifestyle combined with the elements that make this development truly unique given its fabulous natural surroundings. When we first envisioned Lagoona, we wanted it to be a retail experience beyond the ordinary.'
'Lagoona is still a work in progress with a host of other stores planned for the future; however, life within is taking shape beautifully. Lagoona will certainly change the way shopping is perceived making the mall not just a destination but also a revelation,” he added.
Ron Meiers, Lagoona Management consultant said: 'The great thing about Lagoona is the fact that it has attracted a host of internationally-renowned brands which are showcased for the very first time in Qatar.”
“Lagoona will be truly a unique shopping destination and a great retail avenue for those brand-names that are looking for elegant and beautiful surroundings at Qatar's upcoming throbbing business, residential and retail heart,” he noted.
Lagoona's cornerstone will be a fully-landscaped, 20,000 sq m European-style Piazza dotted with up to sixteen fine dining avenues, outdoor patios seating area, decorated sculptural canopies and wood pergolas. Lagoona will also allow its visitors overall great access with over 2,000 parking facilities, a statement said.
Lagoona will be home to Qatar's most luxurious multi-brand store, Fifty One East, the biggest of its kind in the Middle East region, it added. – TradeArabia News Service