A new shopping mall which is under construction in Qatar woos customers with Dutch supermarket Spar and family fun zone designed as a mock big toy factory. During a press meeting, builders of Thawar mall announced that Qatar Company Al Siddiqi Holding designed the 4,302-square-meter “Kaboom” fun zone.
After completed, it has video games, theme park rides, a chocolate factory and karaoke area eith 20,000 son library authorities said. Kaboom will also include educational activities using Legos and a science lab. The project will attract number of customers said Al siddiqui CEO Aly Delawar.
Tawar mall is planned to open at the end of this year, and will face a tough competition for visitors from rivals. Situated at the northwest corner of the crossing point of Al Markhiya and Arab League lanes in Al Duhail, and it’s less than 2km east of a current retail group that incorporates Landmark Mall, Ezdan Mall and nearly opened Gulf Mall. The upscale AlHazm and much-bigger “Mall of Qatar” and Doha Festival City are additionally scheduled to open this year. In addition to this existing malls like city center are planning to wide renovations.
Qatar retail experts predicts that population of the country is relatively small to support so many malls, so that some mall owners invest so many funds to entertainment areas to attract children and family – general manager of Tawar Mall said. In addition to the fun zone mall operators are keen to offer other retails experiences. During the press conference mall operators announced that Qatar’s first spar hypermarket will open in Tawar mall. The Dutch supermarket chain has 12,500 stores in 42 nations including UAE & Oman. The company previously announced that they will open two supermarkets in Doha by the end of 2013, but project was delayed. Spar’s international retail and development director David Michael Moore explained that there is lack of suitable retail space in Doha and that is why the project is delayed and Spar now plans to open five supermarket by the end of 2017.