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Located between the Hyatt Plaza and Sport City on Al Waab Street of Doha, the Villagio mall is the latest shopping mall in Doha, and is also hoped to be one of the largest malls.

 

Outstanding among Doha shopping malls, the Villagio Mall is one of the most sought after destinations in Qatar with its exquisite architecture, top-of-the-line luxury brands and an exciting range of shopping, dining as well as entertainment options. The Villagio mall or as it is now simply and affectionately known, Villaggio is located between the Hyatt Plaza and Sport City on Al Waab Street of Doha. The Villagio showcases Doha's finesse for architectural brilliance as it stands as an epitome of a typical Italian Village, destined to transport visitors to its charismatic ambience by the sea. This is one of the latest shopping mall in Doha and is also expected to be one of the largest malls as it is home to an average of 42 000 visitors daily, and a footfall over 1.5 million people for every month of the year.

Snapshot of Villagio

Villaggio was officially declared open in 2006 and it is initially the brainchild of is His Highness Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad as a walk in sports concept the idea evolved into a fully integrated shopping complex. With a dedicated mall area of 120 000 sqm, Villaggio is the most desired destination in Qatar for top of the line luxury brands including Louis Vuitton, Prada, Christian Dior, Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana. Visitors will be captivated by the Venetian-style interiors, which irrefutably make the Villagio Shopping Mall one of the most remarkable shopping destinations in the Middle East. The architectural brilliance combine with an amazing range of shopping dining and entertainment venues to make it an exceptional and unforgettable attraction in Qatar; one that no visitor can afford to miss.

 

The most distinctive feature is the indoor canal, running through the center of the mall that takes visitors on journey of discovery. Visitors can board gondolas, an iconic symbol of the Italian village culture and weave their way through the mall passing the remarkable sights of the Villagio Shopping Mall. Visitors can use the occasional Bridges which cross the canals, the comfortable chairs lined on the walkways to rest the feet, or adore the romantic street lamps all beneath the artificial sky of Villaggio.

Visitors can pick from the favorite global and regional fast food brands housed in the food court, or take a more leisurely approach to dine to their heart’s content from a vast choice of eateries as there are a range of restaurants, cafes, and an excellent Thai restaurant, apart from fast food joints.

Among its unique attractions, an indoor Olympic-sized skating rink, the 13 screen luxury cinema, only IMAX screen in Qatar and Gondolania which is the latest addition to the Villaggio entertainment offerings. Gondolania is a wonderland for kids of all ages; this 22,000 sq. metre indoor theme park includes Kiddie rides, bumper cars, Sky loop, horror street ride, state-of-the-art 12-lane bowling, Go Kart racing, billiard tables, a 4D theater, and the latest arcade games.



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