Doha Festival City launches International Festival

January 19, 2021

Doha: Doha Festival City, Qatar’s one and only choice for shopping, dining and entertainment, has announced hosting an International Festival, offering memorable moments and unique experiences to shoppers.

Set to run between January 15 and February 28, the International Festival will give a taste of the multicultural diversity of Doha, through a range of exciting events and activities including art and tech exhibitions, a food festival as well as a number of competitions with major prizes available for shoppers and visitors to enjoy across all age groups.

Kicking off the festival with the International Art Exhibition, and in-line with the Mall’s CSR initiatives, the exclusive exhibition will give the local community and international artists the opportunity to get together under one umbrella, and display their arts collections.

The International Art Exhibition will be located at Centre court on the ground floor of the Mall. Guests can explore the exhibition’s artists and their collections daily starting from 2pm until 10pm throughout the duration of the Festival.

Running on the sidelines of the Festival will also be the International Tech Festival, dedicated to shedding light on new technology, brands, and PC assembly competition, in addition to a series of panel discussions that will be held in partnership with major tech companies in Qatar.

The International Tech Festival will showcase the myriad of high tech products available at Doha Festival City, as well as new tech releases and product arrivals at the Mall for shoppers to enjoy.Shoppers can watch all of the tech programmes and panel discussions live streamed on the Mall’s YouTube channel as well as on the screens in Virtuocity.

As part of the International Tech Festival, Doha Festival City will also host a dedicated ‘PC Assembly Competition’ on February 13 and 20 at Virtuocity, where 4 contestants who will have to assemble a computer from PC parts provided by Geek Nation from the Mall.

The fastest contestant to assemble the computer will win a brand new PC from Geek Nation. Winners will be selected based on their skills in cable management, assembly speed in addition to a performance test. Furthermore, Doha Festival City will host the much-anticipated International Food Festival, showcasing the variety of international cuisines available at the Mall. Customers will also have the opportunity to receive a special ‘foodies passport’ after collecting 6 stamps from any restaurant in the mall, for a chance to win QR2,000 DHFC Gift Card. Winners of the online contest will be announced on the first week of March 2021.

Customers who wish to participate in the food passport contest can collect their passport starting from the 1st until the 28th of February 2021 and they can ask all the questions regarding the competition at the dedicated International Festival booth located at Market Node in front of Monoprix, every day from 2pm to 10pm during the activation.

Commenting on the International Festival, Doha Festival City’s General Manager, Robert Hall, said: “Doha Festival City is delighted to celebrate the rich culture and diversity of Qatar’s community by providing visitors with unique activities and experiences and giving them a taste of the different cultures and traditions that are available at the Mall.”


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