Top Bollywood designers, singer to spice up Shop Qatar 2018

 13 Jan 2018 - 0:18

Top Bollywood designers, singer to spice up Shop Qatar 2018
Works by Manish Malhotra in his 'The Regal Threads' campaign. Photo: Manish Malhotra website

By Raynald C Rivera / The Peninsula

DOHA: Shop Qatar 2018 kicks off Bollywood Week tomorrow with an exciting lineup of events and activities celebrating the vibrant arts and culture of India.

A much awaited feature of the week is the Bollywood Fashion Show set to witness a dazzling display of saris, shalwar suits, and lehenga dresses.

Over 100 designs will be showcased including creations by celebrity designers Manish Malhotra, Vikram Phandis and Archana Kochar at the show to be held on Wednesday at 7pm at Mondrian Doha. The event is for free and seats will be provided on a first-come-first-served basis. Those interested to attend can register online via www.talentresources.org/fashion-show-registration.

A highlight of the week is the concert of Bollywood singing sensation Sonu Nigam on Friday (January 19) at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC). The multi-awarded singer, who is considered one of the highest paid Indian singers, will be performing live some of his biggest hits which propelled him to stardom.

Tickets are priced QR50, QR100, QR200, QR350 and QR1,000 and are available at q-tickets.com.

Malls participating in Shop Qatar will also host a variety of Bollywood-themed pop-up shops including fabric embroidery pop-up shop, bangles pop-up shop, cushion embroidery pop-up shop, and footwear making Pop-up shop.

City Centre Doha will also present Colours of India show on Thursday and Friday. There will be three one-hour shows at 4pm, 7pm and 9pm.

People can also visit 30 pop-up shops at Mall of Qatar where products by local entrepreneurs,, some of whom are SMEs supported and incubated by Qatar Development Bank, are on display.

For the outdoorsy, the three-month Fun Fair extravaganza opens on Monday at Mall of Qatar in front of AlRayyan Hotel Doha. It will feature over 15 different activities such as paintball, a wind-tunnel, and a trampoline park.
The Souq Waqif Spring Festival is also ongoing offering over 60 attractions and activities and more than 20 food stalls. Embrace Doha’s Souq Waqif shopping tours will also start this week with women’s tour on Thursday, men’s tour on Friday and family tour on Saturday.

Promotions and discounts are still going on at various retail outlet at the 13 participating malls including Al Khor Mall, City Centre Doha, Doha Festival City, Gulf Mall, Hyatt Plaza Mall, Lagoona Mall, Landmark Mall, Mall of Qatar, Tawar Mall, The Gate Mall, Villaggio Mall, Ezdan Mall and Dar Al Salam Mall.

The second raffle draw will be held on Thursday, 9pm at Hyatt Plaza Mall in which a total of QR500,000 will be given away to 13 lucky shoppers in addition to two winners of BMW cars.

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