Qatar Airways is the Official Airline Partner of Shop Qatar, an exhibition and shopping festival taking place until 31 January across Doha.
The official launch event was held on Tuesday 7 January and treated guests to a fashion show by Qatar’s Hind Al Rumaihi, followed by French fashion collective Faith Connexion.
A traditional Chinese lion show ended the evening, as a prelude to the week-long Chinese New Year celebrations.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive and Secretary-General of QNTC, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, who spoke at the event said: “As the national carrier of the State of Qatar, we are proud and committed to continuing to promote Doha as a stopover destination, and Shop Qatar is the first in a line-up of great events that will be happening in 2020.
“As the Official Airline sponsor, Qatar Airways is offering international guests special offers to Doha as a part of the Shop Qatar festival. These offers will include special airfares from select destinations, stopover and travel packages by Discover Qatar and Qatar Airways Holidays, all of which will help further boost visitor numbers.
“We are also thankful to the Ministry of Interior who have agreed to fast track visa applications within 24 hours for anyone identifying Shop Qatar as the reason for their visit to Doha. This is in addition to the 80 countries who already enjoy visa-free access to Qatar, ensuring that we are able to welcome as many visitors to our nation as possible.”