Qatar's Retail Sector


Shopping Malls in Qatar


Contribution of the Wholesale and Retail sector towards the GDP of Qatar

Qatar had 1.9M square meters of Organized Retail space by the end of 2019.

Key Organizations

Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI)

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) is responsible for the regulation of trade and industrial activities in Qatar. Its scope is to ensure fair trade and competition and restrict fraudulent and monopolistic activities.

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Investment Promotion Agency Qatar (IPA Qatar)

The IPA Qatar oversees investment promotion activities under the Invest Qatar brand and acts as the country’s umbrella organization for foreign direct investment attraction.

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Darwish Holding

Darwish manages a range of companies that offer products and services in Qatar. Darwish has a diversified portfolio across many industries including consumer distribution, investment, retail, real estate, business services, and technology.

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Alfardan Group

Alfardan Group is a family run business that specializes in luxury products and services and delivers some of the world’s most-recognizable brands to the Qatari market.

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Al Mana Group

Al Mana is a Qatari conglomerate with operations in automotive distribution and services, real estate and investments, retail, food and beverage, engineering, technology, media, and entertainment.

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Ali Bin Ali Holding

Ali Bin Ali, established in 1945, is one of Qatar’s largest retail and distribution companies. It has 18 businesses, representing 300+ companies in sectors such as food and beverage, fashion, hospitality, mall management, hypermarkets, and manufacturing.

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Salam International

Salam International is a public shareholding company involved in various industrial sectors. The company establishes, incorporates, acquires, and owns enterprises in the commercial, industrial, educational, real estate, financial, and service sectors.

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LuLu Group

LuLu Group International is a multinational company operating in over 37 countries. LuLu Group Qatar has several lines of business that include retail, shopping malls, wholesale distribution, food processing, hospitality, and more.

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AbuIssa Holding

AbuIssa Holding is an internationally recognized leader both as a partner for growth and in exploring the possibilities of innovative new business. AbuIssa houses over 70 distinguished businesses across 11 sectors.

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Mannai Corporation

Mannai is a Qatari company which provides a wide variety of services and solutions to its ever growing client base. Its businesses are in oil and gas, automotive distribution, and information and communication technology.

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The Pearl

The Pearl-Qatar is United Development Center’s flagship project. It is one of the largest mixed-use developments in the Middle East and one of the largest real-estate developments in the Gulf.

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Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry (QCCI)

The QCCI was established in 1963, and its primary function is to organize business interests and represent the Qatari private sector both locally and internationally and to support the country’s economic actors and productivity.

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Qatari Businessmen Association (QBA)

The key function of QBA is to work as the link between Qatar’s strategic plans and the activities of Qatari businessmen. QBA aims to play a leading role in the development of private sector activities at the local and international levels.

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