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The Villagio Shopping Mall

19 March 2019

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.

Villagio shopping mall

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.

Brands / Shops


A leading specialty retailer of fashion accessories and jewellery
Phone: +974 4413-5266

Mont Blanc

The product ranges include exquisite writing accessories, luxury leather goods and belts, jewellery, eyewear and watches.
Phone: + 974 44507009


A range of essential classics such as a well cut suit, a blue blazer, grey trousers, an oxford shirt, striped sweaters, ties…
Phone: + 974 44135098

Dorothy Perkins

One of the biggest fashion retailers in the UK, Feminine fashion collections includes Tall, Petite, Maternity, Lingerie, Shoes and Accessories.
Phone: + 974 44135638


Formal wear, Casual wear and Lingerie, and its recently expanded shoes collection
Phone: + 974 44135272

Karen Millen

Apparels, swimwear, footwear, accessories and jewellery, creating 12 collections a season with new items delivered in store each week.
Phone: + 974 44134503


Phone: + 974 44507087


An exclusive co-ordinated collection of stylish clothes, shoes and accessories for women, Also Collections for men, children and the home
Phone: + 974 44315633


Phone: + 974 44135278


The leading retailer of fashionable men’s and ladies footwear and accessories
Phone: + 974 44315640

Zara home

Interior design solutions providing high quality contemporary home furnishings at competitive prices
Phone: + 974 44135104


Renowned health & beauty expert, with exclusively developed products
Phone: + 974 44507325

The Body Shop

New and innovative naturally inspired product
Phone: + 974 44135017


Latest trends in eyewear and is specialized in top-brand sun glasses
Phone: + 974 44135054


Ph.no + 974 44507170


Phone: + 974 44507645

Restaurants / Cafes

Haagen Dazs

Enjoy every moment with Häagen-Dazs, the ice-cream dedicated to superior quality, innovation and taste.
Ph.no: + 974 44134668


Saturday – Thursday, 12 PM – Midnight
Friday, 1 PM – Midnight
Gate 4, Aspire Zone
Tel: (974) 4413-5395

The Butcher Shop & Grill

Specialized in quality grills, as well as fully fledged retail “Butchery”
Ph.no: + 974 44135797


Shop No 35

Tel: (974) 4411-6626


Tel: (974) 4450-7288

Columbus café

Offers a wide range of hot drinks, sandwiches, salads and desserts
Tel: + 974 44135512

Paul Cafe

Offers a diverse menu of snacks and refreshments including more than 140 types of traditional and specialty French bread all prepared and baked in-house.
Tel: + 974 44135508


Gondola indoor theme park

Housed in Villaggio Mall, Gondolania Theme Park is the newest and the largest family entertainment destination. Gondolania is named after the Venetian Boat (Gondola) theme of Villaggio Mall watercanal. The theme park boasts an Olympic size ice skating rink (accredited by the Ice Skating Institute Asia (ISIAsia)), Venezian inspired Gondola Boat Ride and the highly popular Gondolania Entertainment City which is to be the largest theme park in Doha.

Only in Gondolania is where visitors can find the classic Ferris Wheel, Go-kart circuit, a Drop Tower, Bumper Cars, Kiddie Train Carousel, Horror street drive, Dark ride, and a state-of-the-art 12-lane Bowling- (designed by Pininfarina- the world famous car designer) and the latest video / simulation game and prize/ redemption machines. Another major attraction in the theme park is the only 4D cinema in the country offering a truly realistic cinematic experience, with seats that are functioned on an air-driven servo motion and special effects that includes front water spray, neck and leg ticklers, vibrating seats and front air blasts.

Gondola rides

Opening hours:

Saturday till Wednesday- from 9 am till 11 pm
Thursday and Friday- from 9 am till midnight
4 persons per ride – QR 10 per person
QR 20 for a single-person ride (one person in the boat)

Ice Skating

Full-day pass: QR 100 per person
Sunday till Wednesday from 9 am till 11 pm
QR 30 per session (1 hour 45 minutes)
Thursday, Friday, and Holidays from 9 am till midnight
QR 35 per session (1 hour 45 minutes)
Saturday from 9 am till 11 pm
QR 35 per session (1 hour 45 minutes)

The mall opening time during Ramadan

Outlets & Stalls

Saturday to Thursday: The mall opens from 10 am until midnight (Carrefour only opens at 9 am). However, almost all the shops will close between 1:30 pm and 7:30 pm.

Friday: The mall opens from 7:30 pm till midnight

Food Court, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Open at Iftar time until midnight

Contact details

Villagio Mall
Al Waab Street, Aspire Area, 63047
Phone: +974 44-135222
Fax : +974 44-135666

Robin Vinod

Writer/blogger who writes on topics such as travel, real estate, employment and everyday life on GCC countries.

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