The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI), in cooperation with the Ministry of Municipality, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC), and Al Meera Consumer Goods Company, announced the opening of temporary outlets in the vicinity of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 fans.
The ministry explained that this initiative aims to give Qatars visitors easy access to products throughout the tournament, ensuring them an abundance and diversity of goods. In addition to avoiding overcrowding in the permanent outlets, opening the temporary outlets seeks to provide visitors with the chance to shop, round the clock, seven days a week.
The ministry pointed out that the initiative includes the various regions hosting World Cup guests, hence allowing them to shop for high-quality services and products at reasonable prices.
The ministry has been keen during the last period to coordinate efforts with all concerned authorities to accommodate all consumer needs.
To this end, Al Meera inaugurated ten temporary outlets across Qatar, eight of which opened today, November 2, and two will open on November 5, namely: West Bay - Onaiza 63 Ezdan, West Bay - Al Dafna 61, Bu Sidra Complex, Umm Ghuwailina Metro Station, Al Messila Bus Station, Fan Village in Lusail, Fan Village in Ras Bufontas, Caravan City in Al Messila, Barwa Barahat Al Janoub Property, and Barwa Madinatna.
The new temporary outlets started operating today, Nov. 2, 2022. Al Meera used distinctive World Cup designs and colors in decorating its outlets.
MOCI's Director of the Quality Licensing and Market Control Department Mohamed Ahmed Al Bohashem Al Sayed said that the ministry took several measures to provide the necessary goods and services to visitors and fans of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, through coordination with government sectors and relevant authorities, such as the Ministry of Municipality and SC.
Speaking to Qatar News Agency (QNA) on the sidelines of the opening of the temporary outlets in West Bay - Onaiza 63 Ezdan, Mohamed Ahmed Al Bohashem Al Sayed stressed MOCI's interest to provide multiple options for consumers and fans of the World Cup, Al Meera has implemented ten temporary outlets to provide all consumer and food commodities during hosting the tournament.
Director of Administrative Affairs at Al Meera Jassim Ali Al Suroor said that the inauguration of the temporary outlets comes in the context of cooperation with MOCI, the Ministry of Municipality, SC, and other bodies, pointing out that this cooperation resulted in the success of the project in less than 45 days, which is an important contribution to this global event in terms of providing products and merchandise to the fans of the tournament.
In addition to temporary sales outlets to serve World Cup guests, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company has 64 branches across Qatar., including 15 sales outlets that work round the clock and six branches in the Doha Metro that will be open round the clock, seven days a week.
The ministry has cooperated with Al Meera to provide an adequate stock of various types of consumer goods such as grains, rice, oils, meat and its derivatives, poultry, eggs, cheese, dairy, juices, and foodstuffs of all kinds.