Thriving on the back of an expanding economy and surging population growth, Qatar’s retail sector is now set for further expansion. With a string of giant malls inching towards completion and existing stores undergoing refitting and refurbishing, the country looks set to establish itself as a major regional retail centre. Location will be a major factor in competition, with transport links such as the new metro likely to favour sites close to stations. Over the longer term, continuing economic and population growth will lead to greater stability in the sector, with any surplus likely to filled.

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