21 High st, the exquisite outdoor shopping destination, opens at Katara

Qatar’s journey to becoming a key regional retail destination took a major leap forward today with the opening of 21 High st, the exquisite outdoor shopping destination.

Operated by one of the biggest conglomerates in Qatar, Ali Bin Ali Holding, 21 High st is a hub of luxury and elegance, where retail meets and complements culture and art.

Set in a prestigious location in the heart of Katara – The Cultural Village in Doha, 21 High st is designed to be a multi-dimensional project – reiterating the commitment to Qatar’s tourism and commercial progress.

Spread almost 40,000 sqm, the Street comprises multiple ‘first-of-a-kind’ features in Qatar.

It is home to luxury, fashion, watches & jewelry brands from all around the world, including the iconic French department store Galeries Lafayette, and is a fashion lover’s paradise. The Street also houses international restaurant and café chains that will satiate the most critical taste buds.

21 High st also features a spa & salon, gourmet retail outlets, a food hall, amazing terraces and offices, making the experience very special.

With a luxury Hotel lined up for opening soon, the Street promises to be much more than a shopping destination.

The 15,000 sqm French department store, Galeries Lafayette, will bring the Parisian lifestyle to Qatar with a wide range of fashion, luxury goods, accessories, perfumes, cosmetics and exclusive restaurant brands.

21 High st is a unique open-air shopping destination in Qatar presenting visitors with a comfortably cool outdoor environment in which to shop and dine while enjoying their favorite activities throughout the year despite the soaring temperatures that may prevail during summer.

With its architecture presenting an intriguing mix of classical European style and local traditional heritage, 21 High st complements the Katara theme – “where classical architecture and traditional heritage blend into the here and now”.

The legend, Johnny Depp, visits Galeries Lafayette Doha to meet a group of differently abled kids

During his recent trip to Qatar, versatile actor Johnny Depp paid a visit to Galeries Lafayette Doha in 21 High st at Katara Cultural Village on March 28, 2019. The legend was invited there to meet a group of children with special needs.

The Hollywood star was personally greeted upon arrival by his friends, the Chairman & President of Ali Bin Ali Holding, Mr. Adel Ali Bin Ali, and Vice-Chairman & EVP of Ali Bin Ali Holding, Mr. Nabeel Ali Bin Ali. Hundreds of Johnny Depp’s fans were waiting for a glimpse of their favorite star and cheered as he waved at them.

Mr. Adel Ali Bin Ali welcomed the actor and said, “We are delighted to be able to host the international star and friend Johnny Depp. It has been a very special rendezvous which was made even more memorable by the kids. Depp has a heart of gold and we are touched by his sensitivity towards each child.”

Depp shared some exclusive time with the kids at the ‘La Suite’ in Galeries Lafayette Doha. The private penthouse was decorated with posters of the superstar to set the mood. He cuddled each and every child and interacted with them individually. In his own signature style, he surprised the kids and spread love and happiness.

“Kids make me happy. I feel blessed if I can bring a smile on their pretty faces”, Depp said.

Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his time in Hollywood. He has been nominated for 10 Golden Globe Awards, winning one for Best Actor for his performance in the title role of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2008). He has also been nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Actor, among other accolades.