Galeries Lafayette Doha’s successful and first ever Beauty Weekend took place from September 28 until October 1. Throughout this four-day event, beauty lovers had the chance to attend masterclasses and live demonstrations, receive beauty goodies and discover new makeup trends to dive deep into the captivating world of wellness and beauty. Beauty lovers also enjoyed free of charge services such as nail arts and hair braiding by Beauty Hive, eye glam station, photo booth for friends and family, and delicious bites throughout the event. A range of important figures, vips, and reputable influencers regionally and locally were invited to both enjoy and promote the exceptional event.

Beauty Weekend was also a great chance to explore the exclusive brands in our store, available for both men and women.

Operation rules and regulation

21 High st is the ultimate outdoor shopping destination – is Qatar`s hub for luxury
and elegance, where retail meets and celebrates art & culture. With a series of
features, some of which are the first if their kind in Qatar or worldwide. 21 High st
offers a unique shopping experience with a regulated cool, comfortable outdoor
environment to enjoy throughout the year.

The management of 21 High st has created operation rules to ensure the safety
and comfort of both tenants and visitors.

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Galeries Lafayette Doha launches new campaign, Pantone – The Exploration of Colors

Galeries Lafayette Doha, the legendary Parisian Department Store in Qatar, has launched its unique new campaign, Pantone – The Exploration of Colors, and the 2019 autumn/ winter shades have completely taken over the store.

Escalating the idea of ‘retailtainment’, the campaign has created a fashion-meets-art-meets-experience, driving creative minds to explore the color scheme.

The campaign, which will run from October until the end of November 2019, offers visitors a chance to experience a multi-sensory scheme that explores our relationship with color and also the specific effects color has with regard to our wellbeing.

Four animated ‘Experience’ Zones spread across the department store allows one to explore, embrace and dissect seasonal color trends, helping the viewer understand their significance and origin.

The Large Paint Monster on the ground floor of the store is a futuristic approach to visually depict the fusion of creativity and fashion. The art installation not only includes the key pantones of the season but also an animated, interactive screen with a tech twist.

At the Color Meditation Chamber on the first floor, you are guided through a series of color visualizations, a powerful tool in meditation, to tune into different levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

The Color Trend Cube is a life-size Rubik’s Cube that visually emphasizes the colors of the season.

The Color Lab is the most colorfully interesting part of the campaign created by Galeries Lafayette Doha in collaboration with one of the world’s leading paint manufacturers, Jotun Paints. This color bar offers a menu fresh off the runways of the New York Fashion Week Autumn/Winter ’19 collection, which you can mix together to create your favorite color for your walls or furniture and take it home for free!

“Our products as more than just paint. They are colors born from different stories. They are not just collections, but inspiration. The Color Lab will give a chance to Galeries Lafayette visitors to explore the beauty of their new winter collection colors, tinted live in one of our latest luxurious finish products (Fenomastic Wonder wall)” said Shashi Kumar, Country Manager of Jotun paints Qatar.

Excited about the campaign, Head of Visual Merchandising of Galeries Lafayette Doha Kevin Gerard Pender said: “At Galeries Lafayette we are always trying to take our customers beyond the retail experience. The Pantone – The Exploration of Colors campaign is a revelation. It highlights the power of colors and how it directly influences the soul. We want our customers to explore and experience the dazzling hues that the season boasts of.”

Visit Galeries Lafayette Doha at 21 High st, Katara Cultural Village and explore the world of colors as well as the latest collection arrivals!

French Haute Parfumerie Henry Jacques opens boutique in Doha

Parisian Haute Parfumier Henry Jacques has officially opened the doors of its boutique in Galeries Lafayette Doha at 21 High st, Katara Cultural Village. The Maison is delighted to be able to share its passion for crafting the greatest scents and to bring to life its savoir-faire and extraordinary connections in Qatar.

Henry Jacques embodies almost half a century of excellence and creativity. Born of Founder Henry Cremona’s travels, his inexhaustible passion and his wondrous encounter with one of the last great noses of the old French Perfume tradition, the Maison is one of the last family-run perfumeries. Its South of France laboratory houses thousands of scents and only the most precious and exclusive ingredients, so loved by those with a taste for absolute refinement, rarity and olfactory perfection.

The boutique houses the entire range of fragrances in a home-from-home setting. Amongst the perfumes showcased are the 50 Les Classiques, a collection of Essences that embody the Haute Parfumerie’s achievements of a lifetime and entire legacy. A new and lighter expression of Les Classiques has also just been introduced: Les Brumes. Offered in a convertible flacon, Les Brumes are designed to be splashed or sprayed and present a new way of wearing the Henry Jacques signature scents in a more casual and modern way.

Visitors will also be able to marvel the Masterpieces of the Maison: from the limited edition
‘Les Toupies’, or spinning tops, to the Renaissance Jewellery collection with its individual scents presented in gem-encrusted flacons. At the heart of the offering is the Bespoke service, whereby together with guidance from the experts, clients create their own individual scents, a ritual that is very much appreciated by those with a fine nose and part of Middle Eastern traditions that date back through history.

The unique style of the new boutique embodies Henry Jacques’ attention to detail and its visionary spirit. Designed by Christophe Tollemer, esteemed architect and Henry Jacques’ Artistic Director, the space is inspired by an 18th century French castle, gracefully blending the illustriousness of the past with modern-day elegance and charm.

The Henry Jacques boutique in Doha is the second in the Middle East and adds to its ever-growing presence worldwide. For more information, please call: +974 4447 3587  or visit

Galeries Lafayette Doha launches unique Let’s Play Campaign

Galeries Lafayette Doha, the legendary Parisian Department Store in Qatar, has launched its unique Let’s Play Campaign that will take you back to your childhood days. The Department Store’s latest summer campaign offers a fun-filled escape from the heat and will be on until the end of September 2019.

Known for its ‘retailtainment’, Galeries Lafayette Doha is now dotted with retro games and animated interactive spaces for different age groups. A colorful map handed out at the entrance and found at the tills will guide you to the gaming spots set up across the three-storey Department Store.

Once at the gaming sections, you can return to the spontaneity and creativity of childhood and enjoy a selection of captivating games – whether it be table tennis, crazy golf, bowling, mini race track, billiards or retro video games such as Tetris and Space Invaders.

The use of neon colors, retro looks and games makes it a celebration of one’s youth, filled with fond memories, nostalgia and a yearning for life! The playful vibes combined with the exclusive Galeries Lafayette experience makes it a complete fun outing for the entire family.

Speaking about the campaign, Head of Visual Merchandising – Galeries Lafayette Mr. Kevin Gerard Pender said: “The Let’s Play concept is all about the desire to return to the spirited childhood days. Shopping should be fun and lighthearted and we wanted to transform the store into a playground, a place full of surprises.
“When I walk through the store and observe our customers enjoying the Let’s Play activation zones, it puts a smile on my face. Designing this concept was truly a lot of fun.”

Galeries Lafayette Doha at 21 High st, Katara, welcomes all to be a part of the Let’s Play Campaign and encourages visitors to use the #LetsPlayAtGLD and share their experience on social media.

The coolest summer in Qatar at 21 High st – Katara

21 High st at Katara – the Cultural Village has added a new dimension to fun during the summer months in Qatar, making the ‘ultimate outdoor shopping destination’ the coolest place to spend your leisure time in, with family and friends.

And to experience this fascinating ambience, an exclusive media gathering was organized on June 25, 2019. Members of the local media and bloggers were invited to relish the cool outdoors and enjoy a sit-down dinner at the popular Russian restaurant – Café Pouchkine Qatar.

The incredible outdoor cooling system at 21 High st, which is one of its kind in Qatar, offers visitors a comfortable and cool climate. The attractive architecture with wide open spaces and unique ancient European style, makes it an appealing, walkable destination for the whole family.

You can blissfully forget about the soaring temperature of 40°C or the humidity level and walk under the open blue sky at 25°C as you browse through the exclusive boutiques on the premises. Imagine not having to bother about the summer heat while you enjoy your favorite beverage at an outdoor café. 21 High st has made this a reality by making summer feel like spring.

Talking about this unique feature, General Manager of 21 High st Mr. Tolga Engin said: “21 High st is designed to be a multi-dimensional project – reiterating the commitment to Qatar’s tourism and commercial progress. We are proud to bring to you the first lifestyle destination in Qatar with an outdoor cooling technology. The outdoor cooling system at 21 High st triumphs over the soaring summer months in Doha and allows our visitors to enjoy the outdoors. You need to experience it to feel the difference.”

Built on approximately 40,000sqm, 21 High st is home to luxury, fashion, watches & jewelry brands from all around the world, including the iconic French department store, Galeries Lafayette. It also features some exclusive dining options and cafes, as well as gourmet retail outlets.

Ali Bin Ali Luxury opens new Cartier boutique at 21 High st, Katara

Further elevating the bespoke experience for luxury lovers in Qatar, Ali Bin Ali Luxury has inaugurated a new Cartier boutique at 21 High st – the ultimate outdoor shopping destination located in Katara – The Cultural Village. The new boutique in Doha blends the Maison’s local offering with a focus on tradition, privacy and exclusivity.

The 460 square meter boutique displays an impressive architecture with high ceilings yet provides a private atmosphere with two main entrances and three VIP salons boasting luxurious boudoir furnishings. The space also features an elevated area that will host animations around art and craftsmanship.

The boutique’s majestic design intertwines Cartier codes with local touch visuals—a powerful blend that underlines both the Maison’s and the city’s shared commitment to preserving and cultivating heritage, hospitality traditions and personal relationships.

“We value our partnership with Cartier, and are delighted to see this new boutique integrate local traditions and values. 21 High st is the perfect home for the jewelry brand, they complement each other is class and uniqueness. ” said Mr. Nabeel Ali Bin Ali, Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President of Ali Bin Ali Holding.

Adjacent to Katara Cultural Village, which stands as the city’s beacon of the arts, the location of Cartier’s new boutique highlights long-standing ties with arts and culture. “We are thrilled to become part of this avant-garde development, with a brand new space that celebrates Cartier’s history, style and craftsmanship while also paying tribute to local heritage and traditions,” said Christophe Massoni, CEO Cartier Middle East, India and Africa on the occasion of the boutique’s opening. “We look forward to welcoming our clients here, and providing them with exceptional Cartier experiences,” he added.

Galeries Lafayette Doha unveils ‘Together for Good campaign’ for Ramadan 2019

It’s that time of the year again – a time to give, time to share and time to reach out. In keeping with this spirit and to mark the start of the Holy Month of Ramadan, Ali Bin Ali Holding’s Galeries Lafayette Doha launched the ‘Together for Good campaign’ as part of its efforts to give back to society and nature.

The garment donation campaign upholds the philosophy of “global initiative for more responsible fashion”.  The endeavor is an extension of the Galeries Lafayette Group’s ambitious sustainable development policy that is applied at Galeries Lafayette all over the globe.

The 40-day campaign, which intends to promote recyclable fashion, will continue for the entire month of Ramadan until after Eid al-Fitr. A 4 meter tall mannequin has been placed at the main entrance of Galeries Lafayette Doha and all the donated clothes will be put up on it. At the end of every week, on Saturday, the clothes will be taken down and handed over to charity organizations for donation.

The ‘Together for Good’ initiative promotes the real meaning of sharing. Statistics show that an amazing 30% of clothes an individual buys are never worn. Encouraging people to share their unused clothes with the less fortunate is Galeries Lafayette Doha’s way of paying tribute to the Holy month of Ramadan.

Upholding the noble idea of donations and promotion of recycling, Vice Chairman & EVP of Ali Bin Ali Holding Mr. Nabeel Ali Bin Ali said: “We are committed towards having a more responsible business. We believe in promoting common good and the ‘Together for Good campaign’ is a manifestation of that effort. It is not just a campaign, but also a movement for the progress and wellbeing of the society. The Holy month of Ramadan was the ideal time to take this small step towards greater good. ”

True to its role as a ‘brand house’ and a trendsetter, Galeries Lafayette Doha’s Ramadan 2019 ‘Together for Good’ campaign champions the idea of charity and the importance of recyclable fashion for a better world for all.

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”.