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

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.

About Galeries Lafayette:

The French market leader in department stores and famous all around the world, for the past 120 years Galeries Lafayette has been the undisputed expert in fashion and event shopping, designing each visit to be a unique experience, offering French and international clients a constantly renewed selection of the best brands, from the affordable to Luxury. Present in the fashion, beauty, jewellery, accessory, interior decoration and gourmet food segments, Galeries Lafayette is celebrated for its network of 65 stores in France and abroad, including the flagship store on the Boulevard Haussmann in Paris and its online shopping site, More information on


About Ali Bin Ali Holding:

Ali Bin Ali Holding, a privately owned company, is one of the largest and most trusted conglomerates operating in Qatar for more than seven decades, since1945. The Company has a history of partnering with leading brands and franchises from around the world, across a diverse range of businesses such as: Luxury, Fashion, Hospitality, FMCG & Distribution, Production & Event Planning, Information and Communication Technology, Medical Supplies, Travel, Tourism & Cargo, Hypermarkets, Printing Press, Sports & Lifestyle, Contracting & Property Management and Beverages.
Ali Bin Ali Holding has played a pioneering role in contributing towards Qatar’s progress and development over the past few years, with numerous impressive projects in its portfolio.

Today, we are one of the largest retail and distribution companies in Qatar, with a very strong presence in the Gulf region, including operations in Kuwait and KSA.

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