Galeries Lafayette Doha wins at the prestigious Qatar Tourism Awards


On November 9, 2023 Ali Bin Ali Holding’s Galeries Lafayette Doha joined other distinguished individuals and businesses at the 2023 Qatar Tourism Awards, in being awarded for its outstanding contribution to Qatar, specifically in the retail industry.

The tourism awards, which was held at Raffles Doha, was launched by Qatar Tourism, in partnership with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The event celebrated the exceptional accomplishments of various organizations and individuals in elevating the excellence and distinctiveness of the Qatar visitor experience. The occasion was graced by H.E. Saad Bin Ali Al Kharji, Chairman of Qatar Tourism, and Basmah Al-Mayman, Regional Director for the Middle East at UNTWO.

The inaugural Qatar Tourism Awards focused on three principal categories: Outstanding Service Excellence, Cultural Experiences and Smart Solutions. Out of the 15 slots in the Outstanding Service Excellence category, which examined contenders’ commitment to delivering quality service to visitors, Galeries Lafayette Doha won the Retail and Local Shops category.

Receiving the award on behalf of Galeries Lafayette Doha, the General Manager of Galeries Lafayette and Ali Bin Ali Fashion, Mr. Kevin Gerard Pender, explained that the tremendous achievement was a success for the Galeries Lafayette family and Ali Bin Ali Holding at large. “This recognition is a testament to Galeries Lafayette Doha’s hard work, dedication, and passion to fashion and style as the sought after shopping destination in Qatar. Our retail store is truly honored to be acknowledged among such talented competitors. This award serves as a motivation for us to continue striving for excellence and pushing the boundaries of our potential. As Galeries Lafayette Doha, we are grateful for the opportunities that have led us to this achievement and we look forward to further growth and success in the future,” stated Mr. Pender.

The Qatar Tourism Awards was truly a reflection of the broad and diverse nature of Qatar tourism sector, including culture, destinations, experiences, and hospitality. It was also a moment for the country to pay homage to the milestones it has achieved thus far. The event similarly recognized those leading the way in building a more innovative and sustainable tourism industry that is in line with Qatar National Tourism Sector Strategy 2030 of strengthen tourism, and the UNWTO’s key priorities in the sector.

Monoprix Qatar Announces A New Partnership with Qatar Airways Privilege Club

Members can enjoy collecting and spending Avios in 10 Monoprix outlets across Qatar that will form part of the Privilege Club Card-linked Offers platform

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways Privilege Club enhances its members’ daily experience by partnering with renowned hypermarket brand, Monoprix Qatar. Through the loyalty programme’s Card-liked Offers platform, members can now collect and spend their Avios on their purchases when shopping at any of the 7 Monoprix and 3 Monop stores in Qatar using the debit or credit card they have linked to their membership account.

Through Card Linked Offers, Privilege Club members can choose to spend their Avios on a wide variety of benefits which include award flights and upgrades, hotel stays, car rentals, or while shopping and dining at over 600 locations participating in the Card Linked Offers platform and at Qatar Duty Free.

“Monoprix Qatar is excited to be the only hypermarket partner of the Qatar Airways Privilege Club. This new partnership between our two companies will benefit Privilege Club members by offering them more ways to earn and redeem rewards, more personalized experiences, and a wider range of products and services.”, added Sébastien Farhat, Chief Operating Officer, Ali Bin Ali Consumer & Hi-Tech Retail.

Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer, Thierry Antinori, said: “As Qatar Airways’ frequent flyer programme continues to evolve, we strive to find partners that align with Privilege Club’s commitment to providing members with lifestyle-enhancing experiences. Joining forces with a renowned brand such as Monoprix will bring valuable benefits to our members as they will now have more collecting and spending opportunities in their everyday shopping at one of the best hypermarkets in the country.”

Monoprix Qatar and Sheraton Grand Doha Partner to Hosts a Breast Cancer Awareness Session

Doha, Qatar – 23 October 2023 – Monoprix Qatar, a member of Ali Bin Ali Holding in association with Sheraton Grand Doha and West Bay Medicare successfully hosted an inspiring Breast Cancer Awareness event at the elegant Atrium Lounge in Sheraton. The event, which took place on Monday, October 23rd, brought together passionate advocates and supporters of the cause, reinforcing the importance of early detection and supporting the fight against breast cancer.

Dr. Dina from West Bay Medicare, a distinguished gynecologist with 12 years of expertise in the field, took the stage to enlighten the attendees about the critical role of early detection in the battle against breast cancer. Her compelling insights provided invaluable information to all present, emphasizing the significance of regular screenings and self-examinations in saving lives.

At the event, Monoprix, a dedicated supporter of the breast cancer cause, showcased its exclusive campaign to support the Qatar Cancer Society. As part of this initiative, Monoprix sells special pink bags with QAR20 donated for each bag to the Qatar Cancer Society to support their vital work in the fight against breast cancer.

To make the event even more memorable, Sheraton Grand Doha treated the participants to a delightful afternoon tea at the Atrium. Guests enjoyed a selection of delectable treats and refreshing beverages while engaging in meaningful conversations and sharing their experiences.

The event was a resounding success, thanks to the collaborative efforts of Monoprix, Sheraton Grand Doha, and West Bay Medicare. Together, they raised awareness about breast cancer and encouraged attendees to take proactive steps toward early detection, support patients, and contribute to the ongoing research. The breast cancer awareness event at Atrium is a testament to the power of unity and the impact a community can have when it comes together for a vital cause.

Ali Bin Ali Fashion announces the opening of MACH & MACH pop-up at Place Vendôme Mall


Ali Bin Ali Fashion has announced the inauguration of the new MACH & MACH pop-up store at Place Vendôme Mall in Doha, Qatar on November 1, 2023. Although MACH & MACH was previously available at Ali Bin Ali’s Galeries Lafayette – Doha, this new standalone store marks the brand’s first independent boutique in Qatar. This significant achievement was made possible through an exclusive partnership between ABA Fashion and MACH & MACH, strengthening the brand’s presence in the region. With this new venture, ABA Fashion aims to infuse a sense of sophistication and glamour into Doha’s fashion landscape.

The brand was established in 2012 by sisters Nina and Gvantsa Macharashvili, and since then, they have consistently released seasonal collections. MACH & MACH’s global recognition has soared, captivating renowned celebrities across the world. With a contemporary and confident presence in the realm of fashion, MACH & MACH collections are known for their bold, edgy, and fresh designs, coupled with a playful spirit. The brand masterfully brings forth Georgian creativity and inspiration while manufacturing all its products in Italy. Each piece, often featuring signature shiny crystal details, is meticulously crafted to create a captivating appearance. One of their signature designs includes a high-heeled pump embellished with a cascading crystal bow, embodying the brand’s enchanting fairytale-inspired aesthetic.

The MACH & MACH pop-up store at Place Vendôme Mall offers an immersive shopping experience, showcasing the brand’s exquisite collection and granting fashion enthusiasts an opportunity to explore and indulge in their distinctive designs.

For further information on MACH & MACH and their latest collections, please visit the new MACH & MACH pop-up store located in the luxury section, ground floor at Place Vendôme Mall.