Here in Qatar, there are plenty of shopping malls where you can buy food, groceries, clothes, electronic gadgets, household, furniture, office supplies — basically everything you could possibly need! But did you know that all of these things are also available online?
In fact, buying online seems like the wiser thing to do these days, especially amid the current global crisis. When you purchase online, you not only get to save time, money, and energy, but you also stay safe — and healthy — within the comfort of your own home!
Shopping Online? Check Out These Websites
Fortunately, there are many websites where you can buy basic needs (and more) while staying in Qatar. In the following post, we gathered some of the most popular online shopping platforms and websites in the country. Some of these are located within Qatar, while others have branches across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and even beyond!
Launched in July 2016, AlAneesQatar.qa offers both online and offline shopping to its customers. The store features a wide range of electronic items, such as mobile phones, gaming consoles, and accessories. Buyers can order through the website, as well as through a mobile app, Whatsapp, or Facebook. Cash on delivery is also available.
If you are looking for a beautiful abaya as a gift or for personal use, Almotahajiba is the place to go. It is an upscale, luxury fashion brand featuring abayas, sheilas, and jalabiyas. Almotahajiba operates more than 36 branches across the MENA region, and is one of the most popular names in the Arab fashion world.
Aptly described as “Doha’s best and fastest grocery delivery app,” Baqaala is highly recommended for residents in the capital. The service delivers fresh meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, and other goods straight from the store to your house! You can download the Baqaala app from the App Store or Google Play.
4. Blue Lynx
Originally conceived in 2011, Blue Lynx is the first company in Qatar to provide an online shopping portal exclusively for computers and computer accessories. The website officially went live in 2013, offering a wide range of IT products such as laptops, desktops, tablets, and gaming systems.
5. Carrefour Qatar
A well-known brand across the MENA region, Carrefour was launched in Qatar in 1999. Today, it operates five hypermarkets and five supermarkets, with 1800 workers under its employ. Carrefour offers over 30,000 food and non-food products to its customers!
6. Discounts Qatar
Discounts Qatar is basically an online shopping platform that gathers amazing deals and promos from different shopping websites and retailers in Qatar. Here, you will find the latest offers in electronics, fashion, home and kitchen, toys, and other product categories.
7. Doha Online Shopping
Doha Online Shopping offers fashion brands sourced from authorized retailers in the United States. Product categories include men’s, women’s, teens’, and kids’ fashions, as well as watches, bags, and accessories. The platform offers cash on delivery as an option.
8. Doha Sooq
Established in 2008, Doha Sooq is the first e-commerce marketplace in the Middle East. Today, it has a huge number of registered users and loyal customers buying the latest in fashion, jewellery, accessories, groceries, healthcare products, electronics, home appliances, and more! It also features a free mobile app, plus an easy, safe, and secure payment gateway.
Established in February 2017, GETIT.QA is an online shopping marketplace for “multi vendors,” now serving thousands of registered buyers and sellers. It caters to a wide range of product categories, sourced from numerous national as well as international brands.
10. IKEA Qatar
IKEA is a world famous brand known for its high quality, affordable, and easy-to-set-up furniture. Local residents and even people from nearby countries were excited when the company opened a store in Qatar. Through the physical store or online, you can choose from over 1,800 products, which include bedroom, living room, bathroom furnishings, and more!
Established in 2018, Jazp is a leading online shopping platform in the Middle East, offering electronic gadgets, sporting goods, perfumes, and many other items. What makes this platform unique is that you can share and review purchases, collect badges, and earn rewards on the site itself. Aside from Qatar, Jazp also operates in India, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and the UAE.
12. Lulu Hypermarket
Lulu Hypermarket is the retail division of Lulu Group International, a leader in the retail industry, with stores in Qatar, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE. Each hypermarket includes a food court and children’s play areas, along with money exchange and banking counters. Nowadays, you can also order online! Indeed, as the store’s tag line says, Lulu Hypermarket is “where the world comes to shop.”
13. NEXT Qatar
Tagged as “Europe’s biggest fashion e-talier,” NEXT is a British multinational company that offers clothing, footwear, and home products. Today, it has more than 700 stores, around 500 of which are in the United Kingdom, and the rest across countries in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, including Qatar.
For the past three decades, NEXT has been known for featuring classic-contemporary apparel for men, women, and children, as well as elegant furniture and household products.
OurShopee.com is a one-stop-shop website for a wide range of products and services. Guided by their business philosophy, “we do not just offer the best prices, we offer great experiences,” the platform is perfect for shopping and buying gifts! Other than Qatar, OurShopee also operates in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, India, and the UAE.
15. 6th Street
Another one-stop-shop for the latest in men’s wear, women’s wear, and kids’ fashion, 6th Street is a popular online shopping website in Qatar and across the Middle East region. It offers more than 2000 international brands, such as Aldo, BHPC, Birkenstock, Call It Spring, Charles & Keith, Dune London, New Balance, Nine West, Skechers, Tommy Hilfiger, and lots more!
Startechstore.com is the online shopping platform of STARTECH MIDDLE EAST WLL, which has multiple stores in Qatar. Here you fill find the latest in mobile phones, desktops, laptops, audio equipment, gaming devices, computer accessories, and many more!
Having operated in Qatar for more than 10 years, Startech is among the most trusted digital brands in the country — offering quality products at great prices, with multiple payment options as well as fast and free product deliveries!
Tuzzut is one of Qatar’s best online shopping stores, featuring a wide variety of products, including: clothing, bags, wallets, sunglasses, fashion accessories, watches, mobile phones, tablets, phone accessories, kids’ toys, gift items and many more. It also offers cash on delivery all over the country. Cool!
18. Ubuy Qatar
Ubuy is one of the biggest names in online shopping, not only in the Middle East but around the world! Although based in Kuwait, it currently operates in more than 50 countries across six continents, offering over 50 million products. Wow! With the catchy tag line, “Ubuy, We Deliver,” this platform may be the last on this list, but it’s certainly not the least!
As you can see, there are many online shopping websites in Qatar for you to choose from, whether you’re buying food, groceries, clothes, gadgets, and other items. And speaking of shopping, are you planning to buy souvenirs anytime soon — for your family and friends back home? Take time to read these tips when buying souvenirs here in Qatar.