After the incident happened in one of the biggest mall in Qatar – Villagio Mall, the MOI has taken precautionary measure to shopping malls which is the reason why Doha City Center Mall will be for few more days. A thorough inspection in terms the safety of the building is being conducted by the officials to ensure that the establishment meets the necessary safety for their shoppers – this includes the sprinkling systems, fire exits and extinguishers, fire alarms and many more.Ministry of Interior Qatar on closing one shopping mall for inspection.
On Friday, June 15, 2012, a lot of shoppers wasn’t able to spend their planned weekend in the Doha City Center Mall due to its closure. Although there wasn’t a formal announcement made, the words circulated very fast that the City Center Mall of Doha was closed for recurring inspection procedures.
It was then later confirmed through MOI facebook page posting that a closing mall was closed for inspection. Although the Ministry of Interior didn’t mention a name of the mall, it is quite obvious once we connect the dots that it is indeed the Doha City Center Mall.
In a report I’ve read in the news today, it looks like Doha City Center Mall will be closed for few more days. Here’s the full report published by dohanews.co:Doha City Center Mall Closed for few more days! Photo copyright from City Center Mall of Doha Facebook Page.
Report: City Center to remain closed for at least next two days
As expected, City Center mall will not reopen to the public today, local media reports state.
The mall is still working to upgrade its emergency system and will be closed for another two days, a City Center official told Al Sharq.
The country’s largest mall caused consternation among many residents after being shuttered on Friday due to non-compliance of safety regulations.
The closure comes as the government warns of a no-nonsense policy toward non-compliant public buildings, businesses and residences.
It brought cheer to some, who said they were glad to see Qatar take the issue of public safety so seriously.
But it also worried others, as the closure of Villaggio and City Center, two of the most popular malls in Qatar, leaves many residents wondering where to buy their groceries or how to pass their free time.
What are you thoughts?
Any suggestions on what do in Qatar in the summer besides visit malls?
*End – Doha City Center Mall Closed for few more days.