Friday, August 14, 2015

Gulf Mall Update - August 14th

It hasn't been long since my last update about Gulf Mall but I was there today and there was an exciting development. No, not IHOP (September 4 update: still closed), I was walking by a walled area where a shop was under construction but I noticed something in a hole near the ceiling.

That looked familiar, guess what it is . . .

There'll be a Tim Hortons in Gulf Mall! I then went to the side where some work orders were posted for further proof.

When I went to the Tims in Ezdan Mall I mentioned the new location and the guy at the counter said, "hopefully it'll be open in a week." Ummmmm no, sorry, that's not happening my man. It has a long way to go, won't be open anytime soon. (I took a picture through a hole in the door.) [September 4th update -- wow, was I wrong, Tims is open now]

In other news I noticed a new cafe in the mall that just opened up.

So new cafe at the mall, Tim Hortons opening September 4th, and IHOP I'm guessing sometime within the next few weeks.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for your posts, I'm planning a trip to Qatar int he next few months and yor guide gives me a good view on what is available... I hear that Outback Steak house was going to open there,is that true?
Any other places to go near Doha? I'm going to be there for just a few days so I'm more interested in good landmarks and also some typical food.

Glen McKay said...

Hello. There is an Outback Steak House in Doha, at Lagoona Mall near the Pearl.

For recommendations on things to do I have a post called "What to Do in Doha/Qatar". You should be able to find it at the top of the page where the most popular posts are listed or you can use the year column on the right-hand side to go to Nov 20, 2012 post.

Anonymous said...

Although I'm looking for regional or local food, I like to try some american restaurants around the globe, for comparison.
Saw the pages you are referring, great information. really appreciate it.


Glen McKay said...

No problem Jose, there's plenty of American restaurants in Doha: Shake Shack, P.F. Chang's Applebees, T.G.I.F and Macaroni Grill are all at Villagio food court (for example) and places like Chili's, KFC, McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Papa John's, Burger King, Hardee's, Starbucks, etc can be found all over the place.

Anonymous said...

Too bad IHOP still not opened .. can't wait