Doha, Qatar: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only international choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, is hosting an organ donation drive and awareness campaign led by Hamad Medical Corporation’s Organ Donation Centre throughout the month of July.
The campaign, organised under the umbrella of the mall’s #FestivalCares programme, aims at educating visitors on the importance of organ donation, and facilitating the registration of interested organ donors. A booth manned by Hamad Medical Corporation’s Organ Donation Centre is set up by the square node on the mall’s ground floor where guests can visit to avail awareness brochures and materials regarding the importance of organ donation and of being an organ donor in Qatar. The booth will be available throughout the month to continue spreading awareness about this life-saving procedure.
Robert Hall, Doha Festival City’s General Manager, said: “At Doha Festival City we continue to support local health initiatives as part of our commitment to the community in Qatar. We are proud of our continued partnership with Hamad Medical Corporation and are delighted to provide a platform for promoting health awareness and facilitate drives that support saving lives in Qatar. We encourage people to visit the booths and learn more about the organ donation to make an informed decision on registering as an organ donor”.
According to the organ donor registry, a national, confidential list of individuals who have agreed to donate their organs after their death, there are currently more than 470,000 registered organ donors from over 100 nationalities in Qatar. HMC aims to increase this number to more than 500,000 this year. This number constitutes around 25 percent of Qatar’s adult population.
The organ donor registry can be accessed in the event of a death to see whether an individual has registered their willingness to be an organ donor. Qatar has a single waiting list for organ transplantation with unbiased access to transplant services.
Director of Qatar Organ Donation Center (Hiba) Dr. Riadh Fadhil, said Qatar aims to become self-sufficient in organ donation and this can be achieved with continued widespread community support.
“At the Doha Festival City booth, our highly trained multicultural team educators help inform the public about the great impact of organ donation on the health of the community,” Dr. Riadh said. “Our educators provide them the opportunity to register as an organ donor after life and provide them of a donor card if they wish.”
“An organ transplant can be a life-saving procedure and can significantly improve the quality of life for someone with chronic organ failure. These life-saving organs come from deceased donors who have pledged during their lifetime to give their organs to someone in need,” Dr. Riadh said. “A deceased organ donor can save up to eight lives - whoever saves a life, it is as if he saved the whole mankind” (Quran 5-32). Having high profile support like Doha Festival City will further ensure Qatar will become self-sufficient in organ donation. We would like to thank Doha Festival City for their commitment.”
As part of its robust CSR programme and its #FestivalCares initiatives, Doha Festival City is committed to empowering and supporting the community in Qatar by building partnerships with various government entities and local organizations to support campaigns that promote cultural, environmental, health, and humanitarian awareness.
In line with the preventative measures set out by the State of Qatar to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and to ensure a safe shopping environment for all, Doha Festival City commits itself to continuous necessary health and safety measures throughout the mall. This includes a thorough mall disinfection treatment on a weekly basis, robust cleaning, and sanitization operations during mall trading hours, 127 hand sanitizing stations installed in the areas that have commonly touched surfaces.
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About Doha Festival City
Doha Festival City is Qatar’s one and only choice for fashion, dining, and entertainment. Bringing several firsts to Doha, this incomparable mall – is one of the largest such developments in the Middle East, offering almost a quarter of a million sqm of leasable space, providing something for everyone, and creating exceptional and memorable experiences with every visit.
Doha Festival City is home to famous brand names in retail, many of which have made their Qatar debut, including Harvey Nichols, Charlotte Tilbury, Kiehl’s, Dior Beauty Boutique, and ACE. It also houses the country’s only IKEA, which has been open since 2013. There are over 100 places to dine and relax including restaurants, cafés, and casual dining outlets, from brands that are unique to Qatar including Jamie’s Italian, and Aimee’s Cafe.
Doha Festival City is also home to the Edge Fitness, a state-of-the-art fitness center, boasting a large area of training space with the latest top of the line equipment from Technogym, separate male, and female parts, as well as circuit training areas.
Doha Festival City has the country’s biggest world-class entertainment offering including a unique mix of indoor and outdoor attractions–from Qatar’s first VOX 4D cinema complex with 18 digital screens Theatre by Rhodes, to green spaces for outdoor exercise and Outdoor Leisure Trail cycling and three unique entertainment parks, including Angry Birds World, Snow Dunes and Virtuocity.
The world’s first Angry Birds WorldTM, introduced and developed by the leading location-based entertainment company Trimoo in partnership with Rovio Entertainment, opened in Doha Festival City in May 2018. The Park is an unparalleled family entertainment destination, inspired by the global gaming sensation and the blockbuster movie.
VIRTUOCiTY™ is the region’s first dedicated gaming hub that merges the virtual world with the real world. Opened in December 2018, this entertainment park is equipped with full motion racing simulators, escape rooms and an astonishing multipurpose eSports arena. The venue offers an immersive digital experience for teens and adults.
Snow Dunes ™ is the first indoor snow park in Qatar, featuring a castle inspired by authentic Qatari architecture. It is based on an old folk tale about a wave of cold coming in the spring and covering the ground with a white mantle. The Park uses state-of-the-art technology to produce snow-white ice at temperatures of -4 degrees Celsius.
As a ‘Smart Mall’, Doha Festival City offers innovative digital options including free Wi-Fi and digital wayfinding to enhance consumer experience, and is easily accessible, offering 8,000 smart parking spaces and VIP valet services.
Doha Festival City’s new parking can accommodate additional 165 cars, providing easy access to the Luxury Area and the Edge Fitness, and a direct exit to Al Shamal Road, helping to avoid congestion during peak hours.
Doha Festival City’s exclusive Fashion TV ‘FFTV', broadcasted on the mall’s website and YouTube channel, brings Doha’s fashion personalities to showcase the mall’s host of retailers and unique fashion offering.
Festival Magazine, the Mall’s very own online lifestyle magazine, brings the readers to the front row of the mall’s latest happenings, uncovering the last fashion trends and offering previews of collections and exclusive offers available at the mall.
Doha Festival City applies stringent safety measures throughout the mall for its staff and visitors. This includes a thorough mall disinfection treatment on a weekly basis, robust cleaning and sanitization operations during mall’s trading hours, 127 hand sanitizing stations installed at all commonly touched areas.
Doha Festival City won the 2020 Travelers’ Choice Award by Tripadvisor, based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, placing the Mall in the top 10% of the hospitality sector in the world.
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