Qatar was one of the major pearl trader countries in the world before Japan introduced more affordable pearls to the globe, just before the oil boom in Qatar. The design of the island is also referring to a string of pearls.
The Pearl Qatar is a man-made island off the West Bay coast. It is also known as the “Arabian Riviera” . Along with being home to top luxury brands, there are also Mediterranean style, yacht-lined marinas, residential towers, villas and hotels. There are cafes and restaurants for each taste from high-level dining experience to cafes to drink coffee.
Here are some restaurants and cafes in Porto Arabia:
Al Tabkha, Anima Lounge, BICE Ristorante, Burj Al Hamam, Carluccio’s, Dalloyau, Elevation Burger, Just Burger, Liza, Wafi Gourmet, Zaatar w Zeit, Nando’s, Megu,The Noodle House, Pampano, Patagonia, Quisine, Royal Tandoor, Sormani, Tse Yang, Armani Café, Bread Basket,Caffe Vergnano 1882, Cake and Bake,Chocolate Bar, Costa Coffee, The Frozen Yoghurt Factory, Haagen Dazs, Lemon Grass, Marble Slab Creamery, Second Cup and Stickhouse.
The Pear hosts several world known luxury brands, which makes Doha a heaven for high-level luxury shopping:
Roberto Cavalli, Stella McCartney, Calvin Klein Collection,, Alexander McQueen, Diesel, Emporio Armani, Giorgio Armani, Hermes, Hugo Boss, Kenzo, John Galliano, Balenciaga, Blumarine, Just Cavalli, Moschino, Salvatore Ferragamo, Mulberry, Santoni, Loro Piana, Elie Saab, Chloé, Kipling, Agent Provocateur, Domenico Vacca, Galliano, Giuseppe Zanotti Design, M. Missoni, Rene Caovilla, Ice Iceberg, Weekend Max Mara, Harmont & Blaine, Canali and Stefano Ricci.