Spinneys at The Mall, Qatar

by: xtian001

In: Cost of Living | Food | Middle East | Qatar | Shopping | UAE

28 Jan 2011

Spinneys at The Mall, Doha, Qatar

We were able to visit Spinneys at The Mall for the first time today and it’s a good change of atmosphere for those who got used to buying grocery items at the usual Hypermarkets like Lulu, Giant and Carrefour. For those not in the know, Spinneys is  a high-end supermarket retailer in the Middle East and North Africa with stores in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and the UAE. They first opened their stores in Doha last August 2010 in replacement of the Megamart that lost the bidding war in The Mall. Of course, since it’s not a “hypermarket”, the space it occupies isn’t nearly comparable to Lulu and Carrefour. However, what is boasts is the quality of the products and the number of products not similar to those offered by Lulu and Carrefour (scroll down to the photos to see what I mean). As a result though, you also pay a premium for the availability of these products.

Fruits Section at Spinneys

Overall, it’s good that shoppers in Doha have another option and may find items that were not readily available in Doha before, now being brought by Spinneys. A lot are actually European brands so expect to see more Europeans flocking Spinneys. Its clean shelves are always re-stacked, with a number of employees available for help.

Store Information

Opening Hours:
Weekdays: 08:00AM – 11:00PM
Fridays: 08:00AM – 11:30AM
01:00PM – 11:00PM

Address: The Mall, D Ring Rd., Najma Rbt, Doha
Phone +974 4467 1666
Fax +974 4466 0354

Jamie Oliver products at Spinneys, Qatar

Pasta Sauces, Jamie Oliver products

Spices Section at Spinneys, Qatar

Spices Section

Juices, Soda, Cola aisle at Spinneys

Juices, Soda, Cola aisle

Cold cuts, Dairy and chilled section at Spinneys, Qatar

Cold cuts, Dairy and Chilled section

Cheese Section at Spinneys, Doha

Cheese Section

Cold Cuts at Spinneys

Cold Cuts

Bacon Beef at Spinneys

Highly recommended by the lady who sliced 700 Grams for us!

Fresh Veggies Section - a bit on the expensive side though

Fresh Veggies Section - a bit on the expensive side though

More Pesto and Pasta Sauces

More Pesto and Pasta Sauces

Spinneys, the premier supermarket retailer in the Middle East and North Africa

4 Responses to Spinneys at The Mall, Qatar

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nina

January 28th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

wish they have pork :( veggies and fruits at spinneys are so expensive and the choices are limited. it’s not even much better than those sold at other supermarkets. i suspect, they are sourced from the same supplier.

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mohammad fino

October 13th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

im been working in these store for a very long time but to all consumers who been visited in to our store please think twice before you buy.we been receiving a stocks from a supplier even this one is nearly expires. you have no guarantee that our store been running in to the end of time because of wrong or mismanagement. all lebanese (including me) was been collecting a money from a supplier. to recieve their stocks even this one is not in a good condition. all supervisor here are no good breeding or a good educational background..we been think that we are a GOD that we are not been destroyed even our products are not good.

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Life on the Spot: Doha, Qatar

October 14th, 2011 at 9:22 am

[...] my post on Spinneys at The Mall in Qatar? It seems a disgruntled employee (don’t now if he still employed by Spinneys) has some info [...]

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Abdul Gaffoor

November 27th, 2011 at 10:36 am

i think this person who put the comment is a competitor of spinneys and not an employee because their is no doubt with the quality of products available.

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