Watsons expands into Middle East with new GCC stores

Watsons expands into Middle East with new GCC stores

THE WHAT? Watsons has made its first entry into Qatar at Doha Festival City. The AS Watson-owned retailer has opened a series of stores across the GCC, including locations in Dubai Mall, Dubai Festival City, Mall of the Emirates and Al Wahda Mall in UAE, and Mall of Dhahra in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

THE DETAILS The 3,000 sq ft space boasts a designated zone for Natural & Clean beauty and an open make-up area where shoppers can try out different looks.

THE WHY? Jonathan Watts, General Manager of Watsons GCC at Al-Futtaim commented, “Watsons signed a franchise agreement with Al-Futtaim in early 2020 with the vision to bring fashionable and affordable beauty and lifestyle products to customers in the GCC region.

“Qatar is a truly vibrant market. While customers are getting more and more sophisticated about beauty and personal care, Watsons as the skin expert is delighted to bring our customers exclusive international brands.”