1. One-stop shop for books, office supplies, stationery, multimedia and more
They provide Arabic and English books in different genres for all ages from children to adults. You can use the escalator, elevator or the stairs to reach the first floor where you can find the books. The stairs are filled with books and here you must take a #bookshelfie! The ground floor has clearly marked sections for office supplies, stationary, multimedia equipment, computer & accessories, lifestyle products, and arts & crafts. They also offer eco-friendly products.
2. Reading areas
Do you love books and want more time to choose which book you want to take? Then you will love this place as there are seats at the ground floor and first floor for you to take break or to read. They have also a kids section near the stairs to read books.
3. In-house cafe
Do you want to enjoy coffee and pastries while reading a book? then you must visit here. There is an in-house cafe right beside the English books section. It is surrounded by windows and a glass ceiling so that you can have a nice view of the city.
4. Children’s activity areas
They also provide a separate section for children where they can read, hang out and create or learn new things. They have a section called Nutty Scientists . It has its own room where kids do their own fun being scientists for a day.
5. Games and educational toys
There are many fun options for kids such as toys, gadgets and games for children. If your kid is interested in 3D drawing then there are 3D Simo Basic and Multipro available. Not only these, educational toys such as the Play-doh, Toyi Kit and puzzles are also available to make your kid’s mind more sharp.
6. Graffiti wall
You know what’s the coolest thing here? The graffiti walls inside the store painted by @bahou.letters! Yes, here you must not forget to take selfies. This is something you won’t see at any other bookstore.
BONUS: You can find lighted up Arabic calligraphy on the ceiling!
Alif Stores Details:
- Contact: +974 6695 7660
- Opening hours: Saturday – Thursday: 9 AM to 10 PM; Friday: 1:00 PM to 10 PM
- Parking and toilets: Available
- Closest Metro station: West Bay QIC metro station
- Shop online: https://www.alifstores.com/
- Instagram: @alifstoresqa
- Location: Al Dafna Area, Halaet Umm Al Zabed Street, Street No 950, Doha, Qatar