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Derwaza Store

​Derwaza Store for Micro and Home-Based Businesses – Doha Festival City​

For micro- ​and home-based-businesses, access to the local market is crucial in validating the product-market fit, building a customer or fan base, and achieving growth.

To help Qatari entrepreneurs in this segment, address those key areas while generating revenue for their businesses, QDB is introducing the Derwaza ​Store.

The store provides Qatari micro and home-based businesses with a hands-off opportunity to take their enterprise to the next level, by granting them direct access to potential customers and clients, and assisting them in presenting, marketing, and selling their products.

Participating entrepreneurs will have the chance to sell their products and interact with customers at the Derwaza Store in Doha Festival City, for two weeks of their choice, from October 18th to December 31st of 2020.​

Additional Benefits include:

  • Creating a new channel for sales through the Derwaza marketplace
  • Growing sales and scaling up the enterprise
  • Empowering local businesses and encouraging local production

The Derwaza Store offering:

  • Salesperson to sell your products
  • Space to display your items/merchandise
  • Assistance in marketing your offering

Targeted Sectors:

QDB’s Derwaza store welcomes all micro and home-based businesses licensed by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry that specialize in the following:​​

  • Fashion
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Food (pre-packaged)
  • Jewellery
  • Perfume
*Fresh food & beverages are not allowed to be presented in the store
*Commercial enterprises are not allowed to participate in this initiative

Terms and Conditions:

  • Qatari national applicant
  • Valid Commercial Registration or Homebased Commercial License
  • Valid Health Certificate (for F&B)
  • Trading products are not allowed
  • Applicants to register through the official QDB website only (Online application)
  • Apply for two waves/durations and only one will be accepted by the organizers
  • Following assessment, approved applicants are directed to an online payment gateway
  • Registration fee of QAR 2,500 to be paid by card only (Cash not accepted)
  • Acceptance of Terms and Conditions following approval and payment
  • No refund if the participant withdraws
  • Participate with the selected products confirmed by the organizers only
  • Product Prices must be in line with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry pricing regulations

Registration Information and Timeline:

Where:​ Doha Festival City (DFC)

When:​ October 18 – December 31, 2020 (5 waves)

For further inquiries, please contact our call center on 44300000

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