Posted on February 27, 2017

Galler, the iconic Belgian chocolatier, has opened its first GCC boutique and tea room in the Mall of Qatar – the country’s signature retail precinct.

Galler Qatar was officially opened by His Excellency Christophe Payot, Ambassador of Belgium to Qatar, during a prestigious ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Johnny De Gouveia – Group Executive Director, Mr. Donald Batal, CEO, Galler Qatar, Mrs. Ghada Naim, Business Development Manager, and an assortment of the Gulf state’s most influential media and online personalities. Founded by master confectioner Jean Galler in 1976, the Galler brand has emerged as a true pioneer and a heralded leader of the globally-renowned Belgian chocolate industry. Mirroring its iconic chocolatier founder’s desire to constantly innovate and create, Galler Qatar marks the latest chapter in the brand’s storied history with the arrival of the country’s first world-class destination for gourmet chocolate aficionados.

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Galler Qatar’s boutique is a joy on the eye as well as the taste buds. The renowned colorful pralines and chocolates are displayed in a manner reflecting the founder’s passion for creativity and originality. Whether indulging in a little sweet treat for yourself or hand-picking a lavish gift for someone special the Galler Qatar boutique serves up an extensive range to cater for all tastes and preferences. “Mr Galler has set the benchmark in Belgian chocolate production and the historic opening of Galler Qatar continues that legacy,” said Ghada Naim, Business Development Manager at the launch. “The Galler vision aligns perfectly with the tastes and preferences of the discerning people of Qatar and, as Doha builds its international credentials as a leading capital of culture and influence, the location was the logical and definitive choice for Galler’s landmark entry into the GCC market.”

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Demonstrating a desire to fully immerse itself in Qatari culture, Galler has taken its Mall of Qatar venture to the next level with a tea room concept that satisfies the needs of all types of chocolate consumers and diners, underlining the outlet as a destination to share moments and create memories for the whole family. From a range of sumptuous salads and sandwiches to mouth-watering sweet treats and drinks, there’s something for every palette and every time of day. Spoilt-for-choice diners will be handed menus to browse, with trained staff on hand to offer advice - the most difficult decision will be making a choice at all.

“I’m honored to be a part of this landmark moment for a truly iconic Belgian brand. As a true patriot and chocolate lover, it gives me tremendous pride and satisfaction to see a Belgian business establish such an impressive premise in this forward-thinking and fast-developing country. Partnerships and initiatives such as this one are important for our country and for our hosts. I am confident Galler Qatar will be a popular destination among the people of Qatar” said His Excellency Ambassador Payot.  

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