Msheireb Properties Receives Sustainability Award for Outstanding Commitment to Advancing Green Building

Msheireb Properties, Qatar’s leading sustainable property developer, received the 2021 USGBC Middle East Leadership Award from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), appreciating the company’s Outstanding Commitment to Advancing Green Building for its flagship project Msheireb Downtown Doha, the world’s first sustainable downtown regeneration project.

As the only winner for this award from Qatar, the prestigious award marks a new milestone achievement for Msheireb Properties joining an impressive slate of awardees that include organizations, projects and individuals around the world who are using green building and sustainable practices to improve the quality of life for those around them. This year’s recipients were recognized at the USGBC Leadership Awards Ceremony that took place recently during the inaugural USGBC Live virtual event.

“Following a difficult year, it is truly inspiring to recognize our green building leaders that have continued their commitment to green building and sustainable communities while adapting to the changing environments around us,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC. “The 2021 USGBC Leadership Award awardees have improved our world through the power of green building and it is their contributions and work that have helped our communities stay safe and healthy.”

Msheireb Properties, the national real estate developer and a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation, developed the flagship project Msheireb Downtown Doha as one of the smartest and most sustainable city districts in the world. With all Gold or Platinum LEED-certified buildings, the district adheres to the highest standards in green building and smart services. Msheireb Properties aims to enrich and enhance people’s lives by building the most sustainable and smartest city that is an ideal destination for living, leisure, and business.

Ali Al Kuwari, Acting CEO Msheireb Properties, said: “We are proud to receive such a prestigious award and be recognized by one of the most prominent sustainability organisations in the world. It is another milestone in our successful journey, demonstrating our vision to be the leading developer of sustainable cities in Qatar and the region. We thank the U.S. Green Building Council for their effort and are confident that such recognitions will inspire more companies to follow their standards”.

The 2021 USGBC Leadership Award recipients represent some of the best of USGBC’s 10,000 member organizations, a network of committed professionals with more than 106,000 LEED commercial projects in more than 180 countries and territories around the world. The efforts of the awardees stand out as exceptional examples of sustainability leadership among a strong and growing network of projects, companies and individuals.

Msheireb Galleria, with Smart Msheireb Monoprix as an anchor tenant, enjoys continued success

Msheireb Downtown Doha, one of the smartest and most sustainable fully-built city districts in the world and Qatar’s destination for leisure, living, and business, is welcoming visitors to its new shopping and dining destination, Msheireb Galleria.

With the first Monoprix offering smart solutions in Qatar and 30 pop-up stores spread across the ground floor, Msheireb Galleria offers visitors a customized experience and an extraordinary selection of brands coming to Qatar for the very first time. The pop-up stores offer high-end products including perfumes, skincare products, coffee and desserts, F&B outlets, glasses, jewellery, home decorations and accessories, contemporary abayas and fashionable outfits, houseware brands, in addition to art galleries supporting local artists.

Reviving the old memories of the area, Msheireb Properties allowed many tenants who had businesses in old Msheireb to come back through their new generations to revive their brands and present them in a contemporary way. Shoppers can explore a new, elegant and calm experience with exclusive products from local and emerging brands whose owners chose Msheireb Downtown Doha as their first hub to launch their businesses.

Ali Al Kuwari, Acting CEO of Msheireb Properties, said: “Msheireb Downtown Doha is pleased to welcome visitors to Msheireb Galleria, which is introducing several amazing local and international brands with unique products and services. Here you can feel the city’s soul with high-class experience, where new generations are coming back to the same area that their families had their stores and business in. This is part of Msheireb Properties’ mandate and mission in maintaining our heritage and presenting it in contemporary style.”

Also, Msheireb Galleria is home of Smart Msheireb Monoprix, the first Monoprix in Qatar offering smart shopping services for its customers and an anchor tenant of Msheireb Galleria. The supermarket will provide its famous Concierge and the Shop & Go concepts, making the shopping experience for residents and visitors of the city district more convenient and comfortable. The opening resulted from an agreement between Msheireb Properties and Ali bin Ali Group, the renowned local retail and distribution company and the owner of the Monoprix franchise in Qatar.


Smart Msheireb Monoprix will offer an extensive organic range of 12,000 items sourced internationally, as well as a new dine-in Qatari-food concept, sushi bar, and pasta & pizza corner.

Commenting on the launch of Smart Msheireb Monoprix, Al-Kuwari stated: “Since its inception, Msheireb Downtown Doha is set to revive the city center of Doha in the smartest and most sustainable way. Smart Msheireb Monoprix guarantees an exclusive smart and convenient experience offered by one of the industry’s best retail brands. We are happy with this partnership with Monoprix, and I would like to thank the Ali Bin Ali Group for their support and their keenness on offering top-of-the-line services to Msheireb Downtown Doha,” he added.

Msheireb Downtown Doha is Qatar’s latest sustainable and walkable city district and destination for living, leisure, and business. Located in a prime location, the smartest and most sustainable city district in the world offers retail, commercial, residential, and civic services that will make Msheireb once more the heart of Doha.

Doha Design District showcases VCUarts Qatar’s Fashion Design graduating class collections

Doha Design District (DDD), the new design hub in Msheireb Downtown Doha and the center of Qatar’s design and innovation, is showcasing the collections of this year’s graduating class of fashion design students from Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar) in a window-display style.

The display is part of continuous collaboration between Doha Design District, M7 and VCU-Qatar, enhanced by a common vision of fostering Qatar’s design industry and creativity, and promoting the new trend of shop window display designs in Qatar and the region.

Following the cancellation of the VCU-Qatar fashion shows due to COVID-19 precautionary measures, the shopfront window displays represent a safe solution for the graduating class to showcasing their collections and a creative shift from traditional annual fashion show runway-based presentations.

The graduating class collection displays at Msheireb Downtown Doha enable the students to reach out directly to a wider audience and visitors of the city, giving them a great opportunity to promote their creations in an innovative style. This collaboration is part of Doha Design District’s vision and mission to offer a space for new emerging designers to showcase their creativity and support their careers.

VCU’s Fashion Design Department collaborated with DDD’s Shaikha Al-Sulaiti and Naila Al-Thani – two VCUarts Qatar alumni – to celebrate the designs from the Class of 2021 to the wider community in a creative and longer-term showcase. Located in Msheireb Downtown Doha, the shopfront window displays are located near the intersection of Abdullah Bin Thani and Al Khail streets in Msheireb Downtown Doha.

Mr. Al Ali Al Kuwari, Acting CEO, Msheireb Properties, said: “We are proud to partner with VCUarts Qatar to host these creative designs for their graduating students at our city Msheireb Downtown Doha. It is part of the Doha Design District’s mandate to support new emerging talents and provide them with an artistic space to show their creations to a wider audience and encourage them to pursue their career in this field. We will continue our initiatives to enhance the District’s position as the main hub for design and creativity in Qatar.”

“We congratulate the students of VCUarts Qatar for their dedication, creativity, and commitment. We are confident that their collections are receiving people’s admiration and appreciation”, Al Kuwari added.

The designs created by the Class of 2021 are displayed on four shopfront window displays and includes the collection of one of four graduate students, while a fifth window display offers a glimpse into the creativity of the Class of 2022 fashion design students set to graduate next year.

Visitors of the place can have further information about the theme of each collection by scanning the QR code adjacent to each display.

Doha Design District is becoming a key part of Doha’s cultural fabric and helping to promote local designers. It will enhance Msheireb Downtown Doha’s position as a district of art and creativity and serve as a state-of-the-art center for local designers to flourish. It will also attract local, regional, and reputable global designers to be part of the new district. Centered around innovation and creativity, Doha Design District aims to be a world-class destination that prioritizes creatives’ needs and attracts local and regional designers to interact with their global peers.

Msheireb Downtown Doha Supplements its Visitors Experience with a City Smartphone App

Visitors and residents of Msheireb Downtown Doha will now come closer to the nation’s smart city and enjoy a memorable experience exploring it through Msheireb Application on smartphones.

The App helps residents and visitors to virtually navigate and locate the city, its facilities, mapping mosques, squares, museums and buildings so they can reach them quickly and easily using a 3D interactive map. The App also offers detailed information about the stores, cafes, restaurants, and their offerings of products and services. Savvy shoppers can also enjoy exploring the latest stores, locate them and identify the nearest parking to their destination.

Thanks to its simple and effective interface, Msheireb App users can select their service and get all the details with one click. With clear icons, they can spot the streets with their names, find the shortcuts, and locate their cars in their car parking with a GPS system on any floor, and level to reach it with ease.

For visitors or residents wanting to use the city’s tram service, the App details all the timing and tram stations ensuring a seamless commute experience.

In addition, the user can have detailed information about the residential and commercial facilities, apply for rent, and explore the locations of businesses, offices, banks, and ATM machines throughout the city.

Msheireb App complements the smart services presented by one of the smartest cities globally, allowing both residents and visitors to spend their time, do their business, and enjoy multiple choices of offerings.

The App is made available on the App Store for iOS and Playstore for Android devices.