Msheireb Downtown Doha receives more than 4 million visitors during the World Cup

Doha, Qatar (20 December 2022) – Msheireb Downtown Doha sets the record for receiving more than 4 million fans from Qatar and around the world during the World Cup, making the city a global destination.

The city offered various immersive and comprehensive experiences such as museum exhibitions, performances and celebrations that engaged the visitors to keep up with the excitement. The various events organized with several partners brought families and guests from all cultural backgrounds together in a city where one can discover Qatari heritage and traditions.

Maryam Al Jassem, Manager of PR and Communication, at Msheireb Properties stated: “We are pleased to have hosted many visitors from all over the world to show our world-class facilities while appreciating Qatari culture and heritage. Msheireb continues to contribute to Qatar’s sustainability goals to create a better future for us all. We are excited for the rest of the world to discover their world in a downtown in the future.”


Millions of fans enjoyed activations that were held in every corner of the city. The city district offered several cultural, art, entrainment and sport activations that added great value to the football experience.

The Host Country Media Center provided broadcast and media facilities for 2,500 journalists coming from around the world including broadcasting stations, live games viewing stations, conference rooms, and service centers.

Moreover, live performances by renowned artists from all over the world celebrated the joyous occasion at Sikkat Al Wadi, Msheireb Galleria and Barahat Msheireb which had a dedicated private area for watching the matches and hosted a live performance by the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra.

Located at the heart of Doha, Msheireb Downtown Doha is the ideal place to explore the nation’s history and culture. With the latest innovation that are implemented throughout the city, making the visit more pleasurable and sustainable. Moreover, thousands of visitors enjoyed the sustainable way of transportation inside the city district by the eco-friendly tram, or on foot in line with highest safety and security measures.

The district prides itself on promoting sustainability that contribute to Qatar’s national vision, as one of the most smart and sustainable cities in the world.



Msheireb Downtown Doha celebrates Qatari National Day and World Cup Final


Doha, Qatar (19 December 2022) – As the World Cup wraps up on Qatari National Day, Msheireb Downtown Doha hosted various activities of celebrating the national holiday to commemorate the final day of the month-long football event as well as the nation’s history.


The city offered various cultural activities for its visitors and fans to celebrate the nation’s longstanding, rich history in a city where the past meets modernity. A wide range of events brought families and guests from all cultural backgrounds together to celebrate the national day as well as the conclusion of the World Cup.


Maryam Al Jassem, Manager of PR and Communication, at Msheireb Properties stated: “The whole world celebrates Qatar for its culture and tolerance of its traditions and the success of the ending of a major football event. We are proud to be part of the history that Qatar made with a successful hosting of the World Cup and the events we can offer for everyone to celebrate. We are excited to see what the future holds for the city.”


Located at the heart of Doha, visitors enjoyed a distinctive festive atmosphere through traditional performances such as the Qatari Arda folkloric dance at Al Barahat and Daffah performances in the tram. To celebrate the national holiday together, the district distributed Qatari flags to the public along with Karak, Arabic coffee and traditional Arabic sweets in the Sikka area that highlight the welcoming hospitality of Qatar. In addition, Barahat Msheireb screened the final match in the World Cup tournament and hosted the celebrations of the fans and audience.


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Msheireb Downtown Doha continues to engage with visitors through music performances


Doha, Qatar (14 December 2022) – With only a week left until the closing ceremony of the World Cup, Msheireb Downtown Doha continues to engage with fans and visitors through various cultural and music activations around the city.

One of the distinctive cultural events to look out for is a musical show dedicated to football, performed live by the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra at Barahat Msheireb on 15 December 2022. The two performances are open to public from 7 to 8 PM, and from 9 to 10pm.

To keep up with the excitement of the rest of fans and visitors, various artists are scheduled to perform in the coming week at Sikkat Al Wadi and Barahat. Ahmed Ahmidi is set to put on a remarkable solo and will play his latest hits that received great feedback from the audience. Domina, also known as Lili Ghandour, is a full-time performer, a professional Hip-hop choreographer and a professional singer who will present her original music and engage with the audience on 16 December.

Besides the live performances, Msheireb museums, exhibitions are open until the end of the tournament where visitors can learn more about Qatari history and culture while appreciating the beautiful Qatari heritage-reflected architecture in the city.

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Bokja Lunches Sustainable Art Installation to Encourage Human Dialogue at Doha Design District


  • Initiative hosted in collaboration with Msheireb Downtown Doha

Doha, Qatar, 14 December 2022: BOKJA, a Beirut-based sustainable design studio, has launched a sustainable art initiative at Doha Design District in Msheireb Downtown Doha, which combines art, sustainability and social dialogue to urge people to express their inner emotions.

The collaboration between Bokja and Doha Design District is part of the mutual partnership to promote sustainable art and offer meaningful exhibitions and programs that secure audience engagement and interaction.

The Bokja initiative combines environmental sustainability and spiritual values, using eco-friendly and recyclable materials to create an art installation that allows the audience to express their emotions and opinions on bags and strips to spark social dialogue.

Bokja aims to be an active participant in conversations related to ecological awareness and social injustice through its preferred medium: textiles. The audience can write their opinions and emotions on textiles about what makes them angry. They have the chance to unleash their creativity and feelings to give the experience a personalized touch. The installation resembles an invitation to victory and a message from Bokja – “Don’t simply get angry, do something about it. Use your strength”.

The art installation titled “Let’s talk about Weather” is more than an emotional spectrum. It is a mirror and reflection of the reality and call to open one’s eyes to fight the injustice against humanity and the planet.

The art installation is sustainable per the guidelines of Bokja. With a 6 x6 meters dimension, it simulates a boxing ring. The installation is wrapped with special textiles used to cover vegetables and items during their long journey in trucks.

The installation incorporates several cushions made from recycled silk leftovers. The boxing bag is made of textures and embroidery crafted by craftsmen in Bokja atelier. It took more than 250 hours of hard work to create the bag.

The installation will be held at Doha Design District in Msheireb Downtown Doha until 31 December from 2 pm until 10 PM.

Msheireb Downtown Doha and Ithra celebrate the spirit of football with unique showcase of 64 NFTs at ‘From Strike to Stroke’ exhibition


Doha, Qatar (December 9, 2022) – To celebrate the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar festivities with a touch of art, Msheireb Downtown Doha has joined hands with King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) to host a unique showcase of non-fungible token (NFT) paintings at the ‘From Strike to Stroke’ exhibition being held from Dec. 7 to 20 at Msheireb Galleria.


The exhibition narrates the story of FIFA World Cup matches through 64 unique NFTs paintings created by 32 artists from 32 countries to highlight the spirit of cultural coexistence. The illustrations translate the emotions and dynamic movements of players from the matches using artificial intelligence. Visitors can learn more about the matches through statistics such as the number of goals by the winning team, the number of shots by the losing team, and missed penalties of the match.


A special painting will celebrate the historic victory of Saudi Arabia over Argentina created by the Saudi artist Amr Boughari.  A panel discussion will also be held attended by the Yasser Al-Mishal, President of the Saudi Football Association, former Spanish star David Villa, former Saudi international player Sami Al-Jaber, and Nazli Berberoglu, General Manager of the 2022 FIFA World Cup at Coca-Cola.


Ithra seeks to support the Saudi economy and contributes to the development of all cultural knowledge. Ithra covers an area of ​​80,000 acres and has a library, a huge modern and laboratory for ideas, cinema halls, an energy gallery, an art theater, as well as multiple museums and a children’s museum that promote openness to the learning of other cultures.


To celebrate the joyous moment of the year, Msheireb Downtown Doha initiated various cultural, art and entertainment events which captures the hearts of the local and international visitors, and gather the world in the downtown.

The ‘From Strike to Stroke’ exhibition is being held on the ground floor of Msheireb Galleria at Msheireb Downtown Doha. Entrance is free to all public. All details and information can be found at:

Msheireb Downtown Doha captures the hearts of visitors with its authenticity and modernity



Doha, Qatar (4 December 2022) – As the excitement fills up the air of Msheireb Downtown Doha with the launch of World Cup activations, the city has captivated the hearts of tourists and fans from around the world.

Several fans from the region and the world expressed their admiration for the smart and sustainable city and the unique experience it offers them.


Mortada Al-Saffar, a visitor from Saudi Arabia stated, “Msheireb is the beating heart of Doha. I’m impressed by the authentic heritage mixed with modernity in buildings and it’s the perfect place to enjoy a wonderful World Cup vibe.”


The city prides itself on connecting the past and present of Qatar while using sustainable technology to represent the future that the nation is going towards. International tourists visiting Msheireb Downtown Doha for the first time are amazed by the unique features of the architecture and its accessibility within the city.


A Brazilian fan, Natasha Barasañan, commented when asked about her experience: “The atmosphere of the city is amazing. You can see and hear people from all over the world everywhere. It’s so beautiful at night with all the lights. We were very impressed by the building designs that reflect the Qatari culture very much. It’s very easy to get around and the directions are very clear. People are enjoying and we are enjoying too much.”


Visiting from Mexico, Heidi Carlos, remarked on the easiness of walking around in the city, as there were a lot of maps and volunteers who are willing to help. The tram is a sustainable approach to transportation within the city and its distinct design captures attention.


Mr Pablo Rodriguez from Argentina commented, “I’ve noticed that Msheireb is a smart city. It is always clean and ready to receive visitors. There’s so much happening in the city, it’s different every day.”


Msheireb Downtown Doha launched World Cup activations and events to greet global fans and tourists into the city to show and educate visitors on Qatari culture and heritage. The events can be found in all areas of the district ranging from exhibitions to cheer zones.


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Zulal wellness Resort receives the “New Hotel of the Year” award at The Destination Deluxe Awards 2022


Doha, Qatar, December 3, 2022: Zulal Health Resort continues to accomplish international achievements as the winner of the “New Hotel of the Year” category at The Destination Deluxe Awards 2022, which was recently held in Bangkok, Thailand.  Zulal Health Resort was ranked the world’s first in the category of best new hotels.


The annual ‘Destination Deluxe Awards’ celebrates the best products and services in the fields of wellness, travel, spas, hotels, treatment and skin care. The competition consists of 22 categories, evaluated by 17 judges based on the criteria of quality, originality, transparency and real change-making. Zulal Wellness Resort secured the first position surpassing competitors from over the world for achieving the required standards at the highest level.


Mr Krod Rojanastien, Consultant to the Chairman & CEO of Chiva- Som International Health Resorts, received the award on behalf of Zulal Wellness Resort and expressed his great pleasure with the resort’s local and global achievements resulting from the distinguished services and the real impact that the resort has In the lives of the guests, in terms of wellness and mental health, as well as the luxury and the unique experience it offers to the guests.


Zulal Health Resort offers its guests a distinct experience for wellness and recovery, based on traditional methods mixed with modern expertise. It also offers treatment programs supervised by professional specialists to secure body and soul balance, a better connection with nature, and a healthy active lifestyle. It also enhances family bonds through special programs dedicated to families.

Msheireb Downtown Doha launches ‘Stronger Together’ exhibition to support local designers and brands


Doha, Qatar (2 December 2022) – Msheireb Downtown Doha launched its first edition of the “Stronger Together” exhibition which features some of the best local designers’ products in the fields of fashion, jewellery and beauty.


Located in the Doha Design District building in Msheireb Downtown Doha, the exhibition demonstrates the capabilities of emerging design talents in Qatar and reflects the true essence of the Qatari culture to visitors from around the world.


The exhibition offers various local brands in jewellery, cosmetics, and fashion. The brands at the booths are changed weekly to support all small projects and allow them to reach out to the international audience during the period of the world cup tournament.


Maryam Al Jassem, Manager of PR and Communication, at Msheireb Properties stated: “We are honoured to provide this platform to the Qatari Talents to support them share their creations and services with the visitors of our city during this period. It is part of our mission and vision to support the new generation of designers. We encourage everyone to visit the exhibition and learn more about local Qatari products and share it with the world.”


The jewellery section features two Qatari designers, Hairaat jewellery by Nada Al-Sulaiti and Ghada Al-Buainain jewellery.


Four brands are participating in the fashion section of the exhibition, including ‘The Hive’ by Noura Al Mulla, ‘Harlienz’ by Ayah Adsani and ‘1309 Studios’ by Ghada Al Suabaie. The three female designers offer unique abaya designs with contemporary touches and colours. ‘The Project’ is a unisex streetwear brand created by Abdul Rahman Al Hamad which uses recycled or leftover fabrics to promote sustainability.


In the cosmetics department, Terra Beauty sells organic skincare, makeup and perfume, while Coating provides manicures while also selling skincare products.


On the sidelines of the exhibition, visitors can find a variety of food and beverage carts including Petit Camion, Cloud & Co., and Togather.

To celebrate the joyous moment of the year, Msheireb Downtown Doha initiated various events for tourists and fans to cheer for their favourite teams while enjoying the beauty of Qatari heritage-reflecting buildings and its smart facilities.

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