Msheireb Downtown Doha is Presenting Partner of  MENA InsurTech Summit 2023


Doha, Qatar, May 17th, 2023 – Msheireb Properties, the leading sustainable real estate developer, today announced that its flagship city Msheireb Downtown Doha will be the ‘Presenting Partner’ of the MENA Insurtech Summit to be held on May 21-22 at the prestigious Park Hyatt Hotel in Msheireb Downtown Doha.

Under the theme of “Mena Insurtech Rising”, the MENA Insurtech Summit 2023 is organized by the MENA Insurtech Association, brought by QIC Group, and hosted by Msheireb Downtown Doha.

Eng. Ali Al Kuwari, CEO of Msheireb Properties, said: “We are proud to host the MENA Insurtech Rising Summit in our smart city Msheireb downtown Doha. We are excited to be at the forefront of driving innovation and growth in the insurance technology landscape, which is in line with our mission to offer the latest smart solutions to corporates. Through this partnership, we are effectively contributing to strengthening the application and innovation of cutting-edge technologies in Qatar and the wider MENA region.”

Msheireb Downton Doha, one of the smartest and most sustainable city districts in the world, plays an integral role in Qatar and the region in promoting smart and tech solutions and services. The district is the hub of several technology giants and changing the business ecosystem due to its state-of-the-art and smart facilities and systems.

Msheireb Downtown Doha is also the preferred partner for tech companies to host their conferences, exhibitions, and workshops to launch the latest tech services and spark discussions about tech-related topics. The smart city is a key supporter and contributor to the emerging tech ecosystem in Qatar.

MENA InsurTech Rising offers a unique platform for industry professionals to explore the latest trends, advancements, and investment opportunities in the InsurTech sector. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with renowned thought leaders, gain insights from successful startups, and discover potential partnerships that can elevate their businesses to new heights. With over 500 startups, more than 5,000 attendees, and 50+ international speakers, the event promises to ignite innovation and foster valuable connections within the InsurTech ecosystem.


Architect Ibrahim Mohamed Jaidah Launches his New Publication in a signing ceremony at Msheireb Museums

Doha, Qatar 18 May 2023– The architect Ibrahim Mohamed Jaidah launched his newest publication ‘Discovering Arabian Deco, Early Modern Architecture in Qatar’ in a signing ceremony held at Bin Jelmood House at Msheireb Museums in Msheireb Downtown Doha.

The event was attended by Msheireb Museums management, architects, special guests and members of the media.

The publication takes the reader on an architectural journey of urban development in Qatar since the discovery of oil through the three most significant decades-1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. It encompasses a superb collection of rare photographs, drawings, and reproductions; and unlocks the architectural changes that took place in Doha from the urban transition in the 1950s to urban necessity in the 1960s to urban modernity in the 1970s. The historical events during these decades have shaped the city’s evolution. The book also shines a light on the 1960s movement named by the author “Arabian Deco.”

The launch event was accompanied by an exhibition which included book highlights depicted through 3D-printed models and architectural illustrations with a focus on the buildings from the Arabian Deco era. The exhibition will be available to the public starting May 18, in the Mohammed bin Jassim House Museum, Msheireb downtown.

Commenting on the launch, Ibrahim Jaidah, the author and architect, stated: “This evening, we are celebrating the launch of my fourth book. This unique publication reflects on the highly important era of our architectural history, the early modern. This era lasted from the beginning of oil discovery, depicted through new architectural styles in government buildings, schools and such. The most interesting aspect of the book is showcasing the Arabian Deco style. It is the first time this style has been highlighted in our architectural history. The book also covers the widespread architectural movement and modernism shown in different styles, from the 1950s to the end of 1970s.”

Abdulla Al Naama, Manager of Msheireb Museums stated: “We are proud to host the book launching of one of the renowned Qatari architects and authors. Our hosting of the event reiterates our mission of supporting the creative community and offering them a platform to reach out to the wider community. Besides, the book will be available in Msheireb Museums’ library to allow researchers, academics, students and readers to purchase or have more information about our rich legacy. This is a crucial step to document our heritage and preserve it for the coming generations”.

The book is now available in Msheireb Museum’s gift shop, located on the ground floor of Bin Jelmood House.

For more information, please visit Msheireb Museums website, or call +974 4006 5555.




Msheireb Museums organizes special events marking International Museums Day


Doha, Qatar, 15 May 2023:

Msheireb Museums, the cultural and tourist destination at Msheireb Downtown Doha, will celebrate the 2023 International Museums Day by organizing several events that document the Qatari local heritage.


The events commence on 16 May at 7 PM at Bin Jelmood House with the signing ceremony of Discovering Arabian Deco, the latest book by award-winning architect Ibrahim Mohamed Jaidah. It showcases never-before-seen photographs, drawings, and buildings from his private collection and the Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB) archives.

The book signing will be accompanied by a special exhibition of 3D printed models of buildings featured in the book that highlight the “Qatari Deco” that started in the 1960s. The models will be showcased in the Mohammed Bin Jassim House Exhibition Space starting on 18 May.

On 18 May, another event will take place in Bin Jelmood Indoor Courtyard and will feature a day of science activities for 45 primary school-aged children highlighting the importance of STEM through engaging and fun-filled activities.

The events will be concluded on 20 May with a cultural evening titled “Sarad: Details of the Past” highlighting young local talents in the fields of writing, poetry and music. The program is organized by Qalam Hebr and Msheireb Museums, and will highlight the importance of the Arabic language and a celebration of local memories and nostalgia.

Abdulla Al-Naama, Manager of Msheireb Museums said: “Msheireb Museums is proud to mark the 2023 International Museums Day and celebrate the heritage of our human history. Our events aim to explore our rich legacy and inspire the current generations to recognize the valuable contributions of our ancestors. It is an opportunity for our community to learn more about our local history and preserve it for the years to come. We welcome all people to come and enjoy architecture, poetry, art and science”.

International Museum Day has been celebrated on May 18 since 1977. The objective of International Museum Day is to raise awareness on museums as a symbol of cultural exchange and as beacons of mutual understanding, cooperation, and peace among people.


Msheireb Museums mark a very significant milestone for Msheireb Properties in realizing the vision of Msheireb Downtown Doha, Qatar’s first sustainable regeneration project. The Museums celebrate the history of four historic heritage houses in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha. Located within the oldest part of the capital, they form an essential part of Qatar’s national history. These reconstructed buildings and gallery spaces allow the community to engage in the significant aspects of Qatar’s past and memories of life before the country’s rapid economic development.





Exhibition “Buone Nuove. Women Changing Architecture” launches in Msheireb Downtown Doha

  • Organized by The Embassy of Italy in Qatar and Msheireb Properties until 19th August 2023

Doha, Qatar, May 13, 2023:

The Embassy of Italy in Qatar and Msheireb Properties opened the exhibition “Buone Nuove. Women Changing Architecture”, which is hosted in Msheireb Downtown Doha and will last until 19th August 2023.

“Buone Nuove. Women Changing Architecture” was inaugurated on Thursday, May 11th in the presence of HE Paolo Toschi, the Italian Ambassador to Qatar, Eng. Ali Al-kuwari, CEO of Msheireb Properties, curator Pippo Ciorra, featured architect and award-winner Alessandra Cianchetta, and local professionals.

The exhibition is curated by Pippo Ciorra, Elena Motisi and Elena Tinacci from MAXXI, National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome and produced by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation together with the Museum’s Foundation. It features the work of female designers and architects active in Italy and abroad, with the intention to map the contribution made by female architects, designers, duos, teams and collectives to present-day architecture around the world.

Divided into four sections – Stories of Italian Architects, Practices in Italy, Narrations and Visions, Women Architects in Qatar – the showcase includes not only Italian professionals, but also international female creatives. Through its different elements, “Buone Nuove” highlights how female personalities made an impact to modern and contemporary architecture at large, from the early pioneers of the 20th century to today’s archistars and studios led by women. Among those, the exhibition includes renowned names like Lina Bo Bardi, Gae Aulenti, Cini Boeri, Nanda Vigo, as well as some of the most relevant figures on the current scene and young professionals. The exhibition also features a series of video interviews with authors that reconstruct the stories and theories that accompany this narrative.

Doha’s showcase of “Buone Nuove” is also enriched by local materials curated by Msheireb Properties in cooperation with Qatar University. The Qatari additions highlight the contribution of women to Qatar’s architectural landscape, including the works of active professionals and from the students of Qatar University’s Department of Architecture.

“We are really excited to bring “Buone Nuove. Women Changing Architecture” in Doha. The topics of innovation in the architectural field and women empowerment are indeed two elements that closely link Italy and Qatar practices and policies” said Ambassador Paolo Toschi. “Thanks to our cooperation with Msheireb properties and MAXXI, Qatar’s public will be able to discover how much women professionals impacted on contemporary architecture in Italy, in Qatar and all over the world. We strongly believe that women’s creativity and empowerment plays a pivotal role towards innovation, social inclusion and sustainability, all factors that are both present in the exhibition and in our shared international agenda”.

Eng. Ali Al-kuwari, CEO of Msheireb Properties said: “We are delighted to host this inspirational exhibition at Msheireb Downtown Doha, in alignment with our vision to empower women and highlight their significant contributions across various business sectors. The women’s influence on Msheireb’s architecture is evident, both in its exterior and interior design. We extend our gratitude to the Embassy of Italy and MAXXI for their collaboration in presenting this exhibition, which exemplifies our shared values and objectives to elevate women’s roles in creative industries. We look forward to witnessing a successful fair that will further promote and enhance their position”.

The exhibition is open to public, free of access, in Msheireb Downtown Doha (Msheireb Properties Headquarters Building), daily until 19th August 2023. Opening hours are: Saturday through Thursday from 9:00 A.M – 7:00 P.M , and on Fridays from 3.00 PM – 7.00 PM


Anima Gallery launches the art exhibition “Eruption” at Msheireb Downtown Doha

  • The exhibition features selective creations for artists from around the world, including emerging talents and established masters from 10 May until 10 June


Doha, Qatar, 11 May 2023: Anima Gallery, in collaboration with Msheireb Properties, launched the art exhibition “Eruption” featuring unique creations and works of global artists in the attendance of the creative community, guests and representatives of media.

The inspiring art exhibition “Eruption” relies on the power of art to create a space for dialogue and reflection on the themes of change, upheaval, and transformation that define our time. It draws on the blurred line between fact and fiction, to explore the many forces that shape our lives.

Featuring a diverse array of artists from around the world, including emerging talents and established masters, the exhibition showcases a wide range of artistic disciplines, from sculpture and painting to digital and sculptural installation. Each artist brings a unique vision and perspective to the concept of eruption, creating a rich and varied tapestry of interpretations that speak to the complexity of our world.

The exhibition is part of the art and cultural fairs hosted by Msheireb Downtown Doha, in collaboration with prominent national and global organizations, to enhance the creative movement in Qatar. Such events give visitors and the public a unique opportunity to cope with the latest trends in the classic and contemporary arts.

The participating artists, listed in alphabetical order, are Amal Al Aathem, Anachar Basbous , Anastasia Nysten, Clara Carvajal, Houmam Al Sayyed, Jean Boghossian, Jumanah Abbas, Mahmoud Obaidi, Maryam Al Homaid, Morrison Pierce, Nadim Karam, Nicolas Panayotou, Nourbanu Hijazi, Peter Zimmermann, Said Baalbaki, Tamara Haddad, Yasmina Nysten, and Zheng Lu.

“Eruption” exhibition takes place in a special gallery at Sikkat Alwadi (next to MGalllery Hotel) in Msheireb Downtown Doha from 10 May to 10 June 2023.

Leading French Magazine Transitions & Energies Explores Smart City Innovations at Msheireb Downtown Doha

Doha, Qatar – 7 May 2023: Representatives from the renowned French magazine Transitions & Energies paid a visit to Msheireb Downtown Doha today to gain insights and inspiration from the smart city’s remarkable achievements, with the aim of incorporating them into their upcoming project.

Director Gil Mihaely and Chief Editor Eric Leser were present at a special presentation hosted by the Msheireb Properties team who showcased the cutting-edge smart and sustainable features of Msheireb Downtown Doha, solidifying its position as one of the world’s foremost smart and sustainable city districts.

As key figures leading a project focused on promoting realistic transition strategies away from fossil fuels, Leser and Mihaely expressed their deep admiration for the innovative smart city concept realized in Msheireb Downtown Doha. They underscored the pivotal role of effective technology utilization in achieving a sustainable future, further emphasizing the significance of Msheireb Downtown Doha’s achievements.

Since its inception, Msheireb Downtown Doha has served as a beacon for smart and sustainable urban development. It has provided valuable learning opportunities for researchers, engineers, companies, reporters, and students, enabling them to draw insights from its success and apply them to their own future projects. Msheireb Properties, the leading Qatari real estate company and developer of Msheireb Downtown Doha, places knowledge sharing and transfer at the forefront of its objectives, considering it a fundamental pillar of its vision.

Acknowledging the tireless efforts and forward-thinking vision of Msheireb Properties, the two distinguished experts commended the company’s dedication to incorporating the latest smart solutions into urban developments while simultaneously preserving the authenticity and heritage of the national architectural language.

Transitions & Energies, led by Eric Leser, is an ambitious project encompassing a website and a quarterly magazine. Its content is dedicated to promoting effective and realistic transition strategies aimed at gradually shifting away from fossil fuels. Launched in 2019 with headquarters in Paris, France, the project strives to progressively eliminate reliance on fossil fuels and embrace non-carbon energy sources while safeguarding our societies and civilization. The site’s publications highlight the use of hydrogen, carbon capture and storage, and effective technology utilization, primarily focusing on France and Europe as leaders in innovation.

Eid Prayer at Msheireb Downtown Doha receives prayers on the first day of Eid Al-Fitr

Doha, Qatar, 19 April 2023: Msheireb Properties has announced that the Eid Prayer at Msheireb Downtown Doha will welcome worshippers on the first day of Eid al-Fitr. The Eid Prayer is a significant historical landmark of Msheireb Downtown Doha, which has been restored and developed by Msheireb Properties to preserve the region’s legacy and history.


The original construction of the ancient Eid Prayer dates back to the first decade of the last century and was one of the major restoration projects in Msheireb Downtown Doha. It is a prominent cultural and religious monument, dating back to the early days of the founding of Doha.


This year, Msheireb Downtown Doha is celebrating Eid al-Fitr in a splendid setting throughout its streets and neighborhoods, welcoming visitors and families to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and various facilities available.