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.


Msheireb Downtown Doha celebrate Eid Al-Fitr by capturing activations for the whole family


  • Celebrate Eid in Barahat Msheireb, Sikkat Alwadi, Al-Kahrab Street and Galleria from 21 to 28 April


Doha, Qatar, 18 April 2023: Msheireb Downtown Doha will mark the Eid Al-Fitr with celebration and captivating activities all around the city, promising one of the biggest and most engaging Eid festivals for visitors of all ages.

The celebrations at Msheireb Downtown Doha reflect its commitment to creating a joyful experience for the community to come back and connect with their roots. The activations ensure memorable moments for the visitors to spend Eid time with their beloved in a safe, fun place.

Dr Hafez Ali Ali, Director of Marketing and Communications at Msheireb Properties said: “We are delighted to present our community with a diverse range of enjoyable activities to make the most of the Eid festivities. Msheireb has always been a preferred and prominent destination to celebrate this occasion, and we are thrilled to revive it with activities that cater to the entire family. We extend our warmest congratulations on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr and eagerly anticipate your visit to Msheireb Downtown Doha.

“We express our gratitude to our partners, particularly Qatar Tourism and Ooredoo, for their support in providing a comprehensive experience during the holy month of Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr. It is an honour for us to have the Ministry of Municipality and Ministry of Social Development and Family organizing significant events that enhance the value of our visitors’ experience”, he added.

The guests will be welcomed with flowers from Floward to start a pleasant experience. From 21 to 28 April 2023, starting at 5 PM, the Barahat Msheireb will create unforgettable memories in an immersive experience featuring captivating musical performances and enchanting storytelling sessions. Guests can also preserve their special Eid moments at the immersive 360-photobooth, where they can capture unique and memorable photos. The food and beverages station offers a delectable array of culinary delights, candies and desserts.

The Barahat will also feature a range of activities designed to ignite the imagination and creativity of children, ensuring they have a blast during the celebration. From arts and crafts to interactive experiences and games, children will have plenty of opportunities to unleash their creativity and make the most of the festivities.

The Baraha Square will also feature magical nights of elegant music by talented musicians who will mesmerize the audience with the enchanting sounds of the violin, piano, and saxophone.

Sikat Wadi Msheireb will be the perfect destination for an unforgettable celebration with a wide variety of fun and entertaining activities for all age groups. Kids can participate in a fun and simple Eid trivia contest for a chance to win Eid vouchers from participating outlets in Msheireb Downtown Doha. kids will be invited on stage to answer simple trivia questions and win an Eid voucher from participating outlets in Msheireb Downtown Doha. With over 30 winners every day, 240 lucky winners will be selected throughout the 8-day celebration. The show starts from 7:30 to 8:30 PM for the eight-day celebrations.

Families can come together to indulge in delicious treats from over 15 kiosks and enjoy the lively atmosphere as they watch their children take part in the celebrations. Music Entertainment performers and singers will keep the Sikkat Al Wadi area activated throughout the joyful days of Eid Al Fitr at 3 different stations

Visitors will experience the excitement of family-friendly roaming performers, provided by Qatar Tourism, with eye-catching costumes, dance skills, and captivating stage acts such as magic shows, dance performances, funny clowns and interactive games. Music entertainment performers and singers will keep the festive ambience activated throughout the joyous days of Eid Al-Fitr in Sikkat Alwadi and Msheireb Galleria.

They can also experience the Lady Bug Train, a fun and joyful activity where they can take part in a joyful ride in Msheireb Galleria and enjoy their time

The Ministry of Municipality will be organizing a fun and interactive planting workshop for children in Sikkat Al Ghafa on 22 and 23 April from 6 to 9 PM. Participants will have the opportunity to experience planting and take home an actual plant to nurture.

From 17 April to 27 April, the Ministry of Social Development and Family organize fun and engaging activities, including face painting, drawing and colouring workshops, in addition to Henna Artists. These activities will take place next to Homegrown in Sikkat Al Wadi from 5:00 – 11:00 PM.

The other streets and neighbourhoods of the city will also be marking the holy occasion. People can Enjoy Music Entertainment performers and singers will be spreading joy across various areas in Msheireb Downtown Doha, including Al Kahraba Street.


Msheireb Museums hosts lecture on ‘Islam and the Environment as part of ‘Earth Talk’ series


Organised in partnership with the Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar (AYCMQ)


Doha, Qatar, April 17, 2023: Msheireb Museums, the leading cultural and tourist destination at Msheireb Downtown Doha, in partnership with Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar (AYCMQ), hosted the second lecture in the Earth Talk Series on the topic, ‘Islam and the Environment’.

The ‘Earth Talk’ series is held every two months and features influential local and global experts who discuss a wide range of topics related to sustainability.

Held at Bin Jelmoud House, the lecture covered an introduction to Islamic Environmental Ethics, its practical applications, and its role in addressing the climate crisis.

Three keynote speeches were delivered by H.E. Mr. Ahmed Mohamed Al-Sada, Assistant Undersecretary, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, (MoECC), HE Mr Timmy T. Davis, U.S. Ambassador to the State of Qatar, and Mr. Abdulla Al-Naama, Manager Msheireb Museums. The main presentation and talk were by Mark Bryant (Abdallah Bryant), Senior Consultant, Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Science and EcoIslam, United Kingdom.

H.E. Mr. Ahmed Mohamed Al-Sada said that environmental protection is an important aspect of Islam and other regions, highlighting the responsibility of Muslims to care for the environment proactively. “Protection of the environment is an integral part of Islamic beliefs, and mankind has the responsibility to safeguard nature. We must take all necessary measures to ensure the preservation and protection of the environment and should pass this value to our coming generations in the best way possible.”

Mr. Abdulla Al-Naama, Manager Msheireb Museums highlighted the role of Msheireb Museums in raising awareness of such topics and promoting sustainability among community members. “The Earth Talks series is informative and insightful, with the second lecture focusing on introducing Islamic Environmental Ethics and its practical applications in addressing the climate crisis. It is important to further the conversation around the intersection of religion and the environment, and we should all take positive action to create a sustainable future for all”, he added.

Mark Bryant (Abdallah Bryant) delivered a detailed presentation showing how Islam urges people to conserve resources and protect the environment. He said: “These aspects are highlighted in the principles of Islam and the Quran. Islam has a very strong environmental ethic, and Islam is environmental. Muslims often need to relearn this because it is part of their faith, and we need to emphasize this part in our life to save ourselves and the rest of the planet and be good Muslims.”

Bryant highlighted the importance of such lectures to learn from the past for securing a better future. “I am excited to be here at Msheireb Museums in Qatar to exchange thoughts and insights, and I am confident that such talks will help spread our positive messages to the wider community.”

Previously held at Qatar National Library, Qatar Foundation, and other venues in Doha, the Earth Talk lectures have drawn a wide range of community members, high-level officials, and educators interested in sustainability.

The series fulfils Msheireb Downtown Doha and Msheireb Museums’ commitment to be leaders in sustainability and innovation and to advance the local conversation on the issues of climate change, ecological challenges and solutions, and corporate social responsibility.

Leading intellectuals and policymakers spark discussions on how to make a transformative change in the community for a better sustainable future. The series also invites representatives of NGOs and development agencies to provide on-the-ground perspectives.

Msheireb Museums, the cultural and tourist destination in Msheireb Downtown Doha, organizes and hosts several educational and awareness programs in collaboration with prominent local and international organizations. The museums play an integral role in supporting various social, cultural, educational, and art initiatives which give back to the community.

Msheireb Downtown Doha welcomes children and families to experience unique Garangao celebrations

  • Ramadan activations at Al Baraha and Sikkat Alwadi continue to attract visitors of all ages


Doha, Qatar, April 3, 2023 – Msheireb Downtown Doha is gearing up to celebrate the Garangao on the evenings of 5 and 6 April, featuring several local events and activations.

Msheireb Downtown Doha celebrates the Garangao to contribute to reviving the local traditions and habits. The Garangoa celebrations kicks off at 7:30 PM until 8:30 PM with a unique experience for children on board of Msheireb tram who will take a tour in the city’s neighbourhoods and streets and receive sweets and treats.

From 8:30 to 10:30 PM, children of all ages will have the chance to show their appreciation to their local culture and costumes with the Garangao Kids Fashion festival that will take place at Sahat Al-Nakheel in Sikkat Alwadi street. They will have a 360-photography opportunity so their photos will be displayed on the MDD screens and M7 façade. Registration for the Kids Fashion Festival is required.

Dr Hafez Ali Ali, Director of Marketing and Communications, at Msheireb Properties said: “We are excited to celebrate Garangao with our community and contribute to reviving our local heritage. We look forward to welcoming the families and children at Msheireb Downtown Doha to celebrate together one of the important traditions in our culture and appreciate our children’s efforts. Our activations in Msheireb Downtown Doha are exceptional, especially on board the tram which will add a special touch to the festivities.”

“Msheireb Downtown Doha continues to welcome all visitors to enjoy a wider variety of cultural and social activations in Al-Barahat and Sikkat Alwadi, offering them an engaging, active and safe environment to live the spirit of Ramadan”, he added.

Ramadan activities in Msheireb Downtown Doha continue with its charming events taking place at Sikkat Alwadi street and Al-Barahat, with the support of sponsors and partners including Qatar Tourism as the “Official Partner” and Ooredoo as the “Exclusive Telecommunication Partner’.

The Barahat Festival is a truly unique experience that combines entertainment and education offering families a chance to indulge in a delicious Iftar and Suhour buffet provided by the outstanding Mandarin Oriental, while also gaining a deeper understanding of the traditions and culture of the holy Month. Several art, culture and entertainment activations are set to welcome visitors of different ages from 9 to 2 every night.

Al Sikka Ramadan Festival in Sikkat Wadi Msheireb continues to attract visitors to its vibrant celebration of culture, community, and creativity. Visitors can experience a diverse array of creative themed installations, sample delicious food and drinks from the several food and beverage kiosks, and shop for unique and stylish products at the retail kiosks. With a variety of offerings that cater to all ages and interests, the festival is a lively and engaging destination for families, friends, and individuals alike.