Msheireb Museums hosts workshops for youth in collaboration with Molecular Doha

 

As part of its continuous efforts to community development and enhancing the capabilities of the new generations in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Msheireb Museums has joined hands with molecular Doha to organize workshops for children and youth during August.

 

The workshops are in line with the mission of Msheireb Properties to enhance the interest of the young generation in scientific fields and increase their capabilities in using new technology devices and communication apps, rather than using them for entertainment only.

 

Maryam Al Jassem, Public Relations and Communications Manager, Msheireb Properties said: “Msheireb Museums in Msheireb Downtown Doha organizes several activities that aim to develop the skills of the youth generation. We are pleased to collaborate with Molecular Doha to organize these workshops that will benefit the children and youth and raise their interest in STEM topics. The workshops were conducted by professional mentors in an engaging and interactive environment. We reiterate our commitment to organizing such initiatives in collaboration with various national organizations which play an integral role in developing the abilities of our community.”

 

The workshops were open for participants aged 6 to 15 years, and included topics such as chemical experiments, principles of astronomy, electrical circuits and basic physics. Participants were also introduced to the concepts of ​​sustainability through activities such as recycling materials in addition to a range of sports, arts and entertainment events.

Zulal Wellness Resort organizes mangroves plantation and preservation program

 

As part of its efforts to raise awareness on preserving the natural resources and promoting a sustainable and healthy environment in Qatar, Zulal Health Resort by Msheireb Properties, in partnership with UNESCO, organized a mangrove plantation program.

 

This coincided with the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangroves Ecosystem, which is celebrated annually on July 26.

 

Mangroves are regarded as one the most important and natural means to address climate change and mitigate its effects. They serve as buffers against environmental disasters, as they can absorb up to six to eight times more carbon dioxide than a typical forest.

 

The event aimed to raise awareness of the importance of preserving and protecting the mangrove ecosystem by implementing environmental solutions that will contribute to mitigating the effects of climate change.

 

Several activations were held including the planting of mangrove seedlings, an exclusive kayak tour around the mangroves, and many educational and entertainment events.

 

Maryam Sultan Al-Jassim, Manager of Communication and Public Relations, Msheireb Properties, underlined the importance of mangroves to the natural ecosystem in Qatar. “In this event, we are highlighting the value of plants and trees as a source of environmental diversity and a key player in preserving our ecosystem as well as human health. We are proud to take part in this national effort to protect our heritage and maintain a healthy environment for our future generations.”

 

Mangrove trees are found in natural abundance at the Zulal Wellness Resort and the Al Dakhira area of Qatar, as well as along the nation’s coast. They prevent soil erosion and habitat loss. It also serves as a home, feeding ground, and nursery for a variety of living creatures. Several organisms can be found on the mangroves themselves, around the root system, or in the surrounding forest.

Msheireb Museums hosts “Recovery Road” Exhibition in collaboration with Naufar

Msheireb Museums, the cultural and tourist destination at Msheireb Downtown Doha, has joined hands with Naufar, the sanctuaryfor wellness and treatment of substance use and related behavioral disorders, to host an art exhibition titled “Recovery Road” to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking observed annually on June 26.

Taking place at Bin Jelmood House Lower Gallery, the art exhibition sheds light on the substance use disorder illness.  It raises awareness about addiction and mental health, and the reasons people develop addiction – expressed through creative, human, cultural and artistic language.

The exhibition also endeavors to fight the stigma and misconceptions of addiction and mental health in the Qatari community through portraits and paintings created by patients during their Expressive Art therapy sessions. In addition, the “Recovery Road” Exhibition provides the community with an opportunity to engage in the conversation around mental health and addiction.

This exhibition is a part of a series of future collaborations and engagements with Naufar on topics related to substance use and stigma. Msheireb Properties pays special attention to the mental and psychological health of the community, and has also developed the Zulal Wellness Resort, the biggest and first of its kind in Qatar that follows a retreat that allows people to rebalance and rejuvenate in body, mind and spirit.

Mr Fahad AlTurky, Exhibitions Manager at Msheireb Museums said: “We are delighted to host the “Recovery Exhibition” that sheds the light on an important concern to humanity – addiction and mental health. We believe that art is an important and effective medium to convey awareness messages and change the perceptions of people positively. We are confident that our collaboration with Naufar will succeed in accomplishing our objectives and enable our visitors to interact and engage on this important subject. This is part of our continuous collaborations with the national entities to raise awareness on matters that are relevant to our community”.

Dr. Khalifa Al Kuwari, Assistant Director General at Naufar, praised the Msheireb Museums for their ongoing efforts to address humanity and societal issues that affect the Qatari community. As he said, substance use disorder is a serious health condition that can affect anyone, , but it’s rarely discussed as a mental health condition. When we understand the root causes behind substance use disorder, we can encourage many individuals and their families to seek help early in their lives. Educating and enlightening the community about the challenge that many families are facing can’t be accomplished by one entity by itself, but it can be accomplished when everyone works together. He continued, “As community members, we all have a duty to support them and their families through overcoming social obstacles by recognizing it is time to make treatment and recovery a reality for those who need it, and we hope it starts today.”

The art exhibition will feature a collection of 40 diverse paintings mostly on canvas, and some on paper and glass that tell the stories of those impacted by addiction as well as their recovery. These are depicted in three distinct sections including Reasons behind addiction, During the treatment and After recovery.

Allowing the visitors to interact with the theme, the Tree of Hope or the Wall of Hope will be set up, enabling them to leave a message of inspiration for individuals who were impacted by addiction.

The “Recovery Road” will be open during the working hours of the Museums, from Monday through Saturday.

Msheireb Downtown Doha hosts Holo-Capsule Portal, 
a unique opportunity to leave holographic 
messages for future citizens

Msheireb Downtown Doha is taking another creative step toward bringing to Qatar one of the most immersive cultural experiences in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex.

 

The innovative experience titled “Hi, How R U ?”  is a holo-capsule portal that proposes a futuristic form of communication, enabling spontaneous connection across huge distances and languages to bridge cultural differences.

 

The new experience is part of Msheireb Downtown Doha’s continuous endeavours to present the latest unique cultural experiences to its visitors. It is available until July 2022 at Msheireb Galleria in Msheireb Downtown Doha and is part of the run of “FUTURES”.

 

Ms Rachel Goslins, Director of the Arts & Industries Building at Smithsonian, visited Msheireb Museums to enhance the collaboration and explore more opportunities for future partnerships, and exchange information on scientific research to be used in future studies.

 

The Smithsonian Institution and Msheireb Downtown Doha share common values and the mission of maintaining old architectural sites while integrating the latest technology innovations with futuristic visions, to enhance dialogue and cultural experiences.

 

While Smithsonian Institution is having the capsule at the oldest U.S. National Museum, Msheireb Downtown Doha is considered the world’s biggest regeneration project of a downtown, integrating the latest smart and tech features.

 

Dr. Hafez Ali Ali, Director of Marketing and Communications, Msheireb Properties said: “We are honoured to present such an innovative experience to our visitors in Doha, at our smart and sustainable city Msheireb Downtown Doha. This futuristic vision in collaboration with one of the most prominent intuitions, the Smithsonian Institution, reiterates our leading position as the first choice of partnerships with international entities. The holo capsule portal is unique, and immersive and offers an important opportunity for visitors to instantly interact with their peers in the US. It is an amazing experience that adds great value to human studies and gives us an idea about the future of communication.”

 

The project is part of the Qatar-U.S.A. Year of Culture activations, and supported by the Embassy of the State of Qatar, to create new avenues for artistic collaboration, cultural connection and understanding across the globe.

 

“As we celebrate 50 years of diplomatic ties between Qatar and the United States, a central goal has been mutual investment in the future — from sustainable development projects and advancements in technology to deepening arts and cultural exchanges and fortifying our bilateral partnership,” said H.E. Meshal Bin Hamad Al- Thani, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the United States. “The holo-capsule connects Americans and Qataris like never before, serving as a symbol of our commitment to continued dialogue between our nations. We are honoured to work with one of the United States’ most cherished cultural institutions, the Smithsonian, to bring this inspiring project to life and look forward to sharing it with the people of Washington, D.C and Doha.”

“Hi, How R U ?” is a portal that proposes a new futuristic form of communication, enabling spontaneous connection across huge distances and languages to bridge cultural differences.

Visitors to Msheireb Downtown Doha in Msheireb Galleria can share a message for the future— of hope, wisdom, love, remembrance, or even advice or warning— and leave a holo-recording behind as a form of time capsule. They can also interact in real-time with passers-by at a paired portal site at U.S. National Museum allowing guests at each portal a unique opportunity for cultural exchange, connecting and embracing collective humanity.

“Hi, How R U ?” Holo-capsule welcomes visitors at Msheireb Galleria, the First Floor, at Msheireb Downtown Doha.

Msheireb Downtown Doha embraces the Digital Center of Excellence

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, in partnership with Microsoft, launched the new Digital Center of Excellence at Msheireb Downtown Doha.

The center will play a significant role in strengthening the technical skills of our national talents to welcome a new era of enormous tech-driven possibilities.

Opening the Digital Center of Excellence in Msheireb Downtown Doha is line with the city’s mission and vision to be a leading destination for digital and technological entities in Qatar.

Barahat Msheireb hosts the FIFA World Cup tour organised by Ooredoo

Barahat Msheireb Msheireb Downtown Doha hosted the FIFA World Cup tour organised by Ooredoo on March 9, as part of the international tour of the trophy prior to the coming world tournament in Qatar this year.

The Barahat was equipped with a stage where the trophy was displayed, along with special decoration to mark this special celebration.

Guests had the opportunity to take a memorable photo with the trophy and enjoy one of a lifetime event.

Discover the marvels of local artisans at the Msheireb Market by Torba

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, opened today the seasonal Msheireb Market by Torba, a collaboration between Msheireb Properties and Torba.

Set to host visitors every Saturday from 9 am to 9 pm along the Sikkat Al Wadi walkway in Msheireb’s retail quarter, the market encompasses a collection of artisans and small businesses that focus on locally produced food, eco-living, and artisanal products that support sustainable lifestyles and community engagement.

The market features around street vendors offering an array of products and items, including local organic vegetables, handmade crafts and jewellery, speciality foods and coffee, health and beauty products and a garden centre.

Msheireb Market by Torba aims to support and empower small businesses and local farms. It acts as a weekly meeting space for the public to directly engage with local businesses in a fun and relaxing ambience.

Prospective market vendors are encouraged to apply online through www.farmersmarket.qa website. All vendors require a commercial registration and must employ sustainability principles in their product or service to be considered for the market.

Msheireb Properties appoints Nasser Matar AlKawari new Chief Executive Officer

Msheireb Properties announced that Eng. Nasser Matar AlKawari has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer.

He will lead Msheireb Properties by driving innovation and sustainability for its future growth.

He comes with more than 25 years of experience in various leadership positions across different countries. He worked in Qatar Development Bank and world leading Energy companies such as Qatargas and ExxonMobil. His last appointment was the CEO of Astad Engineering Consultancy and Project Management.

AlKawari earned a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder in USA, followed by an Executive MBA from the London Business School in UK. He successfully completed prestigious leadership programs from the IESE Business School in Spain and the Thunderbird School of Global Management in USA.

Msheireb Properties launches “Msheireb Green Program” at “Talk Green”

Msheireb Properties launched the “Msheireb Green Program” dedicated to cafes and restaurants at Msheireb Downtown Doha to encourage the implementation of sustainability best practices in line with the company’s mission and vision.

The program was announced during the first edition of “Talk Green” event, organized by Msheireb Properties as part of Qatar Sustainability Week activations in collaboration with Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC).

The first edition of Talk Green was held at Barahat Msheireb for corporates, institutions, and youth to highlight eco-related solutions and strategies on sustainability to the public and to foster public awareness and participation. On day one Talk Green had speakers from Msheireb Properties, Shell, Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC), Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, and Qatar Foundation

In her green talk, Maryam Al Jassem, PR and Communications Manager at Msheireb Properties, announced that the ‘Msheireb Green Program’ that will be implemented in Msheireb Downtown Doha starting in December 2021, to encourage F&B outlets to implement sustainability practices to receive Gold or Platinum certificates. Additionally, for those F&B outlets in Msheireb Downtown Doha which qualify, Msheireb Properties and QGBC will submit their applications for the Green Key Award, an award that is the leading standard for excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the food & beverage industries.

Al Jassem said: “As part of our vision and mission, Msheireb Properties inspires all stakeholders to implement sustainability best practices, and that was the motivation for initiating this program. We will continuously communicate with our stakeholders to provide them all relevant information and details about the Msheireb Green Program, supported by our partners, the Qatar Green Building Council”.

A special committee from Msheireb Properties and QGBC will asses the participants and their adherence to the program criteria. Outlets that achieve 50% of the criteria will receive Gold certificate while those achieve 75% will receive Platinum certificate.

The criteria of Msheireb Green Program include special practices such as water and electricity efficiency, waste collection and segregation, eco-friendly sanitizers, paper cups and tools instead of plastic, and promoting sustainability among staff and customers.

At Talk Green, representing Msheireb Properties, Eng. Ali Al Yafai talked about the sustainability pillars that the organisation has adopted in Msheireb Downtown Doha. These four pillars are: Connectivity, water efficiency, power consumption, and waste collection. Al Yafai said that the implementation of these make Msheireb Properties an exemplary city district for sustainability, and the largest LEED certified building in the world.

Eng. Meshal Al- Al Shammari from QGBC highlighted the objectives of the the Qatar Sustainability Week National Campaign were to raise awareness and promote sustainability within the local community. He called on the individuals to implement sustainability practices in the daily life. Al A lShammari underlined the QGBC’s effort to promote sustainability through conferences, partnerships, and environmental initiatives.

The talk by Jason Twill, World Cup Program Manager at Qatar Foundation, was about the human economy impact on the environment. He stated that waste, pollution and deterioration of air quality have an adverse impact on humans’ health as well as the mental health of future generations. Twill urged individual and communities to change their attitude and behaviors in their daily lives to practice sustainability.

Abdel Rahman Al Miftah, Sustainability and Environmental expert at the Supreme Committee, talked about The Sustainability Program of Qatar 2022. He said that the Supreme Committee is seeking to accomplish 11 objectives of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, in collaboration with the State of Qatar and FIFA. He also showcased the efforts by the committee to promote sustainability, including human development, workers welfare, employee’s empowerment and sustainability in football stadiums.

Dharmesh Kumar, New Projects Lead from Shell, delivered a presentation titled “A Better Life with A Health Planet”, presenting the initiatives and programs of Shell to promote sustainable and renewable energy solutions. He emphasized the importance of collaborating with partners to make these solutions applicable.

Msheireb Properties will activate Barahat Msheireb for Sustainability Week for the full 7-days, ending on October 30. The week will be concluded with a series of workshops dedicated to promoting sustainability practices, especially among youth and children. From 5:30 PM, the public of all ages can participate in these workshops and learn more about how to practice real sustainability in one’s daily chores. Entities conducting the workshops are M7, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, and Engineers Australia.

Sustainability is central to Msheireb Downtown Doha’s focus on conserving natural resources and enhancing the quality of design. Through adopting the highest standards of sustainability practices, Msheireb Downtown Doha paves the way for other developers to follow suit and adhere to measures set by the Qatar Green Building Council. Msheireb Properties helps Qatar realise its National Vision 2030, by taking great strides in sustainability practices within the real estate sector.

Msheireb Properties celebrates Qatar Sustainability Week with ‘Talk Green’ and other activations

As part of Qatar Sustainability Week 2021, Msheireb Properties is hosting the first edition of its annual sustainability event “Talk Green”, a seven-day event that enables organisations, institutions, and individuals to present and showcase their green programs, ideas, solutions, and initiatives to foster public awareness and participation.

In collaboration with Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC), the event will take place at Barahat Msheireb in Msheireb Downtown Doha, from 23 to 30 October. It will feature a whole week of exhibitions, green talks, and workshops that appeal to all categories and family members. For the first time, Msheireb Properties will organize the new “Talk Green” for corporates, institutions, and youth individuals to address a variety of eco-related solutions and strategies on sustainability to the public, in an interactive and informal style. The Talk Green presentations will take place on four days from October 23 to 26 at Barahat Msheireb Stage, starting from 5.30pm.

The “Talk Green” event reflects the commitment of Msheireb Properties to promote sustainability, enhance collaborations with national entities, and raise awareness on sustainable living. Many local and international companies, as well as youth individuals, are taking part in the Talks to showcase their sustainable solutions and programs, and to encourage other organizations to adopt sustainability in their business and motivate people to adopt green practices in their daily life. Several local and international organizations are taking part in the sustainability week “Talk Green” event including Msheireb Properties, QGBC, Qatar Foundation, International Living Future Institute ILFI, The Supreme Committee for Legacy and Delivery, Shell, Doha Design District, Qatar Academy Msheireb, Zulal Wellness Resort, Qatar University, Greener Future, Torba, Beehive recycling, B.atna, Hungarian Embassy in Qatar, Doha Debates, Kahrama, and the individual presentation by Soud Aljanahi.

On October 30 , the week will be concluded with a series of workshops dedicated to promoting sustainability practices, especially among youth and children. From 5.30pm the public of all ages can participate in these workshops and learn more about how to practice real sustainability in one’s daily chores. Entities conducting the workshops are M7, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, and Engineers Australia.

Sustainability is central to Msheireb Downtown Doha’s focus on conserving natural resources and enhancing the quality of design. Msheireb Downtown Doha is the first truly sustainable regeneration project from inception and all the buildings ensure optimal consumption of water and energy. Through adopting the highest standards of sustainability practices, Msheireb Downtown Doha paves the way for other developers to follow suit and adhere to measures set by the Qatar Green Building Council. Msheireb Properties helps Qatar realise its National Vision 2030, by taking great strides in sustainability practices within the real estate sector.