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.

Msheireb Properties celebrates Qatar Sustainability Week with ‘Talk Green’, Sustainable Exhibition and Workshops

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 organizations, 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 23 through 26 October at Barahat Msheireb Stage, starting from 5:30 PM.

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 30 October, 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. 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.

Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som Now Open for Bookings

Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, the region’s largest wellness resort and the world’s first to feature Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine (TAIM) and holistic wellness, has announced that it will start accepting bookings for stay dates from November 15, 2021.
Zulal Wellness Resort invites guests and travellers from across the region to start planning their wellness getaways and retreats at the first full-immersion wellness resort in Qatar.
Daniele Vastolo, general manager of Zulal Wellness Resort, said: “We look forward to welcoming guests to the region’s leading health and wellbeing haven. The resort welcomes all guests who are passionate about health and wellbeing, offering them the only destination for TAIM-based treatments.”
“While being deeply rooted in Qatari and wider Arab traditions, Zulal Wellness Resort offers over 400 treatments in a contemporary approach, catering to guests’ needs in a serene setting attuned to the natural surroundings of the area. And with a digital-detox policy in all public areas, the vastness of the desert surrounding and views on the ocean, guests can fully disconnect and reconnect with nature,” he added.
Zulal Wellness Resort was conceived and inspired by the integration of natural elements, land, sea, and shelter, while retaining an inextricable connection with the Qatari landscape.
Located in the Al Khasooma private coastal area at north of the country, Zulal Wellness Resort is a haven for wellness enthusiasts. The resort’s wellness offer delves into its natural surroundings, supporting guests in deepening their connection with nature. The beauty of Qatar’s heritage can be found throughout the resort, from materials and colour schemes to patterns and textures, all of which are interwoven into the resort.
Engineer Ali Al Kuwari, acting CEO, Msheireb Properties, said: “Msheireb Properties is proud to develop this fascinating resort that will be an attractive destination to our community and visitors of Qatar. It demonstrates our commitment to promote sustainability and change the perception of the current trends of construction.
“We are confident the guests of Zulal Wellness Resort will have an exceptional experience and enjoy the amazing facilities. The new resort will redefine the concept of wellness resorts and will offer unprecedented services that appeal to all members of the community.”
Guests who book at Zulal Wellness Resort will embark on a personalised health and wellness journey, through customised retreats available for a minimum stay of two or three nights to pursue their personal wellness goals.
The Zulal stay includes all customised treatments for each guest following a consultation with a group of leading experts, as well as three healthy meals per day, leisure activities, and access to world-class luxury facilities.
Guests aged 16 and above are invited to explore Zulal Serenity, the adults-only side of the resort boasting 60 rooms and suites offering a calming backdrop to individual journeys of wellness. Programmes are tailored to individual health needs, whether for relaxation, detoxing, weight management or fitness.
For those guests who are seeking family bonding and to make wellness an integral part of the family experience, Zulal Discovery was developed to cater to families with programmes customised for multi-generations and specific age groups. Facilities have been designed by child and family specialists to bring families together. Accommodation is offered in a range of set-ups across 120 rooms and suites.
Guests from across all age groups will revel in extensive facilities available at the resort, including hydrotherapy suites, indoor and outdoor pools and a lagoon suitable for swimming; health and wellness centres with treatment rooms, fitness pavilion, Pilates studio, physiotherapy suite, and cooking studio; an aesthetic centre; a ballroom for private and corporate functions as well as upscale restaurants and a hands-on demonstration kitchen.
As part of the holistic wellness experience, Chiva-Som is renowned for its wellness-centred cuisine, and Zulal Wellness Resort will feature the highest-standard Arabian, Mediterranean and fine dining restaurants at the resort.
There are dedicated children’s menus to encourage a healthy approach to food from a young age. Guests are guaranteed a transformative culinary journey, which can be continued long after they return home, and with the help of dedicated nutrition consultants.

Msheireb Properties showcases townhouses, apartments and commercial offerings at Cityscape Qatar 2021

Msheireb Properties (MP), the leading real estate development company and a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation for Education, Sciences and Social Development, welcomes visitors at its dedicated pavilion in Cityscape Qatar 2021, Qatar’s most awaited real estate and property exhibition, that is taking place from 17 to 19 October at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center.

In the event, Msheireb Properties is showcasing its new residential and commercial offerings in Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD), one of the smartest and most sustainable city districts in the world. Customers can register interest in the new luxurious townhouses which offer the perfect place for families seeking to live in the heart of Doha. They reflect the rich Qatari heritage and offer state-of-the-art amenities integral to modern living. These iconic dwellings are designed with the Qatari lifestyle in mind and deliver exceptional living environments that offer privacy and security together with generous indoor and outdoor spaces and superb functionality.

Drawing on the traditional concept of a “Freej”, the townhouses are arranged in clusters around communal gardens, encouraging a spirit of family and a sense of community. Each cluster comprises four to 11 townhouses; the residents share a garden and a communal Majlis. The townhouses also offer amenities such as a private basement parking, which can be accessed by a private lift, and spacious, well-lit contemporary space, with private courtyards and roof terraces – many with rooftop pools.

At Cityscape Qatar 2021, Msheireb Properties will also provide an update on the last and fourth phase of development in Msheireb Downtown Doha. As the city district was being developed, this phase had to be rescheduled as underground works for Qatar Rail’s Msheireb Station had to be finished. Phase 4 includes three commercial buildings, two residential buildings (1-3-bedroom apartments), a boutique hotel with serviced apartments, street-level retail, and vibrant public spaces.

Mr Faisal Al-Malki, Chief Officer of Operations, Msheireb Properties said: “Msheireb Properties is committed to adding value to the economy through our flagship project, Msheireb Downtown Doha. We are showcasing the best of residential and commercial offerings that assure a world-class lifestyle, which integrates tradition with modernity, in a truly smart and sustainable environment. Today, Msheireb Downtown Doha is the most sought-after destination for an unprecedented work-live-play experience, and we will continue to focus on surprising our customers. At Cityscape Qatar we will put the spotlight on our fourth phase that offers exciting investment opportunities.”

Msheireb Downtown Doha is the world’s largest certified sustainable and smart downtown communities with 100 mixed-use buildings, 900 residential units, more than 300 retail units and 17 commercial buildings, in addition to hotels, a school, three mosques, the Galleria Mall and many retail stores set in a high-street environment as well as the much-admired Msheireb Museums. As an attractive proposition for retail, commercial and residential options, MDD offers unparalleled geographical connectivity for visitors and residents led to its central positioning and easy access to surrounding destinations such as Souq Waqif. In addition, a pedestrian-friendly tram network throughout the project and Msheireb Station, one of the world’s biggest Metro stations, create an extremely desirable new destination.

Msheireb Townhouses Majalis Awarded Prestigious LEED Gold Green Building Certification

Msheireb Properties, the national real estate developer and a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation, today announced that five townhouse Majalis at Msheireb Downtown Doha have been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certificates, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, which is the most widely used green building rating system in the world and an international symbol of excellence.

The LEED Gold Certification awarded to the townhouses Majalis add to the existing 32 LEED Platinum and other 37 LEED Gold Certificates for buildings and projects in Msheireb Downtown Doha, making the destination with one of the highest concentrations of LEED-certified sustainable buildings. This also adds to the credentials of Msheireb Downtown Doha as the world’s first sustainable downtown regeneration project.

Through design, construction and operations practices that enhance environmental and human health, LEED-certified buildings help to make the world more sustainable.

Msheireb Properties developed its 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 development 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.

Eng. Ali Al-Kuwari, Acting CEO of Msheireb Properties said: “We are honoured to be awarded the LEED Gold Certificate for our townhouses Majalis at Msheireb Downtown Doha. This is another testament to our adherence to sustainability practices, to make it a destination of choice living, working and leisure. Winning the certification further upholds our vision to lead the future trends of construction in Qatar and the region and enhances the reputation of Msheireb Downtown Doha as one of the most sustainable districts in the world.”

The five Majalis at Msheireb Downtown Doha achieved LEED Gold certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions in areas such as sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

“The LEED Gold certification for Msheireb Townhouses Majalis demonstrates green building leadership,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC. “LEED was created to make the world a better place and revolutionize our buildings and communities by providing everyone with access to healthy, green and high performing buildings. Msheireb Downtown Doha is a prime example of how the innovative work of project teams can create local solutions that contribute to making a global difference.”

Certification is proof that buildings are going above and beyond to ensure the space is constructed and operated to the highest level of sustainability. More than 106,000 commercial and institutional projects are currently participating in LEED, more than 180 countries and territories.