Msheireb Properties celebrates Earth Hour and turns lights off in Al-Kahraba Street

Sunday, March 26th, 2023: Msheireb Downtown Doha, the sustainable and smart city developed by Msheireb Properties, shared with the world its celebration in Earth Hour to contribute to environmental awareness, conservation of our natural resources, and to reduce energy consumption.

As part of the celebration, the lights in Al Kahraba street at Msheireb Downtown Doha, which was the first-ever street to receive electricity in Qatar, were turned off on Saturday, March 25th, 2023, from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

Earth Hour is celebrated on the last Saturday of March every year, and countries across the world participate in this event. The goal of this event is to raise awareness of the harmful gases emitted by electricity consumption and to encourage individuals, communities, homeowners, and companies to turn off unnecessary lights and electronic devices for one hour.

Through this initiative, Msheireb Properties seeks to inspire individuals and organizations to show their commitment to environmental behavior and take a stand for the planet. It also indicates that individual and organizational solidarity is vital to combat the consequences of climate change.

Msheireb Properties highlights investment opportunities in Msheireb Downtown Doha at MIPIM 2023


Doha – Qatar, 14 March 2023, Msheireb Properties showcased investment opportunities at its flagship project, Msheireb Downtown Doha, at MIPIM 2023, the world’s leading real estate exhibition and conference which was launched today in Cannes, France.

At the Qatari Pavilion organised by the Investment Promotion Agency Qatar (IPA Qatar) (Invest Qatar), Msheireb Properties highlighted the smart and sustainability features of Msheireb Downtown Doha and the various amenities within the development.

The company’s delegation also took part in several meetings with potential investors and discussed future investment opportunities in residential buildings and retail spaces ideal for medium and large enterprises that can benefit from a distinguished environment.

Msheireb Downtown Doha has been recognized for its exceptional digital connectivity infrastructure, including its high-speed fiber-optic network, state-of-the-art data centers, and advanced building automation systems.

Through its participation at MIPIM 2023, Msheireb Properties aims to further support Qatar’s global efforts in promoting investment projects across international forums as well as underline the country’s position as a leading investment destination in different sectors.

Msheireb Downtown Doha is the world’s first fully built smart and sustainable city district that features modern fully furnished residential units, and a range of mixed-use and commercial buildings that offer a wide array of retail and business services, as well as cultural buildings.

It is also the home to Msheireb Museums, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Al Wadi Hotel -MGallery by AccorHotels, Park Hyatt Hotel, Msheireb Galleria, and Barahat Msheireb- the biggest open-air covered pedestrian square in the region. The city is pedestrian and cyclist-friendly and provides the highest standards of service and safety for all.

The MIPIM real estate exhibition is held from March 14 to 17 in Cannes, France. Over 2,400 exhibitors took part in the event attended by more than 20,000 people, and over 2,000 investment and financial companies from more than 80 countries. Established in 1990, MIPIM is the annual meeting point for property developers, investors, developers, city planners and other industry leaders from the international real estate sector.

To encourage the creative abilities of people supported by the General Authority for Minors’ Affairs, Msheireb conducts the “Medhal Art Exhibition.”

Monday, March 6, 2023: The General Authority for Minors’ Affairs participated in the establishment of an art exhibition aimed at introducing the distinguished talents of employees and minors in the field of drawing and painting in collaboration with Msheireb Museums.

Due to the connection between the Sheikh Mohammed bin Jassim House Museum and Qatar’s glorious past, the exhibition “Medhal: The Roots of Authenticity Extends… To Leave Generations as Art” is being held in Msheireb Real Estate.

Dr. Hafez Ali Ali, Head of Marketing and Communication, stated in this regard that the sponsorship of this event and our participation in the General Authority for Minors’ Affairs is one of our priorities before the state, and we are always eager to adopt new talents from the Qatari people.

The doctor also stated that we were surprised by the talents and drawings displayed to the authority’s sons, and we are eager to invest in their abilities and talents more fully. We are proud of our sons, who are contributing to the revitalization of Qatar’s artistic and creative movement.

It is worth noting that the authority takes care of orphans and minors who are covered, and supervises them socially, educationally, and healthily, as if it were an extension of that ancient house, so that this cooperation and partnership serves as a bridge between the past and the present to support minors.

The Global Wellness Summit, Heading to Fast-Transforming Qatar in 2023, Announces Host Sponsor and Co-Chairs


The nation, with its powerful vision to become a global leader in sustainability, tourism, health and wellness, sports and culture, will host the future-focused conference this November; Msheireb Properties, Qatar’s leading sustainable property developer, is host sponsor; co-chairs are Eng Ali Al Kuwari, CEO of Msheireb Properties and Cathy Chon, founder of CatchOn – A Finn Partners Company


Miami, FL – March 1, 2023 – The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), the leading conference for the $4.4 trillion business of wellness, today announced the host sponsor and co-chairs for its 17th annual event that will take place in Doha, Qatar from November 6-9. Qatar, one of the smallest but mightiest Middle Eastern countries, where cultural authenticity meets hyper-modernity—and the sea meets the desert—is a powerful location for the conference. With its Qatar National Vision 2030, the country is at a pivotal time in its history, with an extraordinary mission and investment plan to become a global leader in sustainability, health and wellness, tourism, sports and culture. With its recent, successful hosting of the FIFA World Cup, $220 billion was spent radically reimagining its infrastructure, with 150 new hotels and resorts, and new smart, sustainable cities, museums, public beaches and green space, subway systems and sports complexes.


Today, executives from the GWS and Msheireb Properties held a press event in Doha, introducing Qatari media to what hosting the world’s most prestigious conference on the business of wellness will mean for the country.


Host Sponsor, Msheireb Properties—Qatar’s Sustainability and Wellness Powerhouse:


The 2023 host sponsor, Msheireb Properties, is a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation for Education, Sciences and Community Development and Qatar’s leading sustainable property developer, supporting the goals of Qatar’s 2030 Vision and Qatar Foundation’s objectives. Its mission is to change the way people think about urban living and to improve their overall quality of life, through innovations that encourage social interaction, respect for culture, and greater care for the environment. Its signature project, Msheireb Downtown Doha, is one of the smartest, most sustainable city districts, which employs a new approach to urban planning by combining traditional methods and modern technology aimed at preserving the environment as well as the cultural identity of Qatar. All buildings are either Gold or Platinum LEED-certified.


The company also developed Zulal Wellness Resort, the Middle East’s first full-immersion wellbeing resort, which offers unique services and treatments based upon Islamic healing principles and using indigenous ingredients. Just an hour from Doha on a private coastal location, GWS delegates will be able to experience Zulal pre- or post-conference.


“We are honored to host the 2023 Global Wellness Summit in Qatar at our smart and sustainable city Msheireb Downtown Doha,” said Eng. Ali Al Kuwari, Msheireb Properties’ CEO. “This 17th Summit is of great significance as it aims to positively impact the wellness of our people and communities and highlight Qatar’s leading position in the future of global health and wellness.”


The Co-Chairs:


Each year, the Summit brings together high-profile global executives from health and wellness companies, doctors, investors, academics and technologists to immerse the hundreds of invite-only delegates (from 40+ nations) in three days of keynotes and panels on what’s ahead for the business of wellness. The co-chairs that will shape this year’s agenda are:


Eng Ali Al Kuwari is the CEO of Msheireb Properties, where he will lead the development and implementation of the strategic and operational plans of Msheireb Properties and Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD), to enhance its position as a leading tourist and business destination for work and living. With 18 years of experience, Al Kuwari is one of the prominent Qatari talents and the leading engineers of Msheireb Downtown Doha since its inception. He also led the execution and operations of major facilities at MDD including Mandarin Oriental, Al-Wadi Hotel M Gallery and Park Hyatt, in addition to Zulal Wellness Resort. During the recent World Cup FIFA Qatar 2022, he supervised the relevant event operations in MDD. He holds a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering from the University of Miami and an Executive MBA from HEC Paris in Qatar.


Cathy Chon is founder and managing director of CatchOn – A Finn Partners Company, one of Asia’s leading brand communication consultancies in hospitality, travel, wellness, food and design, with offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai. She is also a GWS Advisory Board member. A marketing communications expert, Chon has a long track record in transforming, building and creating brands, and is renowned for her keen insights on the Asian consumer and emerging trends. Chon was included in Tatler Asia’s “Most Influential List 2021.” She is widely published and quoted in major publications, and is a sought-after speaker at international conferences.


“It’s an honor to co-chair this year’s Summit in Qatar at such a transformative time in the country’s history. In a relatively short time, Qatar has become a formidable tourism destination and an exciting cultural hub underpinned by a deep commitment to sustainable development,” said Chon.The annual Global Wellness Summit brings these varied industries and sectors together to address the critical issues of our time.”


More about Qatar and Its Sustainability, Wellness and Tourism Vision:


Qatar has a unique landscape, with its 350-mile-long coastline of beaches and vast Khor Al Udeid Desert—and coastal Doha is known for its spectacular ultramodern architecture inspired by ancient Islamic design. It has the highest GDP per capita—and is the safest country—in the world. With its long-term focus on sustainable development and tourism, it has undergone a profound recent reimagining, with a flurry of major infrastructure, hospitality and cultural projects—–whether the impressive Education City, home to satellite campuses of famous international universities; or M7, a center for innovation in design, fashion and tech; or new museums, such as the high-tech Olympic and Sports Museum.


Wellness and medicine are at the heart of the country’s development vision—from the new, state-of-the-art The View Hospital, a satellite of the famous Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, to so many new world-class spa resorts (such as the new Mandarin Oriental, the brand’s first property in the Middle East), to Zulal Wellness Resort, a natural healing wellness destination. Attracting more major sporting events is also key to the country’s tourism plan and global brand, with PwC recently reporting that Qatar is “well-positioned” in the sporting event management space. Following the World Cup, more mega events are ahead (from the 2023 AFC Asian Cup to the 2030 Asian Games) and the country is also expected to bid on the 2036 Olympics. New intersections between wellness and sports will be a topic at the 2023 GWS. Already one of the fastest-growing hospitality markets, Qatar’s aim is to become one of the world’s leading tourism destinations, attracting six million visitors by 2030. As global travel analyst Skift recently summarized: “Qatar is, more so than many other tourism stories today, a fascinating mix of vision, ambition and taste.”


Registration for the 2023 Summit is now open. Apply here.


About the Global Wellness Summit: The Global Wellness Summit is an organization that brings together leaders and visionaries to positively shape the future of the $4.4 trillion global wellness economy. In addition to an annual conference, held at a different location around the globe, GWS also hosts regular virtual gatherings, including Wellness Master Classes and collaborative Wellness Sector Spotlights. Each year, it holds an in-person Wellness Real Estate & Communities Symposium. The organization’s annual Global Wellness Trends Report offers expert-based predictions on the future of wellness that are oft-quoted in the media. The 17th annual GWS will be held in Qatar from November 6-9, 2023.


Msheireb Museums hosts inspiring TEDx talks “Thinking Outside the Box”

Doha, Qatar, 25 February 2023: Msheireb Museums, the renowned cultural and tourist destination located at Msheireb Downtown Doha, proudly hosted the 2023 TEDx talks on the theme of “Thinking outside the Box.”

In partnership with TEDx Newton International Academy, the event featured a range of inspiring talks, sessions, poetry, and musical performances. The audience, from all walks of life, thoroughly enjoyed this globally recognized motivational platform designed to push boundaries.

The event’s guest speakers included Mr. Hatem Salah, co-founder and CCO of Showdown Qatar, and Dr. Nasser Al-Mohannadi, Qatar Ironman, while the main speakers comprised Mr. Arkana Budiarko, who spoke about “How Dopamine changed my life,” Mr. Hamdan Kham, who discussed “The Long Stairway to Success,” Miss Hajer Haytham, who presented on “Blaming our Circumstances,” and Miss Jannatul Mawa, who spoke about “The End of the world and what we can do to stop it.” Additionally, the event included a special poetry reading by Nour Ahmed and a School choir performance.

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience, and in the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx events combine TED Talks videos and live speakers to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded as TEDx, where x represents an independently organized TED event.

Msheireb Museums is more than just a center for tourism and history; it is also an educational and cultural hub that plays an integral role in creating awareness and educating the community. The Museums at Msheireb Downtown Doha have established a range of national and international partnerships, adding tremendous value to Qatar’s cultural and social landscape, and enhancing its position as a leading center for community engagement.


Msheireb Downtown Doha celebrates National Sports Day with exciting sports, fitness, and fun activations


Doha, Qatar, 13 February 2023: Msheireb Downtown Doha will celebrate National Sports Day with a wide range of sports, fitness, and fun activities that suit all ages

These events support Qatar’s efforts to spread sports culture and encourage individuals to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle.

The activations will take place through the vibrant streets of the city during the whole day. It will start with a heart-pumping walk or run between 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, followed by a day of outdoor sports activities at Sikkat Wadi Msheireb.

The activations in Sikkat Al Wadi consist of several activities distributed along the street in eight different stations including football, basketball, table tennis, badminton, and gym classes, in addition to videogames and babyfoot challenges.


Children will have dedicated spaces to get engaged with face painting and balloon twisting arts.


For those looking to elevate their well-being, outdoor fitness classes by Zulal Wellness Resort will meet their needs with Tai Chi sessions at 10:00 AM, Pilates at 1:00 PM and a relaxing session of Yoga at 3:00 PM. They can also challenge themselves with outdoor and indoor sports classes by CYQLONE with exclusive women’s only classes between 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and everyone else after that.

All participants will have the chance to win a night’s stay at Zulal Wellness Resort, the Middle East’s premier health and wellness resort!

Msheireb Downtown Doha is a major destination in Qatar and the region for residents and visitors to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle. The sustainable city offers safe movement to pedestrians and bicycle riders on dedicated tracks.

The “Horse Month” exhibition launches at Msheireb Downtown


The exhibition is open until 6 March in Sikkat Wadi Msheireb –
Doha, Qatar, 12 February 2023:
The art exhibition “Horse Month” (Shahr Al Khail), documenting the authentic Arabic horse story and tracing the legacy of Arabs through paintings, sketches, photographic and audio works, was launched in Msheireb Downtown Doha.
The exhibition is curated by Nouf Al Thani and the artist Imad Al Tai to document an important and key element in Qatari heritage and history through a wonderful art exhibition that shows the importance of authentic Arab horses in the life and heritage of Qatari people.
The Paintings and works of visual and audio art document the aesthetic of horses and the importance of preserving their authentic lineage and prominent role in the people of Qatar’s life throughout history. Msheireb Downtown Doha hosts this exhibition as part of its mission and social
responsibility to highlight the most important features of Qatar’s human civilization, preserve our cultural and social heritage for present and future generations and highlight this legacy for international visitors and tourists visiting Msheireb as a leading tourist and cultural destination .
Qatar is home to one of the most prestigious horse breeds in the world, marked by beauty, intelligence, strength and speed.
The exhibition is held in a showroom next to Alwadi Hotel M Gallery at Sikkat Wadi Msheireb and runs until 6 March 2023. The exhibition is open from 10:30 am to 9 pm

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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



Msheireb Downtown Doha celebrates Qatari National Day and World Cup Final


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


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


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


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


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Msheireb Downtown Doha continues to engage with visitors through music performances


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

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

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

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

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