Msheireb Properties' flagship project will regenerate and preserve the historical downtown of Doha. A QR20 billion development, it will revive the old commercial heart of the city through a new architectural language that is based on community living, across a 31 hectare (76 acre) site. The Msheireb project will blend traditional Qatari heritage and aesthetics with modern technology, and focus on sustainability and harmony with the environment. The aim of the project is to bring people back to their roots -- to make Doha unique and rediscover a sense of community and togetherness. It represents the vision of Msheireb Properties' chairperson Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser: to create built environments that reflect the culture and aspirations of the people of Qatar. The mixed-use development will comprise more than 100 buildings, with a combination of commercial and residential properties, retail, cultural and entertainment areas. The first phase, referred to as the 'Diwan Amiri Quarter', currently under construction, features three major government buildings, heritage sites, a museum, cultural forum, National Archive and Eid Prayer Ground.
The 'Towards a Sustainable future' initiative aims to transform cities for the better through encouraging sustainable development while highlighting the consequences for the planet if issues such as population growth and lack of energy and water resources are not swiftly addressed.
Msheireb Properties is playing a leading role within the GCC in helping to promote sustainable living through the development of its flagship project Msheireb Downtown Doha. With a growing population, rapid urbanisation and a lack of natural resources in the GCC, the need to be conscious of energy consumption and sustainability is more critical than ever.
The Msheireb Enrichment Centre (MEC) is a landmark destination created by Msheireb Properties to serve as an educational portal to showcase Qatar's glorious past and soaring ambitions for the future. The Centre is currently docked at the picturesque Doha Corniche, in close proximity to one of the city's oldest landmarks, the Sheraton Hotel. Msheireb Enrichment Centre outlines Qatar's glorious past, present and ambitious plans for the future while housing some of Qatar's historic artifacts, antique work tools and a treasure trove of information on Qatar's extraordinary growth. Qatar's distinct architecture and rich heritage is narrated at the Msheireb Enrichment Centre through the use of striking imagery, reclaimed implements, architectural highlights and interactive mediums that highlight the human element that truly embodies Qatar's rich heritage. See Qatar's ambitious plans for the future and how the country aims to be at the forefront of innovation, excellence and sustainability.
Qatar is a peninsula of approximately 13,000 square kilometres. Formerly a hub for fishing, pearl diving and trade, Qatar is now an emerging global economic leader thanks to its significant natural resources. Qatar is the world's largest exporter of liquid natural gas, or LNG, and its GDP per capita is one of the highest in the world. Qatar is actively diversifying its economy to ensure the long-term prosperity of its people. This far-sighted strategy is the cornerstone of the Qatar National Vision 2030, which follows the directives of the Qatari Constitution and those of His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifah Al-Thani, the Father Emir, Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser, and His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar.
Through Your Eyes is an annual event in Msheireb Properties where team members group together to make a short film clip depicting a topic related to the company as seen through their eyes. The event is now in its 6th year and every year the quality of the films gets better and better. Participants receive mentoring and support including workshops on filming techniques and cinematography.