- United Development Company (100%)
Incorporation date: 2007
Sector: Island Development
The Pearl-Qatar is a unique and innovative mixed-use urban development in Doha, Qatar. Owned and developed by United Development Company (UDC), the Island spans over four million square-meters of land that was meticulously developed into a masterpiece of private and modern living. Today, it offers residents and visitors a complete lifestyle experience that includes residential solutions of the highest international standards, a fantastic choice of retail, dining and hospitality offerings and a host of other amenities and facilities.
Admired as Doha’s “Riviera Arabia,” The Pearl-Qatar occupies a prime location off the coast of Doha’s West Bay. An assortment of residential accommodations for every taste and style, balanced mixtures of retail and hospitality outlets, three world-class marinas and an impressive beachfront have made this man-made Island one of the most desirable addresses in the Gulf region.
World-class architecture, luxurious amenities and aesthetic nuances exude old-world charm and the best in modern living. The result is as much a destination as it is an experience, blending residential charm with the comfort of an exclusive resort.
The Pearl-Qatar’s first phase and gateway to the Island houses the world’s longest waterfront luxury retail walkway, the 3.5 kilometer marina-front pedestrian boardwalk “La Croisette”, which is home to international hospitality brands and fashion boutiques.
The Island hosted in 2014 numerous exclusive events as well as seasonal live entertainment and sports competitions in the midst of Porto Arabia’s award-winning 782-berth marina and on Qanat Quartier beach.
On the Porto Arabia front in 2014, tasteful fashion continues to be in high demand with the opening of top brands in 6 and 18 La Croisette like Philipp Plein, Per Lei Couture, Delvaux, Rita Pateroni and the world famous Elie Saab boutique all trading exclusive women fashion and accessories. Ermanno Scervino and Jacob Cohen both located in 6 La Croisette sell quality and international style for men and women, while kids received the lion's share in the new retail openings in Porto Arabia with Quis Quis, Blue Salon Kids and Mimisol taking fashionable childrenswear to elegant new heights. Tickles & Giggles, a kids’ party and play destination is equally set to become the most sought-after place in Doha for kids’ enjoyment and the celebration of happy childhood.
Among the recent new openings in Medina Centrale; the much-anticipated Novo Imax cinema complex offering an unmatched movie watching experience in Qatar, the renowned premium supermarket brand Spinneys, and the casual restaurants Fat Burger and Nando’s both answering to a large public eager to experience casual dining against the glamorous backdrop of The Pearl-Qatar island.
In addition to the string of store openings taking place in Porto Arabia and Medina Centrale, UDC is planning the upcoming launch of Gymito, a state-of-the-art sporting facility located in Qanat Quartier, spanning cover an area of 2000 sqm with more convenience stores and services extended to this charming precinct.
Also expected to open later this year in Medina Centrale are StrongBox Fitness, Little Princess, a spa for little girls, Big Bear Choppers motorcycle showroom and bikers’ café, TGI Friday’s, German Doner Kebab, Ziryab and Sammach restaurants; and in Porto Arabia: David Morris, Richard Mille, Nespresso, Al-Mandoos men apparel and clothing, in addition to innovative café-restaurant concepts LongHorn Steakhouse, Salon Suisse, Mikys Deli, Café Mimz, Dean & David Healthy Café, Mado Turkish restaurant and also Si El Sayed Egyptian restaurant and Shakespeare & Co, both of which have recently opened their doors in Porto Arabia in addition to The Cheese Market.
Development of The Pearl-Qatar’s 10 precincts is well underway. Upon completion, approximately 19,000 residential dwellings will be in use on the Island.
For more information about The Pearl-Qatar(TPQ), please visit www.thepearlqatar.com