- United Development Company (100%)
Incorporation date: 2007
Sector: Island Development
Admired as Doha’s “Riviera Arabia,” The Pearl-Qatar offers residents and visitors the ultimate luxury and lifestyle experience.
The Pearl-Qatar occupies a prime location off the coast of Doha’s West Bay and boasts an assortment of residential accommodations for every taste and style. High-end retail and lavish hospitality, three world-class marinas and an impressive beachfront have made UDC’s flagship development the most glamorous address in the Middle East.
What was once a shallow seabed, a site for pearl-diving, has in five short years transformed Doha’s coastline, creating a place where dreams and reality become one. Four million square meters of reclaimed land, along with 32 kilometers of new seafront, will soon add up to about 50,000 residents occupying a variety of luxury accommodations
The Island was the first development in Qatar to offer freehold and residential rights to international clients. From across the globe, buyers and investors have capitalized on the project’s potential. World-class architecture, luxurious amenities and aesthetic details 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 high-end boutiques. 2009 was a year of “firsts,” with Porto Arabia seeing new residents and visitors flock to the Island’s bourgeoning activities.
In 2011, Porto Arabia witnessed the grand openings of a multitude of internationally renowned outlets. These included Porto Salon, a men’s salon and spa and Rony Nacouzi, a woman’s hair salon. Other fashion brands on the list for 2012 include LK Bennett from London, Pretty ballerinas from Spain and Alberta Ferretti. In the dining sector, Megu, Al Tabkha and The Bread Basket led the way in 2011 while five other outlets are scheduled to open in 2012: Lounge Bar, BLT Grill, Cosmo, BLT Burger and Irish Pub.
Porto Arabia again hosted in 2011 numerous exclusive events as well as seasonal live entertainment in the midst of Porto Arabia’s award-winning 782-berth marina.
Key future openings at The Pearl-Qatar include:
- Nikki Beach Resort & Spa - 2012.
- The Urban Resort - 2013.
- The Marina Resort - 2014.
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