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UDC’s The Pearl-Qatar and Gewan Island win four accolades at 2020 Arabian Property Awards

January 05, 2021 / News

Al-Othman: “These prestigious awards are a strong affirmation of our commitment in making The Pearl-Qatar and Gewan Island some of the region’s most remarkable destinations”

United Development Company (UDC), a leading Qatari public shareholding company and the master developer of The Pearl-Qatar and Gewan Island, recently won four accolades at the 2020 Arabian Property Awards, including the Mixed-Use Development award for The Pearl-Qatar, Best Mixed-Use Architecture for Gewan Island, Best New Hotel Construction & Design for Corinthia Gewan Island Qatar hotel, and Best Residential Property for Gewan Island’s private villas.

Commenting on this recognition, Mr. Ibrahim Jassim Al-Othman, UDC President, CEO and Member of The Board said: “These prestigious awards are a strong affirmation of our commitment in making The Pearl-Qatar and Gewan Island some of the region’s most remarkable destinations. UDC’s commitment to quality and innovation continues with more residential, retail, entertainment and hospitality projects in the pipeline that serve to create unmatched lifestyle and leisure experiences to our residents and visitors.”

Having won the Mixed-Use Development award for the fourth time, The Pearl-Qatar incorporates a variety of distinct properties including apartments, villas, townhouses, penthouses, diverse entertainment facilities and retail offerings, in addition to beautiful serene beaches and the award-winning Porto Arabia marina which is also the Middle East’s largest marina.

UDC continues to enhance its offerings at The Pearl-Qatar with the construction of luxury residential villa compounds and shopping centers in Giardino Village and Floresta Gardens’ new precincts, in addition to the state-of-the-art “United School International” in Giardino Village and an exclusive yacht club in Porto Arabia.

UDC is also going forward with the development of Gewan Island which will comprise the award-winning ‘Corinthia Gewan Island Qatar’ Hotel, Beach Club and Golf Course, as well as 657 residential units, including 586 apartments and the winner private villas consisting of 21 beachfront villas with a private beach, 26 waterfront villas that are equipped with private pontoons for private boats and six independent island mansions.

Gewan Island’s unique mixed-use architecture further encompasses a lively retail hub at the heart of the Island surrounded by an air conditioned outdoor ‘Crystal Walkway’ and seaside ‘Promenade’, with public parks and green areas as well as comprehensive leisure facilities for residents. The Island will also be accessible via a cable-stayed bridge which promises to be a landmark and an architectural and engineering masterpiece that complements Gewan Island’s distinct character.

The Arabian Property Awards are considered the largest, most prestigious, and widely recognized award programme marking their 27th year. The awards therefore reflect UDC’s leading position ahead of hundreds of firms across 45 real estate categories including residential and commercial properties that have been carefully appraised by a panel of 80 international experts led by three members of the UK’s House of Lords. The evaluation is based on criteria such as design, quality, services, innovation and commitment to sustainability.


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