Discover the marvels of local artisans at the Msheireb Market by Torba

Msheireb Downtown Doha, one of the smartest and most sustainable fully-built city districts in the world and Qatar’s destination for leisure, living, and business, opened today the seasonal Msheireb Market by Torba, a collaboration between Msheireb Properties and Torba.

Set to host visitors every Saturday from 9 am to 9 pm along the Sikkat Al Wadi walkway in Msheireb’s retail quarter, the market encompasses a collection of artisans and small businesses that focus on locally produced food, eco-living, and artisanal products that support sustainable lifestyles and community engagement.

The market features around street vendors offering an array of products and items, including local organic vegetables, handmade crafts and jewellery, speciality foods and coffee, health and beauty products and a garden centre.

Msheireb Market by Torba aims to support and empower small businesses and local farms. It acts as a weekly meeting space for the public to directly engage with local businesses in a fun and relaxing ambience.

Prospective market vendors are encouraged to apply online through www.farmersmarket.qa website. All vendors require a commercial registration and must employ sustainability principles in their product or service to be considered for the market.

Msheireb Properties launches “Msheireb Green Program” at “Talk Green”

Msheireb Properties launched the “Msheireb Green Program” dedicated to cafes and restaurants at Msheireb Downtown Doha to encourage the implementation of sustainability best practices in line with the company’s mission and vision.

The program was announced during the first edition of “Talk Green” event, organized by Msheireb Properties as part of Qatar Sustainability Week activations in collaboration with Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC).

The first edition of Talk Green was held at Barahat Msheireb for corporates, institutions, and youth to highlight eco-related solutions and strategies on sustainability to the public and to foster public awareness and participation. On day one Talk Green had speakers from Msheireb Properties, Shell, Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC), Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, and Qatar Foundation

In her green talk, Maryam Al Jassem, PR and Communications Manager at Msheireb Properties, announced that the ‘Msheireb Green Program’ that will be implemented in Msheireb Downtown Doha starting in December 2021, to encourage F&B outlets to implement sustainability practices to receive Gold or Platinum certificates. Additionally, for those F&B outlets in Msheireb Downtown Doha which qualify, Msheireb Properties and QGBC will submit their applications for the Green Key Award, an award that is the leading standard for excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the food & beverage industries.

Al Jassem said: “As part of our vision and mission, Msheireb Properties inspires all stakeholders to implement sustainability best practices, and that was the motivation for initiating this program. We will continuously communicate with our stakeholders to provide them all relevant information and details about the Msheireb Green Program, supported by our partners, the Qatar Green Building Council”.

A special committee from Msheireb Properties and QGBC will asses the participants and their adherence to the program criteria. Outlets that achieve 50% of the criteria will receive Gold certificate while those achieve 75% will receive Platinum certificate.

The criteria of Msheireb Green Program include special practices such as water and electricity efficiency, waste collection and segregation, eco-friendly sanitizers, paper cups and tools instead of plastic, and promoting sustainability among staff and customers.

At Talk Green, representing Msheireb Properties, Eng. Ali Al Yafai talked about the sustainability pillars that the organisation has adopted in Msheireb Downtown Doha. These four pillars are: Connectivity, water efficiency, power consumption, and waste collection. Al Yafai said that the implementation of these make Msheireb Properties an exemplary city district for sustainability, and the largest LEED certified building in the world.

Eng. Meshal Al- Al Shammari from QGBC highlighted the objectives of the the Qatar Sustainability Week National Campaign were to raise awareness and promote sustainability within the local community. He called on the individuals to implement sustainability practices in the daily life. Al A lShammari underlined the QGBC’s effort to promote sustainability through conferences, partnerships, and environmental initiatives.

The talk by Jason Twill, World Cup Program Manager at Qatar Foundation, was about the human economy impact on the environment. He stated that waste, pollution and deterioration of air quality have an adverse impact on humans’ health as well as the mental health of future generations. Twill urged individual and communities to change their attitude and behaviors in their daily lives to practice sustainability.

Abdel Rahman Al Miftah, Sustainability and Environmental expert at the Supreme Committee, talked about The Sustainability Program of Qatar 2022. He said that the Supreme Committee is seeking to accomplish 11 objectives of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, in collaboration with the State of Qatar and FIFA. He also showcased the efforts by the committee to promote sustainability, including human development, workers welfare, employee’s empowerment and sustainability in football stadiums.

Dharmesh Kumar, New Projects Lead from Shell, delivered a presentation titled “A Better Life with A Health Planet”, presenting the initiatives and programs of Shell to promote sustainable and renewable energy solutions. He emphasized the importance of collaborating with partners to make these solutions applicable.

Msheireb Properties will activate Barahat Msheireb for Sustainability Week for the full 7-days, ending on October 30. The week will be concluded with a series of workshops dedicated to promoting sustainability practices, especially among youth and children. From 5:30 PM, the public of all ages can participate in these workshops and learn more about how to practice real sustainability in one’s daily chores. Entities conducting the workshops are M7, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, and Engineers Australia.

Sustainability is central to Msheireb Downtown Doha’s focus on conserving natural resources and enhancing the quality of design. Through adopting the highest standards of sustainability practices, Msheireb Downtown Doha paves the way for other developers to follow suit and adhere to measures set by the Qatar Green Building Council. Msheireb Properties helps Qatar realise its National Vision 2030, by taking great strides in sustainability practices within the real estate sector.

Msheireb Properties showcases townhouses, apartments and commercial offerings at Cityscape Qatar 2021

Msheireb Properties (MP), the leading real estate development company and a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation for Education, Sciences and Social Development, welcomes visitors at its dedicated pavilion in Cityscape Qatar 2021, Qatar’s most awaited real estate and property exhibition, that is taking place from 17 to 19 October at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center.

In the event, Msheireb Properties is showcasing its new residential and commercial offerings in Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD), one of the smartest and most sustainable city districts in the world. Customers can register interest in the new luxurious townhouses which offer the perfect place for families seeking to live in the heart of Doha. They reflect the rich Qatari heritage and offer state-of-the-art amenities integral to modern living. These iconic dwellings are designed with the Qatari lifestyle in mind and deliver exceptional living environments that offer privacy and security together with generous indoor and outdoor spaces and superb functionality.

Drawing on the traditional concept of a “Freej”, the townhouses are arranged in clusters around communal gardens, encouraging a spirit of family and a sense of community. Each cluster comprises four to 11 townhouses; the residents share a garden and a communal Majlis. The townhouses also offer amenities such as a private basement parking, which can be accessed by a private lift, and spacious, well-lit contemporary space, with private courtyards and roof terraces – many with rooftop pools.

At Cityscape Qatar 2021, Msheireb Properties will also provide an update on the last and fourth phase of development in Msheireb Downtown Doha. As the city district was being developed, this phase had to be rescheduled as underground works for Qatar Rail’s Msheireb Station had to be finished. Phase 4 includes three commercial buildings, two residential buildings (1-3-bedroom apartments), a boutique hotel with serviced apartments, street-level retail, and vibrant public spaces.

Mr Faisal Al-Malki, Chief Officer of Operations, Msheireb Properties said: “Msheireb Properties is committed to adding value to the economy through our flagship project, Msheireb Downtown Doha. We are showcasing the best of residential and commercial offerings that assure a world-class lifestyle, which integrates tradition with modernity, in a truly smart and sustainable environment. Today, Msheireb Downtown Doha is the most sought-after destination for an unprecedented work-live-play experience, and we will continue to focus on surprising our customers. At Cityscape Qatar we will put the spotlight on our fourth phase that offers exciting investment opportunities.”

Msheireb Downtown Doha is the world’s largest certified sustainable and smart downtown communities with 100 mixed-use buildings, 900 residential units, more than 300 retail units and 17 commercial buildings, in addition to hotels, a school, three mosques, the Galleria Mall and many retail stores set in a high-street environment as well as the much-admired Msheireb Museums. As an attractive proposition for retail, commercial and residential options, MDD offers unparalleled geographical connectivity for visitors and residents led to its central positioning and easy access to surrounding destinations such as Souq Waqif. In addition, a pedestrian-friendly tram network throughout the project and Msheireb Station, one of the world’s biggest Metro stations, create an extremely desirable new destination.

Msheireb Townhouses Majalis Awarded Prestigious LEED Gold Green Building Certification

Msheireb Properties, the national real estate developer and a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation, today announced that five townhouse Majalis at Msheireb Downtown Doha have been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certificates, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, which is the most widely used green building rating system in the world and an international symbol of excellence.

The LEED Gold Certification awarded to the townhouses Majalis add to the existing 32 LEED Platinum and other 37 LEED Gold Certificates for buildings and projects in Msheireb Downtown Doha, making the destination with one of the highest concentrations of LEED-certified sustainable buildings. This also adds to the credentials of Msheireb Downtown Doha as the world’s first sustainable downtown regeneration project.

Through design, construction and operations practices that enhance environmental and human health, LEED-certified buildings help to make the world more sustainable.

Msheireb Properties developed its flagship project Msheireb Downtown Doha as one of the smartest and most sustainable city districts in the world. With all Gold or Platinum LEED-certified buildings, the development adheres to the highest standards in green building and smart services. Msheireb Properties aims to enrich and enhance people’s lives by building the most sustainable and smartest city that is an ideal destination for living, leisure, and business.

Eng. Ali Al-Kuwari, Acting CEO of Msheireb Properties said: “We are honoured to be awarded the LEED Gold Certificate for our townhouses Majalis at Msheireb Downtown Doha. This is another testament to our adherence to sustainability practices, to make it a destination of choice living, working and leisure. Winning the certification further upholds our vision to lead the future trends of construction in Qatar and the region and enhances the reputation of Msheireb Downtown Doha as one of the most sustainable districts in the world.”

The five Majalis at Msheireb Downtown Doha achieved LEED Gold certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions in areas such as sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

“The LEED Gold certification for Msheireb Townhouses Majalis demonstrates green building leadership,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC. “LEED was created to make the world a better place and revolutionize our buildings and communities by providing everyone with access to healthy, green and high performing buildings. Msheireb Downtown Doha is a prime example of how the innovative work of project teams can create local solutions that contribute to making a global difference.”

Certification is proof that buildings are going above and beyond to ensure the space is constructed and operated to the highest level of sustainability. More than 106,000 commercial and institutional projects are currently participating in LEED, more than 180 countries and territories.