The Strategic Location
Msheireb Downtown Doha recognises the cultural and historic value of the existing spaces in the Msheireb area, it is reinterpreting its old forms to create a contemporary city.
Souq Waqif is connected to Msheireb Downtown Doha through an underpass. It is distinguished by its traditional and old buildings. It served as the main destination for trading in the past. After renovation, today it is considered the main centre for a wide array of stores, cafes, and restaurants.
The Diwan Amiri quarter comprises the Diwan Annexe, the key civic and administration area, the Amiri Guard building and Qatar National Archive.
Mohammed Bin Jassem House is the house of the son of the modern Qatar founder. It is a heritage house with an internal courtyard. It is also one of the four heritage houses that comprise Msheireb Museums.
Msheireb Prayer Ground is one of the renovation projects in the Heritage Quarter. It is one of the most prominent cultural and religious landmarks in Msheireb Downtown Doha, which goes back to the early days of modern Qatar.
M7 is Qatar’s epicentre for innovation and entrepreneurship in design, fashion and tech. M7 works under the umbrella of Qatar Museums and aims to empower designers to explore, collaborate and develop successful businesses. By providing all the necessary tools and expertise to designers to take ideas from concept to market, M7 responds to the changing demands of Qatar’s growing fashion and design industries.
- Places of interest
- 1Souq Waqif
- 2Al Koot Fort
- 3Amiri Diwan
- 4Qatar National Archive
- 5 Amiri Guard Building
- 6Diwan Annexe
- 7Msheireb Museums
- 8Radwani House
- 9Company House
- 10Bin Jelmood House
- 11Mohammad bin Jassim House
- 12Msheireb Prayer Ground
- 13Sikkat Wadi Msheireb
- 14Retail Galleria
- 15Cultural Forum
- 16Abdullah bin Thani Street
- 17Barahat Msheireb
- 18Department Store
- 19Al Kahraba Street
- 20Sahat Al Nakheel
- 21Metro station
- 22Mandarin Oriental Hotel
- 23Park Hyatt Hotel
Souq Waqif dates back to Doha’s earliest days when residents gathered in the centre of town to buy and sell goods. It is a shopping destination renowned for its traditional architecture, old world atmosphere, extensive choice of shops and excellent restaurants.X
AL KOOT FORT
Al Koot Fort is one of the old military fortresses in Doha, which served to protect the souq. Its distinguishing feature is the open-air courtyard mosque enabling the guards of the time to keep an eye on praying prisoners.X
The Amiri Diwan stands adjacent to the Ruler’s Palace and is the primary seat of government for Qatar. Msheireb Downtown Doha extends the administrative scale of the Amiri Diwan with the Diwan Annexe.X
QATAR NATIONAL ARCHIVE
The Qatar National Archive, reminiscent of the traditional fortified tower, is a landmark that houses the nation’s heritage.X
AMIRI GUARD BUILDING
This building is the headquarters of the Amiri Guard, the Ruler’s personal guards.X
The Diwan Annexe is the administrative headquarters of Qatar. It is surrounded by liwan balconies and is based on the traditional diwania – the small palace.X
Four regenerated and renovated traditional courtyard houses, which have been transformed into the Msheireb Museums.X
Radwani House provides visitors an insight into how family life evolved in Qatar over the years. The house showcases not only the manner in which it changed over time, but also how domestic family life was transformed in Doha.X
This museum tells the story of the pioneering Qatari petroleum industry workers and their families, who helped transform Qatar into a modern society. Witness first-hand accounts of the men who laboured not just to provide for their families but also to lay the foundations for their emerging nation.X
BIN JELMOOD HOUSE
The overarching ambition of Bin Jelmood House is to raise awareness and play a pivotal role in the global abolition of human exploitation. The house also showcases and pays tribute to human perseverance and acknowledges the cumulative social, cultural and economic contribution of formerly enslaved people to the development of human civilisations.X
MOHAMMAD BIN JASSIM HOUSE
Mohammed Bin Jassim House demonstrates Qatar’s challenge to strike a balance between the sophisticated requirements of contemporary living and the responsibility to preserve local heritage and culture.X
MSHEIREB PRAYER GROUND
The Msheireb Prayer Ground is a key restoration project in the development. Hailing back to the city’s formative days, the Msheireb Prayer Ground is a significant cultural and religious site for the nation.X
SIKKAT WADI MSHEIREB
Sikkat Wadi Msheireb is a pedestrian-only shopping street running through the project from Souq Waqif to Al Kahraba Street. it is a true landmark destination within Doha, offering picturesque street-side restaurants, live performance areas, and a mix of niche fashion boutiques.X
The Gallaria provides many shopping opportunities with a supermarket, cinema and edutainment zone for children.X
The Cultural Forum provides a venue for the creative community, including two art house cinemas and a performing arts theatre, public art exhibitions and events in dance, music and fine arts. Retail offerings and a rooftop restaurant with breathtaking views will characterise the Cultural Forum.X
ABDULLAH BIN THANI STREET
One of the key arterial streets located in the centre of the project running from north to south. The street allows for easy access to the project, offering all from pedestrianised shopping and urban residences, to commercial offices.X
Barahat Msheireb is the heart of Msheireb Downtown. It includes niche retail and al fresco, casual and fine dining options – all anchored by the Cultural Forum to the east and the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Hotel to the west.X
The Department Store houses some of the world’s finest high-end boutiques and flagship stores. It features climate-controlled courtyard with an outdoor café.X
AL KAHRABA STREET
Al Kahraba Street, Arabic for electricity, is one of the oldest and most important parts of old Doha – the first street to get electricity in Qatar, making it a true reflection of Msheireb’s rising commercial importance.X
SAHAT AL NAKHEEL
Sahat Al Nakheel is an open square featuring a boutique business hotel, as well as an exciting mix of restaurants and cafés. It hosts diverse office buildings and Doha’s main metro station with connectivity to three metro lines servicing the entire city.X
Msheireb Downtown Doha hosts Qatar’s largest metro station with connectivity to three metro lines servicing the entire city and with traffic of approximately 150,000 passengers a day.X
Qatar’s first Mandarin Oriental Hotel, a premium luxury hotel comprising 158 rooms and 91 service apartments, will cater to the needs of visitors and businessmen alike. Guest rooms will feature contemporary artistic reinterpretations of traditional local influences together with a subtle oriental touch.
Mandarin Oriental’s renowned customer-centric and highly sophisticated in-room entertainment systems will be a prominent feature. Other facilities will include an illustrious spa and a variety of restaurants, leisure options, extensive meeting facilities, function rooms and an executive boardroom. The hotel will also feature a range of up-market boutiques to cater to its distinguished guests’ needs.X
The world-renowned Park Hyatt-Doha hotel, a distinctive five-star hotel located in the vicinity of the business district. Park Hyatt-Doha will provide an unrivalled experience of elegance and contemporary luxury. It will offer a full slate of five-star amenities and unparalleled levels of personal service with 181 rooms and suites, 1,750 sqm of state-of-the-art recreation and leisure facilities, including a spa and gym, and more than 2,000 sqm of ballroom and meeting spaces equipped with advanced audio-visual and communications technologies to conduct corporate level business gatherings and meetings.
With 1,660 sqm of carefully defined food and beverages outlets, Park Hyatt–Doha will feature two main restaurants and a terrace lounge that will help position the hotel amongst the most sought after hospitality destinations within the city.X
Overlook the busy Nakheel Square. A smaller-scale hotel, visitors can expect a personal yet professional touch with all their services, while indulging in boutique style retail offerings within an intimate setting.X
Alwadi Hotel Doha MGallery
Amongst the project’s many hotels, Phase 2 will feature the Alwadi Hotel Doha MGallery Collection, a distinctive boutique hotel that will offer a modern interpretation of Qatari heritage and hospitality, and will be located opposite the traditional Souk Waqif. This boutique hotel will be the first of its kind in Qatar, and will feature 215 rooms, meeting facilities, an exclusive spa and a stunning outdoor pool. The property will offer high-end retail, cafés and restaurant concepts, as well as terraces overlooking unique and stunning views of Msheireb and Souk Waqif. The MGallery label is an exceptional collection of upscale hotels remarkable in their personality. These hotels appeal to individual travellers looking for superior distinctive services and experiences or seeking a place with true soul.