6 Reasons to visit Msheireb Downtown Doha
Msheireb Downtown Doha, Qatar's new social, lifestyle, and cultural destination, is the result of a regeneration project that transformed Doha's historic district. Built to bring a breath of sustainability to the city's old commercial downtown, it is considered to be one of the world's most sustainable city districts.
Msheireb in Arabic means “a place to drink water”, referring to an old well in the area where people used to drink water. After being restored to its old glory as a trade and business center, the district kept its name in order to honor Qatar’s history and heritage, becoming a trademark for future generations.
Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Msheireb Properties, initiated the Msheireb project to showcase the harmony when Qatari people live and work together. At the same, it represents the efforts of the country towards sustainability and innovation.
"Msheireb Properties will push the boundaries of architecture and urban planning in Qatar to unify the best of the past and present, in order to create a beautiful legacy and a vibrant new community at the heart of our capital city."
Being in the heart of Doha, Msheireb Downtown introduces modern yet environmentally friendly architecture and buildings, a plethora of retail and entertainment services, while it's a business hub for entrepreneurs and major corporations.
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Msheireb Downtown Doha was designed following the highest standards in sustainable, green urban building in order to introduce a new pattern of structures in Doha with efficiency and smart living in mind.
While remaining modern, buildings in Msheireb are mainly inspired by traditional Qatari architecture – a perfect amalgam of simple, light structures with authentic character with low impact to the environment, taking full advantage of the latest sustainable technologies.
3. Social & Cultural Hub
Msheireb was Doha's traditional commercial district, and its transformation brought back new vitality to this part of the city. High-end boutiques, flagship stores, cafes, fine dining restaurants, entertainment services, and a plethora of cultural choices such as exhibitions, galleries, festivals, and children's entertainment create a unique hotspot that caters to all ages.
4. Msheireb Museums
Four heritage houses have been restored to celebrate the history of the old downtown district; Bin Jelmood House, Company House, Mohammed Bin Jassim House, and Radwani House create the Msheireb Museums in the heart of Doha. The project aspires to engage visitors and locals in sharing their thoughts about the past and the future.
5. Breathtaking views at Alwadi Hotel Doha
The mesmerizing views from the rooftop bar "Infinity" at the Alwadi Hotel Doha in Msheireb are another reason why you should visit Doha's new downtown spot. Enjoy your cocktail and the delicious dining options offered at the signature bar in a magical atmosphere!
*Infinity is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Msheireb is located right in the center of downtown Doha; Souq Waqif, Corniche, and the financial district of West Bay are in close proximity, while the new self-powered Msheireb Tram facilitates the transportation of both visitors and residents based on the district's eco-friendly character.
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