The 10th edition of Cityscape Qatar officially opened this week with over 60 exhibitors from Cyprus, Egypt, Pakistan, Turkey, UAE, UK and Qatar gathering at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) to discuss the region’s real estate industry and unveil a variety of prominent development projects. 

Running from 20 to 22 June under the patronage of Qatar Prime Minister HH Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdul Aziz Al Thani, the annual industry showpiece was opened by Ministry of Commerce and Industry Undersecretary HE Sultan bin Rashid Al Khater. Among the projects revealed during the opening day was the much awaited Qetaifan Island North Waterpark, with the developer announcing the project name during the show.

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Qetaifan Head of Business Development Nasser Bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani said that they will officially announce the waterpark name and launch their retail plazas project at Cityscape. Alongside the launches, visitors will have the chance to purchase the last remaining villa plots for sale ahead of fully selling out their latest projects.

Cityscape Talks

The first in the series of free Cityscape Talks conference sessions aligned with the four pillars of Qatar National Vision 2030 – Sustainable, Resilient, Affordable, and Liveable – also took place.

Day One agenda included talks on the digitalisation of Qatar’s real estate sector from Aqarco leadership; a look at the green legacy for Qatar from hospitality leaders Raffles & Fairmont Doha, InterContinental® Doha the City, and Cundall; as well as a strong focus from Qatar ValuStrat on sustainable construction and how the country’s real estate market may look after the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. 

Sustainability expert from SC, Orjan Lundberg

Orjan Lundberg, Sustainability Expert from the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) said they see that the FIFA World Cup™ has been and still is a catalyst for national development on many fronts, including carbon incentives.

He said that sustainability has been a core topic for this event from the planning stage and the feedback they have received so far from FIFA is that this is the most comprehensive sustainability programme they have had to date.

However, we do need the support of the wider real estate and hospitality sectors to support us in achieving a big sustainability push nationwide.

For three days during the exhibition, visitors can meet leading developers including DAMAC, Regal London Properties, Aqarco, and Akam Developments. The industry is gearing up for a busy event season in Qatar with new projects offering investors state-of-the-art residential developments, commercial units and luxury hospitality projects. 

Aqarco Chairman Dr Ahmad Al Khulaifi said that bringing together investors, developers and government entities for better collaboration ahead of the country’s busy international event schedule was essential.

Cityscape Qatar is the right platform for us to introduce Aqarco into the market after our launch earlier this year. The platform allows real estate developers, investors and potential clients to meet and understand the demands of the market as we approach a busy period for Qatar.

Cityscape Qatar is supported by Qetaifan Projects and Aqarco.

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