The Pearl-Qatar is United Development Company’s flagship project and one of the largest mixed-use developments in the Middle East as well as being one of the largest real-estate developments in the Gulf. It sits on a man-made island off the coast of Doha’s prestigious West Bay District and houses Doha’s fastest growing community. The Pearl-Qatar is divided into ten architecturally distinct precincts and offers a mix of residences, retail, food, and entertainment outlets.
Currently, more than 350 brands are operating on the island. These outlets are a mix of indoor and outdoor facilities, allowing for residents and visitors to explore spectacular views while shopping or eating. Not only is the island a hub for many stores, it also hosts a variety of events ranging from car shows to events focused on environmental awareness. As its community continues to grow, The Pearl-Qatar has created a plan to expand into 32 km of new coastline for residential use with an expected 50,000 residents by the end of 2021.
The Pearl-Qatar is interested in bringing investors, retailers, and residents to the island. To further these efforts, they offer “Khadamati,” which aims to deliver specific governmental and non-governmental services to investors, retailers, and residents. Some of these services are aimed at easing the business creation process, such as registration, document approvals, and licensing opportunities for companies, tourists, labor, and nurseries. Other services are related to transportation and defense. The Pearl-Qatar offers translation, recruitment, inspection, and police services. In addition to these services the site offers, medical licensing, customs clearance, and embassy legalization.