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development , founders

Qatar gets Lean for the 2022 World Cup

January 4, 2021

The concept of Lean Construction has arrived in the Middle East. By minimizing costs and maximizing value on each project completed, challenging all stakeholders to develop and apply better ways to manage the overall construction process, this will transform the dynamics of the industry in the region. UCC Holding...

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business , founders

Dreama and Baladna Sign Partnership Agreement

December 27, 2020

The Orphans Care Center ‘Dreama’ has signed a partnership agreement with Baladna, an affiliate of Power International Holding. Under the agreement, Baladna will provide products carrying the Dreama logo alongside the Baladna logo, and part of the profit from this product will go to Dreama. The product is expected...

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founders , global-de , success-stories

Power International Holding Improves Employee Experiences by 90 Percent

December 1, 2020

As one of Qatar’s leading conglomerates, Power International Holding (PIH) has operations that span a wide range of sectors, including general contracting, agriculture and food, real estate development, hospitality and entertainment, and general services. Each year, the group’s 28 companies generate combined annual revenues of approximately US$1.16 billion. A...

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economy , founders , success-stories

UCC Achieves 1 Million Safe Man Hours for Gewan Island Marine Works Project

November 30, 2020

UrbaCon Trading & Contracting (UCC), an affiliate of UCC Holding, achieved 1 Million Safe Man without Lost Time Injury (LTI) in its ongoing marine works project in Gewan Island. A ceremony was held to celebrate the excellent HSE performance of the teams, and certificates of recognition were given to...

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economy , founders , global-de

Qatar’s dining scene fights back

November 30, 2020

Qatar has become one of the Middle East’s premier dining destinations. Big name chefs, such as Gordon Ramsay and Alain Ducasse, and world-renowned brands can be found across the country. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the food and beverage sector (F&B) was absolutely booming in Doha and beyond. Sales...

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founders , global-de

International Construction Online Exclusive: Interview with Chairman of Qatar-based Contractor

November 18, 2020

The impact of Covid-19 has been felt by the construction industry around the world, although some regions have been harder hit than others. The Middle East is one such region, with analytics firm GlobalData cutting its construction output growth 2020 forecast for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)...

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development , founders

How dairy farming and fresh milk could entrench British-Qatari trade relations

November 11, 2020

There can be a sense of trepidation when a country’s trading relationships change overnight. In 2017, Qatar had to accelerate plans to become a more diversified economy, because of the blockade that was part of the Middle East’s diplomatic crisis. Food was a particular problem, with vital supply chains...

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business , economy , founders

Lulu Opens Lusail City’s First Supermarket in THE e18hteen Tower

November 5, 2020

Leading retail chain Lulu Hypermarket has opened its 14th store at THE e18hteen Tower in Marina Lusail City. The new store, which offers 2,000 sqm. retail area, makes Lulu the first retail in Lusail City and is set to strengthen the brand’s foothold in the country. The Lulu Express...

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development , founders , tourism , uncategorized

Welcome to Al Wakra: How UCC is building Qatar’s second biggest city

November 3, 2020

Al Wakra will be a major destination during the 2022 World Cup. On the shoreline of Qatar’s coast lies Al Wakra, a historic fishing village that was once the centre of the country’s pearling industry and surrounded by hundreds of docked boats. Today, Al Wakra is Qatar’s second biggest...

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founders , tourism

The Rebirth of Retail: Mall of Qatar

November 3, 2020

One of the largest groups in Qatar, Power International Holding has managed the game-changing Mall of Qatar since March. Here, RLI sits down with PIH’s Vice Chairman and Group CEO Ramez Al-Khayyat to discuss this unique destination, how it has fared in these difficult times and what its plans...

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