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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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Barwa Launches Residential Projects for Families and Workers in Al Wakra

October 26, 2020

The Barwa Real Estate (BRE) on Sunday launched two residential projects — one for families and the other for workers — worth more than QR5 billion in the heart of Al Wakra. The company has signed a deal with UrbaCon Trading and Contracting (UCC) for the construction for the...

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AlRayyan Hotel Doha, Curio Collection by Hilton wins global Award of Excellence two years in a row

October 15, 2020

AlRayyan Hotel Doha, Curio Collection by Hilton at Mall of Qatar has once again won the prestigious Award of Excellence among all Curio Collection by Hilton hotels Worldwide for its outstanding quality standards, customer satisfaction and engagement for 2019. AlRayyan Hotel Doha was presented with this worldwide award for...

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affaires , business , development , economy , founders , technology

Veolia designs water reuse process for Baladna, Qatar’s major dairy producer

September 22, 2020

Veolia Water Technologies Qatar was contracted by Baladna, Qatar’s leading dairy producer, to upgrade the existing wastewater treatment facility at its cow farm located in Al Khor, north of Doha. Veolia proprietary technologies will allow an increase in the treatment capacity of the plant and enable the treated wastewater...

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Dar Al Sharq Set to Establish First Arab Public Relations Website

September 13, 2020

Doha: To be the first and best in providing public relations services, Dar Al Sharq has started executive procedures for establishing the first Arab public relations website specialised in providing integrated services to members of public relations in the Gulf and other Arab countries. An agreement has been signed...

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How to Build a Dairy Business in Challenging Times

September 8, 2020

A wealthy but small Middle Eastern state, Qatar has always been reliant on imported food. But the government has been keen to build a more balanced economy, so that Qatar is not overly dependent on its rich oil and gas reserves. This ambition for a more diversified economy became...

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Digital first: How PIH and SAP are creating the model conglomerate

August 27, 2020

“Our goal is to become an intelligent enterprise,” says Mr. Jasim Abdul Rahman, Group Chief IT Officer of Power International Holding (PIH), “a digital-first, data-driven company that has the flexibility to evolve, diversify and grow.” Since its beginnings in building contracting nearly four decades ago, Qatar-based PIH has expanded...

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World Cup and beyond: the future of construction in Qatar

August 16, 2020

by Moutaz Al-Khayyat, Chairman of Power International Holding and UCC Holding   The coronavirus pandemic struck just as Qatar was enjoying a construction boom, with developers looking ahead to the 2022 FIFA World Cup and beyond. The sector was valued at $43.95bn (£35bn) last year and, while Covid-19 has...

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Baladna MD Will Continue to Grow Our Product Portfolio

August 15, 2020

Shares of Qatari food and beverage maker Baladna have been on a tear this year, surging 82% since their trading debut in December. The company reported a net profit of 84 million riyals in the first seven months of the year as it rapidly introduced new products like cheeses...

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