Qatar’s Tourism Sector - Upcoming Developments
National Museum of Qatar, is currently being built will focus on exhibits that highlight Qatar’s heritage and history, and will also feature a 2,200-seat auditorium and a park filled with indigenous plants.
Doha Metro, is to help ease transportation around the capital. With four lines extending across more than 300 kilometres of track – and incorporating no less than 98 different stations – it’s a major undertaking that stands to revolutionize the city’s public transport. The first phase is currently scheduled to be up and running by 2019, with completion of the whole network earmarked for 2026.
Msheireb, is A QAR20 billion development which will revive the old commercial heart of the city through a new architectural language that is based on community living.
Msheireb Museums opened in 2015 as part of the ongoing redevelopment of the nation’s downtown Msheireb district, and includes four historical buildings that have been restored into museums charting the changing face of Qatar.
Mall of Qatar is scheduled to open at the end of 2016. At the size of 50 football pitches, it will be the nation’s largest mall, and will offer more than 500 stores, over 100 food and beverage outlets, a 5-star luxury hotel (part of the Curio Collection by Hilton), and an impressive array of unique entertainment experiences.
Salwa Beach Resort is scheduled to open in 2016, is set to become the Middle East's premiere destination beach resort, located on three million square metres of prime coastline in the southwest corner of Qatar less than 100 kilometres from Doha. With sweeping views of the Arabian Gulf, this ambitious 362-key property will feature 3 kilometres of private beach, a themed water park, a dive centre, cinemas, a shopping mall, an Arabian village, a 2,800 square metre spa and health club.
Doha Festival City, one of the Middle East's largest leisure and entertainment destinations, is scheduled to open in 2017. Doha Festival City Mall will feature over 550 shops, including more than 100 fine and casual dining restaurants, cafes and food court outlets through a carefully balanced selection of international and local brands. Its state-of-the-art indoor-outdoor entertainment zone will boast a number of exciting attractions for children and adults alike, making Doha Festival City an ideal day-out destination for the whole family.
Place Vendome will be located in the newly-built Lusail City. The QAR 4.4 billion retail and hospitality development will house some of the world’s most renowned retail fashion stores and deluxe hotels such as the Ritz Carlton. The architecture has been conceptualised to reflect the luxury and extravagance of the famous Parisian lane Rue de la Paix, of which Place Vendôme, Paris is the starting point.
Qatar Olympics & Sports Museum, will be a national institution for sports history and sports heritage. On the one hand it aims to preserve, store, investigate and exhibit sports and sports objects of Qatar and the Arab world. On the other hand the museum deals with the inclusion of Qatar in the international sports community and the positioning of Qatar as a host for international sports events.
Lusail City, extends across an area of 38 square kilometres and includes four exclusive islands and 19 multi-purpose residential, mixed use, entertainment and commercial districts. It is a comprehensive arena with leisure spots, residential buildings, twelve five-star hotels, commercial towers, avenues and public Marinas. The city of the future, which has already welcomed thousands of residents and government employees, will eventually accommodate 200,000 residents and 170,000 employees, as well as over 80,000 visitors.