Infrastructure works complete at The Pearl Qatar
Doha island currently home to 12,000 residents
The Pearl-Qatar is one step closer to completion.
The Doha project has faced its fair share of challenges since construction began in 2004, but master developer United Development Company (UDC) has confirmed 100% of the infrastructure of the man-made island, as well as the Porto Arabia, Qanat Quartier and Medina Centrale districts, is complete.
UDC is working alongside 15 other developers.
“We have overcome most challenges that had affected the real estate market globally, including the global financial crisis of recent years,” said a UDC spokesman.
“True, there were delays, but all infrastructure work at The Pearl-Qatar has been completed.”
The first residents moved on to the island in 2009 and there are now around 12,000 people living there.
There are currently around 200 restaurants and retail units, with more due to open soon.
The Pearl-Qatar spans almost 4mn m2 and is the first land in Qatar to be available for freehold ownership by foreign nationals.
It has the world’s largest district cooling plant in operations. Qatar Cool is able to provide 130,000 tons of refrigeration and cooling services to all areas of the development.
The name of the island was chosen because it is built on one of Qatar's former pearl diving sites, but the state ceased the trade when Japan began selling cheaper pearls.
The project is set for completion by the end of 2018.