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Minister opens sixth edition of Cityscape Qatar 2017

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The Peninsula

Minister of Economy and Commerce H E Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani yesterday opened the sixth edition of Cityscape Qatar 2017 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC).

Held under the Patronage of Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, the three-day event showcases the latest real estate developments in Qatar and wider region and is the largest international real estate development and investment event in Qatar.

After the inauguration, the Minister toured the exhibition, visiting a number of stands of real estate companies which are showcasing their latest developments from Qatar and around the world.

Featuring over 85 exhibitors from 25 countries including Qatar, Pakistan, UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Turkey, Egypt, Cyprus, UK, France, Jordan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Morocco, Portugal, Italy, Georgia and many more, the esteemed three-day exhibition highlights the world’s best investment opportunities in residential, hospitality, commercial and retail sectors.

This year’s event features a dedicated Pakistan Pavilion with companies such as; Star Marketing, Athar Marketing Network, Fast Marketing, DHA Bahawalpur, Multan, DHA Peshawar, Buch Villas Multan and Gulistan Marketing presenting more than 50 projects from all over Pakistan.

Ahmed Zakaria, Exhibition Director for Cityscape Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi said: “The opening of Cityscape Qatar 2017 today saw great turnout from both exhibitors, VIP’s and delegates, with the Conference opening to a packed house. Following today’s presentations and high profile meetings, it is exciting to see that the Real Estate sector in Qatar has a very positive outlook with a greater focus on growing the private sector and attracting more international companies.”

Meanwhile, the latest Qatar Market Outlook report which was released by DTZ and discussed at length during the Cityscape Qatar Conference, examined the role of real estate in achieving Qatar’s long term goals. Edd Brookes, General Manager of DTZ, stated that rental levels remain strong; driven by a growing economy, a rapidly expanding population and insufficient new supply coming to the market.

Cityscape Qatar 2017 is bringing together a number of leading local exhibitors including; Al Bandary Real Estate and Ezdan Real Estate to showcase a number of residential properties. These include three new projects for Al Bandary Real Estate with Al Swida Village, residential apartments located in the up-and-coming Al Thumama area; Al Shahed Tower, hotel apartments, located in West Bay, Doha and Lusail Azure Tower, serviced apartment, located in the beach-side city of Lusail.

This year’s Cityscape Qatar also saw the launch of Ezdan Palace Hotel, located on Al Shamal Road, Doha and slated for completion by end of April, 2017. Ezdan Holding Group has announced at the exhibition that the first phase of its Ezdan Oasis project is soon to open which consists of 2,058 residential units and outlets, and will include 180 commercial units including restaurants, cafes and vital facilities of different sizes.

Further leading regional and international heavyweights are participating including, Gold Sponsors Regus and Kohler, Al Qaseer Investment and Property Development, Kleindienst, Sinpas, Retaj Real Estate, SAPST, KPM and Gulf Kingdom Estate.
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