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development , founders , tourism

KidzMondo Doha to open in December

November 21, 2017

KidzMondo Doha, a one-of-a-kind miniature edutainment city in Qatar, will welcome its first visitors at the Mall of Qatar in December, a senior official of UrbaCon Trading & Contracting (UCC) announced today. “I’m pleased to see the edutainment arm of UCC opening very soon in Qatar where children can...

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business , development

French firm Bouygues Construction has been chosen to construct sewage tunnels in Qatar.

November 21, 2017

Qatar’s Public Works Authority awarded two contracts for the design and construction of sewage tunnels to Bouygues Travaux Publics, in consortium with Urbacon Trading and Contracting. Both deals are worth $619.4m (EUR550m), of which Bouygues Travaux Publics’ share amounts to roughly $321.4m (EUR285m), according to a company statement. The...

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development , technology

An update on Qatar’s old ‘mobile phone souq’

November 21, 2017

It’s been almost five years since Doha’s Souq Najada, known as the “mobile phone souq,” was closed down and demolished. At the time, many of the shop owners there relocated their businesses, and the fate of the property remained unknown. Now, a new mixed-use development that includes shops, a...

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business , development , tourism

Mall of Qatar said to lure 100,000 shoppers on launch day

November 20, 2017

Doha’s new shopping concept with 500,000 sq m of retail space, officially opened its doors to the public on Saturday Mall of Qatar, one of the largest shopping malls in the world, attracted about 100,000 visitors on its opening day on December 10, it has been announced. Doha’s new...

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business , development , founders

Ambition and realism in the work of construction companies

May 18, 2017

Mr. Moutaz Al Khayyat – Chairman of the board of directors of Urbacon Trading & Contracting A recent study issued by Ubhar Capital For Research drew my attention which stated that several real estate and construction companies in the Gulf region has made programs to recapitalize by reducing the...

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development , economy , founders

Eleven billion dollars worth of tourism and real estate projects offered in the “Big 5 Exhibition”

November 25, 2016

Participants in the Big 5 Exhibition in 2016 confirmed that the construction market in the Gulf region is growing at a high rate, with an expected growth to increase over the coming period as hundreds of billions of new real estate projects are being planned. “The exhibition revealed giant...

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development , founders , tourism

KidzMondo Doha to open in December

October 26, 2016

KidzMondo Doha, a one-of-a-kind miniature edutainment city in Qatar, will welcome the visitors at the Mall of Qatar in December 2016, a senior official of UrbaCon Trading & Contracting (UCC) announced today. “I’m pleased to see the edutainment arm of UCC opening very soon in Qatar where children could...

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business , development

Bouygues, Urbacon awarded $619m Qatar water deals

September 29, 2015

by Neha Bhatia on Sep 29, 2015 French firm Bouygues Construction has been chosen to construct sewage tunnels in Qatar. Qatar’s Public Works Authority awarded two contracts for the design and construction of sewage tunnels to Bouygues Travaux Publics, in consortium with Urbacon Trading and Contracting. Both deals are worth...

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