|Kaleidoscopia Spring/Summer 2017||When you look through a kaleidoscope, you are immediately fascinated by the variety of colours and diverse shapes that arrange themselves in constantly new ways – a new image is created, no matter the perspective||5/2/2017 10:00:00 PM|
|The Pearl-Qatar welcomes 25 new retail shops||<p>The Pearl-Qatar has welcomed 25 new retailers - including several hospitality outlets - providing residents and visitors to the island with an exceptional leisure experience. </p><p>
Despite only having passed the first quarter of 2017, a large number of new outlets have established in Porto Arabia, Medina Centrale and Qanat Quartier, reflecting the success of master developer United Development Company (UDC), in attracting businesses to meet the requirements of the island’s residents. These new outlets take the number of businesses at The Pearl-Qatar to well over 300.</p><p>
A subsequent pickup in retail activity across the island has been recorded, as witnessed by the number of vehicles entering The Pearl-Qatar. This is tracked through monitoring devices installed at the entrance of the island. From March 9 to April 8, a weekly average of 210,000 vehicles have entered The Pearl-Qatar, and more than 10 million vehicles have visited The Pearl in the past year. </p><p>
Unlike most shopping experiences across Qatar and the Gulf region, where visitors are restricted to indoor malls, The Pearl-Qatar offers visitors a beautiful alfresco experience with many shops, restaurants and cafes directly overlooking the beach.</p><p>
As a leading local project, The Pearl-Qatar continues to attract an increasing number of top tier brands looking to establish a presence in the growing Qatari market by setting up flagship stores on the island.</p><p>
The variety of retail establishments will appeal to both Qatari consumers and the expat community as their offerings cater to a variety needs and tastes.</p><p>
Porto Arabia, home to The Pearl-Qatar’s main marina, welcomed David Morris, one of the world’s leading jewelry manufacturers and an esteemed British brand, dating back to 1962. </p><p>
Italian Ice Cream Cafe Gelarto Rosa; Sea & Deserts, a supplier of land and maritime equipment, and Dar Haa gift shop, in addition to Havana Cafe, Beauty Boutique, Pressto Laundry, Dr. Shake and Luxury Living have all unveiled new outlets in Porto Arabia, bringing the total number of shops in that area to 213.</p><p>
Medina Centrale is now home to 80 shops, including the recently opened Crepe & More, Arabian fragrance store Ajmal Perfumes and Dnata Travel services.</p><p>
Qanat Quartier, the waterfront village reminiscent of Venice in Italy, witnessed the opening of Regus Business Center for office space rental; Henks Garden; Chimney Cake; and local state-of-the-art N.Zein Café; Fashion Outlet Modern, Mr. Blend coffee shop and Melia for Flowers & Gifts, bringing the total number of shops in the neighborhood to 30.</p><p>
Eleven: Eleven, the specialized coffee and cereal shop, also opened its doors to the public in the Oyster building, located near the entrance of The Pearl-Qatar.</p>
||The inauguration of new businesses brings the total number of shops on the island to 323||4/17/2017 10:00:00 PM|
|Time to revamp the hair||<p style="text-align:center;"><strong>TIME TO REVAMP THE HAIR? </strong></p><span><span><p style="text-align:justify;">As the saying goes that your hair is your 'crowning
glory', and if you are ready to refresh your hair and enhance your
image then you certainly spoilt for choice as to which salon to visit at
The Pearl.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Summer is just around the
corner, now is the perfect time to try a new fun hairstyle! With cool
trends like ombré tips to dramatic color changes, there are plenty of
ways to give yourself a whole new look.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">With
options also for men and children, you can certainly treat the whole
family to a new look. Here is a roundup of the places that can transform
hers, his and the little ones looks. <br></p></span></span>||As the saying goes that your hair is your ‘crowning glory’, and if you are ready to refresh your hair and enhance your image then you certainly spoilt for choice as to which salon to visit at The Pearl. ||3/7/2017 10:00:00 PM|
|Fall in love with fitness this National sports day||<p>With National Sports Day falling on the international day of adoration, there is no better fit than loving yourself enough to look after it by engaging in a workout. </p><br>
<p>Full rounded love for your mind, body and soul?
<br> Here are some options for this National Sports Day to take advantage off.</p>||Preparations are in full swing at The Pearl-Qatar to celebrate Qatar National Sports Day on February 14th. This year, choices of places to get active at The Pearl are more so now than ever is at its highest.||2/12/2017 10:00:00 PM|
|The Pearl-Qatar welcomes 32 new retail and F&B outlets||Recognized as a place to live, work and play, The Pearl-Qatar caters to a wide range of residents, visitors and tourists, offering them inspiring residences, added-value services and most importantly an eclectic retail mix that delivers an unmatched shopping and dining experience. As such, The Pearl’s main retail hubs of Porto Arabia, Medina Centrale and Qanat Quartier witness every day, the opening of new retail shops, restaurants and service outlets, and have welcomed over the past two months alone, more than 32 exciting brands.<br><br>
Porto Arabia received luxury men shoes and accessories label "Cellini Signature" in addition to “Vazo” and “Fine Art” furniture stores, "Pure Fashion", "The Balm Cosmetics" as well as numerous cafés including "Java U”, “Fleurs et Café”, “Flat White”, “La Maison du Pain”, “Tea Club”, “Classic Rock Café” and “A'la” Turkish gourmet café and restaurant. <br><br>
Medina Centrale also welcomed famed brands such as "Shater Abbas", "Mister Pizza" and "Hot Dogty" as F&B concepts, “Saloon Looks” for men, exclusive toy store "Kiddy Zone" and furniture shops “Global Antiques & Arts” and “Caracole”.<br>
For its part Qanat Quartier received the largest share of diverse new openings, being a unique and charming Venetian-themed destination offering boutique-style shopping and al fresco dining. These openings included restaurants, "Casaluna", “Esmer Chef” and “Crepa Crepa” in addition to coffeeshop concepts "Artist Café" and "Waffles & Coffee" and ice cream label "Baskin Robbins". Qanat Quartier also welcomed some essential convenience stores much needed in this up and coming district. These encompassed mini market "Crop Mart" and laundry service brand "Vasco", “Pharmakeia Pharmacy”, “Majectic Real Estate” agency and “Niya Yoga” fitness club. The first clothing retail boutique to be based in Qanat Quartier has also opened its doors to the public: “The Brands Outlet” allows shoppers to seek out enviable bargains from five luxury and designer labels which are permanently discounted. Also moving into the neighborhood, “Nobbanolla” a brand of eco-friendly watches and accessories.<br><br>
More exciting retail concepts plan to open later this year at The Pearl-Qatar, most notably in Porto Arabia: "The French Olive" restaurant, "Pressto" laundry, “Al Andalous Oud & Perfumes”, "Bentley" car showroom, a second branch of "Kiddy Zone" toystore and "Jasco Fitness". Medina Centrale will be expecting “Tamima” leather footwear, “Dnata” travel agency, “Ajmal” perfumery, "El Clasico" café and "AlMajles" restaurant among others. Qanat Quartier is also set to receive “L'Eau De Vie Spa”, "Henks" Flowers and Chocolate, "Domino's Pizza", "Lilo Cake" as well as restaurants "Mr. Taco", "N Zain" and "Crepe Bechamel."
||Qanat Quartier boasts biggest share of new openings||2/5/2017 10:00:00 PM|
|Let your Feet do the talking||<p style="text-align:center;">
<strong>LET YOUR FEET DO THE TALKING </strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">For happy joyful feet, look no further than brands such as Charlotte Olympia, Sophia Webster and Chiara Ferragni. These three labels have a very common design thread – they all manage to make your heart race and your 'soul' happy. It would be impossible not to smile back at shoes that literally smile and wink at you (check out the silver Chiara Ferragni pumps). </p><p style="text-align:justify;">From high heels to flat pumps, these collections of shoes have a nod to Pop Art, resulting in them being a colorful addition to any outfit. </p><div class="row"><div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-6 col-md-6"><p style="text-align:justify;">
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<strong></strong></p>Hailed as the 'Queen of the Blogging world', Chiara Ferragni – also popularly known as The Blonde Salad – broke through in 2010 as an accessory brand. With a collection of quirky, attention grabbing shoes, Chiara's foray into footwear designing has been very well received. Chiara Ferragni's shoe line has a funny and pop soul creating pieces in which people can recognize themselves, as well as always perfectly echoing the bloggers fashionable sense.
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<p style="text-align:justify;">The former protégé of
<a href="https://blogs.nordstrom.com/fashion/behind-the-seams-nicholas-kirkwood-fall-winter-2013/">Nicholas Kirkwood</a>, Sophia Webster shoes are aesthetically pleasing as she manages to surprisingly combine pastel shades and vibrant fluorescent patents with big, bold prints and almost-outrageous details. Frilly, playful and girly in the best possible sense, Sophia Webster shoes and accessories also embody the free-spirited nature of the designer herself.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p></div></div><div class="row"><div class="col-xs-12 col-sm-6 col-md-6"><p style="text-align:justify;">
<strong>Charlotte Olympia: </strong> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">
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</p><p style="text-align:justify;">As a British luxury shoe and accessories designer, Charlotte Olympia's designs are influenced by classical Hollywood cinema glamour, pin-ups and movie stars from the 1940s and 50s. Her design philosophy is to create luxurious, feminine shoes and accessories that are colorful and injected with a sense of humor. </p></div></div>
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<strong>Charlotte Olympia</strong> and
<strong>Chiara Ferragni</strong> can be found in:</p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;">
<strong>Impression Boutique - </strong>1 La Croisette, Porto Arabia</p><p style="text-align:center;">
<strong>The Closet</strong> - 7 La Croisette, Porto Arabia</p><p style="text-align:center;">
<strong>Per Lei Couture</strong> - 18 La Croisette, Porto Arabia</p></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table>||No longer does footwear need to be considered as just sensible and practical. If you are looking to put your best foot forward||1/29/2017 10:00:00 PM|
|Eat This, Use This, Love This. 6 reasons to visit Qanat Quartier||<p>The precinct of Qanat Quartier has really taken off in its own right as a booming retail destination, with a significant amount of retail space signed and the district gaining popularity amongst with its residents as well as visitors.</p><p>
Qanat Quartier, with its colorful ambiance and charming canals is speedily evolving into a unique retail village. Footfall from the public has spiked and people are now labelling Qanat Quartier as the “newest and coolest” spot to visit. </p><p>
Read on for why Qanat Quartier has earned this title, with this list of things to do, eat and experience in this much loved locale. </p>
||The precinct of Qanat Quartier has really taken off in its own right as a booming retail destination||1/14/2017 10:00:00 PM|
|Want designer labels for less? Visit Qanat Quartier!||<p>The first clothing retail boutique to be based in Qanat Quartier has opened its doors to the public. A women’s fashion boutique located on Piazza Level of QQ07, the store not only stocks high-end brands, but excitedly, all items are permanently discounted.</p><p>
The Brands Outlet store combines all the appeal of luxury designer brands within the beautiful surroundings of colorful Qanat Quarter precinct. Nothing short of the retail village likened to those found in Europe, such as the “Noventa di Piave” near Venice. </p>
||The ultimate bargain hunter’s dream is to find a small 'secret' shop that sells the products of one of the best up-market brands at ridiculously low prices||1/11/2017 10:00:00 PM|
|Isla Grand Opening||Hospitality Development Company (HDC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of United Development Company (UDC), announced the grand opening of celebrity chef Richard Sandoval’s latest concept, Isla, at The Pearl-Qatar in 2 La Croisette, Porto Arabia.<br><br>
With executive culinary experience spanning USA, Italy, UK, Serbia, Qatar, U.A.E., Mexico, Brazil and Argentina, Chef Sandoval brings a treasure chest of contemporary, modern American & Latin expertise, with a strong focus on Mexican origin fresh food components.
||Chef Sandoval Fuels Flames of Latin American Cuisine in the Pearl-Qatar||12/31/2016 10:00:00 PM|
|Weekend Activities at Medina Centrale||United Development Company (UDC), a leading Qatari public shareholding Company and master developer of The Pearl-Qatar, continued organizing a series of successful family entertainment activities at Medina Centrale, The Pearl-Qatar.
<br><br>Families turned out in their hundreds to enjoy a package of activities over the weekend in The Pearl-Qatar on Friday. The one-day weekend activities at Medina Centrale featured everything from funny shows, training workshops, cartoon character parade, to innovative and exciting games, in addition to kid’s plays along with stage performances.
<br><br>For the second week, Medina Centrale- an entertainment destination for families from within the country and the region, celebrated this weekend with surprises and programs designated for residents of The Pearl-Qatar and visitors with their children looking for fun in a safe place on the Island.
<br><br>During the weekend, the plaza and facades of restaurants and cafes in Medina Centrale was the center for family fun. Events included kid’s plays along with stage performances that attracted large crowds.
Children received a special welcome from their loved cartoon characters who have been touring continuously to meet young children. Kids took the opportunity to have photo session with these cartoon characters before accompanying them to the main activities.
Another attraction during this weekend was the inclusion of recreational activities targeting all segments of society.
||Weekend Activities Attracts Hundreds of Families at Medina Centrale in The Pearl-Qatar||12/30/2016 10:00:00 PM|