Pearl Living Aug 18 (English)

JULY - AUG 2018

The Ocial Newsletter

TEMBA ARENA The new community football arena



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Residents show the spirit of Ramadan by sharing Iftar meals with blue-collar workers. 4 Community Iftar

Everything you need to know about the new Qanat Quartier barrier system New Gate Barriers at Qanat Quartier

6 Temba Arena

New Distance Markers in Porto Arabia 14

FIFA 18 Tournament 10


Gewan Island A new world awaits...

18 The Connoisseur

Taking a step closer to promote an environmentally sustainable community. 16 Thank you for Recycling


The perfect wardrobe items you need to support your conquest this summer. Summer Style Checklist

24 Your Shared Moments

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04 Community Iftar

Community Iftar 05

Community Iftar

This is credit to the continuous efforts by all parties to make the community a better place to live and work. We look forward to yet another fruitful and prosperous Ramadan next year!

On behalf of UDC, we would like to take this opportunity to give a big thanks to all residents who participated in this generous act and a special thanks to Mr. Haitham Kurdi and his team of organizers, who spearheaded this initiative.

Residents came together to support blue-collar workers within their community.

n the spirit of Ramadan, the residents of The Pearl-Qatar shared the essence of giving back by distributing Iftar meals to blue-collar workers within the community. The initiative involved several residents from all parts of the community whose aim was to recognize and appreciate the efforts of the fasting workers by providing them with deliciously packed Iftar meals during the holy month of Ramadan. I

Many took this as part of their religious obligation to give back whilst others simply volunteered out of goodwill. That said, the initiative which took place daily throughout the whole month of Ramadan, was a huge success. Each day the volunteers would visit different parts of the island serving approximately 200 workers per day. In total, more than 5,000 meals were distributed throughout the holy month of Ramadan.

06 Temba Arena

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esidents will be glad to know that over the last few months, UDC’s community services team have been active in their bid to make The Pearl-Qatar a more enjoyable place for residents.

Part of this goal involved a number of recent surveys from which a number of initatives have come to light or are expected in the future. One of the initatives residents can expect in the final quarter of 2018, is the new Temba Arena, a state-of-the-art five-a-side football facility currently under construction in Fanar Fayrouz beside the tennis courts. Among the distinct features of the facility is the striped floor effect resembling of professional stadiums. This was one of the factors that was taken into consideration during the planning phase to make the facility feel like a professional football ground as much as possible without taking away from the fun street football factor.

The football pitch will feature a 3G surface which is supported by an 18mm shockpad, EPDM fill and sand to provide users with ultimate comfort whilst playing.

Aside from the physical benefits, these facilities have always been a place for community members to meet and make friends.

This pivotal development will without doubt be a marquee addition to the community here at The Pearl-Qatar.

The project is expected to be inaugurated in October 2018. We will provide more information related to booking opportunities in due course.

08 New boom gate barriers in qq

New boom gate barriers in qq 09

be around to ensure your safety & comfort.

No,the restricted allocation is to ensure there are no parking infringements within your areas and control congestion and special privilege parking for our residents.


Q2 Why have you introduced the barriers? Answer: This is to ensure residents benefit and have special parking privileges in these areas. It will ensure there are no parking breaches and any outside vehicles occupying residents parking. How many access cards are we allowed? Answer: Each household will be allowed 2 Access Passes & 1 Remote Control. How do I replace a lost, damaged or stolen card? Answer: you may obtain a replacement card which can be obtained at the UDC offices located Madina Centrale Build- ing 1. The costs for replacement will be: QR50.00 for Access Cards. QR200.00 for Remote Controls. Q3


What if someone is still occupying my parking space after the introduction of the barriers? Answer: Please inform security or Ittisal who will investigate immediately.


Can my visitors come and see me? Answer: YES, you are in control, all you have to do is use your access card by approaching the gate to let them in. How can I allow access to my visitors if they do not have any access passes? Answer: Each householder will have to leave their premises and approach the barrier. Or by using the Remote Controls provided you can allow access from your residence as these are programmed for long-range use. How do I report faulty or cards that are not working? Answer: Should you encounter any problem with your cards, at the first instance you may approach the security offices located at QQ1 & QQ6A. You may also call our 24/7 Call Centre Ittisal (800-6222) who will dispatch security immediately.


Q12 Do I have to sign any documents for receipt of the cards? Answer: YES, prior to receiving your cards you will be asked to sign a form acknowl- edging you have received the cards and Remote control as you will be fully responsible for the cards. Can the cards be copied or used by outsiders? Answer: NO, UDC will ensure there will be no copies or fraudulent use of the cards. Anyone losing the cards or replacing will be asked to sign an indemnity notice. Anyone caught trying to use misuse the cards will be dealt with accordingly.




How do the cards work?

Answer: Very simple, attach the card on your windshield so it is clearly visible. This will allow the barrier to recognize the card and allow you access.



Will security still be monitoring the areas? Answer: Please be rest assured security will still

Can I buy more Access Cards or Remote Controls?


10 Community Competition

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This years tournament saw an increased number of participants who came prepared to showcase their skills and take home a winners prize of a VR kit worth QAR 1700


The one day event took place on Friday, June 1, 2018, 9:00 pm at Souq Al Medina, in Medina Centrale. The competition which was free-to-enter was restricted to The Pearl-Qatar residents only. We would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who contributed to the success of this event, in particular all the players who participated in this tournament. If you would like to know more about the upcoming community competitions or would like to subscribe to the community mail list, please send an email to with the subject “ count me in ” .

hether you are an avid video game player or haven’t picked up a controller in years, you’ve probably come across someone who loves playing the FIFA video game series.

The legendary series which has been produced by EA for over 20 years, is one of the largest sports video game franchises in the world. Combine our burning passion for the beautiful game along with our aim to unite gamers and you get the most fun filled game night of 2018. To commemorate the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup, we decid- ed that it would be the perfect time to add a twist in the tail. Gamers were only allowed to select teams that qualified for this year’s World Cup.

12 Gewan Island

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Gewan Island is the latest development unveiled by UDC and inaugurated by Prime Minister and Interior Minister H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani at this year’s CityScape. The beautiful and modern mega real estate development is expected to be among the very best attractions in Qatar for years to come. Gewan Island is situated north of The Pearl-Qatar and spans across 400,000sqm.

Gewan’s development is part of UDC’s five-year strategy which involves QR5.5bn worth of investments of which approximately QR2.5bn in Gewan Island. This strategy reflects our strong commitment to continuing our exceptional development work, improving our services, upholding our partnerships and contributing more broadly to diversifying Qatar’s economy in line with the requirements of Qatar National Vision and its development strategies.

On his part, Mr. Ibrahim Jassim Al-Othman, UDC’s President & Chief Executive Officer added:

“The island is surrounded by green spaces that reflect our commitment to providing a sustainable environment for residents. We are confident that the local market will attract domestic and international capital with high investment returns. The island will be home to over 555 apartments, 26 waterfront villas, 21 beachfront villas and 6 of the most exclusive island villas. For visitors, Gewan Island will have over 21,000sqm of retail space, which will feature an array of the world’s best restaurants and retailers.

peaking during the unveil was H.E. Turki bin Mohammed Al Khater, Chairman of UDC who expressed is delight that

An air-conditioned crystal boardwalk. What can you look forward to ? 1.

A community garden.


the project was underway.

After closely examining a number of real estate projects, we chose to develop Gewan. This project is part of our long-term commitment to diversifying our income sources and investments while undertaking leading residential and investment projects in the local real estate market in order to achieve the best returns for shareholders and investors”

Waterfront retail esplanade.


We are pleased to unveil the model of Gewan Island, which celebrates the diverse urban landscape and real estate mix along The Pearl-Qatar. The innovative and modern island responds to the requirements of the community and its cultural needs, providing a distinctive mix of properties including entertainment, retail and residential units,

A state of the art clubhouse.


A new community mosque.


The project is expected to be completed in 2021.

14 Distance Makers

14 Distance Maker

So, if you have not charged your Fitbit or Apple Watch, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

e all know that nothing can help you get in to shape quite like a daily dosage of cardio.


A regular walk or jogging not only benefits the human body greatly, it’s also a great way to lift one’s mood and bring about those endorphins which we all desire. Whether exercising is something you enjoy doing on a daily basis or you have to push yourself to get it done, the benefits of consistent cardiovascular activities are undeniable. To help support you with your health and fitness goals, we have installed a number of distance markers at various points on the Porto Arabia boardwalk. The markers are distinguishable by their yellow and orange colors and you’ll find them every 250m on the marina railing.


Thank you for recycling

Well done everyone! let ’ s keep contributing to achieve a


sustainable community!


Since we launched the new recycling containers on the island, you’ll be pleased to know that a massive quantity of recyclable waste has been put to good use. The waste which has been recycled at The Pearl-Qatar over the last 2 months is equivalent to:

n behalf of UDC, we wish to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your outstanding and continuous contribution towards protecting the

environment here at The Pearl-Qatar.

1321 Lbs Reduction in Air Pollution

364 Trees Saved

71,369 Gal Oil Saved

15146 Gal Water Saved

729136 KW Energy Saved

463 landfill Space Saved

Milk carton/ Drink boxes

Metal material

Glass material

Plastic material

Paper material

18 The Connoisseur

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N I N E T E E N N I N E T Y ﻧﺎﻳــــــــــــــــــﻨﺘﻴﻦ ﻧﺎﻳــــــــــــــــــﻨﺘﻲ 1990 is a cozy warm and relaxing Using unorthodox serving trays along with its great ambience, 1990 guarantees a snapchat moment with each and every item on the menu. Restaurant in Porto Arabia 30 .

Finally the moment came! The whole reason I chose to come here in the first place. I saw on Instagram and heard many people on Zomato talking about Miss Universe! Yes, you read that correctly. There is a dessert on the menu called Miss Universe. Now take a moment and try to imagine what does this dessert look like and I can almost guarantee you’ll not give an accurate description of what it actually looks like. Ok, let me tell you exactly what it is. Miss Universe is a mannequin with bright retro orange sunglasses.

It wasn’t long before the linguine and shrimps found its way to our table. When it comes to this combo, it’s very important that the texture of both foods is such that it compliments one another perfectly. From previous experiences in other restaurants, I sometimes found that the pasta has been overcooked whilst the shrimps undercooked, this certainly wasn’t the case at 1990! The restaurant definitely got it right. Accompanied by mussels and served on an oversized anchored tray, the pasta was very delicious!

Though a contemporary restaurant, 1990 still maintains that ‘old-school’ 90’s feel. One of the challenges when choosing where to go out to eat when you’re with family and friends, is agreeing on a restaurant which serves food everyone will be pleased with. You may have a fussy eater amongst you who is usually difficult to please. Well, rest assured this restaurant will get rid of that annoyance. The menu offers a wide range of meals which includes grills, seafood, tacos, pasta, salads, steaks, wings, cheesecakes as well as a number of other deserts.

Oh and did I forget to mention their delicately breaded cheeseballs which is served complimentary? An absolute treat which melts away at every bite.

has been open for a few months now. After coming to know of its opening, I wasn’t really sure what was on its

menu until one day I was scrolling through Instagram and came across some of the most exaggerated and audacious plates and serving trays I’ve ever seen in my life. I remember pausing for a moment and just thinking to myself ‘wow, now that’s different!’ So you already know, I couldn’t wait to check it out. My first visit was one I’d never forget. I went with my colleague on a warm Friday evening in July. Though I had a rough idea of what to expect, I didn’t fully expect what was to come. I remember walking into this beautifully orchestrated restaurant which had a retro streak. As I was born in the 80’s, seeing Nintendo 64 and Gameboy’s sitting on the shelfs brought back childhood memories that only those who played Donkey Kong, Banjo Kazooie, Pokémon and super Mario would understand! Oh yes! As for our appetizer, we ordered the tray of fries which is a combination of fat fries, skinny fries and potato wedges accompanied by delicious dips.

Now you’re probably reading this thinking to yourself, what??? How’s that even edible? Well, it’s not. But I can tell you her old-school hairdo made from soft cotton candy is certainly edible. Words cannot describe this desert and there is no better compliment other than saying, you gotta check it out!

To conclude, this restaurant certainly didn’t fail to amaze. It had friendly staff, served delicious food and offered me an Instagram moment with every dish as me and my colleague chatted away through the night. What more could you look for in a restaurant? Tel : 50411990

22 Summer Style Checklist


Summer Style Checklist


Sandals are your feet’s best friend during the summer. They are easy to put on, give your feet some breathing space and offer you an extensive style option. You can shake-off the sand easily if you go to the beach. Your choice should be determined by the places you plan to visit and activities you want to engage in. Consider options like lace-up suede sandals, flat rope sandals, strappy sandals, and sling back sandals. Avoid wedges, flip-flops, clogs, stilettos, etc.



ummer is in full swing which means you will see beautiful, longer and brighter days, an opportunity to enjoy the sunlight and take great pictures. So you don’t want to miss out

on the outdoor adventure everyone would be eager to indulge in. Although we must say, you can’t do it alone; you need the help of a perfect wardrobe to support your conquest. Your options are unlimited, but here are a few things that will make you look good every time you step out.


Your best options are cuffed khaki pants, cropped pants and strip cropped pants. You should also try out lightweight utility trousers with elastic drawstring waist, and zipped hip pockets.

Whether you’re planning to go on an holiday or you just want to hit the city, consider swapping your jeans for lightweight linen trousers. These trousers get you going like a breeze.


You know the sun is going to be all out in the summer, you need something that will cover you enough to protect your skin from UV rays and at the same time will allow some room for ventilation. The simple cotton sundress will be your companion to walk on the beach, explore the streets and still remain stylish.

Pearl-Qatar has many outlets that offer these fashion accessories and more to help you have the best summer wardrobe ever. Find your favorite brands and styles, and get your summer in full gear with our modest collection.


Your summer wardrobe isn’t complete without sunglasses. Sunglasses help protect your eyes against sun-related health problems during the summer. They are great for keeping sand, dust and wind away; they allow you to see more of the outdoors and help you remain in style. Try oversized, extreme cat eye or cool flat top sunglasses for your pleasure. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, try metallic clip on, Big Jackie O style or red lens sunglasses. For more details about our retailers visit and follow us on You can also contact us on + 974 44095155

24 Your Shared Moments

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