Value: $2bn


Al-Waab Development Company

Rony Chehiber, senior project manager

Tel: (+974) 4 458 0507

Main contractor

Arabtec Construction

Saad Abu Moslim, project director

Tel: (+974) 4 469 7660

Al-Waab City, described by its backers Nasser Bin Khaled Holding as “a city within a city”, is a privately held mixed-use project being developed 10 kilometres from the corniche in Doha. Spread over more than 1.2 million square metres, it will contain housing, retail outlets, offices, health facilities, a culture centre and a five-star hotel. The first units should be delivered in July 2013, and all 273 villas by October 2014. Once the project is completed in the first quarter of 2015, Al-Waab City is expected to house more than 8,000 residents in over 2,000 homes.

Key dates

November 2006

Local/Canadian SNC Lavalin/ProFac Gulf appointed facilities management contract

March 2008

UAE’s Arabtec named main contractor

May 2008

HOK International named lead consultant

May 2008

Al-Waab City seeks $1.3bn in financing

May 2012

Benchmark International named development manger

July 2013

First villas due for delivery

First quarter 2015

Project due for completion

Source: MEED