The 15-month contract calls for the construction of about 46 one and two-storey buildings ranging from cafes and restaurants to a multi-purpose hall, a cinema and an amphitheatre. The total built-up area will be about 78,000 square metres. The contract also includes associated infrastructure.

Six international and local companies were competing for the award.

The site preparation and basic infrastructure package is being carried out by Qatar Building Company. The cultural village is to be built close to the Aladdin Kingdom theme park and the Intercontinental Hotel in the West Bay area of Doha.

The consultant for the development is the UK’s Maunsell.