United Development Company (UDC), one of Qatar's premier private shareholding companies, welcomed delegates from the American University of Beirut at The Pearl-Qatar.
The visit earlier this month was attended by Dr. Peter Dorman, President of AUB, Dr. Richard Brow, Vice President for University Advancement, Dr. Imad Baalbaki, Assistant Vice President for Development, Mrs. Arabia Mohamad Ali Osseiran, Director of Alumni Relations, Dr. Khalil Mikkawi, President of WAAAUB, Dr. Nabil Boulos, President of Qatar Chapter. Mr. Omar Al Fardan, Member of the Board and Mr. Khalil Sholy, Managing Director and President were present on the side of United Development Company, owner and master-developer of The Pearl-Qatar.
"The Pearl-Qatar is truly an extraordinary development," said AUB President Richard Brow. "I was particularly impressed by the promenade at Porto Arabia and by the variety of shopping and dining experiences residents and visitors are able to enjoy here."
Guests enjoyed the hospitality and were charmed by the sceneries of West Bay and The Pearl-Qatar on a yacht tour around the island. They were taken on a tour along La Croisette, the beautiful boardwalk at Porto Arabia, while Khalil Sholy described the vision behind future projects scheduled for the island, including residential and commercial buildings as well as a variety of upcoming retail outlets and restaurants.
"We are very proud to host this visit and to have the opportunity to showcase our internationally acclaimed project, which has become an icon in the Qatari economy and a place people from all over the world will aspire to visit." Sholy said.
Almost on a daily basis, The Pearl-Qatar is receiving a growing number of international guests visiting Qatar as members of official or informal delegations. Business and academic figures, as well as personalities from the world of sports and entertainment are regularly welcomed. The Pearl-Qatar is a landmark in Qatar, which attracts to be a destination of choice for visitors from all around the world.