Posted on February 20, 2019

United Development Company (UDC), a leading Qatari public shareholding company and the master developer of The Pearl-Qatar and Gewan Islands, recently organized its annual staff gathering event to recognize its employees' hard work and dedication.

UDC President & CEO Mr. Ibrahim Jassim Al-Othman, members of the Company’s Executive Management and employees attended the gathering at Marsa Malaz Kempinski at The Pearl-Qatar. The event honored staff members who have completed ten years of service at UDC. Mr. Al-Othman presented certificates of appreciation and gifts to long-serving employees, thanking them for their achievements and wishing them continued success at UDC.

Addressing employees at the event, Mr. Al-Othman presented the Company’s achievements and financial performance in 2018, while highlighting strategic objectives set for 2019 and the Company’s 5 years’ business plan. He added that UDC’s achievements over the past year reflected the Company's resilience and commitment to its development strategy. Mr. Al-Othman praised employees for their contribution towards the growth and progress of the Company, while reaffirming that UDC remains a prestigious workplace with a corporate culture that encourages diversity, knowledge transfer and best practice. “At UDC, we believe human capital represents a pillar of our development strategy. Long service awards are just one of the many incentives we have adopted as part of a strategy to appreciate our experienced employees,” Mr. Al Othman said.

A documentary was followed to highlight the Company’s accomplishments in 2018, which marked another successful year for UDC with the inauguration of Gewan Island, UDC’s latest real estate project, which is adjacent to The Pearl-Qatar Island. The project was unveiled by H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, at Cityscape Qatar 2018. In addition to the above, United Development Company has accomplished several milestones in the development of The Pearl-Qatar Island, including the launches of the third sale phase of residential units at Al Mutahidah Towers and the second stage of property sales at Giardino Village, in addition to commencing the construction works for 2 commercial showrooms at Abraj Quartier district.

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UDC unveiled a project to build “United International School”, in Giardino Village district, an international school that will meet the needs of The Pearl-Qatar’s residents and those of the surrounding area; as well as other development projects that are currently under way, such as the development of Floresta Gardens, which will comprise residential towers, gated communities including villas and a shopping center.

It is worth mentioning that the Company has recently won a number of international awards in recognition of its success in developing leading international integrated real estate projects including the following awards: International Finance Magazine Award which named UDC as the Best Real Estate Development Company in Qatar in 2018; as well as 2018-2019 "Best Mixed-use Development" award at the prestigious Arabian Property Awards, in addition to two awards from Qatar Business Excellence Awards 2018.

In addition to honoring employees who completed ten years of service with UDC, two employees were recognized as “Employee of the Year” and “Manager of the Year”. This annual staff gathering aims to establish communication channels and instill a spirit of teamwork between the management team and employees. This, in turn, mirrors UDC's belief in the significance of human capital towards achieving its corporate mission.

At the ceremony’s conclusion, attendees including awarded honorees posed for a group photograph with the UDC President & CEO.