Doha Facts

150m+ Buildings 33 Completed7 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 1 Completed
Tallest Building Aspire Tower (300 m)
Global Ranking #34 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #3 in Middle East by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Country Ranking #1 in Qatar by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building Ooredoo Tower (2004)
Average Building Age 5 years
Most Common Function Office, 53%
Most Common Material Concrete, 79%

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings.

Buildings See All Buildings in City

1   Aspire Tower 2007 300 m
2   Kempinski Residences and Suites 2009 253 m
3   Palm Tower 1 2011 244 m
4   Palm Tower 2 2011 244 m
5   World Trade Center Doha 2013 241 m
6   Doha Tower 2012 238 m
7   Hilton Double Tree Sinyar Tower 2016 230 m
8   Al Faisal Tower 2011 227 m
9   Al Asmakh Tower 2017 227 m
10   Qatar Petroleum District Tower 7 2016 223 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   Al Darwish Tower - 220 m
2   5-star Hala Hotel - 186 m
3   Lusail Office Tower 2017 130 m
4   Media Tower 1 - -
5   Media Tower 2 - -
6   Lusail Hotel 2020 -
7   Silver Pearl Hotel - -
8   Amwaj Suites and Residences 2018 -
9   Al Mutahidah Towers 2019 -
  Proposed
1   Aspire Tower 2007 300 m
2   Kempinski Residences and Suites 2009 253 m
3   Palm Tower 1 2011 244 m
4   Palm Tower 2 2011 244 m
5   World Trade Center Doha 2013 241 m
6   Doha Tower 2012 238 m
7   Hilton Double Tree Sinyar Tower 2016 230 m
8   Al Faisal Tower 2011 227 m
9   Al Asmakh Tower 2017 227 m
10   Qatar Petroleum District Tower 7 2016 223 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out

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CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016
10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH Journal Paper Report

Twisting Tall Buildings
18 Aug 2016 – CTBUH Research

Building Envelope Design for Major Structures
18 Nov 2015 – Event Report

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CTBUH Initiatives Related to Doha

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016
10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH Journal Paper Report
CTBUH has determined that 128 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed around the world in 2016 – setting a new record for annual tall building completions and marking the third…
Twisting Tall Buildings
18 Aug 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
CTBUH has released a study that looks at the recent proliferation of twisting towers creating a new generation of iconic buildings throughout the world.
Building Envelope Design for Major Structures
18 Nov 2015, Doha – Event Report
CTBUH Qatar organized a successful technical seminar at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Doha covering new projects and technologies coming to Qatar.
Tour of Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre
30 Mar 2015, Doha – Tour Report
The Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre project is an iconic building with a total approximate gross area of 47,700 square meters that includes five exhibit halls.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.
CTBUH Qatar Hosts Multi-Disciplinary Seminar
4 Nov 2014, Doha – Event Report
The CTBUH Qatar chapter hosted a highly successful regional seminar, in which cross-border and cross-disciplinary expertise was exchanged.
CTBUH Representatives Accompany Saudi Visit to Qatar, UAE
Oct 2014 – Tour Report
Henning Larsen Architects have been commissioned to design a sizable new headquarters building for a key Saudi organization and visited similar projects in Qatar and UAE.
Regional Meeting Focuses on Aspire Tower
23 Apr 2014, Doha – Event Report
A regional meeting of the Qatar Chapter was held at the Torch Hotel, located inside the Aspire Tower, and sponsored by Six Construct.
Samsung Senior Exec Presents on Tall-Building Tech Advances
2 Oct 2013, Doha – Event Report
Over 60 people attended a presentation by Ahmad Abdelrazaq, head of Samsung's High-Rise and Complex Building Division, on using technology in building construction.
Gartner Steel and Glass on Challenges in Façade Construction
15 Jan 2013, Doha – Event Report
Two directors from Gartner, one of the world's largest fabricators and erectors of façades, present on the challenges of façade construction and the use of cable façades.
Doha Tower Named Best Tall Building Worldwide
19 Oct 2012, Chicago – Awards Event Report
Doha Tower was recognized as the overall "Best Tall Building Worldwide" and "Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa" in the 2012 CTBUH Awards Program.
Qatar Chapter Hosts Regional Meeting
9 Oct 2012, Doha – Event Report
Area leaders met to discuss the Shanghai Congress, Carnegie Mellon’s study programs and the pros and cons of using structural steel.
The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
8 Dec 2011, Chicago – CTBUH Research
Within this decade we will likely witness not only the world’s first kilometer-tall building, but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters.
Qatar Chapter Hosts December Meeting
5 Dec 2011, Doha – Event Report
A regional meeting of the Qatar Chapter was hosted and sponsored by the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning in the College of Engineering of Qatar University.
Tornado Tower CTBUH Signboard Completion
Jun 2011, Doha – Event Report
Doha’s Tornado Tower, winner of the 2009 Best Tall Building for Middle East and Africa, has now completed a signboard which commemorates this accomplishment.
Qatar Chapter Hosts March Meeting
Mar 2011, Doha – Event Report
Held at The Oyster, the information center for the Pearl-Qatar, this fourth meeting of the Qatar Chapter had 58 guests in attendance.
Another Successful Qatar Meeting
30 Nov 2010, Doha – Event Report
The latest meeting featured the Musheireb project which, though not tall, presents a unique reorganization of urban density in a Middle Eastern context.
CTBUH Activities in Qatar
22-27 Sep 2010, Doha – Event Report
The local CTBUH Qatar Chapter organized their 2nd regional meeting, while CTBUH Communications Manager Jan Klerks was invited to speak at TowerTech trade fair in Doha.
First Regional Meeting of the CTBUH Qatar Chapter
31 May 2010, Doha – Event Report
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat organized the first regional meeting of the Qatar Chapter. This event was held at the Tornado Tower.
CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2009
Dec 2009 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Trump International Hotel & Tower named tallest building completed in 2009; Successful year for the American high-rise. Over half of all buildings 200m or taller completed in the past twelve months…
Doha Tower Tech
12-15 Oct 2009, Doha – Event Report
CTBUH Research & Communications Manager Jan Klerks and Trustee William Maibusch represented the CTBUH as the guests of honor during the TowerTech fair in Doha.
Regional Tours, CTBUH 8th World Congress
2-6 Mar 2008, Dubai – Tour Report
Though much of the Congress was focused on Dubai, there was the opportunity for delegates to witness the incredible achievements of some of the other cities in the Middle East.
CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2006
Dec 2006 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Nina Tower 1 in Hong Kong, at 319 meters high, leads the list of the ten tallest buildings completed in 2006. The Sports City Tower/Aspire Tower (Doha, United Arab Emirates) at 300 meters, and Eureka…
CTBUH Plaques & Signboards Initiative Begun
Oct 2004, Chicago – Event Report
CTBUH believes public skyscraper signs are a powerful and lasting way to inform the world about the official recognition of the achievements and merits of new and existing tall buildings.

Global News

Al-Bidda Workers Going Hungry
19 Dec 2013 – Migrant laborers, who have worked for almost a…

Tall Tower Project Resurrected in Qatar
6 Nov 2012 – Qatar-based Lusail Real Estate Development Company…

Qatar Aims to Become a Leader in Sustainability
31 Oct 2012 – Architecture Source's article A Tale of…

Videos

Regional Technical Seminar: Building Envelope Design for Major Structures
18 Nov 2015 – Presented by CTBUH Qatar

Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa: Doha Tower: Reflecting Culture
18 Oct 2012 – Hassan Al Duhaimi, HBS Company

Interview: Doha Tower
18 Oct 2012 – Hassan Al Duhaimi, HBS Company

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Videos Related to Doha

Regional Technical Seminar: Building Envelope Design for Major Structures
18 Nov 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Presented by CTBUH Qatar
The CTBUH Qatar Chapter organized a successful technical seminar in the Crown Plaza Hotel in Doha, Qatar, entitled “Building Envelope Design for Major Structures.” The…
Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa: Doha Tower: Reflecting Culture
18 Oct 2012 – CTBUH "11th Annual Awards"; Hassan Al Duhaimi, HBS Company; Hafid Rakem, Ateliers Jean Nouvel
The distinctive cylindrical form is elegant and efficient, creating a distinctive new landmark for the fast-growing Qatar capital. The façade is constructed of multi-…
Interview: Doha Tower
18 Oct 2012 – 2012 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Hassan Al Duhaimi, HBS Company; Hafid Rakem, Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Hassan Al Duhaimi and Hafid Rakem discuss the Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa, Doha Tower, and how the design approach to culture, context, and aesthetics created…
Towards Eco-Tall Buildings in Doha
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Yasser Mahgoub, Qatar University
This presentation discusses the development of tall buildings in Doha due to rapid urbanization and development since the middle of the 20th century. The presentation…
2009 Best Tall Building Award Winners: Tornado Tower, Doha, Qatar
22 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; Stuart Allen & Frank Zabel, CICO Consultants
Frank Zabel, CICO Consultants presents at the CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference. Each year the CTBUH recognizes excellence in tall building design and construction by…
A Postcard from Dubai
3 Mar 2008 – Presentation at CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Andy Davids, Hyder Consulting
Andy Davids from Hyder Consulting gave an overview of the design and construction of some of the tallest buildings in the world, currently under construction in the Gulf…

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Research Papers

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016
10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue I

Horizontal – Vertical, Defining the Ground
Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I

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Papers Related to Doha

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016
10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue I; Jason Gabel, Annan Shehadi, Shawn Ursini & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
CTBUH has determined that 128 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed around the world in 2016 – setting a new record for annual tall building…
Horizontal – Vertical, Defining the Ground
Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Michel Mossessian, Mossessian & Partners
Why is it that cultural and educational buildings that deal with creativity and innovation are horizontal, whilst those dealing with land value are vertical? And how can…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building…
Dream Deferred: Unfinished Tall Buildings
Nov 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue IV; CTBUH Research
Without big dreams, there would be no tall buildings. Conceiving, financing, designing, and constructing a skyscraper is no simple feat, even under the best of conditions…
Integrating Vertical Cities and Transport Infrastructure
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Shonn Mills, Abhijeet Kulkarni & James Clay, Ramboll
One of the key factors of success in sustainable urbanization is the integration of public transport. This paper explores the challenges and merits of integrating public…
The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
18 Jan 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; Nathaniel Hollister & Antony Wood, CTBUH
Within this decade we will likely witness not only the world’s first kilometer-tall building, but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters…
Towards Eco-Tall Buildings in Doha
Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Dr. Yasser Mahgoub, Qatar University
Tall buildings are sources of national pride and cultural identity expressing globalization and economic prosperity. They pose several challenges to integrate them with…
Tallest Buildings Completed in 2009
Dec 2009 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue I; CTBUH Research
Trump International Hotel & Tower named tallest building completed in 2009; Successful year for the American high-rise. Over half of all buildings 200m or taller…
Tallest Buildings Completed in 2006
Dec 2006 – CTBUH Research
Nina Tower 1 in Hong Kong, at 319 meters high, leads the list of the ten tallest buildings completed in 2006. The Sports City Tower/Aspire Tower (Doha, United Arab…

Browse hundreds of other papers published by CTBUH members on a range of multi-disciplinary subjects in the Research Papers Library