- Workinton, managed by Alfardan Properties, continues to play an integral role in Qatar’s startup ecosystem by opening its fourth coworking and social space for creative and tech entrepreneurs on the top floor of M7 in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha
- First-of-its-kind life-sized MINI Cooper converted into an art installation, painted by artist Sheikh Mubarak bin Nasser Al Thani, is unveiled during the opening event
- Guests enjoyed the warmly lit space where entrepreneurs can find an array of working environments
Inaugurated by Her Excellency Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the launch of Workinton M7 marks a brand-new concept that will be home to talents in the creative and technology fields.
Workinton M7, a creative and tech startup hub opened its fourth coworking space in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha on March 25th in the presence of His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker – Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive and Secretary General of Qatar Tourism, alongside several prominent guests.
Her Excellency Sheikha Al-Mayassa, Chairperson of Qatar Museums, said, “When Qatar Museums created M7, our vision was to support and encourage the growth of the creative industries in Qatar by providing a hub for our talents in fashion, design, tech development, and more. M7 combines culture and entrepreneurship, and so we warmly welcome the Alfardan Group and its Workinton Qatar concept. At Workinton M7, our emerging creative leaders will find first-class resources, a dynamic community, and an inspiring environment, including the remarkable art installation by Sheikh Mubarak bin Nasser Al Thani that distinguishes this space.”
Commenting on the opening, Mr. Omar Alfardan, President and CEO of Alfardan Group, said: “Workinton M7 adds to the many spaces that have enhanced Doha’s cultural and historic downtown. Through this innovative coworking space, we are committed to supporting the young Qatari community and Qatar’s diversification efforts by providing a platform and resources to arts and tech entrepreneurs to launch and grow their businesses.”
Driven by innovation, the M7 branch is Workinton’s fourth in four years. Similar to its other community-centric workspaces – which total over 8000 square meters – Workinton, managed by Alfardan Properties, aims to provide custom-designed, flexible, and dedicated coworking and office solutions to support Qatar’s entrepreneurs and businesses.
In line with the art-filled conference rooms and collaborative setting, the opening event welcomed the unveiling of a stunning life-sized MINI Cooper installation. The car was mounted onto a wall and was converted into a breathtaking piece of art, painted by reputed artist Sheikh Mubarak bin Nasser Al Thani, who works with dimensions, colours, geometrics, abstraction, and literal expressionism to capture the likes of cities, skylines, history and culture.
Guests traversed the warmly lit, dynamic and relaxing corners of the space that offers an array of working environments including flexible and private offices, “focus zones”, a gaming zone, as well as a fully-equipped multimedia studio for photo and video shoots, recording podcasts, and more. Floor-to-ceiling windows see natural light pouring in to flood the space whilst a terrace overlooking Msheireb’s Barahat Square offers respite and rest.
Creating a more holistic approach, Workinton M7 will be further supported by educational workshops and events, daily wellbeing activities and gatherings to bring the community together in an atmosphere where collaboration is encouraged.
This unique concept will cater to entrepreneurs, start-ups, SMEs, and corporate entities who want to be part of Workinton M7’s community and grow their business endeavors.
M7 is located in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha and has fast become the new place to be for design, innovation, and entrepreneurship, dedicated to empowering creative talents to explore, collaborate, and to grow into successful entrepreneurs.