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Posted On: 2 December 2016 10:33 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:16 pm

The Pearl-Qatar’s Medina Centrale for pedestrians-only during weekends

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With the cooler months upon us,The Pearl-Qatar through its master developer United Development Company (UDC), has announced that it will once again turn Medina Centrale into a pedestrian-friendly district during weekends to boost visitors’ enjoyment of the Island’s vibrant towncentre.

The decision to make Medina Centrale, a vehicle-free zone will be effective from December 1st 2016, starting at 2:00pm on Thursday afternoons until Saturdays at midnight and will last throughout the winter season. It will enable visiting families, to enjoy the cool outdoors and stroll around in safety while taking in the beauty of Medina Centrale’s unique blend of residential, shopping and leisure experiences.

On weekends, residents and visitors will be encouraged to make use of the six parking blocks conveniently allocated around the area, providing more than 3000 public parking spaces which give direct access to Medina Centrale.

To smooth and help facilitate an ease in pedestrian movement, golf carts are equipped to transfer people to and from the parking lots and around Medina Centrale, in addition to the valet parking services.

Medina Centrale has been witnessing an increased footfall particularly in weekends, since the opening of retail outlets including banks, pharmacies, car showrooms, real estate agents and especially popular restaurant brands, the cinema complex and supermarket.

Later this year, UDC is set to open its most recent offering in Medina Centrale, Souq Al Medina, an indoor shopping complex, which will soon be welcoming an eclectic mix of retailers.

Medina Centrale, is a unique blend of residential, shopping and leisure experiences, influenced by the charming ambience of the Mediterranean. A traditional design cleverly combining the nostalgic old-look style with modern convenience, Medina Centrale boasts over 160 retail stores and 40 restaurants and cafés all situated in this vibrant Pearl community.