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Winning Streak

Following on from last year’s success, UrbaCon Trading and Contracting has once again earned a spot on the Engineering News-Record (ENR*) Top 250 Global Contractors list. Rising 5 places from 2015’s 135 rank to number 130, this is UCC’s third consecutive year to move up the list as well as the first year to also successfully make it to the Top 250 International Contractors list, coming in at number 214.

Banana Island named Leisure & Tourism Project of the Year

On May 25th, 2016 UrbaCon Trading and Contracting received the Leisure & Tourism Project of the Year award for the work conducted on the Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara project in a ceremony held in Dubai at this year’s edition of the MEED Quality Awards for Projects.

Safety is Our Priority

At a Gala dinner held by the British Safety Council on Friday, 6th May 2016 at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, UrbaCon Trading and Contracting was honored to receive the International Safety Award, with Distinction for its commitment to protecting workers from being injured or made ill at work.

Another Prestigious Award for Mall of Qatar

UrbaCon Trading & Contracting Company had the privilege of accepting the Developer of the Year award at Retail and Leisure International’s eleventh edition of the Global RLI Awards held at the Natural History Museum in London, UK on 5 May 2016.

9th Conference of the Gulf Municipal Work

In line with UCC’s continued support for the successful development of Qatar, UCC was approached to be one of the sponsors at the 9th Conference of the Gulf Municipal Work hosted by the state of Qatar.

Heralding the Way for Future Engineers

UCC is proud to announce their partnership with KidzMondo Doha - the first international edutainment facility that will be opening at the Mall of Qatar, for children to develop their skills for the future.

Retail Leadership Award

Mr. Ramez Al Khayyat was the recipient of the prestigious Retail Leadership Award for the success of the Mall of Qatar Project at the Asia Retail Congress Awards 2016.
The award was collected on behalf of Mr. Al Khayyat by Siva Kumar, Estimation and Proposal Director of UCC and Patrick Hage-Chahine, PR & Events Manager of Mall of Qatar at an event ceremony held on February 19th, 2016 in Mumbai, India.

First Gulf Economic Forum

Under the patronage of the Emir H.H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Prime Minister of Qatar and Interior Minister H.E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, the first Gulf Economic Forum was held at the Sheraton Hotel Doha on Sunday 25th October.

Mall of Qatar Project of The Year

The Construction Innovation Awards (CIA) were held on the 18th of October 2015 at the Ritz Carlton Doha in a ceremony supported by Qatar Chamber to recognize the companies contributing towards Qatar’s growth.

UCC does it again

The 6th annual Arabian Business Qatar Awards, which honour the biggest names in local business, celebrating achievements on both a corporate and individual level, were held this year on September 8th, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt, Doha, Qatar.
UrbaCon Trading and Contracting (UCC) won the Contractor of the Year award for their outstanding performance over the past year

We Believe in Sports

UCC continues to support sports in Qatar by sponsoring one of Qatar’s oldest football clubs, Al Rayyan (founded in 1967), for the third year.
2022 is just around the corner and Qatar’s resounding support for the ever-growing local sports industry has given us the privilege to be a part of it and to build the Abdulla Bin Khalifa Stadium as well as the prospect of constructing the Al Wakrah and Al Rayyan Stadiums.

High Ranking on the Fast Track

Engineering News-Record (ENR*) has recently awarded Urbacon Trading and Contracting a spot on their prestigious Top 250 Global Contractors list for 2015, making it the 5th company from the Arab world on the list. Previously ranked 184th in 2014, this year UCC made the massive jump to the 135th spot.

For the Love of Sports

With the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament taking place in Qatar, Al Rayyan’s Ahmed bin Ali Stadium will take a new prominent place in the world stage as one of the official tournament stadiums. This honour will be a major milestone for the historied club and as the club continues to grow it is supported not only by the spirit of the local community, but also by UrbaCon Trading and Contracting (UCC).

Sheraton Doha - Mission Impossible

The stunning Sheraton Hotel is not only a beloved landmark on Doha’s West Bay, it is also a testament to the skill, dedication and perseverance of UrbaCon Trading and Contracting.

75 computer rooms to train workers

The Better Connections Program is a practical implementation framework for providing ICT access within transient labor accommodation.Ministry of Information and Communication have created the Better Connections Program to help employers to meet their duties and responsibilities: by implementing ICT access within their work accommodation, they will be aiding transient workers’ integration into a new country and culture. They will also be helping our nation work towards the Qatar National Vision 2030, which seeks to build a knowledge-based society.

British Safety Council award

UCC receives International Safety Award by the British Safety Council for its dedication towards ensuring a safe and healthy work environment.

Green is the Way to Go

For the first time in Doha, a construction company adds a bit of green to its landscape
UCC’s Souk Najada’s construction site has been engulfed by an artificial green wall of vegetation giving the site a pleasant feel and look while the construction is being carried out.
The Green wall is UV resistance thus maintaining a vivid green color for a long time.
Other construction companies should follow the green trend for a greener Doha.

10th Edition of Project Qatar

DOHA - May 6, 2013 –His Excellency Sheikh Jassim bin AbdulAziz Al-Thani, Minister of Business and Trade of the State of Qatar, joined trade officials and companies from around the world on Monday to officially inaugurate Project Qatar 2013, the 10th International Trade Exhibition for Construction Technology, Building Materials, Equipment & Environmental Technology for Qatar. Project Qatar is held under the Auspices His Excellency Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al-Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar. The show consistently attracts global players and trade missions to Qatar to sample the latest products and reach decision makers in the region’s fastest growing projects market.

Ahmed Aseer HSE Manager-UCC

DOHA - May 6, 2013 –His Excellency Sheikh Jassim bin AbdulAziz Al-Thani, Minister of Business and Trade of the State of Qatar, joined trade officials and companies from around the world on Monday to officially inaugurate Project Qatar 2013, the 10th International Trade Exhibition for Construction Technology, Building Materials, Equipment & Environmental Technology for Qatar. Project Qatar is held under the Auspices His Excellency Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al-Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar. The show consistently attracts global players and trade missions to Qatar to sample the latest products and reach decision makers in the region’s fastest growing projects market.

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