This week, Retail & Leisure International Magazine (RLI) has announced its inaugural RLI MENA award winners in Riyadh, KSA, recognising excellence across the region and celebrating the most visionary, innovative and sustainable retail and leisure developments and concepts. Place VendoI?me Qatar took home the award for ‘RLI MENA Shopping Centre - New Build’ cementing its trailblazing position in the industry. 

United Developers, a group of four local investors who partnered to align their expertise in retail, real estate, construction and contracting as the developers behind Place VendoI?me Qatar, envisioned it as a ground-breaking example of the entrepreneurship, vision and energy of Qatari commitment to the nation’s development. Shane Eldstrom, Chief Executive Officer at United Developers commented: "We are deeply honoured to be recognised as ‘RLI MENA Shopping Centre - New Build’, an accolade that underscores our steadfast pursuit of innovation, sustainability, and community development, as we continue to shape the landscape of Qatar's future. This prestigious Award is testament to our achievements and a celebration of our dedication to advancing Qatar's National Vision 2030.”

“As a strategically important project for Qatar, for Place VendoI?me to have been awarded for industry excellence is incredible, cementing itself as a truly global tourist destination that acts as a one-stop family destination that creates treasured and vibrant experiences. The award acknowledges and applauds the inspiration behind Place VendoI?me to personify the true art of living, through a unique lifestyle and leisure destination and carefully curated retail, F&B and entertainment mix, creating opportunities to live joyful, every day,” continued Eldstrom.

In association with Headline Partner Apparel Group the awards were held in Riyadh, KSA on the 7 February 2024, this new prestigious awards programme honoured the initiatives and projects of companies in the retail and leisure industries across the Middle East and North Africa.

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