2017 Qatar Business Awards

4 MEA MARKETS / Qatar Excellence 2017 , Dara Engineering Consultants is a Grade A classified consultancy firm, under the registration No.29 with professional consultant’s committee. We invitedManaging Director IslamShaheen to tell us more about the firmand outline the secrets behind its phenomenal success. Best Architectural & Engineering Consultancy 2017 Established in 2000 by Architect Islam Shaheen & Architect Rula Hatamleh. Dara has since grown to become one of the leading architectural and engineering consultancy firms in the country. With a group of highly specialized teams in architectural, interior design, landscaping, urban planning, quantity surveying, cost control, structural, electrical, mechanical, as well as project and construction management services the firm is able to support clients on a wide range of projects. Architect Islam Shaheen is coming from a strong architectural and artistic background, he has achieved many personal awards and has participated in various events and galleries; having a futuristic own vision and interpretation of futuristic architectural expressions, this clearly reflected in many designs. Architect Rula Hatamleh, (Dara’s Chief designer and design director) works has won several architectural awards such as The Arab Islamic Cities Award, twice; for Al-Sharq Resorts and Spa as well as Al-Dayin Municipality Complex. Rula is also involved in major landscape projects and was the main landscape designer for Doha Corniche Continuation. She is well known for her excellence of architectural designs, landscaping, master- planning and has very important interior design references. Dara started around 2000 with a very small group of architects (lead by the founders) and had very ambitious targets to set aside the major architectural and engineering firms in the region and worldwide, Dara has grown exponentially, yet on solid base of accumulating architectural and engineering references by the ever-since growing team and now Dara has more than 200 QA170001 Qatar International Islamic Bank