About our brands


When it comes to the brands we work with, we at HDC hand-pick those that we believe will add value to our stakeholders and to the local market, ensuring that they reflect our vision and represent our values.

By introducing internationally recognized new brands to Qatar, and giving them the opportunity to operate for the first time in the region, we intend to positively contribute to the overall development of the food and beverage experience in the Middle East.

Our portfolio spans from the ultra-sophisticated lifestyle fine-dining Japanese experience at MEGU to the casual yet trendy coffee shop environment of Alison Nelson’s Chocolate Bar. Every outlet is meticulously conceived and beautifully designed to offer a unique experience for our clientele.

In Parallel HDC is also creating its own self-developed concepts to take leverage of its know-how and opportunities in the market.

Key Facts

  • UDC was established in July 1999 and incorporated HDC in 2007;
  • In late 2009 HDC opened in the Pearl - Qatar its first restaurant – Alison Nelson’s Chocolate Bar: a slick, chic and stylish café offering salads, desserts, chocolate and ice-cream.
  • In 2009, HDC also opened Burj Al Hamam, a genuine Lebanese home-style cooking brand that operates for more than a half century offering Lebanon’s rich cuisine and cultural blend.
  • In 2010 HDC opened Pampano a Latin American inspired restaurant created by Chef Richard Sandoval and Maestro Placido Domingo; Tse Yang, an elegant, high-end Chinese restaurant; and Burj Al Hamam, an elegant restaurant offering a wide range of Lebanese traditional dishes and fresh seafood specialties;
  • In 2011 new brands were also opened: Megu, the high-end Japanese restaurant; and La Tabkha, offering healthy Lebanese cuisine in a friendly and artistic environment
  • In 2016 new brands were also opened: Isla & Wafflemeister