The tech giant’s new offices are part of a significant investment in Qatar, which includes the soon-to-be-launched Microsoft Cloud Data Centre Region
Microsoft has announced the expansion of its operations in Qatar by opening its new offices in Lusail City. The launch of the new facility is part of a significant investment in Qatar, including the soon-to-be-launched Microsoft Cloud Data Centre Region. According to the company, the move will allow them to serve its customers better, collaborate with its technology partners and attract and develop top talent.
“Microsoft has been deeply rooted in Qatar, and our commitment to help grow Qatar’s innovation economy has never been stronger. With the launch of our new offices and our Customer Innovation Centre, customers and partners will have the opportunity to co-innovate, ideate and envision groundbreaking solutions that will revolutionise their industries,” said Lana Khalaf, General Manager, Microsoft Qatar.
The new Microsoft facility includes a Customer Innovation Centre that will host innovation and ideation workshops to inspire groundbreaking solutions that spur transformation across industries in Qatar. The office will play a vital role as an innovation hub for leading technology startups, students, and community organisations across Qatar. It will also serve as a regional hub for the company’s talent, servicing Qatar and the wider Microsoft Middle East Cluster region.
Microsoft highlighted that the new office was designed with the evolution of work in mind, presenting an inclusive hybrid workplace that empowers employees to serve customers better and collaborate with partners, whether in person or remote.
“We were guided by two main principles in designing the new office. The first was our determination to provide the best workplace for our employees, offering a highly engaging, inclusive, and flexible environment that leverages the latest modern work technologies to create future-proof smart workspaces. The second was sustainability, to deliver the first office to be certified on the highest sustainability standards in the Middle East. I am extremely proud to say that we delivered on both of those objectives – while prioritising the focus on customers with our Customer Innovation Center. I look forward to welcoming customers, partners, visitors and Microsoft’s team members to our new office, and I am confident that this expansion will drive further recruitment and retention of the brightest talent who will be inspired to build cutting-edge solutions for organisations and people in the country,” said Khalaf.
The premises have also achieved a C-Grade Global Microsoft Accessibility Standard for extending equal opportunities for all employees to access their workspaces with easily accessible parking spaces, automatic doors, room signs with Braille, and audible and visible alarm systems.