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Huge multi-storeyed underground parking to solve Souq Waqif parking woes

A huge underground multi-storeyed parking facility has been planned near Souq Waqif to enable visitors to gain better access to the tourist hotspot in the country.

World Cup 2022 preparations trigger huge demand for primary building materials

The construction sector in Qatar is all set to see a record demand for primary building materials over the coming few years.

Unified Tourist Visa to be implemented early next year in the region

The GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) is all set to implement a unified tourist visa early next year, revealed Abdullah Al-Shobaily, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Matters at the GCC.

Qatar Airways to launch new Delhi, Bangalore services

Beginning 1st September, Qatar Airways will begin launch of services to and from Delhi and Bangalore, with the introduction of has announced plans to extend its Boeing 787 Dreamliner route network.

Qatar welcomes more than 75,000 visitors from GCC this Eid

About 75,000 people from GCC visited Qatar during the Eid Al Fitr holidays, with hotel occupancy rates during Eid holidays having reached 80 to 100 percent in majority of hotels, revealed the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA).

Versatile Eid festivities by QTA attracts huge crowds

The Eid Festival by Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) 2013 is now living up to its promise of fun and entertainment for families in Qatar and from around the GCC.

Doha International Airport welcomes record passenger numbers this Eid

The Doha International Airport (DIA) is experiencing record number passenger footfalls through its airport during the first days of Eid holiday period.

Turkish Contractors likely to win upto $30bn worth projects

With Qatar planning around $200bn worth investments, Turkish contractors are likely to win construction projects worth $25bn to $30bn in Qatar, prior to 2022 World Cup, it has been revealed.

Expat remittances in Qatar surge to QR33bn in first half of 2013

Expat remittances have grown to touch QR33bn during the first half of this year, say analysts from the industry.

Wanasa Entertainment City all set to unveil Eid festivities

The Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) is all set to open the 15,000 square metres Wanasa Entertainment City at the Doha Exhibition Centre, to spice up the Eid festivities in Qatar.

Increased population leading to rental growth in Qatar

Rentals have begun to grow in Qatar, given, the surging growth in population, which in-turn, has resulted in increased demand for properties, revealed DTZ, the leading global real estate services company.

Sharq Crossing project to be ready by 2020

Work is underway on the $5bn Sharq Crossing project, better known as Doha Bay crossing and Expressway project.

New law mandates boat driving licences in Qatar

A new planned law in Qatar would make boat driving licenses mandatory, and if so, Qatar will shortly begin issuing driving licenses for all types of boats, including motor boats.

Increased tourist arrivals in Qatar

The tourist arrival numbers in Qatar shot up considerably, although vast majority of these are business visitors, reveals a leading tourism promotion agency in Qatar.

Employees facing family visa hurdles in Qatar

Employers in the country are finding it difficult to retain workers in view of the difficulties faced by them in obtaining family visas.

The Pearl Qatar to get its first luxury megaplex in 2014

A luxury megaplex with a 10 screen theatre is likely to be opened next year at The Pearl Qatar, it has been announced.

Qatar Contractors Forum Awards to be given for winners in construction sector

The IQPC has launched the Qatar Contractors Forum Awards, in recognition of the groundbreaking efforts of construction sector in Qatar.

Qatar signs deal to grow into quality leisure destination

Qatar has taken a major step ahead to grow to be a quality leisure destination, by signing of deal with World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), to chart the framework required to develop facilities on par with international standards.

Qatar Ministry approves 19 mosque designs

The Minister of Awqaf and Isamic Affairs, HE Dr Ghaith bin Mubarak Al Kuwari, has approved 19 new designs to be followed by all mosques to be built in Qatar.

Railway tracks to link the proposed Bahrain-Qatar Friendship Causeway

Experts are studying plans to establish railway tracks parallel to King Fahad Causeway, as part of the $10bn GCC rail link, which will link with the proposed Bahrain-Qatar Friendship Causeway, said a recent report.

Parsons bags Doha Expressway Project contract

Parsons has been awarded the design and construction supervision contract for the Doha Expressway project, Package 9, the second package awarded to Parsons in less than 9 months.

Ashghal awards QR2bn contracts for new schools
9/7/2013The Public Works Authority in Qatar (Ashghal) has awarded QR2bn worth contracts for construction of 44 new schools, including 15 kindergartens across the country.
Failure to carry Residence Permit ID cards can lead to QR10000 fine
9/7/2013All residents in Qatar are required to carry their Residence Permit ID Cards or proof of residence, and should be ready to produce it whenever required by the authorities concerned, and those violating the rule will be fined up to QR10,000, emphasized Brig Nasser Mohamed Eisa al-Sayed, Director, Search and Follow-up Department, during a community interaction seminar held at the headquarters of the Traffic department on Sunday.
$140bn transport infrastructure projects planned in time for FIFA World Cup 2022

Qatar plans to invest more than $140bn in transport infrastructure as preparation for the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Doha Trade Fair 2013 to conclude on 6th July

The popular Doha Trade Fair 2013 which is currently underway at the Doha Exhibition Centre will conclude on 6th July 2013.

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