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Al Zubarah Archeological Site joins UNESCO World Heritage List
25/6/2013

A traditional Pearl Fishing town, Al Zubarah Archeological Site, located along the north-western coast of Qatar, has joined the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Qatar Emir concedes power to son, setting rare Gulf Arab example
25/6/2013

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani today handed over power to his son, the Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani.

New Floating Hotel accommodation for Qatar 2022 World Cup participants
18/6/2013

A Finnish architecture firm is all set to develop a space-saving, energy-efficient floating hotel concept to accommodate the participants of Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Ramadan Festival to kick-start in July 2013
18/6/2013

The Aspire Zone Foundation (ASF) annual Ramadan Festival, titled Hayyakum b Aspire is all set to return for the third year, incorporating cultural and family activities.

Rentals for new malls shoot up by 30 percent this year
18/6/2013The rental rates for the upcoming malls in Qatar are 20 to 30 percent higher, in comparison to the prevailing rates, which indicate a bullish market, said the latest Quarterly Real Estate Market Report by Tanween.
Expat health insurance system to get operational by 2015
11/6/2013

The Health Insurance System will get fully operational by 2015 and expatriates will be covered in the last phase of implementation of the system, revealed a senior public health official.

DIMDEX 2014 to be the biggest event of its kind in the region
11/6/2013

The forthcoming Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX 2014) would be the biggest ever event, with an increasing number of participant companies and countries, say organisers.

Qatar to impose restriction on driving licenses for new expatriates
4/6/2013

With the traffic authorities in Qatar planning to impose restrictions to help ease traffic chaos on Doha roads, it may no-longer be easy for newly-arriving expatriate workers to acquire a Qatari driverís license.

Qatar witnessing 20percent growth in tourist numbers annually
4/6/2013

Tourist numbers in Qatar are swelling 20percent annually, revealed Saeed al-Hajri, Chairman of Tourism Committee of Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

QR20bn worth contracts awarded for Doha Metro line
4/6/2013

The Qatar Railways Company has awarded QR20bn worth construction contracts to build 216km Doha Metro line linking Doha City Centre with several of the World Cup stadiums.

Qatar to build an island for 2022 World Cup Soccer fan
28/5/2013

Plans for Oryx Island were unveiled by the Qatari developer Barwa Real
Estate, featuring luxury villas, water parks, five floating hotels, and cruise
ships.

Council relaxes rules for Qatari teachers in independent schools
22/5/2013

The Supreme Education Council (SEC) has said that Qataris can now take up teaching jobs in independent schools, even if they do not have previous experience in the profession.

Doha Tower bags another prestigious award
22/5/2013

The 46-storey Doha Tower has been bestowed with another award, this time for its outstanding looks and unique features.

More than 7000 professionals to participate in Cityscape Qatar Expo 2013
22/5/2013

Cityscape Qatar 2013 real estate exhibition due to be held from 27th to 29th May at the Doha Exhibition Centre, will feature about 100 exhibitors and more than 7000 professionals and investors from around the world.

Call for removing sponsorship and exit permit system in Qatar
15/5/2013

According to the Geneva-based Building and Wood Workers International, Qatar has to work towards removing the sponsorship and exit permit system.

Doha to build seven flyovers at C Ring Road to ease traffic
15/5/2013

Traffic jams are very common and a reality in Doha.

Al Dhakira gets new one-of-a-kind commercial complex
15/5/2013

Doha recently unveiled the first commercial complex of its kind in Al Dhakhira, that caters to basic necessities of a residential locality such as a provision store, laundry, tailor and barber shops, beauty salon, restaurant, cafeteria, butchery, among other things.

Project Qatar 2013 kick-starts in Doha
7/5/2013

The 10th International Trade, Construction, Building Materials, Equipment and Environmental Technology for Qatar (Project Qatar 2013), kicked off to a good start at the Doha Exhibition Centre yesterday.

Katara to develop international tourist island in Doha
7/5/2013

The Qatar-based hospitality giant, Katara Hospitality will develop an island, as an international tourist spot near the Ritz-Carlton Doha, and will open hotels in Paris and Milan over the coming months.

Qatar Municipality allocates 900 plots for workers housing
7/5/2013

The Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning (MMUP) has announced allocation of 900 plots, each measuring 1000 sqm, as workers housing.

More than 2100 exhibitors to participate in the forthcoming Project Qatar
30/4/2013

About 2100 exhibitors from about 50 countries will participate in the 10th edition of the regional building trade exhibition, Project Qatar, to be held in Doha from 6th to 9th May, under the auspices of HE the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al-Thani.

New undersea tunnel to link West Bay with Hamad International Airport
30/4/2013

A project is underway to link the West Bay area with Hamad International Airport (HIA) through an undersea tunnel.

Development of transport infrastructure tops priority
23/4/2013

Upgrading the domestic transport system is one of the top investment priorities of Qatar in this decade, with at least $70bn worth projects already being planned.

Opening of grand new Hamad International Airport postponed
4/4/2013

The opening of the grand new Hamad International Airport in Doha, which was scheduled for 1st April 2013, was postponed indefinitely, following a directive from the Civil Defence Department.

Qatar International Carpet Expo gets underway in Doha
4/4/2013

The third Qatar International Carpet Exhibition (QCarpet 2013) was unveiled yesterday at the Doha Exhibition Centre, wherein several hundreds of carpets made by leading manufacturers across the world, are showcased.

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