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Qatar International Food Festival unveiled at Islamic Park
4/4/2013

The Fourth edition of the Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF), the annual culinary event in Doha, is underway at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Park in Dohas waterfront.

QIFF 2013 to offer unique dining experience in the sea and sky
26/3/2013

The fourth Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF), likely to open tomorrow at the Museum of Islamic Arts Park in Qatar, will also witness some unique and important attractions such as the the floating BBQ Donut and Dinner in the Sky.

Unique tourism-boosting campaign to be launched
26/3/2013

A travel company has launched a unique campaign called 101 Things to Do in Qatar, aimed at promoting local and inbound tourism in the country.

More than $17bn worth transport infrastructure projects to open up
26/3/2013

The 4th annual Qatar Transport Conference is scheduled for 28th and 29th May, and this will serve as a comprehensive guide to multi-billion dollar projects market and detail where the business and investment opportunities will come up during the next 12 to 18 months.

Qatar Tourism soars to new heights at GIBTM
26/3/2013

The Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) is participating in the Gulf Incentive and Business Travel Market (GIBTM) which concludes today at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi.

10 new airlines to begin operations from Hamad International Airport
19/3/2013

Hamad International Airport (HIA) has announced that 10 airlines will commence their operations from the new airport from 1st April.

Qatar ranked wealthiest country in the world
19/3/2013

Qatar has retained its ranking as the worlds richest country in 2012, with per capita income soaring to $106,000, while Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), with assets worth $115bn was ranked 12th among sovereign wealth funds in the world.

New innovative electronic service to simplify visa formalities
12/3/2013

With a new innovative electronic service issued by the Ministry yesterday, issuing of exit permits and 42 other key Interior ministry services, including renewal and issue of visas are now made easier.

Qatar may build Floating Hotels to meet accommodation demand
12/3/2013

Qatar plans to build floating hotels, taking interest in a proposal by a Finnish architecture firm.

Barwa Commercial Avenue to welcome new Dragon Mart this year
26/2/2013

New Dragon Mart, featuring hundreds of shops selling exclusive Chinese goods will be opened at the Barwa Commercial Avenue, either by the year-end or early next year, said the Chinese ambassador.

New Passports and Immigration Office to come up in Lusail
26/2/2013

The Passports and Immigration Office is all set to have a new building in Lusail District.

Qatar-Bahrain Causeway project moves ahead
26/2/2013

Qatar and Bahrain are working on the proposed causeway project to link the countries and ensure that they become a reality, says Bahraini Foreign Minister, Khaled bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Ali Al Khalifa.

Work on Qatar Rail to begin by year-end
19/2/2013

The bidding process for the Qatar Rail project will begin any time soon, with the excavation work of tunnels for the underground rail lines likely to begin by end of this year, a senior official of Qatar Rail said.

Qatar Projects 2013 unveiled in Doha
19/2/2013

The largest gathering of infrastructure and projects industry stakeholders in
the country, namely, the Qatar Projects 2013 has been unveiled at the Grand
Hyatt Hotel in Doha.

Airport City project to boost commercial deals in the country
19/2/2013

Qatar is working on a unique project, a township that serves as an interface between Doha City and the new Hamad International Airport, to improve commercial and business activities in the country.

New Hamad International Airport marks its first-passenger check-in
19/2/2013

Hamad International Airport (HIA) witnessed a symbolic first-passenger check-in, marking the countdown for the April 2013 opening.

$65bn investment on infrastructure to boost tourism
12/2/2013

The $65bn commitment to infrastructure development has served as a major boost for long-term investment by leading hospitality providers, say market analysts.

76 new private schools and kindergartens to open up
5/2/2013

Supreme Education Council (SEC) has approved the opening of 76 new private schools and kindergartens in the country, revealed Hamad Mohammed Al Ghali Al Merri, Director of Private Schools Office at SEC.

Qatar to reduce dependency on domestic helps with new rules
5/2/2013

Qatar is working to get rid of unwanted workforce to dilute the negative impact of growing influx of foreign workers, due to rapid development, a senior planning official said.

The changing shopping scenario in Doha
30/1/2013

Numerous mega shopping malls have come up in and around Doha over the past decade, while several more are on their way.

Qatar Motor Show 2013 unveiled
30/1/2013

The Qatar Motor Show 2013 was unveiled at the Doha Exhibition Centre yesterday, under the patronage of HE the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, HH Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al-Thani.

25 new public parks to come up within two weeks
30/1/2013

About 38 new public parks are under construction in various parts of Qatar, and 25 of these will be ready within the next two weeks.

New visa rule likely in Qatar towards the year end
30/1/2013

People with infectious diseases may not be granted visas to enter Qatar, if a new rule comes into effect by the end of this year.

Qatar to award more than 30 highway projects this year
23/1/2013

More than 30 highway projects, worth QR100bn, are likely to be awarded in Qatar this year, due to governments major infrastructure upgrade of road network in Qatar.

GCC nations to soon implement unified traffic monitoring system
15/1/2013

The general traffic administration is currently co-ordinating with a team for unified traffic monitoring system in GCC nations, its Director revealed.

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