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The ultra-modern Hamad International Airport in Qatar, will receive its first passengers on 1st April, when the new airport opens in Doha, said Akbar al-Baker, the CEO of Qatar Airways Group.
Qatar will shortly have many more shopping malls and commercial complexes, as nine such facilities, worth QR20bn are being planned over the next three years.
The Doha Trade Fair is drawing in more visitors every year, and as of yesterday, it witnessed more than 120,000 footfalls, with many more numbers expected, the organizers revealed.
Majority of employers continue to retain passports of migrant workers, reveals a survey conducted by the Social and Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI) of Qatar University.
The construction sector in Qatar will continue to be the top performer in the region in the long-term, given, the giant projects being taken up in the country, a new report showed.
The Doha Trade Fair 2013 to be unveiled at the Doha Exhibition Centre is likely to attract nearly 40,000 visitor numbers, according to organizers.
The Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) has announced that New Doha International Airport (NDIA) is on track for opening in April 2013.
The first tram in Qatar is likely to get operational by 2014, a top official of Siemens Qatar said.
The Passports and Immigration Department has stopped issuing visas to Filipina housemaids, following the decision by the Philippines government to double the minimum salary requirement for maids from $200 to $400 per month.
Qatar will soon begin work on its first new football stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, a top official in Qatar revealed.
Qatar plans to tender its first solar power project during first quarter of 2013, Dr Mohamed Saleh al-Sada, HE the Minister of Energy and Industry, announced.
In order to reduce the soaring costs of weddings for young unmarried Qataris, the Qatari government has issued directives to build several wedding halls in the country, which will open to Qataris free of charge.
Construction of Barwa Commercial Avenue (BCA), the iconic mixed-use development, stretching more than 8.
The ongoing construction projects in Qatar are worth more than $250bn, with 34percent of total investments being attracted by infrastructure.
The flagship project of Barwa Real Estate Company, namely, Barwa Commercial Street, is likely to begin operations from next month.
A recent study submitted by GCC officials suggests that a single GCC entry visa will help boost the tourist numbers into the region, and will reinvigorate tourism sector.
The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, has announced the launch of Qatar National Library, to be officially unveiled by 2014.
Qatar will continue to bid for summer Olympics, despite having failed to make the cut in the race to host the 2016 and 2020 Games, the Olympic Committee in Qatar revealed.
Work on the first phase of Lusail Expressway Project, stretching from Pearl Roundabout to Golf Club Roundabout will begin by 17th November 2012.
The Doha-based real estate developer, Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment, has completed more than 90% of the Qatar International Exhibition Centre in Doha, and plans to deliver it by February 2013.
Qatar is likely to restart work on the 112-storey Doha Convention Centre Tower (DCCT) two years after its launch.
Qatar will witness increased numbers of project tenders and awards over the next two years, with the country entering the next important phase of its preparations for the FIFA World Cup 2022, and its bid for the Summer Olympics in 2020.
Qatar is now one of the most expensive nations in terms of construction raw materials in the Gulf region.
High hotel tariffs have been considered to be a major obstacle for tourism development in the country.
Designed by the French architect, Jean Nouvel, The Doha Tower has been named the Best Tall Building Worldwide by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) during a ceremony held in the Illinois Institute of Technologys Seminal Crown Hall.
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