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Qatar to continue bidding for summer Olympics
20/11/2012

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 Lusail Expressway Project to begin on 17th November
13/11/2012

Work on the first phase of Lusail Expressway Project, stretching from Pearl Roundabout to Golf Club Roundabout will begin by 17th November 2012.

Qatar International Exhibition Centre ready for official launch
13/11/2012

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.

Work on Doha Centre Tower to restart two years after launch
6/11/2012

Qatar is likely to restart work on the 112-storey Doha Convention Centre Tower (DCCT) two years after its launch.

Qatar to award USD30bn worth project tenders in 2013
6/11/2012

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.

Cost of construction highest in Qatar
30/10/2012

Qatar is now one of the most expensive nations in terms of construction raw materials in the Gulf region.

Improved efforts required to boost tourism in Qatar
23/10/2012

High hotel tariffs have been considered to be a major obstacle for tourism development in the country.

The Doha Tower crowned as Best Tall Building Worldwide
23/10/2012

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.

Rise in cost of living in Qatar
16/10/2012

The cost of living in Qatar has grown another 2% year-on-year in September, particularly on food items.

Qatar to build largest hospital in the world by 2020
16/10/2012

Qatar has announced plans to build the worlds largest hospital by the year 2020, two years ahead of the World Cup, to be hosted by Qatar for the first time in the history of the region.

Qatar grants 10days Eid holidays for public sector
16/10/2012

The public sector employees in Qatar will get 10 days holiday, as Qatar celebrates Eid Al Adha.

Qatar invests $17bn into tourism infrastructure
16/10/2012

As part of its five-year plan, Qatar is investing $17bn into tourism infrastructure, hoping for a 20percent growth in the sector in five years time.

Several major infrastructure projects in pipeline
9/10/2012

There has been considerable increase in project awards, including those for integrated railway networks, which indicate that Qatar has some major projects in pipeline, said a Standard Chartered report.

Qatar hospitality sector growth topmost in the Gulf region
9/10/2012

Qatar will be one of the fastest growing markets in the hospitality sector in the entire Gulf region, marking 14% growth per year, in comparison to the regional average of 8%, a study revealed.

New panel formed to study sponsorship rules
9/10/2012

The State Cabinet yesterday ordered establishment of a Committee to study the sponsorship rules, and make suggestions to bring about changes in sponsorship system.

Full-scale Qatari Souq displayed to visitors at Qatar Week
2/10/2012

The five-day Qatar Week Ferjaan in Tokyo, held at Roppongi Hills, featured a full-scale Qatari Souq or marketplace.

New procedure for Schengen Visa from 2nd October
2/10/2012

Beginning 2nd October, a new procedure will have to be followed for those seeking Schengen visa in Qatar.

Villaggio Mall partially re-opens to public
25/9/2012

Villaggio mall, which was shut down following a devastating fire on 28th May, finally re-opened late last week on a quiet and sombre note, after the mall authorities got a formal go-ahead from the Department of Civil Defence to re-open the mall partially.

US$17bn worth projects to improve transportation infrastructure
25/9/2012

The Gulf region is continuing with plans to improve its transportation infrastructure, with US$121.

New ministry service enables exit permits through mobile phones
25/9/2012

With the latest launch of Metrash 2 service by the Interior Ministry, exit permits for employees and families can now be issued through mobile phones.

Temporary closure of intersections in Qatar
18/9/2012

Ashghal, the Public Works Authority in Qatar, announced temporary closure of certain intersections on Street 11 and Street 16, with East Industrial Road towards south.

Steep hike in commercial rentals
18/9/2012

There has been 200% increase in rentals for shops and commercial premises in Doha, during recent weeks, and the exorbitant hike is likely to spill over to the consumers, say experts and real estate investors.

Railway projects in Qatar are topmost in GCC
18/9/2012

The railway projects in Qatar are likely to top that of all GCC nations, with an estimated $41.

Qatar mandates exit permit for all visitors over age 18
11/9/2012

The Interior Ministry has urged all expatriates to ensure that all males aged 18 years and above obtain an exit permit if travelling out of Qatar.

New shopping mall - Al Meera - to be unveiled soon
11/9/2012

Aiming an aggressive expansion, Al Meera Consumer Goods (QSC) and its subsidiaries, are opening Laqtafia outlet, a neighbourhood shopping mall, stretching 4000 sqm, which will break ground soon, a recent press statement revealed.

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