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Doha British Embassy mandates appointment policy for visa applications

The applicants for visa will have to make an appointment prior to visiting the visa application centre from 9th September, the British Embassy in Doha announced yesterday.

Increased remittances by expat workers noted

Expatriate workers in Qatar have begun depositing QR30.

New Doha International Airport to be unveiled next year

The much-awaited opening of the New Doha International Airport, which was originally planned for December 2012, has been delayed.

Qatar construction costs most expensive in the Middle East

Qatar turned out to be the most expensive country, in terms of construction costs, amidst huge volume of construction projects that are currently underway in the country, in preparation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

SEC mandates unified academic calendar in Qatar

The Supreme Education Council (SEC) in Qatar, in a move to unify the education terms and holidays, has announced that academic institutions across Qatar will resume classes on 9th September.

Traditional Qatari Souq on the display in Tokyo

The traditional Qatari Souq will be exhibited in Tokyo, during the Qatar Week: Ferjaan in Tokyo between 27th September and 1st October, when it opens doors to public.

Qatar is top sovereign wealth buyer of European property

Qatar is the top sovereign wealth buyer of European property in the past one year, wherein, it has invested 3.

Doha International Airport records 22% surge in passenger traffic

The passenger traffic at the Doha International Airport has grown 22%, touching 8.

Crowne Plaza Business Park officially unveiled
21/8/2012The Crowne Plaza, latest Business Park in Doha, has been officially unveiled yesterday, welcoming its first guest.
Companies urged to remain prepared for next construction boom

Major investment in construction sector in Qatar and Saudi Arabia indicates that a new boom is likely in the industry, but not all companies are ready to take advantage of the opportunities, says Dr.

Qatar Rail signs major deal for metro project in Doha

As part of preparations to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the Qatar Railways Company has signed $406.

Eid Al-Fitr holidays announced in Qatar for public sector

All public institutions in Qatar, including Ministries, government departments and agencies will be closed for Eid al-Fitr holidays from 16th August to 27th August, the Emiri Court has announced.

Emirates begins operations of new daily flights to Doha

Emirates has increased its Doha frequency with an additional daily flight, making a total of six flights a day, effective 1st August.

HLG bags major deal to build Education City rail link

Qatar Foundation has awarded a major US$124mn deal to build a people mover system in Education City, to Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG).

Sealine Road project completed ahead of schedule

The Engineering department of Qatar Petroleum (QP), together with its Infrastructure Department, has completed a vital phase of Sealine road expansion and modification project.

Three private hospitals given medical check-up permits for visa extension

Three private hospitals have been granted permission by the Supreme Council of Health (SCH) to conduct medical check-up for people seeking extension of family visits or for obtaining family residence permits.

Qatar Charity launches Baraha Tents at Al Aziziya

Qatar Charity has launched its first three tents called Baraha Tents in Al Aziziya area.

The Torch bags awards for best luxury hotel category

The Torch Doha has been awarded the Business Destinations Best Luxury Hotel in Qatar 2012.

Katara Cultural Village unveils Ramadan-themed Art Studios, activities

The Katara Cultural Village will unveil today, its Art Studios and Education Workshop building, aimed at showcasing various forms of Ramadan-themed art works, aimed at bridging gaps between western and Middle Eastern cultures.

Shops in Barwa Village complex fail to attract visitors

Two years after they moved to Barwa Village, business outlet operators at the mixed community development complex remain worried, due to lack of business.

Ramadan Sports Festival gets underway in Qatar

The Ramadan Sports Festival by Aspire Zone Foundation, gets underway today, with the opening match of womens volleyball competition, due to begin at 9pm at the Ladies Sports Hall.

Doha mulls opening of shopping malls outside the city

Doha has got enough shopping malls, and opening more such malls, can worsen traffic conditions here, say citizens in Doha.

Qatar Airways bags Best Airline award second year in row

Qatar Airways has once again won the prestigious title Best Airline in the world for the second year in row.

Qatar seeks transparency from foreign firms seeking infrastructure projects

Foreign companies seeking lucrative infrastructure projects in Qatar, may have to re-consider their approach to tender process, said the experts, who were discussing at the MEED Qatar Infrastructure Projects Conference, held in London last week.

New QTA reception centre to serve as referral point for tourists

The Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) has announced the opening of its new reception at the Doha Exhibition Centre on the 12th of July.

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