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First-of-its-kind Beach Festival set to open doors next month
23/8/2016

The Beach festival in Qatar, which is all set to open on 1st September in Katara, is an ideal family-oriented event, featuring inflatable competitive fun water games, with competitions particularly designed for the Qatar audience.

Qatar becomes first Middle-East country to host world-class cycling event
23/8/2016

Qatar Airways brings road action to the streets of Doha, as the official airline sponsor of UCI Road World Championships – Doha 2016, Organized by Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), this world-class cycling event is the first of its kind to be held in Doha, against the striking backdrop of the Arabian Gulf and The Peal Qatar, from 9th to 16th October.

Cost of living in Qatar surges due to education, entertainment expenses
18/8/2016

The average cost of living in Qatar rose by 0.

Qatar Summer Festival records more than 40,000 visitors in first week
10/8/2016

The Entertainment City at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre has so far drawn more than 40,000 visitor numbers over the first six days of the Qatar Summer Festival (QSF), the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) revealed.

First-of-its-kind theme park resort hotel to open next year
10/8/2016

The first hotel, resort and spa in Qatar, namely, Salwa Resort and Spa, which is attached to a theme park, will open early next year, an official said.

Qatar may be crowned as fun destination in MENA region
2/8/2016

Qatar is well-prepared to be crowned as fun destination in the MENA region, with commercial establishments and state-of-the-art infrastructure.

QSF 2016 unveiled in Qatar; visitors throng in large numbers
2/8/2016

Qatar Summer Festival (QSF) 2016 kicked-off yesterday welcoming numerous visitors, with a range of entertainment activities, games and rides at the Entertainment City, Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC).

Steep increase recorded in expat remittances
27/7/2016

Qatar has accounted for more than $10bn in remittances to countries across the globe last year, with the South Asian countries receiving 70 percent of remittances from Qatar.

Qatar Summer Festival 2016 (QSF 2016) to boost domestic tourism
20/7/2016

The month-long Qatar Summer Festival 2016 aims to boost domestic tourism and attract GCC tourists through its entertainment and shopping promotions, that offer prizes worth upto QR2million, the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) revealed.

Requirements for family visa for expats
20/7/2016

Obtaining a family visa is one of the top priorities for all new expats entering to work in Qatar.

Qatar Airways launches services to 17 new destinations
13/7/2016

Qatar Airways plans to launch service to about 17 new destinations in 2017, said the national airline in its ‘Annual Report 2016’ released here recently.

New Residency Permit Card is a must for expat travel
13/7/2016

The new Residence Permit Card is the sole identity proof of expat residents and their valid residency document in the country, which should be carried by them all the time and produced when demanded by the authorities, particularly when travelling from and back to the country, said the recent post by Interior Ministry.

Majority of Qatar expats now heading abroad for vacations
5/7/2016

Expatriates in Qatar now prefer visiting different countries during their vacation, rather than spending their vacation in native places, reveal travel agencies.

Eid celebrations to begin in Qatar tomorrow
5/7/2016

As announced by the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, Qatar will celebrate Eid Al Fitr on Wednesday.

Jet Airways to launch new daily Doha - Delhi service from 1st July
29/6/2016

Jet Airways will expand its operations to India from Qatar, through the launch of an additional daily service between Doha and Delhi from 1st July this year.

Qatar Summer Festival (QSF) to be launched after Eid Al Fitr
29/6/2016

The Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) is all set to launch the third edition of the month-long Qatar Summer Festival (QSF), three weeks following Eid Al Fitr, with attractive offers from hospitality sectors.

Domestic help recruitment process to be streamlined
22/6/2016

The high-level committee established for streamlining recruitment of domestic helps has suggested to review job contracts to protect the rights of housemaids in the country, and their employers.

St Regis Doha hosts The Ramadan Souq this year
15/6/2016

The Holy Month of Ramadan is a time for families and friends to get together over Iftar or Suhour and reconnect over a table of delicacies.

Qataris can now avail e-gate at the airport with just their Passport
15/6/2016

Qatar nationals will be no-longer have to pass through the immigration counters at the Hamad International Airport, as they can now make use of their passports to avail the e-gate service at the airport.

60 percent of Qatar population live in labour camps
7/6/2016

About 60 percent of the population in Qatar live in labour camps, revealed figures from an April 2015 census, which indicate the issue of Qatar’s huge migrant workforce in Qatar.

Major boost in Qatar hospitality sector as hotels grow double-fold
7/6/2016

The hospitality sector in Qatar will receive a major boost as the number of hotels are set to double in the coming years in Qatar, say experts.

Investment in Qatar Sport Sector exceeds Dh 72bn
24/5/2016

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New sponsorship law to get effective by year-end
24/5/2016

Senior official from the Interior Ministry has emphasized that a law regulating entry, exit and residency of expats will get effective from mid-December.

New family-friendly park officially unveiled in Doha
18/5/2016



Katara Hospitality announced official opening of Hotel Park, the new public, family-friendly park situated in the heart of Doha's business district.

Maximum parking fee at Qatar Malls fixed at QR70 per day
18/5/2016



The maximum parking fee at shopping malls in Qatar has been fixed at QR70 per day, as per the new rate structure prepared by a Committee at the Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC).

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