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Qatar urged to consider overhauling of retirement savings plan for expatriates
2/11/2011

The retirement savings plan for expatriates in Qatar and other Arab Gulf nations are in need of an overhaul, as the present system seems inadequate for companies, employees and the economy of the region as a whole, said a recent survey.

Installation of e-gates likely to enhance security at Doha International Airport
2/11/2011

The Doha International Airport will witness installation of several electronic gates (e-Gates), which will make way for completion of the New Doha International Airport (NDIA).

Expatriate workforce likely to grow in near future
25/10/2011

The foreign work force constitutes an integral part of growing economy of Qatar, with their professional and social aspirations getting fulfilled in Qatar, revealed a top official of Qatar Statistics Authority (QSA).

Work on Doha Festival City kick-starts in Downtown Doha
25/10/2011

The Bawabat al-Shamal Real Estate Company (Basrec) yesterday announced that they have begun construction work of Doha Festival City, the super-regional retail and entertainment destination.

Msheireb Downtown Doha project showcased to international audience
20/10/2011

Msheireb Properties is showcasing its Msheireb Downtown Doha project to an international audience for the second time at Expo Real Munich, Germany, the premier real estate exhibition at Europe.

e-marketing strategy to boost tourism and hospitality sectors
12/10/2011

The Tourism and Hospitality sector in Qatar has been urged to adopt the e-marketing and social media technologies for growth of their businesses, during a recent workshop organized by the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA).

Salary levels not on par with cost of living, say Qatar residents
12/10/2011

Nearly 65percent of employees in Qatar have expressed their opinion that their current salary level is not in-line with cost of living, while the rest 35 percent mentioned that purchasing consumer durables does not seem to be practical in the current situation.

Work on new Doha Port underway in Mesaieed
12/10/2011Work on the new multi-billion dollar Doha Port project in Mesaieed has got underway, with Heir Apparent, H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani having laid the foundation stone for the project yesterday.
Doha Municipality plans 30 new green projects for 2012
28/9/2011The Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning has announced plans to implement 30 new projects throughout the country next year, to turn Qatar green.
Doha crowned as leading financial hub, out-beating Dubai
28/9/2011Doha has taken over Dubais position as the regions financial centre hub, according to the 10th edition of the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) as the Z/Yen Group.
Lusail City Development to include great lifestyle amenities
27/9/2011The multi-billion dollar Lusail City Development will offer an unparalleled and unseen standard of lifestyle to a strong population of nearly 200,000, on completion, commented a senior official when speaking during the Qatar Construction Summit 2011 yesterday.
Qatar is in need of more Souqs, say nationals
22/9/2011Several nationals have been invited by authorities to establish Souq-like markets across the country, to address the issue of soaring commodity prices.
$80bn for infrastructure works in next five years
22/9/2011According to Business Monitor International (BMI), Qatar will invest $80bn to $100bn in the next five years to get the necessary infrastructure in place, so as to support the huge influx of visitors likely to participate in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Qatar Airways to serve another new European destination
20/9/2011Qatar Airways has strengthened its expansion plans in Europe with the recent launch of new service to Sofia.
Msheireb Properties to restore historical buildings in Downtown development
20/9/2011A specialized team has been appointed by Msheireb Properties, headed by leading local and international experts, to monitor the restoration and preservation of four historical buildings in the Downtown development.
Plans for unified driving licensing system in GCC
20/9/2011The GCC states are seriously considering the possibility of implementing single driverís license valid for the entire region.
Qatarisation drive in private sectors likely to take a backseat
14/9/2011The huge salary hike announced by the public sector in Qatar will make it difficult for Qatar to move about with its nationalisation drive in private sector, says experts of the local employment market.
Qatar National Museum will grow to be Voice of Culture
9/9/2011The proposed National Museum of Qatar will be ready within three years.
Doha potential bidder to host 2017 World Athletic Championship
6/9/2011The athletics governing body, International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), announced that the 2017 World Athletics Championship could be shifted from its normal July-August schedule to accommodate the bid by Qatar.
More than 30percent school teachers in Qatar unqualified for teaching
6/9/2011More than 30percent of school teachers in Qatar are not qualified for teaching, said the latest report from Supreme Education Council (SEC).
Qatar announces Doha as potential host for 2020 Olympics
1/9/2011Doha has been considered as the potential host for the 2020 Olympics, Qatar announced, following International Olympic Committees consent to shift the event from summer to autumn.
New entertainment activities announced to mark end of Ramadan festivities
30/8/2011Hyatt Plaza has announced a range of fun-filled activities, creating a festive atmosphere for residents and visitors to mark the end of holy month of Ramadan.
Qatar ranked third in MENA region for tourism competitiveness
30/8/2011Ranking has dropped by five positions, Qatar standing at 42nd position in the world travel and tourism competitiveness, according to a report by World Economic Forum 2011 (WEF 2011).
Ashghal to build nine playgrounds for children
27/8/2011The Public Works Authority in Qatar (Ashghal) will soon build nine playgrounds in Qatar, for children.
Work on Tadamon intersection and mall prioritized
25/8/2011The new Tadamon Intersection in Doha will be unveiled when 90percent of the project has been completed by Ashghal (Public Works Authority), reports the Arabic daily.

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