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Qatar is the richest country in the world
21/6/2011Qatar has grown to be the wealthiest nation on earth last year, after it made its way into the global list, supported by its huge gas wealth.
Doha International Airport unveils brand new Terminal B for international carriers
21/6/2011Doha International Airport (DIA) has unveiled its brand new Terminal B, a dedicated departures facility targeting international airlines, prior to the busy summer holiday schedule.
Qatar Airways unveils new summer promotional packages
13/6/2011The Qatar Airways has announced a range of attractive summer fare deals from Doha to several Middle East destinations, during the promotional fares launched yesterday.
Panel to monitor railway projects in Qatar
13/6/2011In accordance with an Emiri Decree in Qatar, a panel has been established to monitor the rail projects in Qatar.
Doha Trade Fair records good visitor numbers
6/6/2011The latest edition of the Doha Trade Fair was unveiled to public at the Doha Exhibition Centre yesterday.
Mesaimeer street open to public after renovation
6/6/2011The Mesaimeer main street has been opened to public after renovation by Ashghal, the Public Works Authority.
New MIA Park to be unveiled at Doha Corniche
6/6/2011The Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) yesterday announced plans to unveil the MIA Park, the latest cultural destination along the Doha Corniche, towards mid-December.
Qatar accelerates visa issuance procedures
30/5/2011Visa issuance procedures in Qatar have been accelerated to meet growing demand of foreign labourers, who are required to work on booming infrastructure projects planned in Qatar over the coming years.
DTF 2011 to be unveiled on 4th June at Doha Exhibition Centre
30/5/2011More than 550 exhibitors from 31 nations are participating in Doha Trade Fair 2011 (DTF 2011), titled Shop the World, which is likely to be the biggest fun shopping event to be ever organized in Doha.
New hotels and amenities to strengthen Souq Waqif as major tourist hub
25/5/2011Apart from being a major tourist hub, Dohas Souq Waqif is set to further strengthen its reputation in this line, as it plans to set up new hotels and amenities and additional parking lots, revealed the General Manager of Souq Waqif, Mohammed Al Salim.
Doha to bid for the 2020 summer Olympics
25/5/2011The International Olympic Committee (IOC) yesterday kick-started the bid process for the Summer Games and Doha is likely to lead the Middle East charge, competing to host the 2020 Olympics.
New interchanges underway on Salwa Road
25/5/2011As a part of major expansion of Salwa road, one of the most important commercial avenues in Qatar, four busy roundabouts will be converted into interchanges shortly.
Major facelift for Mesaieed Industrial City
16/5/2011The Mesaieed Industrial City in Qatar is undergoing a major face lift, as Qatar Petroleum (QP) undertakes several infrastructure projects in the township.
Affordable rents, less traffic lure businessmen to outskirt locations
16/5/2011Entrepreneurs, particularly those involved in retail and wholesale businesses are seeking purpose-built premises on outskirts of Doha City, either for re-location, or for business expansion.
Qatar reports major tourism boost in 2011
10/5/2011The Asian Football Cup and other major events in Doha have led to increase in hotel occupancy rates in Doha during the first three months of the year.
Doha Trade Fair 2011 to be unveiled in Qatar on 4th June 2011
10/5/2011One of the biggest shopping events in Qatar, the Doha Trade Fair 2011 (DTF), will be unveiled on 4th June at the Doha Exhibition Centre, involving participation of diplomatic VIPs from several embassies in Qatar.
Major construction firms in region aim for role in Qatar construction boom
26/4/2011According to the IFP Group, the organizers of the leading construction show for Qatar and GCCc, Project Qatar, construction companies in the Middle East region are looking towards playing a major role in the current construction boom about to happen in Qatar.
Korean companies await major deals on Qatar infrastructure projects
26/4/2011According to sources, the Korean delegation from major companies in Korea have expressed confidence on striking deals on big infrastructure projects likely to be implemented in Qatar, for the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Ezdan plans to build tallest tower in the world
26/4/2011The Ezdan Real Estate Company has announced plans to build the worlds tallest tower in Doha, provided, it receives land from the concerned authorities.
New Industrial Area yet to be ready for accommodation of workers
21/4/2011With about just six months left for implementation of the law banning accommodation of single workers in residential areas, the New Industrial Area is yet to get ready for accommodation of workers to be relocated from various parts of the city.
Municipality to set up more customer service offices
12/4/2011The Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning will establish customer service offices in all municipalities of the country, as part of its efforts to de-centralize its services.
$75bn worth infrastructure expansion for FIFA World Cup 2022
12/4/2011The government in Qatar has been increasingly investing on countrys preparations for global extravaganza, such as the FIFA World Cup 2022, among others, as they are likely to generate considerable amount of opportunities for global and major regional firms in logistics, transport and related industries during the coming years.
Qatar to consider granting permanent residency status to expatriates
4/4/2011Qatar is considering granting of permanent residency to expatriates, provided, they meet the pre-determined criteria, said the Qatar National Development Strategy 2011-16.
New foreign recruits to be granted residence permits at the Airport
29/3/2011Foreign workers entering Qatar on recruitment can complete all necessary formalities for obtaining residence permit on arrival at the airport, announced a senior official at the Ministry of Interior.
Qatar grants residency to expat house owners for the first time ever
29/3/2011An Egyptian and a Pakistani have become the first two expatriates to receive residence permits in Qatar, under the sponsorship of real estate properties owned by them, in line with Cabinet Resolution No.

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