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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).

More than 1 million expats benefitted from Wage Protection System
10/5/2016

More than one million expatriate workers have been benefitted from the Wage Protection System (WPS) in Qatar, wherein, it is mandatory for employers to transfer workers’ salaries on time to their bank accounts, revealed HE Dr.

Project Qatar 2016 unveiled with more than 37 participating nations
10/5/2016

The 13th International Construction Technology and Building Materials Exhibition, Project Qatar 2016, has been unveiled yesterday, which involves huge participation of entrepreneurs and companies from more than 37 nations.

First skydiving centre is the latest get-away for thrill-seekers
3/5/2016

Latest get-away is the skydiving centre based at the Al Khor airfield in the north of Doha, which has been opened to the public today.

Cityscape Qatar 2016 concludes; Huge visitor turnout
3/5/2016

Cityscape Qatar 2016, which concluded in Qatar on 28th April 2016, drew large visitor numbers, including lead figures and real estate developers and huge visitor numbers.

Cityscape Qatar 2016 unveiled in Qatar today
26/4/2016

The Fifth edition of Cityscape Qatar Exhibition, one of the largest real estate development and investment exhibitions in the region will open today at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC).

Tram design unveiled for new Qatar City
19/4/2016

Alstom, a world pioneer in integrated railway systems, together with Qatar Rail has unveiled the design of the Citadis tram for its four-line network project at Lusail, the latest planned city in Qatar spanning 35 sq km area north of the city centre, Doha.

More than 35,000 visitors expected at Project Qatar 2016
19/4/2016

Hundreds of companies from 37 countries will participate in the 13th edition of Project Qatar to be held from 9th to 12th May 2016 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC).

Q-Post launches new online shopping & shipping services
12/4/2016

Qatar Postal Service Company (Q-Post) has launched a new e-commerce service to its portfolio, namely Connected.

Souq Waqif Festival celebrations brings joy to children & families alike
12/4/2016

Souq Waqif, the two-week festival which kick-started on 4th April with children’s rides, games and preparations for art workshops at Al-Ahmed Square with numerous special attractions for families, would conclude on 18th April 2016.

Ministry regulates parking fee in Qatar malls and shopping centres
6/4/2016

The Ministry of Economy and Commerce in Qatar has issued a decision regulating car parking and valet service charges in malls and shopping centres in Qatar.

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