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Today, the 9th of February is an official holiday in Qatar, to mark the National Sport Day.
Qatar is all set to award more than $22billion worth fresh contracts this year, as it maintains its spending spree prior to FIFA 2022 World Cup, said a report by MEED projects, the regional projects tracker.
Together with Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA), the Qatar Business Incubation Centre (QBIC) has officially launched QBIC Tourism, the country’s first specialized incubator for tourism start-ups, following soft-launch which witnessed incubation of nine start-ups in the field of tourism.
Expatriates seeking return visa for people under personal sponsorship who have stayed out of the country for more than six months, can now apply online through Metrash2, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) announced.
Qatar is one of the best destination in the Middle East for expatriates who wish to boost their standard of living, says the latest Expatriate Explorer survey by HSBC.
Qatar government has signed major deals with three private companies for construction of the first phase of a major labour accommodation project that is eventually likely to house 179,000 workers, a report said.
Several hundreds of tourists exploring the Arabian Gulf on board regional cruises visited Qatar last week.
Hamad International Airport has been awarded Best Airport Award during the first Future Travel Experience (FTE) Asia Awards ceremony, held in Singapore on 18th November 2015.
Qatar Airways will double its services to Australia next year, by including more flights to Sydney in March and Adelaide in May, as it tries to narrow down the advantage now enjoyed by some of the flag-carries in the UAE, on connecting flights between Australia and Europe.
Most important stadium construction sites are evolving rapidly and will rapidly take shape on the ground.
Construction work on Doha Metro is currently in full zoom and the first phase of the project will be ready by end of 2019.
The new law regulating entry, exit and residency of expats in Qatar, has transformed the Kafala (sponsorship) system in Qatar into one controlled by employment contracts, the Interior ministry announced.
The Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning plans to build 59 new public parks worth total of QR1.
The official launch of $825mn Labour City, the largest workers accommodation facility, which can house about 70,000 workers has been announced.
Lusail Real Estate Development Company showcased its latest environment-friendly and sustainable architectural designs to hundreds of visitors who toured the Qatar Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015.
Hospitality Qatar 2015 has drawn about 7,346 trade visitors, with about 120 exhibitors from over 12 countries, during the event held from October 13th to 15th at Doha Exhibition Centre.
The tourism promotion agency in Qatar expects tourist arrival in the country to surpass three million mark towards the year-end.
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