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Qatar to invest QR255bn in infrastructure in the run-up to 2022 FIFA World Cup

In the run-up to 2022 FIFA World Cup, and in accordance with Qatar National Vision 2030, the government of Qatar plans to invest about QR255bn on infrastructure and transport, apart from hotels and stadiums, says Deloitte, a management consultancy.

Qatar International Boat Show opens doors to public

The second edition of Qatar International Boat Show has opened doors today at Mourjan Marinas, Lusail City.

Qatar Taxis to have unified call centre & single toll-free number

All taxis in Qatar will shortly have a unified call centre facility and a single toll-free number, operated by the public transport company, Mowasalat.

Law on salary transfer for workers to be implemented by the year end

The proposed amendments in the labour law to be implemented by the year end, will make salary transfer to bank accounts mandatory, said the Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, HE Dr.

Qatar launches new mobile phone app to ensure safe driving

Qatar has launched a new mobile phone application, which can possibly make the roads in the country safer by blocking a motorist phone call or message when driving.

C-Ring Road to open to traffic on 10th November

A major stretch of C-Ring Road from Ramada Intersection to Al Kinana Intersection, near La Cigale hotel which is currently partially shut, will now open to traffic from 10th November, said Ashghal, the Public Works Authority.

New QR500mn mall coming up on A-Ring Road

The Barwa Real Estate Group is likely to build QR500mn mall Alaateda, featuring about 650 retail shops, in proximity to Msheireb Downtown, which is under construction, a report said.

Three new central markets to be established

The Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani issued a directive to begin work on a proposal to establish three new central markets in Qatar to meet the demands of fast-growing population.

Doha International Flowers and Garden Expo to be unveiled on 20th November

More than 50 local and international firms are participating in the Doha International Flowers and Garden Exhibition to be held from 20th November to 22nd November at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Park.

High property prices leading to increased rentals for housing units

There has been an abnormal spurt in property prices, particularly for land plots, which in turn, has led to increased rentals for housing units and commercial spaces.

Milipol Qatar Exhibition unveiled at Doha Exhibition Centre

The 10th Milipol Qatar Exhibition kick-started at the Doha Exhibition Centre yesterday, with hundreds of visitors from across the regionís states having flocked to the venue to visit the pavilions showcasing security equipment and solutions.

Infrastructure spend to benefit local and international firms

Despite the concern over weakening global economy, Qatar is ready to invest billions of dollars worth of infrastructure investment in the coming years, according to senior economists and banking leaders.

Doha, among top finalists in New7Wonders Cities global campaign

The Founder-President of New7Wonders, Bernard Weber, revealed the 14 official finalists who were through to the last round of the New7Wonders Cities global campaign, in Munich, Germany.

Novo Cinemas multiplex to come up at North Gate Mall

Largest chain of cinemas in Middle East, Novo Cinemas, and subsidiary of Qatar Media Services has announced the signing of a deal with North Gate Mall, Doha.

Qataris dissatisfied over low housing loans from government

As the cost of construction continue to escalate due to growing demand for materials amidst the building boom, Qataris are once again complaining that the housing loan provided to them by the state is insufficient.

New retail stores galore at The Pearl Qatar

The Pearl-Qatar has witnessed opening of several new stores in the growing precincts of Porto Arabia and Medina Centrale, thereby fulfilling the promise of retail bliss by the island and catering to the growing number of residents and visitors looking for exclusive shopping and dining experience in Doha.

Campaigns against FIFA World Cup 2022 should be faced with confidence

The Minister of Culture Arts and Heritage, HE Dr Hamad bin Abdul Aziz al Kuwari said that campaigns against Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup bid is irregular, and should be faced with confidence.

Katara Qatar witnesses increased tourist numbers this Eid Al Adha

Katara, one of the major tourist destinations in the country, continued to witness increase in visitor numbers during its spectacular Eid Al Adha festival shows.

Qatar second best in the world for infrastructure investment

Qatar is the second-most attractive market in the world for investment in infrastructure, says EC Harris, a global built asset consultancy firm.

Jet Airways introduces more flight services linking Doha and India

The Indian-based airline Jet Airways is entering an expansion mode and is doubling its daily frequency between Doha and Mumbai and will also launch new services to Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode in Kerala.

International Boat Show 2014 to take-off in Qatar from 11th November

Following the success of inaugural edition of Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS) last year, the organizers have announced the QIBS 2014 dates.

Qatar focuses on investment projects in the run-up to 2022 World Cup

In the run-up to the 2022 World Cup being planned in Qatar, the government has major infrastructure plans in place, with the government having already begun execution of these plans.

Qatar works on new economic diversification plans

The economy in Qatar has begun a new diversification phase, as the latest Qatar Economic Insight report for September showed large investment spending in non-hydrocarbon sector with 6.

New port project first phase to be operational by end of 2016

The first phase of the new Port Project, worth QR27bn will get operational by end of 2016 with initial capacity to accommodate about two million containers, which will eventually be increased to six million containers when the project is fully complete by 2020.

Fun City welcomes 77,000 visitors

The Family Fun indoor entertainment city spanning 10,000sqm at the Doha Exhibition Centre (DEC) has witnessed entry of atleast 77,000 visitors for the past three weeks, said Qatar Tourism Authority, the organisers of the event.

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