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Following the success of inaugural edition of Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS) last year, the organizers have announced the QIBS 2014 dates.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The much-awaited F-Ring Road will link Hamad International Airport (HIA) to Industrial Area Road, and will open by mid-September, Public Works Authority, Ashghal has confirmed.
Qatar Airways has announced plans to increase frequency on the popular Doha (DOH)-Dubai (DXB) routes from 26th October, with introduction of additional daily flights to Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC).
The Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) has begun its Shopping Fun activity, which forms part of Summer Festival, wherein raffle coupons are being issued in malls across Qatar.
The Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning in Doha is likely to announce details of its 20 proposed commercial streets under Doha Municipality.
Doha Metro Rail project works has been gathering pace lately, and property investors are seeking to invest in the outskirts of the city, with areas covering an estimated 100km network.
The Education City in Qatar is working to build two parts of Qatar Economic Zone, which would be spread over 42 square kilometres.
Ten major events and activities will be simultaneously unveiled today at various venues across Qatar, as part of Eid in Qatar festival, organized by the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA).
Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) has announced that it would host the first-ever Qatar Summer Festival, which will begin immediately after Eid Al Fitr holiday from 4th August to 27th September 2014.
The Minister of Labour and Social Affairs HE Abdullah bin Saleh Mubarak al Khulafi, has emphasized that the present sponsorship system would be soon replaced by a modern contract between worker and employer.
The retail market in Qatar has touched QR32bn, due to growing demand and high purchasing power of people.
Work on the first and second phases of Al Rayyan Road upgrade project has begun with first phase due to be completed by fourth quarter of 2016, said Ashghal, the Public Works Authority.
An online system is being developed whereby various approvals for building plan, its construction or repair can be done through a single window.
With the opening of the new Dukhan Highway Central from Al Sheehaniya Interchange to Al Rayyan Stadium Roundabout, the traffic between Dukhan and Central Doha will see a major improvement, said Ashghal, the Public Works Authority in Qatar.
The Supreme Education Council (SEC) has announced plans to open 28 new private schools by the next academic year in Qatar.
The Ramadan Festival in Katara was unveiled last week with the opening of the Quran and Astronomy Exhibition.
The booking and online registrations for the regions most influential trade exhibition, Milipol Qatar 2014 is underway, which is due to be held from 20th to 22nd October 2014 at the Doha Exhibition Centre.
A new regulation by Qatar Central Bank (QCB) mandates submission of Qatar identification document for all banking transactions, and now, customers without an updated Qatar ID on bank database may face service disruption due to the implementation of new rule.
The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has made considerable progress on construction of first phase C-Ring Road development project.
Doha will be the most served destination by Emirates airline beginning December this year, when the airline increases daily flights to Doha to seven in number.
Dubai and London have emerged as top preferred destinations for Qataris to enjoy their summer vacations, reveal travel agents.
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