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Qatar simplifies residency procedures of expat workers
22/11/2017
Qatar has made the residency procedures easy for expat workers by allowing them to complete the procedures at their home counties.
Qatar Ministry reveals details of e-travel authorization for on-arrival visa
17/11/2017
Interior Ministry of Qatar has just made an announcement about e-travel authorization for on-arrival visa.
Hospitality Qatar 2017 unveiled in Doha
8/11/2017
The Minister of Economy and Commerce, H E Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani yesterday unveiled Hospitality Qatar 2017, in the presence of hundreds thronging stalls of 153 exhibitors from 15 countries at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.
Qatar makes efforts to support rights of expatriate workers
26/10/2017
Preparations are on to introduce minimum wage for workers in Qatar, said Dr Issa Saad al-Jafali al-Nuaimi, the Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs.
Driving license ban on certain job categories temporary
26/10/2017
The General Directorate of Traffic has clarified that the ban on certain job categories to obtain licence was just a temporary measure and would be lifted once infrastructure projects are completed.
Hotel reservations not mandatory for visa-on-arrival
17/10/2017
Hotel reservations or other conditions are not mandatory for obtaining various types of on-arrival tourist visas in Qatar, said the Ministry of Interior (MoI).
First-of-its-kind Qatar National Library to open doors to public next month
11/10/2017
The Qatar National Library (QNL) will officially open doors to the public in Education City on 7th November, thereby offering residents access to more than one million books, periodicals and special collections, including the much acclaimed Heritage Collection.
First-of-its-kind Red Street opened
13/9/2017


The Private Engineering Office has opened the first-of-its-kind red street, located within the boundaries of Al Bida Park, and stretches from Qatar National Theatre to the Emiri Diwan Roundabout.
Hamad Port officially unveiled in Doha
6/9/2017
HH the Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, unveiled Hamad Port yesterday, which is due to rake in about QR2.
Ashghal completes major project to ease traffic flow
31/8/2017
In a bid to ease traffic flow across the county, Ashghal, the Public Works Authority in Qatar, announced the completion of second and final phase of Ali bin Abi Talib Street development project in New Slata, apart from conversion of the TV Roundabout to a Signal-controlled intersection.
Qatar announces visa-free entry for nationals of 80 countries
17/8/2017


Qatar has announced a programme to allow visa-free entry for nationals of 80 countries.
Qatar records increased tourist arrivals, despite restrictions
17/8/2017


The first-half of this year has seen increased tourist numbers in Qatar, with further increase expected in the coming period, particularly, after Qatar announced exemption of visa for nationals of 80 countries to enter Qatar.
Qatar bans annual leave for nationals and expats
11/7/2017
The Gulf Association for Rights and Freedoms has appealed to the offices of both Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, to protect labour rights in Qatar.
New eVisa service boosts tourist arrivals
5/7/2017


The Ministry of Interior (MOI), Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism Authority have launched an e-visa platform through which visitors to Qatar can directly apply for tourist visas.
Entertainment City opens up for thrill-seekers this year
27/6/2017
The Entertainment City, which is the centrepiece of family attraction during the Qatar Summer Festival (QSF), yesterday drew an impressive visitor line-up for its interactive games and other attractions.
Qatar Summer Festival 2017 draws impressive visitor numbers
27/6/2017
Qatar Summer Festival (QSF), the fourth edition of which was launched recently, continues to draw visitors in huge numbers through various participating malls and other venues, with a line-up of shows for families.
Qatar ranked the best place in Arab world for children
20/6/2017
Qatar has been ranked as the best place in the Arab World for children to grow up safely and in a healthy manner, as per the latest global index by Save The Children.
World Cup plans continue to remain on track
13/6/2017
World Cup preparations in Qatar continue to be on track, with organizers remaining confident about meeting deadlines, a source close to the 2022 tournament said.
GCC nations suspend land, air and sea links with Qatar
6/6/2017
Qatar Airways yesterday announced suspension of flights between Doha and destinations in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Egypt, in view of diplomatic crisis, and closing of air, sea and land links with Qatar.
Qatar fuel prices to see a dip during Ramadan
31/5/2017
In what comes as a relief for motorists during the Holy Month of Ramadan, the Ministry of Energy and Industry has reduced the prices of diesel and super gasoline.
Katara lines up Ramadan rituals for public
31/5/2017
Katara, which forms part of Ramadan festival, has officially installed its Iftar Cannon at the southern area of The Cultural Village.
Qatar witnesses huge rise in cruise tourism
24/5/2017
Qatar is seeing increase in cruise travel, with around 47,000 passengers and crew having arrived on Qatar’s shores during 2016-17, which marks more than 1000 percent increase in comparison to the previous season, making it the largest, reports Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA).
First world cup venue officially opens to public on 19th May
16/5/2017
The first world cup venue in Qatar is now ready and will officially open to public on 19th May, The venue will host its debut football match this weekend, organizers have announced.
Ramadan work hours announced for public sectors
16/5/2017
Employees in Qatar, including those working for ministries and public institutions will work five-hour per day during Ramadan, the officials have announced.
Northern city of Qatar set for QR700mn overhaul
10/5/2017
The northern-most city of Qatar is all set for an overhaul through a QR700million project, Ashghal has announced.

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