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First-of-its-kind Red Street opened

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
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
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

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

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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The northern-most city of Qatar is all set for an overhaul through a QR700million project, Ashghal has announced.
Qatar Airways to set up domestic airline in India
Qatar Airways plans to set up a domestic airline in India.
Population in Qatar surpasses 2.6 million last month
The population in Qatar crossed 2.
GCC plans Multi-entry visas to boost tourist arrivals

The Colliers International Report, which was released at the Arabian Travel Market this week, suggests that the GCC, which aims to increase its target of Indian and Chinese inbound tourist arrivals, should consider issuing multi-entry visas, like Schengen visa issued by the European nations.
Largest Monoprix in the world officially opens
French Hypermarket Monoprix is now officially open for business at the new Doha Festival City (DFC).
First World Cup Stadium almost ready
With yet another five years to go before the 2022 World Cup, Qatar is nearing completion of its first stadium for the tournament.
Amazing family packages for visitors at Magical Festival Village

Ezdan World Company, a subsidiary of Ezdan Holding group, is offering amazing offers and family packages at competitive prices until 30th April for visitors of Magical Festival Village.

The Mall of Qatar welcomes more than 150,000 visitors

A unique shopping and entertainment destination, The Mall of Qatar has been officially unveiled, involving the presence of over 150,000 visitors.

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