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Largest open-air amusement park open doors
17/4/2018
The largest open-air amusement park in Qatar, the Entertainment World Village has officially opened doors to public on 15th April.
First-of-its-kind taxi app launched
12/4/2018
Qatar Taxi, the first-of-its-kind Qatari application for booking cars, has been launched by a local company, Al Dana, in Qatar.
Qatar announces free cancer treatment for its residents
29/3/2018


A senior official with Hamad Medical Corportation (HMC) Oncology Department revealed that treatment of cancer will be free for all residents in Qatar henceforth.
Qatar all set to host 7th edition of Cityscape Qatar
21/3/2018
Qatar is gearing up for the seventh edition of Cityscape Qatar to be held from 23rd to 25th April 2018 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre under the patronage of HE Sheikh Abduallah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Prime Minister and Interior Minister.
Qatar International Food Festival 2018 unveiled today
15/3/2018
Major food fest, the Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) has been unveiled at Hotel Park today.
Qatar flags off second edition of International Kite Festival
6/3/2018
The second edition of Aspire International Kite Festival will begin on 6th March and continue until 9th March, following its enormous success last year.
Holiday for banks, financial institutions in Qatar
1/3/2018
The Qatar Central Bank has announced that 4th March 2018, Sunday, will be an official holiday for all banks and financial institutions in Qatar.
New Qatar Olympic Sport Museum to be unveiled next year
21/2/2018
The new building of the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sport Museum will be officially unveiled next year.
Seventh edition of Qatar National Sport Day unveiled
14/2/2018
The seventh edition of Qatar National Sport Day was unveiled in Qatar yesterday, in accordance with the Emiri decree No.
Doha to have 2000km of cycle lanes in coming years
14/2/2018
Qatar will build more than 2000km of cycle lanes in the coming years, tweeted the Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, on the occasion of the National Sport Day.
Qatar World Cup Venue to be ready by the year-end
8/2/2018
Designed by the renowned Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, the Qatar World Cup venue will be ready towards the end of 2018, said officials responsible for the project.
20 new e-gates to open at Hamad International Airport this year
31/1/2018
Hamad International Airport has announced plans to open 20 new e-gates this year to facilitate the entry and exit of passengers from and to Doha.
Hamad International Airport welcomes more than 120mn passengers
17/1/2018
Hamad International Airport (HIA) has welcomed about 120million passengers till until last year, since it began operations on 27th May 2014, it was announced.
Largest official shopping festival Shop Qatar opens doors
10/1/2018
The Minister of Economy and Commerce, HE Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani launched the second edition of Shop Qatar, the country’s official shopping festival, in a dazzling event.
New visa facilitation measures brings surge of visitors
2/1/2018
The visa facilitation measures adopted by Qatar have successfully drawn more foreign tourists into the country over the past year, agrees Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA).
QR1bn fund allocated for Doha facelift in the coming years
26/12/2017
Doha, an already impressive modern city, will get a another facelift in the next five years, owing to QR1bn fund offered by the government for its beautification and development, revealed Mohamed bin Abdullah al-Rumaihi, the Minister of Municipality and Environment.
Shop Qatar to begin from 7th January 2018
5/12/2017
The second edition of Shop Qatar will begin from 7th January and will conclude on 7th February 2018 with a series of nation-wide promotions, discounts, entertainment and public celebrations, the Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC), together with Qatar Tourism Authority, announced.
New Square Mall unveiled
29/11/2017
Square Mall, a new commercial and retail development centre, located in the Al Thumama area has been formally unveiled yesterday in Qatar, in the presence of several dignitaries and residents.
Qatar unveils design of first reusable stadium for World Cup 2022
29/11/2017
Qatar recently unveiled the design for World Cups first reusable stadium, the seventh of eight expected venues that will host the 2022 games tournament.
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).

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