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Qatar to withdraw from OPEC effective 1st January 2019
4/12/2018
Qatar announced its plan to withdraw from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) effective 1st January 2019.
International Light Festival on 6th December
28/11/2018
The biggest and the first international Light Festival is all set to be held at Lusail Marina in Qatar during the first week of December.
New AI flights to connect Kannur and Doha from next month
14/11/2018
The Air India Express will start four times weekly flights between Kannur in Kerala and Doha from 10th December, according to an airline statement.
Doha International Book Fair to open on 29th November
14/11/2018
The 29th Doha International Book Fair, under the theme A City of Knowledge and Conscience would be held from 29th November to 8th December 2018.
Qatar makes new amendments to visa-free entry rules for Indians
7/11/2018
The Interior Ministry recently announced that the visa-free entry to Qatar for Indians would not stretch beyond 30 days beginning 11th November.
Index Qatar 2018 all set to be unveiled on 13th November
1/11/2018
The Index Qatar 2018, due to be held from 13th to 15th November 2018 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre will bring in over 5000 local and international participants to the country.
Qatar to implement scrapping of exit permit system towards the month-end
10/10/2018


The decision by Qatar to abolish its controversial exit permit system will get effective towards the end of October, a leading global trade union official mentioned.
Qatar ready to open its first overseas Visa Centre
4/10/2018
Qatar is all set to open the first Qatar Visa Centre (QVC) outside the State, it has been announced.
New laws announced on Permanent Residency for expats
11/9/2018
Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani recently issued the Law No.
Qatar among top ten most open countries in the world
4/9/2018
Qatar has grown to be the most open country in the Middle East and 8th most open in the world in terms of visa facilitation based on the recently updated visa openness ranking by The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
Major landmark project Education City Golf Club soft launch in Oct 2018
30/8/2018
The Education City Golf Club, a major landmark project for Qatar and the world of golf, will have a soft launch in October this year.
Line up of shopping bonanza this Eid at Doha Festival City
21/8/2018
Shoppers can look forward to fun and excitement at the Doha Festival City this Eid Al Adha, as special collections and offers from various retailors have flooded the mall.
Mall of Qatar lines up events to woo visitors this Eid Al Adha
9/8/2018
The premier shopping destination in Qatar, namely, the Mall of Qatar has lined up a series of events to attract visitors this Eid Al Adha, due to begin from 19th August.
Pakistani expats in Qatar can now renew identity cards, passports online
31/7/2018
Pakistani expats in Qatar can henceforth renew their identity cards and passports online by using the official website of Nadra Pakistan.
Qatar rapidly gaining popularity as a cruise destination
12/7/2018
Qatar is rapidly gaining popularity as a tourist destination for cruise passengers, with more than 66,200 cruise passengers having visited the country during first half of this year.
The Katara Expo unveiled to strengthen Qatari-Kuwaiti ties
5/7/2018
The Katara Cultural Village yesterday unveiled the The Qatari-Kuwait Relations Exhibition which opened doors for public in Qatar yesterday.
Qatar Summer Festival opens with major attractions for families and shoppers
20/6/2018
The fifth edition of Qatar Summer Festival, with the theme Colour Your Summer, held at the Doha Exhibition Centre is drawing nationals and residents alike, and has grown to be a major attraction for kids, given, the exciting games and entertainment for families.
2022 Qatar World Cup training sites to be ready next year
13/6/2018
The training sites for the 2022 FIFA World Cup are on track for completion by the end of 2019, the Supreme Committee (SC) for Delivery and Legacy announced.
Ashghal opens several major expressways in Qatar
5/6/2018
Over the past one year, the Public Works Authority in Qatar, Ashghal, has worked for the opening of several major expressways, and there has been major expansion in the road connectivity in several areas.
Qatar mulls granting of permanent residency to its expat population
31/5/2018
Qatar is almost on the verge of granting permanent residency to expatriates, following the approval of a draft law by the senior legislative body.
New Doha Gold Souq to open shortly
22/5/2018
A new promising destination for gold buyers, a Gold Souq, is in the final stages of construction in the heart of Doha and will open shortly for the public.
Line-up of Ramadan events for families at Mall of Qatar
22/5/2018
To enjoy the spirit of giving, the Mall of Qatar has announced the hosting of a line-up of activities for families and special decorations throughout the mall this Ramadan.
First phase of Sumaisma Beach opens for families
8/5/2018
The first phase of Sumaisma Beach has been unveiled by the Private Engineering Office for families in Qatar early this week.
Exit visa system to be scrapped soon
3/5/2018
The controversial exit visa system in Qatar which requires workers to obtain employer's permission to leave the country may soon be scrapped, following a deal that may be signed to this effect by Qatar, say labour experts.
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.

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