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Advent of Doha Metro Rail project triggers demand for city outskirt areas
13/8/2014

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.

Education City to build two parts of Qatar Economic Zone
13/8/2014

The Education City in Qatar is working to build two parts of Qatar Economic Zone, which would be spread over 42 square kilometres.

Major festivities lined up as part of Eid in Qatar 2014
29/7/2014

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).

First-ever Qatar Summer Festival to open after Eid Al Fitr holidays
29/7/2014

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.

Modern contract likely to replace sponsorship system shortly
22/7/2014

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.

Qatar retail sector witnesses massive growth
22/7/2014

The retail market in Qatar has touched QR32bn, due to growing demand and high purchasing power of people.

Work on Al Rayyan Road to be complete by Q4 2016
22/7/2014

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.

Online system likely soon for approval of building plan and designs
16/7/2014

An online system is being developed whereby various approvals for building plan, its construction or repair can be done through a single window.

Dukhan-Central Doha traffic eased with new Dukhan Highway Central opening
16/7/2014

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.

28 new private schools to come up in Qatar by next academic year
16/7/2014

The Supreme Education Council (SEC) has announced plans to open 28 new private schools by the next academic year in Qatar.

Katara Ramadan Festival and Expo opens to public
9/7/2014

The Ramadan Festival in Katara was unveiled last week with the opening of the Quran and Astronomy Exhibition.

Milipol Qatar 2014 registrations now open
9/7/2014

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.

New regulation mandates Qatar ID card for all banking transactions
9/7/2014

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.

First Phase C-Ring Road development project under progress
2/7/2014

The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has made considerable progress on construction of first phase C-Ring Road development project.

Doha to take top spot as most-served city by Emirates
2/7/2014

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, London most preferred holiday destinations for Qatar residents
2/7/2014

Dubai and London have emerged as top preferred destinations for Qataris to enjoy their summer vacations, reveal travel agents.

Name and design for new Al Khor stadium unveiled
24/6/2014

The name and design for a new 60,000-seat stadium in Al Khor, known as Al Bayt, Al Khor City, was announced during a recent press conference held at Al Khor Sports Club.

Parking fee system at new airport announced
24/6/2014

Hamad International Airport (HIA) has announced changes in its short and long-term car parking fee.

French Conglomerates sign deal to build tram system for future Lusail City
24/6/2014

Alstom and Vinci, leading French conglomerates have signed a 2 billion euro deal with Qatar yesterday to build a tram system in the future Lusail City.

Design for new World Cup 2022 stadium to be unveiled at Al Khor
17/6/2014

The design for new Al Khor Stadium, one of the proposed venues for 2022 World Cup matches, will be unveiled on 21st June.

Mini Industrial City - Business Incubator Qatar unveiled
17/6/2014

A mini industrial city, namely the Business Incubator Qatar, has been unveiled by the Social Development House (SDH), aimed at transforming the vision and understanding of free vocational business.

Qatari Banks seek stringent lending rules for expatriates
17/6/2014

Banks in Qatar are now working towards tightening lending rules for expatriates, say latest reports.

Qatar plans for a new worker-friendly job market
17/6/2014

Qatar has emphasized on its pledge to introduce a liberal job market, with rules being changed such that expats can change jobs depending on the contract signed with their employer.

Qatar Duty Free unveils new world-class shopping centre at HIA
10/6/2014

Qatar Duty Free has unveiled a world-class shopping centre for passengers travelling through the Hamad International Airport (HIA), starting 27th May.

New law banning illegal partitioning of flats likely to push up rents
10/6/2014

A new law aimed at combating illegal partitioning of villas and flats was recently introduced in Qatar.

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