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Discover Education City event gets underway
1/10/2013

The Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU) together with its partner universities will host the annual student recruitment event for high school students, Discover Education City (DEC), on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Qatar ranked as top financial centre in Middle East
1/10/2013

Qatar has been ranked as top financial centre in the Middle East in the latest Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI 14), by the London-based Z/Yen Group.

Qatar may introduce Helicopter overfly to ease traffic woes
1/10/2013

Qatar plans to introduce a helicopter overfly in areas of high traffic and direct land patrols to ease traffic during peak hours.

New law under study may raise Qatari retirement age
24/9/2013

The retirement age for Qatari men may be fixed at 67 and women to be fixed at 62, if a new law under consideration takes effect.

First commercial complex for single workers to open next month
24/9/2013

The Grand Mall Hypermarket, to be unveiled in the first week of October, at the West-End Park in the Industrial Area, will particularly cater for single workers in the area, and will be the first such facility for the public.

More affordable homes needed to prevent housing crisis
24/9/2013

With increasing house rents coupled with major infrastructure projects and increased influx of foreign workers into Qatar, experts have called for the need of more housing units in the low to medium segments, to address possible shortage in supply of housing units.

Worlds Largest Floating Book Fair in Doha next month
17/9/2013

The Worlds largest floating book fair, MV Logos Hope, will be back in Doha next month.

New Doha Port project progressing as scheduled for 2015 completion
17/9/2013

The development works at New Doha Port is making quick progress, and the project is expected to be delivered on time for operations by 2016, said Nabil Al Buenain, Project Executive Director, New Port Project (NPP).

Qatar to have 10 new malls over next 2 to 5 years
4/9/2013

According to latest update by Al Asmakh Real Estate Development Company (Aredc), the valuation and research wing revealed that the proposed supply of new malls will be delivered within next two to five years in Qatar.

Al Wakra Barwa Village set to turn into major shopping hub
4/9/2013

The Barwa Village in Al Wakra is all set to be a major shopping hub, when the new International Airport located in proximity to it, gets operational, says Barwa Real Estate Company, leading real estate developer in Qatar.

Huge multi-storeyed underground parking to solve Souq Waqif parking woes
4/9/2013

A huge underground multi-storeyed parking facility has been planned near Souq Waqif to enable visitors to gain better access to the tourist hotspot in the country.

World Cup 2022 preparations trigger huge demand for primary building materials
27/8/2013

The construction sector in Qatar is all set to see a record demand for primary building materials over the coming few years.

Unified Tourist Visa to be implemented early next year in the region
27/8/2013

The GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) is all set to implement a unified tourist visa early next year, revealed Abdullah Al-Shobaily, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Matters at the GCC.

Qatar Airways to launch new Delhi, Bangalore services
21/8/2013

Beginning 1st September, Qatar Airways will begin launch of services to and from Delhi and Bangalore, with the introduction of has announced plans to extend its Boeing 787 Dreamliner route network.

Qatar welcomes more than 75,000 visitors from GCC this Eid
21/8/2013

About 75,000 people from GCC visited Qatar during the Eid Al Fitr holidays, with hotel occupancy rates during Eid holidays having reached 80 to 100 percent in majority of hotels, revealed the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA).

Versatile Eid festivities by QTA attracts huge crowds
13/8/2013

The Eid Festival by Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) 2013 is now living up to its promise of fun and entertainment for families in Qatar and from around the GCC.

Doha International Airport welcomes record passenger numbers this Eid
13/8/2013

The Doha International Airport (DIA) is experiencing record number passenger footfalls through its airport during the first days of Eid holiday period.

Turkish Contractors likely to win upto $30bn worth projects
13/8/2013

With Qatar planning around $200bn worth investments, Turkish contractors are likely to win construction projects worth $25bn to $30bn in Qatar, prior to 2022 World Cup, it has been revealed.

Expat remittances in Qatar surge to QR33bn in first half of 2013
13/8/2013

Expat remittances have grown to touch QR33bn during the first half of this year, say analysts from the industry.

Wanasa Entertainment City all set to unveil Eid festivities
6/8/2013

The Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) is all set to open the 15,000 square metres Wanasa Entertainment City at the Doha Exhibition Centre, to spice up the Eid festivities in Qatar.

Increased population leading to rental growth in Qatar
6/8/2013

Rentals have begun to grow in Qatar, given, the surging growth in population, which in-turn, has resulted in increased demand for properties, revealed DTZ, the leading global real estate services company.

Sharq Crossing project to be ready by 2020
6/8/2013

Work is underway on the $5bn Sharq Crossing project, better known as Doha Bay crossing and Expressway project.

New law mandates boat driving licences in Qatar
30/7/2013

A new planned law in Qatar would make boat driving licenses mandatory, and if so, Qatar will shortly begin issuing driving licenses for all types of boats, including motor boats.

Increased tourist arrivals in Qatar
30/7/2013

The tourist arrival numbers in Qatar shot up considerably, although vast majority of these are business visitors, reveals a leading tourism promotion agency in Qatar.

Employees facing family visa hurdles in Qatar
25/7/2013

Employers in the country are finding it difficult to retain workers in view of the difficulties faced by them in obtaining family visas.

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