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Turkish Contractors likely to win upto $30bn worth projects

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Pearl Qatar to get its first luxury megaplex in 2014

A luxury megaplex with a 10 screen theatre is likely to be opened next year at The Pearl Qatar, it has been announced.

Qatar Contractors Forum Awards to be given for winners in construction sector

The IQPC has launched the Qatar Contractors Forum Awards, in recognition of the groundbreaking efforts of construction sector in Qatar.

Qatar signs deal to grow into quality leisure destination

Qatar has taken a major step ahead to grow to be a quality leisure destination, by signing of deal with World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), to chart the framework required to develop facilities on par with international standards.

Qatar Ministry approves 19 mosque designs

The Minister of Awqaf and Isamic Affairs, HE Dr Ghaith bin Mubarak Al Kuwari, has approved 19 new designs to be followed by all mosques to be built in Qatar.

Railway tracks to link the proposed Bahrain-Qatar Friendship Causeway

Experts are studying plans to establish railway tracks parallel to King Fahad Causeway, as part of the $10bn GCC rail link, which will link with the proposed Bahrain-Qatar Friendship Causeway, said a recent report.

Parsons bags Doha Expressway Project contract

Parsons has been awarded the design and construction supervision contract for the Doha Expressway project, Package 9, the second package awarded to Parsons in less than 9 months.

Ashghal awards QR2bn contracts for new schools
9/7/2013The Public Works Authority in Qatar (Ashghal) has awarded QR2bn worth contracts for construction of 44 new schools, including 15 kindergartens across the country.
Failure to carry Residence Permit ID cards can lead to QR10000 fine
9/7/2013All residents in Qatar are required to carry their Residence Permit ID Cards or proof of residence, and should be ready to produce it whenever required by the authorities concerned, and those violating the rule will be fined up to QR10,000, emphasized Brig Nasser Mohamed Eisa al-Sayed, Director, Search and Follow-up Department, during a community interaction seminar held at the headquarters of the Traffic department on Sunday.
$140bn transport infrastructure projects planned in time for FIFA World Cup 2022

Qatar plans to invest more than $140bn in transport infrastructure as preparation for the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Doha Trade Fair 2013 to conclude on 6th July

The popular Doha Trade Fair 2013 which is currently underway at the Doha Exhibition Centre will conclude on 6th July 2013.

Al Zubarah Archeological Site joins UNESCO World Heritage List

A traditional Pearl Fishing town, Al Zubarah Archeological Site, located along the north-western coast of Qatar, has joined the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Qatar Emir concedes power to son, setting rare Gulf Arab example

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani today handed over power to his son, the Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani.

New Floating Hotel accommodation for Qatar 2022 World Cup participants

A Finnish architecture firm is all set to develop a space-saving, energy-efficient floating hotel concept to accommodate the participants of Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Ramadan Festival to kick-start in July 2013

The Aspire Zone Foundation (ASF) annual Ramadan Festival, titled Hayyakum b Aspire is all set to return for the third year, incorporating cultural and family activities.

Rentals for new malls shoot up by 30 percent this year
18/6/2013The rental rates for the upcoming malls in Qatar are 20 to 30 percent higher, in comparison to the prevailing rates, which indicate a bullish market, said the latest Quarterly Real Estate Market Report by Tanween.
Expat health insurance system to get operational by 2015

The Health Insurance System will get fully operational by 2015 and expatriates will be covered in the last phase of implementation of the system, revealed a senior public health official.

DIMDEX 2014 to be the biggest event of its kind in the region

The forthcoming Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX 2014) would be the biggest ever event, with an increasing number of participant companies and countries, say organisers.

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