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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 Ė 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.

Qatar to impose restriction on driving licenses for new expatriates

With the traffic authorities in Qatar planning to impose restrictions to help ease traffic chaos on Doha roads, it may no-longer be easy for newly-arriving expatriate workers to acquire a Qatari driverís license.

Qatar witnessing 20percent growth in tourist numbers annually

Tourist numbers in Qatar are swelling 20percent annually, revealed Saeed al-Hajri, Chairman of Tourism Committee of Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

QR20bn worth contracts awarded for Doha Metro line

The Qatar Railways Company has awarded QR20bn worth construction contracts to build 216km Doha Metro line linking Doha City Centre with several of the World Cup stadiums.

Qatar to build an island for 2022 World Cup Soccer fan

Plans for Oryx Island were unveiled by the Qatari developer Barwa Real
Estate, featuring luxury villas, water parks, five floating hotels, and cruise

Council relaxes rules for Qatari teachers in independent schools

The Supreme Education Council (SEC) has said that Qataris can now take up teaching jobs in independent schools, even if they do not have previous experience in the profession.

Doha Tower bags another prestigious award

The 46-storey Doha Tower has been bestowed with another award, this time for its outstanding looks and unique features.

More than 7000 professionals to participate in Cityscape Qatar Expo 2013

Cityscape Qatar 2013 real estate exhibition due to be held from 27th to 29th May at the Doha Exhibition Centre, will feature about 100 exhibitors and more than 7000 professionals and investors from around the world.

Call for removing sponsorship and exit permit system in Qatar

According to the Geneva-based Building and Wood Workers International, Qatar has to work towards removing the sponsorship and exit permit system.

Doha to build seven flyovers at C Ring Road to ease traffic

Traffic jams are very common and a reality in Doha.

Al Dhakira gets new one-of-a-kind commercial complex

Doha recently unveiled the first commercial complex of its kind in Al Dhakhira, that caters to basic necessities of a residential locality such as a provision store, laundry, tailor and barber shops, beauty salon, restaurant, cafeteria, butchery, among other things.

Project Qatar 2013 kick-starts in Doha

The 10th International Trade, Construction, Building Materials, Equipment and Environmental Technology for Qatar (Project Qatar 2013), kicked off to a good start at the Doha Exhibition Centre yesterday.

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