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Katara to develop international tourist island in Doha

The Qatar-based hospitality giant, Katara Hospitality will develop an island, as an international tourist spot near the Ritz-Carlton Doha, and will open hotels in Paris and Milan over the coming months.

Qatar Municipality allocates 900 plots for workers housing

The Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning (MMUP) has announced allocation of 900 plots, each measuring 1000 sqm, as workers housing.

More than 2100 exhibitors to participate in the forthcoming Project Qatar

About 2100 exhibitors from about 50 countries will participate in the 10th edition of the regional building trade exhibition, Project Qatar, to be held in Doha from 6th to 9th May, under the auspices of HE the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al-Thani.

New undersea tunnel to link West Bay with Hamad International Airport

A project is underway to link the West Bay area with Hamad International Airport (HIA) through an undersea tunnel.

Development of transport infrastructure tops priority

Upgrading the domestic transport system is one of the top investment priorities of Qatar in this decade, with at least $70bn worth projects already being planned.

Opening of grand new Hamad International Airport postponed

The opening of the grand new Hamad International Airport in Doha, which was scheduled for 1st April 2013, was postponed indefinitely, following a directive from the Civil Defence Department.

Qatar International Carpet Expo gets underway in Doha

The third Qatar International Carpet Exhibition (QCarpet 2013) was unveiled yesterday at the Doha Exhibition Centre, wherein several hundreds of carpets made by leading manufacturers across the world, are showcased.

Qatar International Food Festival unveiled at Islamic Park

The Fourth edition of the Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF), the annual culinary event in Doha, is underway at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Park in Dohas waterfront.

QIFF 2013 to offer unique dining experience in the sea and sky

The fourth Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF), likely to open tomorrow at the Museum of Islamic Arts Park in Qatar, will also witness some unique and important attractions such as the the floating BBQ Donut and Dinner in the Sky.

Unique tourism-boosting campaign to be launched

A travel company has launched a unique campaign called 101 Things to Do in Qatar, aimed at promoting local and inbound tourism in the country.

More than $17bn worth transport infrastructure projects to open up

The 4th annual Qatar Transport Conference is scheduled for 28th and 29th May, and this will serve as a comprehensive guide to multi-billion dollar projects market and detail where the business and investment opportunities will come up during the next 12 to 18 months.

Qatar Tourism soars to new heights at GIBTM

The Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) is participating in the Gulf Incentive and Business Travel Market (GIBTM) which concludes today at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi.

10 new airlines to begin operations from Hamad International Airport

Hamad International Airport (HIA) has announced that 10 airlines will commence their operations from the new airport from 1st April.

Qatar ranked wealthiest country in the world

Qatar has retained its ranking as the worlds richest country in 2012, with per capita income soaring to $106,000, while Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), with assets worth $115bn was ranked 12th among sovereign wealth funds in the world.

New innovative electronic service to simplify visa formalities

With a new innovative electronic service issued by the Ministry yesterday, issuing of exit permits and 42 other key Interior ministry services, including renewal and issue of visas are now made easier.

Qatar may build Floating Hotels to meet accommodation demand

Qatar plans to build floating hotels, taking interest in a proposal by a Finnish architecture firm.

Barwa Commercial Avenue to welcome new Dragon Mart this year

New Dragon Mart, featuring hundreds of shops selling exclusive Chinese goods will be opened at the Barwa Commercial Avenue, either by the year-end or early next year, said the Chinese ambassador.

New Passports and Immigration Office to come up in Lusail

The Passports and Immigration Office is all set to have a new building in Lusail District.

Qatar-Bahrain Causeway project moves ahead

Qatar and Bahrain are working on the proposed causeway project to link the countries and ensure that they become a reality, says Bahraini Foreign Minister, Khaled bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Ali Al Khalifa.

Work on Qatar Rail to begin by year-end

The bidding process for the Qatar Rail project will begin any time soon, with the excavation work of tunnels for the underground rail lines likely to begin by end of this year, a senior official of Qatar Rail said.

Qatar Projects 2013 unveiled in Doha

The largest gathering of infrastructure and projects industry stakeholders in
the country, namely, the Qatar Projects 2013 has been unveiled at the Grand
Hyatt Hotel in Doha.

Airport City project to boost commercial deals in the country

Qatar is working on a unique project, a township that serves as an interface between Doha City and the new Hamad International Airport, to improve commercial and business activities in the country.

New Hamad International Airport marks its first-passenger check-in

Hamad International Airport (HIA) witnessed a symbolic first-passenger check-in, marking the countdown for the April 2013 opening.

$65bn investment on infrastructure to boost tourism

The $65bn commitment to infrastructure development has served as a major boost for long-term investment by leading hospitality providers, say market analysts.

76 new private schools and kindergartens to open up

Supreme Education Council (SEC) has approved the opening of 76 new private schools and kindergartens in the country, revealed Hamad Mohammed Al Ghali Al Merri, Director of Private Schools Office at SEC.

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