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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.

Qatar to reduce dependency on domestic helps with new rules

Qatar is working to get rid of unwanted workforce to dilute the negative impact of growing influx of foreign workers, due to rapid development, a senior planning official said.

The changing shopping scenario in Doha

Numerous mega shopping malls have come up in and around Doha over the past decade, while several more are on their way.

Qatar Motor Show 2013 unveiled

The Qatar Motor Show 2013 was unveiled at the Doha Exhibition Centre yesterday, under the patronage of HE the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, HH Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al-Thani.

25 new public parks to come up within two weeks

About 38 new public parks are under construction in various parts of Qatar, and 25 of these will be ready within the next two weeks.

New visa rule likely in Qatar towards the year end

People with infectious diseases may not be granted visas to enter Qatar, if a new rule comes into effect by the end of this year.

Qatar to award more than 30 highway projects this year

More than 30 highway projects, worth QR100bn, are likely to be awarded in Qatar this year, due to governments major infrastructure upgrade of road network in Qatar.

GCC nations to soon implement unified traffic monitoring system

The general traffic administration is currently co-ordinating with a team for unified traffic monitoring system in GCC nations, its Director revealed.

New ultra-modern International Airport to open to public on 1st April 2013

The ultra-modern Hamad International Airport in Qatar, will receive its first passengers on 1st April, when the new airport opens in Doha, said Akbar al-Baker, the CEO of Qatar Airways Group.

QR20bn worth shopping mall projects in pipeline for Qatar

Qatar will shortly have many more shopping malls and commercial complexes, as nine such facilities, worth QR20bn are being planned over the next three years.

More than 120,000 visitors throng Doha Trade Fair within a week

The Doha Trade Fair is drawing in more visitors every year, and as of yesterday, it witnessed more than 120,000 footfalls, with many more numbers expected, the organizers revealed.

86 percent of employee passports still retained by employers

Majority of employers continue to retain passports of migrant workers, reveals a survey conducted by the Social and Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI) of Qatar University.

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