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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.

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.

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