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Three new parks opened to public in Doha
20/12/2016

Three new parks have been opened to public early this week by the Public Gardens Department of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) on the occasion of Qatar National Day.

New Qatar Airways flights to link Doha and Dublin from 12th June
8/12/2016

Qatar Airways has announced daily non-stop flights connecting Doha and Dublin, the capital of Ireland, on 12th June next year.

Doha Port to welcome its first mega-cruise ship
8/12/2016

A mega-cruise ship carrying 3000 or more passengers in addition to 1300 crew members will dock at Doha Port on Wednesday, said the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) said.

Hamad Port to get operational from tomorrow
30/11/2016

Hamad Port, following its inauguration tomorrow, will get fully operational and will handle all commercial shipments entering or leaving the country.

Doha ranked fifth best city to live
30/11/2016

Doha ranks fifth among top ten cities to live, according to latest survey by Bayt.

Preparations for National Day festivities get underway
23/11/2016

With less than a month to go before Qatar National Day, stands for the annual parade are already beginning to come up on the Corniche.

Qatar set to create history with Compact World Cup
23/11/2016

The 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar will be the most compact World Cup in history, allowing fans to watch multiple matches per day, the organizers revealed.

First-ever money transfer kiosks installed at various locations
16/11/2016

Within a short time, various locations in Qatar will see their first fully automated 24/7 self-service kiosks, which would make international money transfer more convenient.

Fingerprint scanners likely at entry points for expats
16/11/2016

A project to take fingerprints of expats as they enter the country, rather than waiting for a couple of days to take these at various government centres, has been introduced, a senior official said.

HIA begins North Node operations
1/11/2016

Hamad International Airport (HIA) opened North Node to operations early this year, meeting high passenger demand for more flights, and this makes HIA one of the fastest growing international hub airports in the world.

New transit visa scheme gets effective from today
1/11/2016

The new transit visa scheme, which permits passengers with a stopover time of five hours or more at Hamad International Airport, to seek a complimentary transit visa, is effective from today, the 1st November 2016.

New affordable hotels & hotel apartments to come up near HIA
4/10/2016

Five new hotels and apartment hotels are likely to be built in the under-construction Special Economic Zone (SEZ) near Hamad International Airport (HIA).

Special weekend getaway flights in Dubai-Doha route by Qatar Airways
4/10/2016

Qatar Airways has announced the addition of special weekend getaway flights to help make the weekend trips easier for people commuting between Doha and Dubai.

Qatar relaxes entry procedures for cruise travellers
27/9/2016

With the cruise season nearing, Qatar has announced that it will implement fresh procedures to ease the entry of cruise passengers arriving at Qatari ports.

Revised tourism visa scheme improves passenger transit time
27/9/2016

A revised tourism visa scheme is now available to passengers transiting through Doha.

Msheireb Doha becomes new financial hub
20/9/2016

Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) yesterday said that it would relocate to Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD), serving as a foundation for Qatar’s new financial city.

Qatar welcomes first day of Eid with fun-filled activities and fireworks display
14/9/2016

A range of colourful events and fun-filled activities have been lined-up for visitors and residents across Qatar on the first day of Eid Al Adha festivities.

First-ever zipline launched at Splash Water Park
14/9/2016

The first-ever zip-line in the country has been officially launched yesterday at Splash Water Park, at the Katara beach along the south-eastern side of Cultural Village.

Contemporary art pieces to light up Mall of Qatar
6/9/2016

The Mall of Qatar will house seven wonderful contemporary art pieces, which would also double-up as lighting fixtures installed within the domed rotundas through the mall.

Eid Al Adha holidays announced for public & private sectors
6/9/2016

With Eid Al Adha approaching, the Emiri Diwan has announced the Eid holidays.

2016 World Cycling Championship in Qatar
30/8/2016

More than 1000 cyclists from 75 countries are competing for the coveted rainbow jersey, during a competition in Qatar this October.

First-of-its-kind Beach Festival set to open doors next month
23/8/2016

The Beach festival in Qatar, which is all set to open on 1st September in Katara, is an ideal family-oriented event, featuring inflatable competitive fun water games, with competitions particularly designed for the Qatar audience.

Qatar becomes first Middle-East country to host world-class cycling event
23/8/2016

Qatar Airways brings road action to the streets of Doha, as the official airline sponsor of UCI Road World Championships – Doha 2016, Organized by Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), this world-class cycling event is the first of its kind to be held in Doha, against the striking backdrop of the Arabian Gulf and The Peal Qatar, from 9th to 16th October.

Cost of living in Qatar surges due to education, entertainment expenses
18/8/2016

The average cost of living in Qatar rose by 0.

Qatar Summer Festival records more than 40,000 visitors in first week
10/8/2016

The Entertainment City at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre has so far drawn more than 40,000 visitor numbers over the first six days of the Qatar Summer Festival (QSF), the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) revealed.

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