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Doha to have 2000km of cycle lanes in coming years
Qatar will build more than 2000km of cycle lanes in the coming years, tweeted the Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, on the occasion of the National Sport Day.
Qatar World Cup Venue to be ready by the year-end
Designed by the renowned Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, the Qatar World Cup venue will be ready towards the end of 2018, said officials responsible for the project.
20 new e-gates to open at Hamad International Airport this year
Hamad International Airport has announced plans to open 20 new e-gates this year to facilitate the entry and exit of passengers from and to Doha.
Hamad International Airport welcomes more than 120mn passengers
Hamad International Airport (HIA) has welcomed about 120million passengers till until last year, since it began operations on 27th May 2014, it was announced.
Largest official shopping festival Shop Qatar opens doors
The Minister of Economy and Commerce, HE Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani launched the second edition of Shop Qatar, the country’s official shopping festival, in a dazzling event.
New visa facilitation measures brings surge of visitors
The visa facilitation measures adopted by Qatar have successfully drawn more foreign tourists into the country over the past year, agrees Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA).
QR1bn fund allocated for Doha facelift in the coming years
Doha, an already impressive modern city, will get a another facelift in the next five years, owing to QR1bn fund offered by the government for its beautification and development, revealed Mohamed bin Abdullah al-Rumaihi, the Minister of Municipality and Environment.
Shop Qatar to begin from 7th January 2018
The second edition of Shop Qatar will begin from 7th January and will conclude on 7th February 2018 with a series of nation-wide promotions, discounts, entertainment and public celebrations, the Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC), together with Qatar Tourism Authority, announced.
New Square Mall unveiled
Square Mall, a new commercial and retail development centre, located in the Al Thumama area has been formally unveiled yesterday in Qatar, in the presence of several dignitaries and residents.
Qatar unveils design of first reusable stadium for World Cup 2022
Qatar recently unveiled the design for World Cups first reusable stadium, the seventh of eight expected venues that will host the 2022 games tournament.
Qatar simplifies residency procedures of expat workers
Qatar has made the residency procedures easy for expat workers by allowing them to complete the procedures at their home counties.
Qatar Ministry reveals details of e-travel authorization for on-arrival visa
Interior Ministry of Qatar has just made an announcement about e-travel authorization for on-arrival visa.
Hospitality Qatar 2017 unveiled in Doha
The Minister of Economy and Commerce, H E Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani yesterday unveiled Hospitality Qatar 2017, in the presence of hundreds thronging stalls of 153 exhibitors from 15 countries at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.
Qatar makes efforts to support rights of expatriate workers
Preparations are on to introduce minimum wage for workers in Qatar, said Dr Issa Saad al-Jafali al-Nuaimi, the Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs.
Driving license ban on certain job categories temporary
The General Directorate of Traffic has clarified that the ban on certain job categories to obtain licence was just a temporary measure and would be lifted once infrastructure projects are completed.
Hotel reservations not mandatory for visa-on-arrival
Hotel reservations or other conditions are not mandatory for obtaining various types of on-arrival tourist visas in Qatar, said the Ministry of Interior (MoI).
First-of-its-kind Qatar National Library to open doors to public next month
The Qatar National Library (QNL) will officially open doors to the public in Education City on 7th November, thereby offering residents access to more than one million books, periodicals and special collections, including the much acclaimed Heritage Collection.
First-of-its-kind Red Street opened

The Private Engineering Office has opened the first-of-its-kind red street, located within the boundaries of Al Bida Park, and stretches from Qatar National Theatre to the Emiri Diwan Roundabout.
Hamad Port officially unveiled in Doha
HH the Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, unveiled Hamad Port yesterday, which is due to rake in about QR2.
Ashghal completes major project to ease traffic flow
In a bid to ease traffic flow across the county, Ashghal, the Public Works Authority in Qatar, announced the completion of second and final phase of Ali bin Abi Talib Street development project in New Slata, apart from conversion of the TV Roundabout to a Signal-controlled intersection.
Qatar announces visa-free entry for nationals of 80 countries

Qatar has announced a programme to allow visa-free entry for nationals of 80 countries.
Qatar records increased tourist arrivals, despite restrictions

The first-half of this year has seen increased tourist numbers in Qatar, with further increase expected in the coming period, particularly, after Qatar announced exemption of visa for nationals of 80 countries to enter Qatar.
Qatar bans annual leave for nationals and expats
The Gulf Association for Rights and Freedoms has appealed to the offices of both Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, to protect labour rights in Qatar.
New eVisa service boosts tourist arrivals

The Ministry of Interior (MOI), Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism Authority have launched an e-visa platform through which visitors to Qatar can directly apply for tourist visas.
Entertainment City opens up for thrill-seekers this year
The Entertainment City, which is the centrepiece of family attraction during the Qatar Summer Festival (QSF), yesterday drew an impressive visitor line-up for its interactive games and other attractions.

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