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Qatar hospitality sector growth topmost in the Gulf region
9/10/2012

Qatar will be one of the fastest growing markets in the hospitality sector in the entire Gulf region, marking 14% growth per year, in comparison to the regional average of 8%, a study revealed.

New panel formed to study sponsorship rules
9/10/2012

The State Cabinet yesterday ordered establishment of a Committee to study the sponsorship rules, and make suggestions to bring about changes in sponsorship system.

Full-scale Qatari Souq displayed to visitors at Qatar Week
2/10/2012

The five-day Qatar Week Ferjaan in Tokyo, held at Roppongi Hills, featured a full-scale Qatari Souq or marketplace.

New procedure for Schengen Visa from 2nd October
2/10/2012

Beginning 2nd October, a new procedure will have to be followed for those seeking Schengen visa in Qatar.

Villaggio Mall partially re-opens to public
25/9/2012

Villaggio mall, which was shut down following a devastating fire on 28th May, finally re-opened late last week on a quiet and sombre note, after the mall authorities got a formal go-ahead from the Department of Civil Defence to re-open the mall partially.

US$17bn worth projects to improve transportation infrastructure
25/9/2012

The Gulf region is continuing with plans to improve its transportation infrastructure, with US$121.

New ministry service enables exit permits through mobile phones
25/9/2012

With the latest launch of Metrash 2 service by the Interior Ministry, exit permits for employees and families can now be issued through mobile phones.

Temporary closure of intersections in Qatar
18/9/2012

Ashghal, the Public Works Authority in Qatar, announced temporary closure of certain intersections on Street 11 and Street 16, with East Industrial Road towards south.

Steep hike in commercial rentals
18/9/2012

There has been 200% increase in rentals for shops and commercial premises in Doha, during recent weeks, and the exorbitant hike is likely to spill over to the consumers, say experts and real estate investors.

Railway projects in Qatar are topmost in GCC
18/9/2012

The railway projects in Qatar are likely to top that of all GCC nations, with an estimated $41.

Qatar mandates exit permit for all visitors over age 18
11/9/2012

The Interior Ministry has urged all expatriates to ensure that all males aged 18 years and above obtain an exit permit if travelling out of Qatar.

New shopping mall - Al Meera - to be unveiled soon
11/9/2012

Aiming an aggressive expansion, Al Meera Consumer Goods (QSC) and its subsidiaries, are opening Laqtafia outlet, a neighbourhood shopping mall, stretching 4000 sqm, which will break ground soon, a recent press statement revealed.

Doha British Embassy mandates appointment policy for visa applications
5/9/2012

The applicants for visa will have to make an appointment prior to visiting the visa application centre from 9th September, the British Embassy in Doha announced yesterday.

Increased remittances by expat workers noted
5/9/2012

Expatriate workers in Qatar have begun depositing QR30.

New Doha International Airport to be unveiled next year
5/9/2012

The much-awaited opening of the New Doha International Airport, which was originally planned for December 2012, has been delayed.

Qatar construction costs most expensive in the Middle East
5/9/2012

Qatar turned out to be the most expensive country, in terms of construction costs, amidst huge volume of construction projects that are currently underway in the country, in preparation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

SEC mandates unified academic calendar in Qatar
29/8/2012

The Supreme Education Council (SEC) in Qatar, in a move to unify the education terms and holidays, has announced that academic institutions across Qatar will resume classes on 9th September.

Traditional Qatari Souq on the display in Tokyo
29/8/2012

The traditional Qatari Souq will be exhibited in Tokyo, during the Qatar Week: Ferjaan in Tokyo between 27th September and 1st October, when it opens doors to public.

Qatar is top sovereign wealth buyer of European property
21/8/2012

Qatar is the top sovereign wealth buyer of European property in the past one year, wherein, it has invested 3.

Doha International Airport records 22% surge in passenger traffic
21/8/2012

The passenger traffic at the Doha International Airport has grown 22%, touching 8.

Crowne Plaza Business Park officially unveiled
21/8/2012The Crowne Plaza, latest Business Park in Doha, has been officially unveiled yesterday, welcoming its first guest.
Companies urged to remain prepared for next construction boom
14/8/2012

Major investment in construction sector in Qatar and Saudi Arabia indicates that a new boom is likely in the industry, but not all companies are ready to take advantage of the opportunities, says Dr.

Qatar Rail signs major deal for metro project in Doha
14/8/2012

As part of preparations to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the Qatar Railways Company has signed $406.

Eid Al-Fitr holidays announced in Qatar for public sector
14/8/2012

All public institutions in Qatar, including Ministries, government departments and agencies will be closed for Eid al-Fitr holidays from 16th August to 27th August, the Emiri Court has announced.

Emirates begins operations of new daily flights to Doha
7/8/2012

Emirates has increased its Doha frequency with an additional daily flight, making a total of six flights a day, effective 1st August.

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