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Doha Trade Fair 2012 to be unveiled on 1st January
27/12/2011

The Doha Trade Fair 2012, one of the largest shopping carnivals in Doha, will be unveiled on New Year’s Day, and is all set to welcome thousands of visitors throughout the region.

Private sector can help in sustainable development
20/12/2011

The private sector in Qatar, if strong, can make considerable contribution towards sustainable development, boosting growth of national economy, said HE Sheikh Jassim bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, the Minister of Business and Trade.

More than 80 groups among qualified bidders for Doha Metro phase one
20/12/2011

Nearly 80 to 90 groups have been qualified as bidders for the Qatar Railways Company (QRail) Doha Metro Phase One projects, as revealed by Arabian Business.

Daily flights between Doha-Washington DC from May 2012
13/12/2011

United Airlines has announced launch of daily services between Doha and Dulles International Airport, its Washington DC hub, via Dubai, effective 1st May 2012.

Lagoona unveils second wave of latest fashion, cafe outlets
13/12/2011

The latest development of Darwish Malls, Lagoona, has unveiled doors for a second wave of exciting brands and cafes.

Asian, British, construction firms compete to win Qatari contracts
13/12/2011

With Qatar getting ready to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, announcing $275bn worth investments allocated for the purpose, the British construction companies are competing to win major contracts in Qatar, it has been reported.

The opening of QNCC, places Doha on the world map
6/12/2011

The Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) has been unveiled today, thereby putting Doha on the world map, as an international destination for events and conferences in the future.

Qatar, US, sign deal to ease travel procedures for nationals
6/12/2011

Qatar has signed deal with the US authorities to ease the procedures for Qatari nationals travelling to the US, so as to avoid any sort of difficulties that they may be facing at the US airports, as part of checking and verifying procedures.

Msheireb makes effort to restore and preserve historic buildings
1/12/2011

Msheireb Properties is making efforts to restore and conserve four historic buildings on its QR20bn site, spread across 31-hectares of Msheireb Downtown Doha project.

Two months free rental offered to tenants at Barwa Village
1/12/2011

Shops at Barwa Village in Al Wakra have been granted two months free rentals, while they renew their tenancy contracts.

Doha Festival City makes its way to MAPIC 2011
23/11/2011

Doha Festival City, one of the largest and most advanced mixed use entertainment, retail and hospitality projects in Qatar, is showcasing its retail opportunities for the first time during MAPIC 2011.

Municipal Authority implements ban of single workers from residential areas
23/11/2011

Several villas and apartments that accommodate single workers across the country are now being inspected by authorities, as the law banning labour accommodation in residential areas gets implemented.

Increased number of GCC visitors boost Qatar tourism sector
15/11/2011

The tourism sector in Qatar is witnessing steady growth, with increased number of visitors from the GCC visiting Qatar, reveals the latest statistics from Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA).

Qatar construction sector will be major driving force for Middle East economy
15/11/2011

Qatar will be a major driving force for the Middle East economy during the coming decade, said Frost & Sullivan, leading analyst and researcher.

Visitors throng the Doha Zoo on Eid Al Adha
8/11/2011

More than 13,000 visitors thronged the Doha Zoo on the first day of Eid Al Adha holidays, when it was opened to general public.

Leisure travel lists high on agenda for Qataris
8/11/2011

Majority of respondents in Qatar, who participated in the MasterCard survey, revealed that they are planning a leisure travel during the coming months.

Qatar urged to consider overhauling of retirement savings plan for expatriates
2/11/2011

The retirement savings plan for expatriates in Qatar and other Arab Gulf nations are in need of an overhaul, as the present system seems inadequate for companies, employees and the economy of the region as a whole, said a recent survey.

Installation of e-gates likely to enhance security at Doha International Airport
2/11/2011

The Doha International Airport will witness installation of several electronic gates (e-Gates), which will make way for completion of the New Doha International Airport (NDIA).

Expatriate workforce likely to grow in near future
25/10/2011

The foreign work force constitutes an integral part of growing economy of Qatar, with their professional and social aspirations getting fulfilled in Qatar, revealed a top official of Qatar Statistics Authority (QSA).

Work on Doha Festival City kick-starts in Downtown Doha
25/10/2011

The Bawabat al-Shamal Real Estate Company (Basrec) yesterday announced that they have begun construction work of Doha Festival City, the super-regional retail and entertainment destination.

Msheireb Downtown Doha project showcased to international audience
20/10/2011

Msheireb Properties is showcasing its Msheireb Downtown Doha project to an international audience for the second time at Expo Real Munich, Germany, the premier real estate exhibition at Europe.

e-marketing strategy to boost tourism and hospitality sectors
12/10/2011

The Tourism and Hospitality sector in Qatar has been urged to adopt the e-marketing and social media technologies for growth of their businesses, during a recent workshop organized by the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA).

Salary levels not on par with cost of living, say Qatar residents
12/10/2011

Nearly 65percent of employees in Qatar have expressed their opinion that their current salary level is not in-line with cost of living, while the rest 35 percent mentioned that purchasing consumer durables does not seem to be practical in the current situation.

Work on new Doha Port underway in Mesaieed
12/10/2011Work on the new multi-billion dollar Doha Port project in Mesaieed has got underway, with Heir Apparent, H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani having laid the foundation stone for the project yesterday.
Doha Municipality plans 30 new green projects for 2012
28/9/2011The Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning has announced plans to implement 30 new projects throughout the country next year, to turn Qatar green.

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