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Qatar ranked the wealthiest nation in the world

Qatar has been ranked as the wealthiest country in the world, based on a new list compiled by the prestigious US magazine Forbes.

Lagoona Mall opened to public

A luxury shopping centre, Lagoona Mall, has been unveiled at Dohas West Bay district last week.

Cost of living in Qatar stabilized by falling rentals

The cost of living in Qatar has increased only marginally last year, owing to constant decline in rentals, revealed an official data yesterday.

Qatar attracts majority of Gulf visitors in 2011

As per the latest statistics from the Qatar Tourism Authority, more than 50percent of visitors in Qatar hotels were from the Gulf region, last year.

New 12-screen multiplex to come up in the first Green Mall in Qatar

The Qatar Cinema and Film Distribution Company (QCFDC) has signed deal with Pin Point Holdings in Doha, to operate the 12-screen multiplex at Tawar Mall in Duhail area, the Gulf Times reported.

New Doha International Airport to get operational by 12th December 2012

The New Doha International Airport will get operational on 12th December 2012.

Leading retail art gallery brand in Middle East unveiled

The leading retail art gallery brand in the Middle East (G-1) overlooking La Croisette Marina has opened a store at The Pearl Qatar.

Doha finds a place among tallest skyscrapers list

The City of Doha became the fourth in the world, and second in the Middle East, among the list of skyscrapers completed in 2011, according to annual report released by the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).

Work on Doha Metro project to be completed on fast track basis

Work on Doha Metro project will be accelerated owing to Qatar’s bid to host the 2020 Olympics, said an executive at the company monitoring the $40bn Rail Network in Qatar.

New Doha International Airport Terminal to be ready by the year-end

The New Doha International Airport (NDIA) is likely to open towards the end of this year and the work is progressing as scheduled, a senior project official revealed.

InterContinental Residence Suites unveiled in Doha

The launch of InterContinental Residence Suites in Doha, this month, marks the hotel groups foray into residence suites, with short, medium and long-term living options.

Work on world's second largest tower halted in Daffna

Qatari Diar has halted works on a 550-meter tower in Daffna area in Qatar.

Qatar likely to grow into major financial hub

Qatar will shortly grow to be one of the most vibrant financial hubs in the GCC.

Doha apartment rentals to fall by 30percent soon

In the opinion of investors and experts, rentals in Doha are likely to decline by 30percent shortly.

Work on Single workers’ housing units to begin soon

The foundation stone will be laid this week for construction of 43,000 housing units by Barwa, for accommodation of single workers, revealed Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Turki al-Sobaei, Barwa Chief Executive Officer.

Major boom likely in Qatar hotel sector owing to 2022 FIFA World Cup

The entire world will begin focussing on Qatar in another ten years, as Qatar gets ready to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Residents throng Museum of Islamic Art Park

Several residents, particularly families, thronged the Museum of Islamic Art Park last week to enjoy the fun activities organized there, as part of the official opening of Doha’s latest recreation venue.

Qatar construction sector expected to be strong in 2012

The construction sector in Qatar is expected to be strong this year, although with lower margins.

Doha Trade Fair 2012 unveiled
3/1/2012Biggest shopping carnival of the year, Doha Trade Fair 2012, unveiled its doors to the public on 31st December 2011 at Doha Exhibitions Centre.
Qatar suggests unified employment contract for domestic workers
3/1/2012Qatar has suggested that the GCC nations adopt a unified format of employment contract for domestic workers.
GCC confirms complete support for Doha 2020 Olympic Games bid

Doha bid to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games has received complete support from the leaders of Bahrain, Kuwait, UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Doha Trade Fair 2012 to be unveiled on 1st January

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

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

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

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

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