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New foreign recruits to be granted residence permits at the Airport
29/3/2011Foreign workers entering Qatar on recruitment can complete all necessary formalities for obtaining residence permit on arrival at the airport, announced a senior official at the Ministry of Interior.
Qatar grants residency to expat house owners for the first time ever
29/3/2011An Egyptian and a Pakistani have become the first two expatriates to receive residence permits in Qatar, under the sponsorship of real estate properties owned by them, in line with Cabinet Resolution No.
GCC nations working on more than $106bn rail projects
22/3/2011The GCC nations are pressing ahead with railway projects worth $106bn, revealed the new research report by CityBuild Construction Summit in Abu Dhabi.
Real Estate Expo Q-REX 2011 to be unveiled in Doha tomorrow
21/3/2011The Sixth International Qatar Real Estate and Investment Exhibition (Q-Rex 2011) will be unveiled at the Doha Exhibition Centre tomorrow.
Qatar e-government portal to launch Qpay System
14/3/2011The unified e-government portal, Hukoomi, in Qatar, will soon introduce Qpay System, an online payment platform for the convenience of its users, to transact their payments with the government.
Qatar to introduce UK online visa application process
14/3/2011The British Embassy in Qatar will soon introduce an online visa application process.
Development of integrated national railway network in Qatar, on fast track
7/3/2011The Qatari Real Estate Investment Company, a pioneer in sustainable development, has announced the appointments to the Board of Directors of the Qatar Railways Company (QRC), the subsidiary of Qatari Diar Group aimed to develop the railway sector in Qatar.
More affordable housing units is need of the hour
7/3/2011The latest report of Permanent Population Committee (PPC) calls for more affordable housing units to cater to the housing problems in the country, while also focussing more on recruitment of expat families, rather than singles, to resolve the sex ratio imbalance among the Qatari population.
Qatar Airways announces its debut entry into Canada from June 2011
28/2/2011The National Carrier, Qatar Airways, is all set to make its debut entry into Canada, through the launch of scheduled flights to Montreal from 29th June 2011.
One-of-a-kind underground transport network for West Bay
22/2/2011The work on underground transport network linking all major commercial and administrative centres has already begun in West Bay.
New nodal agency established in Qatar to develop SMEs
22/2/2011Aiming to further boost its economic diversification strategy, Qatar has established a nodal agency, which would be responsible for encouraging, financing and monitoring the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME).
Karwa Housing City best model for quality accommodation
14/2/2011The Minister of Municipality and Urban Planning H E Sheikh Abdul Rahman bin Khalifa bin Abdul Aziz Al Thani, appreciating the quality accommodation provided by Mowasalat to their workers, said that the companies in Qatar should follow Mowasalat in this matter.
Interior Ministry to expedite family visa processing
31/1/2011Plans are underway to once again, handover the processing of family visa applications to Ministry of Interior, and give it the authority to approve or reject a request.
Major development plans underway at Al Wakra
31/1/2011Major development projects, worth QR362mn are likely to be executed by the Municipality at Al Wakra.
Qatar permits foreign investment in few more sectors
24/1/2011The legislation regulating foreign investment in the country has now been amended to include few more sectors for investment.
Qatar to unveil its first family mall - Wathan Mall
24/1/2011First exclusive family mall - Wathan Mall, will be unveiled next month, a senior official of the mall confirmed.
Qatar Airways embarks on aggressive expansion strategy
22/3/2011The Qatar Airways is all set to grow in capacity to accommodate various destinations into its global network, to be carried out in phases, beginning 1st March.
New Georgetown University facility opens to public
10/1/2011The second phase of the relocation of new building of Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, Qatar, is now complete, and the vast library of the university is now open to public.
Qatar leisure sector heading in the right direction
10/1/2011The leisure sector in Qatar is moving in the right direction, following the successful bid by Qatar to host the World Cup 2022, and this is a major step for Qatar to find a permanent place for itself in the global map, says Herve Humoler, the President and COO of Ritz Carlton Hotel Company.
Qatar Airways adds 5 cities to its portfolio; covers 100 cities worldwide
3/1/2011One of the leading airlines in the world, Qatar Airways, had announced addition of five new routes to its global network during the first four months of 2011, touching a total of 100 cities.
New Arab Museum to be unveiled in Qatar on 30th December
22/3/2011The Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) announced that the Arab Museum of Modern Art will be unveiled on 30th December 2010, displaying a collection of more than 6000 works.
Qatar tops the region for highest salaries
22/2/2011Salary satisfaction has dropped across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, according to a survey carried out by Bayt.
Public disappointed over high rents at Barwa
22/2/2012Several of those who have been eagerly awaiting the Barwa Real Estate Companys apartments and shops at the upcoming residential-cum-commercial complex at Al Wakra to be allotted them, have expressed disappointment over higher rents.
Qatar Airways announces twice-a-day Doha-Paris flights
22/3/2011Qatar Airways has made an announcement that the frequency of Doha-Paris flights would be increased to twice a day, from the current 11 flights a week.
Prices of housing in Qatar to grow by end of 2009
28/2/2012Housing prices in Qatar are likely to rise again towards end of this year, with the growth in real estate sector would continue to rise, due to infrastructure demands in Qatar, experts revealed last week.

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