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New transit visa scheme gets effective from today
1/11/2016

The new transit visa scheme, which permits passengers with a stopover time of five hours or more at Hamad International Airport, to seek a complimentary transit visa, is effective from today, the 1st November 2016.

New affordable hotels & hotel apartments to come up near HIA
4/10/2016

Five new hotels and apartment hotels are likely to be built in the under-construction Special Economic Zone (SEZ) near Hamad International Airport (HIA).

Special weekend getaway flights in Dubai-Doha route by Qatar Airways
4/10/2016

Qatar Airways has announced the addition of special weekend getaway flights to help make the weekend trips easier for people commuting between Doha and Dubai.

Qatar relaxes entry procedures for cruise travellers
27/9/2016

With the cruise season nearing, Qatar has announced that it will implement fresh procedures to ease the entry of cruise passengers arriving at Qatari ports.

Revised tourism visa scheme improves passenger transit time
27/9/2016

A revised tourism visa scheme is now available to passengers transiting through Doha.

Msheireb Doha becomes new financial hub
20/9/2016

Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) yesterday said that it would relocate to Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD), serving as a foundation for Qatar’s new financial city.

Qatar welcomes first day of Eid with fun-filled activities and fireworks display
14/9/2016

A range of colourful events and fun-filled activities have been lined-up for visitors and residents across Qatar on the first day of Eid Al Adha festivities.

First-ever zipline launched at Splash Water Park
14/9/2016

The first-ever zip-line in the country has been officially launched yesterday at Splash Water Park, at the Katara beach along the south-eastern side of Cultural Village.

Contemporary art pieces to light up Mall of Qatar
6/9/2016

The Mall of Qatar will house seven wonderful contemporary art pieces, which would also double-up as lighting fixtures installed within the domed rotundas through the mall.

Eid Al Adha holidays announced for public & private sectors
6/9/2016

With Eid Al Adha approaching, the Emiri Diwan has announced the Eid holidays.

2016 World Cycling Championship in Qatar
30/8/2016

More than 1000 cyclists from 75 countries are competing for the coveted rainbow jersey, during a competition in Qatar this October.

First-of-its-kind Beach Festival set to open doors next month
23/8/2016

The Beach festival in Qatar, which is all set to open on 1st September in Katara, is an ideal family-oriented event, featuring inflatable competitive fun water games, with competitions particularly designed for the Qatar audience.

Qatar becomes first Middle-East country to host world-class cycling event
23/8/2016

Qatar Airways brings road action to the streets of Doha, as the official airline sponsor of UCI Road World Championships – Doha 2016, Organized by Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), this world-class cycling event is the first of its kind to be held in Doha, against the striking backdrop of the Arabian Gulf and The Peal Qatar, from 9th to 16th October.

Cost of living in Qatar surges due to education, entertainment expenses
18/8/2016

The average cost of living in Qatar rose by 0.

Qatar Summer Festival records more than 40,000 visitors in first week
10/8/2016

The Entertainment City at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre has so far drawn more than 40,000 visitor numbers over the first six days of the Qatar Summer Festival (QSF), the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) revealed.

First-of-its-kind theme park resort hotel to open next year
10/8/2016

The first hotel, resort and spa in Qatar, namely, Salwa Resort and Spa, which is attached to a theme park, will open early next year, an official said.

Qatar may be crowned as fun destination in MENA region
2/8/2016

Qatar is well-prepared to be crowned as fun destination in the MENA region, with commercial establishments and state-of-the-art infrastructure.

QSF 2016 unveiled in Qatar; visitors throng in large numbers
2/8/2016

Qatar Summer Festival (QSF) 2016 kicked-off yesterday welcoming numerous visitors, with a range of entertainment activities, games and rides at the Entertainment City, Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC).

Steep increase recorded in expat remittances
27/7/2016

Qatar has accounted for more than $10bn in remittances to countries across the globe last year, with the South Asian countries receiving 70 percent of remittances from Qatar.

Qatar Summer Festival 2016 (QSF 2016) to boost domestic tourism
20/7/2016

The month-long Qatar Summer Festival 2016 aims to boost domestic tourism and attract GCC tourists through its entertainment and shopping promotions, that offer prizes worth upto QR2million, the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) revealed.

Requirements for family visa for expats
20/7/2016

Obtaining a family visa is one of the top priorities for all new expats entering to work in Qatar.

Qatar Airways launches services to 17 new destinations
13/7/2016

Qatar Airways plans to launch service to about 17 new destinations in 2017, said the national airline in its ‘Annual Report 2016’ released here recently.

New Residency Permit Card is a must for expat travel
13/7/2016

The new Residence Permit Card is the sole identity proof of expat residents and their valid residency document in the country, which should be carried by them all the time and produced when demanded by the authorities, particularly when travelling from and back to the country, said the recent post by Interior Ministry.

Majority of Qatar expats now heading abroad for vacations
5/7/2016

Expatriates in Qatar now prefer visiting different countries during their vacation, rather than spending their vacation in native places, reveal travel agencies.

Eid celebrations to begin in Qatar tomorrow
5/7/2016

As announced by the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, Qatar will celebrate Eid Al Fitr on Wednesday.

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