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Qatar launches online service for expats to calculate end-of-service payment

The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs launched a new electronic service which allows expat workers to calculate their end-of-service gratuity.

Qatar ranked second best emerging market for business compatibility

Qatar has been ranked the second best among 50 emerging markets (EM) for best business compatibility climate or market compatibility, based on findings in the 2017 Agility EM logistics Index.

Qatar Emir amends new Exit Law for expats

Two weeks following its implementation, a new law in Qatar governing the entry, exit and residency of expatriates has been amended by the Emir of Qatar.

Katara Cultural Village unveils the Ladies Boulevard project

Ladies Boulevard, part of the Magical Festival Village project, has been unveiled at Katara Cultural Village, Ezdan World, a subsidiary of Ezdan Holding Group, announced.

Shop Qatar unveiled featuring 30 new pop-up stores

Organized by the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA), the first edition of Shop Qatar is set to be unveiled on January 7th, featuring 30 pop-up stores across the five of the participating malls.

Free e-gate services activated for expats at Hamad Airport

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has activated e-gate services on expat ID cards and passports, enabling free entry and exit of expat residents through Hamad International Airport (HIA).

Three new parks opened to public in Doha

Three new parks have been opened to public early this week by the Public Gardens Department of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) on the occasion of Qatar National Day.

New Qatar Airways flights to link Doha and Dublin from 12th June

Qatar Airways has announced daily non-stop flights connecting Doha and Dublin, the capital of Ireland, on 12th June next year.

Doha Port to welcome its first mega-cruise ship

A mega-cruise ship carrying 3000 or more passengers in addition to 1300 crew members will dock at Doha Port on Wednesday, said the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) said.

Hamad Port to get operational from tomorrow

Hamad Port, following its inauguration tomorrow, will get fully operational and will handle all commercial shipments entering or leaving the country.

Doha ranked fifth best city to live

Doha ranks fifth among top ten cities to live, according to latest survey by Bayt.

Preparations for National Day festivities get underway

With less than a month to go before Qatar National Day, stands for the annual parade are already beginning to come up on the Corniche.

Qatar set to create history with Compact World Cup

The 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar will be the most compact World Cup in history, allowing fans to watch multiple matches per day, the organizers revealed.

First-ever money transfer kiosks installed at various locations

Within a short time, various locations in Qatar will see their first fully automated 24/7 self-service kiosks, which would make international money transfer more convenient.

Fingerprint scanners likely at entry points for expats

A project to take fingerprints of expats as they enter the country, rather than waiting for a couple of days to take these at various government centres, has been introduced, a senior official said.

HIA begins North Node operations

Hamad International Airport (HIA) opened North Node to operations early this year, meeting high passenger demand for more flights, and this makes HIA one of the fastest growing international hub airports in the world.

New transit visa scheme gets effective from today

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

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

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

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

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

Msheireb Doha becomes new financial hub

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

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

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

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.

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