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Qatar Summer Festival (QSF) to be launched after Eid Al Fitr

The Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) is all set to launch the third edition of the month-long Qatar Summer Festival (QSF), three weeks following Eid Al Fitr, with attractive offers from hospitality sectors.

Domestic help recruitment process to be streamlined

The high-level committee established for streamlining recruitment of domestic helps has suggested to review job contracts to protect the rights of housemaids in the country, and their employers.

St Regis Doha hosts The Ramadan Souq this year

The Holy Month of Ramadan is a time for families and friends to get together over Iftar or Suhour and reconnect over a table of delicacies.

Qataris can now avail e-gate at the airport with just their Passport

Qatar nationals will be no-longer have to pass through the immigration counters at the Hamad International Airport, as they can now make use of their passports to avail the e-gate service at the airport.

60 percent of Qatar population live in labour camps

About 60 percent of the population in Qatar live in labour camps, revealed figures from an April 2015 census, which indicate the issue of Qatar’s huge migrant workforce in Qatar.

Major boost in Qatar hospitality sector as hotels grow double-fold

The hospitality sector in Qatar will receive a major boost as the number of hotels are set to double in the coming years in Qatar, say experts.

Investment in Qatar Sport Sector exceeds Dh 72bn

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New sponsorship law to get effective by year-end

Senior official from the Interior Ministry has emphasized that a law regulating entry, exit and residency of expats will get effective from mid-December.

New family-friendly park officially unveiled in Doha

Katara Hospitality announced official opening of Hotel Park, the new public, family-friendly park situated in the heart of Doha's business district.

Maximum parking fee at Qatar Malls fixed at QR70 per day

The maximum parking fee at shopping malls in Qatar has been fixed at QR70 per day, as per the new rate structure prepared by a Committee at the Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC).

More than 1 million expats benefitted from Wage Protection System

More than one million expatriate workers have been benefitted from the Wage Protection System (WPS) in Qatar, wherein, it is mandatory for employers to transfer workers’ salaries on time to their bank accounts, revealed HE Dr.

Project Qatar 2016 unveiled with more than 37 participating nations

The 13th International Construction Technology and Building Materials Exhibition, Project Qatar 2016, has been unveiled yesterday, which involves huge participation of entrepreneurs and companies from more than 37 nations.

First skydiving centre is the latest get-away for thrill-seekers

Latest get-away is the skydiving centre based at the Al Khor airfield in the north of Doha, which has been opened to the public today.

Cityscape Qatar 2016 concludes; Huge visitor turnout

Cityscape Qatar 2016, which concluded in Qatar on 28th April 2016, drew large visitor numbers, including lead figures and real estate developers and huge visitor numbers.

Cityscape Qatar 2016 unveiled in Qatar today

The Fifth edition of Cityscape Qatar Exhibition, one of the largest real estate development and investment exhibitions in the region will open today at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC).

Tram design unveiled for new Qatar City

Alstom, a world pioneer in integrated railway systems, together with Qatar Rail has unveiled the design of the Citadis tram for its four-line network project at Lusail, the latest planned city in Qatar spanning 35 sq km area north of the city centre, Doha.

More than 35,000 visitors expected at Project Qatar 2016

Hundreds of companies from 37 countries will participate in the 13th edition of Project Qatar to be held from 9th to 12th May 2016 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC).

Q-Post launches new online shopping & shipping services

Qatar Postal Service Company (Q-Post) has launched a new e-commerce service to its portfolio, namely Connected.

Souq Waqif Festival celebrations brings joy to children & families alike

Souq Waqif, the two-week festival which kick-started on 4th April with children’s rides, games and preparations for art workshops at Al-Ahmed Square with numerous special attractions for families, would conclude on 18th April 2016.

Ministry regulates parking fee in Qatar malls and shopping centres

The Ministry of Economy and Commerce in Qatar has issued a decision regulating car parking and valet service charges in malls and shopping centres in Qatar.

Cityscape Qatar 2016 to be unveiled on 26th April

Cityscape Qatar 2016, the major real estate development and investment event in Qatar will be unveiled on 26th April 2016 at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre, under the patronage of Prime Minister and Interior Minister HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani.

QIFF 2016 concludes with record 200,000 visitors

A record 200,000 people have visited the recently concluded seventh Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) 2016.

Six new shopping centres coming up

Al Meera Consumer Goods Company has signed deals worth QR239million to build six new shopping centres across the country, as part of its expansion strategy.

New Rules for expats seeking Qatari Driving License

Expatriates holding drivers’ license from other GCC states can now go for a road test directly, to be eligible for a Qatari Driver’s License.

New laws to regulate entry and exit of Expat workers

The executive regulations to help implement new law regulating entry, exit and residency of expat workers will be released soon.

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