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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.

Eid Al Adha holidays announced for public & private sectors

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

2016 World Cycling Championship in Qatar

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

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

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

The average cost of living in Qatar rose by 0.

Qatar Summer Festival records more than 40,000 visitors in first week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jet Airways to launch new daily Doha - Delhi service from 1st July

Jet Airways will expand its operations to India from Qatar, through the launch of an additional daily service between Doha and Delhi from 1st July this year.

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.

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