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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.

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).

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