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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.

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.

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