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Launch of new hotels, rooms, boost Qatar tourism this year

About 11 new hotels and hotel apartments have opened since the start of 2015, offering about 1400 additional rooms to accommodate growing number of tourists and visitors to the country.

Aqua Park Qatar rolls out loyalty service to visitors

The first theme park in Qatar, namely, Aqua Park Qatar, has drawn more than 10,000 visitors since the start of Holy month of Ramadan, said the Park management on Monday.

Lead Dutch firms unveil The Shaded Dome facility for Qatar World Cup

A leading international engineering consultancy, Royal Haskoning, has teamed up with Dutch companies, ZJA Zwarts and Jansma Architects and Poly-Ned to launch a novel concept, The Shaded Dome, a smart, cool and adaptable facility for travelling venues.

New Central Market Complexes to get operational in next year

Work on new Central Market Complexes are progressing in full zoom as they are likely to get operational by mid-2016, the government said.

Public sector to work for five hours during Ramadan

The government sector will reduce work hours to five hours for its employees during the fasting month of Ramadan, which begins from middle of this month.

New second-hand market to replace Souq Kharaj

The new second-hand market in Qatar will be located between Wakrah and Mesaimeer, in proximity to the Religious Complex, and will replace the Souq Kharaj at Najma, said a senior official at the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning.

Sticker-free Residence Permits for expats from 15th June

Beginning 15th June, no stickers would be placed on passport of expatriates and their dependents who are issued Residence Permits (RP) or whose RP are being renewed.

Indian Embassy announces new procedures for worker recruitments

The Indian embassy announced new procedures for recruitment of workers from India.

Qatar to award $21bn worth infrastructure projects this year

The focus on infrastructure development will continue in Qatar based on the original plans of the country.

Made in Qatar Expo unveiled at Doha Exhibition Centre

The Made in Qatar exhibition will be unveiled at the Doha Exhibition Centre today.

Qatar Foundation Stadium design unveiled

The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC), together with Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), have unveiled the design for the Qatar Foundation Stadium and Health and Wellness Precinct, which is a proposed host venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Project Qatar 2015 ends successfully, marks participation of more than 40 nations

About 1,130 exhibitors from over 40 countries have participated in this years edition of Project Qatar, which successfully concluded last week in Doha.

Mega real estate show Cityscape Qatar 2015 unveiled

The Minister of Commerce and Economy, HE Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed al Thani, yesterday unveiled Cityscape Qatar, the mega real estate exhibition held under the patronage of the Prime Minister and Interior Minister, HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al Thani.

Sponsorship system may be abolished by the year-end

The controversial sponsorship system or kafala system will be abolished by the year-end, said the Qatar Labour Minister, Dr Abdullah bin Saleh Al-Khulafi, on Monday.

Qatar Summer Festival 2015 to be unveiled to public in August

The Qatar Summer Festival scheduled for August this year, featuring a range of new attractions, cultural events and brand promotion, is likely to boost regional tourism numbers, the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) said.

Project Qatar 2015 unveiled at QNCC

The 12th edition of Project Qatar featuring participation of companies from over 40 countries, was unveiled yesterday by HE Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al-Thani, the Minister of Economy and Commerce, at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC).

Angry Birds Theme Park to be built at Doha Festival City

The Angry Birds theme park in Qatar will be now built on $1.

Al Rayyan Stadium design unveiled

Organizers of the 2022 Qatar World Cup has unveiled the design for Al Rayyan Stadium, the fifth proposed host venue for the prestigious 2022 World Cup tournament.

Dukhan Highway stretch opens to traffic
28/4/2015A new stretch of Dukhan highway currently opens to traffic from the direction of Dukhan towards Doha, revealed Ashghal, te Public Works Authority.
Disney on Ice show to attract more than 30,000 spectators

The latest ice spectacular show in Doha by Disney on Ice, namely Princesses & Heroes is likely to draw about 30,000 or more Disney fans from GCC and Qatar, the organizers of the show revealed.

Project Qatar 2015 to draw over 50,000 participants

The 12th edition of Project Qatar will be held this year under the patronage of Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani on 4th May at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC).

Qatar Rail works on transforming Qatar into a smart nation

The Qatar Rail is taking initiatives to make Qatar a smart nation by offering easy, efficient and integrated transport facility in the country, says Abdulla Abdulaziz al Subaie, the Managing Director.

More Doha eateries remaining open round-the-clock

Major infrastructural development activities, together with increasing worker numbers in the country by the day, have led to opening of more eateries across Doha, which even remain open round-the-clock, said a recent report.

QR10billion worth infrastructure in three years

The Public Works Authority in Qatar (Ashghal) has announced major development works at Al Wakra and Mesaieed areas in the south of the country over the next three years, worth a total of QR10billion, a report said.

Amendment to traffic law on the anvil

Amendment to the traffic law is on the anvil, which if implemented, will ensure that car owners seek written permission to put stickers on their vehicles offering them for sale, and before leaving them in public places like grounds or parking lots or by the roadside.

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