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Tourist arrivals in Qatar exceeds three million in 2015

The tourism promotion agency in Qatar expects tourist arrival in the country to surpass three million mark towards the year-end.

Cost of Living in Qatar surges
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New law charges fine upto QR20,000 for water wastage

A new law on rationalisation of water and electricity consumption, which stipulates fine up to QR20,000 for wasting of tap water has been issued by the Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

More than 50 new parks to open across Qatar

The Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning in Qatar has announced plans to build more than 50 new parks across the country.

Work begins on Al Bayt Stadium

The main contractor for Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor in northern Qatar will begin construction work on the site for the semi-finals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, with the year 2018 being set as completion date.

Hospitality Qatar 2015 to open in October

Leading hospitality, hotel and franchise exhibition in the region, Hospitality Qatar, will be held in October this year, presenting global turnkey solutions to the hospitality and HORECA (Hotels, Restaurants, Cafes) sector.

Qatar Rail unfolds architectural opportunities in the works on Doha Metro

The Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail), which is monitoring the construction of the integrated railway network in Qatar, brought to light the architectural opportunities in the works for Doha Metro Stations, during an awareness day, hosting Qatar Rail employees, Project Managers, Design and Build Contractors, and current and prospect suppliers.

Launch of Online wage payment system postponed

The launch of mandatory online wage payment system for low-income private sector workers has been put off till 2nd November.

Hamad International Airport serves 28mn passengers in first operational year

Hamad International Airport (HIA), the Qatars gateway to the world, has completed one year of operations, having served a total of 28million passengers from June 2014 to May 2015.

Hospitality Qatar 2015 to be held from 13th October

Hospitality Qatar 2015, the Hospitality and HORECA (Hotels, Restaurants, Cafes) Show will be held from 13th to 15th October at the Doha Exhibition Centre (DEC) in Qatar.

Qatar construction sector faces challenging issues

The construction sector in Qatar is facing serious challenges due to conservative banking practices being followed, delayed payments, and lack of qualified professionals, say top professionals in the field.

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.

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