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Doha, Qatar, March 20, 2019:  The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is pleased to announce that it will be featuring the first Unknown Concert in Qatar, which will feature a lineup of twelve to sixteen local DJs and two bands on three stages at one venue. .  The event will be spread across three different stages at three unique locations on The Rit... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar – March 20, 2019 –   More than 20 students from Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) are interning for 10-weeks at international communication firms and news outlets in Washington D.C., New York City, London, Berlin, Stockholm, and Doha.As part of their junior year at NU-Q, students in the Journalism and Strateg... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar, March 20, 2019:   In keeping up its momentum of providing immense opportunities to Qatari entrepreneurs, Qatar Development Bank (QDB) successfully hosted the 4th edition of its Retirees Entrepreneurship Program ‘Khutwa’, which was organized in collaboration with the General Retirement and Social Insurance Authorit... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar,  March 19, 2019:   Barwa Bank, Qatar's most innovative Shari’ah compliant bank, announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shari’ah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters. As the draw results showed, Dana Yousef Al-Horr and Alano... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar, March 19, 2019:  Collaborating with Qatar’s largest and flagship medical trade event, SEIB Insurance and Reinsurance has announced its Silver sponsorship of the second edition of QMED 2019 (Qatar International Medical Devices & Healthcare Exhibition and Conference). Held at the QNCC (Qatar National Convention Center) ove... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar, March 19, 2019:  Qatar Insurance, the largest insurer in the MENA region has won two prestigious awards at the MENA Fund Manager Performance Awards 2019. The award ceremony, which was held in Dubai recognised and rewarded fund and asset managers that had outperformed their peers over the last year. QIC won awards in two categories... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar, March 18, 2019:   Qatar Development Bank (QDB) and the Ministry of Finance hosted a press conference yesterday, on Sunday March 17 at the Ministry to announce the main preparations to welcome the 4th edition of Government Procurement and Contracting Conference & Exhibition ‘MOUSHTARAYAT 2019’. Scheduled to tak... ... Read more
With a view to offer students global financial paradigms. . Doha, Qatar, 18 March 2019:   The partnership between Qatar Finance & Business Academy (QFBA) and MUFG is growing from strength to strength. QFBA Kawader interns 2018-2019 were hosted by MUFG at its international offices in their efforts to contribute to the Qatar Nation... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar, March 18, 2019:   Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.S.C) held its Annual Ordinary General Assembly on Sunday, 17th March 2019 at La Cigale Hotel, in the presence of Sheikh Thani Bin Thamer Bin Mohamed Al Thani, Chairman of the Board of Directors, as well as members of the Board of Directors, shareholders and investors.&... ... Read more
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of The State of Qatar Sports and Culture, a closing cultural discussion that showcased Qatar’s efforts in bringing communities together through sports, in parallel with the spectacular local preparations to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.  The close harmony between s... ... Read more
A Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative. . Doha, Qatar, March 16, 2019:   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C, Qatar’s next generation bank, as part of corporate social responsibility drive, has once again extended its financial support in the form of donation to the Qatar Society for Rehabilitation of Special N... ... Read more
Election of a new Board of Directors chaired by HE Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Jassim Al Thani  A strong performance in total asset standing at 44.4 billion QR, driven by a strong growth in the finance portfolio that exceeded 27.8 billion QR. Customer deposits reached 26 billion QR.Doha – Qatar, 14 March 2019 -   Barwa ... ... Read more
This edutainment activity simulates a hospital where children can bring their teddys for a medical check-upDoha, Qatar – March 13, 2019:  Doha Festival City, Qatar’s preferred lifestyle and entertainment destination, is launching a Mini Teddy Bear Hospital to help children learn about healthcare in a fun and innovative way. From Su... ... Read more
This edutainment activity simulates a hospital where children can bring their teddys for a medical check-upDoha, Qatar – March 13, 2019:  Doha Festival City, Qatar’s preferred lifestyle and entertainment destination, is launching a Mini Teddy Bear Hospital to help children learn about healthcare in a fun and innovative way. From Su... ... Read more
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Doha, Qatar, March 20, 2019:  The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is pleased to announce that it will be featuring the first Unknown Concert in Qatar, which will feature a lineup of twelve to sixteen local DJs and two bands on three stages at one venue. .   The event will be spread across three different stages at three unique locations on The Ritz-Carlton, Doha property on Friday March 29, 2019. Each location and DJ will provide a unique vibe to concert-goers and will surely become the talk of the town.     Event planners are expecting a large turnout from the community for the three staged concert, which will host a variety of music from House, EDM, Hip-Hop, RnB with ......read more

Doha, Qatar – March 20, 2019 –   More than 20 students from Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) are interning for 10-weeks at international communication firms and news outlets in Washington D.C., New York City, London, Berlin, Stockholm, and Doha. As part of their junior year at NU-Q, students in the Journalism and Strategic Communication Program are offered residencies at various organizations where they intern full-time and explore professional career opportunities by working onsite in a professional environment.  “The NU-Q residency program,” Everette E. Dennis, NU-Q dean and CEO, said, “based on a model from our home campus in Evans ......read more

Doha, Qatar, March 20, 2019:   In keeping up its momentum of providing immense opportunities to Qatari entrepreneurs, Qatar Development Bank (QDB) successfully hosted the 4th edition of its Retirees Entrepreneurship Program ‘Khutwa’, which was organized in collaboration with the General Retirement and Social Insurance Authority. The event was held on the 14th of March, at Bin Jelmood House at Msheireb Downtown Doha. The program paved the way for retiree entrepreneurs to present their ideas and integrated business plans for their projects that serve the diversity of the national economy and opens up new business horizons. In its current edition, Khutwa program is evid ......read more

Doha, Qatar,  March 19, 2019:   Barwa Bank, Qatar's most innovative Shari’ah compliant bank, announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shari’ah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, Dana Yousef Al-Horr and Alanoud Mohammed Al-Enazi each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to the following bank clients: Suhail Al-Mazroey, Sheikh Fahad Jassim Al-Thani, Ibrahim Abdalmuty Mohammad, Asmaa Mohamed Al-Suwaidi, Randa Shaher Al-Saadi, Muneera Saif Al-Kubaisi, Fahad Assadi, Ali Abdulrahman Al-Yafei, ......read more

Doha, Qatar, March 19, 2019:  Collaborating with Qatar’s largest and flagship medical trade event, SEIB Insurance and Reinsurance has announced its Silver sponsorship of the second edition of QMED 2019 (Qatar International Medical Devices & Healthcare Exhibition and Conference). Held at the QNCC (Qatar National Convention Center) over a 5,000 square-meter space, the exhibition will take place between March 25 and March 27.   Commenting on SEIB’s participation in QMED 2019, Mr. Elias Chedid, the company’s Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, says that this strategic partnership aims at empowering the Qatari healthcare sector as a ......read more

Doha, Qatar, March 19, 2019:  Qatar Insurance, the largest insurer in the MENA region has won two prestigious awards at the MENA Fund Manager Performance Awards 2019. The award ceremony, which was held in Dubai recognised and rewarded fund and asset managers that had outperformed their peers over the last year. QIC won awards in two categories- the Qatar Equity Fund for its 2018 performance and the QIC GCC Equity Fund for its three year performance. The QIC GCC Equity Fund won the award for the best GCC fund performance over three years ending 2018 for a GCC fund with over $75m in assets.  The Fund posted a return of 23.4% in USD terms over the three years and topped its categor ......read more

Doha, Qatar, March 18, 2019:   Qatar Development Bank (QDB) and the Ministry of Finance hosted a press conference yesterday, on Sunday March 17 at the Ministry to announce the main preparations to welcome the 4th edition of Government Procurement and Contracting Conference & Exhibition ‘MOUSHTARAYAT 2019’. Scheduled to take place for three days between March 31 and April 2, the 4th ‘MOUSHTARAYAT’ will be held in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance, and in partnership with the Ministry of Commerce & Industry (MOCI) and the Public Works Authority (Ashghal), and sponsored by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment. The Government Procurem ......read more

With a view to offer students global financial paradigms Doha, Qatar, 18 March 2019:   The partnership between Qatar Finance & Business Academy (QFBA) and MUFG is growing from strength to strength. QFBA Kawader interns 2018-2019 were hosted by MUFG at its international offices in their efforts to contribute to the Qatar National Vision 2030 vision. The continued and ever-growing collaboration between MUFG and QFBA Kawader, has been working to create expansive and challenging opportunities for the program.  The program, which provides learning opportunities for those interested in developing their skill set and knowledge of the financial services arena, this year ......read more

Doha, Qatar, March 18, 2019:   Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.S.C) held its Annual Ordinary General Assembly on Sunday, 17th March 2019 at La Cigale Hotel, in the presence of Sheikh Thani Bin Thamer Bin Mohamed Al Thani, Chairman of the Board of Directors, as well as members of the Board of Directors, shareholders and investors.    During the year, Group sales increased 4.7% (QAR 134.8 million), from QAR 2.8 billion to QAR 3.0 billion. Its gross profit increased 3.9% (QAR 18.5 million), from QAR 477.9 million to QAR 496.4 million. Group gross shops rental income increased 9.1% (QAR 6.3 million), from QAR 69.5 million to QAR 75.8 million. Al Meera Group&rsqu ......read more

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of The State of Qatar Sports and Culture, a closing cultural discussion that showcased Qatar’s efforts in bringing communities together through sports, in parallel with the spectacular local preparations to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.  The close harmony between sports and culture was the most striking unique aspect that this entire dialogue has brought to the audience. Doha, Qatar, March 16, 2019:   Following a two-month unique stay at the Institut du monde arabe (IMA) in Paris, “The Majlis – Cultures in Dialogue”, a traveling cross-cultural exhibition organised at ......read more

A Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative Doha, Qatar, March 16, 2019:   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C, Qatar’s next generation bank, as part of corporate social responsibility drive, has once again extended its financial support in the form of donation to the Qatar Society for Rehabilitation of Special Needs, a local humanitarian organization that aims to support and develop the skills and capabilities of people with disabilities. The donation, which was handed over in the presence of Mr. Mohamad Alkuwari, Head of Reward and HR Services at al khaliji, and Mr. Taleb Abdullah Afifah, Board Member at the Qatar Society for Rehabilitation of Special ......read more

Election of a new Board of Directors chaired by HE Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Jassim Al Thani  A strong performance in total asset standing at 44.4 billion QR, driven by a strong growth in the finance portfolio that exceeded 27.8 billion QR. Customer deposits reached 26 billion QR. Doha – Qatar, 14 March 2019 -   Barwa Bank Group, convened its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on 13th of March February 2019 at Four Seasons hotel, chaired by HE Sheikh Mohamed Bin Hamad Bin Jassim Al Thani, Chairman of the Board and Managing Director, with an 87% shareholder attendance.    During the AGM, all items on t ......read more

This edutainment activity simulates a hospital where children can bring their teddys for a medical check-up Doha, Qatar – March 13, 2019:  Doha Festival City, Qatar’s preferred lifestyle and entertainment destination, is launching a Mini Teddy Bear Hospital to help children learn about healthcare in a fun and innovative way. From Sunday 17, March till Saturday, 30 March 2019, children can bring their favourite teddy bear to visit the hospital and speak to the doctors on how to take care of their teddy bear’s health! This activity will take place at Festival City Mall Centre Court on the ground floor, where parents can register their children anytime between 10am &nd ......read more

3D printing will revolutionize the water experience at home Bathroom and kitchen solutions complement latest trends with vast range of color finishes across all draw off points, flush plates and accessories  From smart home to smart buildings: creating an intelligent ecosystem for water security and water management  13 March 2019:   Consumers are fundamentally changing how they define and use their living spaces. GROHE has identified five mega trends: Consumers have risen from passive consumption to taking control over the creation of new living spaces and have become creators themselves in seeking simplicity and intelligent product solutions. Today, mor ......read more

Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani tells Oxford Business Group Doha, March 13, 2019:   Qatar’s efforts to tap new investors, and goods and service providers farther afield, were among the topics discussed recently at a meeting held between Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani, Chairman, Al Faisal Holding, and representatives from Oxford Business Group (OBG). Sheikh Faisal told the global research and consultancy company that the ongoing regional blockade had generated new business opportunities for both local and international firms, as the country looks to the private sector to become more resourceful and drive new growth. “One major advantage of Qatar is the pres ......read more

Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2019:  As a progressive leader in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and socially responsible business practices, Qatar Insurance Group, the flagship insurer is sponsoring the Katara International Beach Volleyball Championship 2019 as the gold sponsor of the event. The event which is scheduled from 12th March will be held at the Amphitheater at Katara. The event will witness participation of 50 teams from 29 countries.  Qatar Insurance Group's role as a sponsor highlights the company’s unilateral focus on being a responsible corporate citizen and demonstrates its full support to all sports activities and initiatives for the nation.  Co ......read more

Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2019:   With a view to drive financial technology -led economy in Qatar, Qatar Development Bank (QDB) successfully hosted a workshop on “Shariah Compliance Issues of Crypto Assets” in association with Association of National Development Finance Institutions in Member Countries of The Islamic Development (ADFIMI).  Established as an autonomous, independent and non-profit international organization, ADFIMI) started its operations in September 1987 at its headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey, on being given the status of an International Organization. It presently has around 40 members from 18 countries. ADFIMI organizes various training programm ......read more

Doha, Qatar – March 11, 2019 –   Northwestern University in Qatar’s (NU-Q) museum – the Media Majlis at Northwestern University in Qatar – will host its first program in collaboration with UCL Qatar.    “New Media + New Museum: Communication and Storytelling” will be a panel discussion on the evolving uses of new media in exhibitions and storytelling in museums.    Housed in NU-Q’s building, the Media Majlis will host biannual exhibitions, weekly programs, and other events that encourage the exploration, discussion, and interrogation of media, journalism, and communication through global, regional, and ......read more

Doha, 07 March 2019: Qatar Insurance Group, the leading insurer in the MENA region has partnered with Commercial Bank Qatar Masters to be the Official Tournament insurer for the region’s premier Golf tournament. QIC, along with its subsidiaries Qatar Re and Antares, is proud to support the tournament for twelve consecutive years. Founded in 1964, Qatar Insurance Company (QIC) was the first domestic insurer of Qatar. Today QIC is a dominant insurer in the region and is regarded as the largest insurer in MENA region in terms of profitability, assets and market capitalization. QIC’s consistent rating of A/Stable from Standard & Poor’s and A(Excellent) from A.M. Best ......read more

March 06, 2019 - Your scalp goes through a lot every day – just like our body, it can get built up with old skin cells, dirt and free radicals. Enduring pollution, the sun, and styling on a daily basis – hair can start to become dull and lifeless. When this happens, it could be a sign that your haircare routine needs a detox. New Head & Shoulders Charcoal shampoo with cooling Menthol can help you hit the refresh button on your haircare routine, by detoxifying the scalp, relieving itch and keeping your hair 100% dandruff free. Harness the power of activated charcoal to gently cleanse hair, removing unwanted buildup and impurities to reveal a natural, radiant shine. The ......read more

Brand ambassador and Turkish actress Meryem Uzerli ( Hareem El Sultan) attends the opening   Doha, 6 March 2019- Turkey’s biggest jewelry chain, Atasay, launched its first ever store in Qatar – yesterday- at Doha Festival City, Qatar’s preferred shopping destination, with a Qatar Exclusive Capsule Collection, a handcrafted selection of fine jewelery inspired by the country’s landscape.  The opening was attended by the Turkish Ambassador to Qatar, Fikret Özer, who cut the store’s ribbon alongside the famous Turkish star Meryem Uzerli ( Hareem el Sultan), the brand ambassador and face of Atasay. The guest of honours were accompanied by the ow ......read more

March 06, 2019 - Dubai, UAE The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is pleased to announce a series of activities to delight moms this Mother’s Day.   The Ritz-Carlton, Doha’s award winning spa will offer a special package in March in honour of  Mother’s Day. Guests can enjoy a wonderful spa treatment provided by one of the hotel’s expert therapists and then indulge in a special afternoon tea offering handcrafted delicacies prepared by master chefs, prices starting from QAR 700. The festivities continue on March 22, 2019 as the hotel will offer a lovely Friday Brunch in honor of Mother’s in Lagoon Restaurant. The brunch will be a tasteful pink and white t ......read more

March 04, 2019 -    As she walks through the palazzo, the amber light of the setting sun filtering through the wrought iron gate caresses her skin, suffusing her body with a mesmerizing glow…   Since its inception in 1975, Roberto Cavalli has always thrived on challenges, combining bold avant-garde and a deep respect for its Italian heritage. Today, Roberto Cavalli Florence, the brand’s latest line of perfumes, pays homage to the town that gave birth to the world-renowned fashion house.   Florence is a peerless city, resplendent with beauty and sensuality. Surrounded by spectacular landscapes, this architectural marvel has been inspiring pai ......read more

4th March 2019 - Qatar UCL Qatar students have participated in the Sixth International Conference of Asian Special Libraries in India on Libraries and Librarianship in Digital Plus Era, as part of the latest international study trip organised by the university.  The conference, which took place at Ambedkar University Delhi, exposed students on UCL Qatar’s Library and Information Studies MA programme to the latest technologies and developments in Digital Libraries and Library Science.  Students also witnessed the processes behind archiving historically significant records and materials during a visit to the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library.  The trip was led ......read more

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of The State of Qatar Doha, Qatar, March 3, 2019: Landed earlier this year at the Institut du monde arabe (IMA) in Paris, “The Majlis – Cultures in Dialogue”, a traveling cross-cultural exhibition organised at the initiative of the Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al-Thani Museum – that features a collection of a unique assembly of artefacts reflecting the interaction of civilizations in the past while encouraging dialogue in the present – gathered its visitors during the month of February around interesting open cultural discussions that were held at the heart of the majlis, the main hub of th ......read more

Doha, Qatar – March 3, 2019 – Communication professionals interested in learning more about how to use their marketing skills to take full advantage of media mega-events like the World Cup have the opportunity to do so through an executive education masterclass being offered at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) in March.   Students who enroll in the Sport Communication, Marketing, and Governance masterclass at NU-Q will study successful sport organizations that have generated new audiences and revenues through their engagement with sport and examine how that is used in emerging markets such as China, India, and the Middle East.   “We at Northwest ......read more

Doha, 27 February, 2019: Despite being a challenging year, in 2018 Qatar Insurance, the leading insurance Group recorded strong operational performance, coupled with robust premium growth, taking Gross Written Premium (GWP) to QAR 12.6 billion, up by 8% vis-à-vis the same period in 2017. The underwriting results for the Group for the year 2018 amounted to QAR 576 million. QIC Group’s consolidated net profit for the full year 2018 came in at QAR 664 million.  The Annual General Meeting that was held yesterday at the Four Seasons Hotel was chaired by Abdulla bin Khalifa Al-Attiya, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors. The shareholders discussed the Group’s annual pe ......read more

Doha, Qatar – February 26, 2019 – Marc Lynch, one of the most widely quoted experts on Middle East politics and media, spoke at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) and questioned the way many people generalize about the Arab Spring. To the audience of students, faculty, and staff, Lynch explained that this conventional way of thinking results in categorizing the countries in the region as either successes or failures based on the leadership in each country. “This makes no sense to me at all,” said Lynch, “because what we’ve seen are really revolutionary transformations at every level from individual to societal to international. Every country has be ......read more

February 26, 2019 : Ralph Lauren introduces The RL50 Handbag, a new icon silhouette merging codes from the brand's heritage: city sophistication, equestrian-inspired details, and the finest quality of leather craftsmanship.   The belted body and elegantly curved topline draw inspiration from Mr. Lauren’s vintage travel bag, a belted pole bag, reinterpreted as a streamlined and structured silhouette—emphasizing effortless functionality for an international lifestyle. Each of the four distinct sizes (mini, medium, large, and oversized) is crafted from supple materials, including calfskin, ayers snakeskin, alligator, and ostrich. The RL50 Handbag will be availabl ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 25 February 2019: To recognize and honor outstanding performance of employees, branches and departments, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.S.C), held recently its “2018 Champion Awards” ceremony at Holiday Inn.  During the occasion, the top management shared the renewed strategy of the company and what it expects to achieve in the coming years, especially during 2019. The event had all the department directors sharing their strategy and plans for the coming year.  The awards event was organized to present the milestone achievements of Al Meera in the year 2018. The function was attended by the top management of Al Meera and more than 250 managers of ......read more

With a view to offer global exposure to EAA youths and drive change   Doha, Qatar, February 24, 2019: As part of its commitment to provide global engagement to new generation and to be the change agents, Education Above All (EAA) Foundation delegation comprised of 12 students took part in the 23rd Session of the Youth Assembly, which was held from February 15-17, 2019 in New York City, USA.    Sponsored by Qatar Financial Center (QFC), EAA youth delegation were able to showcase their capabilities to the global audience under the theme, ‘Empowering Youth for Global Development’.   Throughout history, young people have played crucial roles ......read more

DOHA, Qatar – 24 February 2019- Taking its league of leading financing and business courses forward, Qatar Finance & Business Academy is pleased to announce the launch of its latest certification program, “Certified Digital Marketing Professional”. This is the first of its kind course being launched in Qatar to ace the digital marketing skills. “Certified Digital Marketing Professional” is an important international accreditation by the Digital Marketing Institute for marketers seeking to develop in their careers and achieve marketing growth in their organizations.  This training solution contains 10 modules that cover all the disciplines involved in ......read more

LIGHT CAPTURING. SELF-SETTING #GETCLOSER February 23, 2019 -  No filter needed after today! MAKE UP FOREVER is welcoming this year the new upgraded and enhanced Ultra HD concealer with advanced formula.  The UHD concealer comes in 22 different shades from very light to dark to suite all skin tones. Its buildable and dry fast features give the outcome of a Satin finish that reflects light perfect for a subtle look. The Ultra HD 2019 new product is the perfect tools for an ultimate healthy and luminous finish.  The UHD concealer gives you instant second skin effect, self-setting, and corrective results. Due to its medium coverage, oil free and moisturizing textures ......read more

Hosts executive roundtable to address the unique cybersecurity challenges faced in today’s always-on, always-connected economy    Doha, Qatar – February 21, 2019:    Full Story Dell EMC hosted a Cyber Recovery Executive roundtable event, held at Losail International Circuit Sports Club in Doha. At this one day event, Dell EMC highlighted how the company can partner with businesses across industries to design and deliver a robust cybersecurity strategy that aligns with their objectives and IT environment.    As more organizations pursue digital transformation initiatives, they are encountering new, complex risks that are expanding ......read more

Doha- February 23, 2019: Zero Latency, the pioneer and global leader in warehouse scale, free-roam, multiplayer virtual reality gaming, is opening a new venue on February 20, 2019 in Tawar Mall, Doha. With more than 350,000 visitors globally, Zero Latency is bringing the next generation of virtual reality entertainment to the Middle East, with the region’s first launching in Doha.   Zero Latency’s concept is deeply immersive, offering visitors a video gaming experience enhanced with world leading free-roam virtual reality. Equipped with virtual reality headsets, headphones, military-styled backpacks and state of the art controllers, players move freely around an empty spac ......read more

 On 11 March, the 2019 ISH will open in Frankfurt am Main, Germany: More than 2,400 international exhibitors will present their bathroom and kitchen novelties and other innovations.  For the first time ever, GROHE will position itself as a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions, kitchen systems and intelligent water management.  As part of a new concept for their trade fair booth, GROHE will clearly put the consumer at the centre of attention, using three themed environments to present their different solution and design concepts.    21 February 2019:  GROHE, a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen fit ......read more

Doha, February 20, 2019 – Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, in continuation to its strategic goal of empowering Qatari youths and enhancing the jobs market in Qatar, took part in the TAWTEEN launch event as one of the proud sponsors. Held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Prime Minister and the Minister of Interior, the event took place on February 18 and 19, 2019 at Sheraton Hotel. The program was launched amid the presence of dignitaries, the large participation of official bodies and entities, energy sector companies, and a wide spectrum of service providers and supporting ind ......read more

Doha, February 20, 2019 – Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, with the aim of promoting the health and wellness of its community members, recently hosted its Annual Football Tournament for the fifth year in a row. The initiative was held in support of Qatar’s National Sport Day and comes as part of al khaliji’s Corporate Social Responsibility program.  Held on Saturday 16 February 2019 at AL Saad Club, the Bank’s 5-A-side Football Tournament, saw the participation of teams from several organizations and served as a platform to foster the values of community, sportsmanship and positive team spirit among participa ......read more

Doha, 20 February 2019 – Simaisma, a Murwab Resort, Qatar’s undiscovered oceanfront oasis, celebrated yesterday its third anniversary, since the 5-star hotel opened its doors to the visitors in 2016. The celebration welcomed the hotel loyal guests, business partners, and respected media representatives.  Simaisma, a Murwab Resort, celebrated the occasion with a distinctive event hosted by the resort’s General Manager Mr. Tarek Nour, where top management from Murwab Hotel Group and Katara Hospitality along with media members, were taken on an extensive tour of the premises, as a re-introduction to the resort’s luxurious villas and a multitude of world-class rec ......read more

Agreement will facilitate knowledge transfer and scientific research DOHA, QATAR - February 20, 2019 – Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) and Barzan Holdings have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote cooperation in the field of scientific research and strategic studies. Nasser Al Naimi, managing director of Barzan Holdings, and Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, signed the MoU at a meeting to discuss areas of cooperation and collaboration.  Al Naimi noted said the agreement will help Barzan in its objective to create innovative security technologies to promote Qatar’s defence industries. “We are enthusiastic about partnering with Carnegie Mel ......read more

DOHA, Qatar –18 February 2019 – Marking the completion of yet another successful term of its renowned national development program, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) recently held the graduation ceremony for the sixth cohort of the ‘Kawader’ program under the patronage of the Minister of Finance, His Excellency Mr. Ali Shareef Al Emadi. The event was attended by CEOs of top banks and financial sector institutions, senior HR executives, parents and the media.   The ceremony saw the graduation of 25 outstanding young Qataris, bringing the total number of participants in ‘Kawader’ since its inception to 149 students, who have been primed to ......read more

February 18, 2019 -  Michael Kors is pleased to introduce our Cece handbags – a study in perfect contradictions and new for Spring 2019. The modern silhouette juxtaposes clean lines and soft curves, with a structured rectangle shape formed from gently folded edges and a curved flap closure. Heritage hardware, including a trunk-inspired pinch lock, a leather-wrapped key charm and a chain-link handle, lends an air of classic glamour to the sleek form. Every detail mirrors the silhouette’s distinctive folded-edge design, including the front pocket, which tucks into the bag’s interior, and the slip pocket at the back. A zippered inside pouch separates two internal compa ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 17 February 2019 – Barwa Bank, Qatar's most innovative Shari’ah compliant bank, announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shari’ah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters. As the draw results showed, Fatemah Abdalah Ali and Milad Mahmood each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to the following bank clients: Mahmoud Mohammed Al-Yafei, Loai Al-Tawil, Faisal Ali Al-Anssari, Kholoud Amralla Al-Emadi, Jassim Mohamed Fakhroo, Saeta Salem Al-Qarah, Mehanna Sultan Al-Naemi, Ahlam Yousuf Al-Baker, Al-Anoud Hassan Al-Sahli, Sirish Na ......read more

February 17, 2019 - Carolina Herrera launches 212 VIP Rosé Extra Eau de Parfum and 212 VIP Black Extra Eau de Parfum, two fragrances to feel extra 212 VIP Rosé Extra Eau de Parfum (for her) and 212 VIP Black Extra Eau de Parfum (for him), the two new 212 VIP limited editions, take inspiration from the most modern version of voguing as they celebrate an explosion of authenticity and uniqueness with two opulent, extravagant and mesmerizing scents to feel extra. These fragrances, which have been designed to make us shine, excel and be the soul of every single party, have the power to awaken our wild, creative persona. The motto Why be basic when you can be EXTRA!" and the hashtags ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 17 February 2019: Stemming from its belief that a healthy mind lies in a healthy body, as well as from its keenness on spreading the culture of sports among the various segments of society, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company celebrated Qatar’s 8th National Sport Day (NSD) by supporting various competitions and events held at the Katara Cultural Village.  Al Meera’s support to participants in the 2019 National Sport Day activities revolved around offering sports enthusiasts and participants of the event, refreshments at different locations throughout Aspire and Katara. At Aspire, the sports program featured a variety of sporting activity presented by Qatar Oly ......read more

Doha, Qatar 17 February 2019: Barwa Bank hosted a fun and engaging sports program for all its employees, in support of the eighth National Sport Day in collaboration with Al Ahli Sports Club.  The bank’s participation in the National Sport Day is in line with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program to create awareness on the importance of sports and fitness in achieving a sound and healthy lifestyle, which, in turn, helps in the development of a strong, prosperous society. The Group’s employees and members from the executive management participated in the event along with their families. Activities and sports events included rope challenge, climbing challenge ......read more

16 January 2019 - Qatar   As part of the UCL Qatar and Qatar Museums Origins of Doha and Qatar project, UCL Qatar has developed an innovative presentation to support schoolteachers in teaching the history of Qatari homes.    Throughout the 2018/19 school year, UCL Qatar aims to reach thousands of students between the ages of 6 and 11, developing their knowledge of the history of Qatari traditions and the main architectural features of homes in the 1930s and 40s.   The Origins of Doha and Qatar project, which these materials form part of, is funded by the Qatar National Research Fund’s National Priorities Research Program (NPRP), and draws on archae ......read more

Doha, Qatar – February 16, 2019 – Marc Lynch, professor of political science and director of the Project on Middle East Political Science at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., as well as the author of several books on the Middle East, will speak at NU-Q on “Displacement and Wars in the Middle East.”  The event will be moderated by Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO of NU-Q, on Tuesday, February 19, at 1:00 p.m.  Lynch has been a member of the Content Advisory Group for the University’s museum – The Media Majlis at Northwestern University in Qatar – since 2012. He is also a non-resident senior associate at the Carnegie End ......read more

14th February 2019 Turkish Airlines, flying passengers to more global destinations than any other airline, preparing for a brand new journey set to be started with its move to its new state-of-the-art home base, Istanbul Airport, continues its partnership with The LEGO® Movie franchise with the recent digital debut, of a new fun and original safety video. It stars characters from the latest big-screen animated LEGO adventure, The LEGO Movie 2, from Warner Bros. Pictures, in theaters worldwide beginning February 8, 2019.  Back in August 2018, Turkish Airlines debuted the first-ever LEGO passenger safety video, which was also inspired by the LEGO Movie franchise.  The video ......read more

February 14, 2019—Dreaming was the theme of Michael Kors’ Fall 2019 runway show, which took place this morning at 10 AM in New York City. From the venue—Cipriani Wall Street, transformed into an old-school ballroom with distressed herringbone floors, velvet curtains, disco balls and chandeliers—to Barry Manilow’s finale performance and the Studio 54 capsule designs, the show was a celebration of individual style, glamour and romance.  “When I arrived in New York, it was a time of great creativity in fashion, theater, music and art. The sidewalks became like runways, with an explosion of style,” says Michael Kors. “The city was edgy and ......read more

Doha, February  14 , 2019 – Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, with the aim of promoting health and wellness among the local community, celebrated the eighth Qatar National Sport Day by organizing a Ping Pong event that was held on 11th and 12th of February, at the Doha Festival City, and  also launched on the same occasion an Instagram contest. The Ping Pong event was part of al khaliji’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, focused on promoting an active healthy lifestyle among the larger community.  During the event, participants were cheered for by their colleagues and friends to win! At the end ......read more

Doha, Qatar – February 14, 2019 – Working with the theme “Legacy and Promise,” students at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) spent 48-hours producing multimedia projects with film and photography as well as creative writing and live performance at the University’s annual Creative Media Festival.  The theme inspired students to explore how legacies are formed and what promises legacies hold for the future. Moving forward to increasingly critical moments on the global scale such as mass migration, climate change, and political populism, students were urged to consider what promises are being made to future generations. One team of students used ph ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 11 February 2019: Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s global programme, Educate A Child (EAC), in partnership with the British Council, is pleased to announce the ‘Ilm-Possible: Take a Child to School (TACS) Phase II’ project in Pakistan, aiming to enrol 200,000 out of school children (OOSC) into quality primary education throughout the country.  Building on the previously successful Phase I strategies of TACS, this three-year joint project is also supported by Generation Amazing, the social and human legacy programme of Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, to enhance the learning experience of class 1-5 students by introducing ......read more

February 11, 2019 - Qatar The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is pleased to announce that the hotel has received several nominations for this year’s 26th World Travel Awards.  The Ritz-Carlton, Doha has received nominations both regionally and nationally. The regional nominations include Middle East's Leading Business Hotel 2019 and the Middle East's Leading City Hotel 2019. While the nominations for Qatar include Qatar's Leading Business Hotel 2019, Qatar's Leading City Hotel 2019, Qatar's Leading Hotel 2019, Qatar's Leading Hotel Dining & Entertainment Experience 2019, Qatar's Leading Lifestyle Hotel 2019 and Qatar's Leading Resort 2019. Erden Ken ......read more

Doha, Qatar, February 11 2019: Doha, Qatar, February XX 2019: Barwa Bank the most innovative Shari’ah compliant bank in Qatar has announced the launch of its mobile application for all customers to meet their daily financial needs. Barwa Bank new mobile application can be used on smart devices and is compatible with both IOS and Android. The new application is designed to offer customers speed, efficiency and maximum security while accessing their accounts and executing the banking transactions.  This application includes new services and features including Barwa Bank rewards, money transfer with Western Union and cardless cash withdrawal services. With Barwa Bank Re ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 09 February, 2019: Northumbria University, UK, in Qatar is pleased to announce that it has started accepting admission applications for bachelor degrees major in Accounting, Finance & Investments and International Banking & Finance that have been licensed by Qatar’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education. Located at QFBA, in West Bay, Northumbria University is providing an opportunity for high school graduates who are looking for a university degree from a UK-based university located in Qatar, as well as the chance to top up to a bachelor’s degree, for diploma holders are being granted, in related fields.  The last date for submission of applic ......read more

To celebrate this special time of the year, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is setting the stage for the ultimate romantic escape in Qatar.  February 10, 2019 United Arab Emirates:  Guests can impress their loved ones with the “Fall in Love Again” package, which offers a stay in one of the newly re-imagined rooms and suites, daily in room breakfast for two, romantic setup that includes fresh red rose petals delicately placed upon the bedding, romantic amenities upon arrival and early check-in and late check-out upon availability. ‘Fall in Love Again’ starts from QAR 985 per night in a Deluxe Room and QAR 4,085 in The Amiri Suite, available from February 13 to 16, ......read more

Doha, Qatar, February 10, 2019: Representatives of Qatar’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) along with senior officials, businessmen and CEOs of major Qatari companies have visited Huawei’s headquarters in Beijing, China to gain a deeper understanding of how the latest ICT solutions can contribute to the digital transformation era.  The visit took place on the sidelines of the Qatar-China Business Forum, which was organized by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry on 31 January 2019 in Beijing. The forum brought together government officials and representatives of the Qatari and Chinese private sectors.    On the sidelines of the forum, Qatari and Chin ......read more

More than 200 students compete in Carnegie Mellon’s high school robotics tournament  February 09, 2019 - DOHA, QATAR: A team from Qatar Academy won the overall title at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q)’s annual Botball competition for high school students. The competition, which was launched by CMU-Q in 2005, brought together 15 teams to program a robot through a complex game board. Botball participants receive their robot and their mission at a workshop eight weeks before the final event so they can learn to program the robot and plan a strategy for the final competition.  Qatar Academy narrowly edged out the Lebanese School of Qatar to secure first ......read more

The Madison Avenue main store turns into Ralph's Cafe February 9, 2019, Dubai, UAE - Ralph Lauren launches Spring 2019 by turning his flagship store in Madison Avenue into Café Ralph, offering his customers an unparalleled dining experience. Ralph Lauren said: "I wanted to highlight the Spring 2019 Women's Collection, its fresh spirit and modern style, so I decided to share the collection with you in the magical atmosphere of the new Café Ralph in Madison Avenue. To share my vision in a more personal and intimate way. " The first floor of the store has been redesigned into the Ralph Cafe, an exceptional dining experience. The new café offers visitors a breakfast an ......read more

Doha, Qatar, February 06, 2019: Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s programme Al Fakhoora in Gaza, successfully hosted “INSPIRE 2019,” inspire hearts, minds, action!  This conference, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme, Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People (UNDP/PAPP) and Qatar Fund For Development and in partnership with Al Nayzak organization, took place on January 31, 2019.  Organized entirely by Al Fakhoora students, INSPIRE was a “first of its kind” annual conference to discuss cutting edge and currently relevant issues in the field of education.   The aim of the conference was to empower yo ......read more

Doha, Qatar – February 6, 2019 – Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) has appointed Rami Al-Badry as director of production and digital media services. Al-Badry left CNN in Washington DC to join NU-Q. He brings 15 years of experience as a production and operations manager in leading media organizations in the U.S., U.K., and Middle East. As director, he will oversee the department that manages NU-Q’s studios, advanced equipment, and state-of-the-art Newsroom so they are operational and ready for students, faculty, and staff. He and his staff also provide production support in classrooms and training for digital media projects. This appointment came after an interna ......read more

DOHA, Qatar – 06 February 2019 –  Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) partners with QFBA to runs the pilot program for the first batch of generation 2030 in pursuit of offering the best in class financial courses to Qatari executives and new age professionals. The program, targeting new joiners as well as employees who have been on the job for up to three years, will help professionals master the latest trends and challenges in the financial sector and thereby allow them to further hone their skills. The Training modules will be spread over four to six months, with coaching and mentoring in between.  The pilot session of this program took place at QFBA and involved pa ......read more

DOHA, Qatar, 04 February 2019:   Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) partners with QFBA to runs the pilot program for the first batch of generation 2030 in pursuit of offering the best in class financial courses to Qatari executives and new age professionals. The program, targeting new joiners as well as employees who have been on the job for up to three years, will help professionals master the latest trends and challenges in the financial sector and thereby allow them to further hone their skills. The Training modules will be spread over four to six months, with coaching and mentoring in between.  The pilot session of this program took place at QFBA and involved particip ......read more

Qatar, February 04, 2019:  Please be advised that QIC Board of Directors' in their meeting held today on 3rd of February. 2019, reviewed the company's performance, the financial information for the year 2018, the auditor's report and the profits realized (QR. 646 Million). The board recommended Cash (Dividends 15 %) from the share par value, i.e. QR. (1.5)                      QR. for each share, Also the board has proposed increase in capital by (QR77.042.580) through the private shares issuance (7.704.258) shares. Share price is (QR36/57) per share ((QR 10) nominal value + (QR26/57) share premium). Only the minority shareholders of the subsidiary QIC Capital, registered in Qatar Financi ......read more

Doha, Qatar – February 4, 2019 –Northwestern University in Qatar has released the results of its sixth annual Middle East Media Use survey on its interactive website, mideastmedia.org. The full report, in English and Arabic, will be released in March.   The comprehensive 2018 survey, which can be explored in detail via searchable charts, videos, and essays, looks at changes in media consumption patterns, attitudes and content preferences. The participating countries – Saudi Arabia (KSA), United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, and Tunisia – represent a cultural and geopolitical cross-section of the MENA region.    “N ......read more

QIC contributes QAR 10 billion annually in the Qatari economy  Global Operations represent 77% of total gross written premiums  Qatar Re ranks 27th amongst the global top 50 reinsurers  Doha, 03 February 2019 - Qatar Insurance Group, the leading insurer in Qatar and the Middle East North African (MENA) region yesterday announced its financial results for 2018.  Following a meeting of the Board of Directors, which was presided over by Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed bin Ali Al-Thani, Chairman & Managing Director, the Board approved the financial results.  Despite an adverse backdrop, QIC Group, being a diversified insurance Group with international prese ......read more

Doha, Qatar, February 2, 2019: As part of its pursuit to stimulate entrepreneurship in Qatar, Qatar Development Bank (QDB) is pleased to announce the launch of the 4th edition of its Retirees Entrepreneurship Program “Khutwa”. The registration to the program starts on the 3rd of February 2019, while the course starts on the 24th of February for 12 days, followed by special consultation sessions for participants to identify their project ideas and the type of support provided to them.  Khutwa program is aimed to train and develop retirees to learn basic skills of entrepreneurship, through a package of training programs and advisory services to enter the world of entreprene ......read more

Doha, January 31, 2019 – Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, introduced its state-of-the-art humanoid robot to Hamad International Airport (HIA) passengers with the aim to inform the public about the bank’s latest offerings, bringing them closer to al khaliji’s innovative banking solutions.  Nicknamed, Noor, the humanoid robot has been interacting with departing passengers at HIA for a period of 2 weeks, acting as an informative pit-stop station updating the public on the current services and products that the bank is offering.  Noor was first introduced and launched at al khaliji’s Um Lekhba branch, in ......read more

January 30, 2019:  Cole Haan, the iconic American lifestyle brand, is excited to announce the launch of its new ZERØGRAND All-Day trainer which combines the styling of a dress shoe and the performance of an athletic trainer.  For Spring 2019 Cole Haan continues to push boundaries by introducing their first shoe designed to seamlessly transition from work to workout, and everything in between. The ZERØGRAND All-Day trainer was created to ensure durability and endurance during workouts, proving the shoe’s ability to stabilize the foot and provide adequate cushioning throughout your whole day.  Cole Haan’s Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager of ......read more

January 30, 2019:  DIANA ARNO SS19 collection is like a dressing documentary about a life of a global jet-setter. Inspired by Diana’s favourite place – Dubai, where she returns year after year, it tells a story of an alluring city where the sea meets the desert.  With the SS19 collection, DIANA ARNO takes a journey in the pursuit of paying homage to the beauty of Dubai. Longline silhouettes with architectural folds and prints meet almost fluid fabrics that rehearse the dance of the waves. Sunny shades of mustard are subtly garnished with marine stripes characterised by the designer’s signature ruffles.  The collection is effortlessly fusing nostalgic fe ......read more

Qatar, January 30, 2019:  The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is excited to announce that the highly anticipated STK restaurant will open its door to guests tonight, on January 31, 2019.    STK is a vibrant American steakhouse that is already based in London, Milan, Dubai, New York City, Miami and Los Angeles among others. The restaurant makes it undoubtedly clear “that this is not your daddy’s steakhouse”. The restaurant sits on the 23rd floor of the The Ritz-Carlton, Doha and features chic interiors, a vibrant atmosphere and a menu derived from the highest quality ingredients and creative flair.   Guests are treated to dishes created by the award winning Execut ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 29 January, 2019:  Building on the momentum of its preceding three editions of Government Procurement and Contracting Conference & Exhibition ‘MOUSHTARAYAT’, QDB announced that preparations for the fourth ‘MOUSHTARAYAT’ are at an advanced stage, which is scheduled to take place for 3 days, beginning on March 31 and ends on April 02, in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance, and in partnership with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) and the Public Works Authority (Ashghal), during a press conference held yesterday, at QDB main building. The Government Procurement and Contracting Conference & Exhibition ‘MOUSHTARAYA ......read more

Doha,  Qatar, January 29, 2019:  Qatar Insurance Group - the leading insurer in the MENA recently held a blood donation campaign at QIC Headquarters in West Bay. The campaign was organized in collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) Blood Donation Unit. HMC mobilized its blood donation bus along with its medical unit to assist in the successful completion of the blood donation drive. For QIC Group the blood donation campaign serves as an important Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, which creates scalable impact for the society, environment and its people. Like all other businesses, QIC Group considers CSR as a cornerstone for the sustainable development ......read more

January 28, 2019:  From Oscar red carpets to the Golden Globes, it is the bring-back of the metallic glamour. While subtlety was having its run on the fashion scene, the golds’ and the sparkles were busy reinventing, rediscovering and shining their light on the Atelier’s imagination. Debuting a new edition of decadence, the new collection of Police ladies timepieces screams “go big or go home”.                                                                             &nb ......read more

DOHA, Qatar, 28, January 2019:  In pursuit of offering the best in class financial courses to Qatari executives and new age professionals, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), proudly announces the launch of a national development solution for employees who have been on the job for up to three years. Known as ‘Generation 2030”, the program will help professionals master the latest trends and challenges in the financial sector and thereby allow them to further hone their skills. The Training modules will be spread over four to six months, with coaching and mentoring in between. Commenting on the occasion Dr. Khalid Al Horr, Chief Executive Officer, Qatar Fi ......read more

Doha, Qatar – January 26, 2018:   Resilience is one of the key issues in strategic and crisis communication, and professional communicators will have the opportunity to learn strategies to address this issue at an executive education program being offered by Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q).    NU-Q’s Dean and CEO Everette E. Dennis pointed to the blockade of Qatar as an example of navigating an institution during a time of sudden change. “This course,” Dennis said, “will offer insight on how Qatari-based businesses can keep running smoothly and be resilient in spite of such changes and challenges. Facilitated by leading spe ......read more

Dubai, UAE, January 24, 2019:   Huawei officially launched its 5G multi-mode chipset Balong 5000 today – along with the first commercial 5G device powered by it, the Huawei 5G CPE Pro. Together, these two new products provide the world's fastest wireless connections for your smartphone, your home, the office, and on the go. Balong 5000 officially unlocks the 5G era. This chipset supports a broad range of 5G products in addition to smartphones, including home broadband devices, vehicle-mounted devices, and 5G modules. It will provide consumers with a brand new 5G experience across multiple scenarios. "The Balong 5000 will open up a whole new world to consum ......read more

January 23, 2019 Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Barwa Bank has announced Mercy Pabilona as the winner of its QAR 1 million Thara’a grand prize. The draw was conducted under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministry of Commerce & Industry. Thara’a, Qatar's Shari’ah compliant and the first in Islamic bank’s sector, offers account holders the chance to benefit from cash rewards up to 1,000,000 Qatari Riyals. Based on several criteria, Thara’a account holders are eligible for a number of periodic draws for cash prizes. Totalling 3,300,000 Qatari Riyals, Thara’a cash rewards are ......read more

Lenovo DCG, in partnership with Pivot3, showcases new-edge converged computing and storage solutions at Intersec 2019 tailored around the needs of future Smart Cities Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 23 January 2019:   Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG), a global technology leader, today announced their first participation in Intersec 2019, one of the world’s leading security trade shows, hosted at the Dubai World Trade Centre. During the exhibition, Lenovo DCG is showcasing some of the company’s high-performance computing capabilities, as well as an extensive product offering designed for the ‘Intelligence Revolution’ era. In line with Lenovo&rsqu ......read more

22 January 2019; Dubai, UAE:   Executive summary  The Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced that the issuance of long-term residence permits for investors, outstanding students, foreign nationals with exceptional talents, and similarly-situated foreign nationals, as determined by the UAE government, will begin on 3 February 2019.  Categories of applicants A five-year residence permit will be available to the following categories of foreign nationals:  •        Investors in the UAE real estate market;   •        Entrepreneurs and up to three executives working for the qualifying entrep ......read more

January 22, 2019:   Following its successful launch, HONOR 10 Lite, HONOR’s latest flagship phone, is now available in Oman. While the flagship device packs powerful hardware it also scores high in style and design, making it a great new-year purchase or gift. It features a refined gradient finish for a youthful, energetic look that turns the device into an instant style icon, giving you a refreshing start in 2019. As Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to dominate new technology and devices in 2019 and beyond, the AI-powered HONOR 10 Lite front camera will offer a superior selfie experience to smartly capture the best possible selfie in any moment. The front camera can ......read more

Doha, January 21, 2019:   Achieving strength year-on-year, MEEZA, Qatar’s prominent end-to-end Managed IT Services & Solutions Provider, today renewed its existing contract with Vodafone Qatar, to host the telecommunications operator’s IT infrastructure in MEEZA’s state-of-the-art Data Centres, for another 10 years  The agreement’s renewal was signed at MEEZA’s headquarters by the Company’s CEO Eng. Ahmad Mohamed AL Kuwari and Sheikh Hamad Abdulla Al Thani, the CEO of Vodafone Qatar. Since Vodafone Qatar’s establishment in 2008, MEEZA has been providing data suite, IT equipment hosting and co-location services with tier 3 Ser ......read more

Under the patronage of his Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of The State of Qatar   Doha, Qatar, January 21, 2019:  Following its successful voyage to the Grandmaster's Palace in Valetta, Malta and to UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, “The Majlis – Cultures in Dialogue”, a traveling cross-cultural exhibition that features a collection of the Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al-Thani Museum – a unique assembly of artefacts reflecting the interaction of civilizations in the past while encouraging dialogue in the present – moves to its next and third stop – Institut Du Monde Arabe in Paris, which opened to the public on January 8, 2019 ......read more

Net profit of QAR 608 million, an increase of 10.5% year-on year Net Fee and Commission Income of QAR 189 million, an increase of 4% over last year Operating expenses lower compared to 2017, to QAR 329 million Impairments significantly lower; a decrease of 40% year on year Strong Liquidity position, well above regulatory requirements Doha, Qatar, January 21, 2019:   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C, in Qatar, released its consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2018 today with a Net Profit of QAR 608 million.   The consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2018 were approved by the Board of&nbs ......read more

Doha, Qatar – January 21, 2019:  Barwa Bank has announced Mercy Pabilona as the winner of its QAR 1 million Thara’a grand prize. The draw was conducted under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministry of Commerce & Industry. Thara’a, Qatar's Shari’ah compliant and the first in Islamic bank’s sector, offers account holders the chance to benefit from cash rewards up to 1,000,000 Qatari Riyals. Based on several criteria, Thara’a account holders are eligible for a number of periodic draws for cash prizes. Totalling 3,300,000 Qatari Riyals, Thara’a cash rewards are dist ......read more

Secondary school students learn about CMU-Q degree programs through interactive workshops  Doha, Qatar, January 20, 2019: Nearly 140 students from 35 Qatar high schools visited Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) to learn about fields of study in business, science and technology. The event, called Experience CMU-Q, is the university’s flagship program for introducing prospective students to the campus.  Addressing the students, Michael Trick, the dean of CMU-Q, said: “CMU-Q is a global community. We all come from different backgrounds, have different life experiences, and nearly every student speaks at least two languages. We don’t just acquire knowl ......read more

Nissan recharges CES visitors with macchiato brewed using LEAF power January 20, 2019:  Nissan gave CES trade show attendees a taste of Nissan Energy. Nissan Energy is part of Nissan Intelligent Integration, the company’s vision of a connected world where new developments in battery technology and power generation enable homes and vehicles to better harness and power each other. At the CES Nissan display, visitors relaxed and sipped on a freshly-brewed macchiato topped with their self-portrait crafted from foam while watching Nissan Energy in action. The barista station ran purely off a Nissan LEAF, demonstrating Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s vision for ch ......read more

Doha, Qatar, January 20, 2019:  As part of its year-long celebration of the 10th anniversary of Northwestern University in Qatar’s establishment in Doha, it is joining with its alumni and hosting a homecoming for the University’s faculty, staff, and students. Homecomings are a tradition in the United States for universities to welcome back former students, along with current students, faculty, and staff, to celebrate the institution. The Northwestern Club of Qatar will host the event, which is being held as part of Northwestern’s global alumni event – NU Connects. “We look forward to welcoming home our alumni as part of NU Connects, as well as hosting ......read more

January 16, 2019:  ‘The idea of the collection came up at the very beginning of my collaboration with Christopher and it went through many different creative stages and ideas. We knew it had to be narrative, created with a free spirit and no limit or boundaries.’ – Francis Kurkdjian Introducing Burberry Bespoke: a collection of seven exclusive fragrances created by renowned perfumer Francis Kurkdjian under the creative direction of Christopher Bailey. Each scent is available in either one, two or three varying concentrations. Burberry Bespoke is inspired by artistry, the elements and the great British outdoors. Each scent is as individual as the emotions a smell ......read more

Doha, Qatar – January 16, 2019:   The spotlight shined especially brightly on two students from Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) at the Ajyal Film Festival. Amal Al-Muftah, who has been called “the rising star of Qatari cinema,” received the Made in Qatar’s Best Narrative Film Award, while Mariam Al-Dhubhani, who was making her directorial debut, won Made in Qatar’s Best Documentary Award.  “NU-Q recognizes that these awards reflect on the quality of education our students receive, as well as the support they have from faculty, the administration, and student clubs,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO of NU-Q. “ ......read more

January 14, 2019:  Turkish Airlines, who has recently announced its passenger and cargo traffic results for December 2018, reached 80.2% load factor in that month. Growth in the number of passengers, revenue per kilometer and load factor, is an important indicator of the continued growing interest in Turkey and Turkish Airlines at the end of the year as well.    According to the December 2018 Traffic Results;  Total number of passengers carried went up by 1% reaching 5.5 million passengers, and the load factor went up to 80.2%.  In December 2018, total load factor improved by 0,5 points, while international load factor increased by 0,5 points to 80%, do ......read more

DOHA, Qatar – 12 January 2019:   The Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), recently hosted a high-level diplomatic delegation from Somalia. Organized in coordination with Ministry of the Foreign affairs, the 12-memberdelegation visited Qatar to learn more about Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) and its subsidiaries. Received by Dr. Mohammed Al Emadi, QBA Head of Sales and Marketing, the delegation was taken on a tour and briefed on the courses and products available at Qatar Finance and Business Academy.  Briefing the delegation, Dr. Mohammed Abdulla Al Emadi, Head of Sales & Marketing, Qatar Finance and Business Academy, said: “QFBA offers training ......read more

Annual sales of 4,107 are the highest in the marque’s 115-year history Year-on-year sales growth in all regions; the Americas remains largest market Rolls-Royce Motor Cars continues to generate a meaningful financial contribution to its shareholder, the BMW Group  Buoyant demand for all model families, with Phantom a major growth driver  Record levels of Bespoke commissions establishes Rolls-Royce as a true Luxury House Cullinan garners stellar headlines worldwide following a highly successful launch. First few Cullinans delivered to customers in time for Christmas Cullinan advance orders running well into the second half of 2019 200 new jobs take total Rolls ......read more

MEEZA to offer the benefits of enterprise technology to ASHGHAL and combine it with a personalized, high-quality service. Doha, January 10, 2019 –   MEEZA, Qatar’s prominent end-to-end Managed IT Services & Solutions Provider, announces the signing of a strategic contract with The Public Works Authority (ASHGHAL) for Managed IT Services for 5 years. MEEZA’s services and expertise lies in providing improved reliability, security, economies of scale and expertise.  With this association, MEEZA would offer the benefits of enterprise technology to ASHGHAL and combine it with a personalized, high-quality service. Furthermore, the company will provide Man ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 10, January, 2019:  As a progressive leader in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and socially responsible business practices, Qatar Insurance, the flagship insurer is sponsoring the Katara Exhibition for Kahraman beads. Commencing from 10th January, the first edition of the exclusive exhibition will display rare and expensive beads made of authentic Kahraman (Amber) from around the world.  A first of its kind, the exhibition will bring together traders and collectors of Kahraman beads, along with experts making the beads by hand from natural fossilized resin.  The exhibition will also showcase how Amber beads are measured, perforated and various parameters ......read more

Doha, Qatar – January 9, 2018 –   Challenges and benefits at the crossroads of geopolitics and higher education is the focus of Northwestern University in Qatar ’s annual report.    In the document, published in December, NU-Q’s Dean and CEO Everette E. Dennis appraised the “resilience and resolve” with which the school, its sister institutions in Education City, and the State of Qatar have navigated the continuing Gulf crisis and blockade of Qatar since June 2017 to the present. “We were determined that the blockade with all its challenges not interfere with NU-Q’s journey forward just after occupying our new buildin ......read more

UAE, January 08, 2019:  Sony Corporation (“Sony”) will exhibit at the CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, held from Tuesday, January 8.  Sony Corporation President & CEO Kenichiro Yoshida spoke at the Sony press conference held on Monday, January 7(local time), stating that “Sony is a Creative Entertainment Company. We at Sony partner with content creators who make the music, the movies, the television shows and the games that engage billions of eyes and ears and minds around the world. We’d like to showcase how Sony’s professional grade technologies support creators across the entertainment industries to produce compelling content. You will also see ......read more

LG CTO Envisions Life Enhanced by Next Generation of  Consumer-Focused Artificial Intelligence Innovations Jan. 8, 2019 — LG Electronics (LG) President and CTO Dr. I.P. Park outlined the company’s vision for the future in his CES 2019 keynote, titled AI for an Even Better Life, on January 7 at the MGM Park Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. At CES, the world’s premier consumer electronics show, LG’s CTO outlined how the three key pillars of artificial intelligence – Evolve, Connect and Open – could deliver a robust AI ecosystem with diverse solutions for the real world. A leading proponent of consumer-focused AI technology, LG has continued t ......read more

Join Vatika Extreme Challenge to win hundreds of Souq.com shopping vouchers and a chance to feature in Vatika Styling Gel’s next ad film January 8, 2019 –   Hair gel is a great styling product for active people living an on-the-go lifestyle. But, not all gels are the same. Dabur has introduced an all-new challenge to demonstrate Vatika Extreme Hold Styling Gel’s strong and long-lasting hold that will keep your hair tame for hours. The winner of Vatika Extreme Challenge will feature in Vatika Styling Gel’s next ad film and the first 1,000 entries will receive an exclusive shopping voucher from Souq.com. Popular vloggers ‘The Saudi Reporters’ ......read more

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