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14 Russian companies from the construction industry will participate in the Middle East's largest exhibition in the construction industry - The Big 5 Saudi 2023. The exhibition will be held in Saudi Arabia, Riyadh from 18 to 21 February 2023 at the Riyadh Front Exhibition & Conference center.    The “Made in Russia&rdqu... ... Read more
Doha, January 28, 2023 - The first students of the Class of 2027 received a warm welcome at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university. The 31 students were admitted to CMU-Q through the Early Decision round of admission. The students represent 18 schools and 10 nations, and more than half of them are Qatari ... ... Read more
Qatar Museums, IN-Q Enterprises and Groupe Ducasse Paris celebrated 10 years of collaboration with an exclusive Chef’s Table evening with VIP guests as well as Doha’s top influencers and media who enjoyed an elaborate culinary presentation with Alain DucasseDoha, 28 January 2023 -- IN-Q Enterprises (IN-Q), the commercial arm and a wholl... ... Read more
Dubai, UAE, 28th January 2023: Arab Bank Group achieved solid results for the period ending December 31, 2022, with net income after tax of $544.3 million as compared to $314.5 million in 2021. The Group’s performance was driven by robust growth in its core banking business across different markets, as net profit before provisions and tax inc... ... Read more
THE ‘MAJOR’ TOURNAMENT WILL BE THE FIRST EVENT OF 2023 AND WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 26TH FEBRUARY TO 5TH MARCH. REST OF THE 2023 SEASON SCHEDULE TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLYDOHA, 26 JANUARY 2023 – Premier Padel will launch its eagerly anticipated 2023 season with the Ooredoo Qatar Major Premier Padel, which is formally announced today. The... ... Read more
In order to get listed on Qatar Stock Exchange, Constitutional General Assembly declares conversion of Dukhan Bank to a Qatari Public Shareholding Company • Constitutional General Assembly Meeting (CGAM) ratifies Dukhan Bank’s memorandum and articles of association • CGAM appointed the Bank’s external auditor for the... ... Read more
Happy New Year, to all our essence family out there! Let’s try to get the best out of ourselves this year. Our product range has everything that you need to create that amazing look. So let’s create some playfullooks this year with our resolution being NEW YEAR, NEW ME. Let’s look at some of the hero products from essence Fal... ... Read more
The campaign raises awareness about the importance of vaccination against the disease to combat the flu this winter season and comes as part of the #FestivalCares CSR programmeDoha, Qatar –  17 January 2023: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only international choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, announced that it is org... ... Read more
Approves the Conversion of the Bank to a Qatari Public Shareholding Company and the Direct Listing of the Share Capital of the Bank on the primary market on the Qatar Stock Exchange  • The Extraordinary General Assembly (the “EGA”) of the Bank approved the conversion of the Bank to a Qatari Public Shareholding Company.&bu... ... Read more
15, January 2023 – Doha, Qatar:  Now in its 10th year, the Commercial Bank CHI AL SHAQAB Presented by Longines will again be the signature annual event at Doha’s world-famous Al Shaqab equestrian center, from 23 to 25 February 2023, supported by Commercial Bank (Title Sponsor), Longines (Presenting Partner) and ExxonMobil... ... Read more
- CNN Business Arabic delivers global economic, business and finance news and analysis to millions of Arabic speakers across the globe Dubai, 15 January 2023: CNN Business Arabic (CNNBA) has officially launched today. The dedicated digital business platform is set to be the go-to source of business and economic news, facts and analysis in Arab... ... Read more
Doha, 12th January 2023 - Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), the leading insurer in Qatar and MENA region, has signed the United Nations Environment Programme-Finance Initiative’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance (UNEP-FI PSI), making it the first insurer in the Middle East to sign the global agreement.Launched at the 2012 United Nations Conf... ... Read more
Doha – December 14, 2022: Three leading professors at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have shared information about common health conditions with the community in a series of free online presentations. Dr. Mai Mahmoud, Dr. Moune Jabre and Dr. Mohamud Verjee spoke about high blood pressure (hypertension), common causes of pelvic pain... ... Read more
Doha – December 14, 2022: Three leading professors at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have shared information about common health conditions with the community in a series of free online presentations. Dr. Mai Mahmoud, Dr. Moune Jabre and Dr. Mohamud Verjee spoke about high blood pressure (hypertension), common causes of pelvic pain... ... Read more


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Doha, Qatar – 2 February 2023: In the heart of the Pearl Island, Corinthia Yacht Club launches its first ever afternoon tea – available for both members and non-members— allowing guests to revel in luxurious surroundings whilst enjoying an exquisite, quintessentially British ritual.   “Corinthia’s flagship hotel in London is famed for its afternoon tea service, and we are excited about launching this delightful ritual for guests to enjoy.  We are confident that our tea ceremony, which has been crafted to exacting standards, competes on a global scale in Qatar’s first and most exclusive Yacht Club.” Commented Matthew Dixon, Managing ......read more

Sponsored by Doha Festival City The popular event garnered massive crowds, helping in reinvigorating the Old Doha Port as a tourist destination in the country Doha, Qatar – 1 February 2023: Doha Festival City, Qatar’s one and only mall of choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, participated earlier this week as a platinum sponsor in the third edition of the Qatar Balloon Festival. The event, held from the 19th to 28th of January 2023, with Qatar Tourism as the strategic partner, received amazing traction from Qatar residents and visitors, who found it an exceptional and unique experience.  This year, the event expanded its scope significantly from the prev ......read more

West Bay’s newest 5-Star hotel curates staycation packages featuring breakfast and dinner buffets, full access to recreational facilities, and signature Pullman Spa treatments for Qatar residents to revel in.  1 February 2023 – Doha, Qatar – Pullman Doha, one of West Bay’s newest 5-star hotels designed for guests to relax, work, and play, is bringing the widely-popular staycation offers back to Qatar to celebrate the new year with residents, visitors, and tourists for an exciting start of the new year.  Located in West Bay, Pullman Doha is ready to welcome guests with a host of exclusive offers. “As we venture into 2023, we are thrilled to celebrat ......read more

Qatar Airways Cargo re-instates Penang (PEN) to its network, offering more than 70 tonnes a week to Malaysia’s second-busiest cargo airport     DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways Cargo will recommence belly capacity services to Penang, Malaysia, effective 2 February 2023. Qatar Airways Cargo will operate an A330 passenger freighter to Penang via Qatar Airways’ passenger flights to Phuket, four times a week. This adds more than 70 tonnes of available capacity each week, that will feed into Qatar Airways Cargo’s extensive international network via its state-of-the-art Doha hub.  The service complements the existing seven weekly belly-hold flights to the ......read more

Doha – February 1, 2023: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) clinician and researcher Dr. Rayaz Malik has been ranked among the world’s leading experts in the fields of diabetic neuropathy and diabetes complications.  Dr. Malik, professor of medicine and assistant dean for clinical investigations at WCM-Q, was ranked 7th for diabetic neuropathies (nerve damage) and 13th for diabetes complications, in a ranking of the most influential clinical researchers across the world.  This list was independently compiled by Expertscape, the world’s leading index of academic achievement and expertise in healthcare. It ranks the performance of researchers impartially, us ......read more

• Consolidated Revenues of $27.0B, Down 2.7% from Last Year • Consolidated Operating Margin of 11.8%; Adjusted Consolidated Operating Margin of 14.1% • Diluted EPS of $3.96; Adjusted Diluted EPS Up 0.8% Over Last Year to $3.62 • Declares a Quarterly Dividend of $1.62, a Per Share Increase of 6.6%, and Authorizes a New $5B Share Repurchase Program, Replacing the Existing Authorization   January 31, 2023 – UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced fourth-quarter 2022 consolidated revenues of $27.0 billion, a 2.7% decrease from the fourth quarter of 2021. Consolidated operating profit was $3.2 billion, down 17.9% compared to the fourth quarter of 2021, and dow ......read more

The new pop-up concept, Bottega Di Carna, is set to take Doha’s dining to new heights      Mondrian Doha, the iconic luxury hotel in the heart of the city, is now home to an exquisite new pop-up concept, Bottega Di Carna. The vibrant modern Italian eatery is set to be the most spectacular dining destination in town. Guests can expect to see craftsmanship and a playful gastronomic experience, perfect for long lunches and fun-filled dinners. Dario Cecchini, the brains behind the concept, is known as “The Greatest Butcher in The World”, thanks to his spirit of generosity and passion for using only the best ingredients. The menu at Bottega di Carna is ro ......read more

Highest Full-Year Revenue in LG Electronics’ History with Continuous Growth Based on Strong Fundamentals DUBAI, January 30, 2023 — LG Electronics Inc. (LG) announced full-year 2022 consolidated revenue of KRW 83.5 trillion with operating profit of KRW 3.6 trillion.  In 2022, LG achieved its highest annual revenue ever – surpassing KRW 80 trillion for the first time in its history – increasing 12.9 percent over 2021, when sales exceeded KRW 70 trillion for the first time. The record sales reflect continuous growth based on strong fundamentals, although full-year profitability was impacted by challenging global economic conditions. The company’s reve ......read more

• Qualified Investors are engaged in discussions for orders, and have requested an extension of the subscription period. • Regulatory approval to extend has been received, Qualified Investors will use this extension to finalize internal approvals and submit their orders.   Doha, 30 January 2023   QInvest LLC, Qatar’s leading investment bank and one of the most prominent Islamic financial institutions globally, acting in its capacity as Listing Advisor and Offering Manager on the potential initial public offering of MEEZA QSTP LLC, a leading provider of end-to-end IT services in Qatar, hereby announces, as per Qualified Investors request, extending the ......read more

This prestigious accolade comes in recognition of QIC’s exceptional performance at the levels of product digitization and customer service excellence Doha, 30th January 2023 - Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region, was named “Insurer of The Year in Qatar” for the second consecutive year at The MENA IR Awards 2023. QIC’s recognition took place at the program’s annual awards ceremony held last week in Dubai and attended by senior representatives of regional and global insurers, rating agencies, and auditors. This prestigious accolade comes in recognition of QIC’s exceptional performance at the levels o ......read more

Doha – January 30, 2023: More than 500 graduates of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) are currently serving successful careers as physicians, scientists, and academics at leading institutions in Qatar and internationally. Amongst them is Dr. Mustafa Kinaan, who was recently appointed program director of the University of Central Florida/HCA Healthcare GME Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Fellowship.    As part of his new role, Dr. Kinaan is responsible for overseeing the fellowship program, curriculum, and training future endocrinologists. He is also tasked with ensuring the program meets the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) criteri ......read more

14 Russian companies from the construction industry will participate in the Middle East's largest exhibition in the construction industry - The Big 5 Saudi 2023. The exhibition will be held in Saudi Arabia, Riyadh from 18 to 21 February 2023 at the Riyadh Front Exhibition & Conference center.      The “Made in Russia” exhibitors will showcase their products and services in the fields of engineering and high-end plastics, plastic slabs, strips, pipes and profiles, sanitaryware and construction materials, concrete products for use in construction, as well as energy-efficient solutions for industrial enterprises and other construction products.   ......read more

Doha, January 28, 2023 - The first students of the Class of 2027 received a warm welcome at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university. The 31 students were admitted to CMU-Q through the Early Decision round of admission. The students represent 18 schools and 10 nations, and more than half of them are Qatari nationals.  Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, encouraged the new students to seize the many opportunities that will come their way during their undergraduate years: “A university education is about more than academics: it is a time for you to develop your skills and passions. Over the next four years, you are on a path of self-discovery. ......read more

Qatar Museums, IN-Q Enterprises and Groupe Ducasse Paris celebrated 10 years of collaboration with an exclusive Chef’s Table evening with VIP guests as well as Doha’s top influencers and media who enjoyed an elaborate culinary presentation with Alain Ducasse Doha, 28 January 2023 -- IN-Q Enterprises (IN-Q), the commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of Qatar Museums (QM), hosted a Chef’s Table event on January 17 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of IDAM by Alain Ducasse at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) and the decade-long partnership between Groupe Ducasse Paris and Qatar Museums.  The Chef’s Table featured an elaborate culinary presentation boasti ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 28th January 2023: Arab Bank Group achieved solid results for the period ending December 31, 2022, with net income after tax of $544.3 million as compared to $314.5 million in 2021. The Group’s performance was driven by robust growth in its core banking business across different markets, as net profit before provisions and tax increased by 23% to reach 1.35 billion US dollars. Excluding the impact of devaluation of several currencies against the US dollar, loans and deposits grew by 5% to reach $35.4 billion and $ 47.7 billion, respectively, despite the volatile operating environment. In view of these results, the Board of Directors has recommended to the sharehol ......read more

27 January 2023 – Qatar Sports Investments, the Qatari sovereign wealth fund for promoting sport and founder of Premier Padel, together with the International Padel Federation, the global governing body of padel, and the Professional Padel Association representing the leading men’s professional players of padel, has agreed to talks with Damm, the owner of Setpoint Events and organiser of the World Padel Tour, on potential positive collaborations and outcomes within the sport of padel. Under the governance of the International Padel Federation, padel is widely-regarded as the fastest growing sport in the world – notwithstanding the enormously competitive sports landscape. ......read more

In Collaboration with Doha Festival City, Qatar Fine Arts Associations, and Dar Hessa,    Doha, Qatar –  26 January 2023: Qatar Charity is all set to inaugurate the ‘Sounds and Colors’ exhibition today, in cooperation with Doha Festival City, Qatar Fine Arts Associations, and Dar Hessa. The proceeds of the artworks on display at Doha Festival City will go towards humanitarian causes.  Many Qatari fine artists are participating in the exhibition, which will continue until January 31. They have allocated the proceeds of their paintings in support of the ‘Warm Hearts’ campaign launched by Qatar Charity to contribute to meeting the winter ne ......read more

THE ‘MAJOR’ TOURNAMENT WILL BE THE FIRST EVENT OF 2023 AND WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 26TH FEBRUARY TO 5TH MARCH REST OF THE 2023 SEASON SCHEDULE TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY DOHA, 26 JANUARY 2023 – Premier Padel will launch its eagerly anticipated 2023 season with the Ooredoo Qatar Major Premier Padel, which is formally announced today. The tournament will be the inaugural event of the 2023 season, as padel continues to go global with Premier Padel’s premium, professional and unmatchable events across South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, gracing venues including the world-famous Stade Roland Garros and Foro Italico amongst many others.  The Ooredoo Qatar ......read more

• All financial outlook metrics met in FY 2022 • Cloud revenue up 33% and up 24% at constant currencies in FY 2022. Q4 S/4HANA cloud revenue further accelerates, up 101% and up 90% at constant currencies • Current cloud backlog exceeds €12 billion, up 27% and up 24% at constant currencies • IFRS cloud gross profit up 38%, non-IFRS cloud gross profit up 37% and up 28% at constant currencies in FY 2022 • IFRS operating profit flat, non-IFRS operating profit down 2% and down 7% at constant currencies in FY 2022. Q4 IFRS operating profit up 17%, non-IFRS operating profit up 5% and up 2% at constant currencies • 2023 outlook anticipates accelerati ......read more

In order to get listed on Qatar Stock Exchange, Constitutional General Assembly declares conversion of Dukhan Bank to a Qatari Public Shareholding Company   • Constitutional General Assembly Meeting (CGAM) ratifies Dukhan Bank’s memorandum and articles of association  • CGAM appointed the Bank’s external auditor for the year 2023, approved their fees and appointed Sharia Supervisory Board for a period of three renewable years  • The CGAM also approved the appointment of the first board of directors   DOHA, QATAR, 26 JANUARY 2023: The Constitutional General Assembly Meeting (CGAM) of Dukhan Bank was held via videoconference on W ......read more

Grape Escape Festival is coming to town and it’s time to celebrate the winter season with some of the best local and international acts. The festival is set to take place on February 16th and 17th at the Doha Golf Club, and it promises to be an unforgettable experience. The Grape Escape Festival is the perfect way to enjoy a weekend of music, food, and drinks. Guests will be able to sample a variety of enhanced beverages and cheeses, as well as enjoy live music from some of the best local and international acts. With more than 10 bands and 5 DJs playing over the course of the weekend, there’s something for everyone. The entrance fee is QR 100 for gents and QR 65 for ladies, ......read more

Happy New Year, to all our essence family out there! Let’s try to get the best out of ourselves this year. Our product range has everything that you need to create that amazing look. So let’s create some playfullooks this year with our resolution being NEW YEAR, NEW ME.  Let’s look at some of the hero products from essence Fall/Winter 2022 update that can help in creating that new makeup look;  Skincare is very important when it comes to applying makeup. essence’s HELLO, GOOD STUFF! PORE MINIMIZING Serum has a visible pore-refining effect and leaves skin feeling ultra-soft. The serum contains 95 percent natural ingredients and nourishes the skin with ......read more

Happy New Year, beauty lovers! Are you ready to ring in the New Year with a fresh, new look? This year, At CATRICE, we believe it's time to say goodbye to the old, embrace the new and become the best version of yourself. With CATRICE's Autumn/Winter 2022 collection, you'll be able to step into the new year feeling confident and radiant. Try these four must-have products from our Autumn/Winter 2022 collection and see the difference for yourself.  Start by making your eyes pop with our CATRICE Khol Kajal Waterproof. This long-lasting kajal pencil is perfect for creating a dramatic, smoky look that will turn heads. To complement this Kajal pair, it with the CATRICE Boost Up ......read more

Doha – January 25, 2023: More than 250 participants, including teachers, school counselors, high school students, and parents attended this year’s edition of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) High School Medical Conference (HSMC) that was hosted on campus by the Office of Student Outreach and Educational Development.  The conference brought together highly motivated students, aspiring to become the next generation of medical leaders, generated interest in pursuing a career in medicine, and offered a glimpse into life as a WCM-Q medical student. It also provided a valuable platform to engage educators across the entire spectrum of STEM disciplines. The one-da ......read more

January 24, 2023:  With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Pandora is celebrating how personal love can be, with pieces that honour the special connections we share with the ones we care about most. A heartfelt charm or sparkling design is just the thing to celebrate all the little ways we see, love and understand each other.   Every Pandora piece is designed to be so personal and special that it will hold a different meaning for each individual receiver - by reminding them of a special memory, event, or person.   By putting these memories and symbols together, fans can style, wear and treasure their very own unique love stories this Valentine’s Day. &nbs ......read more

The mall is rocketing into the new year with a new strategy, brand positioning, and a robust lineup of events and activations that will cater to visitors of all age groups. Doha, Qatar – 23 January 2023: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, unveiled its new brand positioning “It’s my place, my choice” tailored for 2023. The new strategy and positioning aim to bolster the mall’s position as the ultimate destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment, while also emphasising that it will move toward enhancing this position and diversifying its offering, activations, and events to truly provide a bes ......read more

Doha, Qatar – January 24, 2023 – Dukhan Bank has announced Jassim Ali Al-Mejali 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, Dukhan Bank’s Shari’ah compliant savings account and the first in Qatar’s Islamic banking 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. On a monthly basis, there are 5 ......read more

Doha – January 23, 2023: A Qatari medical student at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) has presented research into a rare and incurable form of blood cancer at the 64th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition, which took place in New Orleans, Louisiana. Second-year medical student Haya Al Ansari gave a presentation about a clinical research trial she worked on with a team of doctors from Weill Cornell Medicine in New York. The trial investigated the efficacy of two existing drugs that could help in the treatment of mantle cell lymphoma, which remains incurable. Al Ansari presented to more than 4,000 delegates from different parts of the world at the eve ......read more

Doha, 22nd January 2023 – Qatar Insurance Group (QIC), the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region joined along other partners in sponsorship of the “Doha Marathon by Ooredoo 2023” which took place on Friday, January 20th.  This year, runners were able to choose from multiple running categories including 1km, 5km, 10km, 21km, 42km making it an event that welcomed people of all ages and abilities. The course kicked off at Parade Pavilion, The Amir’s Grandstand – Al Corniche and then towards Katara, Lusail and back to Al Corniche, giving the 8,000 registered runners and spectators a view of Doha’s most iconic landmarks.  “Qatar I ......read more

The new authentic Italian concept at the Fire Station is curated by Groupe Ducasse Paris Doha, 21 January 2023 -- IN-Q Enterprises (IN-Q), the commercial arm and wholly owned subsidiary of Qatar Museums (QM), held the grand opening of Cafe #999 at the Fire Station on 18 January. The restaurant returns under the new management of IN-Q in consultation with Groupe Ducasse Paris. Café #999 offers authentic Italian culinary creations as reimagined by Groupe Ducasse Paris chefs led by Executive Chef Jeremy Cheminade and Head Chef, Fabio Fioravanti. It is the third and latest Groupe Ducasse Paris restaurant to be launched in partnership with QM in Doha.  The grand opening of the res ......read more

The campaign raises awareness about the importance of vaccination against the disease to combat the flu this winter season and comes as part of the #FestivalCares CSR programme Doha, Qatar –  17 January 2023: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only international choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, announced that it is organising a flu vaccination campaign in partnership with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC). The campaign, which will last from 16 – 26 January will feature a booth in which health professionals from HMC will be present to raise awareness on the importance of protecting oneself against the disease and to administer the vaccine to the Mall&rsqu ......read more

Approves the Conversion of the Bank to a Qatari Public Shareholding Company and the Direct Listing of the Share Capital of the Bank on the primary market on the Qatar Stock Exchange    • The Extraordinary General Assembly (the “EGA”) of the Bank approved the conversion of the Bank to a Qatari Public Shareholding Company. • The EGA of the Bank approved the direct listing of the share capital of the Bank on the main market in the Qatar Stock Exchange (the “QSE”). • The EGA approved the amendments to the memorandum of association and the articles of association of the Bank, which include, among other things, reducing the nominal value ......read more

15, January 2023 – Doha, Qatar:  Now in its 10th year, the Commercial Bank CHI AL SHAQAB Presented by Longines will again be the signature annual event at Doha’s world-famous Al Shaqab equestrian center, from 23 to 25 February 2023, supported by Commercial Bank (Title Sponsor), Longines (Presenting Partner) and ExxonMobil (Main Sponsor). Top-ranking local and international equestrian athletes will compete in the Olympic disciplines of Showjumping, Dressage and Para-Dressage, demonstrating how the special bond that develops between a horse and a rider can produce exceptional performances even at an élite level such as this – one of only five annual CHI co ......read more

- CNN Business Arabic delivers global economic, business and finance news and analysis to millions of Arabic speakers across the globe   Dubai, 15 January 2023: CNN Business Arabic (CNNBA) has officially launched today. The dedicated digital business platform is set to be the go-to source of business and economic news, facts and analysis in Arabic, covering areas of interest to the world’s Arabic speakers. The new media outlet covers a wide range of sectors including sustainability, green investment, cryptocurrency, Web 3.0, real estate, energy, technology and more. CNNBA is available online at CNNBusinessArabic.com and on leading social media platforms.   CNN Bus ......read more

A delegation from The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) spent the last four days touring the capital to assess its readiness to host the Expo 2023 Doha Qatar will create “an unmissable visitor experience”, said the AIPH Secretary General Preparations are on track to invite the world once again to Qatar, this time to experience Expo 2023 Doha - the first AIPH-approved A1 World Horticultural Expo in the Middle East. An international delegation of AIPH officials visited multiple locations to assess the progress made by the Ministry of Municipality, including the first-ever tour of Expo House, Expo 2023 Doha’s unique legacy building.  ......read more

Doha, 12th January 2023 - Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), the leading insurer in Qatar and MENA region, has signed the United Nations Environment Programme-Finance Initiative’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance (UNEP-FI PSI), making it the first insurer in the Middle East to sign the global agreement. Launched at the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, the UNEP-FI PSI serves as a global framework for the insurance industry to address Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks and opportunities. The PSI initiative is the largest collaborative agreement between the UN and the insurance industry.  By becoming a signatory, QIC becomes part of a globa ......read more

2022 saw the launch of Qatar Airways Cargo’s groundbreaking concept “The Next Generation” and its new web platform “Digital Lounge” The cargo carrier launched two more WeQare chapters in 2022: Chapter 3, Let’s Stand Together and Chapter 4, Diversity DOHA, Qatar - With an overall tonnage of more than 1.7 million tonnes in 2022, Qatar Airways Cargo serves more than 170 destinations, of which 70 have a dedicated freighter service, ten more than in the pre-Covid period, Qatar Airways Cargo can boast an impressive growth last year.  In 2022, Qatar Airways Cargo successfully managed a broad range of demanding shipments. With an overall 84,000 ton ......read more

10, January 2023:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the air travel recovery continued through November 2022.    • Total traffic in November 2022 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 41.3% compared to November 2021. Globally, traffic is now at 75.3% of November 2019 levels.  • International traffic rose 85.2% versus November 2021. The Asia-Pacific continued to report the strongest year-over-year results with all regions showing improvement compared to the prior year. November 2022 international RPKs reached 73.7% of November 2019 levels.  • Domestic traffic for November 2022 was up 3.4% com ......read more

Pandora enters the new year through a new chapter of craftsmanship and style, with the launch of the Moments Studded Chain. Uniquely crafted by Pandora as a brand icon, the Moments Studded Chain carves a new avenue for limitless styling and storytelling; developed more than two decades following the iconic Pandora Snake Chain, which made the Danish band world renowned. A PINNACLE OF CRAFTSMANSHIP Combining craftsmanship and innovation in design exclusive to Pandora, the Moments Studded Chain offers a completely different texture and canvas for styling your stories. Designed with pyramid-shaped and spherical studs to capture and reflect light, the Moments Studded Chain creates a textural ......read more

The first checkout-free store in Qatar to offer seamless shopping experience   DOHA, QATAR – January 4th, 2023: Al Meera Consumer Goods Company is all set to open its first “Al Meera Smart”, the first fully autonomous checkout-free store in Qatar, at Aspire Park, as it successfully conducts final test run of the hi-tech innovative outlet.  The pilot smart shop planned to open soon is a reflection of Al Meera’s comprehensive expansion plan and continuous digital transformation strategy as it aims to ensure citizens and residents in Qatar enjoy easy access to hassle-free shopping thanks to modern technology and the latest cashless payment solutions.&n ......read more

04 January 2023:  “Several countries are introducing COVID-19 testing and other measures for travellers from China, even though the virus is already circulating widely within their borders. It is extremely disappointing to see this knee-jerk reinstatement of measures that have proven ineffective over the last three years.  Research undertaken around the arrival of the Omicron variant concluded that putting barriers in the way of travel made no difference to the peak spread of infections. At most, restrictions delayed that peak by a few days. If a new variant emerges in any part of the world, the same situation would be expected.   That’s why governme ......read more

Doha, Wednesday 03, January 2023 - Qatar Insurance Group announced the appointment of Mr. Abdallah Abdulatif Al-Ahmad as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its subsidiary Kuwait Qatar Insurance Company (KQIC). Mr. Abdallah brings 11 years of experience, having worked previously as Head of Facultative Acceptance for Property & Political Violence covering Middle East, Asia, Africa, The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Central and East Europe (CEE) region with Kuwait Re, as well as the Head of the Insurance Sector Development Committee at the Kuwait Insurance Federation for a period of three years. Commenting on the latest appointment, QIC Group CEO, Mr. Salem Al ......read more

January 02, 2023:  With the new Spider-Man collection from Marvel x Pandora, it’s easier than ever to express your love for the iconic hero. Everyone’s favourite webslinger gets the jewellery treatment with intricately designed pieces featuring details every Spider-Man fan will appreciate.   Including a bracelet inspired by Spider-Man’s iconic mask, sparkling studs and charms that capture the hero’s dynamic movements, the styles present a fresh way of incorporating the beloved hero into your everyday look.   “We were super inspired by the universe of hip-hop and youth culture, but also the coolness and art of old-school comics” explain F ......read more

With live entertainment shows and football-centric activities, visitors to the Mall’s Centre Court and Arena enjoyed an action-packed month of events to celebrate the football festivities during Qatar’s global football event Doha, Qatar – 31 December 2022: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only international choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, successfully wrapped up its month-long #WorldLetsMeet campaign, having attracted the highest number of local and international crowds to celebrate the international football season through a robust and exciting events programme that was crowned with Qatar National Day celebrations.  Since its launch on Nov ......read more

The ultimate relaxation zone within a magnificent interior, as well as a luxury tranquil garden setting on the terrace, the Pullman Spa provides a peaceful wellness experience. Doha, Qatar – December 29, 2022:  Pullman Doha, one of Qatar’s newest 5-star hotels, has announced a range of wellness and relaxation winter offers allowing guests to rejuvenate and unwind in its spa sanctuary. Providing an immersive wellness offering, the Pullman Spa features separate female and male spa areas with 8 spa treatment rooms inclusive of private showers and an overflowing bathtub for a unique infinity pool experience. The treatment rooms emit a selected spectrum of colors enhancing ......read more

Doha – December 28, 2022:  Two expert speakers discussed ways to address pressing population health issues in the latest instalments of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) Population Health and Wellbeing webinar series.  The latest webinar featured Dr. Sheela Nambiar, president of the Indian Society of Lifestyle Medicine, discussing the central importance of regular exercise for overall health and wellbeing. Prior to that, Dr. Shagufta Feroz, founder and president of the Pakistan Association of Lifestyle Medicine gave a presentation about the health benefits of eating in synchronization with the body’s natural biorhythms. The series is delivered by WCM-Q& ......read more

The hotel’s pristine spa provides a tranquil destination of wellbeing carefully curated to enrich the senses Doha, Qatar – 26 December 2022:  Park Hyatt Doha, a luxury hospitality pioneer and sophisticated luxury retreat in the cultural heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha, announced its latest spa offers for guests to enjoy a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city life to a world of tranquility with a host of offers and product packages to welcome the winter season. Roger Saad, General Manager at Park Hyatt Doha, said: “After a month of festivities during the recent football season, we would like to offer our guests a relaxing luxury spa experience with a s ......read more

Doha – December 26, 2022:  A study entitled ‘Epidemiology of herpes simplex virus type 2 in Europe: Systematic review, meta-analyses, and meta-regressions’ has been published in the prestigious journal Lancet Regional Health-Europe by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q).   The study found that about 10 percent of the population of Europe is infected with the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). HSV-2 prevalence is declining in Europe, but at a relatively slow rate of 1 percent per year, lower than that in other world regions. The prevalence was more common in women than men. The study was conducted by the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Gr ......read more

PREMIER PADEL’S FIRST SEASON CONCLUDES WITH TOURNAMENTS ON 5 CONTINENTS, ALL-TIME RECORD ATTENDANCES, BROADCAST STATISTICS AND PRIZE MONEY FOR THE PLAYER-DRIVEN TOUR 25, DECEMBER 2022:  Premier Padel concluded its first official season in Milan with great success, after a record-breaking year that has further elevated the sport of padel to unprecedented levels of global exposure, tournament attendance and professional support in all areas.  Premier Padel, governed by the International Padel Federation (FIP), backed by the Professional Padel Association (PPA), and supported by Qatar Sports Investments (QSI), has considerably boosted the sport’s growth and potent ......read more

Pandora celebrates the Holiday with hand-finished gifts worth a thousand words, that show your loved ones how much they mean to you. For gifts filled with meaning, Pandora Moments welcomes new updates to the much-loved star and snowflake motifs - with new designs such as the 14k gold-plated shooting star symbolising a nocturnal world full of wonder and warm wishes. For gifts sparkling with romance, Pandora Timeless goes back to nature—with an elegant new Herbarium motif that mimics the shapes of leaves and petals using a combination of stone cuts and shapes. Available in 14k rose gold plating and sterling silver, these classic yet modern jewellery box staples have a light, floati ......read more

Spreading joy and delight, delivering on the festive spirit this time of year with seasonal décor, food, music and more. Doha, Qatar – December 22, 2022:  Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha, located on Old Airport Road, is ringing in the holidays with a line-up of festivities.   Starting December 19 through January 7, 2023, guests can explore the festive spirit through a wide variety of festive goodies available at Sky Lounge, from traditional Bûche de Noël (yule log cake), panettone, gingerbread, pecan pie and more. For guests prioritizing memorable experiences, connections and seamless gatherings, our Festive Resident Rate (starting from QAR 395 for two persons) is the p ......read more

An array of festive specials across dining, the Spa and hotel, including family staycation options are available for Doha residents and visitors to indulge in and celebrate the Holidays in style Doha, Qatar - December 21, 2022: Pullman Doha, one of Qatar’s newest and hottest 5-star hotels, has announced a myriad of seasonal specials and unique experiences to celebrate the festive holidays with family and loved ones. Located at the center of Doha’s ultra-modern financial and business district, Pullman Doha has crafted a host of entertaining activities, and a wonderful joyous ambiance, designed to give guests a true taste of the festive season.  General Manager ......read more

Qatar’s one and only International Mall of choice has completed the rollout of its first phase of electric vehicle charging stations with 23 units covering 46 locations spread across the mall Doha, Qatar – 20 December 2022: Doha Festival City, Qatar’s one and only international mall of choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, announced the completion of the first phase of its Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations in partnership with Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA), represented in the National Program for Conservation and Energy Efficiency “Tarsheed”. The initiative, undertaken under the mall’s sustainability efforts ......read more

Fine dining concept, Em Sherif Restaurant brings its world-renowned menu to Qatar  Em Sherif Restaurant, the fine-dining concept by restaurateur Mireille Hayek today officially opens in Qatar. Located on Doha’s Al Maha Island, the ultimate entertainment and leisure hotspot, Em Sherif Restaurant Doha is set to raise the bar with exquisite service and unmatched culinary experiences Situated on the pristine shores of the Arabian Gulf, Em Sherif Restaurant exhibits Hayek’s traditional, refined, and unique take on the multifaceted Lebanese cuisine that triggers fond memories of home cooking. With an expansive sea-front terrace, the restaurant’s interiors designed by a ......read more

Doha – December 19, 2022:  A new study has identified biomarkers that predict survival in critically ill COVID-19 patients with lung dysfunction. The study was conducted in collaboration with Dr. Ali Ait Hussain from the intensive care unit at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and led by Dr. Charbel Abi Khalil at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q). DNA methylation is considered one of the hallmarks of epigenetics. It regulates the activity of a sequence of DNA by adding methyl groups to the DNA molecule, without altering the sequence itself. It has been recently shown that DNA methylation regulates the activity of the immune system in COVID-19 infections. However, data rega ......read more

HE Abdulrahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), emphasized that the UAE and Qatar boast a rich cultural and social legacy, which forms a crucial foundation for upgrading their strong brotherly relations. The minister said that the UAE-Qatar ties are deeply rooted in history and will continue to be a major guarantor of the GCC's stability and prosperity. Speaking on the occasion of the Qatari National Day, Al Owais extended his deepest congratulations to the leadership and people of Qatar, wishing them further progress, development, and prosperity. He stressed that regular high-level meetings between the two nations would not only enhance their co ......read more

December 15th, 2022 (Doha) - Hublot and partner Al Majed Group celebrated the official opening of the new Hublot Doha Vendôme Mall Boutique with a ribbon cutting ceremony. To mark this new milestone for the Maison, Ricardo Guadalupe, Hublot CEO, David Tedeschi, Regional Director for Latin America & Caribbean and Middle East & Africa and Jamil Al Majed, Vice Chairman Al Majed Jewellery, were joined by esteemed members of Al Majed family, clients, celebrities, friends and media members. With the opening of the Hublot Doha Vendôme Mall Boutique and the launch of the 2 special editions, Hublot is definitely strengthening its presence in Qatar!   ...read more

Afshin discovered to be 6.86cm shorter than the previous record holder, Edward Niño Hernandez Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 15, 2022, GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™, the global authority on record-breaking, can today announce that 20-year-old Afshin Esmaeil Ghaderzadeh is the new Shortest man as verified on Tuesday, 13 December 2022, with a height of 65.24 cm (2 ft 1.68 in). Afshin was born in a remote village in Bukan County, West Azerbaijan Province in Iran.  The previous shortest man was Edward Niño Hernandez, who was born on 10 May 1986 in Bogotá, Colombia, measured 72.1 cm (2 ft 4.38 in) tall, as verified on 29 February 2020. Craig Glenday, Guinn ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 14 December 2022:  Al Baraha Restaurant, located in Al Najada Hotel, the address of elegance, luxury and class in Doha, is inviting all members of the community and guests of Doha from different parts of the world, to celebrate together the Qatar National Day, which falls on December 18, 2022. The celebration of the Qatar National Day comes in line with the hotel's culture in embodying the traditions of authentic Qatari hospitality and providing the finest level of services. The day will be more memorable as it coincides with World Cup final, which unarguably has been dubbed as the most beautiful and best organized tournament ever. During this glorious day, & ......read more

Doha – December 14, 2022: Three leading professors at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have shared information about common health conditions with the community in a series of free online presentations.  Dr. Mai Mahmoud, Dr. Moune Jabre and Dr. Mohamud Verjee spoke about high blood pressure (hypertension), common causes of pelvic pain, and hypothyroidism, respectively. The presentations were part of the Health and YOU Community Wellness Series of talks organized by WCM-Q’s Institute for Population Health (IPH). Dr. Sohaila Cheema, assistant dean for the IPH, said: “We are extremely pleased to be able to draw upon the expertise of such highly qualified speakers. ......read more

With the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM Final and Qatar National Day wrapped up in one historic day of celebrations, Qatar Tourism takes a nostalgic look at the first and latest additions to some of the country’s most famous touristic landmarks, in recognition of all Qatar has achieved, on and off the pitches.   From its humble, culturally rich origins as a pearling nation, today, Qatar is firmly set on the world tourism map and is set to become the region’s fastest growing tourism destination by 2030.   Although still firmly rooted in its unique heritage and culture, rapid economic growth in Qatar over the last few decades has seen a flurry of infrastructure s ......read more

  Youth who come from areas of violence and war, and hail from different backgrounds and cultures, all share the same goal: access to education at all times, including in times of conflict. EAA learned this through a series of striking art pieces that we curated as part of our Unite to Protect campaign this past year.  Our #UniteToProtect Global Youth Rally, which kicked off in June and traveled from Gaza to Uganda, Poland, and then Qatar, where EAA youth created bright colorful murals, including portraits of children, graffiti, and artwork, all with the same message: we have the right to access education; we demand that education is protected from attack.    The ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 12 December 2022: Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), Qatar’s leading digital bank, announced the names of the winners of its “Spend & Win” campaign who will be attending the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Final match to be held in Lusail stadium on 18th December 2022 thanks to Visa. In partnership with Visa, QIB launched its latest “Spend & Win” campaign for its Visa cardholders for the entire month of November to reward its customers in continuation of the excitement throughout the tournament. Every QAR 250 spent by QIB Visa cardholders during this campaign in Doha Festival City got a chance to the draw.  In this campaign, a tota ......read more

Doha, Qatar; 12 December 2022 – Mastercard has partnered with My Book Qatar to provide cardholders from across the world access to hundreds of local offers and discounts as part of its Priceless program when they visit Qatar during November and December 2022. Through the collaboration, Mastercard’s international cardholders visiting Qatar will get complimentary access to hundreds of additional local offers and discounts across dining, cafes, fast food, theme parks, entertainment, spas, gyms, salons and more. The additional discounts and offers are provided through My Book’s ‘Discover & Save’ App. Erdem Çakar, Country Manager, Qatar and Kuwait, Mas ......read more

Doha – December 11, 2022: Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have made new discoveries about the processes by which fat cells damaged by obesity produce harmful inflammatory molecules that can trigger insulin resistance and ultimately lead to type 2 diabetes.  The research, led by WCM-Q’s Dr. Nayef Mazloum, focused on preadipocytes, which are precursors to fat cells. In obese individuals, some preadipocytes do not become normal, healthy fat cells, but instead become prematurely aged, or senescent. In this dysfunctional senescent state, they begin to secrete increased levels of inflammatory cytokines, including a key cytokine called interleukin-6 (IL-6), a ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 9th December 2022 – Mashreq, a leading financial institution in the region headquartered in Dubai, becomes the new Regional Sponsor of the Argentinean National football team. Becoming in this way first regional bank sponsor for the Argentine National Football Team in Middle East & Egypt The Argentine Football Association and Mashreq Bank have signed a Regional Sponsorship Agreement until the end of 2023. This results in Mashreq becoming the first and exclusive Regional Bank Sponsor for the Argentine National Football Team coinciding with the largest international football tournament FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Since the Argentine Football Association has landed in ......read more

The renowned afterparty to the stars sees celebrity guests celebrating in style Doha - December 9, 2022 – Only two weeks into the world’s most watched sporting event, the FIFA World Cup, on the ground in Doha there were winners both on and off the field with many celebrity supporters attending Amber Lounge, the famed party hot-spot to the stars.  Making its month-long debut until the final matches on 18 December, notable figures from the sports arena were spotted at the palatial Le Royal Meridien hotel including international former-football sensations Ashley Williams, Robbie Keane, Joe Cole, and Wayne Bridge waving the flag for the UK. While the South American VIPs ca ......read more

December 8, 2022 in Dubai (UAE) ended the largest construction exhibition in the Middle East region - the Big 5 Show 2022. Here, 14 Russian companies producers of building materials have presented their products to potential buyers. The exhibition was held on the territory of the international exhibition and convention center - Dubai World Trade Center from 5 to 8 December 2022.  More than 150 b2b meetings were successfully held for Russian companies, where the Russian representatives had the opportunity to introduce their products in detail to local buyers.  Russian companies successfully exhibited at the Big 5 show 2022 sealing materials, board materials, woodworking pr ......read more

CBRE releases its Qatar Real Estate Market Review Q3 2022 Doha – December 8, 2022 – Amidst the increasing global recession fears, Qatar’s economic outlook remains positive bolstered by the increasing level of gas output along with the FIFA World Cup tournament, which will positively influence the overall economy and lead to higher spending.  Looking at the hospitality sector, substantial improvements in Qatar’s selected KPIs have been witnessed in the year to date to October 2022, compared to 2019. Whilst the average occupancy rate dropped by 8.4 percentage points, the ADR has registered an increase of 14.7%, with the RevPAR rate marginally dropping by 0.1% ......read more

7 December 2022 (Doha, Qatar): Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s Empower Youth Conference kicked off on Wednesday in the heart of the World Cup celebrations at the FIFA Fan Festival with inspiring stories about the role of football off the pitch from top athletes.    The theme for this year’s renowned youth leadership conference, Football for Sustainable Development, will look at harnessing football’s ability to create unity and integration in communities as well as act as a positive social catalyst for change, The event was attended by QM Chairperson HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, HE the Minister of Sports and Youth Salah bin Ghanim a ......read more

Qatar’s one and only international Mall of choice announced a collaboration with Careem, the region’s leading multi-service app to provide a host of valuable services and promotions to visitors  Doha, Qatar – 7 December 2022: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only international choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, has announced an exclusive collaboration with Careem, the region’s leading multi-service app, and first ride-hailing platform in the region. The collaboration, started on the 20th of November, will offer exclusive services and promotions for Doha Festival City visitors until the 31st of December. Through this collaboration, Doha F ......read more

• 19 of the new stores are exclusive to Mall of Qatar • A diversified selection of restaurants and cafes  • A variety of furnishings outlets, furniture, and home accessories  • Innovative addition to its luxury fashion, perfumes, and accessories options  Doha, Qatar - December 07, 2022: Mall of Qatar has announced the opening of more than 38 new retail outlets, many of which opening their first branches in Qatar, to give customers exclusive opportunities to purchase their favorite products from renowned international brands and experience first-of-its-kind dining and entertaining experiences.  The new outlets, 19 of which are exclusive ......read more

Doha, Qatar 7, December 2022: Apartment rents in Doha have experienced a 22% jump according to global property consultancy Knight Frank’s bi-annual Qatar Real Estate Market Review. Faisal Durrani, Partner – Head of Middle East Research explained: “The prime residential leasing market for apartments for instance has seen monthly rents grow by 22% over the last 12 months to an average of about QAR 13,100, with three-bedroom apartments at The Pearl commanding the highest lease rates. We feel this is mainly linked to the influx of new expatriate employees as Covid-restrictions abate, but also landlords hoping to capitalise on any shortage in hotel rooms”. I ......read more

Partnership promotes learning and research in sports analytics November 07, 2022:  A collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) and Stats Perform is providing new opportunities for the Education City community to explore the field of sports analytics. CMU-Q is a Qatar Foundation partner university. Agustín Indaco is an assistant teaching professor of economics at CMU-Q, and a researcher in the field of sports analytics. “Data has become central to many different fields, including sports. So many questions and decisions about coaching and gameplay are now based on data, and students who enjoy both sports and analytics can build a career in this are ......read more

• A range of special edition RS Q8 models launched exclusively for Qatar  • Starting today, limited RS Q8 models can be reserved online • Available at Audi Qatar’s Salwa Road showroom by early December Doha, Qatar, 06 December 2022 – Audi Qatar introduces an exclusive, limited-edition series of its Audi Sport flagship, the RS Q8 in Qatar to memorialise the nation’s current achievements. The Audi Exclusive launch will include a 1/10 limited series of Audi RS Q8 models, split into two unique configurations of 10 examples each. These limited run models will be available from early December at Audi Qatar’s Salwa Road showroom.  The top ......read more

See how the unique story of Qatar and its people is brought to life with expert local artist Ahmed Nooh as your guide Doha, Qatar – 5 December 2022:  Discover the beauty of the National Museum of Qatar during an exclusive after-hours tour with renowned local artist, Ahmed Nooh, as part of a priceless experience offered by Mastercard. Take a journey through the loop of galleries with Nooh as your guide as you celebrate the culture, heritage and future of Qatar and its people. Following the tour, you can enjoy a tailor-made dinner on the fourth floor of the museum. Take a seat in the Jiwan restaurant, a unique location in Doha, where you will enjoy the contemporary approach ......read more

Key Findings • This was a registry study that examined data from 2005 through 2019 on 17,951 patients diagnosed with hypercholesterolemia at age 20 to 39 in a large health care system composed of multiple academic and community-based practice sites • Only 30% of the 5,438 patients with severe hypercholesterolemia achieved guideline-directed ≥50% reduction in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), and 23% had an LDL-C level persistently 190 mg/dL or greater • 48.5% of patients with severe hypercholesterolemia were prescribed lipid-lowering therapy • Of the 12,513 patients with moderate hypercholesterolemia, only 20% received lipid-lowering therapy and ......read more

• Qatar Investment Outlook Pulse 2022 from EY shows strong sentiment from business leaders  • 82% expect the economic growth of the coming five years to meet or exceed forecasts • 60% of interviewed executives revealed positive yield returns in the past 12 months   Doha, Qatar – 30 November 2022: Executives in Qatar remain bullish about future prospects for the country, with around 82% expecting the economic growth of the coming five years to meet or exceed forecasts, according to the latest findings in the Qatar Investment Outlook Pulse 2022 from EY.   The report is based on extensive one-on-one discussions, from Q4 2021 to Q1 2022, with ......read more

• Qatar Tourism reveals an incredible live destination art experience featuring goalpost-shaped installations that frame some of Qatar’s most picturesque views  • David Beckham has captured a picture in front of one of the goalposts to mark the launch    28 November 2022: Qatar Tourism has unveiled ‘Posts of Qatar’: ten distinctive goalpost art installations that frame some of the most iconic landmarks and Insta-worthy spots across the country. The iconic former football player, David Beckham captured the first of many pictures to be taken at one of the goalposts ahead of millions of football fans visiting Qatar in November and December. ......read more

Doha, Sunday 27 November 2022 - Qatar Insurance Group (QIC), the leading insurer in Qatar and MENA region signed on Thursday, 17th November 2022 a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA).  The agreement outlines QIC’s contribution towards supporting QFBA’s ‘Kawader Malia’ Program for three years; an initiative designed to prepare future business leaders, and decision makers of Qatar’s financial and banking services sector by bridging the performance gap between “the academic and the professional” for fresh graduates of both genders within the spectrum of the financial industry.  The MoU, whic ......read more

London’s Distinguished KAI Mayfair Restaurant Launches its First Ever International Branch in Qatar Celebrated Michelin-Starred Restaurant to Deliver a Curated Menu for Doha’s Fine-Dining Enthusiasts Doha, Qatar – 26 November 2022: Kai’s Songbird, a distinguished Nanyang Chinese dining experience, by Kai Mayfair, London’s coveted Michelin starred restaurant, has opened at the exclusive Corinthia Yacht Club in Porto Arabia at The Pearl-Island.  Kai’s signature ‘liberated Nanyang’ cooking style has gained global reputation by combining authenticity with culinary ingenuity to create the gastronomical mark that defines the restaur ......read more

In honour of World Children’s Day on 20th November, the new limited-edition Pandora for UNICEF Blooming Flower Double Dangle Charm launches this month as part of Pandora’s long-standing partnership with UNICEF.   55 AED from every Charm for change that is purchased will be donated to UNICEF’s programmes around the world, giving children the chance to thrive and helping cultivate a world where children flourish with hopes of a brighter future.   Crafted in the shape of a flower and engraved with the words “learn, grow, love”, the new limited-edition dangle charm has been designed to represent how even in the most unlikely surroundings, flowers can s ......read more

November 23, 2022 — With 115 statues in total, including 3 Grand, Ogilvy earned the highly sought-after title of LIA Global Network of the Year. Three of the network’s regions were also awarded as Regional Network of the Year: Asia, South America and Europe.  Across EMEA, Ogilvy won 51 statues across six markets, with DAVID Madrid taking home the Regional Agency of the Year accolade. Impactful work from the region was championed with Golds being presented to campaigns for Dove’s ‘Toxic Influence’ and Relate’s ‘The Hornicultural Society’ by Ogilvy UK, Activision’s ‘Scratchboards’ and Burger King’s ‘Even more ......read more

Hotels Officially Open for FIFA guests and VIP delegation Restaurants open to public by reservation only Doha, Qatar – 22 November 2022 – The ultra-luxury Raffles Doha and luxury Fairmont Doha – which herald the entry of the aspirational Raffles Hotels & Resorts and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts brands to Qatar –are now open exclusively FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ guests and VIP delegation. The dual-branded five-star properties, housed within Katara towers, have welcomed their first guests while supporting the nation’s historic FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ by delivering exemplary service and truly exceptional experiences in both hotels. Se ......read more

QIB has lined up a series of activities to share the joy of the game with the community and visitors to Qatar from across the globe Doha, Qatar – 22 November 2022: In celebration of the much-awaited sporting event in the world, Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), Qatar’s leading digital bank, has been gearing up for this milestone with a series of exciting activities and events designed for its customers and employees, as well as the community and visitors to Qatar.   On this special occasion, QIB launched a campaign showing to the world Qatar’s celebrated traditions that sets it apart from the rest of the world. QIB launched three videos in line with this initiative ......read more

QIB concludes the 5th edition of its Misk Account draw and announces the launch of a new edition with more prizes and opportunities to win  Doha, Qatar – 21 November 2022: Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), Qatar’s leading digital bank, has announced that it is continuing its Misk Account draw for the 6th consecutive year, with the largest value of prizes in Qatar, offering Misk Account holders additional cash prizes and opportunities to win. QIB’s Misk Account is a unique savings account that offers customers exceptional features and benefits and gives them the opportunity to win weekly and monthly prizes, as well as grand prizes quarterly. Like the regular savings accou ......read more

QIB has broken a Guinness World Records™ title for the largest soccer ball mosaic (flag) at Doha Festival City’s newly opened Arena Doha, Qatar – 19 November 2022: Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), Qatar’s leading digital bank, has set a new world record in building the largest soccer ball mosaic (flag), hosted at Doha Festival City’s newly opened Arena.  QIB celebrated the legacy of Qatar through setting a new Guinness World Records™ title on 19 November 2022. To celebrate Qatar’s greatest sporting event and the festivities at Doha Festival City, members, friends, and partners of QIB gathered to assemble the largest soccer ball mosaic (flag) in t ......read more

Participants can win daily cash and in-kind prizes by simply guessing the results of football games Prizes include daily iPhone 14 pro devices, QAR 1,000 daily cash prizes, fuel vouchers and much more one lucky participant will win a trip to the Maldives for two people inclusive of hotel bookings and flight tickets Doha, Qatar – 20 November 2022: Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), the largest insurance company in the MENA region, has announced the launch of its latest “Who’ll Win?” prizes campaign, in celebration of the ongoing international football season in Qatar. Running from 20 November until 18 December 2022, the campaign offers all citizens and ......read more

Create your World Cup Moments with Gastronomic Delights and Souvenirs across Qatar Museums 19 November 2022 -- IN-Q Enterprises WLL (IN-Q), the commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of Qatar Museums (QM), promotes living FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ to the fullest by creating moments with extraordinary dining experience at the restaurants and authentic meaningful souvenirs from gift shops across museums. Enjoy the art and culture scene at Qatar Museums with ongoing exhibitions. After an enriching tour of the galleries, IN-Q makes sure to enhance your visit with a flavourful experience and tangible souvenirs to take home. Experience the signature gastronomic pleasures from ......read more

With the season changing, it calls for upgrade in the makeup looks and vibe. Naturally, we usually transition our makeup with the changing seasons, but this time, it's not as literal as choosing an autumn lipstick color. The essence Fall/Winter 2022 update has variety of products that still give you that bold and perfect look, and too many option to choose from.  Let’s look at some of the must haves from the essence Fall/Winter 2022 update:  Prepping the skin is one the most essentials steps, to keep the skin hydrated and fresh essence’s PORELESS PARTNER PRIMER absolute insider tip for a smooth, even- looking complexion. The formula is enriched with niacinamid ......read more

Channel your fall vibes this season with latest CATRICE A/W22 Update. Play and explore our new products, which are made to be used with ease! Create a glowy fall inspired look with five simple products that can be used day or night to make you feel good about yourself all day, and create colorful, fun and bold looks that bring back positivity – it’s not magic, it’s makeup! Starting with the COVER + CARE SENSITIVE CONCEALER, dab it lightly over all blemishes and imperfection without irritating the skin. The concealer is enriched with soothing chamomile, is fragrance-free and its compatibility for sensitive skin has been dermatologically confirmed. At the same time, the co ......read more

• Qatar Tourism reveals an incredible live destination art experience featuring goalpost-shaped installations that frame some of Qatar’s most picturesque views  • David Beckham has captured a picture in front of one of the goalposts to mark the launch    Doha, Qatar - 17, November 2022: Qatar Tourism has unveiled ‘Posts of Qatar’: ten distinctive goalpost art installations that frame some of the most iconic landmarks and Insta-worthy spots across the country. The iconic former football player, David Beckham captured the first of many pictures to be taken at one of the goalposts ahead of millions of football fans visiting Qatar in November a ......read more

 Highlights: ● World Cup hosting prompts a surge in residential sales by 2.97% between September - October 2022. ● Residential rent increased by 4.73% in the same period.   Doha, Qatar – 15 November 2022: The latest Qatar Real Estate Market Trends Report from Property Finder, the region’s leading PropTech company, revealed a considerable 2.97% increase in demand for residential sales in September and October, given the highly anticipated FIFA World Cup taking place this month. The increase in impressions and leads on properties listed for sale shows expanding interest among investors and end-users at a time when Qatar’s property market r ......read more

Executive Chef Jeremy Cheminade and Head Chef Morgan Perrigaud are poised to take diners on a culinary exploration inspired by Qatar’s rich gastronomic and cultural heritage  Doha, 15 November 2022 - IN-Q Enterprises (IN-Q), the commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of Qatar Museums (QM), invites guests and visitors from all over the world to experience the wonders of Qatar’s rich cultural and gastronomic legacy with the recently launched new menu celebrating football season at Jiwan. Overseeing the wonders of the Arabian sea as well as the extensive views of the Museum of Islamic Art, Jiwan, perched on the 4th floor of the National Museum of Qatar (NMOQ) ......read more

A special signing ceremony was held to announce the exclusive partnership agreement, commemorating the soon to open Arena at Doha Festival City Doha, Qatar – 15 November 2022: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), Qatar’s leading digital bank, and Visa as sponsors of the new Doha Festival City Arena. Available to mall visitors from the 20th of November until the 20th of December, Doha Festival City Arena marks the start of festivities to celebrate the much-awaited football event in Qatar. A special ceremony was held at D ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 15 November 2022: Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), Qatar’s leading digital bank, has launched an innovative new “Growing Deposit”, a first-of-its-kind in Qatar, through its award-winning QIB Mobile App. “Growing Deposit” is a recurring, unique deposit account that allows QIB customers to place an amount of their choice each month and save money with ease. Growing Deposit gives more flexibility to the Deposit holders as they can choose to place a fixed amount each month for a period ranging from 2 years to 10 years in Qatari Riyals and/or US Dollars. The minimum monthly amount to open a Growing Deposit is QAR 2,000 or USD 1,000 and the profit is ......read more

Doha, Tuesday 15th November 2022 – In a press held on Sunday, November 13th in Katara Cultural Village the details of the fifth edition of the major national sporting event and QIC Group’s - the leading insurer in Qatar dominant insurer, the GCC and MENA region - sponsorship of the Samla race was officially announced.   Hosted by members of Samla’s organizing committee and headed by H.E. Prof. Dr. Khalid bin Ibrahim Al-Sulaiti, the press conference was attended by Sheikh Saud Bin Khalid Bin Hamad Al Thani, Board Member of Qatar Insurance Group (QIC Group) (QIC).  Speaking at the press conference, on behalf of the Group, Sheikh Saud Bin Khalid Bin Hamad ......read more

•        TOD to utilise AI-enabled Buraq by Makana 360 to monitor and analyse millions of online conversations in real time  •        TOD to share fan sentiment analysis and match predictions with viewers on a real-time basis to ensure an immersive viewing experience       •        Makana 360 to analyse TOD's digital presence and performance to give the platform a better understanding of consumer demands Makana 360, a data driven communications consulting firm, has signed a partnership      agreement with TOD, beIN Media Group’s leading OTT platform for a compre ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 14 Nov 2022: Keeping to its commitment to ensuring that all Qatar residents and visitors have easy access to shopping services as the country continues to witness rapid urban development, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company opens its latest branch in Lusail City on November 13, 2022, to provide the daily needs of the people in the sprawling modern city.  Al Meera Lusail branch was inaugurated, in the presence of Mr. Yousef Al Obaidan, CEO of Al Meera, Mr. Abdullah Hamad Al Attiyah, CEO of Qatari Diar and a group of Al Meera senior management.   The opening of the Lusail branch comes as part of Al Meera’s ambitious expansion strategy to guarantee ......read more

• Qatar Tourism reveals an incredible live destination art experience featuring goalpost-shaped installations that frame some of Qatar’s most picturesque views  • Initiative sees collaboration of acclaimed local and international artists, with designs representing the countries of Qatar, England, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil  • Visitors can shoot their snaps with perfectly framed backdrops and share their #PostsofQatar photo while experiencing some of the best views and attractions    Qatar Tourism has unveiled ‘Posts of Qatar’: ten distinct goalpost art installations that frame some of the most ......read more

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