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Doha – Qatar, October 3, 2021 – Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.) has announced a series of promotional campaigns as part of its 16th Anniversary celebrations that aim to reward customers. The campaign, launched on 23rd September will be running until 20th October, offering Meera Rewards members the chance to enter a draw ... ... Read more
Awarded for his brilliant leadership and innovative vision of PR and marketing for both properties, Mikel Ibrahim was the only Doha-based hotel top executive distinguished by Hotelier Middle East Awards Hotelier Middle East Awards Ceremony honours top hospitality industry leaders from across the regionOctober 02,  Doha, Qatar – Mond... ... Read more
September 30, 2021:  Ogilvy announced today that Patou Nuytemans will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer of Ogilvy EMEA. Patou will be responsible for driving all aspects of Ogilvy’s business across Europe, the Middle East and Africa which spans Public Relations, Growth & Innovation, Advertising, Health, and Experience. She t... ... Read more
Masterclasses and sensational VIP events for Doha’s foodie’s communityDoha, Qatar- 29, September 2021: Vertigo, the latest pan-Asian restaurant in Doha by Banyan Tree at La Cigale Mushaireb, has announced that it will be hosting Mexican Celebrity Chef, author, TV host and keynote speaker, Chef Aquiles Chavez from 5 to 9 October 202... ... Read more
CMU-Q students represent 53 countries on 5 continentsSeptember 26, 2021:  The 2021-22 academic year at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, will be the most diverse in campus history. This year, CMU-Q students come from 53 countries on five continents. Nearly 40% of the student population are Qata... ... Read more
A partnership specially built to educate children about the importance and essentiality of the retail industry to the society’s daily needsSeptember 23, 2021, Doha (Qatar): KidZania Doha, a multi award-winning learning and entertainment brand, and Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.), the largest retailer in Qatar, announced the launch ... ... Read more
Between October 1st and October 31st, Doha food lovers will enjoy a host of exciting culinary experiences across an array of Doha’s top restaurants.A one-of-its-kind gastronomic feast across Qatar’s top end hotels, and a selection of world-class restaurants including Spice Market, Jamavar, and Al Sultan Brahim.Specially crafted menus, b... ... Read more
Dana Alfardan debuts her second stage musical, 'RUMI: The Musical' at the London Coliseum in collaboration with co-composer and West End and Broadway star Nadim Naaman featuring as well Broadway star, Ramin Karimloo.. Dana Al Fardan and Nadim Naaman’s second musical follows . ‘Broken Wings’, which premiered in the Wes... ... Read more
September 22, 2021:  Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) ranked first in the U.S. for undergraduate programs in computer science and management information systems in the latest edition of U.S. News and World Report. The programs are both offered at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, a Qatar Foundation partner university.Michael Trick, dean of ... ... Read more
September 21, 2021:  Mandarin Oriental, Doha is delighted to present the Royal Suite. From its unique location on the top floor, this magnificent suite enjoys breath-taking views of the city and Barahat Msheireb town square. .  . Designed by the talented late designer himself, David Collins, this luxurious suite showcases local Qatar... ... Read more
Doha-Qatar – 19, September 2021: In line with its overarching commitment to promoting sustainability in the community, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.) in coordination with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) hosted a cleanup event at “Jazirat Bin Ghannam" in Al Khor beach on the occasion of World Cleanup D... ... Read more
In line with the company’s commitment to the sports industry in Qatar, Snoonu kicks off two ambitious partnerships with Qatar’s top-level football league and prominent football team.. 19, September 2021 – Doha, Qatar: Doha-based e-commerce startup, Snoonu, is pleased to announce two partner agreements concluded with Qatar Stars Le... ... Read more
MOON RACE. A journey through space« Moon Race »  is perhaps the most exciting epic of modern times.This space race is staged through four key episodes in the conquest of the Moon. It combines the finest craftsmanship with lunar meteorite and the most spectacular natural stones. These four creations all feature an authentic fragment... ... Read more
MOON RACE. A journey through space« Moon Race »  is perhaps the most exciting epic of modern times.This space race is staged through four key episodes in the conquest of the Moon. It combines the finest craftsmanship with lunar meteorite and the most spectacular natural stones. These four creations all feature an authentic fragment... ... Read more


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HEC Paris in Qatar partners with Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar to drive excellence in healthcare provision, a strategic goal for the Qatar National Vision 2030.   October 19, 2021: A new Executive Education program co-designed by top-ranked business school, HEC Paris in Qatar and Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar – both members of Qatar Foundation – will target healthcare professionals with the aim of driving systems-level management expertise and accelerating patient outcomes in the Kingdom and across the region.  The Executive Certificate in Healthcare Management and Policy forms part of Qatar’s commitment to transform into a thriving, diversified knowledge ......read more

Two students awarded scholarships for the 2021-2022 Academic year  Ali Alfardan Scholarship for Excellence in Education launched to celebrate the accomplishments of Mr Ali Alfardan   Doha, Qatar – 18 October 2021: The Hamilton International School, part of International Schools Partnership (ISP), has announced two scholarship winners for the 2021 -2022 Academic year.    Fahmy in Grade 9 has been recognized with the Hamilton Principal’s Award and receives a 50% scholarship for this academic year. The Hamilton Principal’s Award is a yearly award for current students that exhibit exceptional academic progress and positively contribute to ......read more

The region’s largest wellness resort is set to start accepting bookings for stay dates from 15th November 2021 Doha, Qatar – 18, October 2021:  Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, the region’s largest wellness resort and the world's first to feature Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine (TAIM) and holistic wellness, is pleased to announce it will start accepting bookings for stay dates from 15th November 2021. Zulal Wellness Resort invites guests and travelers from across the region to start planning their wellness getaways and retreats at the first full-immersion wellness resort in Qatar. Mr. Daniele Vastolo, General Manager of Zulal Wellness Resor ......read more

Largest ever Arab genome study from Qatar Genome Research Consortium sheds light on the population structure and genetic diversity of modern Arab and Middle Eastern populations   Kuwait- October 17, 2021: Researchers in Qatar have unveiled a high-resolution map of the genetic structure of Arab and Middle Eastern populations, providing new insights into human history in the region and ancestral patterns that may help to explain local human traits and disease risks. Crucially, the Qatar study – published today in the leading scientific journal Nature Communications – reveals that ancient populations in the Arabian Peninsula played a far more central role in the story ......read more

October 17, 2021:  Today, Pandora introduces the ‘Dreams Of The Future Crayon’ dangle charm. A continuation of its Charms for change initiative in support of UNICEF, the charm has been designed to help create a brighter future for children around the world. In honour of World Children’s Day on November 20, Pandora celebrates how children of the world can come together to help each other realise their hopes and dreams for the future. The ‘Dreams of the Future Crayon’ dangle charm was designed to represent the spirit of children today, including a colourful world full of opportunities for self-expression and access to quality education. Nearly 200 child ......read more

October 16, 2021:  Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, has five new experts joining the faculty in 2021, teaching in the areas of business administration, computer science, and arts and sciences. The new faculty members are: Iman Adeinat, assistant professor of operations management;  Eduardo Feo Flushing, visiting assistant teaching professor of computer science, Samaneh Hamidi, visiting assistant professor of mathematical sciences; Ekaterini Klepousniotou, visiting associate professor of psychology; and Sameer Mathur, associate teaching professor of marketing and business technologies.  CMU-Q offers undergraduate programs ......read more

The region’s largest wellness resort and the world’s first to blend Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine offering, is set to start accepting bookings from 15 October 2021.    Doha, Qatar – 16, October 2021: Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, the region’s largest wellness resort and the world's first to blend Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine (TAIM) and holistic wellness, is pleased to announce it will start accepting bookings from the 15th of October 2021. With the anticipated official opening set to be held on 15 November 2021, Zulal Wellness Resort invites guests and travelers from across the globe to start planning their wellne ......read more

October 13, 2021:  Oris has been experimenting with bronze in its diver’s watches for years – now, for the first time, the independent Swiss watch company has given its highly competent Big Crown ProPilot Big Date fresh flair by casing it in bronze, too. The warm tones of the new model come from its bronze case, fluted bezel and signature oversized crown, which are complemented by a deep black dial with printed golden indices. This is a true pilot’s watch, so the hands are filled with white Super-LumiNova® and the applied hour markers made from solid Super-LumiNova®, creating high contrast and first-class readability. Finishing off the stylish look is a hard ......read more

13th October 2021:  Guinness World Records™, the global authority on record-breaking, today announces that Turkey’s Rumeysa Gelgi, is the Tallest woman living standing at 215.16cm (7ft 0.7in). Rumeysa first achieved a Guinness World Records title back in 2014, aged 17 when she was awarded the title for the Tallest teenager living (female). Her tall stature is down to a condition called Weaver syndrome, an extremely rare condition which causes accelerated growth amongst other abnormalities including skeletal maturation. Since achieving the Guinness World Records title back in 2014, Rumeysa has felt it was important to use her platform for advocacy reasons to educate others ......read more

October 13, 2021:   LG Electronics Inc. (LG) today announced its preliminary earnings results for the third quarter of 2021. LG reported tentative consolidated revenues of KRW 18.8 trillion, an increase of 22 percent from the same quarter the previous year and the highest quarterly revenue in the company’s history. In line with current accounting standards, LG will include a provision of approximately KRW 480 billion in the third quarter for the recall of the Chevy Bolt EV. Operating profit of KRW 540.7 billion is expected to be 49.6 percent lower than the third quarter a year ago after reflecting the recall provision. LG Electronics terminated its mobile phone bus ......read more

Qatar, 11 October 2021 - Strong economic growth and a strategic location are among the key advantages that reinforce Qatar as a trade and investment hub in the Middle East. The country’s logistics market has been growing steadily over the past five years - it is estimated to be valued at more than USD 7.5 billion and is estimated to register a CAGR of more than 7% during 2021-2026. The growth of the market can be attributed to the new expansion plans as the country is hosting the 2022 FIFA World CupTM.  With massive investment in infrastructure, numerous new projects, and an e-commerce boom, Qatar’s logistics sector has been expanding rapidly, a development that GWC is ......read more

Tapping into the power of the Gen Z’s energy, the new Pandora ME collection aims to inspire self-expression and personal style, while creating a sense of belonging.   UAE, October 11, 2021: Pandora has joined forces with inspiring artists Addison Rae, Charli XCX, Donte Colley, Beabadoobee and Cecilia Cantarano to relaunch its Pandora ME collection, empowering everyone to be who they want to be. The artist collective of beautifully individual people, who are connected by creativity and music, reflects the Gen Z fans’ desire for personalization but also a sense of belonging. Rebooted and refreshed, Pandora ME is a collection for creators everywhere. Inspired by the wo ......read more

October 10, 2021:  QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, announced its results for the nine months period ended 30 September 2021. Net Profit for the nine months period ended 30 September 2021 reached QAR10.3 billion (USD2.8 billion), an increase of 8% compared to the same period last year. Operating Income grew by 8% to reach QAR20.7 billion (USD5.7 billion) as a result of QNB Group’s ability to generate sustainable growth across a number of revenue segments. Total Assets reached QAR1,084 billion (USD298 billion), an increase of 10% from 30 September 2020, mainly driven by strong growth in Loans and advances by 7% to reach ......read more

October 10, 2021:  With a judicious sense of detail, pattern, shape and curve, the Tonda PF is Parmigiani Fleurier's latest and most forward-looking collection. Released as the watchmaking brand celebrates its 25th anniversary, these new integrated bracelet timepieces take attention to craft, complication and streamlined aesthetics to a new high. One that doesn’t scream expensive but says excellence. One that is created to satisfy purists looking for a high-end, finespun timepiece. The Tonda PF collection is built around the most iconic in-house movements of the maison, running a wide gamut of complications, and culminating in a limited edition, all-platinum, award-winning spl ......read more

    Express yourself with Pandora ME   October 10, 2021:  Reset and refreshed, Pandora Me relaunches in 2021 with an all-new attitude. Tapping into the power of Gen Z’s energy, the collection is a celebration of self-expression, creativity and embracing the beauty found in our differences. It’s all about breaking the rules, defying expectations and being bold. Personalisation is at the heart of the collection, with multiple styling accents allowing the wearer to amplify their own unique style. Chunky link chain bracelets and necklaces, mono hoop earrings and stackable rings are entirely customisable courtesy of interchange-able styling conne ......read more

October 09, 2021:  An international panel discussion hosted by Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, delved into the grand challenges of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The session was moderated by Ganesh Mani, adjunct faculty at the School of Computer Science on CMU’s main campus, who is teaching a micro course at CMU-Q this semester. “You may ask why grand challenges are important,” said Mani as he opened the session. “They can act as a North Star, guiding practitioners and young researchers. A good mantra is ‘of the people, by the people with machines, for the people.’” People from five contin ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 09, October 2021:  Dukhan Bank announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shariah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, the bank clients Adel Al-Baker and Hamad Altamimi each won a cash prize of 50,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 25,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Mohamed Maddahi and Mohamed Alyafay. The draw was conducted under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. On a monthly basis, there are 42 winners per draw for the cash prize of 5,000 Qatari ......read more

GET A TASTE OF ROSALÍA’S EFFORTLESSLY HAUTE STYLE WITH M· A·C AUTE CUTURE STARRING ROSALÍA She’s an innovator and an inspiration. Music record-breaker Rosalía is recognized worldwide – her look as uncompromising and distinctive as her music. Taking the flamenco sound and style that is her heritage and mashing it with the worlds of street style, pop and an empowered ethos, Rosalía twists traditional Spanish culture in a way that is all her own. She’s a beauty and cultural icon who embodies passionate authenticity. Rosalía shares the originality, courage and creative force that is so vital to the DNA of M· A· ......read more

Doha’s favourite fashion, dining and entertainment destination is set to further broaden its retail offering, bringing shoppers a range of world-class stores spanning across fashion, beauty, accessories, home furnishings and much more Doha, Qatar – 07, October 2021: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, continues to expand at a rapid pace with another 35 new outlets set to open by end of 2021, ten of which have already recently opened their doors to welcome visitors.  This year, Doha Festival City has grown to welcome more than 56 new stores, further strengthening its leading position as a unique, global shopp ......read more

● Approval of all Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) agenda items, including approval of proposed Merger with Masraf Al Rayan ● Suspension of trading in al khaliji shares until the completion of the Merger ● Dissolution of al khaliji for the purpose of the Merger subject to all applicable laws and regulations ● On track towards creating one of the largest, leading Sharia-compliant banks in the region   Doha - 07, October 2021: Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C. (“al khaliji”) today successfully held its Extraordinary General Meeting (“EGM”) electronically during which the shareholders of the bank considere ......read more

Now available regionwide, the new Oral-B iO™ reimagines brushing from the inside out, delivering superior design, performance and experience for a professional clean feeling every day   October 06, 2021:   This month Oral-B, the industry leader in oral care innovation, is set to launch the iO™ toothbrush in the region, ensuring a professional level clean feeling is achievable at home every day. This latest addition to the brand’s line of electric toothbrushes, comes after six years of intensive product research and development and over 250 patents from around the world. The iO™ boasts a coveted position as 2020’s CES Innovation Award Honoree ......read more

Doha’s iconic brand and five-star destination for luxury travelers, Mondrian Doha celebrates its 4th anniversary with an exclusive film release and a myriad of promotions across its award-winning culinary emporium. Special wellness offers will be available for guests at award-winning spa, ESPA. 05, October 2021, Doha, Qatar:  Mondrian Doha, managed by leading international lifestyle hospitality group, sbe, is pleased to announce a host of exciting offers in celebration of its 4th anniversary. Guests are invited to enjoy exclusive offers across Mondrian’s award-winning restaurants and Spa, to be available to Doha’s residents and guests throughout the month of ......read more

• The Chillout Brunch brings five international cuisines under the roof of the renowned Azraq restaurant.  • Seafood aficionados can indulge in the marine selection  • Children have the lion's share of fun, entertainment, and delicious food   Doha, Qatar – 5 October 2021: Banana Island Resort Doha, the leading destination for luxury in Qatar, is excited to announce the launch of its new and much-awaited “Banana Island Chillout Brunch” at its renowned Azraq restaurant.   On every Friday from 1:00 pm till 4:30pm, Doha residents will have the chance to taste the most authentic global recipes with a contemporary touc ......read more

Doha, Qatar October 5, 2021 – Grey Doha, leading global advertising and marketing agency, and KidZania Doha, the award-winning globally recognized edutainment concept, have announced the inauguration of a kid-sized mini-agency at the edutainment city located at the heart of Aspire Park, with the aim to provide children with a chance to explore the world of advertising and equip them with valuable skills as future marketers of the nation. Speaking at the launch event, Krikor Khatchikian, Managing Director at Grey Doha, said: “Grey is proud to join hands with KidZania, one of the leading Edutainment brands in the world, to unravel the exciting world of Kidz-vertising to our lit ......read more

Milaha’s diversification strategy and sustainable development plan boost resilience, according to Oxford Business Group’s latest Covid-19 Response Report     Doha, October 04, 2021:   A new Covid Response Report (CRR), produced by Oxford Business Group (OBG) in partnership with the maritime and logistics company Milaha, explores the potential for the country’s international trade volumes to recover this year as national efforts to diversify the economy gain momentum. The CRR provides in-depth analysis of the country’s response to the pandemic in an easy-to-navigate and accessible format, focusing on key data and infographics relating to its soc ......read more

Doha – Qatar, October 3, 2021 – Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.) has announced a series of promotional campaigns as part of its 16th Anniversary celebrations that aim to reward customers.  The campaign, launched on 23rd September will be running until 20th October, offering Meera Rewards members the chance to enter a draw to win exciting prizes. Amongst the prizes are 16 gold bars, 64 Samsung Galaxy Tabs, and 100,000 Meera Rewards points for 160 winners. To enter the draw, customers can spend QAR 150 at any Al Meera branch during the campaign period to be among one of 60 winners every week, with the winners of the first draw already announced on Thursday, 30th S ......read more

Awarded for his brilliant leadership and innovative vision of PR and marketing for both properties, Mikel Ibrahim was the only Doha-based hotel top executive distinguished by Hotelier Middle East Awards  Hotelier Middle East Awards Ceremony honours top hospitality industry leaders from across the region October 02,  Doha, Qatar – Mondrian Doha, managed by leading international lifestyle hospitality group, sbe, is pleased to announce its Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Mikel Ibrahim, has won the prestigious Hotelier Middle East Award for ‘Marketing and PR Person of the Year’.  Hotelier Middle East Awards is the annual ceremony hosted by the p ......read more

September 30, 2021:  Ogilvy announced today that Patou Nuytemans will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer of Ogilvy EMEA. Patou will be responsible for driving all aspects of Ogilvy’s business across Europe, the Middle East and Africa which spans Public Relations, Growth & Innovation, Advertising, Health, and Experience. She takes over for Paul O’Donnell, who will continue serving in his role as Regional Chairman and partner closely with Patou. Headshots available here. Andy Main, Global CEO of Ogilvy, said: “Anyone who has had the chance to work with Patou will tell you that she not only fosters a culture of creative, strategic and operational excell ......read more

Since its first flight on 17SEP20, the leading international cargo airline, together with ECS Group, the world’s largest integrated GSSA, has flown more than 5 million kilos out of Lyon, France Doha,  Qatar – September 29, 2021:  From zero to 211 flights in just 12 months: Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s leading cargo airline, and ECS Group, the world’s largest integrated GSSA, celebrate their first year of air cargo services out of Lyon (LYS), France. Initially planned as a new Qatar Airways passenger service destination for the summer of 2020, prior to the upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lyon was instead subsequently set up from scratch and in rec ......read more

Masterclasses and sensational VIP events for Doha’s foodie’s community Doha, Qatar- 29, September 2021: Vertigo, the latest pan-Asian restaurant in Doha by Banyan Tree at La Cigale Mushaireb, has announced that it will be hosting Mexican Celebrity Chef, author, TV host and keynote speaker, Chef Aquiles Chavez from 5 to 9 October 2021 at the sky-high Vertigo restaurant.  The notable chef will take part in several culinary experiences including a special soiree on the 5th of October that will be attended by key media figures, influencers, and VIPs. Guests are also welcomed to make their reservations to join us for this exclusive night and to meet and greet our celeb ......read more

CMU-Q students represent 53 countries on 5 continents September 26, 2021:  The 2021-22 academic year at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, will be the most diverse in campus history. This year, CMU-Q students come from 53 countries on five continents. Nearly 40% of the student population are Qatari. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, is delighted that people from all over the world are choosing to study at Qatar campus: “It is wonderful to see our student population include Qatar nationals, those from the region, as well as people from much farther afield. Education City is a special place to study for exactly this reason: people f ......read more

A partnership specially built to educate children about the importance and essentiality of the retail industry to the society’s daily needs September 23, 2021, Doha (Qatar): KidZania Doha, a multi award-winning learning and entertainment brand, and Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.), the largest retailer in Qatar, announced the launch of their project – a kid-sized Supermarket inside the city of KidZania Doha. Saeed Al-Nabet, Administration Affairs & Human Resources Director of Al Meera, and Ali Abdulla Al-Mutawaa, Board Member of Qatar Entertainment (Tasali) W.L.L., holding the exclusive license to KidZania Doha, led the signing and ribbon cutting Ceremony in fro ......read more

Between October 1st and October 31st, Doha food lovers will enjoy a host of exciting culinary experiences across an array of Doha’s top restaurants. A one-of-its-kind gastronomic feast across Qatar’s top end hotels, and a selection of world-class restaurants including Spice Market, Jamavar, and Al Sultan Brahim. Specially crafted menus, buffets and culinary experiences starting from QAR 80 per person at participating venues throughout the festival.   23 September 2021 - Doha, Qatar - More Cravings by Marriott Bonvoy™ is pleased to announce the return of ‘Doha Food Fest’, a month-long celebration of Qatar’s opulent culinary offering, a ......read more

Dana Alfardan debuts her second stage musical, 'RUMI: The Musical' at the London Coliseum in collaboration with co-composer and West End and Broadway star Nadim Naaman featuring as well Broadway star, Ramin Karimloo. Dana Al Fardan and Nadim Naaman’s second musical follows  ‘Broken Wings’, which premiered in the West End before touring The Middle East Doha, Qatar – 22 September 2021: Dana Al Fardan, one of the Middle East’s leading contemporary composers, and West End star Nadim Naaman today announce that their second major stage musical, ‘Rumi: The Musical’ will get its world premiere at the London Coliseum in  Novem ......read more

September 22, 2021:  Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) ranked first in the U.S. for undergraduate programs in computer science and management information systems in the latest edition of U.S. News and World Report. The programs are both offered at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, a Qatar Foundation partner university. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, said: “I am delighted to see our programs in computer science and information systems recognized for their quality and innovation. The Carnegie Mellon approach is to bring together theory and practical problem solving so students will become agile, creative and knowledgeable professionals.”  In the area of undergradua ......read more

JAPAN’S Umeno Sumiyama, Koume Kodama are awarded GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS TITLE for “Oldest identical twins ever (female)” and “Oldest identical living twins (female)” at 107 years 300 days old   September 22, 2021:  Guinness World Records™, the global authority on record-breaking, today announces that Japan’s Umeno Sumiyama and Koume Kodama, are the world’s Oldest identical twins (living and ever/female) at 107 years, and 300 days, as of Sep. 1st 2021.   Umeno and Koume were born on Nov. 5th 1913 as the eldest and second daughters in a family that lived in Shodo Island, Kagawa Prefecture. Of the 11 siblings, ......read more

September 21, 2021:  Mandarin Oriental, Doha is delighted to present the Royal Suite. From its unique location on the top floor, this magnificent suite enjoys breath-taking views of the city and Barahat Msheireb town square.    Designed by the talented late designer himself, David Collins, this luxurious suite showcases local Qatari design in an opulent setting. Guests can enjoy the private entrance leading to a hallway reminiscent of traditional Qatari homes adorned with Mashrabiya and laid with the finest marble, a combination of Marquina and Calacatta. The suite features two bedrooms and a private study room. The master bedroom is adorned with traditional gypsum and ......read more

Doha-Qatar – 19, September 2021: In line with its overarching commitment to promoting sustainability in the community, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.) in coordination with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) hosted a cleanup event at “Jazirat Bin Ghannam" in Al Khor beach on the occasion of World Cleanup Day 2021.  World Cleanup Day, held annually in September, is the biggest worldwide clean-up activity, engaging people in more than 180 countries to tackle the global waste crisis. The goal is to clean up as much litter as possible and raise awareness of the impacts of plastic pollution. The “Jazirat Bin Ghannam" beach cleanup acti ......read more

In line with the company’s commitment to the sports industry in Qatar, Snoonu kicks off two ambitious partnerships with Qatar’s top-level football league and prominent football team. 19, September 2021 – Doha, Qatar: Doha-based e-commerce startup, Snoonu, is pleased to announce two partner agreements concluded with Qatar Stars League and Al Arabi Sports Club. The partnerships will see Snoonu becoming the official delivery partner of the two top-level sports entities in Qatar. As Qatar’s Stars League official partner, the company will place its logos on the stadiums’ LED and background screens, and is also planning to sell its branded beverages in all gam ......read more

MOON RACE A journey through space « Moon Race »  is perhaps the most exciting epic of modern times. This space race is staged through four key episodes in the conquest of the Moon. It combines the finest craftsmanship with lunar meteorite and the most spectacular natural stones. These four creations all feature an authentic fragment of the spacecraft that shaped history. Each of them has travelled more than a million kilometres in interplanetary space before being presented in the Louis Moinet travel trunk, which invites you on a journey through space.  FIRST ON THE MOON | 1966 Luna 9 was the Soviet space probe that made the first successful lunar soft landin ......read more

QF will bring together experts in the fields of progressive education and sustainability to open up a worldwide conversation September 19, 2021: Qatar Foundation will be bringing together expert voices in a global discussion on two key global themes – education and sustainability – at the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), as it contributes to crucial conversations that aims to reach out to the world. From September 19-22, Qatar Foundation (QF) will host four virtual sessions on the sidelines of UNGA and Global Goals Week. They will explore how the potential of youth can be harnessed to drive action on climate change; how digital credentialing and ......read more

Forthcoming analysis to explore country’s post-pandemic growth plans Doha, September 19, 2021 Oxford Business Group (OBG) has relaunched its operations in Qatar following a one-year break necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic.  Its on-the-ground team is once again being led by Country Director Izabela Kruk, who has been overseeing operations for OBG there since 2016. Kruk previously spearheaded the information-gathering process in several other regional markets covered by the group, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain, and additionally spent time leading OBG’s teams in the field across Latin America and Asia.  In a separate development, Kruk was al ......read more

Paying tribute to Pink October, Doha Festival City and The Teal Society held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony to raise awareness on Breast Cancer and women health in Qatar  Doha, Qatar – 18 September 2021: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining and entertainment, held an in-mall Ribbon Cutting ceremony dedicated to raising awareness on women health, in collaboration with Qatar’s branch of the Teal Society organization.  As part of Festival City’s commitment to Qatar’s community, the Mall has partnered with the Teal Society for the second year in a row, ahead of the Breast Cancer awareness month. The ceremony was dedicated to ......read more

Doha’s favourite shopping destination offers visitors a chance to win a host of extravagant prizes in the festival’s fifth edition. Doha, Qatar – 18 September 2021: Doha Festival City, Qatar's One and Only Choice for shopping, dining and entertainment, is pleased to announce its participation in Shop Qatar, a country-wide shopping festival initiated by Qatar Tourism.  Running from September 10th to October 10th, this year’s edition of Shop Qatar will shed light on Qatar’s retail, beauty, fashion and entertainment extensive offering, connecting shoppers with top retailers through a range of activities, promotions, and a series of exciting ra ......read more

Doha, Qatar –15 September 2021:   MEEZA, Qatar’s pioneering managed IT services centre, has achieved Gold partner status in the ‘HPE Partner Ready for Service Providers’’ program, MEEZA is the only certified Service Provider partner for HPE in Qatar today, and one of only 140 partners who have reached the highest, Gold Service Provider partner status, globally, As such, Meeza will be endorsed as an official HPE Gold Service Provider partner to HPE customers and partners.  joining over 400 leading service providers around the world to deliver Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s innovative solutions for managed and cloud-based services.  ......read more

West End and Broadway star Ramin Karimloo and co-composer Nadim Naaman will head the cast for the premiere of ‘Rumi: The Musical’ at the London Coliseum Dana Al Fardan and Nadim Naaman’s second musical follows  ‘Broken Wings’, which premiered in the West End before touring The Middle East   Doha, Qatar – 16, September 2021: Dana Al Fardan, one of the Middle East’s leading contemporary composers, and West End star Nadim Naaman today announce that their second major stage musical, ‘Rumi: The Musical’ will get its world premiere at the London Coliseum in  November 2021. ‘Rumi’, based on a story ab ......read more

September 15, 2021 — Ogilvy is pleased to announce that Ben Messiaen has been named Chief Client Officer for EMEA. Shared Paul O’Donnell, CEO Ogilvy EMEA, “Throughout his career at Ogilvy, Ben has effectively galvanized teams to drive transformative ideas that create impact. He brings to this role extensive experience using the full spectrum of Ogilvy’s capabilities to generate value for our clients, especially as they continue navigating an ever-changing landscape. In his new role Ben will work in close partnership with our go-to-market team and the leaders of our five business units as well as with our expert groups and geographic market leaders.”   ......read more

September 14, 2021:  Any girl worth her curls will tell you, finding the perfect haircare product can be tough, so all curly hair girls can rejoice! Cult hair care brand and winner of Allure magazine Best Hair Product Award has finally launched in the Middle East!  Created with the textured hair girl in mind SASHAPURE is free from harsh sulfates or chemicals. SASHAPURE is the first haircare brand infused with USDA-certified organic and sustainably harvested, 3000-year-old Peruvian Amazon superfood Sacha Inchi oil. SASHAPURE is the ultimate curly haired girls MUST HAVE haircare products. All the products are proven to detangle, heal, and nourish, while offering anti-aging pr ......read more

Max Factor is delighted to introduce dynamic actor, philanthropist and producer Priyanka Chopra-Jonas as their new global ambassador and creative collaborator.    Priyanka debuted as the face of Max Factor by collaborating with the brand to create a desirable ‘Matte’ confidence look, which is guaranteed to bring out the strength in every woman.   The look consists of 5 of Priyanka’s favorites, must have make-up products from Max Factor to help you achieve the perfect matte look that lasts.   “If I feel confident, I feel most beautiful!” said Priyanka Chopra Jonas   To effortlessly transform your skin with a profes ......read more

H.E. Eng Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi to take part in Opening Ministerial Panel as world’s energy industry meets face-to-face for the first time since the pandemic began  Stellar line-up of speakers to provide unique insights into the future of energy at the world’s foremost exhibition and conference for the gas, LNG, hydrogen, and energy industry September 13, 2021:   H.E. Eng Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Qatar’s Minister of State for Energy Affairs and President and Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Petroleum will join a stellar line-up of government ministers and energy industry leaders speaking at Gastech, the world’s foremost exhibition and confer ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 11 September 2021 – Dukhan Bank announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shariah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, the bank clients Mohammed Al-Binali and Hind Al-Binsaeed each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Ameera Al-Saadi, Ayed Banibasheer, Habib Salhi, A.Aziz Fakhroo, Naiel Saleh, Abdulla Basahl, Ghaith Alan, Maryam Al-Attiyah, Marlo Enriquez, Sana Alrashed, Ibrahim Al-Fadhala, Abdulrahman Banibasheer, Jassim Fakhroo, Rowaida Taha, Fatma Al-Marafi, Barka Shabal, Nadia Aboramadan, Yousuf A ......read more

Richard Sandoval Hospitality is proud to welcome guests to its “Resaca Brunch” Friday edition September 8, Doha, Qatar – Maya Doha announces the return of its long-awaited Friday brunch, this time with a new legendary concept, offering guests plenty of delightful surprises. The fastest way to cure that late Thursday night after effect feeling is with Maya’s Resaca brunch. Brunch enthusiasts will be welcomed back to their favorite authentic Mexican restaurant, starting Friday September 10th and every Friday from 1 pm to 4 pm, for a special Resaca brunch, with a host of new elements. Get ready to be welcomed the Mexican way, with a complimentary enhanced beverage o ......read more

The call is made a day before the world marks the UN Day for Protection of Education from Attack, in midst of growing violence against students, teachers and schools Doha – 08 September 2021:  Education Above All (EAA), the global education foundation, issued a call today for reparations and compensation of victims of attacks on education. The call was made ahead of a high-level virtual event to mark the UN International Day for the Protection of Education from Attack and comes as recently released figures show a dramatic increase in attacks on education in 2020, despite COVID-19-related school closures. According to the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (G ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 08, September 2021: Sealine Beach, A Murwab Resort, and Qatar’s first leisure destination, has announced the appointment of seasoned industry expert, Marko Jovanovic, as the new general manager. In this role, Jovanovic will lead Sealine Beach Resort’s day-to-day operations. Sealine Beach Resort offers deluxe rooms and suites alongside world-class chalets, suites and villas with private pools to its visitors equipped with upgraded modern facilities that open onto a rear patio leading directly to the beach. The resort is located in the southern part of Qatar, a convenient 30-minute drive away from Doha’s city centre.  Jovanovic’s appoint ......read more

September 7, 2021: Qatar Insurance Group, the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region is the Official Insurance Sponsor of S’hail 2021 – Katara International Hunting & Falcons Exhibition. S’hail is regarded as the largest international exhibitions that specializes in exhibiting Falcons and is dedicated to preserve and promote the art of hunting and falconry. Commenting on the sponsorship, Mr. Ahmed Al jarbeoy, chief operating officer QIC, Qatar operations said, “As the leading insurer in Qatar, we have a long standing commitment to acting as a trusted and ethical partner with the Qatari community and to playing a vital role in the sustainability of Qa ......read more

Inaugural Code in Alice program connects students and volunteer teachers on five continents  September 06, 2021:  Students around the world learned to code this summer through Code in Alice, a new program for pre-college students offered through Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q). Code in Alice is the latest offering from the Hamad Bin Jassim Center for K-12 Computer Science Education, a collaboration between CMU-Q and the Jassim and Hamad Bin Jassim Charitable Foundation. CMU-Q is a Qatar Foundation partner university.  The online program brought together volunteer teachers and students from a total of 25 countries on five continents. During the month-long c ......read more

• Deutsche Hospitality takes an important step in pursuit of its Middle East expansion strategy by opening Steigenberger Hotel Doha   • The luxury hotel will be the first flagship property in Doha, Qatar expected to open it‘s doors in Fall 2021   Doha, Qatar, September 5, 2021: Bringing together the renowned German and Qatari hospitality, Deutsche Hospitality announces the launch of its first Steigenberger Hotel in Doha. Steigenberger Hotel Doha represents the new luxury flagship hotel of Deutsche Hospitality’s major brand, Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts, the largest German hotel brand in the Middle East.   Located in the heart of th ......read more

Photo Credit: Tom Monro   Max Factor is delighted to introduce dynamic actor, philanthropist and producer Priyanka Chopra-Jonas as the new global ambassador and creative collaborator.  Priyanka joins Max Factor as the face of major beauty campaigns and product launches throughout 2021 and beyond, starting with the new Facefinity All Day Flawless Airbrush Finish 3in1 Foundation campaign.  Max Factor is on a journey of transformation; with heritage rooted in Hollywood, the brand’s refreshed approach focuses on empowering its community to step into the spotlight, by co-creating effortless transformation through the brands portfolio of products.  As a mul ......read more

Bringing together a fine blend of unmatched functionality and bold design. Presenting TARONGA - the new addition to the Rebel collection, an indispensable upgrade to your fashion forward style. Flanked by deep black, the analog-digital watch dons the shades of red to play up the mod quotient. arrests the eyes and mind in an instant. The watch is housed in a high quality steel case, and is run by quartz movement. The hour and minute hands feature slit design whereas the second hand boasts of a sharp and precise arrow design. The signature ‘P’ alphabet emblem sits atop at the 12 o’clock hour marker. The black silicon strap lends it a snug fit on the wrist with lines of ......read more

August 31, 2021:  As we welcome the return of special occasions in everyday life, Pandora‘s six Global Muses - Evan Mock, Precious Lee, Georgia May Jagger, Cici Xiang, Tasya van Ree and Larsen Thompson - appear in Pandora’s new Wearing Occasions style series, directed by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Barbara Anastacio and styled by stylist and editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson. Now more than ever, any occasion - big or small - feels special: an excuse to celebrate and express ourselves through our style. Pandora’s Wearing Occasions concept allows us to rejoice in the everyday moments in life as well as the big events and milestones. The Global Muses encompass ......read more

August 31, 2021:  Unusually, the world cup is right around the corner despite the Euros having only just concluded. 32 teams are set to compete in Qatar for the world cup in 2022, though there will be some slight adjustments to the usual scheduling that fans are used to. With Euro 2020 being delayed to 2021, there’s now a gap year between the two tournaments. Though, it’s a little more than a year, as the world cup will take place in the winter months, starting on the 21st of November at the Al Bayt stadium. The opening fixture will feature Qatar - a nation that has never qualified for a world cup since its independence in 1971. This won’t just be a unique ex ......read more

The 4th edition of Najah Qatari concludes highlighting the most successful Qatari experiences in the fields of innovation, invention, inspiration, and entrepreneurship. The award reflects Snoonu’s excellence in providing the best and most innovate technologies whilst contributing towards the development of entrepreneurship in Qatar 30, August 2021 – Doha, Qatar:  Qatar’s leading tech startup, Snoonu, is pleased to announce scooping the ‘Best Project for Entrepreneurs’ title in the fourth edition of Najah Qatari event.  The award pays tribute to achievers and innovators who have contributed significantly towards the development of the entrepr ......read more

Doha, Qatar – August 29, 2021:   Dukhan Bank has received two awards by New York-based Global Finance Magazine for ‘Best Islamic Digital Bank in Qatar (2021)’ and the ‘Most Innovative Digital Bank in Qatar (2021)’.    Global Finance is a leading international magazine and industry analyst that evaluates and awards the top performs among banks and other providers of financial services on global and regional levels in categories of technology, leadership, brand, and sustainability among others, covering over 150 countries and territories around the world.    The categories of Best Islamic Digital Bank and the Most ......read more

Reference : PELUG2000206 Carry your fashion statement with the all new Police backpacks for men and women. An ensemble of high-end style and signature Police elements, the backpacks come in varied designs, colors, finishes and materials. The spirit of the Police backpack collection lies in an unmatched urbanity that exudes your flair for individuality. A flawless and seamless addition to your personal style. Perfectly suited for travel, work and studies; the all new collection dons plenty of pockets and zippers to slide in your devices, belongings and knick-knacks. Sturdy and snug the backpacks are high on comfort and utility sporting enough space and length with adjustable straps. ......read more

The Curia Business Innovation Program is a personalized, step by step guide for aspiring entrepreneurs with an innovative idea to launch their startup in Qatar. Applications for the first cycle of the Program, which is technology-themed, will be open from 2X August until 30 September 2021. Doha -  26, August 2021:  Curia Business Group, a Qatari venture and management consultancy founded by Hussain Akbar Al Baker, has announced the launch of its incubator program, Curia Business Innovation.  The Curia Business Innovation Program has been designed to provide aspiring entrepreneurs with a personalized step-by-step guide to take their business idea from concept ......read more

The Mall scooped the ‘Best Shopping Destination - Qatar’ at the 2021 Global Brand Magazine Awards, and the ‘Best Digital Integrated Campaign’ for its Bon Appetit Campaign at the 2021 Golden Feather Awards to further add to its Extensive Portfolio of Accolades. Doha, Qatar – 25 August 2021: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, is pleased to announce it has received two prestigious accolades at the 2021 Global Brand Magazine Awards, organized by Global Brands Magazine, and the 2021 Golden Feather Awards, organized by Feather Touch. Being the only winning Mall from Qatar, Doha Festival City was crowned & ......read more

The award emphasises the crucial role played by the cargo carrier in supporting trade in Nepal     August 25, 2021:  Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s leading air cargo carrier was awarded by Nepal Freight Forwarders Association (NEFFA) for achieving the highest export tonnage (2850 tonnes) out of the country for 2020. The award was handed over in Kathmandu during the annual Nepal Cargo Day celebration organised by NEFFA on 29 July 2021.    The awards are held every year by the association to honour the top three carriers for their roles in supporting the country’s exports. Qatar Airways Cargo has been securing the first position for the h ......read more

• Best Digital Transformation Bank in Qatar 2021 • Best New Contactless Payment Platform in Qatar 2021 – Dukhan Pay (D-Pay)    Doha, Qatar – August 22, 2021:  Dukhan Bank has been awarded two accolades by the International Finance Awards 2021 as the Best Digital Transformation Bank in Qatar 2021 and the Best New Contactless Payment Platform for Dukhan Pay (D-Pay) in Qatar 2021. The awards stand testament to the bank’s resolute commitment towards incorporating state-of-the-art technologies in expanding its rich portfolio of innovative products and services that are in line with its digital transformation strategy.   The Inter ......read more

• Till date, the cargo carrier introduced eBookings by WebCargo in Europe, South Africa and the USA   Qatar Airways Cargo announces the further rollout of third-party eBooking platform, WebCargo by Freightos across the rest of the world*, effective 23 August 2021.  Forwarders in the carrier’s worldwide network will be able to place eBookings from both, its online and offline origins with access to live rates and capacity on the WebCargo platform. This will enhance their booking experience with the airline, resulting in higher efficiencies and real-time responses for availability.    Qatar Airways Chief Officer Cargo, Mr. Guillaume Halleux said: & ......read more

A safer, more secure and private way to pay with iPhone and Apple Watch Doha, Qatar – August 17, 2021: Dukhan Bank, Qatar's leading banking player, today brings its customers Apple Pay, a safer, more secure and private way to pay that helps customers avoid handing their payment card to someone else, touching physical buttons or exchanging cash — and uses the power of iPhone to protect every transaction. Customers simply hold their iPhone or Apple Watch near a payment terminal to make a contactless payment. Every Apple Pay purchase is secure because it is authenticated with Face ID, Touch ID, or device passcode, as well as a one-time unique dynamic security code. App ......read more

Between 15 and 30 August, an exclusive new range of Back to School essentials will be on offer at Qatar’s favourite shopping destination. Fun Yellow School Bus installation in Center Court will showcase the gems of Back to School collections by Festival City retailers Doha, Qatar – 16 August 2021: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining and entertainment, is pleased to announce a range of special activities and unique offers to celebrate the ‘Back to School’ season with Qatar’s community. With schools set to open at the end of August, Doha Festival City is offering the latest Back to School collections and essentials a ......read more

Applications to the 4th edition of the Arab Innovation Academy close on 15 August 2021 Qatar, 15 August 2021: Aspiring student innovators have a final chance to apply to the latest edition of the Arab Innovation Academy (AIA), submissions for which close on August 14. This year, AIA has also partnered with Qatar Foundation’s Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) to jointly deliver a course titled ‘Innovation Entrepreneurship Leadership II’ (CSE 786) – a credited course at HBKU. The 2021 edition will be virtual and opens on August 31, with weekly sessions running until November 23.  The AIA program offers university students an accelerated mode of learning w ......read more

Doha, 15, August 2021:  International Data Corporation (IDC) is delighted to announce that this year's edition of the IDC Qatar CIO Summit will take place online on Monday, September 20 under the theme 'Innovative Digital Strategies: Evolving to the Demands of a New Reality'. Hosted on IDC's fully immersive virtual platform, the event will bring together senior business leaders, influential IT heads, and respected industry analysts to share their collective expertise on how best to meet the unique challenges of these unprecedented times. "The enablement of a Future Enterprise must be the end goal for any business looking to rapidly adapt and respond to any furthe ......read more

Home News Euro area recovery becomes more robust thanks to rapid vaccination Sun, 15 Aug 2021 Introduction: Tight restrictions were necessary to arrest a winter surge of Covid-19 infections earlier in the year, but also led to weaker economic activity across the Euro area. Fortunately, rising vaccination rates have already substantially reduced the number of active Covid-19 cases. Governments are already beginning to ease restrictions, and consumers are eager to take advantage of life without confinement. This week, our analysis considers the outlook for economic activity, inflation, monetary policy and fiscal policy across the Euro area. Economic activity: The Euro area econom ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 14, August 2021:  Dukhan Bank announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shariah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, the bank clients Ibrahim Khan and Sedreya Al-Abdulla each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Farouk Hamze, Loai Altawil, Abdulmajeed Alyafei, Abdullah Karaminejad, Saif Al-Kuwari, Bashar Jaser, Belal Atout, Bheemappa Khot, Hirok Dutta, Yazan Kaddoura, Adam Khan, Husam Alramahi, Abdulla Al-Hajri, Barakah Alreshidi, Nidal Dweik, Mohammed Al-Malki, Abdulrahman Fakhroo, Sahar Kardia, ......read more

The Alwadi Hotel MGallery’s Souq Suite is the ultimate private escape   Doha, Qatar – 14, August,2021: Seamlessly blending Qatari hospitality with high-end luxury, Alwadi Hotel MGallery’s Souq Suite is the perfect place to escape the heat this Summer. With soaring views of Doha’s iconic skyline as well as the cultural heart of the city, Souq Waqif, the 71 square meter Souq Suite is the ultimate private hideaway for you and your family. The Souq Suite comes with a separate living area and can be interconnected to other rooms, which makes it ideal for families, as well as a lavishly appointed bathroom, and king-size MyBed™ will guaran ......read more

Doha, Qatar –August, 12 2021: In an internal Challenge to motivate and be inspired by its own people, Qatar Post received no less than 60 fresh ideas from Qatar Post employees – covering everything from process and service improvements, to environmental and sustainability initiatives. Such creativity not only delivers innovative solutions for Qatar Post customers, but also cultivates a culture of smart thinking, showcases the company’s ‘industry best practice’ in innovation, and helps Qatar Post support the modernization goals set out in Qatar’s National Vision 2030. The 10 selected finalists pitched their ideas to Qatar Post Executives – and ......read more

August 11, 2021:  The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Doha, is Qatar’s premier haven for relaxation and revival. The multi-award-winning Spas at Mandarin Oriental are havens for contemplation and discovery. Guided by the Group’s oriental heritage but influenced by local cultural diversity, Mandarin Oriental has created distinctive concepts with a unique sense of place in every location.       Focusing on a holistic wellness approach for the mind, body and spirit, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Doha is inspired by the ancient Orient philosophy of balancing the five elements. Mandarin Oriental’s bespoke approach offers spa-goers the opportunity to embark ......read more

• The direct data connection is another of Qatar Airways Cargo’s digitalisation projects and extends CargoWise’s direct airline integrations  • The direct data connection reduces risk, complexity and costs for forwarders as well as airlines   August 11, 2021:  Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s leading air cargo carrier, and WiseTech Global, a leading provider of software solutions to the logistics industry, have commenced implementation of an extensive direct data connection between their global operating systems  The direct data connection between WiseTech’s leading CargoWise platform and Qatar Airways Cargo management system, ......read more

The royalty-inspired Indian restaurant welcomes guests to indulge in the most unique majestic brunch experience combining simple yet refined Indian flavours in a stylish modern space   August 09, 2021, Doha, Qatar:  Riyasat, located in the opulent St. Regis Doha, offers guests a new definition for Friday brunch, with a selection of dishes that draw on royalty-inspired and traditional cooking. With summer here, it is the perfect time to enjoy brunch indoors and beat the unbearable heat. Riyasat Doha welcomes families, friends, and brunch lovers every Friday starting 12pm until 4pm, to indulge in the most unique majestic brunch experience yet, with an extensive menu of man ......read more

Doha, Qatar – August 09, 2021:  Three exceptional young winners have been announced – in a graphic design and storytelling competition held by ACS Doha for their 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students.  Launched to celebrate World Book Day, and with prizes donated by ALIF Stores – home to Qatar’s largest range of books, electronics and stationery – the Comic Book Challenge invited students to create and submit illustrated comic books, using the Book Creator app on their school iPads. Third-graders Widad Laws, Jessica Sleem and Alura Jumawan were awarded top honours, with the quality of their comic book entries demonstrating high levels of creative talent ......read more

Toro Toro Celebrates Taco Tuesday! 09, August 2021, Doha, Qatar:  Toro Toro Doha, located at the Marsa Malaz Kempinski, is thrilled to elevate its Tuesday night experience with the launch of its first ever special Taco Tuesday. Taco fans will be able to celebrate their taco cravings with an exciting offer in a unique gastronomic setup and surrounded by their favorite Toro Toro, Pan Latin American vibes. Guests are invited to treat themselves to delectable Latin American-inspired street tacos every Tuesday, starting Tuesday August 10, from 6pm to 11 pm, for a special price! Raimundo Frazão, Toro Toro Operations Manager and Chef Arturo Mendez, the new head chef at Toro Toro, so ......read more

August 08, 2021:  When it comes to self-expression through style, options are key. The innovative new designs from the Pandora Moments collection are all about freedom – to choose your own look and tell your own story. The debut charm holders, key rings, hoop earrings and charms offer fresh ways to wear your favourite charms and take them to totally new places. Crafted in Pandora’s signature high quality metals, the styles invite you to creatively customise your earrings, keys, bag, wrist or belt to suit any mood or occasion. “We tell our personal stories through our charms and how we wear them, whether on our wrist, neck, ear or beyond,” say Francesco Terz ......read more

August 05, 2021:  Mandarin Oriental, Doha offers a host of gastronomic delights to welcome discerning diners this summer to one of the city's finest dining destinations.   Nestled in the beautiful Barahat Msherieb town square in Msheireb Downtown Doha, this unique property is a fine-dining haven with a total of ten (including MO Club Lounge) distinctive experiences from around the world, in addition to local delicacies.   One of the boutique hotel’s highlights is the Chinese restaurant Liang, showcasing unique and distinct Chinese cuisine. Guests can expect an engaging experience of culinary craftsmanship with enriching stories and authentic flavours.   Ad ......read more

• Education Above All Foundation and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, expand their partnership with projects in Ethiopia and Kenya  • The projects aim to reach over half a million of the most marginalised people over the next two years   Doha, Qatar -  05, August 2021:  Encouraging collaboration between education and health to increase access for the most marginalised communities, Education Above All Foundation (EAA) and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, have extended their partnership to launch integrated immunisation projects in Ethiopia and Kenya, supported by Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD).   In conjunction with EAA’s Educate A Child ( ......read more

Celebrating the much-awaited resumption of travel from the GCC region, Mondrian’s newly launched ‘Travel Again’ campaign invites visitors to Qatar to book rooms with preferential rates until August 31st    To mark the much-awaited resumption of travel, Mondrian Doha releases a new bold and creative video series, sharing the excitement of a new journey    04, August, Doha, Qatar:  Mondrian Doha, managed by leading international lifestyle hospitality group, sbe, is pleased to announce the launch of its new ‘Travel Again’ campaign, sharing the excitement of a new journey with travelers from across the GCC via a new fil ......read more

As part of Hyatt Global Month of Service and hotel corporate social responsibility. Doha, Qatar – 2 August 2021: Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha, the first Hyatt Regency brand in Qatar, located on airport, have joined forces with Wa’hab for a collaborative campaign in conjunction with the hotel’s suppliers to donate essential food items the local communities in need. This campaign falls in line with Hyatt’s Global Month of Service which allows colleagues to volunteer events that help strengthen the value of care and sharing to the local community along with the hotel intentions to support underprivileged individuals and families in the country most affected by the Covid-19 ......read more

The Wall’s colossal screen measures in at over 1,000 inches, creating an expansive canvas for showcasing content  August 2, 2021: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today launched the 2021 model of its boundary-pushing modular display The Wall (Model Name: IWA) globally. With the new AI processing technology, upgraded 120Hz frame rates, and versatile installation options, this year’s The Wall once again reimagines display technology to give businesses boundless flexibility to showcase content.  “Samsung is dedicated to creating the most innovative displays for those at the forefront of video creation and brand experiences,” said Hyesung Ha, Senior Vice Pr ......read more

Available to download through Apple Store and Google Play, the Festival Rewards Qatar App provides customers access to a plethora of offers from favourite brands across fashion and food and beverge outlets at the mall As part of the Mall’s aim to give back to the community, the Festival Rewards Qatar App is free to download and available for all residents and visitors to Doha to register and reap the benefits of this exclusive Rewards program Doha, Qatar – 02, August 2021: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining and entertainment, is pleased to announce the launch of its anticipated loyalty program, Festival Rewards Qatar, allowing custo ......read more

August 01, 2021:  International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) students at ACS International School Doha have achieved an 100% pass rate and will now progress to universities across the world in the USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Qatar and UAE. The DP is a rigorous, globally recognised. two-year qualification. In previous research conducted by ACS International Schools over a 12-year period, the IBDP was consistently rated as the best qualification to thrive at university. The top score available in the DP is 45 and the highest score achieved by an ACS Doha student was 41/45. The average points score was 33, in line with the global average. A global curriculum provider, ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 29, July 2021: Once again, Al Meera is hosting the annual Local Date Festival, with this 6th edition running from 19 July to 11 August 2021. Al Meera’s organization of the event this year builds on its success in hosting the 2020 Festival – and forms part of its ongoing effort to support local products, farms and Qatari producers. The opening ceremony of Tthis year’s festival was has been launched and held at Al Meera’s branch, in the presence of the CEO, Mr. Yousef Ali Al Obaidan, The Festival will be celebrated at many of Al Meera’s branches, including the recently opened Al Asmakh Mall and Jeryan stores. The locally produced Rutab will ......read more

8,047 meters above sea level in the Karakoram Mountains of Pakistan Doha, Qatar - July 29, 2021: Fahad Abdulrahman Badar, a Qatari climber seeking adventure and thrill among the highest mountain peaks, and a pioneering bank executive, achieved yet another daunting sporting achievement as he succeeds in accomplishing the mean feat of climbing the peak of Broad Peak, which is 8,047 meters above sea level in the Karakoram mountains of Pakistan. Broad Peak is one of the most difficult peaks of the Pakistani "Karakoram" mountain range (whose name refers to the width of the summit), the 12th highest peak in the world, which is located on the border between China and Pakistan. ......read more

The airline along with Cool Chain Association members will deliver concrete solutions to improve the cool chain  The membership aligns with the airline’s sustainability programme, WeQare as Cool Chain Association aims to reduce food wastage through cool chain integrity and stakeholder involvement    July 28, 2021:  Qatar Airways Cargo has extended its cool chain industry partnerships by joining Cool Chain Association (CCA), a non-profit organisation, effective 28 July 2021. Founded in 2003, the association aims to reduce food wastage and improve the quality, efficiency and value of the temperature sensitive supply chain by facilitating and enabling vertic ......read more

The world’s greatest Olympian visits the OMEGA Showcasing in Tokyo. July 28, 2021:  Although it was his first visit, Michael Phelps was in familiar territory at the Official Timekeeper’s Showcasing in Tokyo. The American swimmer has been a friend of the brand since 2004, or in his own words, a relative. “OMEGA has been with me through all of my gold medals, for 21 years. It’s a family”. The most decorated Olympian of all time is well versed in OMEGA’s timekeeping story, with first-hand knowledge of how crucial a split-second can be, given his narrow-margin win over Milorad Čavić at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Reflecting on ......read more

• Year-to-date sales in the Middle East exceed around 20,000 units until end of June 2021, growth of 97% compared to the same period last year • MG Motor enjoyed an outstanding performance during the month of Ramadan with growth of 274% vs last year and a strong market share of 4.1% • Saudi Arabia ranks first in sales volume followed by record-breaking market share from Oman   (27 July 2021, Middle East) New car buyers across the GCC continue to snap up MG cars in record numbers, with the British-born brand recording best-ever six month sales of over 20,000 vehicles in the GCC and the Middle East. Despite the challenges faced in 2020, consumers showed their ap ......read more

The new service is dedicated to the delivery of flowers and will be available free of charge for all Qatar residents. 26, July 2021 – Doha, Qatar:  Snoonu, Qatar’s fastest growing delivery-services company, is pleased to announce it has recently launched a new exclusive service on its App dedicated to the delivery of flowers, ‘Snooflower’. With the launch of this new service, customers can now choose from a variety of flower retailers across Qatar and enjoy receiving their special flower arrangements delivered free of charge to their doorsteps. ‘Snooflower’ launched on 18th July, in time for Eid Al Adha to enable shoppers to enjoy a convenien ......read more

The experience aimed to gauge the level of customer satisfaction with the company’s services, as well as the daily experience of delivery drivers with customers and merchants, and the means to improve the process. 26, July 2021 – Doha, Qatar: Snoonu, Qatar’s fastest growing delivery-services company, recently embarked on an exceptional campaign to improve delivery services and gauge customer satisfaction using mystery shopper experiences.  The campaign kicked-off with CEO Hamad al Hajri personally working 3 shifts as a Snoonu delivery driver, a ‘Snooner’, in a bid to experience first-hand the interaction between his delivery team and the differen ......read more

The new line up of distinguished brands include Qatari brand MSK, Spanish brand Thuya and trendy Butter London This summer, Qatar residents can pamper themselves and their loved ones to a luxury experience with the new bespoke treatments. 25, July 2021 -  Doha, Qatar:   ESPA at Mondrian Doha, managed by leading international lifestyle hospitality group, sbe, is pleased to announce its partnership with three top-end luxury brands from around the world to offer guests a new range of products and signature treatments bringing them on a stunning journey of beauty and relaxation. At the forefront of the new brands presented at ESPA is MSK, a Qatari skincare brand ......read more

25, July 2021:  Standard Chartered expects global growth to rebound to 5.8% in 2021 from -3.3% in 2020 as economies reopen and vaccination rollouts gain momentum.   According to the latest Global Focus – containing the Bank’s economic forecasts for Q3 – it sees two key downside risks to the outlook: (1) a more extensive resurgence of pandemic cases resulting from new variants, which could force the extension or re-imposition of restrictions; and (2) a more sustained surge in inflation that damages consumer confidence and forces a swifter tightening of monetary policy.   The two risks are linked, as current supply-chain pressures (and related costs ......read more

 Kheiron Medical Technologies partners with Medtech Corporation to bring AI breast screening solution Mia® to Qatar healthcare community Mia is the first and only AI-enabled independent reader for breast cancer screening to be commercially available in Qatar     Doha - Qatar - 25, July 2021:   Mia®, a deep learning artificial intelligence (AI) solution that works with radiologists to improve breast cancer detection, avoid unnecessary biopsies and ultimately improve the patient experience for all women is being launched in Qatar.    UK-based Kheiron Medical Technologies has signed an agreement with Medtech Corporation, one ......read more

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