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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 con... ... 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 Qat... ... 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 ... ... 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 b... ... 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, &lsquo... ... 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 ex... ... Read more
The new line up of distinguished brands include Qatari brand MSK, Spanish brand Thuya and trendy Butter LondonThis 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 ... ... Read more
 Kheiron Medical Technologies partners with Medtech Corporation to bring AI breast screening solution Mia® to Qatar healthcare communityMia 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 lea... ... Read more
Lula Hypermarket and Oxford Business Group team up for latest projectDoha, July 25, 2021:  A new Covid-19 Response Report produced by Oxford Business Group (OBG) in partnership with the retail chain Lula Hypermarket, maps out Qatar’s successful efforts to strengthen food security and enhance self-sufficiency by stepping up domestic produ... ... Read more
Set to be held until July 25th, the international food festival will give visitors the opportunity to discover the mall’s diverse culinary offering from across the globe Visitors are invited to take part in the “Bon Appetit” raffle draw for a chance to win amazing prizes including trips to Europe and the US, and a Volvo S90 M... ... Read more
EYE TALK (KALAM AL 3YOUN) with SIGNATURE LINER + DOUBLE TROUBLE MASCARA. July 15, 2021:  Ever wondered what’s in Amy Roko’s beauty essentials? Look no further! Amy selected her all-time favorite products from Wow Beauty Forward, and they are no other than our most-loved Signature Liner & Double Trouble Mascara. As a Modern East... ... Read more
• The world’s largest cargo airline will provide forwarders in the USA with real-time pricing, capacity, and eBookings via WebCargoQatar Airways Cargo announces the further roll out of third-party eBooking platform WebCargo by Freightos across the United States of America*, effective 19 July 2021.  Forwarders in the USA will be... ... Read more
July 15, 2021:  With Eid Al-Adha approaching soon, Pandora has put together a gift guide featuring the latest Pandora Signature collection. From the latest Pandora Signature I-D bangle available in three different metals, to elegant rings, treat yourself or your loved ones with Pandora during this special occasion. Pandora Signature I-D b... ... Read more
July 15, 2021:  With Eid Al-Adha approaching soon, Pandora has put together a gift guide featuring the latest Pandora Signature collection. From the latest Pandora Signature I-D bangle available in three different metals, to elegant rings, treat yourself or your loved ones with Pandora during this special occasion. Pandora Signature I-D b... ... Read more
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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

Doha, Qatar – 25, July 2021:   ACS International School Doha has promoted a highly accomplished Early Childhood teacher to the key leadership position of Early Childhood Principal for 2021-22, based at its new state-of-the-art campus in Al Kheesa. Ester-Leigh Rawson has been with the Doha school for almost a decade and brings 14 years of early-years teaching experience to the role. Born in Zimbabwe and raised in the United States, where she gained her university degree and teaching certification, Mrs Rawson believes her international background helps her identify with the culturally diverse community at ACS Doha. Her passion for teaching the 3 to 6-year ......read more

Lula Hypermarket and Oxford Business Group team up for latest project Doha, July 25, 2021:  A new Covid-19 Response Report produced by Oxford Business Group (OBG) in partnership with the retail chain Lula Hypermarket, maps out Qatar’s successful efforts to strengthen food security and enhance self-sufficiency by stepping up domestic production capacity and easing reliance on imports. Titled “Food Security in Qatar”, the report provides in-depth analysis of the topic, ranging from food production to retail, in an easy-to-navigate and accessible format, supported by key data and infographics.  The report explores Qatar’s preparedness for the food secu ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 22, July 2021:  Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (Bedaya Center), a joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank and Silatech, in collaboration with the renowned “Bait al Mashura Finance Consultations”, successfully concluded a workshop, which highlighted the importance of feasibility study and ways of conducting and preparing it. The workshop was live streamed via the interactive “ZOOM” video communications platform.  During the workshop, a certified Consultant at Bait al Mashura Finance Consultations, highlighted the importance of concept review and vitality of the economic feasibility study, and harped on i ......read more

Set to be held until July 25th, the international food festival will give visitors the opportunity to discover the mall’s diverse culinary offering from across the globe  Visitors are invited to take part in the “Bon Appetit” raffle draw for a chance to win amazing prizes including trips to Europe and the US, and a Volvo S90 Momentum 2020 car as grand prize. Doha, Qatar – 20 July 2021:  Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining and entertainment, is pleased to announce the pursuit of its month-long “Bon Appetit” food festival, the largest international in-mall event held in Doha, taking visitors on an exclusiv ......read more

• Net profit of QAR 372 million, an increase of 3% year on year • Net Operating Income grew 13% year on year, ending at QAR 750 million • Operating expenses of QAR 168.5 million, resulting in a cost/income ratio of 22.5% • Loans and Deposits increased by 12% and 9% year on year respectively  • The Capital Adequacy ratio stood at a healthy 20.3%   Doha, July 15, 2021: Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., announced its financial results for the half year ended June 30, 2021, reporting a Net Profit of QAR 372 million. This represents an increase of 3% over its financial results for the same period of last year.   His Ex ......read more

EYE TALK (KALAM AL 3YOUN) with SIGNATURE LINER + DOUBLE TROUBLE MASCARA July 15, 2021:  Ever wondered what’s in Amy Roko’s beauty essentials? Look no further! Amy selected her all-time favorite products from Wow Beauty Forward, and they are no other than our most-loved Signature Liner & Double Trouble Mascara. As a Modern East brand that’s heavily invested in women empowerment & self-celebration, who better to have as an icon for this campaign than the one and only Amy Roko? Launching on the 15th of July 2021, your soon to be your partners-in-glam have been dressed up in a limited-edition “Amy Roko X Wow Beauty Forward” packaging reflecting ......read more

• The world’s largest cargo airline will provide forwarders in the USA with real-time pricing, capacity, and eBookings via WebCargo Qatar Airways Cargo announces the further roll out of third-party eBooking platform WebCargo by Freightos across the United States of America*, effective 19 July 2021.    Forwarders in the USA will be able to conduct eBookings with access to live rates and available capacity on the WebCargo platform. This will further improve their booking experience with the airline, resulting in higher efficiencies and instant responses for confirmation.  The cargo carrier has an extensive network in the United States spanning 12 cities wi ......read more

July 15, 2021:  With Eid Al-Adha approaching soon, Pandora has put together a gift guide featuring the latest Pandora Signature collection.  From the latest Pandora Signature I-D bangle available in three different metals, to elegant rings, treat yourself or your loved ones with Pandora during this special occasion. Pandora Signature I-D bangles Elevate your look with the latest Pandora Signature I-D Bangles. Available in three different metals, each bangle is expertly hand-finished in high quality materials, and features the iconic Pandora logo with unique details. Wear it your own way and create an iconic stack with multiple bangles or wear your favourite alone to make a st ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 15, July 2021: Qatar FinTech Hub, founded by Qatar Development Bank (QDB), to support the growth of the FinTech industry in Qatar, has concluded the Second Virtual Demo Day for Wave 2 of its flagship Incubator and Accelerator Programs which was held on 1st July 2021. Sponsored by Doha Bank, QFTH Demo Day for Wave 2 presented the ideal launchpad for 22 graduating FinTechs as they got to introduce a host of new and empowering services that would accelerate the digital transformation of the local, regional, and global financial markets. The event saw the participation of 11 early-stage startups and 11 mature FinTechs, including remarkable FinTechs from Qatar such ......read more

Beholds the charm. Casts a spell. Enchants like no other. The apogee of workmanship transcending over centuries.  Presenting Monceau Tourbillon - a whirlwind in horology.  July 15, 2021:  Preserving years of meticulous engineering and intricate aesthetics within, this Saint Honoré timepiece commands admiration and awe. A marvel of modern watchmaking encompassing pure elegance and uninhibited luxury.  Experience the magic come alive with the pristine skeleton dial and see-through case. Witness the virtuoso craft, take a peek into the veracious timekeeping that allures from within. Wreathed at your wrist, the Monceau Tourbillon tethers with your panache for ......read more

13 July 2021, Doha, Qatar – Award-winning Cantonese restaurant, Hakkasan is delighted to announce the arrival of a special celebratory set menu, available at all locations globally - including Hakkasan Doha, located at the opulent St. Regis Doha - to celebrate the restaurant's twentieth anniversary. The menu will run from the 21st of July and will be available throughout the Summer. Since the first Hakkasan opened in Hanway Place in 2001, the brand has expanded globally with 10 locations around the world, to include Hakkasan Doha, which opened its doors in 2013, marking the third restaurant in the region, following the success of Hakkasan Abu Dhabi and Dubai.  Immediatel ......read more

FOR GENTLEMEN OF DISTINCTION Mouawad’s heritage of crafting the extraordinary ‘for him’      July 13, 2021:  Blazingly brilliant, the limited-edition Mouawad Grande Ellipse Galaxy is a timepiece that unites Mouawad’s Swiss watchmaking heritage with its tradition of crafting the extraordinary for gentlemen of distinction. Available in 18-karat white gold, the Grande Ellipse Galaxy collection encompasses models that are fully studded with diamonds or diamonds and rubies – giving the essence of traditional Swiss watchmaking a luxurious incarnation where precious gems and impeccable timekeeping blend in one.  With the same exactin ......read more

Doha, Qatar - 13, July 2021: Qatar Postal Services Company (Qatar Post) has announced the launch of the FIFA World Cup 2022™ stadiums stamp set, the 2nd edition of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ official stamps. This comes within the signed agreement with Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), under which Qatar Post became the Official Licensee for stamps category for the tournament that will be hosted by Qatar. The 2nd edition was revealed at a special ceremony held on 12th July 2021, in the presence of FIFA’s Officials, as well as delegates from The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy and Qatar Post.  Similar to the first set, the launch ......read more

An alluringly modern 5-star hotel welcomes all to celebrate Eid Al Adha with their family and friends over a sumptuous food  and memorable experience.   Doha, Qatar – 12 July 2021: Located on the old airport, the first Hyatt Regency brand in Qatar, Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha has announced its Eid Al Adha offers.    Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha is known for its sublime food & beverage dining options and innovative theme nights. In celebration of Eid Al Adha, Choices; the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant and Al Nafourah Garden, Lebanese/Middle Eastern restaurant will be launching special Eid offerings.   Experience Eid in Qatar like no other. E ......read more

July 12, 2021:  LG Electronics Inc. (LG) today announced its preliminary earnings results for the second quarter of 2021. LG reported tentative consolidated revenues of KRW 17.1 trillion, an increase of 48.4 percent from the same quarter the previous year and the highest quarterly revenue in the company’s history. Operating profit of KRW 1.1 trillion is expected to be 65.5 percent higher than the second quarter a year ago. With the official closure of the LG Mobile Communications Company at the end of the month, the unit’s earnings will not be reflected in this quarter’s earnings report and will be treated as discontinued operating losses. Earnings for the first qu ......read more

•With SAP Solutions, Independent Water and Power Plant Gains Real-Time Decision-Making, Robust management of its Business Processes, and Increased Efficiency in Resource Utilization       DOHA, Qatar — 12 July 2021: Umm Al Houl Power, one of the largest independent water and power plants in Qatar and the Middle East, is driving innovation in Qatar’s utilities sector with increased efficiency in management of its Business Processes and Resource Utilization, thanks to a digital transformation partnership with global technology company SAP.   Supporting Qatar National Vision 2030 goals of power and water security, Umm Al Houl Power is a state-of-the-art ......read more

Polo Ralph Lauren welcomed the below guests to The Polo Ralph Lauren Suite at The Championships, Wimbledon. This year marks the brand’s 16th year  as Official Outfitter of The Championships, Wimbledon, outfitting all Chair Umpires, Line Umpires, Ball Persons and Grounds People.   Guests enjoyed a drinks reception, seated lunch and afternoon tea, whilst watching the men’s finals on court.   All guests are dressed in Ralph Lauren    Attendees include:   • Priyanka Chopra Jonas • Jonathan Bailey  • Kathryn Newton • Paapa Essiedu  • Arlo Parks • Hugh Skinner  &b ......read more

Education Above All Foundation in Partnership With Undp and Generation Amazing Organised #football4gaza Festival to Help Children and Youth in Gaza Cope With the Trauma Caused by the Recent Hostilities #Football4Gaza brought together 250 children and their families during a day-long event filled with games and entertainment Doha, 11 July 2021:  Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s Al Fakhoora programme, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Generation Amazing (GA), a programme of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) organised the #Football4Gaza festival on Wednesday. The event offered young people and their families an e ......read more

Alumnus-faculty team compiles more than 160 studies to shed light on new possibilities in cancer therapy  July 11, 2021:  Ettaib El Marabti, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), led a team of researchers in the first comprehensive review of minor intron splicing. Scientific findings in this lesser-studied area of genomics could lead to new approaches in fighting three classes of diseases: cancer, autoimmune disorders and neurological conditions.  El Marabti graduated from CMU-Q with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, and is currently a fourth-year student at Weill Cornell Medicine—Qatar (WCM-Q). Both CMU-Q and WCM-Q are Qatar Fo ......read more

July 11, 2021: Rado ambassador Ash Barty’s star is rising higher and higher. In a interview last year with ABC News she was quoted: “One day I would love to be the champion here, it’s a dream”. That dream became reality on Saturday, when she defeated Karolina Pliskova in the final of the oldest and most prestigious Grand Slam tournament - Wimbledon   Even before her latest exploit, the 2021 season has been a terrific one for the Australian tennis star. Ranked World Number 1 since June 2019, she has already added three more singles titles to her impressive personal record. After her win at the Yarra Valley Classic in Melbourne in February, she claimed the ti ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 11, June 2021:  ACS International School Doha has held a ceremony to mark the completion of its first year at its new landmark school campus in Al Kheesa. A commemorative plaque was unveiled at the school, in the presence of Mr Robert Cody, Head of School, with parents from the Parent School Organisation in attendance.  A student from ACS Doha read out a personal message from Mr Tim Cagney, Chief Executive of ACS International Schools. Now fully established as ACS Doha’s new home, the COVID-secure campus spans 60,000 square metres and has been designed to accommodate almost 2,500 students. In addition to dedicated Early Childhood, Lower, Middl ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 11, July 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 Shaikha Al-Mass and Yousef Awad each won a cash prize of 50,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 25,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Rana Salman and Mohammad Al-shiram. 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

• Issuance of Additional Tier 1 Sukuk with a value of USD500m and profit rate of 3.95%. The issuance was more than 4.5 times oversubscribed with order books peaking at USD2.35bn • The significant demand for the issuance confirms the strength of the financial position and the confidence enjoyed by Dukhan Bank and the Qatari economy amongst the global investor community.  Doha, Qatar – 8, July 2021: Dukhan Bank announced the issuance of its debut Additional Tier 1 USD500m Sukuk. The Sukuk is priced with a profit rate of 3.95%, the lowest rate for this type of issuance in the Qatari market. In addition to providing the lowest pricing in Qatar, the books were ......read more

July 08, 2021:  Jewellery that serves as a reminder of what drives you in life. Sophisticated and iconic, the new designs joining the Pandora Signature collection speak volumes about who you are. Embrace versatile styling that stands out and choose a mix of effortless statement pieces to elevate your look for any occasion. “Creating something clean that is also recognisable is one of the most difficult things to do in design. The new pieces in this collection capture those two ideas perfectly,” say Francesco Terzo and A. Filippo Ficarelli, VP Creative Directors, Pandora. The minimalist bangles are designed to be worn alone as a statement, or stacked in different ways ......read more

35 interns join Snoonu’s internship program and reap the benefits of a valuable work experience from top industry professionals 7 July 2021; Doha, Qatar- Snoonu, Qatar’s fastest growing delivery-services company, is proud to announce that 35 successful interns have joined its specialized internship program which started in May 2020. The initiative comes as part of the company’s efforts to support students and fresh graduates in Qatar in their career path and to assist them in preparing for their professional careers and find suitable jobs with the support of Snoonu’s well-versed industry professionals.  Snoonu’s top-level internship program is led ......read more

Archie Renaux  • Polo Ralph Lauren RL67 Houndstooth Tweed Jacket • Polo Ralph Lauren Yellow & Navy Striped Silk Tie  • Polo Ralph Lauren Navy  Chino Trousers  • Polo Ralph Lauren Classic Oxford Shirt    Ashley Thomas  • Polo Ralph Lauren Twill Double Breasted Blazer  • Polo Ralph Lauren Navy Knitted Silk Tie  • Polo Ralph Lauren Linen Tailored Trousers  • Polo Ralph Lauren Tan Leather Brogues  • Polo Ralph Lauren White Linen Pocket Square    Ben Simmons • Polo Ralph Lauren Lauren Green Varsity Jacket  • Polo Ralph Lauren ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 07, July 2021:  In line with its pivotal role in championing sustainability across the board and owing to its prominence as a national leader in environmental responsibility, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.) distributed over 100,000 paper bags to customers on occasion of the International Plastic Bag Free Day on 3 July 2021. International Plastic Free Day, celebrated annually, encourages the adoption of environmentally friendly products such as paper and cloth bags to dissuade the use of single-use plastic bags. The initiative, held in collaboration with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, is in line with Al Meera’s ongoing effort ......read more

Doha 5, July 2021- Following the merger announcement on January 7, 2021, Masraf Al Rayan QPSC (“Al Rayan”) and Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) PQSC (“Al Khaliji”) have announced the appointment of Mr. Fahad Bin Abdalla Al Khalifa as the "Group CEO" of the merged bank from the date the shareholders of both banks Al Rayan and Al Khaliji approve the merger and obtaining Qatar Central Bank final approval on the merger, subject to all necessary approvals on the appointment. Following the merger, Al Khaliji's business will be absorbed into Al Rayan's business, and Al Rayan will be the remaining legal entity, which will continue to operate in ......read more

Dubai, UAE -  July 05, 2021:  ABB has won a contract to design, supply, test and commission a new high-power charging infrastructure for one of the world’s largest fleet of electric buses.   The project will see ABB provide high power charging infrastructure for the fleet, which is expected to have 1,000 electric buses operating across the country and with a capacity to transport 50,000 passengers a day.   Qatar aims to have 25 percent of its public bus network operating on electric by 2022, rising to 100 percent by 2030. As part of this plan, the state will create one of the largest e-bus networks in the world, in a single installation.  ......read more

July 04, 2021:  Unveiling the exceptionally crafted all new seasons selections. A homage to women with unabridged style, presenting the curated AIGNER timepiece and jewellery collection. The legendary horseshoe case amplifies the appeal of the rose gold plated stainless steel watch. Striking design on the mother of pearl dial courses to the bracelet and runs through it, wrapping your wrist in plush glamour. The jewellery with the iconic 3D ‘A’ logo and dazzling crystals is a peerless stunner.  While you strike a perfect balance between work and your social life, the AIGNER collection adds a flair of sophisticated elegance wherever you are. Synonymous to finesse, the ......read more

Fact Dining Awards 2021 winner for Best European Restaurant in Doha celebrates its triumph by keeping its menu fresh and interesting for the new season 01, July, 2021, Doha, Qatar – BiBo, the Cosmopolitan Spanish Andalusian Brasserie and Restaurant, located at Al Gassar Resort, the St. Regis Doha, celebrates its triumph in the fact dining awards 2021 by introducing electrifying dishes buzzing with flavours and style. Starting 1st of July, guests are invited to celebrate the Best European restaurant in town through some of the most marvellous creations ever invented. Executive Chef Santiago and his team’s dynamism ensure guests are satisfied from the moment they step into the r ......read more

• Mariner Lounge in Doha has ceremonial opening to mark International Maritime Organization’s Day of the Seafarer 2021, with hundreds given free flight upgrades as part of commemoration • Qatar Airways has transported more than 380,000 seafarers and offshore workers since April 2020 for repatriation and crew change   July 01, 2021:  The world’s first airport lounge for the exclusive use of seafarers and offshore workers has surpassed more than 50,000 visitors since it opened its doors in late 2020 and to mark the International Maritime Organization’s “Day of the Seafarer”, Qatar Airways held a ceremonial opening event. Located at ......read more

The program reached students of 82 high schools and universities in Qatar with 41 QIB volunteers taking part in the program’s sessions since 2018 Doha, Qatar – 01, July  2021: Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) announced the successful conclusion of its financial literacy program ‘How Money works?’ in its third academic year with 1629 high school and university students benefiting from the program since its launch in 2018. Developed by QIB in collaboration with INJAZ Qatar, the program has reached students of 82 high schools and universities in Qatar, and its sessions were held by 41 QIB volunteers who took part in delivering the program’s sessions ac ......read more

Latest discussion focuses on Palestinian struggle and the global media narrative on Israeli occupation  Kuwait, June 30, 2021:  As the Palestinian people continue to resist Israeli violence, aggression, and occupation following a renewed bombardment of Gaza, Qatar Foundation’s Education City Speaker Series will turn its focus on how their voices can – and should – be heard by the world. The latest edition of the platform for dialogue on topics shaping our world takes place on Wednesday, June 30, where it will examine the Palestinian struggle through the eyes of activists, writers, and a leading Middle East journalist. Among those participating in the vi ......read more

Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) PQSC announces that its Board of Directors will meet on 15 July 2021 to approve and disclose Q2 2021 results.  ...read more

In 2003, Global Innovations developed an ERP solution for the travel sector, which is now used by more than 100 companies. For many years, Global Innovations used dedicated hosting - meaning each customer had its own infrastructure, but this came with high costs.  In 2019, Global Innovations designed a solution to address a new customer segment. “But the development was much more complicated,” explains Kabir Ali Baig, CEO and founder of Global Innovations. “This was particularly due to the large number of suppliers that had to be integrated into the tool.” To become more competitive in the market, Global Innovations decided to look for an alternative to dedica ......read more

June 29, 2021:  Summer is all about fun, freedom and playfulness. This season, Millie Bobby Brown has selected four new Pandora Me charms that invite you to be bold, confident and show off your personality.    “Pandora Me is about self-expression through symbols, similar to how hidden tattoos can have covert meanings,” say Francesco Terzo and A. Filippo Ficarelli, Pandora’s VP Creative Directors. “Each charm can take on endless unique and personal meanings to different people.”  Style the colourful micro-sized dangle charms together on chunky chain bracelets and necklaces, pairing them with your favourite summer outfit to curate a ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 29, June 2021: Sealine Beach, A Murwab Resort, and Qatar’s first leisure destination have been nominated for a number of travel destination accolades at the 2021 International Travel Awards. The prestigious annual International Awards celebrate the best of travel, tourism, and hospitality worldwide. Qatar’s first leisure destination and today one of the most popular tourist spots, Sealine Beach Resort offers its guests a haven of comfort and luxury emboldened by diverse experiences. As such, the resort has been nominated under Qatar’s Best Desert Resort 2021, Qatar’s Best Family Beach Resort 2021, and Qatar’s Best Ocean View Resort ......read more

Innovative and leading FinTechs from across the globe to showcase their solutions on 1st July    Doha, Qatar – 29, June 2021:  Qatar FinTech Hub (QFTH), founded by Qatar Development Bank (QDB) to support the growth of the FinTech industry in Qatar, has announced the Demo Day for Wave 2 of its flagship Incubator and Accelerator Programs which will take place on 1st July 2021, virtually. QFTH Demo Day for Wave 2, sponsored by Doha Bank, will be one of the major FinTech events in the region hosting key players from the local financial services ecosystem, as well as investors, global startups, international FinTech hubs, aspiring entrepreneurs and FinTech enthu ......read more

  I received a box full of goodness from BABOR. 'Made In Germany', these products are what we need to navigate through the summer along with mood swings and maturing (hahaha..growing old).  From cleaing to nourshing, layering and hydrating every need is taken care of by the revolutionary products developed all in their in house factory in Germany after great research and development using all natural products and by being ethical. After a week long use I could clearly notice that my skin looked brighten from morning to night!   HY-OL   Hydrophilic cleansing oil made from natural soy, sesame and peanut oil and quillaja extract for all skin type ......read more

June 28, 2021:  The world’s largest cargo airline will provide forwarders in Europe with real-time pricing, capacity, and eBookings via WebCargo  Since the launch in February 2021, Qatar Airways Cargo has received a large number of eBookings via the platform Qatar Airways Cargo announces that WebCargo by Freightos will be introduced across the European region* effective 30 June 2021. Forwarders will be able to conduct eBookings with access to live rates and available capacity on the WebCargo platform. With the implementation of WebCargo across Europe, the total count of countries in the airline’s network on the platform will increase to 32. This will allow custom ......read more

Launched earlier in June, Doha Festival City’s World Ocean Day initiative will be extended throughout the month of July, to continue to work to raise awareness about rare species of Qatar’s marine life.   Doha, Qatar – 28, June 2021:  Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining and entertainment, is delighted to announce the launch of an exclusive ‘Dive under the sea with Hawksbill’ display, as part of its World Ocean Day community initiative, available for visitors until July 24th  throughout the mall operating hours. Held under the umbrella of the Mall’s community programs, ‘Festival Cares&rsqu ......read more

June 27, 2021:  Following the latest QIB-UK Real Estate View from London Report, in this issue we discuss the state of the sector almost one and a half years on since the onset of COVID-19, as well as take a closer look at the latest updates around the fight against the pandemic, vaccination pace, the relaxation of travel restrictions, and other factors impacting the London Property market today.  London’s Real Estate Sector Coping with COVID-19 Since the emergence of the Pandemic, the London prime residential markets are exhibiting signs of successfully being able to cope with most of the COVID-related disruptions, supported by the stamp duty holiday in place since sum ......read more

The newest and highest upscale sports lounge and restaurant in town will be offering guests an enjoyable experience filled with irresistible offers June 26, 2021, Doha, Qatar – Skybox61, the newest state-of-the-art sports lounge and restaurant, located on the 61st floor of Kempinski Residences & Suites in West Bay, now boasts 3 large projectors and 20 TV screens, bringing guests the latest UEFA league and Wimbledon championship action, from all over Europe. Both games will be showing at Skybox61 starting until July 11th.  Bookmark this spot if you wish to catch the latest worlds of both football and tennis, nestled in one of the highest and most prestigious spots in Do ......read more

Morimoto crowned ‘Favorite Overall Restaurant in Doha’, while Hudson Tavern scooped the ‘Best Pub Restaurant in Doha’ and CUT the ‘Best Friday Brunch in Doha’. Organized by esteemed Qatar-based FACT Magazine, and based on the impartial readers’ voting system, FACT Dining Awards recognized the excellence of Mondrian Doha’s fine dining outlets 26 June 2021, Doha, Qatar – Mondrian Doha, managed by leading international lifestyle hospitality group, sbe, is excited to announce winning three highly-acclaimed awards across its culinary emporium by the prestigious Qatar-based FACT Dining Awards.  Each year, FACT invites Doha&rs ......read more

The inaugural “Qatar Economic Forum, Powered by Bloomberg” has been welcoming a global delegation of more than 2,000 government leaders, chief executives, influential voices and decision-makers in the fields of finance, economics, investment, technology, energy, education, sports and climate in an effort to identify opportunities, present solutions and rethink the global economic landscape through the lens of the Middle East.   Highlights from Day 3’s industry roundtable discussions and Session 5 include:    ● 5G Growth Goals: A Turbo-boost to Commerce: Jawad Abbassi, Head of MENA, GSMA; Ernest L. Cu, President and CEO, Globe Telecom; Katrin ......read more

Equipped with intelligent cargo protection and unsurpassed autonomy, these containers provide cost efficiency and outstanding environmental performance, in line with the carrier’s sustainability goals.   June 23, 2021:  Qatar Airways Cargo announces the approval of Envirotainer’s latest innovation – The Releye® RLP container. With the newest addition to its range of temperature-controlled containers, the airline now offers 16 temperature-controlled container leasing options for life science and health care products to maintain a secure and seamless cool chain. It has been already offering customers Envirotainer’s RAP and RKN active pharma containers si ......read more

June 23, 2021:  Special occasions like Eid require some of our favourite CATRICE products to keep with you on the go in your handbag throughout the day. Keep your makeup flawless at all times while you're out and about with your closest friends or family, and touch up your look to always have that perfect finish. Here are our top CATRICE picks that you need to keep in your handbag right now! The 5 IN 1 SETTING POWDER is a high-performance powder that helps mattify your everyday look and set it in place. The vegan powder is perfect for on the go since it's waterproof, sweat-resistant and has a Sun Protection Factor of 10. This powder is great for on the go too, because it incl ......read more

Celebrate all the best memories and your favorite moments at Toro Toro as it turns six! 23, June 2021, Doha, Qatar:  Toro Toro Doha, located at the Marsa Malaz Kempinski, launches its 6th year anniversary celebration this Saturday June 26, marking 6 years of Latin American decadence with a distinct set menu. The Mesa Del Chef menu, carefully curated by Toro Toro’s new head chef, Arturo Mendez, invites guests to savor selections of exquisite dishes in its upscale refurbished dining area, in collaboration with female Qatari artist Fatima Al Naimi. Guests will be electrified with the new vibrant setup and all the wonderful surprises throughout the evening. The celebration will be ......read more

The inaugural “Qatar Economic Forum, Powered by Bloomberg” opened yesterday, welcoming a global delegation of more than 2,000 government leaders, chief executives, influential voices and decision-makers in the fields of finance, economics, investment, technology, energy, education, sports and climate in an effort to identify opportunities, present solutions and rethink the global economic landscape through the lens of the Middle East.   Highlights from the Day 2 morning sessions include:    ● The A-Z of Digital, Ruth Porat, CFO, Alphabet and Google, in conversation with Erik Schatzker, Host, Bloomberg Television,   ● Business and ......read more

The family is growing with four new versions that have just been added to the MP-09 “Manufacture Piece” collection.   June 22, 2021:  "Hublot is, by its nature, a manufacture. We are always acquiring new know-how, and mastering new materials and new technologies. Our engineers come up with the concepts, our designers run with them, and our watchmakers build and produce them. It’s collective work by a team that sets itself no limitations. That is what brought these new MP-09 into being. These four editions in blue, red, yellow and green, which are each limited to 8 pieces, represent one of the highest technological peaks we have reached. Once again, we h ......read more

June 22, 2021:  A team of students from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a QF partner university, took the national championship title at the 2021 Arabic university debate tournament.  Rahaf Abutarbush, Ammar Karkour, and Abdullah Shaar swept the first three rounds of the tournament to earn a place in the grand finale against a team from Doha Institute. CMU-Q won the final round in a debate on the topic of social media and free speech. All three team members placed in the top ten list of speakers. The team members all study in scientific fields, which is uncommon in university-level debate. Abutarbush is studying information systems, Karkour is a computer science ......read more

June 22, 2021: The inaugural “Qatar Economic Forum, Powered by Bloomberg” opened today, welcoming a global delegation of more than 2,000 government leaders, chief executives, influential voices and decision-makers in the fields of finance, economics, investment, technology, energy, education, sports and climate in an effort to identify opportunities, present solutions and rethink the global economic landscape through the lens of the Middle East.   Highlights from Day 1 include:    ● Opening address from His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar    ● H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republi ......read more

June 21, 2021:  Qatar Insurance Company (QIC) was listed amongst the top 100 companies in the Middle East by Forbes Middle East Magazine’s annual ranking of the top 100 listed companies in the region for 2021. The company was ranked top insurance company in the Middle East according to the same ranking. The prestigious ranking features the region’s biggest, most valuable and profitable companies.   The new ranking reflects QIC’s ability to withstand continuity considering the COVID-19 pandemic, and its success in maintaining its longstanding position as the largest insurance company in the MENA region.  Forbes Middle East’s – a licens ......read more

Doha, 21, June 2021:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s Al Fakhoora programme and its implementing partner, SPARK, an international NGO specialised in job creation for youth in fragile states, yesterday celebrated a milestone achievement of awarding 10,000 scholarships to Syrian refugees, internally displaced and vulnerable host community youth. This accomplishment illustrates EAA and SPARK’s joint commitment to supporting the right to education for marginalised youth across the globe and the crucial role that higher education specifically plays in conflict-affected regions. In a pre-recorded virtual event, Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, ......read more

QF member recognized for local, regional, and international efforts  Doha, Qatar, June 21, 2021: Doha International Family Institute has been named the “Best Organization to Support Family Issues in the Arab Region” for 2020 by the Department of Women, Family and Childhood in the Social Affairs Sector of the League of Arab States. The award, announced by the League of Arab States (LAS) through the permanent delegations, recognizes organizations that highlight family issues and promote societal cohesion, while encouraging the protection of families. DIFI was nominated by Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs to represent the state of Qatar.&nb ......read more

Qatar, Doha 20th June 2021 – In a rapidly evolving digital age, Qatar Postal Services Company (Qatar Post) is continuously investing in connecting the younger generation to the heart of its services. In line with these efforts, the country’s national postal service provider recently joined hands with Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) to gain insights into the needs of its young consumers.  As part of this collaboration, strategic communications students from NU-Q were encouraged to develop new marketing strategies for Qatar Post to help invigorate the brand experience for the younger generation. Teams were tasked with creating a fully integrated campaign to connect ......read more

The secret to 24/7 summer style?  Opting for pieces that can switch gear effortlessly from day to night, off-duty to on. Flat mettalic sandals offer the perfect blend of glamour and comfort. Silk stoles come in vivid colours from the seasonal palette. With its fluid style, they can be worn in a variety of ways and adds a special touch to occasional outfits and everyday looks. ...read more

June 20, 2021:  Moving into the summer season, Purificacion Garcia curates a special selection featuring accessories and kaftans in vibrant colors perfect for the occasion. The selection features some of the brand’s most iconic bags including renowned designs such as the Homenaje Trenzado, Cartagena and Veracruz in colorful tones including citrus orange, vibrant red and blue. Special attention to detail has been given to these must have accessories as some of them have been embroidered recreating the brands logo, iconic cube as well as creative motifs. Purificacion Garcia also offers a selection of exquisite kaftans with playful motifs for daytime wear in light fabrics for t ......read more

A seasoned education professional, with over 18 years of experience in the UK and Qatar, Rebecca will officially start at the school in August 2021  20 June 2021: Doha, Qatar:  The Hamilton International School, an exciting school in Mesaimeer, Doha and part of International Schools Partnership (ISP), is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca Gough as Head of Secondary for the academic year beginning September 2021.  With over 18 years of experience from the UK and Qatar, in senior and middle leadership positions, Rebecca brings a wealth of curricular and pastoral experiences in establishing and developing schools further. Rebecca is currently leading the Middle ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 19 June 2021:  Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) has announced the third and final Lexus LX 570 Winner as part of the Bank’s Salary Transfer offer. The offer, ended in May, provided 3 QIB customers the chance to win luxury Lexus cars, in addition to a range of exclusive benefits for all customers transferring their salaries and finance to QIB between February and May 2021. QIB customer Ms. Khloud Rashed Al-Marri was the third lucky winner who drove home the latest Lexus LX 570, following the offer’s third and last draw, conducted last week in the presence of representatives from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and QIB officials. Ms. Khloud Rashed Al-Ma ......read more

Global government leaders include H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo, The Rt Hon Boris Johnson, H.E. Paul Kagame, H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa, H.E. Macky Sall, and H.E. Armen Sarkissian  More than 100 speakers from around the world will participate in the forum including H.E. Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari, David Beckham, Gordon Brown, Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Dr. Herbert Diess, Didier Drogba, Dr. Leila Fourie, Ignacio Galán, Mo Ibrahim, Graça Machel, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, General David H. Petraeus, Ruth Porat, Stephen A. Schwarzman, Jane Sun, Baroness Shriti Vadera, Ben van Beurden, Axel Weber, and many others DOHA, June 19, 2021 – His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al ......read more

Witness the most exciting fusion of Latin American and local authentic flavors  17, June 2021, Doha, Qatar:   Toro Toro, an eight-time award-winning pan-Latin American restaurant, sets up the vibes for a week of enticing offers. Guests are invited to ease their way through the week starting  with an authentic taste of Brazil with the exclusive “Churrasco Night” every Sunday, from 6pm to 11pm, and end the week with a Latin vibe Friday celebration over at “The Brunch at Toro Toro”, from 2pm until 5:30pm.  For only QAR 325 per person, guests can expect to feast on mouthwatering grilled Brazilian meat and enjoy various sharing starters ......read more

 Spring-Summer 2021 Collection  Sharp in lines and proportions, Versus Los Felizis a new watch with a round case that hosts a silver dial enriched with iconic metal studs at the indexes and a 3D Versus Versace Lion Head at 6 o'clock. Its strong personality emerges in the refined texture of its black, yellow gold, stainless steel, or bicolor band that highlights its fashionable side. The metal eyelets that embellish its supple leather strap pay homage to the rock spirit of Versus Versace. Technical information: Case: round IPYG–34 mm Ø Movement: two hands SEIKO_Y120Japanese quartz    Dial: silver with 3D Versus Versace Lion Head at 6h ......read more

From June to August, local artists create and exhibit their paintings at the mall on the first floor West-South hallway   The art display is hosted under the umbrella of Doha Festival City’s ‘Qatar Unites Us’ CSR initiative  Doha, Qatar – 16, June 2021:  Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, is pleased to bring a unique interactive art exhibition to promote local talents within Qatar community.   Committed to supporting Qatar’s artists, Festival City will offer local painters their own canvas to unleash their artistic talent live during the mall’s working ......read more

With the support of Qatar Fund for Development, Education Above All Foundation, through Qatar Scholarship Programme, partners with the American University of Beirut to award scholarships to disadvantaged youth in Lebanon   • Qatar Fund For Development signs Memorandum of Understanding with Lebanon’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education in support of the programme   Doha, 16 June 2021 -- With the support of Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD), Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, through Qatar Scholarship Programme, has entered into a cooperation agreement with the American University of Beirut (AUB) to develop a joint scholarship programme, which will aw ......read more

The new App is offering a new leading-edge user experience, marking a significant shift in the bank’s customer-centric approach  Following the latest international standards, the new App gives customers full control over their finances at anytime from anywhere in the world  Doha, Qatar – 14 June 2021:  Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), Qatar’s leading digital bank, has announced the launch of an all-new version of its award-winning Mobile App. Creating a simplified and more engaging user experience, the revamped application adopts a convenient, “step by step”, approach with enhanced navigation to enable easy and full access to the bank’s d ......read more

The EntelaQ Pre-Accelerator program’s second edition will prepare entrepreneurs for Qatar SportsTech’s Accelerator program, helping them to build their idea and gain traction  Applications for the 12-week part-time program will be open between June 6th and August 6th 2021     Doha, 14 June 2021:   Qatar SportsTech (QST), a leading startup accelerator founded by Qatar Development Bank (QDB), has announced that applications are now open for the second edition of its highly anticipated Pre-Accelerator program, EntelaQ. EntelaQ will prepare entrepreneurs, or startup teams residing in Qatar for QST’s upcoming fifth cohort of its A ......read more

June 13, 2021:  Want fresh, healthy, glowing skin? We’ve got you covered. This summer, Faces will be launching their 360 Love Your Skin summer campaign. The jam-packed 6-week summer campaign will feature engaging and educational content around skincare , breaking it down from ingredients to skincare routines, hair care, body care, and summer glow must-haves, in addition to different educational  sessions with DR. Kashmarr and Dr.Faten all in an effort to get your raw beauty on point. WEEK 1: INGREDIENTS 101  Kicking off the campaign with a breakdown of different ingredients used for skin care. You’ll have a thorough understanding of some essential ingredients l ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 12 June 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 Ameera  Al-Saadi and Ahmed Al-Kaabi each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Ossama Eliwa, A.Aziz  Fakhroo, Nojoud   Al-Jaber, Mohamed Elserhy, Khalifa Al-Abdulla, Dhabya Al-Mannai, Humood Al-Shamari, Hamad Al-Marri, Fatima Abdulla, Eman Shreiteh, Jamal Al-Baker, Prem Kasilingam, Ahmad   Elatrash, Mohammad Qusad, Ricci Morales, Hasina Al-Ali, ......read more

Doha, Qatar –12 June 2021 – MEEZA, Qatar’s pioneering Managed IT services and solutions provider, has been awarded 4 Gold certifications in the domains of Cloud Platform, Application Development, Application integration and Data Centre offerings hence achieving the Gold Partner status by Microsoft. The enhanced partnership status recognizes MEEZA’s outstanding efforts in bringing to market best-of-breed skills and services as it aligns closely with its top-tier strategic partners across its vast ecosystem. Furthermore, such an achievement validates MEEZA’s continued support for the Government’s “Cloud First” directives and once again positions ......read more

Doha, Qatar - 12 June 2021:  Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) has partnered with Mastercard to launch the 2021 edition of its annual ‘Cards Summer Spends’ promotion for Mastercard Credit and Debit cardholders.  Customers who will use their QIB Mastercard Debit Card internationally or Mastercard Credit Card locally or internationally between 1st June and 31st August 2021 will automatically qualify to win prizes up to QAR 100,000.  For every QAR 5,000 weekly spend, customers will receive one entry into the weekly draw throughout the period of the promotion. Over the course of the ‘Cards Summer Spends' promotion, QIB and Mastercard will award a total of 13 luc ......read more

● Functional allrounder with easy installation and smart features  ● Affordable, high quality: No need to compromise with GROHE Baulines  ● Simple comfort: GROHE Baulines impresses with minimalism in design and function    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10th June 2021: The complexity of everyday life can be overwhelming – no wonder people are seeking simplicity in their homes. This desire to keep things simple is evident in all areas of life - from the way people work to their choice of products for their home. Most people are not experts when it comes to kitchen interiors. Therefore, they are looking for brands and products they can trus ......read more

Doha, June 10, 2021:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s ‘Educate A Child’ program and the World Bank signed on June 8, 2021 a partnership agreement to enroll up to 35,000 out-of-school children in Djibouti. This first partnership will implement an innovative results-based funding model to provide support to the Government of Djibouti based on the number of out-of-school children enrolled.   Access to education at all levels continues to be one of Djibouti’s major challenges, with at least one in five school-age children never having attended school. Children are missing out on the ability to gain vital skills and learning opportunit ......read more

The royalty-inspired Indian restaurant’s superfood healthy menu is set to offer a dazzling experience with various plant-based options June 10, 2021 - Doha, Qatar – Riyasat, located in the opulent St.Regis Doha, sets new standards In the fine dining Indian cuisine, by introducing the concept of a superfood healthy menu on June 13. Building around the impression of purity, cleansing, and supporting emotional health, the menu focuses on offering guests a selection of Vegan, Gluten Free and Dairy free exciting signature dishes.  The idea of introducing this exclusive new health-conscious superfood menu became possible in collaboration with Alfardan Medical with Northwes ......read more

The event will mark the 10th annual Global Wellness Day established to raise awareness about the importance of wellbeing for individuals and society Free of charge, the workshops will be open for everyone, in line with Zulal and Chiva-Som’s commitment to spread the culture of wellness and bring a positive change to people’s lives globally  Doha, Qatar – 10 June 2021:   Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, Qatar’s largest wellness resort, and the world’s first to blend Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine (TAIM) with a holistic approach, teams up with Chiva-Som for a 12 hour-long virtual celebration of Global Wellness Day. Deliverin ......read more

June 10, 2021:   Macro: Back to (gas) basics Qatar's renewed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) expansion plans could have important economic and market implications over the medium-term. Qatar Petroleum (QP) is planning to increase LNG production capacity in 2027 by 63% to 126mtpa. We estimate the economy could now double in size, with nominal GDP reaching cUS$300bn by 2027. This is likely to boost sovereign creditworthiness, economic activity and twin surpluses. Still, the growth model post-2027 is unclear without reforms. Qatar - GCC macro ties not yet warming up The resolution of the Qatar-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) rift is unlikely to lead to major macro gains, in o ......read more

10, June 2021:   Ogilvy PR has appointed Matt Buchanan as its new Global Head of Consumer PR.  In this new role for the agency, Buchanan will report to Ogilvy PR’s Global CEO Julianna Richter and will lead consumer brand communications globally – evolving the go-to-market strategy, driving innovation, enhancing capability and overseeing multi-market consumer brand business. A 25-year brand communications veteran, Buchanan has run Ogilvy’s PR business in the UK since early 2019. He has more than two decades experience leading agencies specialising in consumer brand communication, spanning the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia.  Prior to Ogilvy, B ......read more

June 10, 2021:  It’s a fact that hydration is vital for overall health including that of the hair, but did you know that dehydration is also the root cause of brittle hair and split ends. Most people living in the Middle East are exposed to regular sun, wind, and chlorinated water, all of which affects hair follicles negatively, stripping them of all moisture. This problem is further compounded during summer months when temperatures rise. So, giving your hair extra care during this period is a no-brainer. The good news is by incorporating a few treatment essentials to your routine such as Sukin’s Hydrating Replenishing Masque Treatment and Oil, you can summer-proof your hair ......read more

June 09, 2021:  From the makers of Olay – comes the new Olay Body Wash which is now available in United Arab Emirates! Imported from United States, the new Olay Body Wash comes in two collections: Ultra Moisture and Fresh Outlast – designed to moisture your skin; while enhancing your shower experience with nature-inspired ingredients such as Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Lavender and more!      With more than 65 years of skin science, Olay’s mission is to deliver visible skin transformation from head to toe. Made with a proprietary combination of petrolatum, Vitamin B3 Complex and skin care ingredients, the curated Body Wash collection deeply hydrate ......read more

Through interactive displays and partnerships with Doha Festival City’s sustainable brands, the Mall will raise awareness around preserving the Ocean’s cleanliness and biodiversity All activities will be conducted under the umbrella of ‘Festival Cares’ and ‘Qatar Unites’ Us CSR initiatives launched by Al-Futtaim group in Qatar    Doha, Qatar – 09, June 2021:  Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, is pleased to announce the launch of the first-of-its kind World Ocean initiative. Until June 30, 2021, the Mall will be engaging with its customers through several exciti ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 8, June 2021 – ACS International School Doha has held a ceremony to mark the completion of its first year at its new landmark school campus in Al Kheesa. A commemorative plaque was unveiled at the school, in the presence of Mr Robert Cody, Head of School, with parents from the Parent School Organisation in attendance.  A student from ACS Doha read out a personal message from Mr Tim Cagney, Chief Executive of ACS International Schools. Now fully established as ACS Doha’s new home, the COVID-secure campus spans 60,000 square metres and has been designed to accommodate almost 2,500 students. In addition to dedicated Early Childhood, Lower, Middle an ......read more

Group CEO of Qatar Islamic Bank, Bassel Gamal Mr. Bassel Gamal, QIB’s Group CEO, gave an interview to Forbes Middle East magazine. Featured on the cover page, where he shed light on QIB’s development and growth achieved despite the COVID-19 challenges. He stated that the great success the Bank has achieved on the level of digitizing its products and services was only realized thanks to the complete dedication of the Bank’s employees and to the continuous support of the Board of Directors. Below is Forbes interview: Globally, the $2.2 trillion Islamic banking industry seems to be facing up to economic challenges, with S&P Global Ratings predicting that it could ......read more

Starting from mid-May, Snoonu has halted deliveries via their vast fleet of motorbikes during the day, transitioning exclusively to car deliveries for the summer season  08 June 2021 – Doha, Qatar:  Qatar’s leading tech startup, Snoonu, is pleased to announce the launch of its ‘No Riders Under the Sun’ initiative, aimed at preserving the health and wellbeing of its employees during the hottest summer months in Qatar.  Since mid-May, deliveries between 10am and 5pm are being completed exclusively via Snoonu cars to protect drivers from the harsh elements of the sun and heat and to ensure that humane working conditions are maintained for all ......read more

June 08, 2021:  Elegant, self-confident, resilient – and now award-winning, too: not one but two Rado design collaborations have won the renowned iF Design Award 2021. The True Square YOY and the True Square Formafantasma have thus joined the long list of Rado timepieces whose visionary design has been rewarded with an international award.   The iF Design Award has been presented since 1954. The competition this year was fiercer than ever before: almost 10,000 entries were up for the vote by the international jury in nine different categories. The collaboration with the design studios YOY and Formafantasma has brought the Rado brand two awards this year. Both models pla ......read more

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