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Doha – September 25, 2022: More than 500 WCM-Q educated graduates are currently serving careers as physicians, scientists, and academics at leading institutions in Qatar and internationally. One such scholar is Dr. Heba Altarawneh, a postdoctoral research fellow at WCM-Q’s Infectious Disease and Epidemiology Group (IDEG), who recently p... ... Read more
DOHA, QATAR, 26 SEPTEMBER 2022: MEEZA, Qatar’s prominent managed IT services and solutions provider, has been selected by Mowasalat (Karwa), Qatar’s end-to-end transport solution provider, to accelerate its digital transformation and to become its key IT Services provider.Under the agreement, Mowasalat (Karwa) will benefit from MEEZA&rs... ... Read more
In celebration of World Clean Up Day • Officials and volunteers from MoM and HBKU took part in the event Doha, Qatar – 25 September 2022: In furtherance of its dedication to promote general hygiene and preserve the environment for future generations, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.) in collaboration with the Ministry ... ... Read more
Through strong partnerships with globally acclaimed networks, the company is well equipped to handle the largest global sports event in 2022Doha, 19 September 2022 – Bin Yousef Cargo, Qatar’s leading logistical provider, has reaffirmed its readiness and preparedness to handle the logistics of the largest and most anticipated global spor... ... Read more
DOHA, Qatar, 22 September, 2022: MEEZA, Qatar’s prominent end-to-end managed IT services and solutions provider and Qatar Development Bank (QDB) have signed a partnership agreement with the aim of contributing to the advancement of the FinTech industry in the State of Qatar. Through the partnership, MEEZA and QDB, through Qatar FinTech H... ... Read more
The new store marks the brand’s regional expansion initiatives linked to the World Cup partnershipDoha, Qatar - September 18, 2022: Hisense, the global electronics and white goods manufacturer and sponsor of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, in partnership with Fifty One East, Qatar’s favorite department store, has opened its first bran... ... Read more
DOHA, QATAR – 21 September, 2022: As part of its efforts to reward its customers and enable them to celebrate the highly anticipated FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM in a unique way, Dukhan Bank has partnered with Visa to unveil the special edition FIFA World Cup 2022™ Visa Infinite credit card featuring La’eeb, the Official Mascot for... ... Read more
As the pleasant and breezy fall weather slowly sets in, Dubai’s residents and visitors rejoice as they can get together with family and friends in the cool outdoors. Majlis Al Sultan is all prepped and ready to welcome guests this autumn with a beautiful terrace ideal for spending a pleasant evening with hearty food and great company.This mon... ... Read more
This season, Pandora introduces a new series of designs to the iconic Pandora Signature collection. Crafted with sophistication, the Pandora Signature collection is defined by its linear beauty, with a recognisable, architectural look that evokes strength, modern femininity and simplicity. The new pieces are evolutions of the geometric I-D ban... ... Read more
Through strong partnerships with globally acclaimed networks, the company is well equipped to handle the largest global sports event in 2022Doha, 19 September 2022 – Bin Yousef Cargo, Qatar’s leading logistical provider, has reaffirmed its readiness and preparedness to handle the logistics of the largest and most anticipated global spor... ... Read more
Qatar - Snoonu, Qatar’s fastest-growing delivery app, announces the launch of its new service “Snoosend”. It is a point-to-point delivery service that aims to transport items such as documents, food, packages, and more from one place to another.  On the 20th of September, Snoonu launched “Snoosend'' - a new... ... Read more
.                                             QIB and Loop Mobility join hands to support Qatar’s efforts towards a more sustainable futureDoha, Qatar – 19 September 2022: Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), and Qatari start-up, Loop Mobi... ... Read more
DOHA, QATAR, Sunday 18 September 2022 - Global InsurTech company Anoud Technologies LLC (Anoud Tech) today announced its successful deployment and integration of the ADEPT platform as part of its collaboration with ACORD Solutions Group, the industry-owned extension of ACORD, the standards-setting body for the global insurance industry.ADEPT (ACORD... ... Read more
DOHA, QATAR, Sunday 18 September 2022 - Global InsurTech company Anoud Technologies LLC (Anoud Tech) today announced its successful deployment and integration of the ADEPT platform as part of its collaboration with ACORD Solutions Group, the industry-owned extension of ACORD, the standards-setting body for the global insurance industry.ADEPT (ACORD... ... Read more


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Airline also named World’s Best Business Class, World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining and Best Airline in the Middle East Fitting tribute as the Airline celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2022   26 September 2022, DOHA, Qatar – As the airline proudly celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2022, Qatar Airways has been named “Airline of the Year” by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax, for an unprecedented seventh time. At a glittering event in London earlier today, the leading global airline also took home three additional awards including World’s Best Business Class, World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining, ......read more

Doha – September 25, 2022: More than 500 WCM-Q educated graduates are currently serving careers as physicians, scientists, and academics at leading institutions in Qatar and internationally. One such scholar is Dr. Heba Altarawneh, a postdoctoral research fellow at WCM-Q’s Infectious Disease and Epidemiology Group (IDEG), who recently published her research in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). As part of an IDEG team, Dr. Altarawneh conducts studies that aim to increase our understanding of the epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 infection by investigating the protection of natural immunity, protection of vaccine immunity, and COVID-19 severity. During the peak of ......read more

DOHA, QATAR, 26 SEPTEMBER 2022: MEEZA, Qatar’s prominent managed IT services and solutions provider, has been selected by Mowasalat (Karwa), Qatar’s end-to-end transport solution provider, to accelerate its digital transformation and to become its key IT Services provider. Under the agreement, Mowasalat (Karwa) will benefit from MEEZA’s experience in deploying IT services using its experienced Qatar-based teams, standards-driven processes and world-class technology.  As part of this partnership, MEEZA will provide Mowasalat (Karwa) with improved reliability and scalable technology platforms at economies of scale. MEEZA brings the benefits of enterprise techno ......read more

In celebration of World Clean Up Day   • Officials and volunteers from MoM and HBKU took part in the event   Doha, Qatar – 25 September 2022: In furtherance of its dedication to promote general hygiene and preserve the environment for future generations, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.) in collaboration with the Ministry of Municipality (MoM) and the College of Health and Life Sciences (CHLS) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), hosted a cleanup event at Ras Al Nof beach in Al Khor on 22nd September 2022 on the occasion of World Cleanup Day 2022.    World Cleanup Day unites millions of volunteers, governments and organizations in ......read more

DOHA, Qatar, 22 September, 2022: MEEZA, Qatar’s prominent end-to-end managed IT services and solutions provider and Qatar Development Bank (QDB) have signed a partnership agreement with the aim of contributing to the advancement of the FinTech industry in the State of Qatar.  Through the partnership, MEEZA and QDB, through Qatar FinTech Hub (QFTH) - a QDB incubator - intend to collaborate on joint initiatives relating to the FinTech industry and foster a strong relationship as part of efforts to build a reliable FinTech ecosystem in Qatar.  To bolster the collaboration, MEEZA and QDB have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will enable QFTH to explore furthe ......read more

Through strong partnerships with globally acclaimed networks, the company is well equipped to handle the largest global sports event in 2022 Doha, 19 September 2022 – Bin Yousef Cargo, Qatar’s leading logistical provider, has reaffirmed its readiness and preparedness to handle the logistics of the largest and most anticipated global sports event set to be held in Qatar this year.  The interjections of global supply chains triggered by COVID-19 and reinforced by the war in Ukraine and unstable economic atmosphere have led the cargo and freight forwarding industry to take a turn into an obstacle course filled with several challenges chief among them the high cost of ship ......read more

The new store marks the brand’s regional expansion initiatives linked to the World Cup partnership Doha, Qatar - September 18, 2022: Hisense, the global electronics and white goods manufacturer and sponsor of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, in partnership with Fifty One East, Qatar’s favorite department store, has opened its first branded store in Qatar at Lagoona Mall, marking it as a strategic milestone for Hisense’s regional expansion initiatives in the Middle East.  The Hisense brand store opening ceremony was held under the patronage of H.E. Mr. Zhou Jian, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China, who attended the event alongside Mr. Bader Al-Darwi ......read more

As the pleasant and breezy fall weather slowly sets in, Dubai’s residents and visitors rejoice as they can get together with family and friends in the cool outdoors. Majlis Al Sultan is all prepped and ready to welcome guests this autumn with a beautiful terrace ideal for spending a pleasant evening with hearty food and great company. This month, Majlis Al Sultan has exciting offers for its diners — from delicious sweet treats on Dessert Day to a special pumpkin-themed menu on Halloween and large LCD screens so you can watch football throughout the restaurant and cheer for your team in comfort. Watch the FIFA World Cup in November While the Premier League football ma ......read more

DOHA, QATAR – 21 September, 2022: As part of its efforts to reward its customers and enable them to celebrate the highly anticipated FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM in a unique way, Dukhan Bank has partnered with Visa to unveil the special edition FIFA World Cup 2022™ Visa Infinite credit card featuring La’eeb, the Official Mascot for FIFA World Cup 2022TM.  La’eeb is an Arabic word meaning ‘super-skilled player’, he belongs to a parallel mascot-verse that is indescribable. La’eeb encourages everyone to believe in themselves as ‘Now is All’. La’eeb will be everywhere – welcoming the world, inspiring young fans and cheering ......read more

This season, Pandora introduces a new series of designs to the iconic Pandora Signature collection.  Crafted with sophistication, the Pandora Signature collection is defined by its linear beauty, with a recognisable, architectural look that evokes strength, modern femininity and simplicity. The new pieces are evolutions of the geometric I-D bangle, which has become the collection’s hallmark. Featuring the Pandora logo and unique details, Pandora’s new pieces speak volumes when it comes to personal style.  “Our Pandora Signature I-D Bangle is now a closed bangle, with a finer silhouette that features cubic zirconia pave,” say Pandora VP Creative Directo ......read more

Through strong partnerships with globally acclaimed networks, the company is well equipped to handle the largest global sports event in 2022 Doha, 19 September 2022 – Bin Yousef Cargo, Qatar’s leading logistical provider, has reaffirmed its readiness and preparedness to handle the logistics of the largest and most anticipated global sports event set to be held in Qatar this year.  The interjections of global supply chains triggered by COVID-19 and reinforced by the war in Ukraine and unstable economic atmosphere have led the cargo and freight forwarding industry to take a turn into an obstacle course filled with several challenges chief among them the high cost of ship ......read more

Qatar - Snoonu, Qatar’s fastest-growing delivery app, announces the launch of its new service “Snoosend”. It is a point-to-point delivery service that aims to transport items such as documents, food, packages, and more from one place to another.   On the 20th of September, Snoonu launched “Snoosend'' - a new in-app category, an early mover's advantage to meet uncatered demand in Qatar. As a fantastic feature, Snoosend started now by enabling customers to send their packages from one location to another within Qatar. This would be a great beneficiary for home and SMEs to transport items to their customers by Snoosend. Snoonu’s Founder ......read more

                                            QIB and Loop Mobility join hands to support Qatar’s efforts towards a more sustainable future Doha, Qatar – 19 September 2022: Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), and Qatari start-up, Loop Mobility signed a cooperation agreement to promote sustainable mobility and encourage the public to use eco-friendly alternative to personal cars.  The agreement, which starts beginning of November, is in line with QIB’s sustainability principles for urban mobility and encourages the public to reduce their carbon footprint to mitigate ......read more

Head to the Mondrian Doha’s Hudson Tavern to experience the famous Oktoberfest all the way from Germany. From now until 3rd October, Hudson Tavern at Mondrian Doha will be filled with the famed European atmosphere as they honour the humble hop. From Bavarian bites and tankards of traditional brews to a fun filled atmosphere, it’s sure to be an Oktoberfest to remember.  Traditional plates will be making their way to guests tables with a wide selection of carefully curated dishes, including the classic Schnitzel served with potato salad, Currywurst, and Obatzda and Pretzel. Originally brewed in Germany and imported to Doha, guests will also be able to try a selection ......read more

DOHA, QATAR, Sunday 18 September 2022 - Global InsurTech company Anoud Technologies LLC (Anoud Tech) today announced its successful deployment and integration of the ADEPT platform as part of its collaboration with ACORD Solutions Group, the industry-owned extension of ACORD, the standards-setting body for the global insurance industry. ADEPT (ACORD Data Exchange Platform and Translator) provides real-time data exchange, translation, and transformation, and connects stakeholders across the insurance industry. Anoud Tech, an ACORD Solution Provider member and Licensed Integrator Partner of ACORD Solutions Group, has integrated ADEPT into its Anoud+ Insurance platform to allow its insurer c ......read more

Chef Edwin brings over 20 years of culinary experience from across the globe to further enhance the exquisite Japanese fine dining experience at Sora. The new menu includes tantalizing twists on culinary creations and new offerings, cementing Sora’s position as the epitome of Park Hyatt Doha’s exquisite culinary offering. Doha, Qatar – 17 September 2022: Sora, a stylish Japanese rooftop restaurant and lounge at Park Hyatt Doha, is pleased to announce the joining of Chef Edwin Sta Ana as the new Head Chef, and the launch of a new a la carte menu offering exquisite new dishes with a twist on classic Japanese recipes. Hailing from South Africa, Chef Edwin Sta Ana bega ......read more

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, gathered a multi-institutional organizing team to hold the Women in Leadership conference. The three-day conference will focus on equipping women for leadership in higher education. It is the first conference of its kind in Qatar. Annette Vincent, associate dean of diversity and climate at CMU-Q, leads the team: “Our vision is to build a network in Qatar of people who support and empower women in higher education to take on leadership roles.” Vincent, along with Cecile Le Roux, assistant teaching professor of organization and behavior, are the lead organizers of the event. “We have had ......read more

Dine local, Earn Triple World of Hyatt Points when dining with us Doha, Qatar – 18 September 2022: Located on the first floor, Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha’s all-day dining restaurant, Choices, invites guests to indulge in an unlimited and wide selection of International dinner buffets from Saturday through Wednesday, 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM.  The carefully crafted buffet menu comprises a selection of regional and international favorites from a line of cured, aged, and aromatic cheese displays, salads, fresh sushi or sashimi, classic dishes, and delightful desserts.  The selection of live chicken rotisserie, meat carving, and signature dishes at the live cooking station a ......read more

Building upon its international success, Messika Paris continues its global expansion, having opened the doors to its first flagship boutique in Doha, Qatar, this September. Spanning across 150 square meters, the spacious boutique is situated within iconic luxury retail destination, Place Vendôme Qatar. Envisioned by Valérie Messika to reflect the Maison’s values, the majestic new flagship features high ceilings, clean graphic lines and a minimalistic design; effortlessly embodying femininity, modernity and contemporary creativity. A unique combination of burnished grey pine, yellow gold metal detailing, black marble and bevelled mirrors demonstrates Messika’s rule-breaking DN ......read more

UVentures and Qetaifan Projects, together with Madaeen Al Doha Group, have announced the plans and location for an exclusive entertainment beach festival that will operate during the twenty-nine days of the 2022 Qatar World Cup.  The beach-front site located in Qetaifan Island North, within the new city of Lusail, North of Doha, Qatar, will host participants, visitors and special guests of the global football event, who will be able to enjoy hospitality and entertainment amenities, including beach and water activities, food & beverage, streaming of official games, retail pop-ups, and live music performances.  September 14, 2022 -- UVentures and Qetaifan Projects announced ......read more

- 56 incredible artists across 28 days are set to light up Qatar with MDLBEAST’s first-ever event outside the Kingdom   - Full line-up and tickets are available from September 20 and open to the public, starting from 199 QAR https://mdlbeast.com/    14 September, Doha, Qatar: MDLBEAST, the Saudi music entertainment company committed to growing talent and the regional music scene, has announced the launch of ARAVIA, a series of concerts throughout the world cup season. Aravia marks a milestone in Middle East entertainment which will bring 56 superstar DJs to Doha across 28 nights to entertain football fans.    The nightly raves will bring toget ......read more

  Doha, Qatar – 13 September 2022: The latest Qatar Real Estate Market Trends Report from Property Finder, MENAT’s leading prop-tech company, identified a significant surge in rental demand during H1 2022, outstripping supply for the first time; subsequently, investments in apartments reached an all-time high.   The report’s eighth edition highlights key market insights from 16 local-sector experts, showcasing how limited supply has driven price increases across all areas and unit types. Doha recorded an H1 year-on-year (YoY) uplift of 23% in average rental unit pricing, while Al Khor witnessed a 38% price rise over the same period. This demand shift ......read more

With digitalisation as a key pillar of its Next Generation, the world’s leading cargo carrier will be focusing on enhancing many of its services including booking, tracking and tracing, account management, and reporting.   DOHA, Qatar –Qatar Airways Cargo aims for reliable information, fast access, and efficient interactions in its digital transformation strategy – first and foremost with its customers in mind, but also, in equal measure, for its employees. After all, Qatar Airways Cargo is Moved by People, and provides the ultimate user experience through a combination of intelligent technology and truly personal customer care.    Digital transformatio ......read more

As September Equinox swiftly approaches, dropping temperatures across the region will see discerning jetsetters turn their minds to taking a holiday. And what better respite from the long summer than a fun-filled mini break with girlfriends? With its varied, exciting and ever-expanding array of female-only activities on offer in the capital and across the country, Qatar is the perfect choice for a long weekend away with the ladies.   With more than one million visitors set to visit Qatar for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, the country is expanding its hospitality industry at a startling pace. From marvelling at the sights of the Doha Corniche on an authentically Middle ......read more

Doha, Qatar- 10 September 2022: Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (Bedaya Center), a joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank and Silatech, in partnership with LuLu Hypermarket, one of the largest retail stores in Qatar, inaugurated a dedicated section aiming to support local entrepreneurs at the Gharafa branch. The inaugurated showcase platform is the culmination of the "On the Shelf" initiative that was launched earlier this year in collaboration with Lulu Hypermarket and offers six local startups the ideal space to display their products– in-store – for a period of 3 months, no cost. The startups went through a foundation program that ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 11 September 2022 – 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 Sami Shaikh and Mohamed Zumrawi each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Prem Velumani, Baina Al-Marri, Salma Hafiz, Khazana Hussain, Ahmed Elsharabasi, Mohammed Al-Malki, Khalil Al Mukdad, Nayef Al-Tamimi, Khalifa Al Kaabi, Mohamed  Ahamed, Amna Abdulla, Abdulla Alyafei, Mazen Hasna, Mohamed Ayari, Heba Al Hashmi, Usha Kesavan, Abdulla Shaher, Maryam Fakhroo ......read more

Lusail stadium is set in the smart city of Lusail and minutes away from theme parks, shopping and dining destinations   Football fans from across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) became the first visitors to Qatar’s intricately designed Lusail Stadium yesterday, which officially opened its doors to stage the Lusail Super Cup 2022™.  Fans cheered a showdown between Saudi Professional League champions Al Hilal SFC and Egyptian Premier League winners Zamalek SC which ended with victorious win for Al Hilal on penalties at the new 80,000-seater venue. The stadium is one of the largest in the region and will host the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Final this Dec ......read more

7 September 2022 (Geneva) - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced passenger data for July 2022 showing that the recovery in air travel continues to be strong.    Note: We have returned to year-on-year traffic comparisons, instead of comparisons with the 2019 period, unless otherwise noted. Owing to the low traffic base in 2021, some markets will show very high year-on-year growth rates, even if the size of these markets is still significantly smaller than they were in 2019.   • Total traffic in July 2022 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) was up 58.8% compared to July 2021. Globally, traffic is now at 74.6% of pre-crisis ......read more

Al Meera CEO Mr. Yousef Ali Al Obaidan and Mr. Abdulaziz Almana Al Meera IT Director joined by Alaa Jaber, Managing Director for SAP Qatar and Fast Growth Markets, and Mr. Devashis Goswamy, Country Head, TCS Qatar at the agreement signing ceremony in Al Meera Head Office, Doha. Qatar’s largest retail network will leverage cloud computing to increase efficiency, transparency and agility across all operations including retail analytics, human resources and supply chain management  Doha, Qatar — August 29, 2022 — Qatar’s largest retail network, Al Meera Consumer Goods, has signed a partnership agreement with global technology company SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) and ......read more

Doha – September 6, 2022: Four ambitious high school students have won two-week scholarship experiences in the annual Healing Hands essay competition of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q). Students Ahmed Al-Sulaiti and Maryam Al-Thani of Qatar Academy Al Wakra, AlDana AlDehaimi of SEK International School Qatar, and Tameem Al Maadeed of The International School of Choueifat-Doha each won the WCM-Q Doctors of the Future scholarship for being judged to have written the best 800-word essays on the potential of precision medicine to improve health in Qatar. A further 11 students won Honorable Mention certificates in recognition of the high quality of their essays. The four winning stu ......read more

Joining Qatar’s award-winning hospitality landscape are three international, five-star hotels that are set to open over September and October. The Wyndham Grand Doha West Bay Beach, St. Regis Marsa Arabia Island and the Rixos Hotel Doha will soon unveil an exciting range of culinary concepts, extravagant pool and beach facilities, and incredible city views that will only add to Qatar’s position as one of the fastest-growing tourist destinations in the world.   With its authentic Arabian hospitality, inviting culture and exquisite guest experiences, Qatar, the host nation for the first-ever FIFA World Cup™ in the Middle East, continues to expand its hospitality in ......read more

Doha – Qatar , Tuesday – September 6, 2022: Qatar Insurance Group, the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region is the Official Insurance Sponsor of the 6th edition of S’hail 2022 – 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.  Over the last few years, the event has made its mark in the industry as the leading destination of choice for falconry, hunting, and heritage lovers and became a dedicated platform for displaying the latest types of weapons, hunting rifles, equipm ......read more

Doha Festival City Ladies’ Club Membership Avails Holders  Exclusive Shopping and Dining Benefits  Doha, Qatar – 05 September 2022: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, is pleased to announce the addition of a host of new benefits to the Ladies’ Club members.  Robert Hall, Doha Festival City’s General Manager, said: “At Doha Festival City we strive to offer shoppers a unique and engaging shopping experience with every visit. Through our exclusive memberships we present our visitors a host of personalized offers, promotions and discounts that can greatly enhance their shopping experience ......read more

Michelin-starred chef set to bring his signature style to Qatar with the launch of “ALBA by Enrico Crippa”   Chef Crippa recently ranked #19 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 with his restaurant in Italy   Doha, 5 September 2022 – Raffles Doha, opening this Autumn, will be the home of the first restaurant outside of Italy for one of the most talented and renowned chefs, Enrico Crippa. The world-renowned, Michelin Three Star chef, recently ranked 19th in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 with his restaurant, Piazza Duomo, will bring his contemporary and refined style of Italian cuisine to the iconic Raffles Doha with the launch of A ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 September 2022 – A brother and sister from Egypt have created the world’s Largest LEGO® brick eyeglasses in The Galleria Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, to celebrate the brother’s different ability of recognition and passion for LEGO®.  According to Guinness World Records™, Zeyad Ibrahim, 19, and his sister Salma, 17, from Mansoura, Egypt attempted this record constructing a LEGO® shaped eyeglasses with dimensions of 6.2m x 2.52m x 0.952m.  With only 5% of his eyesight, and help of his sister, Zeyad put together the built over a span of 17 days. It took the sibling a total of 56 hours and 35minutes to assemble th ......read more

For the first time ever, Pandora is launching accessories for a brand new audience : pets ! As part of the AW22 Pandora Moments collection, Pandora presents a purr-fect series of new pet collars and engravable tags. Proud pet parents will now have the opportunity to co-ordinate with their four-legged friends like never before. Pandora’s new products put our pets first, crafted with thoughtfully chosen materials like a plant-based, leather-free fabric for the collar and lightweight stainless steel that is kind to cats and dogs alike for the accessories. The new bone, heart and paw-shaped pet tags can be engraved with special details, making them even more personal. Celebrate th ......read more

Edit Tweet testing to be expanded to Twitter Blue subscribers in the coming weeks UAE, 1st September: Today, Twitter rolls-out internal testing of the Edit Tweet feature before expanding to Twitter Blue subscribers in the coming weeks. The screenshot below may look a lot like an edited Tweet. That’s because it is, and people could be seeing more of them soon.   Given that this is the most requested feature to date, Twitter wanted to both share an update on its progress and give people on the platform a heads up that, even if they’re not in a test group, everyone will still be able to see if a Tweet has been edited. What is Edit Tweet? Edit Tweet is a feature tha ......read more

The campaign highlighted the Centre’s services in the protection and rehabilitation of women and child victims of abuse and the Centre’s 919 hotline Doha, Qatar – 31 September 2022: The Protection and Social Rehabilitation Centre (AMAN), one of the Qatar Foundation for Social Work centres, concluded its awareness campaign on the (919) hotline at Doha Festival City as part of the Mall’s #Festival Cares community  initiatives.  The weeklong awareness campaign at Doha Festival City, focuses on AMAN Centre’s target population, which is women and child victims of domestic violence and family dysfunction.  This campaign aims to spread awar ......read more

UCC Holding was ranked number 105 globally and number one in the Arab World and Africa on the list of top global contractors in the Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) annual rankings for 2022, which was announced this August. UCC’s leading position in the industry was recognized in the new rankings published by ENR, a leading global platform of news, data, and analysis for the construction industry. It reported that UCC climbed 27 places this year from rank 132. In the Arab world, UCC has topped ENR’s rankings followed by Egyptian mega-contractor, Orascom, at Rank 2 (number 111 globally), and another Egyptian mega-firm, Arab Contractors, at Rank 3 (142 globally). The ......read more

Chef Esat brings Anatolia flavors to Qatar Doha, Qatar - 31, August 2022:   Yedi, a new restaurant concept from celebrated Turkish chef Esat Akyldiz, has opened its doors at Le Royal Méridien Doha, the timelessly chic hotel located in the heart of Lusail. The restaurant takes food lovers in Qatar on an epicurean journey across the 7 regions of Anatolia, boasting an array of spectacular culinary delights. Abiding by his motto; “have fun with new tastes and enjoy the experience,” Chef Esat designed the menu at Yedi to deliver the spirit of feel-good living and to offer tantalising street food from Anatolia’s seven regions, Marmara, the Aegean, the Mediterranea ......read more

Feature is now available globally, after being tested amongst a select global feedback group back in May   Dubai, UAE - 31 August, 2022: Today, Twitter is launching Twitter Circle, a new way to share Tweets with a smaller group to everyone on the platform. With Twitter Circle, people will now have the flexibility to choose who can see and engage with their content on a Tweet-by-Tweet basis. This means that they can have more intimate conversations and build closer connections with a smaller crowd.    The beta version was tested in a small feedback group in May, allowing users to create personalized tools that empower people to tailor how, when and with whom they en ......read more

Paying tribute to a monumental year in the nation’s history, Messika introduces empowering limited-edition creations from the Maison’s signature Lucky Move and My Move collections in exclusivity to Qatar.  Inspired by the iconic colors of the Qatari national flag, Valérie Messika commemorates the dawn of a new era as the world gears up for the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, a milestone occasion for the entirety of the Middle East. An elegant new palette, of deep burgundy and classic white, eternalises the moment into timeless diamond jewels. Innovative and modern, with a reserved production of just 122 numbered editions per variation, each Qatar Edition echoes a universa ......read more

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, has enrolled the highest number of students in campus history. There are 467 students from 60 nations registered at CMU-Q for the 2022-23 academic year.   Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, said: “We have an exceptional partner in Qatar Foundation, who helps make a Carnegie Mellon education in Qatar possible for talented and motivated students from Qatar and around the world.”   The incoming class includes 119 students who are beginning their studies in one of four programs: biological sciences, business administration, computer science, or information systems.   With i ......read more

Doha – August 29, 2022: Azwa Dilawar, a first-year medical student at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q), has presented her research on child and adolescent psychiatry services in Qatar at the World Congress of Psychiatry in Bangkok.  Ms. Dilawar travelled to Thailand to attend the World Psychiatric Association’s 22nd annual congress and presented a poster of her research project, titled Evolution of child and adolescent psychiatry services in Qatar. The WPA is psychiatry’s global association, representing 140 psychiatric societies in 120 countries and supporting more than 250,000 psychiatrists. The research poster was co-authored by Dr. Ahsan Nazeer of Sidra Medi ......read more

With the launch of Next Generation, Qatar Airways Cargo is defining the future air cargo industry. Alongside digital enhancements, new products, a new website, and a new business approach in perfect alignment with today's requirements, Next Generation is, above all, a complete corporate mindset shift.  DOHA, Qatar – The world as we know it, is changing. The pandemic has challenged long-serving, traditional structures and work processes. Digitalisation is finally taking off within the air cargo industry, and the past two years have shown that resilience, courage, and embracing change yield the best results. These elements have led to the emergence of the Next Generation appr ......read more

Doha, 28 August 2022 – As a part of its role as the Official Middle East and Africa Supporter of the FIFA World Cup 2022™, QNB group unveiled its preparations for the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, and highlighted its main exciting events, initiatives, products, and services planned to take place as the country approaches the long-awaited event hosted for the first time in the Middle east. Mr. Abdulla Mubarak Al-Khalifa, Group Chief Executive Officer emphasized on the importance of the Group’s role as the official Middle East and Africa supporter of the FIFA World Cup 2022™: “The Bank was an official supporter of the 2010 Qatari Bid Committee. Sin ......read more

August 29, 2022:  Qatar Tourism has launched a new holiday campaign featuring David Beckham to support the country’s tourism goals and ambition to attract more than six million visitors a year by 2030. The campaign reveals Beckham’s action-packed adventure around the country over the course of 48 hours, showing how Qatar offers visitors everything from cultural hotspots to scenic landscapes.    Led by passionate local personalities, Beckham is seen discovering Qatar as he explores the winding spice markets of Souq Waqif, soaks up local street art, cooks tacos infused with local flavours, camps in the desert, and sightsees around Doha by motorbike. With a n ......read more

A Leading American International School, Northview International, will offer a reasonable fee structure ranging from QAR 20k – 50k, aiming to make quality education accessible to all families. An experienced and passionate academic team delivers the internationally accredited American curriculum. Doha, Qatar – 27 August 2022: Northview International School, a new vibrant school by Artemis Education Group of Schools, has announced the opening of its registration for the academic year 2022-2023 for students of Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6 levels. The new school delivers an accredited American international curriculum at a mid-fee ranging from QAR 20k to 50k, allowing increa ......read more

DOHA, QATAR – AUGUST 24, 2022: Aura Group organized a special event at Orient Pearl Restaurant, Corniche, Doha on Sunday, August 21, 2022, to familiarize (highlight the) key players in the hotel concierges and travel agencies sector in Qatar with the new high-end dining options and to establish a beneficial collaboration in promoting the brands during and after the much-awaited FIFA World Cup 2022. The new brands will be spread across three main destinations - Lusail Boulevard, Al Maha Island, and Hamad International Airport - featuring a mix of Aura’s most successful homegrown concepts and world-famous brands, such as Nammos beach club - the Mykonos beachside restaurant, Zu ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 24, August 2022:  Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), Qatar’s leading digital bank, has introduced Google Pay to Debit, Credit and Prepaid Cardholders to start using their Android and WearOS devices to tap and pay on the go.  Google Pay is a digital wallet and payment platform from Google that enables customers to pay for transactions with their QIB cards using their Android and WearOS devices in-stores and online, where contactless payments are accepted. Cardholders will be able to store credit, debit or prepaid cards on Google Wallet app in order to start using Google Pay. With Google Pay, customers with Android and WearOS devices that enable NFC paymen ......read more

Doha, Qatar - 23 August, 2022: In furtherance of its digitization strategy to enable customers to conduct transactions on the go, Dukhan Bank is launching Google PayTM, a faster, more secure way to pay on sites, in applications and in stores using the payment methods saved in their Google Account. Google Pay, a new addition to Dukhan Bank’s contactless payment platform (D-Pay), protects customers’ payment information with multiple layers of security. When customers make contactless payment through their phone, Google Pay will not send their actual credit or debit card numbers with your payment. Instead, an encrypted virtual account number will be used to represent their informat ......read more

Discover a luxurious getaway designed by the iconic urban hotel, Mondrian Doha, for the best summer saving     Gather your loved ones for the perfect staycation or getaway you all deserve with an escape to unwind in Mondrian’s mesmerizing suites. Available until 1st September 2022, guests of the leading luxury hotel can save this summer with a selection of suite perks.     Offering first-class facilities, leisure activities, and a variety of international cuisines for guests to indulge in, a stay at Mondrian Doha offers something for everyone. Immerse yourself in pure luxury with the hotel’s selection of sumptuous suites, where each booking inc ......read more

• MEEZA receives Cisco’s ‘Public Sector Partner of the Year’ award in Qatar • MEEZA maintains Cisco Gold Integrator Partner certification for 2022-2023 • MEEZA achieves its sixth Cisco specialization in ‘Customer Experience’    DOHA, Qatar: MEEZA, Qatar’s prominent Managed and Cloud IT services and solutions provider, has received multiple recognitions from Cisco for its expanded activities and competence in the public sector in Qatar, being awarded as Cisco’s ‘Public Sector Partner of the Year’ in Qatar, achieving ‘Cisco Gold Integrator Partner’ certification for 2022-2023, and ‘Cust ......read more

Doha, Qatar:   Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region, concluded its Summer Internship Program with an award ceremony held yesterday Monday August 22nd, 2022. The event provided an opportunity to acknowledge students from different schools and academic institutions who took part of this year’s program.    This year, QIC’s seven-week Summer Internship Program, which ended on 18th of August was meticulously designed to help interns discover which direction they would like to take their career while gaining first-hand experience. The paid internship offer qualified high school and undergraduate students a meaningful, ca ......read more

Thuso Mbedu and Dominique Fishback join the Pandora Muses to celebrate new ways of wearing charms. United Arab Emirates, August 22, 2022: Joining forces with Thuso Mbedu and Dominique Fishback, as the newest additions to the Muses collective, in reveal of the latest Wearing Occasions campaign. With the collection honoring the importance of friendship and the expression of everyone’s unique style, the dynamic duo are the perfect fit as they come together with Pandora. Becoming ‘friends at first sight’, Thuso Mbedu and Dominique Fishback’s bond has been built upon a mutual compassion for each other’s acting career. Described as supportive and based on the be ......read more

QATAR, UAE - Aug 22, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - After successful 13 editions of Cyber Security Summit, Exito (www.exito-e.com) is all set to host another milestone event - which serves as an ideal platform to enhance the experience on the latest insights on "Securing Qatar's Digital Future." The Summit will address the importance of the full potential of technology as a driver for every organization to function securely, efficiently and effectively. The 14th Edition Cyber Security Summit Qatar is an exclusive in-person event for cybersecurity leaders from leading enterprises in Qatar. As Qatar prepares to become the first Middle Eastern Country to host the FIFA World Cup, like ......read more

Doha – August 22, 2022: Students from 42 high schools learned about careers in medicine and life as a medical student through two Summer Programs offered by Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q).  The two Summer Programs – the Pre-College Enrichment Program (PCEP) and the Qatar Medical Explorer Program (QMEP) – are two-week intensive classes offered by WCM-Q’s Office of Student Outreach & Educational Development.  The students, who have all demonstrated an aptitude for the sciences and mathematics, spent two weeks engaging with WCM-Q’s highly qualified faculty and staff through a series of learning sessions that accurately reproduce the experi ......read more

The Mall’s celebrations offered visitors engaging activities and a collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and Mowasalat  Doha, Qatar – 21, August 2022:  Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, concluded its exciting Back to School Campaign. The celebrations, which were held to celebrate the return of students to the academic year 2022/2023, were met with great acclaim and widespread participation from children and parents alike, for the variety of edutainment options. The special activations ran from 24th July to 20th August, offering Mall visitors two stations – ‘Festiva ......read more

Doha - 22, August 2022 - Qatar SportsTech (QST), a leading startup accelerator founded by Qatar Development Bank (QDB), announced earlier that its alumni from the 2nd Cohort, Sponix Tech, headquartered in Qatar, has received an investment boost from the UK-based Aser Ventures, the co-owner of Leeds United Football Club.  Aser Ventures has acquired a strategic stake in the sportstech startup which will help bolster Sponix’s growth and innovative technologies. In addition to capital investment, Aser will leverage its global network, which includes prominent names such as award-winning sports media platform, Eleven, and iconic English football club, Leeds United, to create ne ......read more

• Customers will also benefit from Mall of Qatar Gift Card’s special discounts and offers   DOHA, QATAR – August 20,  2022: In a first-of-its-kind initiative among malls across the country, Mall of Qatar has collaborated with Qatar Airways Privilege Club to launch a special rewards programme that will allow customers to earn Avios while they shop across the Mall. By simply providing their Privilege Club membership number when purchasing a Mall of Qatar Gift Card, members will receive 1 Avios for every QAR4 they spend.  The Mall of Qatar Gift Card has many benefits alongside earning Avios, with many offers and discounts available at multiple store ......read more

DOHA, QATAR - AUGUST 20, 2022: Today Al Meera Consumer Goods Company announced a partnership with Zippin, a leading provider of checkout-free technology, to advance its expansion strategy to meet customers’ demands and provide unique services to all members of the community through innovative technology.  Al Meera will soon open fully autonomous stores in strategic locations to provide visitors with snacks, beverages, grab-and-go meals, and other essential items in a seamless and cashier-less process. Commenting on this new offering in the market, Al Meera stated: “We are excited to introduce these new checkout-free stores to make shopping more convenient and fun for o ......read more

Lenovo delivers ninth straight quarter of improved revenue and profitability and the largest market share in the Gulf at 27.6%    Dubai, August 18, 2022– Lenovo Group (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced strong first quarter results for the Group, improving both revenue and profitability for the ninth consecutive quarter. First quarter net income grew 11% year-on-year to US$516 million and 35% year-on-year to $556 million on a non-HKFRS [1] basis. Revenue grew to US$17 billion, up 5% year-on-year in constant currency.    The Group saw revenue from non-PC businesses reach 37%, demonstrating its services-led transformation strategy and persistent inves ......read more

UNHCR, EAA & GA collaboration will help to build stronger communities  17 August 2022:  UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, Education Above All Foundation (EAA) and the Generation Amazing Foundation have announced a collaboration to develop a “Football 4 Development Playbook” (F4DP), a new toolkit that aims to support some of the world’s most vulnerable, forcibly displaced children. The F4DP toolkit is a practical guide that uses football-themed physical games, activities and training drills to teach and develop life skills for children like teamwork, resilience, discipline and social integration.   It aims to improve social inclusion, co ......read more

DOHA, QATAR – August 18, 2022: Sealine Beach, a Murwab Resort, has announced the appointment of culinary artist, social media influencer, passionate young and talented Aigerim Aitbayeva as their new Executive Chef. Celebrated for her passion, creativity and commitment, Aigerim brings a wide range of experience and knowledge to her new position. With a decade long experience of working with Michelin-star and world’s most decorated Chefs she has also worked at world-class International Hotels, which speaks for her naturally honed skills and exemplary track record as a Hotelier. In her new role, Aigerim will lead the resort’s culinary team, overseeing some of Qat ......read more

Oxford Business Group and Lulu Group International team up to produce latest research tool on Qatar’s sustainable economic transition  Doha, August 2022:  A new environmental, social and governance (ESG) intelligence report, produced by Oxford Business Group (OBG) in partnership with Lulu Group International, maps out how policymakers are addressing local and global environmental and social challenges as the international spotlight shines on the country as host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.  Titled “Qatar’s sustainable economic transition”, the report charts the whole-of-society approach being taken towards creating a more sustainable economic mod ......read more

Qatar Tourism in collaboration with Qatar Foundation and Qatar University launched an education campaign to showcase to students, parents, counsellors and educators in the GCC region the country’s esteemed university offering and the benefits of choosing to study in Qatar.   A young and multi-faceted country, Qatar recognises the role of education in creating thriving communities. Qatar has established one of the world’s most cross-disciplinary education hubs where students can graduate with internationally recognised degrees from leading universities and institutions in a warm and hospitable environment. As one of the safest countries in the world, with a diver ......read more

Grant from Qatar National Research Fund will help develop next generation greenhouse technology August 16, 2022:  Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, is launching a new research project that will optimize the operations of greenhouses in Qatar. The project is supported by a National Priorities Research Program grant from Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF). Lead principal investigator Gianni Di Caro is an associate teaching professor of computer science at CMU-Q. An expert in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, Di Caro will use machine learning (ML) to coordinate a fleet of mobile robots to autonomously gather visual data of Q ......read more

QIC’s newest recognition reflects the company’s success in leading the change of general insurance in Qatar through introducing innovative products and services that best respond to the needs of customers over the past 12 months Doha, Qatar - 16 August 2022: Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), the largest insurance company in the MENA region, has received the “Domestic General Insurer of The Year” & “Auto Insurance Initiative of The Year” in Qatar awards at Insurance Asia Awards 2022. QIC’s newest recognition reflects the company’s success in leading the change of general insurance in Qatar through introducing innovative products and service ......read more

Twitter secures official content from every match to share with MENA-based fans throughout the tournament  UAE, 15 August 2022: beIN MEDIA GROUP and its flagship channel beIN SPORTS, the official broadcaster of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), has partnered with Twitter to share bespoke content throughout the world’s biggest football event, which kicks off in Qatar on 20 November 2022. beIN SPORTS will be sharing content for regional audiences across Twitter, highlighting the biggest moments throughout the tournament and providing brands and marketers with association opportunities via Twitter Amplify sponsorship. Each match wil ......read more

Mr. Ahmad Abdulla Al-Malki announced as third Millionaire winner in this latest edition of Misk Account Draw Doha, Qatar – 15, August 2022: Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) is pleased to announce the third millionaire winner of its highly anticipated Misk Account draw.  The draw was held in the presence of official representatives from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry as well as QIB officials. Mr. Ahmad Abdulla Al-Malki was randomly selected, making him the lucky third millionaire of this edition. QIB is awarding 4 Millionaires throughout the year, and offering QAR 10,000 to 15 winners every week, in addition to QAR 50,000 to 2 lucky winners every month in its 5th editi ......read more

A wide range of activities are available for Mall visitors targeting kindergarten and school students to help children and parents alike usher in the new schoolyear with confidence Doha, Qatar – 15, August 2022: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, launches an exciting new addition to its Back to School Campaign in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and Mowasalat (Karwa). Under the slogan “With knowledge we build Qatar”, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education is all set to launch its annual campaign “Back to School” for the academic year 2022/2023.   ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 13, August 2022 – 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 Bazuhair and Ali Al-Malki each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Ibrahim Al-Ansari, Sornamoopanar Kumar, Hafiz Jabr, Alan Leung, Shanmugam Sugumaran, Hussain Al-Jaber, Osama Alghanem, Jassim Fakhroo, Mushreq Ayesh, Abdul Rahiman Bangara, Muneera Al-Fadala, Aisha Al-Mohannadi, Hanna Hirylovich, Mohammed Abduzzahar, Noof Al-Subaey, Fahed Alzoubi, Lolwa Al-Na ......read more

Teams qualify for regional competition in Egypt Teams from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) and Qatar University took the top two spots at the 2022 Qatar Collegiate Programming Competition (QCPC). Both teams will advance to the regional competition, held in Egypt in December. The competition was hosted by CMU-Q, a Qatar Foundation partner university. The students on the winning team—Thang Bui, Andrey Genze and Ulan Seitkaliyev—are studying computer science at CMU-Q. All three students placed in the top two of last year’s competition as well. The silver medallist team members were Ahmed Ashraf, Youssef Elshahawy, and Faisal Abughazaleh from Qatar University. ......read more

New for 2022, Pandora presents even more ways to style your charms, with versatile Pandora Moments charm holders designed to fit effortlessly into your day-to-day lifestyle. With our new charms and innovative charm holders, you can express all sides of your story and carry it with you, wherever you go. “We want people to style what they love every day, so we’ve expanded on themes of family, friends and pets – keeping the focus on the relationships we cherish,” say VP Creative Directors A. Filippo Ficarelli and Francesco Terzo. “Personalisation and inclusivity are fundamental to the collection. We want to give people special pieces they can tell their story ......read more

With a few more weeks left to the summer holidays, Doha residents can take part in a plethora of indoor and outdoor activities as showcased by Qatar Calendar’s latest edition (qatarcalendar.com). With football tournaments, summer programs for the little ones and the opening of the much-anticipated Lusail Stadium, a case of rising football fever can be detected this month. In addition, there are a host of art exhibitions and educational programs to carry through the rest of the season.    Sports   QNB Stars League  August 1 – September 14  Kicking off at the start of August, the QNB Stars League will see the participation of 12 clubs competi ......read more

Doha, Qatar - August 09, 2022:  Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced that Savio Ibrahim has been appointed as Country Manager for Qatar.   Savio is responsible for delivering unique, open and intelligent technology solutions as a service, with offerings spanning Cloud Services, Compute, High Performance Computing & AI, Intelligent Edge, Software, and Storage. He is tasked with driving further growth and maintaining high levels of customer and partner satisfaction. Savio reports into Raif Abou Diab, the Managing Director for the Egypt, Qatar and Levant region.   Prior to taking up his new role, Savio was Sales Manager and Channel Leader for the Egypt, ......read more

Doha – August 8, 2022: Ten ambitious college students with an interest in research gained a solid foundation in hands-on laboratory skills thanks to a new training program launched by Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q).   The students spent a week working in WCM-Q’s state-of-the-art laboratories learning key practical skills from the college’s world-class biomedical research faculty on the Young Scientist Journey to Research program.   The program, which is open to Qatari nationals and long-term residents aged 18 and over who are college students, is comprised of four training workshops covering essential laboratory techniques in biomedical research, ......read more

Joint venture with FGV Holdings Berhad and Touch Group Doha, Qatar, 06 August 2022: Baladna has entered into a conditional shareholders’ agreement (Conditional SHA) with Malaysian companies FGV Holdings Berhad (FGV) and Touch Group Holdings Sdn Bhd (TGH), to develop an integrated dairy farming business in Malaysia. Expected to be commercially operational by 2025, the project will produce 100 million litres of fresh milk per annum within the first three years and is expected to reach 300 million litres of fresh milk within 10 years. Based on Baladna’s highly successful “grass to glass” concept, the joint venture will be fully integrated, from crop production to fee ......read more

Doha, 08 August 2022: Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), the leading insurer in Qatar and the Middle East North African (MENA) region, registered a strong net profit of QAR 401 million for the first half (H1) of this year ending 30 June 2022. The Group’s robust results was driven by the solid performance of its domestic and MENA operations, strong technical results across QIC’s franchise and the cost-leadership of its operations. Amid continued economical headwinds the Group’s gross premium volume remained stable at QAR 6.3 billion in the 1st half of 2022 building on QIC’s strengths in personal lines and advanced online services. QIC expands its leadership in a chall ......read more

• Qatar Specialist Programme will enhance participants’ skills and knowledge of Qatar’s tourism offerings    Doha, Qatar - 8, August 2022: Qatar Tourism has launched a new, interactive online training course – Qatar Specialist Programme - designed to enhance its global travel trade partners’ knowledge of Qatar’s diverse experiences and provide a recognised qualification for its global travel trade partners.    The advanced programme, which uses the latest methodologies in digital learning, replaces the current Tawash programme and supports Qatar’s mission to become a leader in Service Excellence. Available in 11 lan ......read more

CMU-Q researchers tackle three new projects supported by Qatar National Research Fund Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, will be using expertise in artificial intelligence (AI) to address the priorities of food sustainability, energy sustainability, and Arabic language proficiency in three new grants from the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF). Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, notes that research is part of the fabric of Carnegie Mellon. “At Carnegie Mellon, we do research that has a real-world impact,” he said. “These three projects are in priority areas for Qatar, and I am very pleased that our expertise in artificial i ......read more

Doha – Qatar:  Qatar Insurance Group, the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region, celebrated its long-serving employees at an awards ceremony held earlier this week.  Colleagues with 5, 10, 15 and 20 years of service were presented with certificates and trophies of appreciation at QIC Group’s headquarters in West Bay.  The ceremony was attended by several of QIC Group’s senior management & employees. Mr. Khalifa Abdulla Turki Al-Subaey, Chairman & Managing Director of QIC Group, handed over the long service awards to 27 recipients this year.  Among the distinguished recipients this year was Mr. Salem Al Mannai, QIC Group CEO, who w ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 03, August 2022: The Qatar Postal Services Company - Qatar Post has issued a set of special-edition COVID-19 postage stamps in honor of all frontline workers, such as medical and health care staff, police and military personnel, and postal workers, who provided their essential services to the community members during the global pandemic (COVID-19) crisis.  This set comes within Qatar Post's efforts to monitor and document historical events and highlight Qatar’s key achievements in addition to important and national occasions, as postage stamps are one of the rapidly spreading means of communication. The COVID-19 stamps set consists of two stamp ......read more

Doha – August 2, 2022: WCM-Q launched its inaugural course on designing and debriefing effective simulations drawing upon the updated Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best PracticeTM. The course directors were Dr. Stella Major, associate professor of family medicine in clinical medicine, Mr. Joshua Vognsen, simulation education specialist at WCM-Q, and Prof. Michelle Brown, associate professor and director of the healthcare simulation graduate program at the University of Alabama (UAB). The directors were awardees of a competitive CPD (continuing professional development) grant in 2021 to develop and deliver a CPD activity in 2022. Since 2017, WCM-Q’s division of medical ......read more

Doha – August 2, 2022: WCM-Q launched its inaugural course on designing and debriefing effective simulations drawing upon the updated Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best PracticeTM. The course directors were Dr. Stella Major, associate professor of family medicine in clinical medicine, Mr. Joshua Vognsen, simulation education specialist at WCM-Q, and Prof. Michelle Brown, associate professor and director of the healthcare simulation graduate program at the University of Alabama (UAB). The directors were awardees of a competitive CPD (continuing professional development) grant in 2021 to develop and deliver a CPD activity in 2022. Since 2017, WCM-Q’s division of medical ......read more

Dubai, UAE - August 02, 2022:  DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) has seen a surge in requests for private jets to Doha as football fever kicks in ahead of this year’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar.  To accommodate the huge volume of requests and to make travel more convenient, DCAF will make available aircraft ranging from the very light and affordable 4-seater Cessna Citation Mustang to the light jet 8-seater Pilatus PC-12, the midsize jet 9-seater Bombardier Challenger 604. In addition, DCAF will also be able to offer a 10-seater Falcon 2000 as well as large-size cabin aircraft. “We have seen a sharp increase in enquiries for the later stages of the tournament from th ......read more

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, held a formal convocation ceremony to officially welcome more than 120 first-year students of the Class of 2026. Members of the CMU-Q senior administration, faculty, staff, students and alumni were present for the ceremony, which was also live streamed. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, shared the importance of community with the new students: “A CMU-Q education is about more than just classes: we are a learning community that encourages and supports students during their educational journey. Over the next four years, this community will be a crucial resource to you as you learn and grow.” The c ......read more

The Mall’s ‘Festival Academy’ will feature a wide selection of educational and entertainment activities designed for all the family Doha, Qatar – 30 July 2022: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining and entertainment, is pleased to announce the launch of its latest Back to School campaign under the theme ‘Festival Academy’.  The special activations will run from 24th July to 20th August, offering Mall visitors two stations –  ‘Festival Academy’, located at Centre Court, and featuring a wide range of edutainment options for adults and children alike; and the ‘Customisation Station&rsquo ......read more

July 29, 2022:  For AW22, the Pandora Signature collection welcomes the arrival of 14k solid gold jewellery for the first time. Inspired by the iconic Pandora Signature I-D bangle’s curved elements and architectural lines, the new collection pieces embodies this aesthetic but are reimagined in slimmer silhouettes, made possible by the premium material choice of solid gold, to add a touch of luxury. “Pandora Signature is a graphic collection with a premium edge. The geometry of the new pieces is sculptural, with a combination of round and square profiles,” say A. Filippo Ficarelli and Francesco Terzo, VP Creative Directors at Pandora. “This season, we’ve ......read more

Doha – July 28, 2022: Three graduates of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) now working as physicians in Qatar and the US returned to the college to offer advice to help medical students plan their career paths.  Radiologist Dr. Jehan Al Rayahi of Sidra Medicine joined dermatologist Dr. Sara Alkhawaga of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), and Dr. Mustafa Alkawaaz, a pathologist at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, for the latest instalment of the biannual WCM-Q Career Advising Seminar.  Speaking to medical students, the doctors described their own career paths, explaining the influences of their own experiences at college and in clinic, as well as the guidance t ......read more

Doha, Qatar - 26th of July: Qatar’s leading tech startup, Snoonu, renewed their partnership with Qatar Stars League on the sidelines of the 2022-2023 Season Launch ceremony on Tuesday, 26th July 2022, at the City Center Rotana Hotel, Doha.   Mr. Hamad Al Hajri, Founder and CEO of Snoonu, said, “We’re delighted to renew our sponsorship agreement with Qatar Stars League for 2022. Snoonu will provide the necessary support and fulfill aspirations for the League this year, as part of its mission to support outstanding Qatari initiatives.” Commenting on the renewal of the agreement, Mr. Hani Taleb Ballan, CEO of QSL, said, “We are pleased to announce t ......read more

Doha – Qatar: Gulf Warehousing Company QPSC (GWC), Qatar’s leading logistics and supply chain solutions provider, reported Net Profits of QR 114.8 million, during the six-month period ending on 30 June 2022. The company also achieved Total Revenues of QR 719 million for the same period, while Earnings Per Share stood at 0.20 Qatari Riyal for the 6 months period ending on 30 June 2022. “2022 has started on a solid footing and with the much-awaited FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM approaching, GWC is geared up to offer unparalleled logistics services and redefine global industry benchmarks”, stated Sheikh Abdulla Bin Fahad Bin Jassem Bin Jabor Al-Thani, Chairman, GWC. ......read more

 Audi Middle East boosts e-tron readiness in the region by certifying its technicians in Qatar   MIDDLE EAST. (26 JULY, 2022) — Audi Middle East has completed High Voltage Expert (HVE) training for technicians in Qatar, boosting the German manufacturer’s electric mobility readiness in the Middle East. The training was fully supported by Audi’s business partner in Qatar, Q-Auto.    The recent round of training means that Audi now has 41 High Voltage Trained (HVT) certified technicians across the region, with the aim of leveling additional technicians to HVE by end of this year. The HVE training process involves technicians dissecting a live ba ......read more

Under the umbrella of its #FestivalCares initiatives, Doha Festival City is hosting an organ donation drive and awareness campaign led by Hamad Medical Corporation’s Organ Donation Centre Doha, Qatar – 26, July 2022: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only international choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, is hosting an organ donation drive and awareness campaign led by Hamad Medical Corporation’s Organ Donation Centre throughout the month of July.  The campaign, organised under the umbrella of the mall’s #FestivalCares programme, aims at educating visitors on the importance of organ donation, and facilitating the registration of inte ......read more

For years now, Qatar’s corrupted officials have manifested a program that is designed to bring chaos to the world, such program that is infused with extremism, terrorism, and trepidation.     To control the world through creation of fear in the hearts of citizens around the world, such terror that is designed to entangle every citizen of the world to submit to their ways.     For that, we ask of all conscious leaders of European Nations and the World to take a moment of your time to read this letter, which shall outline to you all as to how, who, where, why, when and what has been demonstrated by these corrupted officials in control over the affairs of ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 25, July 2022: First Finance Company, has announced the launch of its latest home finance campaign, which will run until October 30, 2022. With the new campaign, First Finance Company new and existing customers will receive a QAR 200,000 cash reward when they apply for home financing worth QAR 2 million and above.   This campaign aims to provide a unique financing solution for people aspiring to buy their dream home, while also giving them the opportunity to receive a cash reward up to QAR 200,000. First Finance Company is always committed to providing innovative services that will help its customers achieve their life goals in a hassle-free, seamless ......read more

Doha – July 24, 2022: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) has inducted its new class of trainee physician-scientists to the college with a three-day orientation program which concluded with an opening exercises ceremony.  This year’s intake brings 49 new medical students to WCM-Q, 47 of whom were promoted after completing the college’s two-year pre-medical curriculum, while two were admitted from other universities. The students spent the three days of orientation learning about WCM-Q’s four-year medical curriculum, getting fitted for their scrubs, getting to know the faculty and their peers, and undertaking sessions on study skills, student support, cultural ......read more

Standfirst: The Business Year is set to launch its eighth annual publication on the Qatari economy, The Business Year: Qatar 2022, World Cup Special Edition Doha, July 21, 2022—The Business Year (TBY), a global media group that has been providing investors, businesses, and governments with first-hand insights into the world’s most dynamic markets for over a decade, has been present in Qatar for eight consecutive years, alongside a prominent presence across the GCC since 2012. After a year-long period of research and analysis, TBY is preparing to launch The Business Year: Qatar 2022, World Cup Special Edition. The report will launch in partnership with the Minister of Commerce ......read more

The initiative follows a previous collaboration with Qatari artist Bothayna al Muftah whose prominent works include the official poster for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 to support the launch of the Global Investor Guide Doha, Qatar - 18 July 2022:   Alford Hughes, Qatar's most exclusive network for international real estate invest and asset management has announced a special art initiative that aims to support Qatari artists. This Summer will see the launch of Alford Hughes’s ‘Invest Internationally, Locally’ campaign where the company has collaborated with two local artists to create digital artistic interpretations of Qatari culture across famous land ......read more

With Qatar’s economy booming, PRO Partner Group can assist in setting up your business 18 July 2022, Dubai -  Qatar’s successful bid to host the FIFA World Cup has accelerated development in critical sectors of the economy, including travel and tourism, hospitality and infrastructure. Most predictions estimate that over one million visitors will arrive in Qatar for the event, generating approximately QAR 66 billion for the country by 2025. The event will also be a catalyst for supporting Qatar's National Vision 2030.  For many of the visitors arriving in the country for the games, it will be the first time they visit Doha and perhaps even the Middle East; he ......read more

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