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Doha – May 23, 2022: Senior researchers and medical students at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have published a paper focused on improving drug-screening platforms for vascular diseases.The research team, led by Dr. Isra Marei, Post-Doctoral Associate in Pharmacology, includes four members of WCM-Q’s Class of 2024 - Tala Abu Samaa... ... Read more
New curriculum is piloted in seven Qatar schools A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, has created a three-year computer science curriculum for middle school students to prepare students for higher level classes in computer science. The project was funded by a Qatar Nationa... ... Read more
The agreement will see the online portal provide IT development services to the charitable associationRiyadh, KSA, 19 April 2022: Zamzam.com, the online portal facilitating Umrah booking services in the region, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AlBirr Charitable Society in Makkah Al Mukarramah. The MoU aims to help d... ... Read more
20, May 2022 - Doha, Qatar – Award-winning Cantonese restaurant, Hakkasan Doha welcomes guests to its lounge terrace for Hakkatini Nights, starting this May nightly from 6:00 pm until 11:30 pm. Hakkasan’s lounge will come to life every evening with sunset, pre-dinner or after-dinner late night bites and drinks for just QAR 98 per person... ... Read more
Doha – May 19, 2022: Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have identified metabolites that are associated with type 2 diabetes and its complications, mainly obesity, retinopathy and dyslipidemia.The study, led by Dr. Noha Yousri, Assistant Professor of Research in Genetic Medicine at WCM-Q, analyzed 1,300 metabolites in samples... ... Read more
Under the Patronage of H.E. Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, State of Qatar, The Euromoney Qatar Conference ReturnsDoha, 17 May 2022 – The Euromoney Qatar Conference returns to Doha on Sunday 29 May 2022 at The Ritz- Carlton Hotel. Co-hosted by Qatar Central Bank, this high-level ... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar: Two of the world’s most prestigious hospitality names – Raffles and Fairmont – will join Qatar’s growing hospitality offering by Q3 this year, in time for the FIFA World Cup 2022. It’s a milestone development for the sector and for the nation as the two properties, the five-star all-suite Raffles Doha and ... ... Read more
Doha – May 17, 2022:  Newly graduated doctors of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have matched with residency programs at some of the world’s most prestigious university hospitals. The newly qualified doctors, who graduated this month, matched with residency training programs at elite institutions in Qatar and the United S... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar – 15 May 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 Khalifa Alhussaini and Aljazi Al- Adbah each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a ... ... Read more
 With a culinary offering based on the freshness of the sea, Lobito de Mar promises the finest Mediterranean cuisine in Doha with produce from the best markets in Andalusia.. Doha, May 16, 2022.- On Tuesday 10th of May, Málaga’s 3 Star Michelin chef, chef Dani García, officially opened his newest Lobito de Mar venue outside of ... ... Read more
Supporting exports, imports, and freight forwarding services for major events and initiatives in Qatar and abroad, the company celebrates inspiring accomplishments during2021 and Q1 2022. Doha, 16, May 2022 – Qatar’s most trusted logistics partner, Bin Yousef Cargo, recently celebrated an array of exceptional achievements and initi... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar – May 12 2022: The 14th edition of Milipol Qatar 2022, the Middle East’s leading international event for homeland security and civil defence, which will be held from 24-26 May at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC), will feature a two-day seminar program centered on major event security management and solutions to c... ... Read more
H2 2021 Dividend of AED 1.285 billion (10.285 fils per share), bringing 2021 total dividend to AED 2.57 billion (20.57 fils per share)Company reaffirms its commitment to maintaining its growth momentum, with plan to deliver 60-80 new stations in 2022, including 20-30 in the UAE and 40-50 in international marketsPositive growth outlook and earnings ... ... Read more
H2 2021 Dividend of AED 1.285 billion (10.285 fils per share), bringing 2021 total dividend to AED 2.57 billion (20.57 fils per share)Company reaffirms its commitment to maintaining its growth momentum, with plan to deliver 60-80 new stations in 2022, including 20-30 in the UAE and 40-50 in international marketsPositive growth outlook and earnings ... ... Read more


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 Ralph Lauren Corporation announces the opening of a new Polo Ralph Lauren store in Doha, Qatar. The new store is located within the lively Place Vendome Mall.   The new store represents the classic yet spirited American style for which Polo Ralph Lauren is recognized throughout the world. It will include both Women’s and Men’s Collections.   The store design fuses elements of collegiate sports mixed with the great outdoors. Rustic oak flooring and planked wood wall panelling are paired with antique and vintage-inspired display cases and tables, as well as an eclectic mix of artwork and decorative props. The store aesthetic reflects the same sensibility as th ......read more

Doha – May 23, 2022: Senior researchers and medical students at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have published a paper focused on improving drug-screening platforms for vascular diseases. The research team, led by Dr. Isra Marei, Post-Doctoral Associate in Pharmacology, includes four members of WCM-Q’s Class of 2024 - Tala Abu Samaan, Maryam Ali Al-Quradaghi, Asmaa A Farah and Shamin Hayat Mahmud – plus Professor Chris Triggle, Professor of Pharmacology, and Associate Professor of Pharmacology Hong Ding.  The study has been published in Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine as an invited review for a special issue on regenerative medicine and is titled, &lsqu ......read more

New curriculum is piloted in seven Qatar schools   A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, has created a three-year computer science curriculum for middle school students to prepare students for higher level classes in computer science. The project was funded by a Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) grant from the National Priorities Research Program. The new curriculum is being piloted in seven Qatar schools this year, as well as schools in Pakistan and the United States. The team has already trained more than 200 teachers, who are teaching the new curriculum to more than 20,000 students in total. Saquib R ......read more

The agreement will see the online portal provide IT development services to the charitable association Riyadh, KSA, 19 April 2022: Zamzam.com, the online portal facilitating Umrah booking services in the region, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AlBirr Charitable Society in Makkah Al Mukarramah. The MoU aims to help develop the Information Technology Unit at the association and was signed by the CEO of Zamzam.com, Mr. Omar Siraj Akbar, and Mr. Hisham Abderrahman Shilly, Vice Chairman of the Board of the AlBirr Charitable Society in Makkah Al Mukarramah. As part of its commitment to the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 to provide support to the society, and wi ......read more

20, May 2022 - Doha, Qatar – Award-winning Cantonese restaurant, Hakkasan Doha welcomes guests to its lounge terrace for Hakkatini Nights, starting this May nightly from 6:00 pm until 11:30 pm. Hakkasan’s lounge will come to life every evening with sunset, pre-dinner or after-dinner late night bites and drinks for just QAR 98 per person. Adding a glamourous twist to the nightlife scene in Doha, Hakkatini Nights offers guests the best stylish atmosphere in its refreshed space and vibrant lounge.  The upscale lounge space sets the scene for friends and social connectors to meet, wash away the mid-week blues and enjoy the night. From sunset into the night, sounds of H ......read more

Doha – May 19, 2022: Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have identified metabolites that are associated with type 2 diabetes and its complications, mainly obesity, retinopathy and dyslipidemia. The study, led by Dr. Noha Yousri, Assistant Professor of Research in Genetic Medicine at WCM-Q, analyzed 1,300 metabolites in samples from 996 Qatari adults (57 percent of whom had type 2 diabetes) and 1,159 metabolites from an independent cohort of 2,618 individuals from the Qatar BioBank (11 percent of whom had type 2 diabetes). It identified 373 metabolites associated with type 2 diabetes, obesity, retinopathy, dyslipidemia (measured through lipoprotein levels). A total o ......read more

Under the Patronage of H.E. Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, State of Qatar, The Euromoney Qatar Conference Returns Doha, 17 May 2022 – The Euromoney Qatar Conference returns to Doha on Sunday 29 May 2022 at The Ritz- Carlton Hotel. Co-hosted by Qatar Central Bank, this high-level gathering of financiers and investors will chart the latest developments in Qatar’s economic story.  With the world’s most highly anticipated football event to be hosted in Doha this year, the eyes of the world will be on Qatar. What will they see? A country that has emerged from the pandemic in strong economic shape and wit ......read more

Doha, Qatar: Two of the world’s most prestigious hospitality names – Raffles and Fairmont – will join Qatar’s growing hospitality offering by Q3 this year, in time for the FIFA World Cup 2022. It’s a milestone development for the sector and for the nation as the two properties, the five-star all-suite Raffles Doha and Fairmont Doha, will be housed in the iconic Katara Towers, an architectural landmark built in tribute to Qatar’s national emblem of two intertwined scimitar swords. The two hotels will be beacons to hospitality excellence and to Qatar’s contemporary ambitions encompassing the latest in intuitive design, theatrical gastronomy, 360 wel ......read more

Doha – May 17, 2022:  Newly graduated doctors of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have matched with residency programs at some of the world’s most prestigious university hospitals.  The newly qualified doctors, who graduated this month, matched with residency training programs at elite institutions in Qatar and the United States, including Hamad Medical Corporation, Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, Case Western/University Hospital Cleveland, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania, Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, among others.  T ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 15 May 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 Khalifa Alhussaini and Aljazi Al- Adbah each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Reham Ismail, Ibrahim Al-Nasr, Sheeshma Zaki, Sheikh Khalid Al-Thani, Khalid Al-Ansari, Fahad Juma, Sara Al-Adbah, Maryam Al-Obaidan, Najla Al-Mulla, Mohammed Fakhroo, Sultan Al-Naemi, Marwa Shaat, Rawdha Aldosari, Ibrahim Sedaqat, Khalid Al-Hadhrumi, Asmaa Al-Obaidan, Khalid Al-Thani, Noor Al ......read more

 With a culinary offering based on the freshness of the sea, Lobito de Mar promises the finest Mediterranean cuisine in Doha with produce from the best markets in Andalusia. Doha, May 16, 2022.- On Tuesday 10th of May, Málaga’s 3 Star Michelin chef, chef Dani García, officially opened his newest Lobito de Mar venue outside of Spain with a huge grand opening that was the talk of the town. Lobito’s grand opening official sponsors were Millennium travel and Moyses Stevens flower shop. Millennium travel, one of the leading travel companies in Doha,  caters to the travel needs of  corporates & individuals alike  sell flights , private charters , ......read more

Supporting exports, imports, and freight forwarding services for major events and initiatives in Qatar and abroad, the company celebrates inspiring accomplishments during 2021 and Q1 2022 Doha, 16, May 2022 – Qatar’s most trusted logistics partner, Bin Yousef Cargo, recently celebrated an array of exceptional achievements and initiatives during 2021 and the first quarter of 2022. From the completion of major supply projects in Qatar and abroad, to the smooth progress of the company’s growth strategy, and a recognition of the efficiency of its logistical processes, Bin Youssef Cargo has demonstrated strength and resilience in operations and logistics management. ......read more

Doha, Qatar – May 12 2022: The 14th edition of Milipol Qatar 2022, the Middle East’s leading international event for homeland security and civil defence, which will be held from 24-26 May at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC), will feature a two-day seminar program centered on major event security management and solutions to combat increasing cybersecurity risks. The seminar will launch on Wednesday, May 25 with major local and international experts and with 21 presentations probing all aspects for the safe delivery of major events. Notably, keynote speeches will be given by a representative of the Safety & Security Operations Committee (SSOC) of the FIFA World ......read more

Doha – May 9, 2022: The next generation of doctors currently learning their craft at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) had the chance to develop core physicianship skills when they took online consultations with some of the youngest members of the community.  Medical students at WCM-Q logged in to the event to take part in a series of consultations with children aged two months to six years, under the supervision of qualified pediatricians. The event, which has been held virtually since 2020 owing to physical distancing guidelines, is an important step in the clinical training of the students as they experience for the first time the joy and challenge of engaging with a youn ......read more

Qatar Airways Cargo celebrates a record year for salmon shipments out of Norway, and demonstrates excellence in the transport of perishable seafood.  DOHA, Qatar – With seven Qatar Airways passenger flights and six Boeing 777 freighter services each week, the Oslo-Doha route is well served, and the airline’s cargo capacity well stocked. 95 per cent of all perishable seafood (PES) on board Qatar Airways flights out of Scandinavia, is salmon. Iceland and Faroe Island (Denmark) also see some seafood traffic which includes live king crabs, trout, and other seafood, however the bulk of the salmon business originates in Norway. At 1.3 million tonnes of salmon exported in 2021 ......read more

ZULAL WELLNESS RESORT BY CHIVA-SOM ENCOURAGES THE COMMUNITY IN QATAR TO PARTICIPATE IN POSITIVE “EARTHING” PRACTICES FOR TREMENDOUS HEALTH BENEFITS   The region’s largest holistic wellness resort sheds light on the simple act of coming into direct contact with the earth’s surface, such as walking barefoot on the beach or sitting on grass, bringing significant health benefits for all the family    Doha, Qatar – 07 May 2022:   Zulal Wellness Resort offers a plethora of earthing experiences aimed at balancing the body, mind and spirt. As part of the Zulal’s retreats, wellness goers will be able to enjoy a number of earthin ......read more

Running throughout the month of May, Doha Festival City will host its annual Homeware Festival showcasing its exclusive offering across the largest collection of global homewares retailers under the one roof in Qatar The Homeware Festival this year will take a new twist with a Virtual Reality experience and a myriad of exciting pop-up exhibitions throughout the Mall  Doha, Qatar – 07 May 2022: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining and entertainment announced the launch of its highly-anticipated annual Homeware Festival from the 12th of May until the 8th of June, showcasing the latest collections from its wide range of international homeware ......read more

 Qatar’s luxury hospitality pioneer, located in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha, has announced an exciting line up of F&B offers, gearing up for the summer season with stunning offers  Doha, 07 May 2022 – Park Hyatt Doha, a luxury hospitality pioneer and sophisticated luxury retreat in the cultural heart of the city, Msheireb Downtown Doha, unveiled an array of tantalizing dining offers to kick start summer across its flagship dining venues, Sora and Opus, featuring live entertainment, activities and an exclusive celebratory atmosphere. Opus will launch the Brunch Club every Saturday from 12:30pm to 4pm. The delightful buffet-style brunch will feature live ......read more

NEW YORK- MAY 5, 2022:  Ogilvy today announced that Paul O’Donnell, Chairman of Ogilvy EMEA, will be retiring after 37 years with the agency. Throughout his tenure, O’Donnell has held a range of leadership positions spanning clients, geographies, and businesses. “It has been an honour to have worked with thousands of Ogilvy colleagues and clients across the globe during my career. It has been a rich and fulfilling experience in which I have travelled the world and helped grow brands and businesses in just about every market you can imagine,” O’Donnell said. “The longevity of my career was due to two things: working with great people and managi ......read more

Zulal Wellness Resort invites guests to sample a true taste of wellness and purification at the region’s first holistic wellness resort Doha, Qatar – 04 May 2022:  Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, the region’s largest holistic wellness resort and the world's first contemporary showcase of Traditional Arabic & Islamic Medicine (TAIM), invites guests to its ‘One Night Wellness Experience’ at Zulal Discovery and learn about the resort’s exclusive retreat packages.  Zulal’s One Night Wellness Experience offers guests a holistic wellness experience introducing them to the world of TAIM and its copious healing capabilities that ......read more

Qatar Airways Cargo continues its commitment by launching Chapter 3 of its WeQare programme, "Let's Stand Together". Chapter 3 involves a big donation drive that seeks to gather donations in kind for children, from April 26 to May 10 2022.   DOHA, Qatar – Commitment, care and charity means a lot to Qatar Airways Cargo. The success of the first two chapters of the WeQare programme demonstrated it very well. Chapter 1, “One Million Kilos” launched in July 2020 led the way by providing the free transport of 1 million kilos of humanitarian aid and medical equipment to charitable organisations. As for Chapter 2, “Rewild the Planet”, Qatar Airways ......read more

Co-hosted with Qatar Central Bank, the ninth Euromoney Qatar Conference returns on Sunday 29 May to Doha. The Euromoney Conference will focus on the latest developments around Qatar’s strategy and finance in the new global landscape. As the eyes of the world turn to Qatar for World Cup 2022, they will see a country that has emerged from the pandemic in strong economic shape and with an increasingly important role in regional and global geopolitics.   Euromoney will explore how Qatar can capitalise on the success of its strategy. What’s next for the nation, its financial institutions, and its investors? How will they deploy their capital domestically and internatio ......read more

On the joyous occasion, Doha Festival City invites guests and shoppers to share the excitement of Eid celebrations with special Eid-inspired decorations, kids henna and face painting Doha, Qatar – 30 April 2022: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment is getting ready for the Eid celebrations with exclusive decorations and kids activities inviting visitors and shoppers to join in the festivities at the Mall. The Mall will be adorned with dazzling Eid decorations welcoming guests to participate in the spirit of Eid. Doha Festival City’s diverse dining outlets offer the perfect opportunity for families to enjoy festive meals ......read more

Highest Quarterly Revenue in Company’s History Reflect Strong Demand for Premium LG Home Appliances and Auto Parts Dubai, April 29, 2022 — LG Electronics Inc. (LG) today announced first-quarter 2022 consolidated sales of KRW 21.11 trillion (USD 17.53 billion) – the highest quarterly revenue in company history. Operating profit of KRW 1.88 trillion (USD 1.56 billion) was positively impacted by royalty income, partially offset by a one-time workforce restructuring cost.   Compared with the first quarter a year ago, revenues grew by 18.5 percent and profitability soared by 6.4 percent, reflecting very strong demand for LG home appliances as consumers around ......read more

Qatar’s luxury hospitality pioneer in Msheireb Downtown Doha announced exciting offers to celebrate Eid Al Fitr, giving guests the chance to celebrate this festive occasion and enjoy the warm hospitality in Qatar Doha, 28 April 2022 – Park Hyatt Doha, a luxury hospitality pioneer and sophisticated luxury retreat in the cultural heart of the city, Msheireb Downtown Doha, is offering guests the chance to revel in the joy of Eid festivities in Doha in comfortable luxury. This year Eid festivities in Doha will take a new twist, from launching the region’s first-ever giant balloon parade, to marching bands, daily firework displays, carnival games and food stalls at the D ......read more

An array of unique experiences offering guests a host of culinary delights, as well as staycation offer and spa treatments during Eid Al Fitr that will immerse them in the true state of Mondrian 26 April 2022, Doha, Qatar – Mondrian Doha, Qatar’s leading luxury hotel, is pleased to announce a myriad of exclusive offers throughout its culinary emporium, in addition to award-winning ESPA treatments and special staycation offer to celebrate the joyous occasion of Eid al Fitr. Qatar residents and guests will enjoy Mondrian’s exquisite cuisine offerings this Eid and excite their taste buds with delicacies from some of the world’s award-winning chefs while relishing i ......read more

April 28, 2022:  A team of students from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, won the QatarDebate Arabic National Universities Debating Championship in Arabic, with all three debaters placing in the top ten speakers of both the tournament and championship.  Rahaf Abutarbush, Ammar Karkour and Abdullah Shaar had a perfect record in league competitions this academic year, placing first in the Arabic National Universities League. In the championship final, they faced off against a team from Qatar University, and were ultimately victorious. This is the second consecutive year the team has won the Qatar national championship, and the sec ......read more

Doha – April 27, 2022:  Forty-eight talented high school students with ambitions to become physicians have completed the challenging Qatar Aspiring Doctors Program (QADP), run by the Office of Student Outreach and Educational Development at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q).  The program runs from September to March and offers advanced tuition in the physical sciences, biology, research skills and English for academic purposes to help students who wish to study medicine at WCM-Q hit the ground running. Given the challenging nature of much of the material, there was a celebratory atmosphere when the successful students gathered at WCM-Q for a completion ceremony to ma ......read more

Doha, Wednesday 27 April 2022: Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), the leading insurer in Qatar and the Middle East North African (MENA) region, announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2022. Following a meeting of the board of Directors on Tuesday 26th of April 2022, which was presided over by Mr. Khalifa Abdulla Turki Al Subaey, Chairman & Managing Director oF QIC Group, the Board approved the financial results. QIC registered a robust net profit of QAR 230 million for the first quarter of 2022. The Group’s 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 it ......read more

As part of its ongoing #Festival Cares initiatives to give back to the community, the Mall donated essential food supplies to workers in the industrial area and other locations and to families in need to mark the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan Doha, Qatar – 26 April 2022: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, is pleased to announce its collaboration with Qatari Charity in a joint food drive during the holy month of Ramadan. As part of the ongoing #Festival Cares initiative, Doha Festival City donated 500 boxes with essential Ramadan food supplies to Mall services personnel, as well as to workers in the Industrial Area and ......read more

 Inspiring Positive Change Within The Community During Ramadan Giving voice to all community members to share their change stories, inspirations, and simple thoughts towards change Doha, Qatar – Tuesday 26 April 2022: Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region, has launched a successful full-out brand awareness campaign labeled ‘Time For Change’, designed to inspire positive change within all members of the community in Qatar. Rolled out in celebration of QIC’s recent rebrand, ‘Time For Change’ come to showcase the company’s success in changing its brand identity emphasizing values of synergy, reci ......read more

DOHA, QATAR: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, welcomed newly admitted students at the Marhaba Tartans event.  Each year, CMU-Q hosts the admitted students to learn more about the university, including academic programs and student experience. This is the first time Marhaba Tartans has been in-person since 2019, and the sessions were also live-streamed for those who could not attend. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, noted that admission to the CMU-Q Class of 2026 was exceptionally competitive. “Students, you are among a very select group, and I want to congratulate each and every one of you. You have worked hard in high school, ......read more

Reshaping the digital insurance landscape in the MENA region  QIC Insurance Group, the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region, announced as part of its digital strategy, the creation of Digital Venture Partners (QIC DVP) - a business unit bound to become the ecosystem orchestrator for insurance and insurtech in the MENA region.  QIC DVP aims to reshape the digital insurance landscape by building new digital ventures, leveraging existing assets, partnering with Big Tech and corporates, and strategically investing in high potential early-stage startups.  “The launch of QIC Digital Venture Partners is a significant milestone for our digital future. Ground ......read more

EAA’s Qatar Scholarship Programme and Awqaf bolster access to higher education in Qatar  Doha, 25 April 2022 – The Education Above All Foundation (EAA) and The General Directorate of Endowments (Awqaf) hosted a celebratory iftar at the Diplomatic Club on Sunday to award outstanding students for their academic performance, welcome new recipients, and honour graduates of the Qatar Scholarship programme in Qatar. The ceremony was attended by His Excellency Dr. Ibrahim bin Saleh Al Nuaimi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Dr. Salem Al-Naemi, President of University of Doha for Science and Technology, Dr. Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed bin G ......read more

Over 3000 Snoonu and Snoomart cobranded boxes were distributed by Snoonu drivers to mark the joyous occasion of Garangao 23 April 2022 – Doha, Qatar:  Qatar’s leading tech start-up Snoonu is pleased to announce its collaboration with Dukhan Bank where over 3000 Snoonu and Snoomart cobranded Garangao boxes were distributed to Snoonu customers on Garangao day by Snoonu drivers. Garangao is a tradition celebrated across the Gulf Region marking the fasting of the first half of the Holy month of Ramadan. Being one of Ramadan’s most important celebrations in Qatar, Garangao is usually most enjoyed by children while rejoicing with families and friends.  The Ga ......read more

Celebrate the beautiful month of Ramadan with elegant hand-finished jewellery by Pandora. Featuring highquality metals and craftmanship, choose from a range of stunning designs to compliment your style this Ramadan. Making the perfect Eid Al Fitr gift for either yourself or that special someone, choose meaningful pieces from the Pandora Moments collection and delicate sparkling designs from the Pandora Timeless collection. #MomentsWithPandora #PandoraTimeless   ...read more

• As with all Ford launches in the region, the all-new Taurus underwent exhaustive testing the by in-market product development team conducted at the height of the Middle East summer • Taurus, coming to the region soon, will arrive with an all-new modern design, be equipped with Ford’s established exemplary EcoBoost engine, and boast competitive driver assist and convenience features   Dubai, UAE - April 22, 2022 – The all-new Ford Taurus has endured tortuous testing conditions in the Middle East ahead of its imminent arrival, though remains safely under wraps for now. Despite soaring mercury outside, Ford Taurus’ cabin will remain a comfortable plac ......read more

The upgraded Somerset West Bay Doha will introduce stylish urban living in the heart of the West Bay area, ideally catering to both short and long-stay guests Doha, Qatar:  The Ascott Limited (Ascott) announces the re-opening of its fully renovated Qatar-property, Somerset West Bay Doha.  The revamp is in line with the group’s tenacious expansion plans for the region. Owned by Katara Hospitality, Somerset West Bay Doha originally opened in 2008 with a total of 200 units comprising of two- and three-bedroom apartments and was primarily focused to cater to long-stay guests. In line with changing traveller needs, the newly revamped property now offers 228 units in o ......read more

20 April 2022 – Over the past couple of years, Guinness World Records™ witnessed an exceptional interest in the world record title of Tallest stack of M&M's®, which has just been topped up by an additional piece to become 7 in total, as achieved by Ibrahim Sadeq, a 29 years old from Iraq. In a video of unbelievable gravity-defying way, Sadeq was able to stack the 7 chocolate sweets on top of each other in no more than 2 minutes. An attempt that took so much more to be achieved by the previous record holders over the years. “I am using a mix of mind and body focus but people usually define it as a gravity defying act,” said the Iraqi national from his ......read more

April 19, 2022:   Desperately needed rains across the Horn of Africa have so far failed to materialise, almost a month into the current rainy season, and if these conditions continue, along with stagnant and even decreasing humanitarian aid, the number of hungry people due to drought could spiral from the currently estimated 14 million to 20 million through 2022, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today.  With Somalia facing the risk of famine, half a million Kenyans one step away from catastrophic levels of hunger and malnutrition rates in Ethiopia well above emergency thresholds, time is fast running out for families who are struggling to survive. &nb ......read more

Qatar Insurance Group - the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region - announced its sponsorship of the Samla race in its fifth edition in 2023.  In view of the Group’s role in promoting the culture of sports in Qatar, the sponsorship of the Samla race was officially announced on Sunday during the signing of the sponsorship agreement at QIC Group’s headquarters in West Bay.  The sponsorship agreement was signed by Mr. Salem Al Mannai, Group CEO of QIC Group, and Mr. Azzam Al-Mannai, CEO of the Organizing Committee of the Samla Race.  “As the leading insurer in Qatar, we have a long-standing commitment to promote the culture of sports in Qatar. We ......read more

Qatar’s one and only mall of choice wrapped-up its 5th anniversary celebrations revealing a commemorative digital mosaic wall highlighting a collection of memories of visitors and shoppers at Doha Festival City  Doha, Qatar – 18, April 2022:  Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment concluded its 5th anniversary festivities in a big reveal showcasing its commemorative digital mosaic, a one-of-a-kind colourful celebration with visitors and community. To commemorate its five years of excellence, the Mall invited its friends and visitors to participate in the digital mosaic wall from the 1st of April to the 10th ......read more

April 18, 2022:   LG Electronics Inc. (LG) today announced its preliminary earnings results for the first quarter of 2022.LG reported revenues of KRW 21.1 trillion in the first quarter of 2022, 18.5 percent higher than the same quarter the previous year. Operating profit for the first quarter was KRW 1.9 trillion, 6.4 percent higher than the same quarter the previous year. These figures are the tentative consolidated earnings based on K-IFRS provided as a service to investors prior to LG Electronics’ final earnings results including net profit. Details regarding each division which will be announced officially later this month. ...read more

• Second QDBA award for Qatar’s leading Managed IT Services & Solutions Provider   Doha, Qatar - 16, April 2022:  In a move that reinforces MEEZA’s reputation as Qatar’s leading Managed IT Services & Solutions Provider, MEEZA has won the award for ‘Cloud Solution of the Year’ at the Qatar Digital Business Awards (QDBA).    Under the patronage of His Excellency Mohammed bin Ali Al Mannai, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, this year’s Qatar Digital Business Awards 2021 took place at a gala dinner hosted during the recent Smart City Expo Doha 2022 and organized by the Ministry of Communica ......read more

The UN World Food Programme (WFP)’s operational costs for 2022 will go up by US$ 136 million in West Africa alone due to the ripple effect of the conflict in Ukraine which is driving up global food and fuel prices. This, as acute hunger in the region has quadrupled in three years – reaching a 10-year high this year, with 43 million women, men and children expected to face acute food insecurity by June 2022.  This additional cost to WFP’s operations could have been used to provide six million school children with a daily nutritious meal for six months. This is unfortunate as millions of families in the region are unable to meet their basic food needs as a result of ......read more

Pandora introduces its new limited edition Lightbulb dangle charm, a continuation of its Charms for change initiative in support of UNICEF. The glow-in-the-dark charm has been designed to represent a brighter future and to celebrate the potential of every young person worldwide, with AED 60 from each charm sold donated to UNICEF. The Pandora for UNICEF charm is made with blue glow-in-the-dark glass, reflecting light all day and night, and symbolising that every child can let their potential shine. Marissa Saretsky, Director of Corporate Sustainability comments: “We all have a role to play in empowering the young minds of the next generation. Proceeds from this charm will help UNI ......read more

Guinness World Records reveals the world’s tallest family is an average of 203.29 cm tall      April 14, 2022:  The Trapp family from Duluth, Minnesota has achieved the Guinness World Records title for tallest family. The family is an average of 203.29 cm (6 ft 8.03 in) tall.   The heights of each family member measure at:  • Kristine Trapp, mother: 191.2 • Scott Trapp, father: 202.7 • Savanna Trapp, daughter: 203.6 • Molly Steede, daughter: 197.26 • Adam Trapp, son: 221.71   “I love saying I’m the shortest person in the world’s tallest family at 191.2 cm!” joked Kris ......read more

Upon release on April 15, 1972, the Royal Oak designed by Gérald Genta created a stir with its large body of hand-finished stainless steel, its octagonal bezel secured with visible hexagonal screws, its highly stylised integrated steel bracelet and its extra-thin selfwinding mechanism. Inspired by the cultural and industrial revolution of the 1970s and launched in the early years of the quartz crisis, this watch combining sportiness with ancestral know-how heralded the beginning of a new fine watchmaking era in tune with changing lifestyles.    Over the years, the Royal Oak gave rise to a full-fledged collection with new sizes, materials, styles and movements. 50 years on, ov ......read more

The new partnership will offer local artists the platform to showcase their talent and creative artworks  Doha, Qatar – 13,  April 2022: Mondrian Doha, Doha’s leading luxury hotel that celebrates fashion, art, culture, and music, collaborated with Fire Station on their ‘Artists in Residence’ programme for a cultural initiative dedicated to supporting Qatar’s eclectic art scene. The collaboration was officially inaugurated through an art exhibition titled “Metaphoric growth” and aims to promote the artistic works of Qatar talents.  The launch of the first of a series of exhibition was held at Mondrian Doha’s Frozen Forest Lo ......read more

Qatar Airways Cargo, Swissport, and JAS Worldwide open their doors to the next generation in aviation and air cargo management, inviting Auburn University students to Atlanta Airport.   DOHA, Qatar – A group of students currently studying Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Auburn University, were given an exclusive, behind-the-scenes air cargo familiarisation tour at Atlanta Airport on 25 March 2022. It was a joint initiative planned by Auburn University, JAS Worldwide, Swissport, and Qatar Airways Cargo. The 7.5-hour event kicked off in the afternoon, first with lunch at the JAS WW Campus Sandy Springs, a meet and greet session with JAS and Qatar Airways Cargo management, ......read more

PROFESSIONAL, OPEN, STUDENT AND YOUTH WINNERS ANNOUNCED     © Adam Ferguson   The World Photography Organisation is delighted to announce the overall winners in the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards 2022. The acclaimed photographer Adam Ferguson (Australia) has won the Photographer of the Year title and accompanying $25,000 (USD) cash prize and a range of Sony digital imaging kit. Also announced are the ten category winners alongside 2nd and 3rd place of the Professional competition as well as overall winners of the Open, Student and Youth competitions.    Winners are revealed in a celebratory announcement video featuring interviews and ......read more

Dubai, UAE – 12 April, 2022: Following the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Final Draw, Hisense, the Official Sponsor of this quadrennial tournament, has outlined plans to provide regional football fans with hyper-realistic stadium-like at-home viewing experiences through the comfort of their home during the largest international sports event, which is taking place from November 21st until December 18th. During the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM Final Match Draw, Hisense unveiled the regional debut of its super smart 100L9G TriChroma Laser TV – the brand’s latest large-screen from the groundbreaking TriChroma Laser TV series. Significant figures that attended the substant ......read more

Reveal your extraordinary with the new FLE XXL mascara this holy season! Xtra Volume,Xtra fulness, Longer lashes for your Eid look Priyanka Chopra Jonas's favorite eye look for EID   Introducing the NEW False Lash Effect XXL Mascara, inspired by salon lash extensions, and mastered by Max Factor – a mascara that gives a dramatic result that lasts all day.   Priyanka Chopra Jonas’s new favourite combo for the perfect Eid eye look: NEW FLE XXL Mascara, NEW browfinity longwear brow tint, colour Xpert waterproof liner, brow shaper pencil.    The NEW XXL Mascara along with the other Max Factor eye products will be your best allies during ......read more

Accelerated digital transformation and steady performance accompanied by positive financial results     • Rapid progress of digital transformation among prominent achievements of 2021 • A strong performance in total assets reaching QR 110.7 billion, driven by strong growth in the finance portfolio that exceeded QR 75 billion • Customer deposits reach QR 77 billion (44% increase from 2020) • Shareholders' equity exceeds QR 14.0 billion   Doha –  Qatar, 12 April 2022 – Dukhan Bank convened its virtual ordinary Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Sunday 10 April, 2022. The meeting was chaired by H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Bin ......read more

The new partnership will offer local artists the platform to showcase their talent and creative artworks  Doha, Qatar – 11  April 2022: Mondrian Doha, Doha’s leading luxury hotel that celebrates fashion, art, culture, and music, collaborated with Fire Station on their ‘Artists in Residence’ programme for a cultural initiative dedicated to supporting Qatar’s eclectic art scene. The collaboration was officially inaugurated through an art exhibition titled “Metaphoric growth” and aims to promote the artistic works of Qatar talents.  The launch of the first of a series of exhibition was held at Mondrian Doha’s Frozen Forest Lob ......read more

The Mall embraces Ramadan with a charity food drive in partnership with Qatar Charity, Garangao festivities, as well as a myriad of celebrations offering several exclusive deals to Kids Club members Doha, Qatar – 11, April 2022: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment is celebrating Ramadan with Qatar’s community through various activations and initiatives including a food drive with Qatar Charity, Garangao celebrations, and the relaunch of the Kids Club. This year, the Mall takes on a warm and festive ambiance through Ramadan-themed installations to welcome friends and families, with majlis tents to add a traditional ......read more

Snoonu Launches Its ‘’Buy 1 Give 1’’ Ramadan Initiative to Provide Free Iftar and Suhoor Meals for Its Fleet & Partners with Qatar Charity and Qatar Red Crescent to provide more donation options for customers in Qatar Biryiani Express will provide free iftar meals for Snoonu drivers as official sponsors of the Ramadan drive Participating Merchants will offer free suhoor meals through the Snoonu app 10 April 2022 – Doha, Qatar: Qatar’s leading tech start-up Snoonu is pleased to announce the launch of its “Buy 1 Give 1” Ramadan initiative, which aims to ensure that fleet drivers have access to hot and delicious meals during Ram ......read more

Doha, Qatar - 11, April 2022 – Dukhan Bank has announced the winning names of its latest quarterly draw of Thara’a, its Shariah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters. As the draw results showed, Thara’a savings account customers Ahmad Al-Mohannadi and Loloh Mohammadi have each won a cash prize of 50,000 Qatari Riyals, as well as Assad Salem and Rim Ali both of whom have won a cash prize worth 25,000 Qatari Riyals. The draw was conducted at the Bank’s headquarters under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The Thara’a Savings Accou ......read more

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), in collaboration with the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA), held workshops to train information technology professionals in Qatar on securing their Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) networks. The workshops were held at CMU-Q on March 29 and 30. CMU-Q is a Qatar Foundation partner university. CRA and CMU-Q published the IPv6 Security Guidelines in December 2021 to provide step by step guidance to organizations who are securing their IPv6 networks. IPv6 is the next generation of the networking technology that will serve as the backbone of the internet for the next several decades. The workshops provide networking and security profession ......read more

  > Double rewards points during Ramadan to loyalty customers worth QAR800,000  > Daily online contest to win QAR1,000 worth of points > Shop to Donate campaign launched with Qatar Charity and leading brands > Al Meera, in collaboration with Hifz Al Naema allow customers to donate Ramadan boxes easily to families in need > Daily dishes by Al Meera with Chef Noor Al Mazroei   Doha, Qatar – 09 April 2022: Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.), Qatar’s favorite neighbourhood retailer, celebrates Ramadan as it does every year with large in-store promotions and this year it is giving away double the reward points for all Meera Re ......read more

07 April 2022:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air cargo markets showing that demand increased in February despite a challenging operating backdrop.    Several factors benefitted air cargo in February compared to January. On the demand side, manufacturing activity ramped-up quickly after the early February Lunar New Year holiday. Capacity was positively influenced by the general and progressive relaxation of COVID-19 travel restrictions, reduced flight cancellations due to Omicron-related factors (outside of Asia), and fewer winter weather operational disruptions. Note: We are returning to year-on-year traffic comparis ......read more

Doha – April 5, 2022: High school students with an aptitude for the sciences spent a week experiencing life as a medical student on Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) Online Program.  Thirty-seven students from 14 high schools joined the Qatar Medical Explorer Program (QMEP) session, spending a week taking part in online sessions led by WCM-Q’s expert faculty on a wide range of subjects, including biology, chemistry, pharmacology, emergency medicine and anatomy.  The experience also included coaching to help students prepare their college applications, with sessions on writing personal statements, communication skills, interview techniques, and informati ......read more

The new first to market Mall chatbot “Bahja”, offers visitors quick access via WhatsApp to mall information and services  Doha, Qatar – 5, April 2022: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, announced the launch of its latest digital application, the mall’s exclusive Artificial Intelligence (AI) Whatsapp chatbot ‘Bahja’, which means ‘Joy’ in Arabic, is part of the Mall’s efforts to deliver a faster, more convenient service to its visitors. Through Bahja, customers can have quick access to mall information and services. The chatbot enables customers to ask questions and receiv ......read more

Gaussin and Qatar Airways Cargo are pleased to announce the successful testing and commissioning of the AMDT FULL ELEC automotive multi-directional transporter for air cargo pallets, with production under way for delivery in Q2 2022. This multi-directional transporter for airport cargo operations has been developed by Gaussin in close collaboration with Qatar Aviation Services Cargo (the cargo ground handling subsidiary of Qatar Airways Group). It is zero-emissions, 100% electric and compatible with all types of unit load devices (ULDs).  It has a payload of up to 7 tonnes, a battery life of up to 6 hours and is rechargeable, allowing 24/7 use. The AMDT FULL ELEC serial production ......read more

Qatar residents can now avail a wide range of exclusive dining offers throughout the Holy Month at some of Doha’s most celebrated dining destinations. 5 April 2022 - Doha, Qatar - From Ramadan specials to new and exclusive offers for Iftar and Suhoor, More Cravings by Marriott Bonvoy offers plenty of reasons to celebrate with family and friends during this special month. Diners can explore endless dining experiences at over 20 participating dining destinations on morecravings.com. Marriott Bonvoy® members can also earn and redeem points with their Ramadan feasts at participating venues. More Cravings by Marriott Bonvoy is Marriott International’s dedicated online dini ......read more

Dubai, UAE, April 4, 2022 – Ford Middle East recently announced the winners of its annual Henry Ford Excellence and President’s Awards – a programme designed to recognize its distributor partners for delivering outstanding customer experience and operations in 2021. The awards ceremony and handover of the trophies occurred during the Ford Middle East Distributors' Council at the Dubai Expo 2020.   “At Ford, these are the most prestigious awards we, as a company, give to our distributor partners annually,” said Ravi Ravichandran, Executive Director, Middle East. “They are our way of recognizing the most outstanding initiatives and performance ......read more

Enjoy a warm and oriental ambience with a world-class culinary journey at Qatar’s favorite luxury destination, located in Msheireb Downtown Doha  Doha, 2 April 2022 – Park Hyatt Doha, a luxury hospitality pioneer and sophisticated luxury retreat in the cultural heart of the city, Msheireb Downtown Doha, is bringing guests a memorable Ramadan experience inspired by the generosity and warmth that the Arabian culture is famous for. Roger Saad, General Manager, Park Hyatt Doha, commented on the hotel’s special arrangements for Ramadan, saying: “We are looking forward to welcoming our guests during the Holy Month. This year, we are drawing from the Arabic heri ......read more

 Enjoy a warm and oriental ambience with a world-class culinary journey at Qatar’s favorite luxury destination, located in Msheireb Downtown Doha  Doha, 2 April 2022 – Park Hyatt Doha, a luxury hospitality pioneer and sophisticated luxury retreat in the cultural heart of the city, Msheireb Downtown Doha, is bringing guests a memorable Ramadan experience inspired by the generosity and warmth that the Arabian culture is famous for. Roger Saad, General Manager, Park Hyatt Doha, commented on the hotel’s special arrangements for Ramadan, saying: “We are looking forward to welcoming our guests during the Holy Month. This year, we are drawing from the Arabi ......read more

Qatar’s only authentic Japanese Ramen destination also announces an expansion to its main location and opens a second outlet in Doha Al Jadeeda Metro Station  Doha, April 02, 2022:  Ninja Ramen, the first and only authentic Japanese Ramen cuisine destination in Qatar, is challenging Ramen lovers in Doha with the newly launched 5kg Ramen bowl.  Customers who feel they have what it takes can compete in the 300 QAR challenge, where they have to devour a 5kg Ramen bowl within a 40 minute time limit. The winners will take home the glory and will be featured on the Ninja Ramen social media pages, in addition to receiving a QAR 100 meal coupon and a refund worth QAR 300 ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 02, 2022 – He took up exercise seriously almost all his life, but mountaineer Yousef Al Refaie has taken it to the next level setting a Guinness World Records title for being the Youngest person to climb the Seven Volcanic Summits at 24 years and 119 days.  Al Refaie is not only 24 but he is also the 24th globally to climb each continent’s tallest volcano. Notoriety is not the key component here as ascending the seven calderas is a very rare achievement, so becoming the youngest person to complete the circuit is even rarer feat.  “You came from the desert, I wouldn’t think you will be able climb the highest mountains& ......read more

Qatar’s one and only mall of choice celebrates its 5th birthday on April 5 with an exciting line-up of attractions and activities to celebrate the occasion  Doha, Qatar – 1 April 2022: Doha Festival Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a wide range of fun-filled attractions and engaging activities from the 1st of April to the 10th of April. Since its grand opening in April 2017, Doha Festival City has been a preferred destination for families and friends to gather and enjoy special moments and memories together. Doha Festival City is Qatar’s largest retail space and home to over 450 reta ......read more

Doha, Qatar:  Dukhan Bank, Qatar's leading banking player, announced the launch of D-Tap (SoftPOS with PIN acceptance), the new smart payment  solution for Merchants. This low-cost, maintenance-free solution allows merchants to accept payments through a variety of contactless-enabled cards and devices as part of Dukhan Bank’s ongoing efforts to enhance its flexible technologically enabled corporate digital services portfolio. With D-Tap, businesses can accept payments from any contactless-enabled card or mobile wallet right from their NFC-enabled Android™ device. This service requires no additional hardware and delivers a quick and convenient payment experience. ......read more

April 01, 2022:  As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins, the soaring cost of food staples in import-dependent Middle Eastern and North African countries is creating ever greater challenges for millions of families already struggling to keep hunger at bay, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today.  Traditionally a month of festivities, when families gather over traditional foods to break their day-long fast, this year millions will be struggling to buy even the most basic foods for their families as the conflict in Ukraine has pushed food prices even higher than the troubling levels at the start of the year.  “We are extremely concerned about t ......read more

Passengers can enjoy up to 20 per cent discounts and earn double Qpoints in First and Business Class   30, March 2022 DOHA, Qatar — Qatar Airways is pleased to offer special fares to mark the Holy Month of Ramadan. Qatar Airways passengers can enjoy discounts of up to 20 per cent and receive double Qpoints in First and Business Class.  Create memories with your loved ones and book your tickets through qatarairways.com/ramadan, via Qatar Airways sales offices, or from preferred travel agents by 5 April 2022 to take advantage of discounts on flights to Qatar Airways’ expanding network of almost 150 destinations, for travel until 30 September 2022.  Qatar ......read more

• Adopting additional indicators for the region and expanded the research in quantity and quality • Report identified key weaknesses in Arab countries' SDG results so far, most notably in SDG 5 (gender equality) • Six countries lead the regional scores, with a total index score of 66 or more • Only three countries achieved one of the development goals • The report recommends the countries in the region to urgently invest in more resources   Dubai - 31 March 2022:  A report released by the World Government Summit Organization in partnership with the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government under the title "Arab Region Sust ......read more

The world’s most extensive Traditional Arabic & Islamic Medicine offering, Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som officially opened to the world today in a grand celebration of health and wellness Doha, Qatar – 30 March 2022:  Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, the region’s largest holistic wellness resort and the world's first contemporary showcase of Traditional Arabic & Islamic Medicine (TAIM) welcomed dignitaries, celebrities, media, and special guests to the official opening of the award-winning holistic place of healing with a grand celebration. The official ceremony comprised keynote speeches by Eng. Nasser Matar AlKawari, CEO of Msheireb P ......read more

MEEZA's leading experts share insights on the needs of the modern day ever-evolving smart cities Doha, Qatar, March 29, 2022: MEEZA, Qatar’s prominent end-to-end managed IT services and solutions provider, has announced it is a Gold Sponsor of the Smart City Expo Doha 2022, held today and tomorrow at Msheireb Downtown Doha. Smart City Expo Doha 2022 is a global platform dedicated to discussing, tackling and solving the challenges facing the cities of tomorrow, with the aims of introducing innovative technology that will contribute to improving the lives of citizens, residents and visitors through achieving social inclusion, sustainability and empowerment. Under the p ......read more

CH Carolina Herrera introduces an exclusive Ramadan 2022 Collection, available across the Middle East CH Carolina Herrera welcomes you to join the joyous and festive season of Ramadan in its newest collection, Alegria de Vivir.  Under the evening crescent, this collection will take you from Iftar evenings to late night Suhoors in its vibrant, celebratory shades of Carolina red and emerald green intermixed with pale pink and burgundy tones. This collection emanates traditional and modern Ramadan silhouettes that play with volume and proportions, with beautiful silks in floral and geometric prints, emphasizing comfort for ease of transition from day to night. Each look is suited to ......read more

Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s leading air cargo carrier, and WiseTech Global, a leading provider of software solutions to the logistics industry, today announced that the launch of a direct eBooking solution between their global operating systems has gone live. This connection further enhances the flight schedule and operational data exchange implemented last year. The eBooking connection between WiseTech’s flagship CargoWise platform and Qatar Airways Cargo management system, CROAMIS, enables freight forwarders using CargoWise to choose their flight and confirm a booking with Qatar Airways Cargo in real-time, without having to leave the platform. Similarly, existing book ......read more

26, March 2022:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the 78th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit will take place 19-21 June 2022 in Doha, Qatar, hosted by Qatar Airways. This will be the second time that the global gathering of aviation’s top leaders will be held in Qatar; the first being in 2014. Originally, the 78th IATA Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit were planned for the same dates in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, hosted by China Eastern Airlines. The decision to change the venue reflects continuing COVID-19 related restrictions on travel to China. “It is deeply disappoi ......read more

H2 2021 Dividend of AED 1.285 billion (10.285 fils per share), bringing 2021 total dividend to AED 2.57 billion (20.57 fils per share) Company reaffirms its commitment to maintaining its growth momentum, with plan to deliver 60-80 new stations in 2022, including 20-30 in the UAE and 40-50 in international markets Positive growth outlook and earnings momentum in both fuel and non-fuel businesses to accelerate in 2022 and beyond Company remains on track to deliver minimum of $1bn EBITDA by 2023 Attractive dividend policy set to continue with a minimum of AED 2.57 billion dividend for 2022 and yearly dividend equal to at least 75% of distributable profits from 2023 onwards March ......read more

Doha – March 24, 2022: Healthcare experts from across Qatar convened for a Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) interprofessional training event that discussed strategies to optimize the safety of medication for patients in the primary care and outpatient settings in Qatar.  The Optimization of Medication Safety in the Primary Care & Outpatient Settings event was coordinated by WCM-Q’s Division of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and featured expert speakers from academia, the public health sector, and the private sector. During the event, which was held on WCM-Q’s virtual platform, the speakers outlined the risk factors for adverse drug events and m ......read more

In support of CH Hope, CH Carolina Herrera will support Autism awareness causes in 2022, kicking off with a Mother’s Day celebration focused around raising awareness and donating to local causes across the region, followed by a volunteer opportunity in honor of World Autism Day on April 2nd, 2022. In support of CH Carolina Herrera’s CH Hope program, a global initiative to support and better communities regionally and globally, CH Hope will regionally raise awareness for autism spectrum disorder. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) continues to increase in global prevalence in recent decades with increasing affects in the Middle East. According to the World Population Review, the ......read more

QLM Life & Medical Insurance Company - the leading medical and life insurer in Qatar, recently held a blood donation campaign at QLM Main office in the West Bay. The campaign was organized in collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) - Blood Donation Unit. HMC mobilized its blood donation vehicle along with its medical unit to assist in the successful completion of the blood donation drive. For QLM, the blood donation campaign serves as an important Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, which creates a scalable impact for the society, environment and people. QLM considers CSR as a cornerstone for the sustainable development of society and spares no effort to fulfi ......read more

Doha-Qatar, 21 March 2022: Dukhan Bank has released its financial results for the year ended 31 December 2021, recording a net profit of QAR 1,193 million. The bank’s robust financial performance during the year has resulted in its total assets to increase to QAR 110.7 billion, representing a significant growth of more than 28% as compared to last year driven by growth under the financing assets and investment securities. Notably financing assets continued to grow to QAR 75.2 billion at end of 31 December 2021 from QAR 58.5 billion at 31 December 2020, representing a remarkable growth of 29%. Further customers’ deposits balance raised to QAR 77.4 billion at end of 2021, w ......read more

Dedicated to Mediterranean food aficionados   Doha, Qatar – 21, March 2022: Banana Island Resort Doha, the leading destination for luxury in Qatar, re-opened its Riva restaurant with a brand new look and menu, welcoming the lovers of the Mediterranean food to satisfy their taste buds, thereby adding a new concept to the distinctive dining experiences that the resort has always been famous for.  With this re-opening, guests will be able to enjoy, in an exceptional atmosphere, the most innovative dishes from the Mediterranean region, prepared by Riva’s Chef De Cuisine Julio Sanz, with his vast experience and expertise. The restaurant's indoor dining area ......read more

KVG to explore kenaf plantation in the global regions DOHA, 21 MARCH 2022 - Taking lead in the promotion of sustainability using kenaf, Kenaf Venture Global Sdn. Bhd. (KVG) officialise a collaboration with Al Rayes Group through a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). KVG was represented by its Group Chief Executive Officer (Group CEO), Jazman Shahar Abdollah and its Group Executive Director, Irfan Hadi Jazman Shahar while Al Rayes Group was represented by its Chairman, Sheikh Ahmed Al Rayes. The event took place in The Ritz-Carlton, Doha with Ambassador of Malaysia to the state of Qatar, His Excellency Zamshari Shaharan as the witness. “We are pleased to be working wi ......read more

Malabar Gold & Diamonds, one of the largest jewellery retailers globally with a strong retail network of over 280 outlets spread across 10 countries, has launched its 21K exclusive showroom in Qatar. Malabar Gold & Diamonds showroom in Tawar Mall was inaugurated by Sheikh Ali Abdulla A A Al-Thani in the presence of H.E. Munir Ghannam, Ambassador of Palestine to Qatar; Mr. Abdul Salam K P, Vice Chairman, Malabar Group; Mr. Santhosh T.V, Regional Head, Malabar Gold & Diamonds and Mr. Naufal Thadathil, Zonal Head, Malabar Gold & Diamonds. With an exclusive and elaborate jewellery collection in 21K and 18K gold, certified diamonds, precious gems and pearls and the promise of a ......read more

17 March 2022:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the increasing momentum towards re-opening of borders and relaxation of travel restrictions, as COVID-19 moves into the endemic phase.  An IATA survey of travel restrictions for the world’s top 50 air travel markets (comprising 88% of international demand in 2019 as measured by revenue passenger kilometers) revealed the growing access available to vaccinated travelers:   • 25 markets representing 38% of 2019 international demand are open to vaccinated travelers without quarantine measures or testing requirements&md ......read more

168 students recognized for academic excellence Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation (QF) partner university, recognized 168 students for academic excellence with the fall 2021 semester Dean’s List ceremony. Students are included on the Dean’s List based on grades from the previous semester.  The Dean’s List for the fall 2021 semester included 28 first-year students, 47 sophomore students, 49 junior students and 44 senior students.  Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, opened the ceremony with words of encouragement. “If you are here today as one of our Dean’s List honorees, you did a lot of things right last semeste ......read more

This Mother’s Day, Pandora is celebrating unconditional love. From early wake-up calls to everyday adventures, thank mum for being there through it all with jewellery that symbolises your unique, unbreakable bond. New to the Pandora Moments collection, encircled designs present gifts that are a sparkling reminder of your family bond. Featuring interlinked rings of sterling silver, hand-set to shine with cubic zirconia pavé, show her how much you care with Pandora’s new symbol of everlasting love. Meanwhile, Pandora Timeless is joined by heart-shaped stones with touches of colour, creating classic yet modern pieces that make elegant Mother’s Day surprises. Whether a heart ......read more

Doha – March 15, 2022: Pre-medical students at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) had the chance to learn about the role of physics in medicine thanks to a two-day training session held in collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC). Medical physics plays a vital role in hospitals, spanning a wide variety of diagnostic and therapeutic tools. Medical physicists work alongside doctors and other healthcare professionals to ensure these tools operate safely and effectively, particularly in radiological procedures. Medical physicists also help to develop new medical technologies, driving innovation in the healthcare sector in pursuit of enhanced patient outcomes.  Despit ......read more

The promotion offers discounted fares on tickets purchased from 15 to 21 March for travel until 30 September 2022 14 March 2022, DOHA, Qatar – In celebration of Mother’s Day, we are pleased to offer 25 per cent off on all-inclusive Premium and Economy Class fares to almost 150 destinations worldwide. The 7-day promotion will run from 15 - 21 March, for travel up to 30 September 2022. Tickets can be booked online through qatarairways.com, via Qatar Airways sales offices, or from preferred travel agents.  Qatar Airways Senior Vice President- Qatar, Mr. Ehab Amin said: “We are delighted to celebrate this occasion by offering an exclusive promotion for our passeng ......read more

QLM Life & Medical Insurance Company QPSC announces the results of the AGM and EGM. The meeting was held on 14/03/2022 and the following resolution were approved 1) Hearing and approving the Directors Report on the activities of the Company, its financial position for the year ended 31st December 2021, and the future plan. 2) Hearing and approving the External Auditor’s report for the financial statements 2021. 3) Discussing and approving the Company’s balance sheet and its profit and loss statement for the financial year 2021. 4) Approving the recommended profits distribution, being cash dividend of 22% of the share par value, i.e. 22 dirhams for each share. 5) To dis ......read more

Qatar’s one and only shopping, dining and entertainment destination hosted a series of engaging activities to mark the occasion of International Women’s Day including an empowering Panel Discussion, E-Gaming Tournaments, and Launch of New Offers for Ladies Club Membership Programme Doha, Qatar – 12 March 2022: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, celebrated International Women’s Day with a panel discussion on women’s empowerment in partnership with Harper’s Bazaar Qatar at L’ETO Café. The Mall collaborated with Harper’s Bazaar Qatar for a private panel discussion, to discuss women&rs ......read more

Alumni-led company, Stellic, will investigate challenges for students from traditionally under-represented student populations March12, 2022:  A business that started as a student project at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, has been awarded a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to identify technology challenges in the areas of student advising, degree progress and tracking.  Sabih Bin Wasi is a co-founder of the technology firm, Stellic: “With this grant, we are hoping to learn the impact that current university data systems and infrastructure are having on students. We believe technology has a bigge ......read more

• Amlak FY21 net group profit stands at AED 1.06 billion and total assets stand at AED 4 billion • The Company successfully concluded the settlement of the arbitration with a net value of approximately AED 875 million  • Debt settlement arrangements yielded AED 465 million gain and contributed in total debt reduction of AED 1,139 million (including Mudaraba Instrument of AED 235 million).   Dubai, UAE: 12 March 2022: Amlak Finance PJSC today announced its full-year financial results for the year ended December 31, 2021. The company focused on prudently managing its UAE operations and balance sheet.    Amlak reported a net profit of AE ......read more

The 5th edition of Najah Qatari festival entitled 'Yesterday's dream is today's reality’ highlighted the most successful Qatari experiences in the fields of innovation, invention, inspiration, and entrepreneurship Doha, Qatar - 11, March 2022: Qatar’s leading tech startup, Snoonu, is delighted to announce that it has won the “Best Project for Entrepreneurs,” for the second consecutive year at Najah Qatari, for their continued contributions in the development of entrepreneurship in Qatar. Founded by Faisal Bin Khalid Al-Otaibi, Najah Qatari or “Qatari Success,” festival is one of Qatar’s most distinguished events which highl ......read more

Purity Retreats support guests on their journey towards holistic wellness and spiritual purification during the Holy Month of Ramadan Doha, Qatar – 09,  March 2022:  Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, the region’s largest holistic wellness resort and the world's first contemporary showcase of Traditional Arabic & Islamic Medicine (TAIM), is pleased to announce the launch of its specially curated Purity Retreat to support guests on their journey towards holistic wellness and spiritual purification during the Holy Month of Ramadan from the 2nd April till the of 2nd May 2022.  Zulal’s philosophy rests on the pillars of mind, body, and soul and its P ......read more

Forecasts predict that upwards of 1.7 million people could visit Qatar during the Tournament with approximately 500,000 visitors in the country on the busiest days     • Creating extraordinary moments: turning ideas into unforgettable memories     March 09, 2022: Dan Bolton Creative Management Agency, industry leader in creative performances, production, castings, artist management, event design and innovative content creation has partnered with Qatar’s go-to talents solution agency, Trinity Talent Qatar to create together experiences of a lifetime. Their involvement collectively has spanned in many significant events over the last 24 years, i ......read more

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