August 26, 2018: To celebrate the lifting of Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving, Aseel Al-Hamad, the first female board member of the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation, drove Renault Sport’s 2012 Formula One car around the 2018 French Grand Prix track and became the first Saudi woman to drive a Formula One car.
On this month’s episode of The Circuit, host Amanda Davies meets Al-Hamad to learn more about her hopes for a future full of possibilities for female drivers.
Aseel Al-Hamad on her unique opportunity to inspire women in Saudi Arabia:
“I have a ......
Nader Sabry, a space tech entrepreneur and mentor, is the creator of the world’s first physiological prayer mat. His online retail company, TIMEZ5, is focused on using space technology to tend to the health and wellness needs of the Muslim/Islamic lifestyle, an economy globally valued at over $2 trillion. Sabry’s prayer mat works in three ways: it reduces pain, improves posture support, and increases energy when praying or meditating. It has a five layer system, which works to achieve those three benefits. Arab News interviewed Sabry to learn more about his work, his views on Saudi innovators and why he wants to be a part of the ......
Country is adapting to challenges, results indicate
Doha, February 06, 2018: Almost all decision-makers interviewed for the first release of the Business Barometer: Qatar Survey carried out by Oxford Business Group (OBG) remain upbeat about the local business environment, despite the ongoing boycott implemented by some of its GCC neighbours.
As part of its survey, the global research and consultancy firm asked over 100 high-level executives from across the country’s industries a series of questions aimed at gauging business sentiment. The results of the survey which was done on a face-to-face basis, ......
I was invited at Robinsons, a Luxury Shopping Destination, to interview a very dynamic, enterprising, enthusiastic and probably the youngest perfume designer- Mr. David Benedek.
Mr. David(BDK) has his very own individual perfume house that is based at that Palais Royal, Paris. He demonstrates a strong passion about his work. Furthermore, he grew up in a perfume heaven (Perfume shop in Paris) with his grandparents and parents owning a perfume store. Later, he went on to study Economics and Management. Eventually, his passion drove him to specialize in the field of perfumery and cosmetics.
BDK prefumes are known to be long lasting ......
Dubai, UAE, June 9, 2016: They say that anyone can pick up a camera and start taking beautiful photographs as long as the camera that they use is of utmost quality type. I disagree. If you are naturally born gifted with a third eye like Mohsin Abrar, regardless what camera is at hand – a photograph might be as well taken from the Creator Himself. Photos that not only depicts the beauty of this world – but also life’s lessons.
Did you study photography?
No. I self-taught. I started photography only three years in Dubai.
What do you mean three years?
I just picked up my first ......
Why did Rotana choose Salalah for their first hotel in Oman?
Oman has always been a key growth market for us to expand into. We pride ourselves in identifying new and upcoming travel destinations people wish to visit and Salalah is growing in popularity. The opening of Salalah Rotana Resort is an exciting one for us, not only does it take us one step closer to reaching our ultimate vision but it has strengthened the company’s standing as the leading hotel management company in the region.
Posted on www.godubai.com
In which ways do you want to contribute to the Salalah region?
The resort is the largest stand alone hotel in the ......
Doha, Qatar – December 10, 2018 – At a time when some people seem to struggle to disagree agreeably, students at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) are learning how to debate opposing viewpoints collegially through the university’s Debate Club – and they are winning awards and recognition.
The Debate Club is led by Ayman Al-Rachid and Sikandar Ali Chaudary, who serve as co-presidents with NU-Q Professor Torsten Menge as the faculty advisor. Since the club re-launched in 2017, the students have been participating in several tournaments and earning awards in recognition for their speaking abilities.
“Being able to converse calmly but ......read more
Doha, Qatar – December 9, 2018 – The Ritz-Carlton, Doha has prepared an array of exclusive offers and activities in celebration of the country’s forthcoming National Day.
To mark this year’s National Day, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha located in West Bay Lagoon will launch the festivities at Lagoon Restaurant with a Farm to Table buffet showcasing Qatari products and featuring the best of the country’s cuisine while supporting local farmers. The lavish buffet available on December 14 and 18 features a rich selection of authentic Qatari dishes alongside a delicious array of mouth-watering desserts prepared to perfection by The Ritz-Carlton ......read more
We believe Qatar has effectively managed the ongoing boycott's impact on diplomatic ties and trade and transport links.
We expect economic growth to accelerate and external accounts to remain in surplus from 2018-2021, except in the event of larger declines in oil prices.
We are therefore revising the outlook on Qatar to stable from negative, and affirming the sovereign credit ratings at 'AA-/A-1+'.
Qatar, December 09, 2018: On Dec. 7, 2018, S&P Global Ratings revised its outlook on Qatar to stable from negative. At the same time, we affirmed our 'AA-/A-1+' long- and short-term sovereign credit ratings.
The transfer and ......read more
December 06, 2018: PopSockets; the makers of popular collapsible phone grips, loved around the world by celebrities such as Gigi Hadid and Kylie Jenner, are thrilled to announce the release of their glamourous capsule collection adorned with Swarovski crystals– just in time for the holiday season.
Having launched in the US last month, the shimmering luxe-range is making its way over to the GCC, available in a variety of eye-catching crystal colours, including; Golden Shadow, Silver, Jet-Black and Siam Red; the collection will be available from November- just in time for the holidays. The Siam Red features a unique three-way shimmer effect that reflects different colours, such ......read more
Doha, December 06, 2018: Qatar Insurance, the leading insurer in collaboration with Syrian American Medical Center commemorated World Diabetes Day by organizing an awareness workshop for its staff. The workshop included a presentation on the risk factors for diabetes, its symptoms and early detection signs, strategies for prevention and treatment of the disease. The session also included free medical checkup for all QIC staff. Attendees also benefitted from the talk given by diabetes educators and therapeutic nutritionists, who spoke at length about following a healthy diet and lifestyle.
The awareness campaign aligns with QIC Group’s efforts towards realizing the Qatar ......read more
Doha, Qatar, December 05, 2018: MEEZA, Qatar’s prominent end-to-end Managed IT Services & Solutions Provider, takes pride to announce the launch of its ‘Business Cloud’ Platform to enhance its existing cloud service offerings as part of its business expansion strategy.
The Business Cloud platform will enable clients to subscribe and provision a wide range of products and services including Microsoft Office 365, Azure Public cloud services, Domain registrations and Managed Services hosted within MEEZA’s Qatar based Tier III Certified LEED Platinum Data Centre.
The MEEZA Expansion team is also delighted to announce that in partnership with ......read more
Upscale steakhouse to open at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha
Qatar, December 05, 2018: The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is honored to announce the launch of STK Doha, which is scheduled to open its doors mid-January.
STK Doha will be located on the top floor of the city’s newly renovated Ritz-Carlton Hotel, overlooking the Arabian Gulf and featuring exceptional city views. The restaurant is expected to have seating for 150 guests and will feature STK's classic menu along with the brand’s signature décor.
Originally from New York City, STK offers a modern and upscale twist on the American steakhouse concept, with culinary excellence, a modern ambiance and ......read more
DOHA, Qatar –04 December 2018 - With an aim to expand its reach, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) Northumbria University, participated in the University Expo, which was held under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Abdul Wahed Al Hammadi, Minister of Education and Higher Education Qatar on November 28 – 29, 2018 at Qatar National Convention Centre, Doha, Qatar. This Expo offered a poised platform for QFBA Northumbria to create an awareness about its bachelor degrees to a wider audience.
University Expo Qatar is a comprehensive two-day exhibition attended by students aged 16+ who are considering their higher education options, as well as their ......read more
Doha, Qatar – 4 November 2018: With an aim to bring together Qatar book lovers’ community, City Centre Rotana Doha hosted the third edition of Book Swap in association with Qatar’s prominent blog – Lemon & Mint. Hosted at the luxury hotel’s Sama Lounge on December 1, it was all about discussing the prevalent happenings in the country as well as expressing their creative pursuits.
As always, beyond just being a great networking platform, it also propagated its corporate social responsibility (CSR) movement by dedicating this event to support Cat Assistance Team Qatar. Cat Assistance Team (CAT) is a volunteer-based cat rescue group ......read more
Get glowing this holiday season with Skin Republic’s luxurious gold masks
December 04, 2018: Whether you’re getting ready for a party or pampering yourself the day after, these age-defying face masks, infused with 24 carat gold, will get your skin looking smoother, firmer and more luminous than ever before. They’re the perfect sidekicks for the festive season.
24K Gold Peel-Off Face Mask (AED 35 for 3 applications)
This Skin Republic mask is infused with 24 carat gold, known for its potent anti-aging capabilities. Rich in age-defying minerals, the formulation helps to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, while fruit acids gently exfoliate for a bright and ......read more
December 04, 2018: The HP ProBook x360 11 G3 EE and HP ProBook x360 11 G4 EE are the world’s thinnest rugged convertibles Since 2015, HP’s Education Edition PCs have consistently reset the bar for ruggedness and innovation for schools. With amazing new features designed to enhance instruction and minimize cost of management and downtime, the HP ProBook x360 11 Education Edition G3 and G4 allow users to:
Learn in the classroom and on the go. Thinner than its predecessor, these devices are built to withstand the rigors of active students with shock-absorbing molded rubber trim, a reinforced power port, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, and a spill-resistant ......read more
Doha, Qatar, 04 December 2018 – Qatar Development Bank (QDB), is pleased to announce the overwhelming response received by Phase I of Al Furjan markets project. The bank received 13,266 applications from the opening date on October 21 till the closing on November 19.
QDB will host a Raffle award ceremony on December 11, 2018 at Four Seasons, Doha and the event will specially be dedicated to a number of successful applications being received by QDB, reflecting people’s keen interest in Al Furjan Markets project and also inform people about the facilitation and improvements being made by QDB.
The raffle draw will be very transparent given the fact ......read more
Doha, December 4, 2018 – With great pride, MEEZA, Qatar’s prominent end-to-end Managed IT Services & Solutions Provider, takes pleasure in announcing that it has been awarded as the “SEME Partner of the Year 2018” for Southern Europe and Middle-East Region at the McAfee MPOWER Cybersecurity Summit, which was held on 28 November 2018, in Rome, Italy.
MEEZA was recognized for having the highest contribution in MSP business for the year 2018 by establishing new verticals, markets and adding new solutions to address next generation SOC requirements and offer successful Managed Security Services to multiple clients throughout the region. This ......read more