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A host of projects were launched, designed to support communities and make a difference in the lives of manyDoha, Qatar: As the Holy Month of Ramadan approaches its conclusion, Ooredoo Group highlights the meaningful initiatives undertaken by its operations across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia to support communities and spread jo... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar: As we bask in the final week of Ramadan and reflect on the blessings this Holy Month has brought, Mondrian Doha extends a heartfelt invitation to travellers and guests seeking to discover an oasis of luxury and culinary haven this Eid Al Fitr to experience the holiday in their whimsical hotel.Nestled in the heart of Doha, Mondrian Doha... ... Read more
Comprehensive strategy to expand the scope of social responsibility initiatives Reinforcing sustainable development goals for marginalized and vulnerable peopleApril Embodying the value of giving and in line with its continuous efforts to promote sustainable development goals for human development, Gulf Warehousing Company (GWC) organized a s... ... Read more
Daily flights from Jakarta to Doha by Indonesian airlines ‘Garuda Indonesia’Doha, Qatar: Under the partnership of Qatar Airways, Hamad International Airport (DOH) announces the commencement of daily flights from Jakarta to Doha by Indonesian airlines ‘Garuda Indonesia’, further enhancing connectivity between Southeast Asia a... ... Read more
Savor the Vibrant Rhythms and Delight in the Rich Flavors of PeruDoha, Qatar – 6 April 2024 – Coya, the esteemed Peruvian restaurant nestled within W Hotel in Doha, invites guests to immerse themselves in the lively Eid festivities from April 11 onwards. The rich heritage of Latin American culture is palpable in every dish, complem... ... Read more
Curated Collection Designed to Embody and Celebrate the Vibrance of Malayali culture Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Tanishq, India's largest retail jewellery brand, is proud to announce it’s first-ever Vishu-inspired collection, aimed at celebrating the rich cultural heritage of the vibrant Malayali community. . Set to launch... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar (3 April 2024): Come show off your hero moves and join the PJ Masks at Doha Festival City from 10 to 20 April 2024! Families are invited to watch the mini stage show, enjoy the activities in the Superpower Academy and have their photo taken with the superhero trio!The interactive mini show is full of singing and dancing with kids’... ... Read more
Doha – April 3, 2024: Students at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have published a series of papers investigating the efficacy of microbiome-modulating therapeutics such as probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics for managing type 2 diabetes.Over a period of two years from 2021 to 2023, medical and pre-medical students at WCM-Q screened mo... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar, 02 April, 2024 –Three computer science students at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) have made history by becoming the first team to represent Qatar at the world championship of the International Collegiate Programming Competition (ICPC). The team won the Qatar national competition in September, beating out more th... ... Read more
The inaugural flight marks a historic moment in Middle East aviationDoha, Qatar: Hamad International Airport (DOH) has announced the commencement of daily operations by Japan Airlines, linking Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) in Japan with Hamad International Airport in Qatar.The inaugural flight, operated on 31 March 2024 by a Boeing 787-9 aircraft with... ... Read more
The hotel is Rotana's first Rayhaan-branded property in Doha The four-star property adds 185 keys to Rotana's key count in the city​Abu Dhabi, UAE – 1 April 2024: Rotana, one of the leading hotel management companies in the region with over 100 properties in the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Türkiye (MENAT), announce... ... Read more
Now connects Doha and Mumbai with four non-stop flights a week Bringing the category defining Akasa experience to Doha, at affordable faresDoha, 30 March 2024: Akasa Air, India’s fastest-growing airline, commenced operations from Doha, connecting it with Mumbai, with four non-stop flights a week.The inaugural flight on 28th March 2024 de... ... Read more
Doha, 31st March 2024 - Qatar Insurance Group (“QIC Group”, “QIC”), presented 125 employees in Qatar and across the Group’s regional and international operations with long service awards in recognition of their dedication and invaluable contribution to the leading insurer in Qatar and the Middle East North Africa (MENA... ... Read more
Doha, 31st March 2024 - Qatar Insurance Group (“QIC Group”, “QIC”), presented 125 employees in Qatar and across the Group’s regional and international operations with long service awards in recognition of their dedication and invaluable contribution to the leading insurer in Qatar and the Middle East North Africa (MENA... ... Read more


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The gateway to Qatar was also named ‘World’s Best Airport Shopping’ for the second time in a row, and "Best Airport in the Middle East" for the tenth consecutive year Doha, Qatar: Hamad International Airport (DOH) has again secured its position as the "World’s Best Airport" by the prestigious 2024 Skytrax World Airport Awards held at the Passenger Terminal Expo 2024 in Frankfurt, Germany. The airport also clinched the title of ‘World’s Best Airport Shopping’ for the second time in a row and "Best Airport in the Middle East" for the tenth consecutive year.  Hamad International Airport's recognition is ......read more

The first edition of the Msheireb Award for Innovation in Design will award international companies and entities across four categories of human-centred design, sustainable design, technology-powered design, and lifestyle and luxury design DOHA, 17 April 2024 — Msheireb Properties and Fast Company Middle East have announced the inaugural Msheireb Award for Innovation in Design. This global initiative celebrates and honours exemplary design-driven solutions in the realms of human-centred design, sustainable design, technology-powered design, and lifestyle and luxury design. These award categories are linked to the Innovation by Design summit themes, which is being hosted by Fast ......read more

The charity auction will take place both online and offline at the Invest World Expo Dubai gala dinner on the 23rd of April  (Dubai, UAE — April 17, 2024) —  Tooba, the charitable platform dedicated to facilitating global giving in a quick, simple and secure manner, will mark its inaugural presence at the Invest World Expo Dubai 2024 to channel resources towards meaningful causes. The charity auction is taking place online on Tooba's instagram account and offline at the gala dinner of the event on the 23rd of April, at the Atlantis The Royal, Dubai. Participants are encouraged to make donations towards various causes, with the individual making the largest contri ......read more

he newly opened Resort has commissioned a series of illustrations and animated videos by the talented artist to celebrate its launch and create a visual story portraying its vibrant energy and unique living experience. Clym will also host a master class at the property, aiming to share his knowledge and unique perspective on Qatar with other local artists.  April 17th, 2024, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Four Seasons Resort and Residences at The Pearl-Qatar, a glamorous beachfront oasis located at the Pearl-Qatar, has partnered with the world-famous artist Clym Evernden. Marking his debut in the Middle East, Clym has created an array of captivating illustrations and animations ......read more

Gulf Warehousing Company — one of the fastest-growing companies in the MENA region — is unveiling its latest initiative: integrating vision-picking technology into supply chain operations. With a steadfast commitment to innovation, GWC is the first logistics company in Qatar to implement vision-picking technology, leading the way toward a more efficient, accurate, and safe future for logistics. Vision picking is a transformative, cutting-edge technology that revolutionizes single and multi-order picking, using computer vision systems, cameras, and augmented reality (AR) devices to help the staff to identify and select items from warehouse locations accurately and efficiently.& ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 15 April 2024: Qatar Airways announces following airport and airspace reopening, that it has resumed its scheduled services to Iran, which include 20 weekly flights to four gateways - Tehran, Mashhad, Shiraz and Isfahan. Qatar Airways’ customers can book flights on the qatarairways.com website or call the Contact Centre on +974 4144 5555 for assistance. The safety and security of our passengers remains our top priority ...read more

*This title confirms the cohesion between the two brotherly nations and this honour is a new achievement for the youth of Shabab Al Ahli DUBAI: His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, extended his warmest congratulations and blessings to His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council, and President of Shabab Al Ahli Club, on the occasion of the senior football team’s victory in the inaugural edition of the Qatar-UAE Super Sheild. Shabab Al Ahli rode on a third minute stoppage time winner from Igor Jesus to fight back and win 2-1 against Qatar&rsqu ......read more

Doha, 13, March 2024 – DHL, the world leading logistics company, has joined as the exclusive logistics partner to the Autonomous e-Mobility Forum (AEMOB) 2024, set to take place in Doha, Qatar from April 30th to May 2nd. This partnership underscores DHL's ongoing dedication to identifying and supporting truly innovative initiatives in the space of e-mobility. The multilateral AEMOB Forum, hosted by the Ministry of Transport of the State of Qatar, will bring together international experts to explore the future of autonomous e-mobility from all relevant perspectives, including technology, science and research, and policy. "We are proud to welcome DHL as a partner for the A ......read more

Launched in 2010 as the first movement designed by the Manufacture, and a technical and aesthetic pioneer, the Unico calibre only served to strengthen the reputation of Hublot, already renowned for the cutting-edge design of its watches. It boasts a unique look, thanks to its column wheel which is perfectly visible on the dial side, its chronograph with flyback function, its stylish anthracite grey lines and its unrivalled performance. This year, Hublot launches five new references boasting the Unico movement in a multitude of materials: ceramic, sapphire and Magic Gold Big Bang Mp-11 Water Blue Sapphire The MP-11, featuring its sculptural 7-barrel movement with a 2-week power reserve, ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 03 April 2024 – 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. The draw was conducted under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. As the draw results showed, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Albandari Almana, Alzaina Al-Naama, Jameel Khan, Suhaib Almabrouk, Mishal Shanny, , Samera Mohammed, Mohamed Ayari, Hassan Al-Obaidly, Masoumeh Alibazi, Aisha Al-Hamar, Nezar Alakari, Salma Basharaheel, Saeed Alkhelaifi, Madhuri Jalan, Alanoud A ......read more

Dear valued customer, in order to recognise and thank you for your loyalty to Bremont, we are writing to give you an exclusive early preview of the brand new releases of expertly crafted tool watches, as we prepare to unveil them at the world's biggest celebration of master watch making, Watches and Wonders in Geneva, where Bremont will be exhibiting for the first time. Below you will find your exclusive preview of our new timepieces, which will officially launch on Bremont.com at: 07:30 (BST) 9th April 2024 To mark the evolution of our wonderful brand, from a humble foundation in aviation to a maker of tool watches that perform on the Land, in the Ocean and in the Skies we are pro ......read more

A host of projects were launched, designed to support communities and make a difference in the lives of many Doha, Qatar: As the Holy Month of Ramadan approaches its conclusion, Ooredoo Group highlights the meaningful initiatives undertaken by its operations across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia to support communities and spread joy. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulla Al Thani, Deputy Group CEO, said: "Our initiatives during Ramadan reflect the spirit of compassion and solidarity that defines this Holy Month. Our companies have successfully launched numerous impactful community initiatives that have made a significant difference in the lives of many." In Qatar, ......read more

Doha, Qatar: As we bask in the final week of Ramadan and reflect on the blessings this Holy Month has brought, Mondrian Doha extends a heartfelt invitation to travellers and guests seeking to discover an oasis of luxury and culinary haven this Eid Al Fitr to experience the holiday in their whimsical hotel. Nestled in the heart of Doha, Mondrian Doha welcomes visitors to experience a holiday like no other. From April 10th, guests can book a stay in one of their opulent guest rooms and avail a special 20% discount, inclusive of a breakfast for two people. The irresistible offer is available for stays of a minimum of three nights, providing an unforgettable escape. For those looking to im ......read more

Comprehensive strategy to expand the scope of social responsibility initiatives Reinforcing sustainable development goals for marginalized and vulnerable people April  Embodying the value of giving and in line with its continuous efforts to promote sustainable development goals for human development, Gulf Warehousing Company (GWC) organized a series of community initiatives and events as part of its CSR Program during the holy month of Ramadan. The daily Iftar meals hosted by GWC for employees at the Logistics Village Qatar were among its prominent events during Ramadan. A team from the company's management ensured to join the employees for Iftar, fostering a sense o ......read more

Daily flights from Jakarta to Doha by Indonesian airlines ‘Garuda Indonesia’ Doha, Qatar: Under the partnership of Qatar Airways, Hamad International Airport (DOH) announces the commencement of daily flights from Jakarta to Doha by Indonesian airlines ‘Garuda Indonesia’, further enhancing connectivity between Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Starting from 4 April 2024, the flight from Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK) to Hamad International Airport (DOH) operates daily in a 393-seater Boeing B777-300 aircraft. This strategic partnership with Garuda Indonesia complements Hamad International Airport’s existing extensive network in Southea ......read more

Savor the Vibrant Rhythms and Delight in the Rich Flavors of Peru Doha, Qatar – 6 April 2024 – Coya, the esteemed Peruvian restaurant nestled within W Hotel in Doha, invites guests to immerse themselves in the lively Eid festivities from April 11 onwards. The rich heritage of Latin American culture is palpable in every dish, complemented by vibrant decor and alluring aromas. Coya promises a culinary adventure that captivates the senses. Kicking off Eid on a special note, a selection of chef specials awaits diners, including Peruvian-inspired delights that showcase the vibrant flavors and culinary expertise of Coya's kitchen. Indulge in the exquisite Tiradito de Pez ......read more

visit Qatar is gearing up to host several performances during the week of Eid Al Fitr 2024, ranging from music artists to Disney blockbuster orchestral musicals. With several family-friendly performances, and others for young adults and older, Visit Qatar presents a line-up of events that cater to residents and GCC visitors of all ages to celebrate the joyous occasion. For Eid Al Fitr 2024, there will be nightly fireworks shows at Katara Cultural Village from April 10 to 12, for visitors to enjoy stunning firework displays. Al Hazm mall will be hosting Eid Al Fitr celebrations from April 10 to 13, and Lusail Boulevard will see different types of Eid celebrations from April 10 to 12. Qatar ......read more

Curated Collection Designed to Embody and Celebrate the Vibrance of Malayali culture  Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Tanishq, India's largest retail jewellery brand, is proud to announce it’s first-ever Vishu-inspired collection, aimed at celebrating the rich cultural heritage of the vibrant Malayali community.  Set to launch on April 5th, 2024, to coincide with the auspicious occasion of Vishu Festival, this curated collection will be available at all Tanishq stores in the UAE and Qatar. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this first-of-its-kind initiative represents Tanishq's commitment to diversity and inclusivity, catering to the unique cultural a ......read more

Doha, Qatar (3 April 2024): Come show off your hero moves and join the PJ Masks at Doha Festival City from 10 to 20 April 2024! Families are invited to watch the mini stage show, enjoy the activities in the Superpower Academy and have their photo taken with the superhero trio! The interactive mini show is full of singing and dancing with kids’ participation in a Hero Training Session with the PJ MASKS characters. Young ones will learn what it takes to be a hero, how to be brave, learn the coolest hero moves, and so much more!    Additionally, three distinguished retailers—FNAC, Toys R Us, and Kiddy Zones—will showcase their unique PJ Masks and Hasbro branded ......read more

Doha – April 3, 2024: Students at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have published a series of papers investigating the efficacy of microbiome-modulating therapeutics such as probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics for managing type 2 diabetes. Over a period of two years from 2021 to 2023, medical and pre-medical students at WCM-Q screened more than 10,000 scientific publications to collect, summarize and present results from randomized control trials. The resulting papers were published in world-renowned, peer-reviewed scientific journals in the fields of metabolism, nutrition and pharmacology, and have already amassed a total of 37 citations in a very short space of time. T ......read more

In collaboration with partners, the drive seeks to rebuild hope for Gaza's children by providing clothing and basic materials Doha, Qatar, 2 April 2024 - In a concerted effort to find immediate and practical solutions for providing humanitarian support in the Gaza Strip, and on the initiative of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Education Above All Foundation (EAA), EAA announced the launch of the 'Keswet Al Eid' campaign for children in Gaza. This program is being carried out in partnership with the Qatar Red Crescent, Al-Mujadilah Center and Mosque for Women, and Minaretein Mosque. The campaign will provide new clothes for children aged 0 to 16. Donati ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 02 April, 2024 –Three computer science students at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) have made history by becoming the first team to represent Qatar at the world championship of the International Collegiate Programming Competition (ICPC).  The team won the Qatar national competition in September, beating out more than 200 students for the top spot. They represented Qatar at the Africa-Arab regionals in Egypt, and after a strong showing they advanced to the world championship later this year. The winning team consists of computer science third-year student Andrey Genze, and seniors Ulan Seitkaliyev and Gulnaz Serikbay.  Micha ......read more

Doha – April 2, 2024: Qatari nationals and long-term residents who have recently graduated from college are advised that applications are now open for the next cycle of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar's (WCM-Q) Biomedical Research Training Program for Nationals 2024. The program has been carefully designed to equip college graduates with the key research skills and experiences to allow them to begin building successful careers in biomedical research. The forthcoming cycle of this ten-month training program will run from September 1, 2024 until June 27, 2025. Participating graduates will work alongside WCM-Q's world-leading research scientists in the college's labora ......read more

The inaugural flight marks a historic moment in Middle East aviation Doha, Qatar: Hamad International Airport (DOH) has announced the commencement of daily operations by Japan Airlines, linking Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) in Japan with Hamad International Airport in Qatar. The inaugural flight, operated on 31 March 2024 by a Boeing 787-9 aircraft with a capacity of 203 seats, marks the first-ever flight to the Middle East by a Japanese airline – signifying a historic moment in the aviation industry. Commenting on this historic partnership, Sujata Suri, Senior Vice President of Finance and Procurement at Hamad International Airport, said: "We are thrilled to welcome Japan A ......read more

The hotel is Rotana's first Rayhaan-branded property in Doha The four-star property adds 185 keys to Rotana's key count in the city ​Abu Dhabi, UAE – 1 April 2024: Rotana, one of the leading hotel management companies in the region with over 100 properties in the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Türkiye (MENAT), announces today the soft opening of Riviera Rayhaan by Rotana, Doha, in Qatar. In line with Rotana's expansion goal of 30 planned openings by 2026, the new property introduces Rotana's modern-design Rayhaan Hotels & Resorts brand to the Doha market. The opening adds 185 keys to Rotana's extensive portfolio across the MENAT regi ......read more

Now connects Doha and Mumbai with four non-stop flights a week Bringing the category defining Akasa experience to Doha, at affordable fares Doha, 30 March 2024: Akasa Air, India’s fastest-growing airline, commenced operations from Doha, connecting it with Mumbai, with four non-stop flights a week.The inaugural flight on 28th March 2024 departed Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai at 1745hrs IST and arrived at Hamad International Airport in Doha at 1940hrs AST. According to Qatar’s National Tourism Strategy 2030, the country aims to attract 6 million visitors every year. The route, launched in response to the growing demand for air travel be ......read more

Doha, 31st March 2024 - Qatar Insurance Group (“QIC Group”, “QIC”), presented 125 employees in Qatar and across the Group’s regional and international operations with long service awards in recognition of their dedication and invaluable contribution to the leading insurer in Qatar and the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. The ceremony was held during the yearly Ramadan suhoor event hosted by QIC for its staff at the St. Regis hotel in Doha where honorees were presented with the awards by members of the Group’s Chief Administrative Officer, Mr. Rashid Al Buainain. 65 staff members received the award for five years of service, 19 for 10 years, 30 fo ......read more

As part of the exciting lineup of events for the final week of Expo 2023 Doha, the Organizing Committee held the Expo 2023 Doha Awards Ceremony – the perfect sendoff for a truly global event that attracted more than 4 million visitors over 6 straight months. The event was graced by the attendance of His Excellency, Minister of Municipality Abdullah bin Hamad bin Abdullah Al Attiya, His Excellency Expo 2023 Doha Commissioner General Bader bin Omar Al Dafa, as well as AIPH Secretary General Mr. Tim Briercliffe, and BIE Secretary General Mr. Dimitri S. Kerkentzes. The ceremony highlighted the Expo 2023 Doha Organizing Committee’s appreciation of all participating countries that spa ......read more

Gulf Warehousing Company (Q.P.S.C.) – Qatar’s leading logistics provider - attended Qatar Paralympic Committee (QPC) Ramadan Wheelchair Basketball Championship finals. The Ramadan Wheelchair Basketball Championship, organized by the Qatar Federation for Special Needs Sports, concluded over two days in the Federation Hall, with the participation of 20 players representing 4 teams. The final day's competitions were strong and exciting and witnessed a ranking match for third and fourth places, then the final match. Helping local talents grow is an integral part of GWC’s mission, which is why its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives—focusing on yout ......read more

March 26, 2024 (Doha, Qatar)—In response to the severe humanitarian crisis in Gaza, the Education Above All (EAA) Foundation has intensified its efforts to provide relief and educational support to the affected communities during the holy month of Ramadan. The escalated conflict has resulted in millions of displaced, injured, or dead, exacerbating the already dire situation in Gaza. To address these urgent needs, EAA has committed to delivering aid to 233,000 beneficiaries, with relief packages valued at QAR 33 million. EAA's intervention in Gaza focuses on comprehensive humanitarian assistance, encompassing mental health and psychosocial support to address the trauma, recreatio ......read more

340 students from 85 schools in Qatar compete in annual mathematics competition Doha, Qatar, 27 March, 2024 –The team from DPS Modern Indian School in Doha won the top prize for 2024 Pi Day Mathematics Competition at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q). The second place team was from DPS Monarch International School, with Mesaieed International School and Doha British School rounding out the top four. The CMU-Q Pi Day Mathematics Competition is an annual event that challenges the mathematical skills of high school students in Qatar. This year, 340 students from 85 schools in Qatar participated. Prizes were sponsored by Abu Issa Holding, a strategic partner of CMU-Q. ......read more

This Eid, elevate your scent game with Amouage and NEST. Whether you’re searching for the perfect gift for your family, friends, or even yourself this selection offers a luxurious sensory experience that transcends the ordinary. Please don’t hesitate to be in touch if you need any further details from my side. Rediscover the Secret Garden Collection with Love Delight Forming a distinct stylistic profile, Amouage’s Secret Garden has been re-imagined to include a brand new composition, Love Delight – a delicious creation that adds an alluring dimension to the quartet’s expression of womanhood. When the scent first reveals its optimistic personality, Gi ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 25 March, 2024 –Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) introduced the Class of 2024 to the CMU-Q alumni network at a Ramadan event in Education City. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, welcomed the new class to the alumni network: “Class of 2024, in just a few weeks, you will begin the next stage of your career. While this is the end of your undergraduate journey, this is not the end of your connection with Carnegie Mellon. This is a vibrant network, and when you graduate, you will be part of it.” When the class graduates in May, the CMU-Q alumni network will include more than 1300 young professionals, most of whom live and work in Qatar. Worldwide, there ......read more

Doha – March 24, 2024: Students at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) due to graduate later this year celebrated a highly successful Match Day, gaining places on residency training programs at some of the world’s best healthcare institutions. The fourth-year medical students gathered for a ceremony to hear that members of the class had matched at prestigious institutions including Hamad Medical Corporation, Sidra Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Yale New Haven Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, Case Western University Hospital, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, the University of Michigan, and many others. The medical specialties the soon ......read more

CMU-Q celebrates student achievements in fall 2023 semester   Doha, Qatar, xx March, 2024 –Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation (QF) partner university, honored 172 students for academic excellence in the fall 2023 semester. The Dean’s List ceremony takes place twice a year to acknowledge student achievement based on grades from the previous semester.    The Dean’s List for the fall 2023 semester included 20 first-year students, 41 sophomore students, 51 junior students and 60 senior students.    Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, touched on the significance of the ceremony and the importance of celebrating students&rsquo ......read more

The Bank recorded a historic annual net profit of QAR 1.3 billion in 2023; •   Significant year-on-year total income growth of 37%, at QAR 6.1 billion in 2023; •   Total assets reached QAR 114 billion at end of 31 December 2023. Doha – Qatar, 20 March 2024: Dukhan Bank convened its Ordinary and Extraordinary Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday March 20, 2024, via video conference. The meeting was chaired by H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Jassim Al-Thani, Chairman of the Board of Directors, in the presence of 82.47% of the Bank’s shareholders. During the AGM, all the items on the agenda were discussed, including listening to and ......read more

SHEGLAM, the renowned beauty brand synonymous with innovation and quality, is proud to announce its special Ramadan promotion in partnership with Centrepoint. Commencing on the 20th March until the 12th April, SHEGLAM's highly anticipated Lunar & Stellar Box Set will be exclusively available at 113 Centrepoint stores across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, and Oman. This limited-time promotion brings together SHEGLAM's bestselling products, specifically the SHEGLAM Color Bloom Liquid Blusher - Love Cake, SHEGLAM Pout-Perfect Shine Lip Plumper - Sepia Kiss, SHEGLAM Dynamatte Boom Long-Lasting Matte Lipstick-High Key, SHEGLAM Brows On Dema ......read more

Doha – March 19, 2024: More than 300 pre-university students with ambitions to pursue careers in medicine attended the two-day Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) Doctors of the Future Conference. The annual conference gives pre-university students the opportunity to visit the WCM-Q campus to explore careers in medicine through a wide range of activities. These include a research competition as well as panel discussions on topics related to applying to medical schools, careers in medicine, meetings with current students, alumni and faculty, and discussions about life as a medical student, among many others. The event, previously known as the High School Medical Conference, is op ......read more

The programme continues its mission to assist marginalized families in Qatar by offering scholarships to expatriate youth for higher education at esteemed local universities March 18, 2024 (Doha, Qatar) – The Education Above All Foundation (EAA) and the General Directorate of Endowments (Awqaf) hosted a celebratory Iftar at the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel for beneficiaries of the Qatar Scholarship programme. This year's event is marked by the introduction of over 100 new scholarship recipients, the commendation of 36 remarkable graduates, and the celebration of 57 students for their academic excellence during the 2023-2024 academic year. The General Dire ......read more

A new era of innovative growth including exciting product reveals are in the pipeline   In a major development, the GCEO said a new First Class cabin will be introduced by Qatar Airways His strategy for Qatar’s national carrier includes pioneering innovation in digital technologies, products, fleet growth and employee engagement as Qatar Airways continues its global expansion Dubai, UAE, 16 March 2024 – Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, has revealed several major new developments in line with his vision for the future of Qatar Airways. Designed to invigorate the global airline and its group of businesses, his roadmap for su ......read more

Catrice, the beloved beauty brand known for its high-quality and affordable products, is thrilled to announce the launch of its limited edition "About Tonight" collection for Ramadan 2024. This special collection is designed to celebrate the spirit of Ramadan with a touch of glamour and elegance, perfect for all those special occasions and gatherings during the holy month. The "About Tonight" collection features a range of products that cater to all beauty enthusiasts, from bold metallic eyeshadows to radiant highlighters to face jewels. The standout product of the collection is the Metallic Liquid Eyeshadow, which includes a variety of shimmering shades that can be ea ......read more

GCC visitors are invited to experience a Ramadan like no other  Visit Qatar continues to attract visitors from the GCC and beyond as it recently introduced several events, festivals, offers, and packages during the holy month of Ramadan, from diverse cuisines at the ‘Throwback Festival’ located at the Old Mina Port, to the ‘Souq Al Wakrah Bazaar’ at the Al Wakrah Old Souq. Other Ramadan activities include lectures and film screenings, providing plenty of opportunity for families and individuals to partake in celebrating throughout the duration of the Holy month.  Commenting on the Ramadan festivities, Eng. Abdulaziz Ali Al-Mawlawi, Chief Marketing and Oper ......read more

13 March 2024, Doha, Qatar -The Education Above All Foundation (EAA), in agreement with Sidra Medicine, announced an initiative to provide critical mental health support to Assalam Schools in Qatar students. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in EAA’s commitment to ensuring the well-being of vulnerable and low-income students, enabling them to access quality mental health services.  The Assalam Schools, initiated under the Together Project by the Education Above All Foundation, established through tri-party agreements with Qatar’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education and various donor bodies, serve a critical role in providing education to students who ......read more

12 March 2024 (Hong Kong) -- The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reviewed progress in digitalization, safety and sustainability at the opening of the IATA World Cargo Symposium with the aim of accelerating progress on these critical priorities. “Air cargo volumes are now firmly back to pre-pandemic levels. The challenge now is to ensure that air cargo growth is efficient, safe and aligned with achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Through the hard work of the air cargo industry, the building blocks are in place to significantly accelerate progress in all these areas,” said Brendan Sullivan, IATA’s Global Head of Cargo at the World Cargo Symposium (W ......read more

Doha, Qatar – March 12, 2023: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) has introduced three new business administration courses that were developed specifically for the Gulf region. Beginning in the spring 2024 semester, students can take courses in Islamic finance, Islamic economics, and innovation and entrepreneurship in emerging markets. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, believes it is crucial for business administration graduates from the Qatar campus to have a nuanced understanding of the local business environment. “The Gulf region has so many opportunities for our graduates, and we want to provide our students with the knowledge to be successful in a wide range of sec ......read more

Doha – March 12, 2024: Thirty high school students experienced on-campus life as medical students, and got a chance to explore the prospect of a career in medicine during Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar's (WCM-Q) Qatar Medical Explorer Program (QMEP). QMEP is part of WCM-Q's enrichment programs and is offered by WCM-Q's Office of Student Outreach & Educational Development. To join the program, students who have demonstrated academic excellence, particularly in the sciences and mathematics, are nominated by their high school counselor and teachers. During the weeklong program, grade 10 and 11 students are exposed to various sessions that accurately reproduce the exper ......read more

12 March 2024 Doha, Qatar: As part of its ongoing commitment to operational health and safety standards across its operations, the Qatar Company for Airports Operation and Management (MATAR) successfully conducted its annual MATAR Safety Campaign at Hamad International Airport (DOH). Operating under the theme 'Safety Commitment, A Legacy We Build Every Day', the MATAR Safety Campaign was designed to stimulate continuous enhancement in operational health and safety (OHS) management. The campaign aimed to further promote a safety-first culture across the award-winning airport, encouraging employee participation in all safety initiatives, strengthening the reporting of safety co ......read more

Doha, Qatar - 12 March 2024: Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region, has officially opened its interactive edutainment establishment at the KidzMondo Doha theme park in the Mall of Qatar. Designed to help youngsters boost their self-confidence and realize their full potential, the QIC mini branch offers a fun-filled introduction to the world of insurance and its related industries, including customer services, money and risk management, and much more. Children will also get the exciting opportunity to practice their learnings by taking the roles of underwriters, customer service agents, surveyors, and insurance adjuster in an interactive way. Fu ......read more

10 March 2024, Doha, Qatar - Marking a significant milestone in humanitarian and developmental efforts in areas affected by displacement and conflict, the Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, one of the largest global institutions in development and education, in collaboration with Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) and with designs by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), has inaugurated Katara Village in Qabasin, northeast of Al-Bab in northern Syria. This initiative underscores the foundation's commitment to providing education and shelter for vulnerable populations worldwide. Katara Village is an embodiment of innovation and hope, aimed at offering displaced families a decent life beyond t ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 09 March 2024 – 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. The draw was conducted under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. As the draw results showed, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Belal Atout, Mohamed Yakub, Ameer Ashraf, Zineb Fakhri, Ahmed Abdulrahman, Sulaiman Albalushi, Abdulla Al-Kuwari, Maher Rouhou, Sara Almaraghi, Tayeb Al-Habshi, Mumthaj Aliahamed, Farhan Abdulla, Saif Al-Kuwari, Mohsin Banibasheer, Sara Alya ......read more

Doha – March 9, 2024: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) Dr. Isra Marei, postdoctoral associate in pharmacology, and Dr. Samson Mathews Samuel, research associate in physiology and biophysics, have earned full membership at Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society. Founded at Cornell University in 1886, Sigma Xi is considered one of the world’s oldest and largest scientific organizations. This prestigious scientific research society aims to reward excellence in scientific research and to encourage a sense of companionship and cooperation among scientists in all fields. Membership in Sigma Xi is by nomination and invitation only and full membership is conferred ......read more

The Best Airline in the Middle East revealed its increased flight frequencies to 15 global destinations in the next 12 months, including additional flights to Berlin starting this winter From Doha’s Hamad International Airport – awarded the Best Airport in the Middle East nine consecutive times by Skytrax – Qatar Airways flies to over 170 destinations, including five destinations in Germany starting this summer Qatar Airways also unveiled its latest digital innovation during the inaugural day of ITB Berlin 2024 – the first airline in the world to launch a virtual digital human cabin crew – the revamped Sama Dubai, UAE, 07 March 2024 – Qa ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 7th March 2024:  Doha is gearing up to spotlight the luxury yachting lifestyle with the Qatar Boat Show, from 6th to 9th November 2024. Old Doha Port and Gulf Marine Services LLC proudly announced a collaboration to host this landmark event, promising to unite the world in the heart of Qatar. The prestigious event will feature local, regional, and international yachting brands, shipyards, boat owners, and enthusiasts, highlighting the pinnacle of luxury yachting and innovation. An integral part of Qatar's Vision 2030, the Boat Show aims to foster economic growth and boost tourism by showcasing the best of marine innovation and leisure.   The launch event, which t ......read more

GREENVILLE, S.C., March 7, 2024 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today marked a significant milestone with the departure of the first ferry cell of three F-16 Block 70 jets from Greenville, South Carolina, to Bahrain. This event highlights Bahrain's role as the first Gulf Cooperation Council member to operate the F-16 and now the first to integrate the F-16 Block 70 variant into its fleet. To date, Lockheed Martin has produced five F-16 Block 70 jets for Bahrain, with an additional 11 in various stages of production and testing. The initial aircraft are performing flight test missions at Edwards Air Force Base, California, with the 416th Flight Test Squadron. OJ Sanchez, vice pr ......read more

Strong performance delivers a return to profitability at QAR 615 million for the year 2023 Doha, 07th March 2024 - Qatar Insurance Group (QIC, QIC Group), the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region, held yesterday, Wednesday, 06 March, its General Assembly Meeting at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Doha, Qatar. The meeting was chaired by H.E. Sheikh Hamad bin Faisal bin Thani Jasim Al Thani, Chairman of the Board, and was attended by members of the executive management, shareholders and representatives of regulatory authorities. The meeting discussed the Board of Directors' report on the Company's activities and financial position during the year ended 31/12/2023; the company&r ......read more

Doha – March 6, 2024: First-year pre-medical students gained valuable experience of research when they rounded off the work of two semesters by presenting their findings at an open poster session. A total of 56 students, working in groups of two and three, executed independent research projects from beginning to end, from carrying out a literature review and formulating a question and a hypothesis, to conducting experiments in the laboratory, gathering and analyzing the data, writing up the results and finally presenting their findings to fellow students and WCM-Q faculty. The projects investigated the antimicrobial effects of a variety of herbs, spices and other natural products ......read more

Qatar Airways Cargo’s Boeing 747F, registration A7-BGB, landed for the last time in commercial cargo service for QR Cargo as the airline fast-tracks its focus on greener flying. Arriving from Barcelona, Flight QR8807 touched down in Doha at 15:00 local time on Friday, 01 March, 2024. A7-BGB joined the Qatar Airways Cargo fleet on 26 September 2017. Over the past seven years, the two iconic freighter aircraft were deployed on more than 9,000 flights totalling over 66,000 block hours and together transporting almost 800,000 tonnes. Throughout its service, the number one destination where the 747 aircraft served was Incheon at 1,165 flights. Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Guangzhou were a ......read more

Doha, March 7, 2024 –The Worldwide Insurance Network Group (WING), a leading global network of independent insurance brokerage providers, held its exclusive three-day Spring Conference from March 4 to March 7, 2024, in Doha. The invite-only event brought together international, regional, and local insurance players and experts, spotlighting the role of cross-border collaboration in navigating the complexities of the global insurance landscape. Founded in 1990, WING’s robust member and provider network today spans more than 55 markets across continents. The Group’s choice of Doha for its yearly Spring Conference underscores Qatar’s growing prominence as a global bus ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 05 March 2024: In its second consecutive year of participation at the Dubai International Boat Show, among a distinguished assembly of ports and official bodies, Old Doha Port has forged a strategic partnership and cooperation agreement with Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi. This initiative aims to bolster maritime tourism and excursions through a series of unique offers and benefits under a mutual advantages program for members of both marinas, ensuring an unparalleled experience for yacht owners and maritime enthusiasts. Marina members at Old Doha Port, the region's latest maritime tourist destination and Qatar's nautical gateway for visiting yachts and large cruise ships. T ......read more

Doha – March 4, 2024: Three high school students who won study trips to the US in Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) Healing Hands essay competition returned to the college to share their travel experiences with senior faculty. Students Fatima Mohammed Al-Abdulla (Qatar Academy Al Wakra), Khalid Abdulrahman Al-Nabti (Qatar Academy Doha), and Sultan Al-Malki (Qatar Science and Technology Secondary School for Boys) spent one week at Cornell University in Ithaca, upstate New York, with Fatima and Khalid then going on to spend a week at Weill Cornell Medicine’s campus in New York City. The study trips were part of the WCM-Q Doctors of the Future Summer Scholarship, wh ......read more

95% of passengers wait for less than five minutes to go through the security process 04 March 2024 Doha, Qatar: Hamad International Airport (DOH) continues to elevate its travel experience with the introduction of dedicated screening lanes for families with younger children transferring through the airport. The dedicated family lanes will reduce wait times at security checkpoints and provide staff assistance to aide families with their personal belongings. This initiative reflects the airport's commitment to minimising stress and wait times, underscoring its dedication to providing a seamless and efficient travel experience for all passengers. To further enhance this experienc ......read more

New Vantage GT3 storms to second and third place finishes Heart of Racing records best FIA WEC finish with second place in LMGT3 D’station Racing fights back to third place with inspired drive on debut for French drivers Clément Mateu and Erwan Bastard New WEC GT class provides close racing among rival manufacturers Saturday, 2 March, 2024, Doha: The new Aston Martin Vantage GT3 took a brilliant double LMGT3 class podium on its debut in a thrilling opening round of the 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), held for the first time at the Lusail International Circuit in Qatar, on Saturday. Racing in the new-for-2024 LMGT3 class, the US-based Heart of Racing team, ......read more

Doha – March 2, 2024: Over 360 healthcare professionals attended a symposium on lifestyle medicine to discuss the recent advances in lifestyle medicine education, medical practice, and research. Organized by the Institute for Population Health (IPH) at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q), the one-day symposium brought together experts from Qatar, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Croatia, Hungary, India, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, and the United States. Titled ‘Lifestyle Medicine - Redefining Healthcare to Promote Wellbeing’, the symposium featured speakers and pa ......read more

The award-winning airline continues to enhance its 2024 summer schedule with more than 170 destinations including 50 in Europe Qatar Airways passengers from Lisbon now have access to the dazzling gateway of Hamad International Airport for thrilling journeys across Africa, Asia , Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent Dubai, UAE, 29 February 2024 – Qatar Airways announces the resumption of flights to Lisbon, Portugal as part of its 2024 network expansion of over 170 destinations. The four weekly flights will be served on a Boeing B787-8 aircraft commencing Thursday, 6 June 2024. As the capital of Portugal, Lisbon offers the perfect starting point for travellers eager to delve ......read more

28 February 2024 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its 2023 Annual Safety Report for global aviation. Aviation continues to make progress on safety with several 2023 parameters showing “best-ever” results. There were no hull losses or fatal accidents involving passenger jet aircraft in 2023. However, there was a single fatal accident involving a turboprop aircraft, resulting in 72 fatalities. There were 37 million aircraft movements in 2023 (jet and turboprop), an increase of 17% on the previous year. Report highlights include: The all accident rate was 0.80 per million sectors in 2023 (one accident for every 1.26 million flights), an impro ......read more

The center will be a first of its-kind collection and analysis center for data gathered through Ginkgo’s pathogen monitoring network DOHA, Qatar – FEBRUARY, 2024 – Ginkgo Bioworks (NYSE: DNA), which is building the leading platform for cell programming and biosecurity, has announced today the signing of an agreement with Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZ) and Doha Venture Capital (DVC) to build the first Center for Unified Biosecurity Excellence in Doha (CUBE-D) within Qatar Free Zones. The signing took place alongside QFZ’s and DVC’s participation in the Web Summit Qatar, in a ceremony attended by HE. Dr. Ahmad Al-Sayed, Minister of State and Chairman of QFZ/D ......read more

With this step, QFZ reaffirms commitment to the development of the emerging technology sector within the framework of its strategic partnership with MCIT in Qatar Doha, February 2024: Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZ) and Zentrum für erlebbare Künstliche Intelligenz und Digitalisierung e.V. “ZE-KI e.V” (Center for Tangible Artificial Intelligence and Digitalization) based in Germany, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish an applied research centre of artificial intelligence (AI) within Qatar’s free zones in a ceremony held on the side-lines of QFZ’s participation in the Web Summit Qatar at the Qatar Start-up Pavilion alongside partners from Qa ......read more

Team Peugeot TotalEnergies is due to start the 2024 season of the FIA World Endurance Championship on 24-25 February at the Prologue, followed on 2 March by the Qatar 1812km in Lusail, with two 2023 versions of its PEUGEOT 9X8 The Team’s second full season gets underway in what promises to be an exciting year, with a high-class field and an eighth round added to the race calendar. The target for the no. 93 car driven by Mikkel Jensen – Nico Müller – Jean- Eric Vergne and the no. 94 car driven by Paul Di Resta – Loïc Duval – Stoffel Vandoorne will be to draw on the lessons learned last season to make the most of the 2023 PEUGEOT 9X8, before it is replaced ......read more

Doha, Qatar: MATAR, the Qatar Company for Airports Operation and Management, won the Best Innovative Use of Big Data and Analytics award, for Hamad International Airport (DOH) at the Qatar Digital Business Awards 2023, organised by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT). The Qatar Digital Business Awards is a platform that honours digital transformation initiatives and innovative solutions that will boost the national economy. Hamad International Airport’s award was attributed to the airport’s implementation of data analytics to support employee development. Commenting on this achievement, Suhail Kadri, Senior Vice President of Technology and Innov ......read more

March 27, 2024 (Doha, Qatar) – In a spirited effort to support the educational endeavors of the world's most vulnerable and marginalized youth, the Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, alongside its partners, is set to host the Goals4Good tournament. This unique event will feature both football and art competitions and will involve students from 30 schools across Qatar. The tournament, part of the EAA Ramadan 2024 Campaign under the theme "Rebuild Hope for Children", kicks off on March 1 at Doha College.   From 1 pm to 8 pm Doha time, the participating schools will engage in a series of football matches leading up to quarterfinals, semifinals, and a grand fina ......read more

Doha – February 27, 2024: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) recently hosted a workshop to provide healthcare professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively understand, implement, and leverage AI technologies in their practice. The session was held at WCM-Q's world-class facilities.   As technology rapidly advances, the integration of AI in healthcare is expected to become increasingly important to enhance patient care, optimize clinical workflows, and improve healthcare outcomes.    Titled 'Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare,' the one-day workshop was designed as an initial step towards building an under ......read more

Mondrian Doha promises guests a tranquil escape and complete relaxation this Ramadan Doha, Qatar: As the whispers of Doha’s bustling streets quiet down and the peaceful setting of Ramadan begins to settle in, the luxurious hotel, Mondrian Doha, extends a warm welcome to those looking to indulge in rejuvenating treatments. Their award-winning relaxation oasis, ESPA, is offering all tourists and locals alike an exclusive three-month membership for the price of QAR 2,250, a 50% discount from the regular fee. Amidst an unparallel atmosphere of tranquillity, visitors will have full access to the spa’s thermal facilities, revitalising swimming pool, and state of the art fi ......read more

Her Excellency Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairperson of Qatar Museums, along with VIP guests, media, designers and artists were present at an opening ceremony to showcase the unique hospitality project   Located at the edge of the UNESCO protected Al-Reem Biosphere Reserve, famous for its lunar landscape and Richard Serra sculpture, the resort allows guests to experience Qatar’s coastal desert in a unique way   Dubai, UAE, 26 February 2024 – Qatar Airways Group in partnership with Our Habitas has officially launched a luxury resort nestled on the West Coast of Qatar next to the Al Reem UNESCO-Designated Biosphere Reserve. Located ab ......read more

QIC’s participation in the world’s largest technology conference will include a special QIC Digital Hub booth which will act as a unique platform to display the company’s latest digital offerings and future plans related to developing new digital services in Qatar and across the region Doha, Qatar -Monday 26 February 2024: Qatar Insurance Group (QIC Group, QIC), the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region, has announced its participation in the Web Summit Qatar 2024, taking place today and until Thrusday the 29th of February 2024 at the Doha Exhibition & Convention Center (DECC). QIC’s participation in the world’s largest technology conference wil ......read more

Doha, Qatar – xx February, 2024: MEEZA, the leading IT solutions company in Qatar, unveiled its artificial intelligence portal platform "MEEZA.AI" with the aim of enabling business solutions and contributing to overcoming various challenges across sectors such as cybersecurity, smart cities, healthcare, media, judiciary, entertainment, and sports. Under the theme "Unlocking Business Possibilities," the launch of this platform was attended by His Excellency Mr. Mohammed bin Ali Al Mannai, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, along with a constellation of high-level guests from various sectors and fields in the country, as well as the senior manag ......read more

21 February 2024: NEW YORK/GENEVA/ROME – In the less than five months that followed the brutal 7 October attacks and the ensuing escalation, tens of thousands of Palestinians – mostly women and children – have been killed and injured in the Gaza Strip. More than three quarters of the population have been forced from their homes, many multiple times, and face severe shortages of food, water, sanitation and healthcare – the basic necessities to survive.    The health system continues to be systematically degraded, with catastrophic consequences. As of 19 February, only 12 out of 36 hospitals with inpatient capacity are still functioning, and only partial ......read more

With over 85% of daily Snapchat users in the MENA region actively interacting with Augmented Reality (AR) Lenses, the role of AR in enhancing community relationships is unprecedented in modern communication.  As such, for the region's first ever Web Summit hosted in Qatar (26th-29th February),  Snap is inviting guests to visit a range of disruptive AR experiences that highlight how technology is changing the way we experience the world around us.  Creators LENScape Globally, over 350,000 AR creators and developers have built nearly 3.5 million AR Lenses which have been viewed over 3 trillion times, and for the first time in the region, Snap Inc. will be showcasing ......read more

22 February 2024  – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is expanding the transmission of its Turbulence Aware data for use within industry-leading aviation solutions by The Weather Company, which serves a majority of North American commercial airlines and many others globally. With this enhancement, participating airlines can now access Eddy Dissipation Rate (EDR) turbulence data directly through Fusion™ and Pilotbrief® tools by The Weather Company. IATA Turbulence Aware will be enabled as an additional data layer within these tools, allowing pilots, dispatchers and flight planners to have needed turbulence observations integrated directly into their missi ......read more

Student teams create software to ease humanitarian crises     A student team from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) has won the first CMU-Q LifeLines Hackathon with an idea to use mobile phone technology to assist visually impaired people in crisis situations. The hackathon was part of a student-led initiative at CMU-Q to channel knowledge and innovation into solutions for people caught in humanitarian crises.   The event brought together 115 students from eight universities and 12 high schools in Qatar. Participants were given 24 hours to create innovations in the areas of crisis management, health and education, and media and awareness.   ......read more

Sheikh Ali Alwaleed Al-Thani highlights the strategies crucial for attracting foreign investment in an exclusive interview with Oxford Business Group   Doha, February 2024: Oxford Business Group (OBG) explores Qatar's strategies for economic diversification in its latest interview with Sheikh Ali Alwaleed Al-Thani, CEO of Investment Promotion Agency Qatar (Invest Qatar). The interview, titled “Sustained Momentum,” explores Qatar's proactive approach in leveraging cooperation and competitive advantages to attract foreign investment.   In the interview, Sheikh Ali Alwaleed Al-Thani sheds light on key initiatives driving Qatar's transition to a dive ......read more

18 February 2024, Qatar- Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, one of the largest global institutions in development and education, announced the signing of its partnership with the United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) for three years. This agreement builds upon a successful five-year collaboration that has made significant strides in addressing the educational needs of out-of-school children (OOSC) across South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.   Since the partnership's inception on 3 February 2016, EAA is pleased to report a total contribution of 135,580,220 USD towards educational initiatives, reaching 785,665 children previously out of scho ......read more

Doha – February 17, 2024: The Division of Continuing Professional Development at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) organized the latest installment of WCM-Q's Grand Rounds Live Webinar Series, titled 'Vaccine Responses in Immunocompromised Individuals.'   Immunocompromisation describes individuals with a weakened immune system and a higher risk of severe illness and infection since the body cannot effectively fight off viruses and bacteria. Individuals can be immunocompromised because of a medical condition or because they receive immunosuppressive medications or treatments. The webinar was designed to create an understanding of the mechanisms of immunosu ......read more

14 February 2024, Qatar- Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, in collaboration with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), announces a groundbreaking partnership aimed at safeguarding and promoting the human rights of youth and children worldwide. With a focus on the right to education in conflict-affected situations, the initiative spans diverse regions, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Colombia, and Palestine. This collaborative project seeks to empower and build the capacities of young people and youth organizations in a range of countries and regions, especially those facing conflict and situations of vulnerability. The primary focus i ......read more

Doha, Qatar – February 14, 2024: Promoting a healthy lifestyle and fostering community engagement, Al Meera hosted an array of sports and entertainment activities at the Expo Doha 2023, as part of National Sport Day celebrations on 13 February 2024. This vibrant atmosphere perfectly reflected the company's commitment to social responsibility and encouraging community members to prioritize their physical fitness and well-being. The festivities drew a diverse crowd, welcoming individuals, families, and general Expo visitors to participate and celebrate an active lifestyle. The fun kicked off at 8am and catered to all ages and interests as Al Meera curated a diverse array of act ......read more

Net Profit up by 152% Highlights in FY 2023 QIC Group consolidated net profits surge by 152% to QAR 615M. Gross written premiums of QAR 8.5Bn. QIC’s domestic and MENA operations gross written premiums grew by 25% in 2023. Insurance service results of QAR 747M in 2023, compared to loss of QAR 465M in 2022. Net investment results of QAR 922M during 2023, compared to QAR 828M in 2022 Doha, 15 February 2023 - Qatar Insurance Company (“QIC Group”, “QIC”), the leading insurer in Qatar and the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region, has reported net profits (including minority) of QAR 615 million for the year 2023, compared to a net loss of QAR 1, ......read more

As Qatar continues to stride forward in development across all sectors, the venture capital ecosystem remains a focal point of progress. We are pleased to partner with our long-time collaborators Qatar Development Bank for the fourth time to release our annual venture capital report on Qatar for 2023, highlighting the leading industries, the key players, and the investment trends of the country. Some of the key findings from the report: In line with global and regional slowdown, Qatar recorded a slower funding landscape in 2023 marking a 23% YoY decline in funding. Retaining its position among the top five most transacted countries in MENA, Qatar captured 6% of all the deals in ......read more

12 February 2024 Doha, Qatar: Hamad International Airport (DOH) commemorates this year’s Qatar National Sports Day by hosting a variety of engaging fitness related activities across its terminal. A diverse range of interactive fitness activations are featured throughout the airport for departing and transfer passengers of all ages, including a Leopard Crawl, Tyre Challenge, Sack Race, Hula Hoop Competition, Tennis Tetherball, Paper Plane Competition, Hang & Squat Challenge, and Runway Dash. As Qatar's gateway to the world, Hamad International Airport takes pride in reflecting the country's celebrations and initiatives to the millions of passengers traversing its termi ......read more

With gategroup on board, the award-winning airline will set a new benchmark in inflight dining experience, quality, sustainability and healthy eating Dubai, UAE, 13 February 2024 – Qatar Airways and gategroup today announced a new catering partnership to elevate inflight dining, structured through a Business Management Agreement that will see collaboration on passenger dining experiences, sourcing and procurement, healthy eating, as well as sustainability. Qatar Airways' commitment to global aviation excellence will be reinforced by gategroup’s expertise in menu design, culinary concepts and operational excellence. This partnership with gategroup will amplify the Qatar ......read more

Doha, Qatar – xx February 2024 – 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. The draw was conducted under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. As the draw results showed, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Bibibakhiyar Mahoudinowdaz, Ibrahim Al-Abdulla, Nabil Allahham, Sameer Khan, Najat Al-Muslemani, Amroo Haikal, Shaikh Munawaruddin, Aldana Al-Saad, Naseer Cheruvote, Salem Al-Qitairi, Abdulla Al-Marri, Latifeh Taha, Abdulla Al-Khulaifi, R ......read more

Oman, 12th February 2024 – XS.com, the global FinTech and financial services provider for online trading and investing, proudly announces its global sponsorship for the eagerly awaited “Oman Smart Vision” Summit, set to unfold on February 14th and 15th at the esteemed “Sheraton Oman” Hotel in Muscat, Oman. Hosted by “Smart Vision” company, this event is a significant gathering for industry leaders, innovators, and visionaries from the MENA region and beyond. Set against the vibrant backdrop of Muscat, strategically located at the crossroads of international trade routes, the summit promises an engaging platform filled with insightful discussions ......read more

Qatar Tourism’s Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) returns on February 8 for its 13th edition. Held at the Family Zone at the Doha Expo 2023 this year at Al Bidda Park, QIFF 2024 spans over a colossal 61, 600 meter squared concourse. The event is geared up to offer the most entertaining cultural feast under one roof. This year’s sponsors are Talabat and Ooredoo, while the Official Hospitality Partner is Katara Hospitality, and the Official Venue Partner is Doha Expo 2023. Commenting on this year’s festival, His Excellency, Mr. Saad Bin Ali Al Kharji, Chairman of Qatar Tourism, said: “As we gather here today to inaugurate the 13th edition of the Qatar Internat ......read more

Doha – February 10, 2024: Forty-two students from the foundation and pre-medical programs at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) participated in this year’s edition of the Pre-Medical Observership Program 2023-2024. The program is designed to expose students to the healthcare system in Qatar and the daily practices of medical professionals as they explore the different medical specialties and career options available. The students spent two weeks of their winter break at affiliate hospitals, where they had the opportunity to shadow physicians during their daily rounds at various clinics, including obstetrics and gynecology, surgery, internal medicine, emergency, and trauma ......read more

VFS Global is bringing France visa services closer to home for the residents of Qatar through its new France Visa Application Centre in Doha. The centre was inaugurated on 08 February 2024 by Patrick Poinsot, First counsellor at the French embassy in Qatar. France visa applicants can now visit this centre located in Level 2, Al Nuaimi Building, Oqba Ibn Nafie Street, Airport Road, Doha, Qatar, to submit their applications for short and long stay visas. Prior appointments are mandatory and can be booked on www.vfsglobal.com. Mr. Patrick Poinsot, First counselor at the French embassy in Qatar said, “We care about the quality of the welcome of our Qatari friends and residents of Qa ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 08 February 2024: Emirates Post, the UAE's official postal services provider and the postal arm of 7X, signed a strategic partnership agreement with Qatar Postal Services Company ‘Qatar Post,’ the national postal services provider of Qatar to facilitate e-Commerce shipping operations between both countries. HE Abdulla Mohammed Alashram, Group CEO of 7X, and HE Falah bin Mohammed Al-Naemi, Chairman and Managing Director of Qatar Post, signed the agreement during a ceremony held at Qatar Post's Headquarters. In accordance with this agreement, both parties will work together to deliver goods purchased from online merchants in the UAE within Qatar, all via th ......read more

Honoring personal growth and self-care in the ultimate celebration of love, Mondrian Doha invites guests to luxuriate in a range of carefully curated experiences designed to ignite love and passion Doha, Qatar: Famed as the city’s leading hotel in luxury and design, Mondrian Doha presents the perfect destination to treat oneself and their loved ones throughout the month of love. Described as an oasis of indulgence and fantasy, guests are invited to press pause and unwind across a selection of offers, featuring their finest restaurants, award-winning spa, as well as a romantic staycation escape. With a selection of discerning dining experiences to choose from, Morimoto, present ......read more

05 February 2024: Doha, Qatar — Education Above All (EAA) Foundation today announced an inspiring new collaboration with the renowned Brazilian jeweller and designer, Silvia Furmanovich. This groundbreaking partnership will unveil an exclusive collection of opulent jewellery pieces and items designed specially for EAA Foundation, debuting at the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition (DJWE) 2024.   Furmanovich's visionary designs will be unveiled at EAA Foundation's dedicated space within DJWE 2024, taking place from February 5th to 11th, at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC). This limited collection, featuring exquisite craftsmanship and inspired by Qa ......read more

Doha – February 6, 2024: An independent analysis of research output on diabetes-related nerve damage identified Qatar as the world's second-most productive country, relative to population size.   The study, published in the journal Frontiers in Endocrinology, showed that scientists in Qatar produced 18.1 articles on diabetic neuropathy per million inhabitants (51 articles; 2.83 million inhabitants), just behind Denmark in first place, which produced 20.27 articles per million people (117 articles; 5.77 million inhabitants).   Dr. Rayaz Malik, professor of medicine and assistant dean for clinical investigations at WCM-Q was involved in most of the published studies tha ......read more

Celebrating a milestone of opulence and luxury, the exhibition will be held for 7 days from February 5, at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC). Held under the presence of His Excellency, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition (DJWE) 2024 was inaugurated on Monday at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center, for its 20th anniversary edition, organised by Qatar Tourism. The opening ceremony was attended by HE Sheikh Khalifa Bin Hamad Al Thani, Minster of Interior, HE Mr. Saad Bin Ali Al Kharji, Chairman of Qatar Tourism. The event also saw the presence of various ministers, amba ......read more

Introducing the latest Limited Edition in honor of Qatar, the TAG Heuer Carrera Qatar Limited Edition 41mm. Merging elegance and modernity, featuring a lively "Al Adam" (Maroon) dial inspired by the Qatari national flag color, with Arabic numeral applied indexes and "Qatar" in Arabic printed above 6 o'clock, this timepiece truly resonates with the local culture and tradition.  The 41-mm piece is an elegant three-hand automatic watch powered by the Calibre 5 movement. It is an exclusive edition, limited to 150 pieces, only available in the Qatar market. An encounter testifying to the lasting ties between TAG Heuer and Qatar, the Limited Edition timepiece is ......read more

The Board of Directors proposed a cash dividend of 16% of nominal share value, equivalent to QAR 0.16 per share, subject to QCB approval and shareholders’ approval at the AGM  The Group reported highest ever profits, underpinned by strong growth in total income of 37%  Group’s total assets remained at the historic levels at QAR 114.4 billion  Robust CAR of 17.2%, remained adequately higher than the minimum statutory limits    Doha, Qatar – 4 February 2024: Dukhan Bank (“the Bank” or “the Group” when referred along with its subsidiaries; QSE Ticker: DUBK), announced its financial results for the year ended 31 ......read more

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