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The Edge Picture Company Transforming Qatar's Film Production Industry

26 May 2019, Doha, Qatar:  The Edge Picture Company, the award-winning film production company, hosted iftar last week for its stakeholders at the St. Regis Hotel, which was attended by the company’s team members from the Doha and London offices, clients, media, and business sector representatives.  During the event, The Edge team emphasised its commitment to supporting the development of the local Film Production Industry, and determination to creating award-winning films that help convey Qatar’s vision to the world. Jamie Riordan, Head of Production – Middle East, said: “We regard ourselves as a Qatari company with the support of our London office. The Edge has been in Qatar for 14 years, and we have successfully become the local partner of choice, bringing 28 years of global expertise to ......read more

Doha Festival City Celebrates with a Spectacular Garangao night

Doha -20 May 2019:   Doha Festival City, Qatar’s unique, world-class shopping, entertainment and dining destination, was abuzz with activity, last Thursday, as thousands of excited children gathered with their families to celebrate Garangao. This local tradition brings families and children together to celebrate reaching mid-Ramadan and reward the little ones for their effort. The event started on the Ground Floor at the Luxury area, where children were given maps showing routes to retailers distributing treats. Participants included Lego, Abercrombie & Fitch, Body & Bath Works, FNAC, Salam Kido, Daiso, Giftshed, Choice, Riva, Riva Kids, GAP, Banana Republic, Angry Birds World and Virtuocity. Robert Hall, General Manager of Doha Festival City, said “We aim to create memorable moments for all our ......read more

New Pampers Pure Protection Diapers contains Premium cotton and plant-based materials to give your baby comfortable protection

Say Hello to Pure Protection with 100% Pampers Dryness and 0% Compromise   May 07, 2019:   Some parents are looking for product options with plant-based ingredients and don’t want to sacrifice performance. A tried & true and most importantly trusted brand by parents for decades, Pampers just released a new line of diapers that are crafted with Premium cotton, other plant-based and thoughtfully selected materials called Pampers Pure with adorable prints and Pampers protection parents around the world know and trust.    Pure Protection diapers feature all the benefits you expect from using a Pampers diaper: up to 12 hours of dryness to keep baby dry overnight, a unique ‘Hearts Quilt’ top-sheet to absorb away runny poo and a wetness indicator to help new parents know when ......read more

The First City in Space Theme Park in the World to Open in Msheireb Downtown Doha

JUNIVERSE™ is the world’s first city in space offering an engaging and dynamic learning experience to inspire, educate and entertain children Doha, Qatar, 30 April 2019- Msheireb Downtown Doha, the smartest and most sustainable fully-built city district in the world and Qatar’s destination for leisure, living and business, will be home of JuniverseTM, an innovative theme park for children that will be the first city in space..  The announcement was made during an agreement signing between Msheireb Properties, the national real estate developer and a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation, and Talal Bin Mohammed Trading (TBMT) the ground-breaking location-based entertainment company operating in Qatar.  Juniverse will offer an engaging and dynamic learning experience to inspire, educate, and entertain children ......read more

The Edge Picture Company Brings Qatar Unparalleled Award-winning Global Expertise and Local Know-how

Crowned Production Company of The Year Worldwide for the 13th Year Running With offices in London and Doha, the world’s #1 film production company continues to dominate the market with record breaking global awards as it continues its international expansion  13 April 2019  - Doha, Qatar:  The British award-winning film production company, which makes Doha home for its international office, The Edge, were crowned Production Company of the Year Worldwide for the 13th time running at the New York Festivals TV & Film Awards 2019. The company was also crowned Number ONE in Televisual’s Peer Poll 2019, and Number 2 in the overall Top 50 companies.  The New York Festivals TV & Film Awards announcement was made during a Gala event that took place in Las Vegas, last Tuesday. These prestigious ......read more

Omar Al Ma'aita crowned Arab Reading Challenge in Palestine

Arab Reading Challenge saw a whopping 500,000 students, 6,200 supervisors and 2,800 schools compete in Palestine. The nation-wide competition selected Omar Al Ma’aita from the top 13 contestants in 10 final spots.   The winning student will represent Palestine in the semi-finals in Dubai.  Qatar, April 04, 2019:  Omar Salem Al Ma’aita was declared the national Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) winner in Palestine, after the statewide competition saw over 500,000 participating students race to represent their country in the semi-finals in Dubai.    Al Ma’aita snatched the title after outperforming 13 contestants, in the top 10 final spots, with his analytical and critical thinking skills, comprehension of text and ability to communicate accurately in ......read more

UCL Qatar MA Students Explore the Process of Making Art with New Exhibition ‘For the Sake of Art' at the Qatar Art Center

Doha, 26 March 2019 :  UCL Qatar Masters students on the Museum and Gallery Programme have partnered with Qatar Art Center to curate an exhibition exploring the process of making art. The exhibition will open on 26 March and will run until 25 April 2019.   Since its creation in the 1990s by His Excellency Sheikh Hassan bin Mohammed Al-Thani, the Qatar Art Center is hosting its first ever public exhibition. It has served as a space and a home for prominent Arab artists to live, work, explore, as well as create art together.    ‘For the Sake of Art’ is an exhibition that will feature art that has been created within the walls of the Qatar Art Center by four prominent Arab artists: Yousef Ahmad, Nazar Yahya, Dia Al-Azzawi and its founder Sheikh Hassan bin Mohammed Al-Thani. It offers a rare ......read more

The Ritz-Carlton, Doha to Host the Unknown Concert

Doha, Qatar, March 20, 2019:  The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is pleased to announce that it will be featuring the first Unknown Concert in Qatar, which will feature a lineup of twelve to sixteen local DJs and two bands on three stages at one venue. .   The event will be spread across three different stages at three unique locations on The Ritz-Carlton, Doha property on Friday March 29, 2019. Each location and DJ will provide a unique vibe to concert-goers and will surely become the talk of the town.     Event planners are expecting a large turnout from the community for the three staged concert, which will host a variety of music from House, EDM, Hip-Hop, RnB with Afrobeats and Reggae that will play simultaneously from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.      The Unknown Concert comes as an enormous team effort ......read more

“The Majlis – Cultures in Dialogue” waves off at Institut du monde arabe with inspiring dialogue on sports and culture

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of The State of Qatar Sports and Culture, a closing cultural discussion that showcased Qatar’s efforts in bringing communities together through sports, in parallel with the spectacular local preparations to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.  The close harmony between sports and culture was the most striking unique aspect that this entire dialogue has brought to the audience. Doha, Qatar, March 16, 2019:   Following a two-month unique stay at the Institut du monde arabe (IMA) in Paris, “The Majlis – Cultures in Dialogue”, a traveling cross-cultural exhibition organised at the initiative of the Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al-Thani Museum, hosted a breathtaking closing cultural ceremony on March 10th, 2019, in presence of ......read more

“The Majlis – Cultures in Dialogue” hosts inspiring cultural discussions at Institut du monde arabe

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of The State of Qatar Doha, Qatar, March 3, 2019: Landed earlier this year at the Institut du monde arabe (IMA) in Paris, “The Majlis – Cultures in Dialogue”, a traveling cross-cultural exhibition organised at the initiative of the Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al-Thani Museum – that features a collection of a unique assembly of artefacts reflecting the interaction of civilizations in the past while encouraging dialogue in the present – gathered its visitors during the month of February around interesting open cultural discussions that were held at the heart of the majlis, the main hub of the exhibition, and the space of hospitality and dialogue present in every home in the Arabian Gulf.  The exhibition, present at IMA until the ......read more

Zero Latency brings the next generation of virtual reality entertainment to Doha

Doha- February 23, 2019: Zero Latency, the pioneer and global leader in warehouse scale, free-roam, multiplayer virtual reality gaming, is opening a new venue on February 20, 2019 in Tawar Mall, Doha. With more than 350,000 visitors globally, Zero Latency is bringing the next generation of virtual reality entertainment to the Middle East, with the region’s first launching in Doha.   Zero Latency’s concept is deeply immersive, offering visitors a video gaming experience enhanced with world leading free-roam virtual reality. Equipped with virtual reality headsets, headphones, military-styled backpacks and state of the art controllers, players move freely around an empty space: but what they see and hear is a hyper realistic, virtually-generated world, where all their movements are replicated in game. Players can talk, ......read more

Al Meera takes part in the 8th National Sport Day

Doha, Qatar, 17 February 2019: Stemming from its belief that a healthy mind lies in a healthy body, as well as from its keenness on spreading the culture of sports among the various segments of society, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company celebrated Qatar’s 8th National Sport Day (NSD) by supporting various competitions and events held at the Katara Cultural Village.  Al Meera’s support to participants in the 2019 National Sport Day activities revolved around offering sports enthusiasts and participants of the event, refreshments at different locations throughout Aspire and Katara. At Aspire, the sports program featured a variety of sporting activity presented by Qatar Olympic Committee Gymnastics Federation coaches, through which visitors were briefed on the importance of daily exercise in leading happy and healthy ......read more

In support of the National Sport Day Al Khaliji organizes Ping Pong event and an Instagram Competition

Doha, February  14 , 2019 – Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, with the aim of promoting health and wellness among the local community, celebrated the eighth Qatar National Sport Day by organizing a Ping Pong event that was held on 11th and 12th of February, at the Doha Festival City, and  also launched on the same occasion an Instagram contest. The Ping Pong event was part of al khaliji’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, focused on promoting an active healthy lifestyle among the larger community.  During the event, participants were cheered for by their colleagues and friends to win! At the end of each game, all winners received instant prizes. Furthermore, the Instagram contest saw a big wave of engagement, and participants in the online ......read more

“The Majlis – Cultures in Dialogue” moves to Institut Du Monde Arabe In Paris

Under the patronage of his Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of The State of Qatar   Doha, Qatar, January 21, 2019:  Following its successful voyage to the Grandmaster's Palace in Valetta, Malta and to UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, “The Majlis – Cultures in Dialogue”, a traveling cross-cultural exhibition that features a collection of the Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al-Thani Museum – a unique assembly of artefacts reflecting the interaction of civilizations in the past while encouraging dialogue in the present – moves to its next and third stop – Institut Du Monde Arabe in Paris, which opened to the public on January 8, 2019 and will remain on view through March 10, 2019. The cross-cultural exhibition will be showcasing carefully selected objects that illustrate different ......read more

Qatar Development Bank Launches the 7th edition of Al-Fikra 2019 National Business Competition

Aiming to nurture entrepreneurial spirits among Qatari Youths Doha, Qatar, January 7, 2019:  Qatar Development Bank (QDB) launched the 7th edition of Al-Fikra 2019 National Business Competition. Al-Fikra is a national business competition that aims to support entrepreneurship development in Qatar through identifying the top business ideas submitted by Qatari leaders who have the potential to transform such ideas into successful business projects. The applicants’ plans are presented in a series of workshops provided by Al-Fikra that help them bring their ideas to light in a more tactical and professional way. Since its inception, Al-Fikra has been one of the most important platforms provided by QDB to achieve its mission of a diversified economy and to support Qatar National Vision 2030. On the launch of this ......read more

Professor Jean-Baptise Brenet, Professor of philosophy at Sorbonne University in Paris, visits The Majlis- Cultures In Dialogue

An initiative by the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Museum to enhance the role of museums in cultural dialogue and knowledge sharing Doha, Qatar, December 26, 2018:  In the midst of its educational activities at UNESCO Paris headquarters, The Majlis- Cultures In Dialogue exhibition, An initiative by the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Museum to enhance the role of museums in cultural dialogue and knowledge sharing, welcomed Professor Jean-Baptiste Brenet, Professor of philosophy at the Sorbonne University in Paris along with a group of his students. They were welcomed by Dr. Nasser AlHenzab, Legal Counsel of the State of Qatar to UNESCO.  Through a guided tour around the exhibition, Professor Jean-Baptiste Brenet and his students viewed the astonishing and exceptional collection that bear witness to hundreds of years of intercultural ......read more

“The Majlis – Cultures in Dialogue” receives a grand opening on November 29th at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris

Under the patronage of his Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of The State of Qatar, and Her Excellency Ms. Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO A travelling cross-cultural touring exhibition featuring a unique assembly of global artefacts Doha, Qatar, December 01, 2018:   Following its highly successful showcase at the Grandmaster’s Palace in Valletta, The Majlis – Cultures in Dialogue, a travelling cross-cultural exhibition that features a collection of the Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al-Thani Museum – a unique assembly of artefacts reflecting the interaction of civilizations in the past while encouraging dialogue in the present – opened up to a great start, hosting more than 200 VIP guests on the 29th of November at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, taking the audience's ......read more

“The Majlis – Cultures in Dialogue” announces its next stop at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris

Under the patronage of his Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of The State of Qatar, and her Excellency Mme. Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO A travelling cross-cultural exhibition featuring a unique collection of the Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al-Thani Museum Doha, Qatar, November 22, 2018:  Building on the outstanding public response at the recently held exhibition at the Grandmaster's Palace in Valletta - Malta, The Majlis – Cultures in Dialogue, a traveling cross-cultural exhibition that features a collection of the Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al-Thani Museum - a unique assembly of artefacts reflecting the interaction of civilizations in the past while encouraging dialogue in the present – continues its global touring showcase by landing at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on ......read more

UCL Qatar Students Win International Award

Contribution to Qatar’s Education and Research Landscape Recognised by London Panel Qatar, November 19, 2018:  Students from UCL Qatar have won top awards for their submissions to the global UCL ‘ChangeMakers’ scheme. The recognition has come for projects that are improving the academic and education landscape in Qatar.  The ChageMakers evaluation team in the UK singled out two winning initiatives in Qatar. The first is a project to maximise the benefits of libraries for Qatar’s schoolchildren and teachers in unaccredited schools, with the final aim of helping the schools obtain full accreditation.  The second project is designed to encourage the creation of a wider community of academics and staff in the cultural heritage field, by raising the profile of the research work being produced in ......read more

Aura Hospitality's musical extravaganza enthralls Doha

Renowned singer “Noor El-Zein” gives electrifying performance at the Orient Pearl Restaurant   Doha, Qatar, 05 November 2018:  AURA Hospitality & Food Services has once again rubber-  stamped its position as the leading player in hospitality, entertainment sectors in Qatar by organizing two musical extravaganzas last weekend.   Enjoying the pleasant October weather, locals and expats headed to the iconic Orient Pearl Restaurant situated at the Corniche of Doha on October 25, to enjoy spectacular music and watch their favorite singer Noor El-Zein perform live.    The opulent evening along with the vibrant atmosphere at Orient Pearl Restaurant, gave seasoned fans and enthusiasts a chance to enjoy Arabian beats as they reveled in a unique night of unforgettable food and ......read more

New Social Media Trends Emerge Among Internet Users in Qatar

Doha, Qatar – October 17, 2018:   It may not be surprising to learn that many in the Middle East are putting their newspapers down and picking their mobile phones up a lot more often; however, the social media platforms rising to prominence in the Arab Region have changed in some surprising ways. Findings come from a five-year retrospective of Northwestern University in Qatar’s annual Media Use in the Middle East survey shows that Qataris report a substantial increase in their time spent online from 2013 to 2017 compared to others in the region, and they are beginning to shift to new social media platforms. “Media consumption on a global level has changed tremendously in just a few years’ time, and the Arab World has been a significant part of the transformation,” said Everette E. ......read more

Barwa Bank announces the names of its Ramadan Quiz winners

Doha, Qatar – June, 27 2018:   Barwa Bank, Qatar’s most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, announced the names of winners of its Ramadan quiz held during the Holy Month. The draw was held on June 25, 2018, at the Bank’s headquarters and 30 winners took home a cash prize of QAR 1,000 each: Sinan Kamal, Hind Al Murry, Asmaa Ahmad Hijazi, Tamim Salem Alnabet, Maria Asad, Shaikha Alemadi, Saqer Abudalu, Tooba Ali, Mohammed Turki Salem, Mouhannad Hatem, Eiman Abdallah Al-Saeidi, Marwa Keshek, Seshu Basava, Nour Yousef Al Tayri, Layla Jassim Al Mansouri, Moza Mubarak Al-Naimi, Mais Alaawaj, Saber Khelifi, Mouhamad Saleh Al-Najad, Ebtisam Al Sarihi, Aalaa Hamad Al-Muhannadi, Abukar Moallim Mohamed, Khlid Buhazzaa, Arianne Ramota, Khalifa Said Ali, Mouhamad Al Amin Amaro, Hanin Ahed ......read more

Skyline Book Fair 2018

Dubai, UAE, June 10, 2018:  While most people rely on the internet to read these days, one cannot deny the feeling of holding a real book. Skyline University College organized the Skyline Book Fair 2018 with the theme, “Year of Zayed on May 14-15, 2018 at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall. SUC Library Department also conducted an Inter-School Competition on Storytelling, Drawing, and Oratory where 81 participants competed to win.    The two-day event have witnessed students showcase their talents and their excitement while rummaging through a wide selection of books. The participating schools in this year’s Book Fair were: Gulf Asian English School, Leaders Private School, New Indian Model School, and Pace International School. While exhibitors of the event were: All Prints Publishing, Friendship Bookstore, Oxford ......read more

Sadeem crowns Season 1 Winner!

Qatar, May 15, 2018:   Sadeem – the Arab world’s biggest digital competition and series – announces the winner of Season 1 at the iconic Venue Verde, Beirut, during a red-carpet finale in front of social media influencers from across the region.  Giving a tough fight to finish, Ali Neyadi from Oman, took home the winning trophy. The 24-year-old Omani currently studies Computer Systems in Ireland, while creating engaging content about students abroad. Ali won Sadeem Season 1 - which had more than 18,000 applicants from across the globe – and walks home with a grand prize of 1 million riyals and a trip to San Francisco to the headquarters of the major social media platforms.  Besides Ali, Sadeem’s top 10 finalists included Lina Fakahani from Egypt & Walid Fatam from Morocco ......read more

Sadeem, the biggest digital series in the Arab world, announces its Top Ten finalists

Doha - Qatar, April 22, 2018:   The wait is over, as Sadeem, the biggest digital series in the Arab world, announces its top ten finalists. After several rounds of challenges, the jury members were able to zero in on the following candidates who will compete for the top position in Sadeem Season 1:  Lina Fakahani from Egypt & Walid Fatim from Morocco for Vlogging; Mohammed Al-Salini from Libya & Qassim Al-Hato from Jordan for Travel and Adventure; Abdullah Jalal from Pakistan, Ali Neyadi from Oman & Muthanna Al-Salih from Iraq for Motivation and Inspiration; Abdulrahman Al Khamis from Kuwait for Innovation and Technology; Omar Al-Kikhia from Libya for Entertainment; and Zainab Moallem from Algeria for Comedy and Satire.  The ten finalists are currently in the Sadeem “Hub” in Demco Towers ......read more

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Doha 2016: Mapei Main Sponsor of the World Cycling Championships…

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Bershka Stationery Collection…

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Dubai Festival City Brings First of Its Kind Family Fun to the Mall for Free This Eid…

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Mohsin Abrar – Photographer, United Arab Emirates…

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A New Era in Diapers - The New Pampers® Premium Care diapers are the first and only diapers in GCC ...…

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Waseela and Redline Communications Successfully Implement Point-To-Multipoint Broadband Wireless ...…

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Heads of Saudi, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain motor sport authorities lay down vision for new GCC series…

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GOLEADOR Training™ football launchers arrive in the Middle East…

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Reebok joins in the fun at The Color Run™ Qatar presented by Sahtak Awalan: Your Health First on ...…

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FIA World Touring Car Championship Champion José María López wins DHL Pole Position Award…

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Sony Announces Launch of Sony FotoArabia Picathon Competition to Capture Your Nation's Pride…

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During Montreal Film Festival Alnoor Holdings of Qatar announces the execution phase of the Epic ...…

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Kevin Ceccon dazzles fans in Silverstone…

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Spark Scoops Double Win at Cannes…

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EverSnow success at Bahrein's Grand Prix: snowball effect sets in the Gulf countries…

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Tour De France Wild Card Team Gets A Boost With Dimension Data Sponsorship…

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Grand Prize Winners Announced at The World's Largest Photography Competition, 2015 Sony World ...…

All category winners now revealed American photographer John Moore wins L’Iris d’Or/Photographer of the Year and $25,000 (USD) prize Armin Appel, Germany, wins Open Photographer of the Year and $5,000 (USD) Elliott Erwitt honoured with Outstanding Contribution to Photography award Winning and shortlisted images to be shown at Somerset House, London 24 April to 10 May ......read more

Always Ultra Launches #MoveForward – An Inspirational Social Media Competition Designed to Bring ...…

Upload a photograph or a short video of your feet moving forward – and getting closer to your dreams – onto BeingGirlArabia’s social media pages and you could win a generous cash prize of SAR20,000! Dubai, April 28, 2015 – Thanks to leading feminine hygiene brand Always Ultra, you are officially one step closer to realizing your lifelong aspiration! On April 15, Always ......read more

The Orient comes to London…

Auction at Sotheby’s on 21 April 2015 Ludwig Deutsch, The Palace Guard, 1893, oil on panel, Estimate: £800,000-1,200,000 London – Abu Dhabi – Doha,16 April 2015: On 21 April 2015 in London, Sotheby’s will present The Orientalist Sale as part of the company’s Orientalist & Islamic Week.* The 42-lot auction showcases important Orientalist paintings ......read more

Mariah Carey signed to Epic Records by Antonio “L.A.Reid…

Mariah Carey #1 To Infinity Arrives May 18Th On Epic Records/Columbia Records/Sony Legacy, First-Ever Collection Of Her 18 Hot 100 #1 Hits, More Than Any Solo Artist In History “Infinity” Brand New Single To Be Released On April 27Th, And Included As 19Th Track On New Album Collection Acclaimed Director And Longtime Collaborator Brett Ratner To Direct Video For ......read more

W Doha Hotel & Residences played host to “Art for Tomorrow” Conference by The International New ...…

Doha – Qatar, March 17, 2015: W Doha Hotel & Residences played host to the International New York Times’ “Art for Tomorrow” Conference organized with Qatar Museums and the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage of Qatar from 14th to 16th March 2015.   “It has been truly inspiring to be a part of this prestigious event. Like the organizers, we believe ......read more

HH The Emir's International Equestrian Sword Festival presented by Longines marks a successful ...…

Doha (Qatar), 4th March 2015 – Doha set the scene for an exhilaration filled conclusion of HH The Emir’s Trophy presented by Longines.  Held at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, HH The Emir’s Trophy is one of the most-awaited equestrian events on Qatar’s horse-racing calendar every year and fittingly so as it delights audiences with a blend of sophistication and ......read more

Gripping conclusion to EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2015 as Zain wins final leg and EFG Bank ...…

Dubai, UAE – March 1st 2015: Zain Sailing Team (Kuwait) headed by seasoned Tour competitor Cédric Pouligny won the final leg of the Oman Sail-organised EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2015. Even more commendable is the fact that the crew consists of enthusiastic novices, formed mainly from employees of Zain – one of the Middle East’s leading mobile telecoms operators. They ......read more

Doha Film Institute announces Fall-2014 grant recipients; 11 projects by MENA-based filmmakers…

•    21 projects by first and second-time filmmakers from around the world selected for grants •    Represented MENA countries include Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Tunisia •    12 of 21 projects selected are directed by women •    Four grantee alumni to screen at the 65th ......read more

Schmid, Al Harthy eager for next Qatar test in Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East…

Al Nabooda Racing to pile on pressure in Porsche GT3 Cup title chase Al Nabooda Racing are relishing a quick return to action in Qatar after a dominant display by Clemens Schmid at Losail International Circuit raised their hopes of a third successive team title in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East. The defending champions have reached the half way point in the season with Schmid ......read more

Al Nabooda Racing aim high as Porsche GT3 Cup series lights up Losail…

Al Harthy in the mood as defending team champions look for top spot in Qatar Defending champions Al Nabooda Racing have set themselves a big target as the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East prepares to makes its first daylight appearance at Qatar’s Losail International Circuit this weekend. Clemens Schmid and Ahmad Al Harthy, who arrive in Doha holding second place in the team ......read more

Musafir.com UAE Royals celebrate 43rd UAE National Day during the Singapore leg of the Coca-Cola ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (December 3, 2014): The Musafir.com UAE Royals team celebrated the 43rd UAE National Day on court during the Singapore leg of the Coca- Cola IPTL presented by Qatar Airways on 2nd December 2014. The team comprising of US Open Champion Marin Cilic; Tunisian Malek Jaziri; legendary Goran Ivanisevic; doubles-specialist Nenad Zimonjic; World No. 67 Kristina Mladenovic ......read more

17thAsian Club League Championship Begins in Qatar …

~~Spectacular Lightshow and Traditional Cultural Display Mark Beginning of another Major Handball Event Doha, Qatar: The 17th Asian ClubLeague Championship wasinaugurated in Doha, Qatar, with a spectacular lightshow and display of traditional Qatari culture that marked the opening ceremony on the first day of the tournament The ceremony was launched by H.E. Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali, Minister ......read more

Doha hosts the climax of the Longines Global Champions Tour 2014…

Doha (Qatar) / Saint-Imier (Switzerland), 18 November 2014 – The world class Al Shaqab Equestrian Center in Doha hosted the 14th and final stage of the Longines Global Champions Tour 2014 from 13 - 15 November. The best riders in the world met to try to win not only the competitions of this ultimate leg but also the entire 2014 series. On Saturday, Rolf-Göran Bengtsson on Casall ......read more

Stars of Science Narrows Field to Top Six Candidates after Final Engineering Round…

Doha, 27 October 2014–Stars of Science, broadcaston MBC4,narrowed down the field of its candidates to a top six in a dramatic elimination episode filled with lively competition and rivalry amongthe young innovators.  Oman’s Sultan AlSubhi and Bahrain’s Thieab Al Dossary advanced after the strength of their product outlook convinced the jury to send them to the next ......read more

Top Twelve Young Arab Innovators Chosen as Candidates on Stars of Science on MBC4…

Doha, 7th October 2014:  Twelve of the Arab world’s most promising innovators have been chosen as candidates on Qatar Foundation’s “edutainment reality” TV program Stars of Science on MBC4.  The selection, which is a turning point in the sixth season of the popular program, marks the end of the casting phase and the beginning of a series of intensive project ......read more

Six Doha Film Institute-supported Films in Official Lineup at TIFF, Including Three World Premieres…

Doha, Qatar; September 2, 2014: Six films made with support from the Doha Film Institute will screen at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, which commences on Thursday, September 4. Three of the films make their world premiere during the highly anticipated annual event. The films include Naji Abu Nowar’s ‘Theeb’ and Ghassan Salhab’s ‘The ......read more

The Longines Global Champions Tour 2013 – A thrilling finale in Doha…

Doha (Qatar) / St-Imier (Switzerland), 24 November, 2013 – The 12th and final stage of the Longines Global Champions Tour took place in Doha from November 21st to 23rd at the world class Al Shaqab Equestrian Center. The best riders in the world competed for eventual victory in outstanding competitions. Scott Brash celebrated a double victory since he won the Longines Global Champions Tour ......read more

Al Malki and Cudlin share wins in the first round of Qatar SupeBike…

Nasser Al Malki and Alex Cudlin were the winners of the first round of Qatar SuperBike organized yesterday at Losail International Circuit. In the first race, the Qatari rider who started from the second position in the grid, didn't had a good start, he made a mistake and went of the track in the fifth lap but he was lucky that there was a red flag so he could start again. There was a ......read more

Art of Students from Qatar and UAE to don covers of Popular GCC magazines…

The second instalment of the popular Design A Cover Contest has been won by a student from Dubai, two students from Abu Dhabi and two students from Doha and Qatar. The competition that allows children to express how much they care about inheriting a greener, cleaner, safer and more humane planet on a mass media platform, is one of the most widespread competitions in the region with tens of ......read more

Doha Film Insitute to Launch Two New Film Festivals…

• Qumra Film Festival, Doha, to focus on emerging directors and expand competition to films from around the world • Ajyal Film Festival for the Young offers community-based programming • Qumra Film Festival a committed advocate of first- and second-time directors • Ajyal Film Festival fosters film appreciation among youth Cannes, 18 May, 2013: Doha Film Institute (DFI) ......read more

Doha Film Institute Appoints Acclaimed Filmmaker Elia Suleiman to post of Artistic Advisor…

Doha, Qatar; 15 May 2013: Doha Film Institute (DFI), the independent not-for-profit cultural umbrella that encompasses Qatar's film initiatives, has appointed renowned director, actor and writer Elia Suleiman to the post of Artistic Advisor. “First and foremost, Elia's bedrock credentials as a greatly admired director are invaluable to DFI in its mission to develop and support ......read more

Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation supports the Qatar National Sport Day running in the Doha Dash…

Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation has also taken part in the Qatar National Sport Day supporting the Dolphin Energy Doha Dash at Losail International Circuit. There were different running categories, 1km, 3km and 5km fun as well as 1km ladies walk, a perfect program for all people from all ages. All Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation and Losail International Circuit staff didn't ......read more

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