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The West End Musical, by Dana Alfardan and Nadim Naaman, is a tribute to the poetic writer, Khalil Gibran17 September 2019, Doha, Qatar:   Dana Al Fardan, critically acclaimed Qatari musician, composer, songwriter and symphonic artist, and Katara Cultural Village announced today in a press conference the Qatar debut of the West ... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar, 16 September 2019 – Al Khaliji Commercial Bank P.Q.S.C. (al khaliji) , Qatar’s next generation bank, has announced another milestone development for its operations in Qatar. The group headquarters is now at Lusail, Qatar’s city of the future. The move comes under al khaliji’s ambitious plans, its central operati... ... Read more
September 16, 2019:  Compass International School Doha has welcomed students to its new, state-of-the-art Themaid Campus for the academic year 2019/20. Compass International School Doha’s world class teaching team, led by Ann Djedid, Head of Campus Themaid, are delighted to welcome students to their new campus and learning areas.&nb... ... Read more
QIC Insured affirms shift towards digitalization with one-third of business transacted online QIC Insured garners success in end-to-end digitalization of products & services. Doha, 16 September 2019:  Generating one-third of its business through its online portal, QIC Insured-the retail arm of Qatar Insurance Group has garnered succe... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar – 15 September 2019 – Barwa Bank announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shariah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters. As the draw results showed, the bank clients Mohamed Fakhroo and Rashid Al-Naimi each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a... ... Read more
El Faro, by Javier Aranda Spanish cuisine fans flock to Marsa Malaz Kempinski to enjoy a Spanish night like no otherDoha, Qatar, September 15, 2019 –Chef, Javier Aranda, returned to Doha last week to introduce the authentic Spanish flavors of El Faro, by Javier Aranda, to the people of Qatar. He is one of the youngest esteemed leaders in the... ... Read more
Paying tribute to the legacy of Arabic perfumery, Al Asel is the newest scent launch from renowned fragrance house Ghawali. Creating this collection was a unique process. September 15, 2019:  Al Asel means from the roots and is a uniquely artisanal fine blend that brings a new addition to Ghawali’s signature scents. This highly capt... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar, 14 September 2019 – Al Khaliji Commercial Bank P.Q.S.C. (al khaliji) , Qatar’s next generation bank, has announced the appointment of two Qatari executives to senior leadership roles in its organization, under its ongoing talent Qatarization program. Omar Al Emadi and Hassan Al Jaidah were both promoted and appointed t... ... Read more
Charlotte Tilbury launches its brand-new range of foundation in partnership with industry-leading shade consultants. 11 September 2019, Doha--- Doha Festival City, Qatar’s preferred and world class destination for fashion and beauty, hosted the exclusive launch of Charlotte Tilbury’s latest long-wear foundation that comes in 44 new shad... ... Read more
Workshops catered to all ages with engaging educational content covering various aspects of Science and Arts. 10 September 2019, Doha, Qatar:   Msheireb Museums, the four revived historic Qatari heritage houses in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha, concluded its Summer Workshop Programme on Saturday with an exciting Children-centri... ... Read more
September 09, 2019:  What does ‘being a man’ mean in 2019? In today’s world, stereotypical gender codes are constantly being challenged. The truth is, there is no singular definition of masculinity anymore.  For the Man of Today, it is about achieving success and self-fulfilment through career, family, and frie... ... Read more
A Modern Nod to the Glamourous New York Nightlife of the 1930’s.   September 08, 2019:  Ralph Lauren debuts The Fall 2019 Collection with an immersive, content-first experience within Ralph’s Club, a sleek and stylish Art Deco-inspired nightclub.“I’ve always loved the way a woman looks in a tuxedo, from m... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar, September 8, 2019  – Michelin star chef Javier Aranda returns to Doha this week for “An evening with Michelin Star Chef Javier Aranda” at El Faro, the Spanish cuisine restaurant, which was recently revamped to reflect Javier’s love and passion for Spanish culinary in his heritage.  For two nights,... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar, September 8, 2019  – Michelin star chef Javier Aranda returns to Doha this week for “An evening with Michelin Star Chef Javier Aranda” at El Faro, the Spanish cuisine restaurant, which was recently revamped to reflect Javier’s love and passion for Spanish culinary in his heritage.  For two nights,... ... Read more
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Doha, Qatar – 18 September 2019:   Barwa Bank has announced the names of the winners for its 2019 Summer Spend Campaign’s fourth monthly raffle draw, rewarding the bank’s loyal customers for their credit card spend since the campaign was launched in May 2019.  The campaign offers Barwa Bank credit card holders the chance to enter monthly draws and win 20,000 loyalty points each. By the end of the campaign period one winner will take home the grand prize of 1,000,000 loyalty points. For the campaign’s fourth monthly draw, 25 loyal Barwa Bank customers each won 20,000 loyalty points.  The winners of the fourth draw were Maryam Mohammed ......read more

17 September 2019, Doha, Qatar:  Msheireb Properties, the national real estate developer and subsidiary of Qatar Foundation, won a prestigious award during the efficiencies of the fifth meeting of the GCC Labor and Social Affairs Ministers, in Muscat, Oman last week.  The award comes in recognition of Msheireb Properties’ efforts and commitment to nationalise jobs, scoring the highest percentage of national hires during 2019.  Mr Hamad Al Naemi, Senior Manager - HR and Corporate Services, who received the award on behalf of Msheireb Properties, said: “It is such an honor to receive this acknowledgment of our policies and hard work to create job opportuni ......read more

DOHA, QATAR, September 17, 2019:  Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC extended their presence in the Middle East earlier this year with the official launch of Qatar Sotheby’s International Realty in June. Qatar Sotheby’s International Realty is owned by Alfardan Group, a leading luxury lifestyle conglomerate in Qatar. “We’re delighted to partner with the world-known Sotheby’s International Realty brand as we approach a turning point in our premium property market”, said Omar Hussain Alfardan, President and CEO, Alfardan Group. “We’re proud to unveil a fine collection of the latest in high-end real estate across the count ......read more

The West End Musical, by Dana Alfardan and Nadim Naaman, is a tribute to the poetic writer, Khalil Gibran 17 September 2019, Doha, Qatar:   Dana Al Fardan, critically acclaimed Qatari musician, composer, songwriter and symphonic artist, and Katara Cultural Village announced today in a press conference the Qatar debut of the West End musical, Broken Wings, co-written and composed by Dana and West End’s very own star Nadim Naaman.  Based on Khalil Gibran’s masterpiece, Broken Wings will be played for three days from 7 – 9 November 2019 at the Opera House at Katara Cultural Village, with Matinees and Soiree performances. Broken Wings was first ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 16 September 2019 – Al Khaliji Commercial Bank P.Q.S.C. (al khaliji) , Qatar’s next generation bank, has announced another milestone development for its operations in Qatar. The group headquarters is now at Lusail, Qatar’s city of the future. The move comes under al khaliji’s ambitious plans, its central operations now at the heart of Qatar’s vision for a sustainable, interconnected and smart future.  Commenting on the move, HE Sheikh Hamad Bin Faisal Bin Thani Al Thani, Chairman at al khaliji, said:  “Our customers and our nation’s prosperous future form the driving force behind our evolution and investments. Today, this f ......read more

September 16, 2019:  Compass International School Doha has welcomed students to its new, state-of-the-art Themaid Campus for the academic year 2019/20. Compass International School Doha’s world class teaching team, led by Ann Djedid, Head of Campus Themaid, are delighted to welcome students to their new campus and learning areas.  Students were in awe at the outstanding facilities at Themaid Campus, from the science laboratories and theatre to the 25-metre swimming pool and specialist areas for design technology, dance and music.  At Themaid Campus, students from Early Years through to Secondary can discover a world beyond a traditional classroom, with state-of-a ......read more

QIC Insured affirms shift towards digitalization with one-third of business transacted online QIC Insured garners success in end-to-end digitalization of products & services Doha, 16 September 2019:  Generating one-third of its business through its online portal, QIC Insured-the retail arm of Qatar Insurance Group has garnered success in digitalization of its suite of insurance products and services. QIC Insured deployed end-to-end digitalization and enhanced operational efficiency, which in turn resulted in a significant reduction of time lag. It also improved customer interaction and engagement.  Witnessing the shift in customer’s mindset towards pur ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 15 September 2019 – Barwa Bank announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shariah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, the bank clients Mohamed Fakhroo and Rashid Al-Naimi each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Ehab Elsaqqa, Hussain Al-Jaber, Ranya Al-Ansari, Marites Caranto, Mona Hussein, Bassem Hmeidan, Eid Al-Kuwari, Mohammed Al-Kuwari, Mamoun Khalil, Abdulla Al-Kaabi, Prem Kasilingam, Abdulrahman Fakhroo, Ibrahim Haraz, Laith Bayari, Mohammed Alabdali, Abdulaziz Alhalaki, Reshma Khan, Mohamad Al ......read more

El Faro, by Javier Aranda Spanish cuisine fans flock to Marsa Malaz Kempinski to enjoy a Spanish night like no other Doha, Qatar, September 15, 2019 –Chef, Javier Aranda, returned to Doha last week to introduce the authentic Spanish flavors of El Faro, by Javier Aranda, to the people of Qatar. He is one of the youngest esteemed leaders in the industry to be awarded a Michelin Star and is making waves in the Spanish culinary scene with two restaurants, La Cabra and Gaytán, in Madrid.  The newly launched restaurant at Marsa Malaz Kempinski, features an exclusive “tapas and pinxtos bar”, and a full dinner menu in the main seating area, offering highlight ......read more

Paying tribute to the legacy of Arabic perfumery, Al Asel is the newest scent launch from renowned fragrance house Ghawali. Creating this collection was a unique process.  September 15, 2019:  Al Asel means from the roots and is a uniquely artisanal fine blend that brings a new addition to Ghawali’s signature scents. This highly captivating aroma exposes a new and unexplored dimension to the traditionally coveted leather notes, by adding a warm depth amongst the smoky woods of the Agar. With touches of almonds and saffron, Al Asel evolved into a gourmand facet fragrance. From spiced oud perfumes to dokhouns and intense oils in rich browns, accented with golden details, thi ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 14 September 2019 – Al Khaliji Commercial Bank P.Q.S.C. (al khaliji) , Qatar’s next generation bank, has announced the appointment of two Qatari executives to senior leadership roles in its organization, under its ongoing talent Qatarization program.  Omar Al Emadi and Hassan Al Jaidah were both promoted and appointed to lead on the bank’s strategic business development efforts and verticals. Al Emadi, previously Head of Corporate Banking at al khaliji, will now be managing the bank’s growing portfolio and customer base, and spearheading its growth initiatives and strategies as Group Chief Business Officer. Hassan Al Jaidah was appointed to the ro ......read more

Charlotte Tilbury launches its brand-new range of foundation in partnership with industry-leading shade consultants 11 September 2019, Doha--- Doha Festival City, Qatar’s preferred and world class destination for fashion and beauty, hosted the exclusive launch of Charlotte Tilbury’s latest long-wear foundation that comes in 44 new shades. The event ran for a whole week creating a lot excitement and enthusiasm amongst shoppers and local beauty aficionados.  Charlotte Tilbury is a key store at Doha Festival City, which has award-winning makeup and skin care ranges from one of the world's top makeup artists who has been a pinnacle in the beauty industry for over 20 ......read more

Workshops catered to all ages with engaging educational content covering various aspects of Science and Arts 10 September 2019, Doha, Qatar:   Msheireb Museums, the four revived historic Qatari heritage houses in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha, concluded its Summer Workshop Programme on Saturday with an exciting Children-centric workshop on Genomics.  The workshop had children, aged 10 to 18 years old, explore genetics and the basics of genomic medicine in an engaging method that involved role play as potential scientists under the supervision of Qatar Genome (QGP) and Qatar Biobank (QBB), both members of Qatar Foundation.  The children participants wore ......read more

September 09, 2019:  What does ‘being a man’ mean in 2019? In today’s world, stereotypical gender codes are constantly being challenged. The truth is, there is no singular definition of masculinity anymore.    For the Man of Today, it is about achieving success and self-fulfilment through career, family, and friends. Being a partner, father, friend, colleague. Navigating these various roles, the Man of Today seeks balance, authenticity and connection to his natural state. Inspired by this desire for balance, BOSS Parfums introduces a new signature Eau de Parfum: BOSS BOTTLED Infinite.     Representing the BOSS BOTTLED values of ......read more

A Modern Nod to the Glamourous New York Nightlife of the 1930’s    September 08, 2019:  Ralph Lauren debuts The Fall 2019 Collection with an immersive, content-first experience within Ralph’s Club, a sleek and stylish Art Deco-inspired nightclub. “I’ve always loved the way a woman looks in a tuxedo, from my first women’s collection until now. My Fall 2019 Women’s Collection celebrates that timeless style, more relevant than ever, for the modern woman who is both independent and glamorous.”   – Ralph Lauren    Located in the heart of historic downtown Manhattan, Ralph’s Club draws inspiratio ......read more

Doha, Qatar, September 8, 2019  – Michelin star chef Javier Aranda returns to Doha this week for “An evening with Michelin Star Chef Javier Aranda” at El Faro, the Spanish cuisine restaurant, which was recently revamped to reflect Javier’s love and passion for Spanish culinary in his heritage.   For two nights, 12 and 13 September, Chef Javier will be in the restaurant, to welcome guests and introduce El Faro by Javier Aranda to the people of Qatar, bringing them authentic Spanish flavours.  The refreshed restaurant menu offers a new concept with an exclusive and stylish setting, featuring the “tapas and pinxtos bar”, and a tantal ......read more

Doha, Qatar, September 07, 2019 – Following the overwhelming success of its previous editions in the last six years, the Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) is pleased to announce the kick off of its Kawader Programme’s seventh edition, in partnership with the Qatar Financial Centre.  This edition of the Kawader programme sees the participation of 28 of  the brightest young Qatari talents in the financial field, both academic graduates and professionals, who were carefully selected based on their capabilities and potential to be shaped and upskilled into the financial services sector’s next-generation leaders, empowered by both academic and technical expe ......read more

As a National Supplier of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 Children aged 4-14 to practice athletics and receive tips from professional coaches and athletes on a Khalifa Stadium replica 7 September 2019, Doha, Qatar:   Doha Festival City, Qatar’s preferred and world class destination for entertainment, has partnered with the Local Organising Committee of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 as a National Supplier of the event, which Qatar organizes for the first time ever in the Middle East from 27 September to 6 October. The partnership sees Doha Festival City host a Mini Athletics Championship from 5 September to 3 October for ch ......read more

Doha -  03, September 2019:  QIC Insured, the retail arm of Qatar Insurance, the leading insurer in the MENA region has recently launched the latest version of the QIC App featuring an array of enhanced insurance products and services.  Customers can simply download the new App from Google Play (for Andriod users) or App Store (for iOS users), register themselves using their QID, and enjoy a distinctively memorable and personalized experience when shopping for insurances. For instance, registered QIC Insured customers can now find their purchased policies listed in one place. What makes the App even more helpful is that the App enables customers to file and track ......read more

LIVE MORE! AT MSHEIREB DOWNTOWN DOHA   Doha, 2, September 2019:   Msheireb Properties, the national real estate developer and a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation, launched the first ever full-out promotional campaign for its flagship project Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD), the world’s smartest and most sustainable fully built city district and Qatar’s destination for living, leisure, and business.  Few weeks after receiving the first tenants of its residential Wadi 1 tower, MDD’s campaign, themed Live More!, comes to showcase aspects of the district that make it a unique place to live, work and visit in Qatar.  Ali Al Kuwari, Acting C ......read more

Qatar, September 02, 2019:  As one of the leading international schools in Qatar, and as part of premium education provider Nord Anglia Education, Compass International School Doha (Compass) take their Teacher Induction seriously. As part of their introduction to international teaching and Qatari culture, new members of the teaching team at Compass' four campuses, including their new state-of-the-art campus in Al Themaid, were treated to an extensive and in-depth programme at the Sheikh Abdulla Bin Zaid Mahmoud Islamic Cultural Center.  Compass International School Doha believes that an in-depth understanding of Qatar is essential for their teachers in helping their students ......read more

Teachers and management team welcome students of the academic year 2019-2020 1 September 2019, Doha, Qatar:  The Hamilton International School (“Hamilton”), a brand-new school located in Mesaimeer, Doha, welcomed yesterday the very first classes of primary students to kick off the new academic year 2019/2020. Students were received by the highest calibre of teachers in Doha, who showed them around the school, and conducted orientation and introductory sessions. The school’s management team was on a mission to ensure that each child finds their class and settle in smoothly.  New students got a chance to enjoy Hamilton’s state of the art facilities, ......read more

27, August 2019:  Revealing beauty in all  its   guises:   that  is an enduring concept  at   Cartier,    a   filter  through  which all creation is viewed and  an idea which gave rise to the  Baignoire. It all began with an unprecedented  step taken to reveal  the creative power of watchmaking  design hidden in ordinary  forms.  Cartier  took   this  inspiration  quite literally  by   initially   designing  an oval  case in the  1910s that would later be transcended by s ......read more

27, August 2019:   Turkish Airlines, flying to more countries that any other airline, continues to enhance its flight network. Flag carrier has launched scheduled flights to Mexico City, the second biggest city of Latin America and capital of Mexico along with Cancún, one of the favorite holiday centers of Central America.   The flights to Mexico City and Cancún, the 18th and 19th destinations of Turkish Airlines in Americas, will be operated three days a week on Istanbul-Mexico City-Cancún route starting from August 21, 2019. With these flights, Turkish Airlines adds Mexico, the biggest country of Central America, to its flight network, thus offering a co ......read more

27, August 2019:   Murano Exclusive Collection represents the ideal combination of the highest Venetian craftsmanship with the most refined fragrances created by master perfumers. The collection is now enriched with a new fragrance: Imperial Emerald.  Emerald-coloured eyes, the whoosh of a regal garment and the unmistakable scent of timeless elegance: Imperial Emerald is the new seductive fragrance by The Merchant of Venice and takes its inspiration from the peacock, the most enchanting and majestic of creatures. For millennia this bird has inspired myths and legends in both western and eastern cultures, legends that attributed to it the most sublime meanings: beauty, longe ......read more

TRUSSARDI DONNA AND TRUSSARDI UOMO THE LEVRIERO COLLECTION THE PROJECT   August 26, 2019:  Style as a necessity and elegance expressed through a constant search for beauty, virtue and truth: this is the magic of Trussardi, a historic Italian brand.  To celebrate 100 years of successes, it launched two new olfactory creations in 2011 inspired by the iconic fragrances of the 1980s: Trussardi Donna and Trussardi Uomo.  The centennial fragrances are now the starting point for the Levriero Collection, a limited edition for gifting and collecting. In both cases the concentration has been strengthened: Eau de Parfum Intense for her, Eau de Parfum for him. Th ......read more

Doha, August 26, 2019:  Qatar Insurance Group, the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region is the Official Insurance Sponsor of S'hail - Katara International Hunting & Falcons Exhibition.  Slated to start from 3rd September at the Cultural Village Foundation in Katara, S'hail is regarded as the largest international exhibitions that specializes in exhibiting Falcons. Besides hosting an interactive session for children and adults, the exhibition will also display various Falcons and its handling equipment. Now in its third year, the International Hunting & Falcons exhibition boasts of participants from different countries across the world. Qatar Insurance ......read more

Focus on ambition-based learning helps graduates attain highest scores in Compass history Doha, 25 August 2019:  Compass International School Doha announced its highest ever academic achievement results for its 2018/19 academic year, surpassing the global International Baccalaureate (IB) average by 8%. The benefits that Nord Anglia Education schools bring to students’ academic results was on display with students achieving an average score of 32 points. The school and its student body were particularly thrilled upon learning that 2019 graduate Aisha Serpedin achieved 42 points out of a potential 45, placing her in the top 2% of International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme ( ......read more

Doha, Qatar –  25 August 2019:   Barwa Bank has announced the names of the winners for its 2019 Summer Spend Campaign’s third monthly raffle draw, rewarding the bank’s loyal customers for their credit card spend since the campaign was launched in May 2019.  The campaign offers Barwa Bank credit card holders the chance to enter monthly draws and win 20,000 loyalty points each. By the end of the campaign period one winner will take home the grand prize of 1,000,000 loyalty points. For the campaign’s third monthly draw, 25 loyal Barwa Bank customers each won 20,000 loyalty points.  The winners of the third draw were Ayham Hakki Alex ......read more

“An Afternoon at the Theatre” produced by a director from London’s West End  24 August 2019, Doha, Qatar:  The Hamilton International School “Hamilton”, a brand-new school located in Mesaimeer, Doha, launched yesterday its on-campus theatre, the largest in Qatar, with a theatrical event titled “An Afternoon at the Theatre”, produced by a director from London’s West End.  Hamilton, part of International Schools Partnership (ISP), a UK-based owner and operator of 40 schools globally, collaborated with “Gotta Sing!” led by Greg Arrowsmith, a Musical Director from the West End for the London Palladium pantomime ......read more

Doha, Qatar - August 24, 2019:   The Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) community gathered to formally welcome the new students who will begin their first year of studies next week. The Class of 2023 is comprised of more than 100 students.  Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, offered his encouragement as he welcomed the students to the CMU-Q community: “Allow me to reassure each one of you, we have selected you because you have talent, work ethic, creativity and drive. We chose you because we believe you will succeed and thrive at Carnegie Mellon Qatar.”  The students also heard from Maryam Al Naemi, a 2018 graduate from the Information Systems P ......read more

In Collaboration with Qatar Charity It’s ‘Back to School’ season – Donate and win vouchers from Doha Festival City participating retailers. Doha, Qatar – 21 August 2019:  Doha Festival City, Qatar’s unique and world-class retail, entertainment and dining destination is launching its ‘Back to School’ season with a community initiative in collaboration with Qatar Charity.  Shoppers are invited to donate new school backpacks including items such as pencil cases, stationery and more, in a giant backpack, located opposite to Monoprix store on the Ground Floor, from 22 to 30 August. After donating, shoppers will receive voucher ......read more

The B Premiere Hotel, a member of the Centara Boutique Collection, will open by the end of 2019, while Centara Al Bustan Hotel Doha opens in 2021   The B Premiere Hotel, a member of the Centara Boutique Collection   19th August 2019:   Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hospitality group, signed a hotel management agreement for two new hotels owned by Al Bandary Hotel Management LLC.   The agreement represents the third and fourth Doha properties Centara will manage on behalf of Al Bandary, which also owns Centara West Bay Residences & Suites Doha, an upper upscale property that opened earlier this year and recently earn ......read more

Families enjoyed a fun-packed day with over 60 prizes and scholarships won to study at Doha’s biggest and newest campus The School is committed to raising a generation that understands and appreciates diversity for the future of Qatar 19 August 2019, Doha, Qatar:  The Hamilton International School (“Hamilton”), a brand-new school located in Mesaimeer, Doha, hosted its first Community Fair. Hamilton, part of International Schools Partnership (ISP), a UK-based owner and operator of 40 schools globally, welcomed children and parents yesterday to inaugurate their newly completed campus, which features state of the art facilities and the largest school theatre in ......read more

18, August 2019:   Since its inception, POLICE has been a brand that spoke the language of freedom, individuality, and rebellion. Having pioneered some of the most iconic moments in fashion, POLICE is known for its innovative and trendsetting designs. Translucent impresses with its unique configuration that cohesively brings together different elements to present a timepiece that is sleek, youthful and truly exclusive. The skeleton dial gives a glimpse into the inner workings of the automatic movement and the polyurethane body equips the timepiece with style and charisma. With luminescent indices, hands and decorative metal screws on the bezel, Translucent has a clean silhoue ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  14, August 2019:  Doha Kick start the new school year in style, by shopping at Doha Festival City for its ‘Back to School’ promotion with fabulous offers and bargains from our extensive retail stores. Whether parents are looking for stationary, new art supplies or school uniforms, they can find it at unbelievable prices at Festival City which has everything school-goers will need to start the school year off with confidence and ease.  Starting on 15 August 2019, parents and students can stock up on various school supplies for a fresh start to the new and successful school year as numerous retailers welcome giving shoppers a va ......read more

Doha-Qatar, August 08, 2019:   To celebrate the opening of its new campus, Compass International School Doha hosted an information and recruitment booth at the Mall of Qatar (MOQ). The interactive booth welcomed over 50 families who had the opportunity to ask questions about the school’s facilities and academic programme, while children enjoyed a specially designed creativity area. As one of Qatar’s leading international schools, Compass International School Doha is gearing up to welcome students for the next academic year, with a significant number of students applying to attend the brand-new Themaid Campus near Education City. The Schools new Executive Prin ......read more

Doha-Qatar –August 06, 2019:  In its latest move under its ambitious expansion plans across Qatar, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.S.C.) has announced the signing of its new store at “The Mall”. Al Meera’s upcoming branch at “The Mall” is the latest addition to a number of store openings under its network. Since Al Meera set in motion its expansion plans in the market, the company has launched four additional branches – Al Khor,  Aba Al Heran, Leabaib 1 and Azwagha – as well as two new convenient stores, “MAAR” at the DECC (Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre) and Msheireb Metro stations in 2019. Al Meera’s T ......read more

Versus Mouffetard is the new women’s watch from Versus Versace. 04, August 2019:   Chic and sophisticated – but with a dose of sass – the timepiece keeps the Versus Versace edge with two Lion Heads in relief adorning the case at 12 and 6 o’clock. The Clous de Paris top ring, the dial with a guilloché finish and the shagreen strap bring the timepiece’s multi-textured nature to the fore, bringing a dose of luxury but never losing that rebellious Versus DNA. Versus Mouffetard comes in five versions: with a yellow or rose gold IP steel case, completely in single-tone black, white, dark blue, or lilac, or with a white dial and a nude strap for a bo ......read more

Doha, Qatar - August 3rd 2019:  W Doha Hotel & Residences, a luxury lifestyle hotel in Qatar, hosted an exclusive art exhibition titled 'Perfect Duet' by Qatar's talented and key artist, Ahmed Al-Jufairi alongside his mother, artist Hanady Al-Othman, at the ART29 gallery. The 'Perfect Duet' showcases the nexus of mother and son, cultures and histories, India and Qatar, and colours and mediums. The collection of artworks including work on canvas and sculptures expresses the artistic locus of both Ahmed Al-Jufairi and Hanady Al-Othman. Their collective exhibition comprises of over 20 instillations that are based on different mediums of art, such as sculptors, hi ......read more

Experience LEGO like never before– only at Doha Festival City 31 July 2019 Doha, Qatar:  Doha Festival City, Qatar’s unique, world-class retail, entertainment and dining destination is hosting the first of its kind LEGO Festival from 30 July 2019 to 17 September 2019. The festival will feature six LEGO activities in 4 different zones spread across Festival City and will have a variety of experiences from creative brick building to instructed challenges and physical activations for visitors to engage with. LEGO Friends Zone, is where participants can meet and engage with five exploring, creative, funny and quirky characters; Andrea, Emma, Mia, Olivia and Stephan ......read more

Doha, 31 July, 2019:   QIC Insured-the personal division arm of Qatar Insurance (QIC) – Qatar’s leading insurer has installed a self-service kiosk for buying and renewing Third Party Liability (TPL) boat or yacht insurance for private & commercial use. This is the first of its kind in the field of boat and yacht insurance in Qatar. Located at the ground floor level at the Ministry of Transport & Communications in the West Bay area, the self-service kiosk can be accessed during the working hours of the Ministry from Sunday to Thursday. The roll out of the new interactive self-service kiosk forms part of QIC Insured’s strategy of complete digitali ......read more

Doha 30 July, 2019:  S&P Global Ratings has reaffirmed its ‘A’ issuer credit and financial strength ratings on Qatar Insurance Co Q.S.P.C. (QIC) and its guaranteed subsidiaries, namely, Qatar Reinsurance Company Limited (Qatar Re based in Bermuda), QIC Europe Ltd, QLM Life & Medical Insurance W.L.L., and Kuwait Qatar Insurance Co. K.S.C.C. The report reaffirms the outlook of Qatar Insurance Company & its rated subsidiaries as Stable.   QIC Group benefits from 'AAA' level risk-based capital adequacy despite rapid growth and various acquisitions over recent years. The report stresses that QIC can maintain its 'AAA' level risk-based capita ......read more

The residential tower offers 72 spacious apartments, bringing a combination of luxury, sustainable, and smart living for the first time in Qatar with highly competitive lease terms Doha, Qatar: 29 July 2019:  Msheireb Properties, Qatar’s national real estate developer and a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation, has officially announced the launch of its first residential unit for rent in Msheireb Downtown Doha, Qatar’s newest destination for leisure, living and business. Wadi 1 residential tower is located in Sikkat Wadi Msheireb, the centre of Msheireb Downtown Doha and the longest pedestrian street there. The tower is also a walking distance from many of Doha’s landm ......read more

Doha, July 29th  2019:   City Centre Rotana Doha, one of the leading hospitality properties in town, is pleased to invite all couples to explore the exquisite dream wedding packages offered by the hotel to cherish the memories for a lifetime. To celebrate the most precious moments of your life, City Centre Rotana Doha is providing customized bridal bouquets that will suit all tastes. Moreover, the hotel will offer valuable advice to all couples in choosing the right package to achieve the desired result on this day.  From the effortless service experience to the pristine settings and the finest culinary and beverage delights prepared by a team of globally acclaimed che ......read more

Doha, Qatar – July 29, 2019:   Barwa Bank, Qatar's most innovative Shariah compliant bank, announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shariah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, the bank clients Alia Mikaty and Salman Mohammed Al-Mahmoud each won a cash prize of 50,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 25,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Eisa Abdollah Amani and Alia Sultan Ali H N Al Naama.  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. O ......read more

The mobile application offers the first Audio Tour feature in Qatar Doha, Qatar – 28 July 2019:   Msheireb Museums, the four revived historic heritage houses in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha, has officially released a new smartphone application, featuring an array of digital services to enhance the visitors’ experience while discovering the history and culture of Msheireb and Qatar. Developed by Msheireb Museums, the application is an innovative and easy way to explore each of the four houses using the geolocation technology to provide the first ever digital audio tour feature in Qatar. With a digital positioning system covering every corner at the ......read more

Automobile enthusiasts can revel in luxury at DHFC’s Auto Show featuring award winning cars as part of Doha’s preferred destination summer lineup. 27 July 2019 Doha, Qatar:   Doha Festival City, Qatar’s unique, world-class retail, entertainment and dining destination collaborated with the Mawater Centre to bring classic and modified cars for guests to view as part of Festival City’s host of summer activities. The event began on July 22, 2019 and will last until August 11, 2019 and is available for guests to experience during mall hours where guests can discover award-winning motor vehicles. The Mawater Centre, which was established by the M ......read more

Entertainment and big prizes on offer with Doha’s preferred destination and the Qatar Summer Festival 27, July  2019 - Doha, Qatar:   Doha Festival City, Qatar’s unique, world-class retail, entertainment and dining destination, is hosting the second Qatar Summer Festival Raffle Draw on July 26 from 7:30pm to 10pm. In addition to the much awaited second Raffle Draw, the event will feature an entertainment show and a massive balloon drop. The entertainment show will take place from 7.30pm, featuring Gaston Quieto, the award- winning Brazilian illusionist and magician, who will wow the audience with a mesmerising magic show. The excitement continues afterwa ......read more

During the second episode of the 2019 summer camp Doha, Qatar- 25th July 2019:   Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (Bedaya Center), a joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank and Silatech, in collaboration with Fifty One East, Qatar’s favorite department, arranged a workshop on fashion styling during the second episode of the 2019 summer camp which was held from 14th July till 25th July 2019.  With Fifty One East’s unparalleled expertise of more than 70 years and substantial knowledge in the fashion industry, its stylists were able to share tips about the industry and teach the students the guidelines and outlines in styling as wel ......read more

EARNINGS RELEASE First Half 2019   • Net profit of QAR 352 million, an increase of +5% year on year • Net Operating Income grew 5% quarter on quarter, ending at QAR 592 million • Operating expenses of QAR 161 million, 3% lower compared to H1, 2018 • Impairments at QAR 66.5 million, 38% lower compared to H1, 2018   Doha, July 24, 2019:  Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., announced its financial results for the half year ended June 30, 2019, reporting a Net Profit of QAR 352 million. This represents an increase of 5% over its financial results for the same period of last year.   His Excellency Sheikh Hamad Bin Fai ......read more

24 July 2019 - DOHA, Qatar:  Tawar Mall, one of the largest shopping malls in Qatar, celebrated the ground-breaking ceremony of NOVO Cinemas yesterday evening in the presence of Mr. Abdulaziz bin Nasser Al Khalifa, CEO of Qatar Development Bank and Chairman of Novo Cinemas and Mr. Jassim bin Jabr Sultan Tawar Al-Kuwari, Chairman of Tawar Mall. Tawar Mall has partnered with Novo Cinemas, the Middle East’s most innovative cinema and a subsidiary of ELAN Group to open a new state-of-the-art cinema in Tawar Mall. Mr. Abdulaziz bin Nasser Al Khalifa and Mr. Jassim bin Jabr Sultan Tawar Al- Kuwari did the honor of ribbon-cutting in the presence of their distinguished guests and ......read more

The renowned composer’s Broken Wings, based on a Kahlil Gibran novel debuts in the region 24 July 2019 – Doha, Qatar:  Dana Al Fardan, critically acclaimed Qatari musician, composer, songwriter and symphonic artist, co-wrote the musical, Broken Wings, based on the novel by Kahlil Gibran, with Nadim Naaman. The musical will now debut in the region as part of the 35th Anniversary of the prestigious Beiteddine Festival on 24, 25 and 26 July, one of the leading Arts festivals in the Middle East.  Based in Lebanon, the Beiteddine Festival is home to both Kahlil Gibran and Nadim Naaman and takes place within the grounds of the magnificent 19th Century Beiteddine Pa ......read more

QIC Insured offers Business Insurance for the Food & Beverage segment of SMEs Doha, 24 July, 2019:   As yet another revolutionary offering, QIC Insured - the retail arm of Qatar Insurance is offering business insurance to the Food & Beverage (F&B) segment of Qatar’s Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) sector.  In response to the rising number of restaurants, cafeterias and other entrepreneurial ventures in Qatar, QIC Insured offers Business Insurance that aims at facilitating entrepreneurs in growing their restaurant or cafeteria business and playing a pivotal role towards developing the F&B segment of Qatar’s SME sector. Customer can ......read more

Doha, Qatar, July 23, 2019:  City Centre Rotana Doha, one of the leading hospitality properties in town, takes pleasure in announcing its unique amalgamation of finest cuisine by offering culinary arts class to learn the secret recipes of Thai cooking  with Chef Chanchai Khumkhrong. To be held on July 24 from 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm by chefs of the hotel’s award-winning upscale restaurant, Teatro, Thai food lovers will have the opportunity to discover the secrets of Thai cuisine and the easiest way to prepare the most delicious recipes by using essential ingredients in the dishes, which make them distinctive and rich in flavors. Chef Chanchai is also having a special dining exp ......read more

Doha, Qatar –July 23, 2019:  Oryx Rotana, the five-star luxury business hotel in Doha has launched a sizzling summer offer for sports enthusiasts to indulge in a unique and distinctive experience and to soak up in many live sports excitement this summer. Gather together with your family and friends and watch live broadcast of all international games and football matches on multiple large screens at the hotel’s “Al Nafourah Garden” tent, which will provide visitors and guests the comfort of a modern air-conditioning system. Through the "Red card", "Magic of the ball" and "The final whistle" packages, guests will be able to ......read more

The renowned Cantonese restaurant elevates its world-class culinary experience  18 July 2019 – Doha, Qatar: Hakkasan Doha, the world acclaimed modern Cantonese restaurant, has appointed Chef Ho Yiek Chung as the new Chef de Cuisine. Chef Chung is responsible for the day-to-day kitchen operations, menu development, ensuring the highest food quality and a smooth culinary operation. Born in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, Chef Ho Yiek Chung brings over 14 years of experience to Hakkasan Doha. He began his career in London where he joined the Hakkasan Hanway Place team in 2010 and for the past nine years has been perfecting his craft, understanding Hakkasan’s innovative approach a ......read more

DATE Tenant / Institution Event Timings Status Monday, 3rd  of June – Friday, 16th August 2019 Qatar National Tourism Council Qatar Summer Festival Information Kiosk Saturday to Wednesday                10:00 am - 10:00 pm Thursday                                     10:00 am - 11:00 pm ......read more

Qatar Foundation partner university helps shape future cultural workforce in Qatar    Doha, Qatar, 17 July 2019:  UCL Qatar has announced that its MA in Museums and Gallery Practice has become one of the first two programmes internationally to receive the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) accreditation, as the institute expands into the heritage sector.  The master’s degree, one of the two unique programmes offered at UCL Qatar, was recognised for its ability to prepare students as they embark in their professional practices with solid foundations in the cultural heritage field. The designation acknowledges that the programm ......read more

Qatar- July 17, 2019:  As part of its ongoing efforts to empower its staff with the right mix of technical know-how, business acumen and capabilities, Qatar Insurance Group, the leading insurer in the MENA region recently conducted an in-house introductory training program on Risk Management & Insurance. With the support from its Senior Management, QIC Group consistently endeavors to fulfill its objective of facilitating knowledge sharing & enhancement by conducting in-house training programs that are considered pivotal for the development of its human capital. The in-house training programs are an integral part of the QIC Learning Academy, which was established last year. ......read more

Aimed to raise awareness of entrepreneurship among students from 16 to 24 years Doha, Qatar – 16th July 2019:  Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (Bedaya Center), a joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank and Silatech, successfully concluded the inaugural episode  of the 2019 edition of its annual Summer Camp. The camp took place from 30 June till 11 July 2019, witnessed participation of a large number of students in age group of 16 to 24 years old. Meanwhile,  preparations are also underway for participants for the second episode of the 2019 edition of the summer camp, scheduled to be held from  14 July to 25 July 2019.  The S ......read more

DOHA QATAR- July 16th 2019:  Mirqab Mall, Doha’s most popular retail and leisure community destination in Qatar managed and operated by Al Mana Malls, is promising families an exciting summer with its latest openings and family-centric events this summer. A variety of fun and games will be held within the Mall, alongside its mega-sales to help the visitors beat the sweltering heat during the season.  Some of the most anticipated stores that are now open to eager shoppers include the British favourite Thai restaurant Busaba, as well as the Turkish eatery Sultan Chef, which has a cult following across the GCC. Female visitors also got a first glimpse of the local beauty powe ......read more

Mission Accomplished: One More Orbit beats Pole to Pole World Circumnavigation Speed record by 5 hours and 52 minutes     Qatar - 16 July  2019:   At 12:12 UTC on July 11, 2019, Action Aviation Chairman Hamish Harding, Astronaut Terry Virts and Qatar Executive made history.   They achieved it by completing the fastest ever Circumnavigation of the Earth via both the North and South Poles in a time of 46 hours and 40 minutes, at an average speed of 465 knots (or 535 mph or 861 km/h).    The world record attempt, achieved in a Qatar Executive Gulfstream G650ER aircraft, was called One More Orbit (www.onemoreorbit.com) in honor of the ......read more

July 15, 2019:  In keeping with the 2019 spring-summer collection, this new collection continues to mix up styles and pairs urban wear with sportswear. Whether on the tennis court or golf course, the Crocodile brand carefully combines technical fabrics and style to create versatile looks that can be worn in the city or for practicing sport. TENNIS COLLECTION – AVAILABLE ON 15 JULY IN THE RETAIL NETWORK Designed for greater freedom of movement, the tennis collection is a line of technical products designed to guarantee optimal comfort during physical exertion whilst keeping an impeccable style on and off the sports fields. The new aspects of the AW19 collection reside in t ......read more

14 July  2019:  Today, Polo Ralph Lauren welcomes the below guests to The Polo Ralph Lauren Suite at The Championships, Wimbledon. This year marks the brand’s 14th year as Official Outfitter of TheChampionships, Wimbledon, outfitting all Chair Umpires, Line Umpires, Ball Persons and Grounds People.  Guests enjoyed a drinks reception, seated lunch and afternoon tea, whilst watching the men’s finals on court.   Attendees include:  Claire Foy  Kendall Jenner  Letitia Wright  Henry Golding  Deepika Padukone Brooklyn Beckham  Hana Cross  Fai Khadra JJ Lin  Ayame  Goriki  ......read more

• Aston Martin Valkyrie showcased dynamically ahead of 2019 British GP • High performance test driver Chris Goodwin completes lap of Silverstone • Verification Prototype 1 now set to begin extensive physical testing regime   14 July 2019:   Silverstone, UK: Aston Martin Valkyrie has broken cover after making its dynamic public debut in front of an enthusiastic crowd ahead of the 2019 British Grand Prix.   Piloted by Aston Martin High Performance Test Driver Chris Goodwin, the 1,160bhp machine, took to Silverstone’s world-famous Grand Prix circuit for its first public demonstration run. With the focus not on outright lap tim ......read more

Partners attended UN High Level Political Forum to issue joint statement to call for renewed commitment towards universal education  Doha, Qatar  -  July 14, 2019:  Education Above All foundation (EAA), Mission of Qatar, Permanent Missions of Argentina, State of Qatar, Singapore and Uruguay, UNESCO and Qatar Fund for Development attended the annual High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) for Sustainable Development from 9-18 July at UNHQ in New York, issuing a joint statement calling for the global community to renew its commitments to provide all children and youth with the universal right to education.  The joint statement, which was delivered at the co-hosted Ju ......read more

• Combined-cycle power plant in Maisan will deliver electricity supply to more than three million Iraqis  • Siemens equipment includes F-class gas turbines, steam turbine, generators, main transformers and project supervision • Power Diagnostics Services to optimize performance, including employee training and know-how transfer   09 July  2019:    As part of its long-term support to expand Iraq’s power infrastructure, Siemens has received an order to supply gas and steam turbines and generators as well as long-term power generation services for the 840-megawatt (MW) Maisan Combined Cycle Power Plant, located in Maisan Governorate in t ......read more

  DATE Tenant / Institution Event Timings Status Monday, 3rd  of June – Friday, 16th August 2019 Qatar National Tourism Council Qatar Summer Festival Information Kiosk Saturday to Wednesday                10:00 am - 10:00 pm Thursday                                     10:00 am - ......read more

Doha- Qatar, 8 July 2019:   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C. announced that its Board of Directors will meet on 23/07/2019 to approve the financial results ending on 30/06/2019.   ...read more

Doha 08 July, 2019:  In preparation for the holiday season, QIC Insured, the retail arm of Qatar Insurance, the leading insurer in the MENA region highlights the importance of purchasing travel & home contents insurance.  TravelCare from QIC Insured offers various travel insurance plans namely, Regional, Fly Europe, Worldwide excluding USA, and Canada. It covers expenses for travel-related inconveniences and unexpected travel incidents such as missed flights, flight cancellations etc. ensuring hassle-free travels. In addition to travel insurance, securing a Home Contents Insurance ensures complete peace of mind especially when holiday-goers are away for a long period ......read more

THINNEST TEXTURE EVER EXPERIENCED ON LIPS #INKYOURLIPS 07 July  2019:  After the great success of MAKE UP FOR EVER’s ARTIST ROUGE INK in 2018 that launched 6 shades, MAKE UP FOR EVER is expanding the range by adding a wider variety of new best seller colors in 2019, complementing the existing range with a 100% matte colored finish and lightweight wear. Thanks to its formula and its precise applicator, ARTIST ROUGE INK provides a high comfort and feels like second-skin on your lips: all you must do is let your ARTIST ROUGE INK glide on your lips and be amazed by its intensity!  This season you can enjoy 6 completely new shades with the same formula and LIGH ......read more

Doha, Qatar -  06 July  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, is intended to become home to Huawei’s Smart Experience Centre in Qatar.  The announcement was made earlier during a Signing Ceremony between Msheireb Properties, the developer of Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD), and Huawei who is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices.  This agreement aligns with the vision set for Msheireb Downtown Doha to be a city of firsts, constantly bringing into the ......read more

• Festival of Speed Central Feature dedicated to Aston Martin’s racing history • Central feature represents a continuous race track adorned with the Le Mans winning DBR1  • Aero kit released for Aston Martin’s true sportscar, Vantage  • ‘Q by Aston Martin’ unveils six ‘Vantage Heritage Racing Editions’ spanning 91 years of racing history    06 July  2019:   Founded on a love for motorsport, Aston Martin’s racing history is as old as the company itself. In 2019, the marque celebrates two significant anniversaries – 60 years since its iconic 1-2 win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans a ......read more

Doha, Qatar, July 3 2019:   In a ceremony held under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Education and Higher Education, Dr Mohamed Abdul Wahed al-Hammadi, at Salwa Ballroom in Sheraton Hotel, the Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), and Northumbria University (NU), one of the United Kingdom’s leading educational establishments, crowned a year of their successful joint academic partnership with the graduation of the partnership’s first BA (HONS) in International Banking and Finance cohort. Joining this landmark occasion was His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Deputy Governor of the Qatar Central Bank. The QFBA-Northumbria (Q ......read more

Doha, 02 July, 2019:  Qatar Insurance, the largest insurer in the MENA region has been conferred the “Best Digital Transformation in Insurance Award” at the inaugural edition of the Enterprise Transformation Summit that was recently held in Doha at the Doha Marriot Hotel. The summit recognised enterprises that demonstrated massive shift in operations as a result of embracing digital transformation. QIC Group was awarded for its advanced digital capabilities, implementing best-in-class digital technologies in the Retail and Medical Insurance space, thus creating a highly sophisticated and interactive digitized platform for its full suite of online insurance products a ......read more

01 July  2019:    This summer, Pandora celebrates Disney’s “The Lion King,” directed by Jon Favreau, with the new Disney x Pandora jewellery collection. Launching in July 2019, the collection welcomes the beloved characters back to the big screen with distinctive pieces designed to give you a way to showcase yourfond connection to the classic story. Created to encourage everyone to let their style roar, the beautiful film -inspired collection features a bracelet and selection of silver and Pandora Shine charms, including a stunning limited edition Simba carm. Designed to be worn separately or combined to create a truly stunning look, each piece is shaped b ......read more

01 July  2019:    CERRUTI 1881 timepieces and accessories are inspired by its enduring ethos of innovativeness, passion, precision, fineness and refinement, to become a quintessentially modern brand. These distinctive values reverberate across all of the brands products, be it the leather goods, watches or jewellery.    GRIGNO   Radiating effervescent allure and the magnetic male charisma of a contemporary man, Grigno is simply enthralling. Equipped with a distinct flamboyance, Grigno, is a reinterpretation of the traditional features of CERRUTI 1881 with a contemporary flair. Striking with paradoxical elements the timepiece is fashioned to suit all ......read more

Celebrate the Jazz Traditions of the South Straight from New Orleans    Doha, Qatar – 29 June 2019:  N’awlins Jazz House officially opens its doors for an unmissable experience at the Kempinski Marsa Malaz, the Pearl-Qatar.  Located on the ground floor, N’awlins Jazz House combines a collection of mixed Jazz traditions, with Cajun inspired food, and timeless cocktails such as the Sazerac. With its traditional Southern fare, N’awlins offers Jambalaya Arancini, gumbo, and po-boy sandwich stuffed with fried oysters, all inspired by Creole and Cajun cuisine. New Orleans dishes such as etouffee, muffuletta, and beignets all form the basis of the ......read more

Building on success in Kuwait, Alghanim Industries will open Costa Coffee branches in GCC Qatar - July 01, 2019:   Costa Coffee, the UK-based coffee shop company with nearly 4,000 locations in more than 32 global markets, and Alghanim Industries, one of the largest privately-owned companies in the Gulf region, has today announced an expansion of their successful partnership. Moving forward, Alghanim Industries will have development rights to Costa Coffee in the GCC, making Alghanim the largest franchisee by territory.  The Costa Coffee-Alghanim partnership has flourished since its 2013 formation, growing to more than 75 stores today. 35 of these shops opened in less than a ......read more

The revamped restaurant offers traditional recipes from the culinary hotspots of the Iberian Peninsula Doha, Qatar, July 01, 2019:  Internationally award-winning Spanish cuisine will have a new home in Qatar as two-time Michelin star guest chef, Javier Aranda, launched the newly revamped El Faro today as an ode to his background and love for Spanish cuisine.   Celebrating the restaurant’s grand opening, Doha’s socialites, VIPs, and media representatives attended the event where they sampled some of the new items on the menu, including Spanish favourites; tapas and paella. With an entrance similar to that of a Spanish Mercado, marketplace, everyone felt like t ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 29 June 2019:  Msheireb Properties, the national real estate developer and subsidiary of Qatar Foundation, announced earlier the launch of two books developed in partnership with international researchers, architects, and urban planners, who  partook in the restoration and building process of Msheireb Downtown Doha and Msheireb Museums.  The book launch took place in two special ceremonies, last week, in London, and were attended by HE the Ambassador of Qatar to UK, Mr Yousef Al Khater, VIPs, industry key players, international stakeholders, and international media.  The first book, ‘Msheireb Museums: Transforming Doha’s Heritage Houses&rsqu ......read more

27 June 2019, Doha:  Harvey Nichols Doha and Jason Atherton, restaurateur and founder of The Social Company, hosted an exclusive ladies fashion show as part of the grand opening celebrations of Pearl Social, Chef Jason’s latest international restaurant opening located at the Marsa Malaz Kempinski, the Pearl-Doha. The event included a fashion show of the latest collection currently available in store at Harvey Nichols while VIP ladies enjoyed a selection of bites and dishes from Pearl Social’s new menu, prepared by Jason Atherton and the Pearl Social culinary team in Doha, Qatar. The fashion show was also supported by Make Up For Ever who provided the glamourous look of t ......read more

The Hamilton International School welcomes parents and guardians for tours of our magnificent new campus in Mesaimeer  27 June 2019, Doha, Qatar:   The Hamilton International School (“Hamilton”), part of International Schools Partnership (ISP), announced yesterday that construction of the exciting school premises in Mesaimeer is complete.  The state-of-the-art facility is now ready for public viewing, as the management laid out a series of open days and school tours for interested parents and guardians who are enrolling their children for the upcoming academic year 2019/2020.  Open Days are scheduled for the next five Saturdays, beginning June 29 ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 27 June 2019:  Under the umbrella of its initiatives into the country’s national ambitions, al khaliji bank, Qatar’s next-generation bank, has sponsored the “Majd Qatar” (“Qatar Glory”) nationwide campaign and third book edition. Under the theme “Wise Vision”, the campaign was initiated and launched by Qatar’s Tawasol Center at the Museum of Islamic Art, with the attendance of several dignitaries, officials and media representatives from TV, radio and print outlets.  The campaign’s inauguration event coincided with the sixth anniversary of His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani's accession to ......read more

Doha, 26 June, 2019:   As part of its commitment towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Senior Deputy Group President & CEO of QIC Group, Mr. Ali S. AlFadala inaugurated the newly established orphan accommodation for Dreama. Last year QIC Group collaborated with Dreama to provide sponsorship for quality housing refurbishment for orphans. QIC Group has been engaging in many CSR collaborations that make significant developments in the fields of human and social development. Evolving with the trends that underpin the changing CSR landscape in Qatar, QIC Group has been involved in various activities that contribute to the advancement of the society, including cultur ......read more

Doha, Qatar, June 24, 2019:   Pearl Social celebrated the grand opening of their restaurant and bar, The Divers Club, with a special guest appearance by the renowned international chef and restaurateur Jason Atherton at a star-studded VIP celebration yesterday at Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha. Jason Atherton, founder of ‘The Social Company,’ a global restaurant group, spoke to guests about his vision for Pearl Social. Attended by various dignitaries, socialites, members of business associations, corporates and media and influencers, guests were able to enjoy a selection of dishes and small bites from the new menu, enjoy the relaxed setting of Pea ......read more

EAA’s partnership with Qatar TV scales the nationwide fundraising campaign Campaign donations reach QAR 15M of commitments to global education efforts   Doha, Qatar, June 23, 2019: Launched in May 2019 in the spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan, Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s nationwide fundraising campaign, under the theme “No Child Left Out”, has garnered overwhelming support from donors in Qatar. EAA’s “No Child Left Out” slew of projects and initiatives assist marginalised and impoverished children accessing quality and baseline education, indiscriminately of their geographical and socioeconomic barriers, offering them l ......read more

Doha, Qatar, June 22 2019:   In a joint partnership under Qatar’s nationwide educational push toward cross-border collaboration and knowledge exchange, the Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), and Stenden University of Applied Sciences in Qatar (SUAS-Q), a branch of the Netherlands-based prestigious educational institution, have recently signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding). The MoU outlines a strategic collaborative platform and framework, centered on academic research, as well as on knowledge sharing activities between QFBA and SUAS-Q.  Initiatives and learning and development tracks under this collaboration will capitalize on SUAS-Q’s interna ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 22 June 2019:  UCL Qatar is inviting applicants from around the world to apply for its third prestigious Academic Fellowship Programme, as part of the University’s continuing effort to attract and develop international research in Qatar.  As part of the initiative, UCL Qatar will host several outstanding Visiting Fellows who will contribute to enhancing the teaching and research profile of the institution, following the university’s commitment to offering research-led teaching excellence. The Fellows will also help to further expand the intellectual community of UCL, their partners in Education City and the State of Qatar at large.  Visiting Fell ......read more

22 June 2019:  Ralph Lauren, esteemed American fashion designer, businessman, and philanthropist, has been made an Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) for Services to Fashion. Mr. Lauren was presented with the honorary knighthood insignia by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales in a private ceremony at Buckingham Palace.  Mr. Lauren serves as the executive chairman and chief creative officer of Ralph Lauren Corporation. Born in 1939 in the Bronx, New York, Mr. Lauren attended Baruch College, where he studied business and served two years in the US Army before pursuing his creative interests in fashion, ultimately growing his busine ......read more

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