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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) accreditat... ... 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 Man... ... 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 C... ... 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 t... ... 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.TEN... ... 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 dr... ... 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 ... ... 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 Developmen... ... 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 excl... ... Read more
THINNEST TEXTURE EVER EXPERIENCED ON LIPS. #INKYOURLIPS07 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 fin... ... 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 Signin... ... 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... ... 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 edu... ... 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 edu... ... Read more
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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

By John Maddison, EVP of products and solutions at Fortinet. Over the past couple of decades, changes in the threat landscape have driven changes in how we design, implement, and manage security. Organizations have spent the last two decades updating their security gear to keep up with the latest threats and attack vectors. In the late 1990s, the creation of viruses and worms forced the development of anti-virus and IDS solutions. Spam and phishing drove the development of advanced email gateways. The list is long, with organizations adding things like Anti-DDoS, Secure Web Gateways, and Reputation filters to their security closets on an almost annual basis. The thing these security tool ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 18 June 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, Daleen Alkhatib and Abdul Rahim Mohamed each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to the following bank clients: Osama Elattar, Samir Elmokadem, Shaikha Al-Mass, Rami Alzain, Ahmad Ghanem, Abdulrahman Alyafei, Rawdha Al-Abdulla, Azlan Osman, Abubaker Mohamed Kutty, Ahmed Mohammed, Racquel Ramos, Mercy Marquez, Noor Alkeilani, Kamar ......read more

June 12, 2019:  With over 130 years of history in perpetuating watchmaking tradition, SAINT HONORÉ is a prestigious luxury brand that reflects the Parisian joie de vivre of living and superior French artistry that has been mastered through years of research, learning and advancement. The brand takes its name from the Saint Honore Street – legendary Parisian address, home of great jewellers and watchmakers — symbolizing the French way of life. Innovation along with tradition is the true driving force of the company. SAINT HONORÉ has always placed great emphasis on the development of new technologies, new movements and quest for new ideas. Kiera Chaplin, grandd ......read more

Doha, Qatar, June  11 2019:  Under a strategic partnership between two of Qatar’s and the United Kingdom’s leading educational institutions, the Qatar Finance Business Academy (QFBA) and Northumbria University, aimed at upskilling and expanding the financial and finance-related academic acumen of high school students and in-market professionals in Qatar, the QFBA Northumbria University recently held a knowledge exchange session at Qatar’s National Service Academy.  QFBA Northumbria University representatives visited the national academy’s graduates and recruits for an open educational and introductory session on their academic program’s ob ......read more

10 June 2019 -  Chloé reinterprets the iconic “Rosie” sunglasses with a delicate and airy, cloud-like shape. A feeling of lightness is achieved through distinctly beveled lenses, which are polished by hand for a smooth finish around the edges. The new style features feminine and precious details, such as the sunburst-shaped metal pieces which embellish the front, and an exclusive filigree pattern which is engraved upon the temples. Each of the temple tips are finished with a teardrop cutout, which serves as an aesthetic and functional detail to accessorize the frame with Chloé’s eyewear jewelry. Available in Gold/Gradient Blue, Gold/Gradient Brown, Gol ......read more

Qatar - 09 June 2019:  Mirroring a trend seen across the Gulf, two lenders in Qatar announced the country’s first bank merger in a move officials say will support economic growth and the development of the financial and private sectors. On April 21 Barwa Bank and the International Bank of Qatar (IBQ) signalled the finalisation of negotiations and clearance of regulatory requirements necessary to consolidate operations. The merged entity, which will operate as Barwa Bank, will have total assets of more than QR80bn ($22bn) and a shareholder equity base of over QR12bn ($3.3bn). Notably, the merger resulted in the consolidation of an Islamic bank – Barwa Bank – ......read more

08 June 2019:   In the 30th anniversary year of the fall of the Wall, Max Mara salutes the renaissance of a great city. Berlin is a beacon for art, architecture and design. Alongside restored masterworks by Schinkel, Gropius and van der Rohe, there are ones by the new masters -Foster, Piano, Gehry, Libeskind and Chipperfield. Max Mara’s approach has always been quasi-architectural, and the Neues Museum resonates with the brand’s design philosophy; a respect for heritage, history and storytelling, coupled with a commitment to modernism. Max Mara is honoured to be the first brand to show in this monumental and evocative space. The museum contains one of the world&rs ......read more

To mark Doha Mall’s first major anchor tenant for its 2020 opening  Doha, Qatar - 08 June 2019:  Doha Mall, managed and operated by Al Mana Malls, has announced that it will be home to the newest Lulu Hypermarket concept as its first major anchor tenant. The celebrated retail chain store, which boasts of more than 35,000 high-quality goods within its 8000m2 location, will open its doors to the public upon Doha Mall’s 2020 opening. Transforming the perception of hypermarkets, Lulu has introduced a new concept that creates a variety of dedicated in-store experiences for its clientele. From a fresh bakery to a dedicated imports section, clothing and electro ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 08 June 2019:  In the spirit of the Holy Month, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company QSC (Al Meera) launched a host of initiatives and events bringing together both employees and local community members to spread and share the joy of Ramadan.  In partnership with the Qatar Cancer Society, Al Meera shared the Ramadan experience with on-the-road fasters, distributing Iftar boxes across traffic signals in Qatar’s central locations and areas to fasting drivers and workers. Similarly, Al Meera employees also engaged in distributing iftar boxes through its selected branches and main intersections. In celebration of their collective efforts and spirit of t ......read more

  Date Outlet Activity Time Monday, 3rd  of June – Friday, 16th August 2019 Qatar National Tourism Council Qatar Summer Festival Information Kiosk Saturday to Wednesday: 10:00 am - 10:00pm Thursday:   10:00 am - 11:00 pm Friday: 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm 1st day of Eid – 3rd  day of Eid   DHFC Event Photo booth Located on ground floor by Monoprix Mall trading hours Thursday, 6th of June – Saturday, 29th June ......read more

Doha, Qatar, Jun 2, 2019:  Under the umbrella of its humanitarian and continuous commitment to Qatari society, Al Khaliji Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, has announced its donation support of the Qatar Cancer Society (QSC), a non-profit organization working under the Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities toward awareness around cancer and cancer prevention in Qatar. On behalf of al khaliji, Mr. Nawaf Telfat, the bank’s Head of SMEs (small-to-medium enterprises), presented a donation cheque to Mr. Ammar Al-Mashhadani the head of Public Relation Department, from the Qatar Cancer Society. The donation funds were raised through a ......read more

Harvey Nichols Doha shares insider secrets from Buying Director, Martin Lacey and leading Qatari beauty entrepreneur and influencer Afra Al Marri with 80 ladies curated by Grazia Editor, Bianca Bonomi.  Doha, Qatar - 01 June 2019:    Harvey Nichols hosted a VIP Ladies event in its store at Doha Festival City. For the first time in Qatar, clients had the exclusive opportunity to discover the AW19 trends curated by Martin Lacey, Buying Director at Harvey Nichols Doha, followed by a Q&A session moderated by Bianca Bonomi, Editor in Chief of Grazia Magazine.    “The expert fashion market commentary and trend analysis given by Harvey Nichols Buying Di ......read more

Doha-Qatar, May 30, 2019:  As part of its ambitious expansion strategy and with a view to provide exceptional services to consumers, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (QSC) is pleased to announce the opening of its convenient stores “MAAR” at two newly started Qatar Rail stations. “MAAR”, which is a sub-brand of Al Meera and the first retail outlet to be functional in the metro stations, literally translates to the act of passing by. This move will ensure that people who commute by metro will have the goods they need as they head to their various destinations and be a reliable partner in every individual’s journey. With these two new stores to be opened at ......read more

● GROHE Composite Sinks in two colors and five designs complement established range of stainless-steel sinks ● GROHE Kitchen Colors transform faucets and sinks into colorful kitchen highlights ● Made-to-measure waste systems are compatible with GROHE Blue and GROHE Red water systems   30 May 2019:   Filling pots, preparing food and doing the dishes after a delicious meal: Oftentimes things have to go fast and it can get a little hectic when it comes to hot pots and pans. The work area around the kitchen sink plays a crucial role in this process and is used countless times day after day and encounters high levels of stress.   A ......read more

Doha, Qatar, May 29 2019:   Bringing together senior management and employees for one of its many Ramadan community initiatives, Qatar Post organized its “Iftar of the Fasting” drive yesterday; Qatar Post staff packed and distributed 1,000 Iftar meals for fasters on the road and in central, highly congested areas in Doha, across five different locations, covering the Imam Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab Mosque, Souq Waqif Al Wakra, the Al Markhiya signal, the Al Sadd Signal, and the Doha Corniche. The initiative was launched by Qatar Post for the third year in a row to celebrate and share the Holy Month’s spirit and values of togetherness and solidarity wi ......read more

Doha, 28 May, 2019:  As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, volunteers from Qatar Insurance – the leading insurer in the MENA region distributed 500 Iftar meals to general public during the holy month of Ramadan. Ahead of dusk and before Maghrib prayers, volunteers from QIC patrolled and distributed a total of 500 Iftar meals in phases at different locations. On the first day, Iftar meals were handed out at the traffic junction near Souq Waqif. On the second day, the Iftar meals were distributed at Doha Sports Stadium. Each Iftar meal was handed out to public along with a small bottle of water. Speaking about this noble initiative, Mr. Ahmed Al ......read more

With 28 years of experience, Terry is set to raise the bar for International Education in Qatar 26 May 2019, Doha, Qatar:  The Hamilton International School (“Hamilton”), an exciting new school in Mesaimeer, Doha and part of International Schools Partnership (ISP), is pleased to announce the appointment of Terry Senior as the new Principal, set to open its doors in August 2019. ISP is a UK-based owner and operator of 39 schools globally, which also includes Park House English School, one of Doha’s oldest and most respected schools. Terry Senior, an experienced Principal who has led several international schools, is set to build a strong team of international l ......read more

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. T ......read more

Msheireb Museum Celebrates International Museums Day 2019  The four heritage houses raise the bar in community engagement acting truly as Cultural Hubs making Msheireb Museums’ Doha’s cultural centre  26 May 2019, Doha, Qatar:   Msheireb Museums, the four revived historic Qatari heritage houses in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha, commemorated the International Museums Day 2019, and celebrated its nomination for the Agha Khan Award in Architecture during a Ghabga (early Suhoor) organised by Msheireb Properties, the owner and developer of the museums, for its employees and stakeholders.  The Aga Khan Award for Architecture is the most ......read more

The latest and trendiest fashion from more than 50 specialized kids stores  Doha -23 May 2019:   Doha Festival City, Qatar’s unique, world-class retail, entertainment and dining destination, continues with its Ramadan celebrations by launching exclusive Kids Occasion Wear collections in time for Eid Al Fitr at Doha Festival City. Shoppers can choose from over 50 specialised stores focusing on kids wear, who will be launching their Eid Collections in the period between 23 May- 5 June 2019. These include retail favourites such as Mamas & Papas, Mothercare, Lovely Lace Baby, Baby Cocoon, Saccor Kids, Centrepoint, Debenhams, Riva Kids, Mayoral, Anotah, Sa ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 22 May 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, Almayasa Mohamad Al-Anqar and Noora Ebrahim Al-Abdulghani each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to the following bank clients: Morad Onaceur , Abdulrahman Ali Al-Yafei, Faisal Ali Al-Anssari, Musab Ahmed Ahmed, Mohammadali Abrahim Sayedali, Sana Al-Rashed, Joyce Maria Dsouza, Melvin Nitura, Azeez Mohammed Mohammed, Reem Eisa ......read more

The Men in Black special agents can neuralyze to their heart’s content with this new piece of equipment. Codename: Police SPL872 May 22, 2019:   Police, lifestyle brand owned by the De Rigo Group, returns to Hollywood to protect the Earth from the dregs of the universe. From June 2019, the brand will return to the silver screen in the Sony Pictures film “Men in BlackTM: International”, in which the men in black will set off on a new mission wearing Police eyewear. By participating in “Men in BlackTM: International”, Police confirms its international intergalactic vocation and brings back the shapes and styles that have built the brand’s suc ......read more

Doha, Qatar - 22 May 2019:   Doha Festival City, Qatar’s unique, world-class retail, entertainment and dining destination, continues with a diverse array of Ramadan activities, offering something for everyone including storytelling, live cooking demonstrations and community led activities in partnership with Qatar Red Crescent. On 25 May to 5 June at 9 pm until 10 pm, children can enjoy Islamic Storytelling at the Diamond node by L’ETO and Le Petit Train Blue restaurants , in addition to the regular storytelling tent that will be located Angry Birds Atrium, Lower Ground level, from 23 - 24 May, 8 pm-10 pm.   It is our delight to welcome to Festi ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 21, 2019:   Powerfully opulent. Symbolic. Authoritative. Introducing BOSS BOTTLED Oud Aromatic and Saffron, two new scents exclusive to the Middle East. Crafted by master perfumer Annick Menardo, the fragrances are a true blend of craftsmanship, both using natural Oud; the rich, mysterious and highly prized Middle Eastern ingredient often described as 'black gold'.  THE MAN OF TODAY  A combination between heritage and modernity. True to his roots but looking towards his future. The Man of Today cherishes his traditions but embraces the gifts of technology and the modern world. Well-connected within his social circle, he want ......read more

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, ......read more

Doha, Qatar, May 20, 2019:  Simaisma, a Murwab Resort, on the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan, showcased yesterday true Qatari hospitality by hosting an Iftar in honor of the media’s continuous efforts and support. The gatherings came in the framework of strengthening ties with the distinguished media representatives, in line with the Holy Month’s values of unity, togetherness and good deeds. During the iftar, guests exchanged congratulations on the occasion of celebrating Ramadan and reaffirmed their commitment to work together towards the growth, success and realizing the vision of all parties involved, while contributing to the progress of the resort and the Q ......read more

Doha, Qatar, May 18 2019:  Marking a year of milestone partnerships and developments for its business, Qatar Post held its annual Suhoor gathering for its employees, in celebration of the Holy Month of Ramadan, and of a record 2018 performance for the group.  The celebration took place on May 17, at the Ramadan tent in Kempinski Marsa Malaz Hotel.  In attendance were Qatar Post’s staff and senior leadership executives, among whom Mr. Faleh Mohammad Al-Naemi, Qatar Post chairman and managing director, shared with attendees the group’s successes in 2018, as well as a glimpse of future plans and strategic areas of focus.  “The overwhelming state suppo ......read more

May 19, 2019:    Michael Kors is pleased to announce that the following women wore Michael Kors Collection to the 10th anniversary of the Annual Filmmakers Dinner, hosted by Charles Finch, Edward Enninful and Michael Kors, on Friday, May 17, 2019, in Cannes, France. Shailene Woodley wore a gold-and-black sequined double crepe sablé asymmetric dress with feather trim and black Zoey leather platform sandals, both from the Fall 2019 Michael Kors Collection. Rita Ora wore a black feather-embroidered silk georgette ruffle gown with a crystal neckline from the Fall 2019 Michael Kors Collection. Amber Heard wore a gold-and-black wool blazer and trousers with metallic-and-black Ro ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 13 May 2019:  As part of the new Cultural Heritage Law project, Qatar Museums (QM)and University College London (UCL) Qatar are inviting local artists and designers to submit creative ideas that will be used to officially represent the project. Under the visionary guidance of QM Chairperson, HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, QM and UCL Qatar are working together to further protect and promote Qatar’s history and culture by drafting a new legal framework aligned with internationally recognised standards. In doing so, the two organisations will help the country realise the ambitions of the Qatar National Vision 2030 (QNV 2030) and enhance the ......read more

Doha, Qatar, May 11, 2019:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation is pleased to announce that United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has re-appointed Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, EAA’s Founder and Chairperson, along with 16 influential public figures, as part of the 2019-2020 class of Sustainable Development Goals’ Advocates. This new class of advocates is committed to raising awareness, inspiring greater ambition and pushing for faster action on the SDGs, which were adopted by world leaders on 25 September 2015.  Peace, prosperity, people, planet, and partnerships are the principles at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SD ......read more

What:  In honor of the opening of the Michael Kors Collection Old Bond Street townhouse, Michael joined Tim Blanks for a conversation at Central Saint Martins in London. The two discussed Michael’s early years, his 35+ years in the industry and his take on American fashion.    A private cocktail party and seated dinner to celebrate the new Michael Kors Collection townhouse on Old Bond Street - The evening began with a toast at the designer’s new townhouse. Located at 9 Old Bond Street, the store features a brand new concept, drawing details from the designer’s homes to outfit the shopping experience with residential ease. Customers can shop Michael ......read more

Doha -11 May 2019- Doha Festival City, Qatar’s unique, world-class retail, entertainment and dining destination has collaborated with Qatar Charity and the Traffic Department, to distribute two thousand Iftar boxes, from IKEA’s restaurant in a bid to contribute towards society and raise awareness on the importance of community efforts during Ramadan, The Iftar Boxes were distributed amongst drivers, security guards, retailers’ staff, facilities crew, construction workers, and on-road drivers. The Doha Festival City team delivered the boxes at the mall’s Taxi pick up and drop off area, Al Shamal Road, and in the vicinity of Alkhiritiyat area. The boxes were also dis ......read more

Doha, Qatar – May 9, 2019: A graduate from NU-Q’s inaugural class, Sara Abdullah Al-Saadi, spoke to the school’s latest – and largest – graduates at a ceremony on Northwestern’s campus in Doha. In her remarks to the 68 graduating seniors, Al-Saadi told them that NU-Q had “an incredible impact on the person I am today; this school has given me a world-class education, lifelong friends, and the tools to go on and make a difference.”  In introducing Al-Saadi, NU-Q’s dean noted that while at NU-Q, Al-Saadi “was one of our most active and accomplished students, so no one is surprised by her considerable achievements since that ti ......read more

Don’t miss your favorite star this month   May 09, 2019:  Following the great success of MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Helwet Ramadan season 1 & 2, MAKE UP FOR EVER returns with Helwet Ramadan YouTube program, season 3. Helwet Ramadan series includes 30 episodes with top celebrities and makeup artists from the Arab world that are posted daily during Ramadan exclusively on MAKE UP FOR EVER Middle East YouTube channel.   30 episodes - Educational, Entertaining and Engaging based on market makeup trends, local consumer needs with this season’s twist. See the celebrities in a way like no other for the first time as each episode will not only teach you make u ......read more

VCUarts Qatar held its 2019 Commencement Ceremony on May 6 at the HBKU Student Center, and it was by all accounts a resounding success.  May 07, 2019 - Qatar Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar) recently held it’s 18th annual Commencement ceremony at HBKU Student Center in Education City to great acclaim.  It was made memorable by inspiring and touching speeches that were given by faculty, graduates, and the keynote speaker at the event that brought together families, friends, faculty and staff to celebrate the accomplishments of VCUarts Qatar’s graduates. Dr. Michael Rao, the President of Virginia Commonwealth Univers ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 07, 2019:  Michael Kors is pleased to announce that the following guests wore Michael Kors Collection to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Benefit and opening of “Camp: Notes on Fashion” on Monday, May 6, 2019, in New York City.   Gigi Hadid: Custom silver-and-gold sequined double-crepe-sablé cape with feather embroidery, a silver-and-gold sequined tulle jumpsuit, box clutch and Emmy platform boots. Matching cap by Stephen Jones.    Emily Blunt: Custom gold sequined tulle fishtail gown with floral embroidery and a snakeskin shoulder bag. Matching sequined fascinator by Stephen Jones.   Zoe Sal ......read more

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 b ......read more

2019 will see Turkish Airlines expand its extensive flight network with the introduction of 13 new routes including Sharjah and Marrakech which started operations in early April Turkey’s national carrier served a total of 1.58 million passengers in the Middle East during Q1 2019, rising by 2.5 percent since the same period in 2018  The airline also carried a total of 41.698 tons of mail in cargo in the Middle East, which witnessed a 5.8 percent increase since last year    May 7, 2019: Turkish Airlines, one of the world's most prominent airline companies, is concluding another quarter of significant achievements across its fleet and network. This includ ......read more

Doha, Qatar – May 6, 2019:  Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), today officially dedicated The Media Majlis at Northwestern University in Qatar, a unique and interactive museum nestled in the heart of one of the largest and most advanced media schools in the world. The colorful ceremony at the Qatar Foundation partner university was also attended by Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation, alongside dignitaries, Northwestern administration, and media professionals. Speaking at the dedication ceremony, Her Excellency Sheikha Hind said ......read more

Twelfth graduating class represents 16 countries DOHA, QATAR - May 07, 2019:  Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) has celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2019, with 78 students receiving their degrees in front of a proud audience of family, friends, faculty members and alumni. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, noted that the campus is celebrating 15 years in Qatar: “We have changed a lot over the past 15 years, but one thing has stayed the same: our mission to provide a world class Carnegie Mellon education to students in Qatar.”  The Class of 2019 is comprised of 10 graduates in biological sciences, 32 in business administration, one in computational ......read more

Eid- Al- Fitr Gift Guide  May 06, 2019:  As the curtain rises on the holy month of Ramadan, a new spell of celebration, generous hospitality and prosperity will come with the new moon. It is also that time of the year around which the gift giving begins! A handpicked EID gift guide comprising of the finest timepieces and accessories from brands like AIGNER, CERRUTI 1881, SAINT HONORE, VERSUS VERSACE, and POLICE makes its way into your hands. Adhering to different tastes and budgets, you are sure to find something for everyone in this beautifully curated gift ideas. Festive and chic, the timepieces and accessories are perfect to surprise your loved ones this Eid! AIGN ......read more

Festival City continues to create memorable moments for its visitors with workshops for children, live cooking for adults and Garangao night celebration  Doha, Qatar – 2 May 2019:   Doha Festival City, Qatar’s unique, world-class destination celebrating the best in entertainment and retail, will be organizing a series of activities during Ramadan. From live cooking stations, featuring famous chefs for adults, and Garangao, the fun candy collection night, to a crafts workshop, storytelling for children, henna stations, and falconry, Festival City continues to create special moments for all family members, and celebrates the cultural heritage.  During the ......read more

Day 3 of the Arabian Travel Market 2019 ended with tremendous success,  as expected the day 3 also attracted innumerable travel enthusiast's from the globe to the largest and most awaited yearly event for the travel and tourism industry. ATM 2019 seems promising and would see huge crowd on it's last day tomorrow. Global Innovations, one of the exhibitors for the Travel Technology industry, had the opportunity to attract a large crowd towards their stand with striking automation travel solutions for all travel segments. Today Global Innovations welcomed visitors from countries like Maldives, Azerbaijan, Nigeria, Zambia, Russia and several GCC countries. Most of the travel comp ......read more

The hydrotherm pre- and post-natal treatments, as well as DNA testing for members, usher in a new era of wellbeing in Doha! Doha, Qatar (1 May 2019) -   Mondrian Doha, from leading global lifestyle hospitality company sbe, is excited to announce the launch of all new signature pre- and post-natal treatments at ESPA, one of the most luxurious and largest spas in the Middle East.  Moms can take time out before and after their treatment in the spa stunning relaxation spaces. These unique and thoughtful hydrotherm therapies are the most comfortable pre- and post-pregnancy treatments in the world of well-being and take into consideration the different stages of pregnancy and ......read more

Doha, May 01, 2019:  QIC Insured, the personal insurance division of Qatar Insurance, the leading insurer in the MENA region has launched the all new “Pay your car insurance in 12 easy installments” Applicable exclusive on purchase of full car insurance, now customers pay for their insurance in 12 easy installments at zero interest.  To take advantage of this new offer, customers can simply visit any branch of QIC Insured or simply log on to qic-insured.com and select the ‘Installments’ option in the payment page. Upon receipt of the first installment, customers will receive a payment acknowledgement and the comprehensive insurance policy will be emailed ......read more

Held Under the Patronage of Her Excellency, Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani The latest edition hosted international designers and offered young Qatari fashion entrepreneurs’ exposure to high profile clientele and global business opportunities Doha, Qatar, May 01, 2019:   Fashion enthusiasts, modest-wear aficionados, influencers, families and aspiring designers, gathered for a modest fashion extravaganza during the 15th Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition (Heya 15), which convened for five days at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre. The event showcased 250 brands from 11 different countries and concluded in style with a grand finale aw ......read more

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 entertainm ......read more

April 30, 2019: They are back Here are two extraordinary beings. That nature has generally been kind to. Invictus HIGH LEVEL HERO Olympéa SUPER-GODDESS She is a woman who counts. His hobby is winning. More than anything, these two dream of ACTION   Invictus Legend: The ultimate hero. Made for glory. Burning woody-spicy. Calibrated for victory.  A tornado of guaiac and red amber. Metallic freshness, Burning heat. Indestructible.   Olympéa Legend: the ultimate goddess. At her apogee. Solar desert flower. A mirage.  Divine vanilla and salty plum. Voluptuousness in abundance. Olympéa. FOREVER.   Heroes come and go but myths are ETERNAL Invictus and ......read more

Qatar, April 30, 2019:  UCL Qatar hosted its fifth graduation ceremony on the 28th of April to honour thirty students who are now ready to step into the professional world. The university awarded an MA to thirteen students in Library and Information Studies and fourteen in Museum and Gallery Practice. In addition, one student attained a Postgraduate Certificate in Library and Information Studies, while two more received a Postgraduate Certificate in Museum and Gallery Practice. The graduating class, 73% of which were women, represented twenty nationalities, out of which nine were Qatari nationals. The majority of graduates have already secured employment in leading cultural organi ......read more

April 30, 2019:  The Arabian Travel Market 2019 embarked with tremendous success on its second day. It attracted innumerable travel enthusiasts from different regions of the world to this largest and most awaited yearly event for the travel and tourism industry. ATM 2019 is gaining traction each day with an increased in number of visitors each day. Global Innovations, one of the exhibitors for the Travel Technology industry, kicked off striking with intact rebranding and revamped travel solutions for all travel segments. Global Innovations seized enormous response as it welcomed countless visitors from different countries like the Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Egypt, UK, Nigeria, Zambi ......read more

April 28 2019: Travel trade professionals from across the globe arrived in Dubai to witness the region’s leading travel industry event "Arabian Travel market 2019" which kicked off successfully.  ATM 2019’s first business day engagements showed promising outcomes with travel trade professionals who showed a renewed interest in Global Innovations, one of the Exhibitors for the Travel Technology industry. During these meetings, a variety of topics were discussed including talks on airline connectivity in Tasspro and how Itinerary is a complete enterprise software solution which is being used by the majority of DMCs to power their business. Global Innovations, w ......read more

Doha- 29 April, 2019 –   Qatar Development Bank (QDB), in its continued quest to support the growth and competitiveness of the business sector in the state, announced the registration for the first batch of phase 2 of Al Furjan markets raffle draw to award retail space, starting May 01, 2019. The registration process for the first batch of Al Furjan Markets, which is located in Muaither South, Al Khor, Umm Al Qarn, Al Kharaitiyat will last for 30 days, and the bank is inviting all Qatari citizens to apply through Al Furjan mobile application to supervise the governance of the raffle process and to ensure total compliance and transparency.  An integrated electronic sys ......read more

Net profit of QAR 176 million, up 4% year on year Operating income of QAR 289 million, reflects growth in fee income of 5% on Q1, 2018 Operating expenses are 5% lower compared to the same period last year Significantly reduced impairments charges, down 51% year on year The Capital Adequacy ratio at quarter-end stood at a healthy 18.4% Doha, April 29, 2019:   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C, in Qatar, released its consolidated financial statements for the quarter ended 31 March 2019 today with a Net Profit of QAR 176 million for the quarter. This represents an increase of 4% over its financial results for the same period of last year.   His ......read more

20th Edition of the fashion show was held at the Ooredoo Stage at Mall of Qatar in front of 200 specially invited guests and many onlookers Dubai, UAE, April 29, 2019:  Designs by fashion design students from Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar) and students from the University’s Richmond campus were warmly received at the “EDGE” fashion show, which was presented by VCUarts Qatar, Qatar Foundation and Mall of Qatar on April 27.  “EDGE”, the University’s 20th Annual Fashion Show, took place at the Ooredoo Stage at Mall of Qatar in front of a crowd of 200 specially invited guests, media, and many onlook ......read more

Doha, Qatar, April 29, 2019:   Continuing with the tradition of bringing together the employees of the Group and celebrating their achievements, Alfardan Group hosted its annual town hall event at the St. Regis Doha for the employees of Alfardan Group, Alfardan Properties, Alfardan Hospitality and Alfardan Automotive. The event was graced by Mr. Hussain Ibrahim Alfardan, Chairman; Mr. Fahad Hussain Alfardan, Board Director; Mr. Omar Hussain Alfardan, President and CEO; Mr. Fardan Fahad Alfardan, General Manager, Alfardan Hospitality; Ms. Sara Fahad Alfardan, Communications & PR Manager, along with other family members. This event proved to be a great platform in bringing tog ......read more

Gross written premiums at Q1 2019 stands at QAR 3.5 billion Doha, 29 April 2019:  Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), the leading insurer in Qatar and the Middle East North African (MENA) region reports a net profit of QAR 272 million for the first quarter of 2019. The MENA markets continued to produce stable premiums with underwriting profitability, weathering geopolitical headwinds in the region. QIC’s international operations grew in select low-volatility segments and now account for 76% of its total portfolio. In Q1 2019 QIC adopted a more restrictive and selective approach to new business generation, reflecting the company’s continued focus on de-risking its ......read more

70% of exhibitors come from Qatar, as emerging Qatari designers steal the light at Heya 15  Workshops and forums to empower Qatari entrepreneurs from Bedaya Center, Qatar Business Incubation Center, and Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar Doha, Qatar: 29 April 2019 -   The 15th Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition continues to present a showstopper event for the latest in Arabian and modest designs, delivering a platform to foster Qatar’s fashion scene and empower entrepreneurship and knowledge-sharing. The event has been very positively received by visitors for the quality and variety of collections from local, regional, and interna ......read more

Under the patronage of His Highness the Emir of “ROWAD Award 2019”   Doha, Qatar, April 28, 2019: Under the patronage of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Qatar Development Bank (QDB) is pleased to announce the opening of registration for the second edition of Qatar Entrepreneurship award “ROWAD Award 2019”. This prestigious sponsorship is a testament to the leadership's keen interest in building the country's entrepreneurship ecosystem towards achieving economic diversification for sustainable development, in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030. Besides, Qatar topped the global entrepreneurship environment, according to th ......read more

April 28, 2019 - Qatar Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition brings together more than 200 designers and brands under one roof. The 15th edition of Heya will showcase abayas, jellabiyas, and gowns by designers from Qatar, the GCC and beyond. Heya will also include shoes, belts and bags, perfumes and cosmetic products for discerning ladies. The event will be held from the 26 – 30th April 2019 at DECC, Lexus is designated as Official Car for the event and AAB is providing a fleet of Lexus vehicles for the transportation of delegates attending the exhibition. Visitors will also get an opportunity to see Lexus RX 350 and the Luxury Coupe LC which will be on display at the venue. Lexus h ......read more

The new product, TassPro, will be an exceptional point of sale solution for travel agencies Global Innovations, with its state-of-the-art IT services, is all set to participate in the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019. The ATM is a leading international event focused on the travel and tourism industry. Envisaged with a goal, Global Innovations is dedicated to serve with strategy-inspired Travel Technology Solutions for the automation of the tourism trade. They strongly believe that “continuous improvement is the only means of achieving excellence”, this has led to them constantly improving, innovating and improvising its offerings, thereby adapting to the ever-changing dynamics ......read more

Doha, Qatar – April 27, 2019:  Projects from students in Education City are using virtual reality and 360-degree video to transport viewers to the heart of one of the oldest cities in the world, a court hearing on blasphemy in Pakistan, the middle of Qatar’s desert, and the center of Qatar’s Philharmonic Orchestra.  The four projects were created with grants from Northwestern University in Qatar’s (NU-Q) Media Innovation Lab, which is designed to support student initiatives that bring together theory and technology to develop original stories. This year, students from across Education City were eligible to apply for the grants. “The MIL was ......read more

Held under the patronage of Her Excellency, Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani Indian Design Extraordinaire, Suneet Varma debuts as part of the Qatar-India Year of Culture, an initiative by Qatar Museums Authority.  Qatar Business Incubation Center announces special program set to shake up the Qatari fashion start-up scene at Heya 15 Doha, Qatar, 27  April 2019 -  Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition officially opened its doors today, under the patronage of Her Excellency, Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, and attended by VIP’s from Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC), Ambassadors, Fashionistas, media and renowned fashion a ......read more

Cabinet to administer world’s first virtual ministry Qatar - April 24, 2019:  His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the world’s first virtual “Ministry of Possibilities” to incubate and develop radical solutions to government’s most pressing problems.  Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum directed to start working on a number of pressing national programs in the first phase, in the form of four time-bound departments: Department of Anticipatory Services, Department of Behavioral Rewards, Department of UAE Talent and Department of Government Procurement.  ......read more

April 23, 2019:  Chloé introduces the new, free-spirited Spring/Summer 2019 advertising campaign, inspired by a dreamlike voyage to Greece filled with grace, femininity and sisterhood, shot by Steven Meisel. The immersive imagery, an intimate interior setting infused with Mediterranean light, portrays women’s evocative beauty with intrigue, which highlights the new “Rosie” sunglasses featured in the story. The now iconic design concept takes center stage with a new, gradient Gold/Violet Fuchsia tone, which was inspired by Chloé’s ready-to-wear runway show, and lends an even more vivid aspect to the look. The campaign also features the sharp, new “R ......read more

20th Edition of the fashion show to be held at the Ooredoo Stage at Mall of Qatar, from 6pm to 7pm on April 27 Qatar, April 23, 2019:  Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar), Qatar Foundation and Mall of Qatar will be presenting “EDGE”, the University’s 20th Annual Fashion Show, on April 27 from 6pm to 7pm at the Ooredoo Stage at Mall of Qatar.  The show features collections from sophomore, junior, and senior students from VCUarts Qatar, as well as three senior students from the University’s Richmond campus. The 2019 fashion show is a platform to inform the audience about a group of emerging, young designers who ......read more

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