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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 Fes... ... Read more
The Men in Black special agents can neuralyze to their heart’s content with this new piece of equipment. Codename: Police SPL872May 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 th... ... 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... ... 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 priz... ... 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 t... ... 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 Mal... ... 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 asymmet... ... 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 Developmen... ... 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 cele... ... 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 d... ... 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 ... ... 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 poste... ... 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 - QatarVirginia 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 acc... ... 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 - QatarVirginia 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 acc... ... Read more
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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

Modern French Brasserie to open in Doha on April 25, 2019    Doha, Qatar - April 23, 2019:  The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is pleased to announce the launch of Sel & Miel, the first authentic French brasserie in Doha, which will open its doors to guests on Thursday, 25 April.   Sel & Miel showcases comfortable interiors with four different seating sections which include the main dining area, bar seating, and an indoor terrace. The brasserie will also offer a private dining room, called the Chef’s Table that can accommodate nine guests. The modern brasserie will be offering a delicious authentic French menu prepared to perfection by Chef Alain Regnault and his cu ......read more

Doha, Qatar -  23 April, 2019:  QIC Insured, the retail arm of Qatar Insurance Group, the flagship insurer of the MENA region recently sponsored the Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) Football Championship.  As a progressive leader in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and socially responsible business practices, the company’s role as a platinum sponsor highlighted its unilateral focus on being a responsible corporate citizen and demonstrated its full support to all sports activities and initiatives.  In view of the partnership, QIC Insured has provided special offers on car insurance, travel, home, personal accident benefit insurance & Anaya for ......read more

The national real estate developer is revolutionising urban planning and development with innovative and sustainable solutions to enrich people’s lives 22 April 2019, Doha, Qatar—  Last week, Msheireb Properties, the award-winning national real estate developer and subsidiary of Qatar Foundation, won three new accolades during the seventh annual ceremony of the prestigious National Programme for Conservation and Energy Efficiency (Tarsheed), organised by the General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa).  The event was attended by HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani, who presented seven awards ......read more

Combined entity’s total assets are valued at more than QAR 80 billion Operational integration to be completed by Q4:2019 The first merger between banks in Qatar’s history The combined entity to operate under the “Barwa Bank” name Doha, Qatar, 22 April 2019 –   Barwa Bank has announced the official completion of its legal merger with International Bank of Qatar (ibq). The merger, which brings two of Qatar’s leading and most dynamic financial players under one roof, will establish a powerhouse Shariah compliant financial institution in both local and regional markets, backed by robust liquidity and solvency levels.    ......read more

 April 21, 2019:  Unique creations that immortalize beauty in a symphony of spectacular designs, crystals and colours, the latest collection of Cerruti 1881 timepieces and jewellery exalt grace and beauty.  Adding to the festivities of the season, the timepieces are emblazoned with gleaming crystals that are speckled on a rich tapestry of colors. The most spectacular timepieces of the collection, Corniglia presents its complete beauty and refinement. Great care has been taken to imbue the timepiece with lucidity and lightness that can be experienced even in the smallest of details like how the lugs seamlessly melt into the unique bracelet and in deftness of the beautiful li ......read more

Fifty One East alongside Lagoona Mall, Fnac and JouéClub are the Platinum Sponsors of this year’s Ramadan tent while Qatar Airways is the exclusive airline partner.    Doha, Qatar, April 21, 2019:  The Ritz-Carlton, Doha will be hosting a magical tent experience this Ramadan within the regal setting of Al Wosail Ballroom.    The master chefs have created a menu of distinctive dining offerings that will feature only the finest in Arabian, Eastern and international cuisine. Gastronomists will be delighted by the vast offering of decadent canapés, entrees and mouthwatering desserts. Each dish has been thoughtfully prepared and will deliver robust flavors deriv ......read more

April 21, 2019:  Vanilla Vibes is the exhilaration of the unknown, the thrill of the first encounter, the memory of this very moment, sensual and electric, like the trail of the fragrance. Vanilla Vibes is a persistent beat of an olfactive dance, the flame under the ice, the alchemy of the opposites, an invitation to be yourself.  Vanilla Vibes is now available at Beautique stores in Dubai Festival City Mall and Bawabat Al Sharq Mall for AED 520 (100 ml). It is also available at Paris Gallery, Bloomingdale’s, and Harvey Nichols  Close your eyes and get transported across the immensity of the desert. Suddenly, she appears, voluptuous. The natural vanilla reveals its ......read more

Through the support of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs The first edition witnessed offering 32 scholarships Doha, Qatar, April 21, 2019:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s programme Al Fakhoora, hosted yesterday a special ceremony at Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies (QFIS) auditorium at Education City, to award and announce the students who have been accepted into the “Dynamic Futures Qatar” scholarship programme for the academic year 2018 – 2019. The ceremony was attended by representatives from Education above All (EAA) Foundation, Dr. Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed Al Thani, Director-General of the General Department of Awqaf, Dr. A ......read more

DOHA, Qatar – 21 April 2019 –   With a view to empowering human capital, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) is pleased to award its first powerful leader certificate to Khalid Jassim Al Jassim, Security, Fire & Safety Manager at Al-Meera Consumer Goods Company, for taking up its highly acclaimed program, ‘The Powerful Leader’. Enrolling for this program was part of his Professional Development plan in order to enhance leadership skillsets. Falling in line with Al Meera's strategy to develop its employees professionally. It is a continuous professional development solution designed around the busy schedule of senior leaders. The program ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 21 April 2019:   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, is pleased to announce that it has won two prestigious awards- ‘Best Corporate Bank – Qatar’ and ‘Best Financial Inclusion Program – MENA’ at the recently held the European Magazine Awards.  The European Magazine, over the last several years, has been celebrating achievement, innovation and excellence through its annual awards program. It offers corporate organizations an insight into various achievements within a range of organizations. These recognitions add to the achievement of al khaliji bank in Qatar. On receiving the ......read more

DOHA, QATAR, April 20, 2019: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) welcomed more than 80 newly admitted students and their parents at the Marhaba Tartans event on April 18. The evening is an opportunity for incoming students to meet their professors and future classmates, and learn more about studying at CMU-Q.   Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, welcomed the Class of 2023 and reminded each of them that they have earned a place at the university. “When we selected you, we looked at your academic accomplishments, your extracurricular interests, and your plans for the future. We chose you because you want to learn, and you are curious and forward-thinking. We have every co ......read more

Company launches Polo shirt made from recycled plastic bottles and dyed with a waterless process; commits to removing 170 million plastic bottles from landfills and oceans by 2025 April 18, 2019:  Polo Ralph Lauren is reimagining its iconic Polo shirt with Mother Nature in mind. Introducing the Earth Polo, crafted from thread derived entirely from recycled plastic bottles and dyed in an innovative process that uses zero water. Each Earth Polo is made from an average of 12 plastic bottles.  “Ralph Lauren will commit to removing at least 170 million bottles from landfills and oceans by 2025. Plastic waste is a major issue threatening the environment  – we want ......read more

The 15th Edition of Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition Showcases the Latest in Modest-Wear Fashion with More than 250 Brands Qatar-India Year of Culture partners with Heya for showstopper with internationally acclaimed designer Suneet Varma Doha, Qatar:  18 April, 2019:  Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition, Qatar’s most popular showcase of abayas and traditional Arabian attire, will return for its 15th edition this month with a rich program of more than 20 fashion shows, seminars, designer workshops and 250+ brands participating in this exciting array of fashion and showmanship.   Held under the patronage of Her Excellency, Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalif ......read more

Doha, Qatar, April 18, 2019:  Media issues in the Middle East – including the digitization of regional advertising and understanding the media and culture in the region, along with and a study of the evolution of American animation are the subjects of three new books that have been written and edited by NU-Q faculty.  “These books document a transformative and dynamic period in the media, particularly the Middle East. As a leading media and communication school in the region, it is imperative for our faculty, and students alike, engage in intellectual inquiry and contribute to literature and research on these topics and beyond,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean an ......read more

April 17, 2019:  A global trendsetter in the world of Haute Horlogerie, AIGNER debuts a refreshing update to its collection by introducing a range of timepieces and accessories that celebrate the spirit of giving during the holy month.  The fashionable collection highlights designs, techniques, and materials that imbue sophistication with fineness.  Vibrant colors have painted the imagination of the Maison with timepieces featuring beautiful radiant mother-of-pearl dials. The collection reflects on the theme of the season – minimalism meets realism.  Timeless and artistic, the collection intrigues with its design. The AIGNER typography is a strong presence ......read more

Doha, Qatar, April 16, 2019:  The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is pleased to announce that STK Doha has received Favorite Newcomer Award at the Fact Dining Awards Doha 2019.    STK opened its doors to welcome guests in January 2019. The modern steakhouse has quickly accelerated to becoming a local favorite as guests enjoy the tender cuts of USDA Prime beef and a succulent selection of sides such as truffle mac & cheese and mushroom pot pie. STK Doha is also the only restaurant in Qatar to serve the much beloved hida beef, one of the highest qualities of Japanese wagyu.   Speaking on the occasion, Christian Sack, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Doha, stated: “STK ......read more

Doha, Qatar, April 16, 2019:  Qatar Insurance Group, the leading insurance conglomerate in the MENA recently honored its employees with long service award certificates for completing 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years of dedicated service at the company. The award ceremony was held at the QIC headquarters in West Bay. The long service award certificates were handed over to the awardees by Mr. Salem Al Mannai, Deputy Group President & CEO of QIC Group in the presence of senior QIC officials. Expressing his gratitude and appreciation during the event, Mr. Salem Al Mannai stated, “At QIC we believe that dedication and collective efforts of our staff play a significant role in achi ......read more

Doha, Qatar, April 15, 2019:  Arab Engineering Bureau presented the awards for Creative Achievement and Potential and Design Excellence to junior and graduating senior students from VCUarts Qatar’s Graphic and Interior design departments during a ceremony held in honor of the students Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB) presented the 2019 awards for Design Excellence, and Creative Achievement and Potential to three graduating and three junior students from VCUarts Qatar at a special event at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar’s (VCUarts Qatar’s) Libraries on April 11.  AEB’s Group CEO and Chief Architect Ibrahim Mohamed Jaidah, a lo ......read more

Doha, Qatar, April 15, 2019:   Barwa Bank, Qatar's most innovative Shari’ah compliant bank, announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shari’ah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, Ahmed Fouad Menisy and Mohamed Abdunnaser El-Gamudi each won a cash prize of 50,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 25,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Hussain Sultan Al-Jaber and Mohamed Yacine Ben Lamnouar. The draw was conducted under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministry of Commerce and Industr ......read more

Qatar, April 14, 2019:  The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is pleased to ring in the Spring season with a variety of seasonal activities.  Festivities start on Friday April 19 with an expansive Spring Brunch at Lagoon Restaurant, featuring delightful activities for the entire family. The brunch will offer a fun chocolate egg cooking class that will engage guests of all ages, including our youngest ladies and gentlemen.    During the brunch there will also be an egg treasure hunt hosted in the hotel’s garden with many seasonal themed activities hosted by Joue Club on the day of the brunch to keep youngsters engaged.    The brunch will showcase a whole roasted la ......read more

Doha, Qatar, April 14, 2019:  Festivities start on Friday April 19 with an expansive Spring Brunch at Lagoon Restaurant, featuring delightful activities for the entire family. The brunch will offer a fun chocolate egg cooking class that will engage guests of all ages, including our youngest ladies and gentlemen.    During the brunch there will also be an egg treasure hunt hosted in the hotel’s garden with many seasonal themed activities hosted by Joue Club on the day of the brunch to keep youngsters engaged.    The brunch will showcase a whole roasted lamb live station, delectable desserts and a vast array of savory foods that will surely delight and excite ......read more

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

      Dennis led NU-Q through period of tremendous growth and change     He strengthened the faculty, expanded the curriculum and built a research program  President: ‘He helped NU-Q foster research in Arab media with far-reaching effects’  Office of the Provost to appoint a search committee soon to find a successor  Dennis will remain a tenured, full professor on the faculty at the Medill School   Qatar - April 13, 2019:  Northwestern University in Qatar Dean and CEO Everette E. Dennis will step down as the head of NU-Q in 2020 after serving nearly a decade leading Northwestern’s 12th school to n ......read more

HSBC Msheireb to offer a seamless digital experience reinforcing Msheireb’s status as the world’s SMARTEST and most sustainable city district Msheireb Downtown continues to attract more local and global financial institutions Doha, Qatar, 13 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 to the first HSBC digital branch in the country; HSBC Msheireb. The announcement was made during an agreement signing ceremony between Msheireb Properties, the national real estate developer and a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation, and HSBC Bank Mi ......read more

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar hosted a special event dedicated to new students and their families to familiarize them with life at VCUarts Qatar Qatar - April 13, 2019:  Virginia Commonwealth University of the school of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar) in Education City welcomed more than 90 new students at an exciting orientation program entitled “Hayakom”, which is the Arabic word for “welcome”. The event began with an introduction from Katherine Magnum, the university’s Director of Recruitment and Admissions, followed by a welcome note from Executive Dean Dr. Donald N. Baker. Teslim Sanni, the President of the uni ......read more

April 11, 2019:  When Philippe Cassegrain created Le Pliage® by Longchamp back in 1993, he was inspired by the ancient Japanese art of origami. Now a new collaboration, initiated by the next generation of Longchamp’s founding family, brings the iconic foldable bag full circle, as it is reinterpreted by the Tokyo-based design studio nendo. Nendo, which was founded in 2002 by Oki Sato, aims to create designs that generate what it calls “!” moments in everyday life. Its philosophy is based on reshaping everyday objects to make us look at them afresh, thus enriching our daily lives and experience. This ethos is clearly demonstrated by its intriguing reinterpretation ......read more

Doha, Qatar – April 10, 2019 –   Taking a NU-Q audience on a journey through Hollywood history with examples from their own work, acclaimed cinematographer and director John Bailey and his wife, the award-winning film editor, Carol Littleton, focused much of a joint presentation on present and future filmmaking.  Speaking to faculty, staff, and students at NU-Q, Bailey, who is also the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars), and Littleton noted that because it is cheaper to create content digitally today’s films have much more material for filmmakers to work with and has created new challenges. As a result, Bailey said, dr ......read more

April 09, 2019:  BMW takes to the stage at Auto Shanghai 2019 with the spotlight on two model premieres in particular. The new BMW 3 Series Sedan is making its Chinese debut at the international motor show, and the latest generation of the globally popular sports sedan will be built for the Chinese market by BMW Brilliance Automotive in Shenyang. Also rolling off the assembly line here will be the long-wheelbase version of the new BMW 3 Series Sedan developed exclusively for customers in China – and likewise presented for the first time at Auto Shanghai 2019. Visitors to the show, which is taking place on 18 – 25 April 2019, will also be greeted by the world premiere of the ......read more

April 09, 2019 Versus Mouffetard is the new women’s watch from Versus Versace.   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 multitextured 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 n ......read more

Doha, Qatar, April 9, 2019:    The free medical check-up organised by QIC Group’s Health & Life insurance entity QLM Life & Medical Insurance Company in celebration of The World Health Day garnered overwhelming success. Initiated now for the third year in a row, both nationals and residents alike benefitted from the free medical checkup services that were made available at various medical centres, clinics and hospitals across Qatar. At Abeer Medical Centers located at Abu Hamour & Industrial Area branches, participants opted for checking Lipid profile i.e. LDL Cholesterol (Bad Cholesterol), HDL Cholesterol (Good Cholesterol), VLDL, Triglycerides, Total Cho ......read more

Doha, Qatar – April 8, 2019 –   At an annual ceremony to recognize the academic work of NU-Q students, documentaries about the worth of the Lebanese Lira, fiction films on the internal struggles of women with Afro hair, investigative articles on the segregation of migrant workers, and an interview with Northwestern alumnus and producer of the Hollywood musical La La Land Jordan Horowitz, took center stage. The Media and Research Showcase and Awards recognize student work across a variety of disciplines in journalism, communication, and research. The nominees are determined by NU-Q faculty and then judged by a panel of judges from the local community. The nominated wo ......read more

April 08, 2019:  The Summer 2019 Michael Kors watch collection delivers bold, colorful and fun designs featuring bright neon colors, a playful use of gemstones and athletic influences. Introducing the Runway Mercer watch, the sporty Wren platform and an all new iridescent plating, this season explores the many facets of a woman’s look. RUNWAY MERCER Michael Kors introduces the Runway Mercer watch in gold-tone and rose gold-tone hues, featuring a jewelry-inspired lock design in the bracelet with gemstone accents and dials. The genuine stone dials include: black onyx, turquoise and white mother-of-pearl. The petite size styles will also feature pavé glitz center-links. ...read more

Exclusive Dishes to Doha include Poached prawn & quinoa Salad   8 April  2019 – Doha, Qatar:   Hakkasan Doha, a modern interpretation of authentic Cantonese cuisine, is launching a new menu with a mix of elevated signature items, and new dishes, some of which will be exclusively offered at Hakkasan Doha this season. Hakkasan is modernizing some dishes but these will still remain true to the roots of Cantonese cooking. These include various dim sum platters such as the much sought-after Vegetarian dim sum, the Supreme steamed dim sum which has been revamped to offer four different dumplings consisting of Gold leaf lychee and lobster, Scallop shumai wit ......read more

The tour followed the official opening of Qatar Airways’ new office in Muscat   DOHA, Qatar,  April 08, 2019:  Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, has part in an official tour of Muscat International Airport as part of Qatar Airways’ new office opening celebrations, led by the Chief Executive Officer of Oman Airports Management Company, Sheikh Aimen Ahmed Sultan Al Hosni. State-owned Oman Airports Management Company is responsible for the management and operations of civil airports in the Sultanate of Oman. The infrastructure of the airports, including terminal buildings, cargo building, runway, apron, car parking ......read more

April 08, 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

April 07, 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. TRANSLUCENT AUTOMATIC COLLECTION With luminescent indices, hands and decorative metal screws on the bezel, T ......read more

Qatar, April 06, 2019:  Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) PQSC announces that its Board of Directors will meet on 29 April 2019 to approve and disclose the consolidated interim financial statements for the period ended 31 March 2019.   ...read more

April 06, 2019:  When it comes to taking care of your daughter’s hair, oiling hair regularly is the go-to choice of all mothers. Making an informed choice is a tough one as it involves the hair of your little one. So what do you do? Children’s hair is quite delicate and fine so it is important to find the right products for children to use and build up a hair care routine that works with your child. An important fact to note is that the texture of a child’s hair is different from an adult and thus has different requirements.  As children are very active and love to play games, their hair is susceptible to sweat and dust which can easily cause dryness. Freque ......read more

Doha, Qatar – April 6, 2019:   Doha Festival City, a unique, world-class destination celebrating the best in entertainment and retail kickstarted its second-year anniversary celebrations on Friday, April 5 with a live performance by Iraqi singer Rahma Riyad in the Center Court. This was followed by the unveiling of a giant cake, 40kgs of glitter confetti showered across the thousands attending and giveaways dispersed to shoppers for all partake in the celebrations. Shoppers and retailers gathered at Centre Court to witness Riyad’s debut performance, where she performed hits such as Waed Menni to music enthusiasts. The excitement continues for the second anniversar ......read more

The story of the luxury brand AIGNER is a spell of passion, creativity and craftsmanship. April 06, 2019 An AIGNER product is considered by many to be a modern classic, but this contemporary brand has a history that can be traced back to Hungary in 1904,when its founder and original designer was born. The company was based in Munich, where the mood was one of excitement and a euphoric belief in progress. The free - spirited nature of the time influenced the company’s direction and AIGNER went on to become a cult brand by virtue of its reflection of a life of pleasure and savoir vivre. The company chose wild horses as its symbol, as it chimed with the atmosphere, materials a ......read more

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

April 04, 2019  THE MAISON In 1881, Antonio Cerruti founded a weaving workshop in Biella, an Italian town renowned for its rich heritage in quality wool and fabric production. From these roots, the Cerruti name has expanded from luxurious fabric to acclaimed fashion without ever losing sight of its core values emphasizing quality and style, craftsmanship and technology. Over the decades, Cerruti 1881 has shown that good modern styling should not just be desirable and inspired, but also innovative and refined. Today, Cerruti 1881 produces an extensive line of ready-to-wear menswear that remains true to the brand's distinctive ethos of fine fabrics, meticulous craftsmanship a ......read more

April 04, 2019:  Ralph Lauren introduces The RL50 Handbag, a new icon silhouette merging codes from the brand's heritage: city sophistication, equestrian-inspired details, and the finest quality of leather craftsmanship.   The belted body and elegantly curved topline draw inspiration from Mr. Lauren’s vintage travel bag, a belted pole bag, reinterpreted as a streamlined and structured silhouette—emphasizing effortless functionality for an international lifestyle. Each of the four distinct sizes (mini, medium, large, and oversized) is crafted from supple materials, including calfskin, ayers snakeskin, alligator, and ostrich. The RL50 Handbag will be availa ......read more

Monoprix Msheireb to offer an exclusive SMART customer experience  Doha, 3 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 to the first Monoprix in Qatar with the SMART Retail Solution. The announcement was made, last Monday, during an agreement Signing Ceremony between Msheireb Properties, the developer of Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD), and Ali Bin Ali Holding, one of the largest conglomerates in Qatar and the owner of the Monoprix franchise in the country.  The signing was also attended by Mr Sébastien Farhat, the Regional General Ma ......read more

Doha, 3 April, 2019:  QIC Group entity QLM Life & Medical Insurance Company - Qatar’s leading Health & Life Insurer is celebrating World Health Day by offering free medical check-up on 5th April (Friday) for all residents of Qatar. The campaign timings are from 8am-11am at Abeer Medical Centres (Abu Hamour & Industrial Area) & At Aster Medical Center in C- Ring Road, Hilal, Al Rayyan, Al Ghanim, Industrial Area and Al Khor. For the remaining healthcare centres, namely, Asian Medical Center, Al Rabeeh Dental Center, Naseem Al Rabeeh, SAC Mall of Qatar, Elaj Medical Centre, Apollo, Atlas, Future Medical Centre, Planet Medical Centre, Al Safa Medical Medical Polyclini ......read more

April 03, 2019:  Powerful results or a light as air finish? Why should women have to choose? Whilst many creams promise lightweight skincare, they can still leave skin feeling greasy, sticky or they don’t deliver skin benefits beyond basic hydration.    Enter Olay’s game-changing facial moisturiser; NEW Olay Whip. The Whips range has been created by Olay scientists to give women the light as air finish they’ve been missing from their lightweight skin creams, together with powerful results.   Olay Whips features Active Rush Technology™ which has the ability to hold and quickly release 1000x its weight in hydration and active ingredients. ......read more

With the aim to provide SMEs access to large procurement governmental projects Doha, Qatar, April 01, 2019:   As part of its ongoing efforts to provide a poised platform to grow for Qatari Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), Qatar Development Bank (QDB) flagged off the 4th edition of Government Procurement and Contracting Conference & Exhibition ‘MOUSHTARAYAT 2019’ yesterday, Under the patronage of HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior. The 4th edition of MOUSHTARAYAT’ was inaugurated by HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani, Deputy Governor of Qatar Central Bank and Vice Chairman of QDB, which ......read more

DOHA, Qatar – 31 March 2019-   Sustained by its path breaking success year on year, Qatar Finance & Business Academy (QFBA), in cooperation with the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), is pleased to announce the roll out of 7th cohort for its Kawader program, for which the Academy has started accepting applications from Qatari prospects. Scheduled to start from September 2019, QFBA is inviting people wishing to build their capacities and hone their skills to join the program as a prelude to realizing their ambition to assume leading roles in the country’s financial services sector. Brought out in partnership with Qatar Financial Center (QFC), Kawader has been a great p ......read more

Doha, Qatar – March 31, 2019 –   Sara Abdullah Al-Saadi will return to Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) to deliver this year’s commencement speech. Al-Saadi, a graduate of NU-Q’s inaugural class in 2012, is the director of public diplomacy at the Qatari embassy in Washington D.C. and a student at Columbia University’s law school in New York.  “As NU-Q marks its 10th anniversary in Qatar, it is fitting that we have one of our graduates serve as this year’s graduation speaker. Ms. Al-Saadi is an outstanding communications professional who is making her mark in public diplomacy,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO.  ......read more

Doha, Qatar, March 31, 2019:  Marriott International Doha hotels, including Marriott Marquis City Center Doha, Doha Marriott Hotel, The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa, Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, The Ritz Carlton, Sharq Village & Spa – Ritz Carlton Hotel, W Doha and The St. Regis Doha, went dark for one hour on March 30th to shine a light on climate action in support of Earth Hour 2019. The hotels offered various activities for guests and associates alike, such as candlelight meditation and spinning class among others. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) was created Earth Hour 12 years ago to emphasize the threat of climate change. Marriott International Doha ......read more

March 31, 2019:  Possessing the suppleness of a dance movement and the captivating harmony of a classic, Boléro is the new watch for women from Chaumet. In elegant and sensual gold, it is the marker of women who choose distinction.   Its assertive design appeals to remarkable women. Photographer Matthew Brookes captured the special aura of the women who chose Boléro as the signature watch for their look. Whether an internationally acclaimed actress, a virtuoso pianist, a primera ballerina, interior designer or airline pilot, all capably assuming strong career choices, in Boléro these women of today have found a watch that represents who they are.   Inspired by emblematic w ......read more

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