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January 16, 2019:  ‘The idea of the collection came up at the very beginning of my collaboration with Christopher and it went through many different creative stages and ideas. We knew it had to be narrative, created with a free spirit and no limit or boundaries.’ – Francis KurkdjianIntroducing Burberry Bespoke: a collection o... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar – January 16, 2019:   The spotlight shined especially brightly on two students from Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) at the Ajyal Film Festival. Amal Al-Muftah, who has been called “the rising star of Qatari cinema,” received the Made in Qatar’s Best Narrative Film Award, while Mariam Al-Dhu... ... Read more
January 14, 2019:  Turkish Airlines, who has recently announced its passenger and cargo traffic results for December 2018, reached 80.2% load factor in that month. Growth in the number of passengers, revenue per kilometer and load factor, is an important indicator of the continued growing interest in Turkey and Turkish Airlines at the end of t... ... Read more
DOHA, Qatar – 12 January 2019:   The Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), recently hosted a high-level diplomatic delegation from Somalia. Organized in coordination with Ministry of the Foreign affairs, the 12-memberdelegation visited Qatar to learn more about Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) and its subsidiaries.Received by ... ... Read more
Annual sales of 4,107 are the highest in the marque’s 115-year history Year-on-year sales growth in all regions; the Americas remains largest market Rolls-Royce Motor Cars continues to generate a meaningful financial contribution to its shareholder, the BMW Group  Buoyant demand for all model families, with Phantom a major growth driver... ... Read more
MEEZA to offer the benefits of enterprise technology to ASHGHAL and combine it with a personalized, high-quality service.Doha, January 10, 2019 –   MEEZA, Qatar’s prominent end-to-end Managed IT Services & Solutions Provider, announces the signing of a strategic contract with The Public Works Authority (ASHGHAL) for Manage... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar, 10, January, 2019:  As a progressive leader in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and socially responsible business practices, Qatar Insurance, the flagship insurer is sponsoring the Katara Exhibition for Kahraman beads. Commencing from 10th January, the first edition of the exclusive exhibition will display rare and expensive ... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar – January 9, 2018 –   Challenges and benefits at the crossroads of geopolitics and higher education is the focus of Northwestern University in Qatar ’s annual report.  . In the document, published in December, NU-Q’s Dean and CEO Everette E. Dennis appraised the “resilience and resolve&r... ... Read more
UAE, January 08, 2019:  Sony Corporation (“Sony”) will exhibit at the CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, held from Tuesday, January 8. Sony Corporation President & CEO Kenichiro Yoshida spoke at the Sony press conference held on Monday, January 7(local time), stating that “Sony is a Creative Entertainment Company. We at ... ... Read more
LG CTO Envisions Life Enhanced by Next Generation of Consumer-Focused Artificial Intelligence InnovationsJan. 8, 2019 — LG Electronics (LG) President and CTO Dr. I.P. Park outlined the company’s vision for the future in his CES 2019 keynote, titled AI for an Even Better Life, on January 7 at the MGM Park Theater in Las Vegas, Nevad... ... Read more
Qatar Insurance announces three senior promotions Qatar Insurance announces leadership roles within the GroupDoha, 8 January, 2019:   Qatar Insurance Group recently announced the promotion of three senior executives, Mr. Fahad Al Suwaidi as Deputy CEO of QIC Qatar Operations; Mr. Ahmad M. Zebeib as Deputy CEO of QLM Life & Medical WL... ... Read more
Newly developed tyres are being tested under real life conditions to ensure premium quality Automation allows for improved processes and more conclusive results  Driverless tyre tests based on prototypes of Continental’s automated Cruising ChauffeurJanuary 7, 2019 -   Continental, the premium German tyre and technology company... ... Read more
January 7, 2019 —  “I wanted the images to capture the ease, confidence and irreverent attitude of today’s luxury travelers,” says Michael Kors of the Spring 2019 Michael Kors Collection ad campaign, photographed by renowned Dutch photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. “At a time when everyone... ... Read more
January 7, 2019 —  “I wanted the images to capture the ease, confidence and irreverent attitude of today’s luxury travelers,” says Michael Kors of the Spring 2019 Michael Kors Collection ad campaign, photographed by renowned Dutch photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. “At a time when everyone... ... Read more
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January 16, 2019:  ‘The idea of the collection came up at the very beginning of my collaboration with Christopher and it went through many different creative stages and ideas. We knew it had to be narrative, created with a free spirit and no limit or boundaries.’ – Francis Kurkdjian Introducing Burberry Bespoke: a collection of seven exclusive fragrances created by renowned perfumer Francis Kurkdjian under the creative direction of Christopher Bailey. Each scent is available in either one, two or three varying concentrations. Burberry Bespoke is inspired by artistry, the elements and the great British outdoors. Each scent is as individual as the emotions a smell ......read more

Doha, Qatar – January 16, 2019:   The spotlight shined especially brightly on two students from Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) at the Ajyal Film Festival. Amal Al-Muftah, who has been called “the rising star of Qatari cinema,” received the Made in Qatar’s Best Narrative Film Award, while Mariam Al-Dhubhani, who was making her directorial debut, won Made in Qatar’s Best Documentary Award.  “NU-Q recognizes that these awards reflect on the quality of education our students receive, as well as the support they have from faculty, the administration, and student clubs,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO of NU-Q. “ ......read more

January 14, 2019:  Turkish Airlines, who has recently announced its passenger and cargo traffic results for December 2018, reached 80.2% load factor in that month. Growth in the number of passengers, revenue per kilometer and load factor, is an important indicator of the continued growing interest in Turkey and Turkish Airlines at the end of the year as well.    According to the December 2018 Traffic Results;  Total number of passengers carried went up by 1% reaching 5.5 million passengers, and the load factor went up to 80.2%.  In December 2018, total load factor improved by 0,5 points, while international load factor increased by 0,5 points to 80%, do ......read more

DOHA, Qatar – 12 January 2019:   The Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), recently hosted a high-level diplomatic delegation from Somalia. Organized in coordination with Ministry of the Foreign affairs, the 12-memberdelegation visited Qatar to learn more about Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) and its subsidiaries. Received by Dr. Mohammed Al Emadi, QBA Head of Sales and Marketing, the delegation was taken on a tour and briefed on the courses and products available at Qatar Finance and Business Academy.  Briefing the delegation, Dr. Mohammed Abdulla Al Emadi, Head of Sales & Marketing, Qatar Finance and Business Academy, said: “QFBA offers training ......read more

Annual sales of 4,107 are the highest in the marque’s 115-year history Year-on-year sales growth in all regions; the Americas remains largest market Rolls-Royce Motor Cars continues to generate a meaningful financial contribution to its shareholder, the BMW Group  Buoyant demand for all model families, with Phantom a major growth driver  Record levels of Bespoke commissions establishes Rolls-Royce as a true Luxury House Cullinan garners stellar headlines worldwide following a highly successful launch. First few Cullinans delivered to customers in time for Christmas Cullinan advance orders running well into the second half of 2019 200 new jobs take total Rolls ......read more

MEEZA to offer the benefits of enterprise technology to ASHGHAL and combine it with a personalized, high-quality service. Doha, January 10, 2019 –   MEEZA, Qatar’s prominent end-to-end Managed IT Services & Solutions Provider, announces the signing of a strategic contract with The Public Works Authority (ASHGHAL) for Managed IT Services for 5 years. MEEZA’s services and expertise lies in providing improved reliability, security, economies of scale and expertise.  With this association, MEEZA would offer the benefits of enterprise technology to ASHGHAL and combine it with a personalized, high-quality service. Furthermore, the company will provide Man ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 10, January, 2019:  As a progressive leader in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and socially responsible business practices, Qatar Insurance, the flagship insurer is sponsoring the Katara Exhibition for Kahraman beads. Commencing from 10th January, the first edition of the exclusive exhibition will display rare and expensive beads made of authentic Kahraman (Amber) from around the world.  A first of its kind, the exhibition will bring together traders and collectors of Kahraman beads, along with experts making the beads by hand from natural fossilized resin.  The exhibition will also showcase how Amber beads are measured, perforated and various parameters ......read more

Doha, Qatar – January 9, 2018 –   Challenges and benefits at the crossroads of geopolitics and higher education is the focus of Northwestern University in Qatar ’s annual report.    In the document, published in December, NU-Q’s Dean and CEO Everette E. Dennis appraised the “resilience and resolve” with which the school, its sister institutions in Education City, and the State of Qatar have navigated the continuing Gulf crisis and blockade of Qatar since June 2017 to the present. “We were determined that the blockade with all its challenges not interfere with NU-Q’s journey forward just after occupying our new buildin ......read more

UAE, January 08, 2019:  Sony Corporation (“Sony”) will exhibit at the CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, held from Tuesday, January 8.  Sony Corporation President & CEO Kenichiro Yoshida spoke at the Sony press conference held on Monday, January 7(local time), stating that “Sony is a Creative Entertainment Company. We at Sony partner with content creators who make the music, the movies, the television shows and the games that engage billions of eyes and ears and minds around the world. We’d like to showcase how Sony’s professional grade technologies support creators across the entertainment industries to produce compelling content. You will also see ......read more

LG CTO Envisions Life Enhanced by Next Generation of  Consumer-Focused Artificial Intelligence Innovations Jan. 8, 2019 — LG Electronics (LG) President and CTO Dr. I.P. Park outlined the company’s vision for the future in his CES 2019 keynote, titled AI for an Even Better Life, on January 7 at the MGM Park Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. At CES, the world’s premier consumer electronics show, LG’s CTO outlined how the three key pillars of artificial intelligence – Evolve, Connect and Open – could deliver a robust AI ecosystem with diverse solutions for the real world. A leading proponent of consumer-focused AI technology, LG has continued t ......read more

January 08, 2019:  British Airways’ new year’s resolution is to provide its customers with even more quality and choice in every cabin on every route -  with a £6.5bn investment and 19 great reasons to look forward to flying with the airline in 2019.    Here are some of the reasons to fly with British Airways this year: The January sale – on now. Bag a bargain to dozens of top global destinations. Do it now, before everyone else does.  New routes. Customers can try out the airline’s new routes to Charleston y’all, with Pittsburgh, Osaka, Kos and Corsica, Ljubljana, Montpellier, among others. It’s the airline&rsq ......read more

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

Qatar Insurance announces three senior promotions Qatar Insurance announces leadership roles within the Group Doha, 8 January, 2019:   Qatar Insurance Group recently announced the promotion of three senior executives, Mr. Fahad Al Suwaidi as Deputy CEO of QIC Qatar Operations; Mr. Ahmad M. Zebeib as Deputy CEO of QLM Life & Medical WLL, and Mr. Ahmed Al Jarboey as Senior Vice President of QIC MENA Retail and Motor Claims. The significant promotions form an integral part of Qatar Insurance’s strategic succession plan, Qatarisation and consistent efforts towards the realization of the Qatar National Vision (QNV) 2030. QIC Group has consistently attracted, motiv ......read more

Newly developed tyres are being tested under real life conditions to ensure premium quality Automation allows for improved processes and more conclusive results  Driverless tyre tests based on prototypes of Continental’s automated Cruising Chauffeur January 7, 2019 -   Continental, the premium German tyre and technology company, has commissioned the first driverless tyre test vehicle, using pioneering technology based on the company’s automated Cruising Chauffeur. Launched at the Continental test site in Texas, USA, the innovative system will see newly developed tyres being tested under real life conditions across a wide range of road surface, making te ......read more

January 7, 2019 —  “I wanted the images to capture the ease, confidence and irreverent attitude of today’s luxury travelers,” says Michael Kors of the Spring 2019 Michael Kors Collection ad campaign, photographed by renowned Dutch photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. “At a time when everyone is on the go 24/7, our Collection woman has already arrived.”  The new campaign portrays a modern interpretation of the designer’s iconic jet set sensibility. Inez and Vinoodh capture model Binx Walton in the intimacy of her hotel suite at the storied Le Negresco in Nice, France. The hotel’s lavish and playful interiors u ......read more

DOHA, Qatar – 06 January - 2019 -   Capturing newer horizons of growth and empowering financial sectors of Qatar, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) proudly collaborated with Qatar Financial Centre Authority (QFCA) and delivered a seminar on “Aviation Financing”. Aviation finance is turning out to be a lucrative business proposition for Qatar. At present, there is no hub for aviation financing in the region, and QFCA aims to gain the first mover advantage. This four-day custom designed program will provide attendees the finer nuances of aviation financing right from basics to the advanced level including Export Credits; Capital Markets; Tax Leases; Commo ......read more

In the summer of 2014, I began to notice the appearance of these small, raised and pigmented spots on the temples of my face. Due to their location, I could hide them easily with a bit of foundation and conceal their presence with my hair. I’d mistakenly believed that their existence was genetic as my mother had similar spots in the same locations too. Over time I had completely forgotten about their existence. All this changed in the early months of 2018, when these spots started to appear all over my face, especially on my cheeks. Covering it with concealer helped hide their pigmentation but I couldn’t cover the fact that they were raised! This began to bother me more in ......read more

January 03, 2019:    Capri Holdings Limited, a global fashion luxury group, announced today that it has changed its name from Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE: KORS), and beginning on January 2, 2019, its New York Stock Exchange ticker symbol will be CPRI. The company is also pleased to announce that it has completed its acquisition of Versace.   John D. Idol, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capri Holdings said, “With the acquisition of Versace, we have now created one of the leading global fashion luxury groups in the world. The new name for our group, Capri Holdings, is inspired by the fabled island which has long been recognized as an iconic, gla ......read more

Qatar, Doha – January 3, 2019.   Chef Cesar De Leon Torres has been named Executive Chef at STK Doha, the new steakhouse opening at the end of January 2019 at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha.  Born in Uruguay, De Leon Torres cumulates over 18 years of culinary experience. He began his culinary journey as an assistant baker and pastry chef for a small independent bistro in Uruguay, which gave him a taste of the industry. Before graduating from university with a degree in physics and chemistry, he enrolled in a culinary school and moved on to join an award winning steakhouse restaurant in Buenos Aires. He then worked in both Marbella and Madrid, Spain at La Pesquera Restaurant G ......read more

6.21” FHD Screen with dewdrop notch and bezel-less display sets a new standard in smartphone design Doha, Qatar, January 3, 2019:   HONOR, the leading smartphone e-brand under the Huawei Group, today launched the HONOR 10 Lite, the brand’s latest flagship smartphone in Qatar, off the back of what has been a hugely successful year for HONOR.    Inspired by the HONOR 10, the HONOR 10 Lite is set to bring together the best of today’s technology and set a new standard for smartphone design, with the stylish dewdrop notch on the 6.21” FHD screen and a body with vibrant gradient hues, and 24MP AI-Powered selfie camera and 13MP + 2MP dual re ......read more

“For 5G markets that choose to not work with Huawei–they will be like an NBA game without star players” Huawei 2018 sales revenue is expected to reach 108.5 billion US dollars, up 21% year-on-year. Dubai, UAE, January 02, 2019:   In a New Year letter sent by Huawei Rotating Chairman Guo Ping to the company 180 thousand employees worldwide, he expresses his confidence about the company business performance as Huawei never stopped pushing forward, and as a result the company 2018 sales revenue is expected to reach 108.5 billion US dollars, up 21% year-on-year.     Listing some 2018 milestones, he mentioned that Huawei has signed 26 c ......read more

As part of its expansion strategy, QIC Insured - the retail division of Qatar Insurance and the leading insurer in the MENA region has recently opened two new kiosks at City Centre Mall and Mall of Qatar. The new kiosks are located near the East Gate at the Mall of Qatar and in the basement of City Centre Mall.The working hours of the new kiosk at City Centre is Saturday-Thursday, 11am-7pm.  The working hours of the new kiosk at the Mall of Qatar are from Saturday-Thursday, 10am-10pm and Friday from 5pm-11pm. Offering an open lay-out and lighting that exudes a modern and receptive look, the new kiosks are well positioned to service the insurance needs of walk-in customers for car ins ......read more

Celebrating 20 Years of Visible Running Tech From the 90s  December 30, 2018:  Following PUMA’s relaunch of the CELL from the 90’s Running archive that saw the CELL Endura back in its OG glory, the global sports brand follows it up with the CELL Venom. One of PUMA’s pinnacle models, this iteration is a new innovative take on the archive runner. When PUMA CELL technology first launched in 1998, it was revolutionary.  Hexagonal cells in the midsole provided the optimal shape for stable and maximum cushioning that allowed runners to move faster and stronger with a more confident stride that aided their performance.  Originally a training shoe made ......read more

Doha, Qatar, December 30, 2018:   In order to facilitate Certified Management Accountant (CMA) students with the program highlights, Qatar Finance and Business Academy successfully conducted CMA P1 free boot camp in association with IMA Doha Chapter LLD (G). Held on December 15, at Intercontinental, Doha, this event intended to update accountants on new CMA practices and prepare them to be at par with the changing dynamics. With Mr. Asham Al Masri, CMA, CIA, CFE, CRMA, CCSA, as the facilitator, the event kick-started with a brief info session about the CMA certificate, its contents, eligibility criteria, exam and membership fees, etc. Asham is the Vice President for Admin and Fi ......read more

Profeta Health - Synonym for Halal Health All products are rigorously laboratory tested and undergo a stringent vetting process All of our healthcare supplements are made using premium grade vitamins, minerals and ingredients  We use the latest internationally renowned scientific research to develop our products with optimum and effective levels of vitamins, minerals and active ingredients in-line with recognised safe upper levels for dietary supplements. Our products conform to international and natioanl standards. Including Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). These industry best practices help ensure the safety, quality and efficacy of products. All of our products are ha ......read more

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

With a view to facilitate the launch of its new programs in 2019 DOHA, Qatar – 19 December 2018 –    The Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) participated in the 2018 Euromoney Qatar conference. The 7th edition held the leading finance and investment conference in the second week of December. This year’s edition welcomed several government officials, senior economists and bankers from across the region as well as international delegations. Keynote speakers included His Excellency, Mr. Ali Shareef Al Emadi; Minister of Finance and His Excellency, Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani; Governor of Qatar Central Bank.  The event focussed on Qatar&rsq ......read more

supported by Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD)  Doha, Qatar, December 18, 2018:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation is pleased to announce its participation at Doha Forum to reflect its commitment towards humanitarian cause. During the Forum, and as part of its strategic commitment, EAA signed an agreement with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Humanitarian Assistance for Strengthened Access to Data on Education in Emergencies, Conflict and Insecurity supported by Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD). The signing ceremony took place on December 16, 2018, in the presence of HE Mr. Khalifa bin Jassim Al-Kuwari, Director General o ......read more

Doha, 18 December, 2018:  Qatar Insurance, the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region celebrated Qatar National Day by renewing its commitment towards the realization of the Qatar National Vision (QNV) 2030. To celebrate the spirit of the glorious day, QIC staff donned white and Anabi colors of the Qatari national flag.  Speaking about the significance of the Qatar National Day, Mr. Khalifa Abdulla Turki Al-Subaey  Qatar Insurance Group President & CEO of QIC Group stated, “On this special day, we express our gratitude to His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani for his wise leadership and his guidance. We reflect on our glorious past and ......read more

Qatar, December 17, 2018:  Inspired by Qatari flag, we wanted to highlight some products from IKEA’s latest Vinter 2018 collection.  We thought to share these ideas in case you’ll be working on anything with the National Day theme.    ...read more

December 16, 2018:  Marni’s avant-garde spirit is perfectly expressed by Marni Rothko, featuring rectangular frames that play with geometric silhouettes and bold volumes.  Part of the new Fall/Winter 2018 collection, the new Marni Rothko sunglasses feature a 7-layer acetate structure further enriched by a multiple milling process which is applied to the frame-front to emphasize the unique geometric design. The frame has a faceted profile that creates a chromatic play of light, while the thick, transparent temples reveal the unexpected internal core wire detail.  The color palette includes four gorgeous custom-made acetate shades including Grey, Blue, Sage and Wi ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 16 December 2018 –   Barwa Bank, Qatar's most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, 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, Issa Ali Al-Ansari and Iqbal Ahmed Abdul Bari 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:  Sahar Kamel Zarandah, Mubarakah Saeed Al-Marri, Hally Sanicas, Salem Saeed Al-Khelaifi, Nafja Abdul Rahman Al-Maadeed, Kathy Sok Theng, Amel Mohamed Al-Yafei, Yusra ......read more

CMU-Q showcases educational computer science program as part of Qatar Foundation’s theme, ‘together for our homeland’ Qatar, December 15, 2018:  Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) is showcasing its Alice Middle East software at Darb Al Saai as part of the 2018 Qatar National Day festivities. CMU-Q is part of Qatar Foundation’s tent, which celebrates the theme, ‘together for our homeland’ to promote Qatari culture, support the preservation of its rich traditions, and bring the community together. Alice Middle East is an educational platform that helps children learn the basics of computer programming, and is supported by the Hamad bin Ja ......read more

A downtown spirit, a modern attitude – both have always been at the heart of DKNY. For Holiday 2018, the brand delivers plenty of each, along with an intriguing blend of understated glamour and elevated ease. December 13, 2018:  In this collection of contrasts, quintessential DKNY signatures – sportiness imbued with femininity, tailoring accented with edge, innovative outerwear and knits – strike the illusive balance between effortless and sleek, with exaggerated peplums nipping the waist, color blocked denims, and free-flowing pleated skirts lending movement to chunky cowlnecks.  True to the season, DKNY launches its Middle East exclusive collection of glam ......read more

With a view to empower FinTech Start-ups Doha, 13 December 2018 –   As part of its continuous efforts in supporting SMEs and Qatari entrepreneurs towards developing Qatar and building a knowledge-based economy with a strong focus on some of the key sectors, Qatar Development Bank (QDB) launched today the “FinTech Pitching and Coaching day”, as a new step towards achieving great strides in the FinTech sector and create a technology driven landscape for future generations.  The event, which took place at the Sheraton Hotel Doha, was attended by guests from Europe, East Asia, and the Middle East to offer their significant contribution towards a unifie ......read more

Doha, 12 December 2018 -   The much-anticipated Al Furjan Markets Raffle Draw by Qatar Development Bank (QDB) came to a close on December 11, 2018 at Four Seasons where the lucky draw winners of the 45 retail stores were announced. For Phase I of Al Furjan markets project, QDB witnessed an overwhelming response by receiving 13,266 applications. The raffle draw ceremony was also an ode to the huge participation reflecting people’s keen interest in Al Furjan Markets project as well as informing people about the facilitation and improvements being made by QDB.  In order to ensure utmost integrity, fairness and adherence to the principle of equal opportunity, the dra ......read more

The winning team from the university presented a comprehensive security solution with the aim of protecting sensitive data    News summary Dell EMC recognizes regional talent in annual graduation project competition ‘Envision the Future’ Qatar University was recognized as the winner for the demonstration of a Hardening Fingerprint Authentication using Intel's SGX Enclave Technology The winners are from Department of Computer Science and Engineering The competition has witnessed year on year growth with over 329 project submissions by more than 1,450 senior undergraduate students Doha, Qatar, December 12, 2018:    Dell EMC announ ......read more

Early joining members to receive 500 welcome points Doha, Qatar, December 12, 2018:   With a view to enhance customer satisfaction and show appreciation for their support, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.S.C.) announced the launch of its loyalty program “Meera Rewards” at a special event held at Al Meera Jeryan branch, in the presence of Sheikh Thani Bin Thamer Bin Mohamed Al-Thani, Al Meera Chairman; Dr. Saif Al Sowaidi, Vice Chairman; Mr. Mohammed Al Sulaiti, Board Member; Mr. Didier Castaing, Chief Executive Officer; Eng. Salah Ahmed Al-Hammadi; Deputy CEO as well as a number of Executive Directors of Al Meera.  Customers will be able to register to the ......read more

Qatar, December 12, 2018:  Education Above All (EAA) Foundation announced the efforts to build a global consensus on recognising the academic credentials of migrants and refugee children at the 2018 Global Education Meeting. As representatives from around the world gather to discuss progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, EAA has announced a global initiative to develop agreements on recognising the educational achievement of school-age children who had to flee their homes or have chosen to migrate to another country. During a parallel panel session hosted by EAA, UNESCO and UNHCR, and moderated by renowned BBC correspondent Yalda Hakim, panellists including Maha Mamo, ......read more

Doha, 12 December 2018 -   The much-anticipated Al Furjan Markets Raffle Draw by Qatar Development Bank (QDB) came to a close on December 11, 2018 at Four Seasons where the lucky draw winners of the 45 retail stores were announced. For Phase I of Al Furjan markets project, QDB witnessed an overwhelming response by receiving 13,266 applications. The raffle draw ceremony was also an ode to the huge participation reflecting people’s keen interest in Al Furjan Markets project as well as informing people about the facilitation and improvements being made by QDB.  In order to ensure utmost integrity, fairness and adherence to the principle of equal opportunity, the dra ......read more

December 12, 2018:  Q&A WITH ASIL ATTAR    1. Tell us about the relationship between DKNY and Al Yasra Fashion. How has it evolved during the years?   The relationship between DKNY and Al Yasra is one of the best. DKNY has always had a strong presence in the region and a very strong and loyal customer base.  GIII Apparel Group are the new owners of DKNY and bought the brand from the LVMH Group in 2016.  They have a vision to re-focus their energy on the DNA of the brand as it used to be. We have a very strong relationship with GIII on multiple levels – we work closely together on product development, purchasing, marketing, product asso ......read more

Doha, Qatar – December 10, 2018 –   At a time when some people seem to struggle to disagree agreeably, students at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) are learning how to debate opposing viewpoints collegially through the university’s Debate Club – and they are winning awards and recognition.  The Debate Club is led by Ayman Al-Rachid and Sikandar Ali Chaudary, who serve as co-presidents with NU-Q Professor Torsten Menge as the faculty advisor. Since the club re-launched in 2017, the students have been participating in several tournaments and earning awards in recognition for their speaking abilities. “Being able to converse calmly but c ......read more

Doha, Qatar – December 9, 2018 –   The Ritz-Carlton, Doha has prepared an array of exclusive offers and activities in celebration of the country’s forthcoming National Day.    To mark this year’s National Day, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha located in West Bay Lagoon will launch the festivities at Lagoon Restaurant with a Farm to Table buffet showcasing Qatari products and featuring the best of the country’s cuisine while supporting local farmers. The lavish buffet available on December 14 and 18 features a rich selection of authentic Qatari dishes alongside a delicious array of mouth-watering desserts prepared to perfection by The Ritz-Carlton mas ......read more

We believe Qatar has effectively managed the ongoing boycott's impact on diplomatic ties and trade and transport links. We expect economic growth to accelerate and external accounts to remain in surplus from 2018-2021, except in the event of larger declines in oil prices. We are therefore revising the outlook on Qatar to stable from negative, and affirming the sovereign credit ratings at 'AA-/A-1+'. Rating Action Qatar, December 09, 2018:  On Dec. 7, 2018, S&P Global Ratings revised its outlook on Qatar to stable from negative. At the same time, we affirmed our 'AA-/A-1+' long- and short-term sovereign credit ratings. The transfer and convertibi ......read more

December 06, 2018:  PopSockets; the makers of popular collapsible phone grips, loved around the world by celebrities such as Gigi Hadid and Kylie Jenner, are thrilled to announce the release of their glamourous capsule collection adorned with Swarovski crystals– just in time for the holiday season. Having launched in the US last month, the shimmering luxe-range is making its way over to the GCC, available in a variety of eye-catching crystal colours, including; Golden Shadow, Silver, Jet-Black and Siam Red; the collection will be available from November- just in time for the holidays. The Siam Red features a unique three-way shimmer effect that reflects different colours, such ......read more

Doha, December 06, 2018:   Qatar Insurance, the leading insurer in collaboration with Syrian American Medical Center commemorated World Diabetes Day by organizing an awareness workshop for its staff. The workshop included a presentation on the risk factors for diabetes, its symptoms and early detection signs, strategies for prevention and treatment of the disease. The session also included free medical checkup for all QIC staff. Attendees also benefitted from the talk given by diabetes educators and therapeutic nutritionists, who spoke at length about following a healthy diet and lifestyle. The awareness campaign aligns with QIC Group’s efforts towards realizing the Qatar ......read more

Doha, Qatar, December 05, 2018:   MEEZA, Qatar’s prominent end-to-end Managed IT Services & Solutions Provider, takes pride to announce the launch of its ‘Business Cloud’ Platform to enhance its existing cloud service offerings as part of its business expansion strategy.  The Business Cloud platform will enable clients to subscribe and provision a wide range of products and services including Microsoft Office 365, Azure Public cloud services, Domain registrations and Managed Services hosted within MEEZA’s Qatar based Tier III Certified LEED Platinum Data Centre. The MEEZA Expansion team is also delighted to announce that in partnership with Cl ......read more

Upscale steakhouse to open at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha Qatar, December 05, 2018:  The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is honored to announce the launch of STK Doha, which is scheduled to open its doors mid-January.   STK Doha will be located on the top floor of the city’s newly renovated Ritz-Carlton Hotel, overlooking the Arabian Gulf and featuring exceptional city views. The restaurant is expected to have seating for 150 guests and will feature STK's classic menu along with the brand’s signature décor.    Originally from New York City, STK offers a modern and upscale twist on the American steakhouse concept, with culinary excellence, a modern ambiance and c ......read more

DOHA, Qatar –04 December 2018 -    With an aim to expand its reach, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) Northumbria University, participated in the University Expo, which was held under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Abdul Wahed Al Hammadi, Minister of Education and Higher Education Qatar on November 28 – 29, 2018 at Qatar National Convention Centre, Doha, Qatar. This Expo offered a poised platform for QFBA Northumbria to create an awareness about its bachelor degrees to a wider audience. University Expo Qatar is a comprehensive two-day exhibition attended by students aged 16+ who are considering their higher education options, as well as their pa ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 4 November 2018:   With an aim to bring together Qatar book lovers’ community, City Centre Rotana Doha hosted the third edition of Book Swap in association with Qatar’s prominent blog – Lemon & Mint. Hosted at the luxury hotel’s Sama Lounge on December 1, it was all about discussing the prevalent happenings in the country as well as expressing their creative pursuits.   As always, beyond just being a great networking platform, it also propagated its corporate social responsibility (CSR) movement by dedicating this event to support Cat Assistance Team Qatar. Cat Assistance Team (CAT) is a volunteer-based cat rescue group t ......read more

Get glowing this holiday season with Skin Republic’s luxurious gold masks December 04, 2018:  Whether you’re getting ready for a party or pampering yourself the day after, these age-defying face masks, infused with 24 carat gold, will get your skin looking smoother, firmer and more luminous than ever before. They’re the perfect sidekicks for the festive season.  24K Gold Peel-Off Face Mask (AED 35 for 3 applications) This Skin Republic mask is infused with 24 carat gold, known for its potent anti-aging capabilities. Rich in age-defying minerals, the formulation helps to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, while fruit acids gently exfoliate for a bright and lu ......read more

December 04, 2018:  The HP ProBook x360 11 G3 EE and HP ProBook x360 11 G4 EE are the world’s thinnest rugged convertibles Since 2015, HP’s Education Edition PCs have consistently reset the bar for ruggedness and innovation for schools. With amazing new features designed to enhance instruction and minimize cost of management and downtime, the HP ProBook x360 11 Education Edition G3 and G4 allow users to: Learn in the classroom and on the go. Thinner than its predecessor, these devices are built to withstand the rigors of active students with shock-absorbing molded rubber trim, a reinforced power port, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, and a spill-resistant keyboard.&n ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 04 December 2018 –  Qatar Development Bank (QDB), is pleased to announce the overwhelming response received by Phase I of Al Furjan markets project. The bank received 13,266 applications from the opening date on October 21 till the closing on November 19.  QDB will host a Raffle award ceremony on December 11, 2018 at Four Seasons, Doha and the event will specially be dedicated to a number of successful applications being received by QDB, reflecting people’s keen interest in Al Furjan Markets project and also inform people about the facilitation and improvements being made by QDB.  The raffle draw will be very transparent given the fact ......read more

Doha, December 4, 2018 –   With great pride, MEEZA, Qatar’s prominent end-to-end Managed IT Services & Solutions Provider, takes pleasure in announcing that it has been awarded as the “SEME Partner of the Year 2018” for Southern Europe and Middle-East Region at the McAfee MPOWER Cybersecurity Summit, which was held on 28 November 2018, in Rome, Italy. MEEZA was recognized for having the highest contribution in MSP business for the year 2018 by establishing new verticals, markets and adding new solutions to address next generation SOC requirements and offer successful Managed Security Services to multiple clients throughout the region. This recognition ......read more

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

NEW YORK, NY & LONDON, UK, NOVEMBER 20, 2018:  Marchon Eyewear, Inc. and Victoria Beckham Ltd., announced today that they have entered into an exclusive, long-term global licensing agreement for sun and optical eyewear.  New collections developed under the licensing agreement will roll-out globally beginning Fall 2019. The collections will be developed in Italy and will continue to embody Victoria Beckham’s intuitive and refined aesthetic, taking cues from the brand’s distinctively modern ready-to-wear and accessory offerings and sophisticated femininity.  Said Paolo Riva, CEO of Victoria Beckham Ltd., “This new partnership with Marchon comes at an ......read more

QIC Insured participates at the International Traffic Safety Conference & launches QIC Safe Driver App Doha,  Qatar, November 28, 2018:  QIC Insured, the retail arm of Qatar Insurance, the leading insurer in the MENA region participated in the International Traffic Safety Conference, which was attended by traffic safety experts, a number of Excellences, Ministers, officials, dignitaries, researchers, specialists in transport and traffic safety and many governmental entities.  The highbrow conference, which addressed a number of topics, related to traffic safety, driving behavior, transport safety and security etc. also served as a launch pad for QIC Insured’s l ......read more

Doha, Qatar, November 27, 2018:   Post its entry into Qatar, Northumbria University Newcastle has been continuously expanding its program offerings for Qatari students to grow their horizons. With its intent to keep looking for newer avenues, Northumbria University takes pleasure in announcing its strategic tie-up with Academic Bridge Program (ABP). Hosted by Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), the MoU was signed by Mr. Rob Carthy, Director of International Development, Northumbria Newcastle and Dr. Bryan Lewallen, Director of Academic Bridge Program at QFBA premises in Qatar. Through this partnership, Academic Bridge and Northumbria University intends to establish a rela ......read more

The last rays of the sun filter through the luxurious brocade curtains of the palazzo. Bathed in their golden light, a glimmering sextet of precious flasks sealed by a refined monogram conceal a hidden treasure of scents and emotions… November 27, 2018:  Throughout the world, the Roberto Cavalli fashion house is renowned for its fine craftmanship, its flamboyant sense of style and its deep attachment to its Italian heritage. But the true cornerstone of the brand’s well-deserved reputation is the exclusive use of the noblest and most refined materials. Roberto Cavalli’s annual Gold Collection is the quintessential tribute to this philosophy. Each fragrance it inclu ......read more

Unique behavior study uncovers the root causes for non-use and non-ownership Very low usage levels of back-seat passengers The role of the ‘responsible driver’ demanding seat belt use of all passengers must be educated Parents must invest in proper child restraint systems Parents must overcome the wrong mindset that kids don’t like to be strapped in Doha, Qatar,  November 27, 2018;   Seat belts save lives between 45% and 80% depending on the type of accident impact, the location of a person within the vehicle (front/back) and the size/weight (adult, child, baby) of the passenger. The research was commissioned by QIC Insured and RoadSafety and ......read more

Doha, Qatar – November 26, 2018 –   Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) has selected Palestinian-American Hala Alyan’s debut novel Salt Houses as the campus-wide read for the university’s One Book, One NU-Q program.  The novel, which has won several awards, including the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the Arab-American Book Award, is about a Palestinian family caught between present and past, between displacement and home. Alyan will visit NU-Q in March and will deliver a community-wide lecture as well as visit classrooms and meet with students. The book has achieved popular appeal and critical acclaim from The New York Times, National Public ......read more

Building leadership skill sets among finance professionals DOHA, Qatar –25 November  2018 -   Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), in its quest to bring newer paradigms for the Qatari executive leadership, is pleased to announce its latest exclusive product, “Powerful Leaders”, an executive coaching proposal for the thought leaders of the nation, aimed at optimizing business management capabilities.  This initiative is driven by QFBA in partnership with “executive training solutions”, entwined with the principle that every business leader has an independent vision and with little guidance, excellence can be achieved for ideal busi ......read more

Held Under the Patronage of His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah 25 November 2018:   INJAZ Al-Arab – member of Junior Achievement Worldwide – is hosting their 12th Annual Young Arab Entrepreneurs Competition in Kuwait between November 26 and 29, 2018. The competition will see 80 students from 11 countries across MENA compete over 12 award categories before their peers and a panel of high-profile judges.    Held under the patronage of His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the event will welcome over 180 attendees from INJAZ teams, volunteers and chaperons. The ......read more

November 25, 2018:  Step into the magical world of Chloé this festive season with its most iconic fragrance. A fragrance that captures the full spirit of Chloé. Its effortless, sophisticated style. Its natural, spontaneous view of femininity. Eau de Parfum Chloé was based on the eternal feminine element of French perfumery: the rose. But a reinvented, revisited rose. A rose to rediscover. A surprising, spontaneous rose that embodies the liberty and free spirit of the Chloé woman. Not to mention her innate elegance. This special rose is so different because new facets of its natural scent are enhanced by every ingredient that is combined with it. Peony, lychee and freesia hig ......read more

Doha, November 24, 2018 –   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, in its quest to expand the horizons of Qatar’s next generation, recently hosted an informative session on “Risk Management” for the students of Qatar University.  The session offered insights into the nuances of managing financial risks and mitigating potential losses. The session comes as part of the bank’s efforts to provide comprehensive information to students and prepare them to manage risk in organizations. The session was hosted by Mr. Oliver Schwarzhaupt, Group Chief Risk Officer, al khaliji Bank, who discussed in detail t ......read more

Doha, Qatar, November 22, 2018:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s Programme Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) launched today the second edition of MENA Youth Capacity building in Humanitarian Action (MCYHA) 2018 training, at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC), sponsored by Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD).  The opening ceremony started with a motivational speech which drew a special attention to the participant’s success stories by HE Lulwa al-Khater, the Official Spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry, followed by a speech for ROTA Executive Director, and a panel discussion under the theme of “Transforming Humanitarian Action with and for Young Peo ......read more

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

Doha, Qatar, 21 November 2018:   Qatari German Company for Medical Devices (QGMD) and Al-Jazira Healthcare group, today signed a cooperation agreement for manufacture of medical devices to be used in Qatar and to meet the needs of the local market. This initiative is in line with Qatar National Vision 2030, which aims at achieving self-sufficiency in this sector. The agreement was signed by Mr. Saleh Majid Al Khulaifi, board member of Qatari German Medical Devices, and Mr. Mohamed Al-Hajiri, Chief executive officer of Al-Jazira Healthcare group.  In order to save time and cost in supporting the Qatari product, and to develop synergy between the companies producing medical s ......read more

Doha, Qatar – November 20, 2018 –   NU-Q students named to the Dean’s List last year were honored at an awards luncheon hosted by the dean. Nearly 100 students received a certificate to mark their success at the event. “Being named on the Dean’s List is an academic honor and a demonstration of the consistent effort and bold creativity students exhibit in their classwork and beyond,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO of NU-Q. “We congratulate these outstanding students for this success and look forward to seeing them put the knowledge they gain here into practice so that they can become contributors and innovators in the world of medi ......read more

How does a comedy improv show become the juggernaut of creative marketing in the region? November 20, 2018:  The answer to that is a recent show featuring the region’s top standup comedians including Bader Saleh from Saudi Arabia, Khaled Mansour from Egypt, Nemr Abou Nassar from Lebanon, Ahmad Al Shammari from Kuwait and Ali Al Sayed from the UAE – and they talked about, well you guessed it, dandruff. “I wish you were the dandruff in my head, so I could carry you on my shoulders wherever I go,” quipped comedian Nemr Abou Nassar to an audience reeling with laughter.  The improv show tapped into two elements that are loved almost universally: comedy a ......read more

Doha, Qatar, November 20, 2018:    Qatar Insurance, the leading insurer in the Middle East and North Africa region has been recognized as the “Top Investment House” during a survey conducted by The Asset magazine in collaboration with Benchmark Research. The survey ranked top investment houses in Asian G3 bonds (issued by Asian issuers in USD, EUR and JPY) based on the number of votes won by their investors.   More than 290 different institutions including asset managers, hedge funds, private banks, banks and insurance companies/sovereign wealth funds were evaluated and shortlisted during the survey. The ranking methodology used for the survey was base ......read more

Doha, Qatar – November 19, 2018 –   Barwa Bank, Qatar's most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, 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, Hassan Mohamed Darwish and Arshad Karim 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:  Prisciliano Padua Villaviza, Bashaer Khalid Al-Arfaj, Khalid Rahman Jaffar, Aisha Ali Abu Alshwarib, Faisal Ali Al-Anssari, Ibraheim Mahmoud, Fatima Mahmoud Al-Mahmoud ......read more

With an aim to enhance academic & professional performance of staff Doha, Qatar, November 19, 2018:  With a view to continuously hone the skillsets of its staff, Qatar Finance & Business Academy (QFBA) is pleased to announce it has signed a memorandum, of understanding (MoU) with Qatar Association of Certified Public Accountants (QCPA).  The MoU was signed by QFBA Chief Executive Officer Dr. Khalid Al Horr and QCPA’s Chairman  Mr. Hashem Al Sayed at QFBA premises on November 15, 2018. With this tie-up, QCPA and QFBA intend to collaborate on the development of the academic and professional performance of their staff and QFC firms to go hand in hand with the ......read more

Contribution to Qatar’s Education and Research Landscape Recognised by London Panel Qatar, November 19, 2018:  Students from UCL Qatar have won top awards for their submissions to the global UCL ‘ChangeMakers’ scheme. The recognition has come for projects that are improving the academic and education landscape in Qatar.  The ChageMakers evaluation team in the UK singled out two winning initiatives in Qatar. The first is a project to maximise the benefits of libraries for Qatar’s schoolchildren and teachers in unaccredited schools, with the final aim of helping the schools obtain full accreditation.  The second project is designed to encourage t ......read more

More than two million deals on products from leading brands  Souq empowers over 14,000 sellers and local brand across the region to succeed this White Friday Local and global brands go on sale from 20 to 24 November with up to 70%  More deals than last year across all categories, from electronics to furniture, fashion, toys and more 15 November 2018:   SOUQ.com brought White Friday to UAE in 2014 and is today announcing the return of its biggest online shopping event, with more deals than ever. From the 20th to the 24th November, customers across the GCC and Egypt can choose from more than two million deals and offers, with discounts of up to 70% available.& ......read more

Aimed to inspire youngsters DOHA, Qatar – 15 November 2018 -   Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), as part of its corporate connect endeavor, takes pleasure in announcing that it has successfully completed “Coffee with CEOs” series, for the 2018 Cohort of its quality qatarization program, Kawader.  The event series was intended to engage leadership figures in the financial services sector in Qatar with young motivated Qataris who are currently working in the financial sector or aiming to do so in a casual setting where the CEOs share professional insights and industry wisdom. The Kawader program was kicked off on September 2 and will be cont ......read more

Doha, Qatar, November 15, 2018:  In its strides to continuously keep motivating the efforts made by SMEs in the growth of the national economy, Qatar Development Bank (QDB), in collaboration with Qatar Chamber and Qatar Exchange, honored top 50 SMEs at a glittering ceremony held at St. Regis hotel on November 14, 2018.  During the second edition of the SME Excellence List 2018, the awards were presented to these deserving SMEs under the patronage of H.E Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, in the presence of H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Saud al-Thani, Governor of Qatar Central Bank (QCB) and Chairman of Qatar Development Bank (QDB) ......read more

Doha, November 15, 2018 –   MEEZA, Qatar’s prominent end-to-end Managed IT Services & Solutions Provider, will be one of the essential sponsors for the Qatar Central Bank annual event– 5thConference of Information Security in the Financial Sector. The event will be held on November 18-19, 2018 at the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, under the patronage of HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani. MEEZA CEO, Eng, Ahmad Mohamed AL Kuwari will be delivering a key presentation on Cyber Security Threats to industry stakeholders. The conference threw light on information security, the challen ......read more

14th November, 2018:   Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, won the first place prize of the prestigious King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award. This announcement was made during the illustrious annual Award Gala which took place Monday 12th of November at Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh.  Huawei was honored for its excellent sustainability practices and responsible competitiveness leadership, as well as its exceptional management capabilities and innovative social and environmental initiatives.  Launched in 2008, the King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award is the first and o ......read more

14 November 2018:  Turkish Airlines, who has recently announced its passenger and cargo traffic results for October, reached 83.4% load factor in that month. On top of the strong base effect of the last year, the growth in the number of passengers, revenue per kilometer and load factor, is an important indicator of the continued growing interest in Turkey and Turkish Airlines in the last quarter of the year as well.    According to the October 2018 Traffic Results;  The passenger growth trend continued in October, thus total number of passengers carried went up by 5% reaching 6.5 million passengers, and Load Factor went up to 83.4%.  In October 2018, To ......read more

November 13, 2018:  Tryano, the only luxury department store in Abu Dhabi is happy to announce the launch of ELEMIS, the first one in the Middle East exclusively at Tryano. ELEMIS is the pioneering British skincare and spa brand, working with over 1,600 luxurious spas and salons, 155 lavish cruise ship spas and over 150 retail stores around the globe. It was acquired in the region by Luxuria Middle East in June 2017. The successful combination of powerful, natural ingredients, cutting-edge formulation technology and proven clinical trials has enabled ELEMIS to bring to market some of the most influential anti-ageing skincare products and professional spa therapies the beauty indus ......read more

Doha, Qatar – November 13, 2018 –   Journalists from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting discussed their experience reporting on issues that have a global impact and may be controversial to cover to students at Northwestern University in Qatar.  Ian James, a reporter for The Arizona Republic, and Sharron Lovell, visual journalist and an educator based in Beijing, discussed work they have done reporting on the depleting water supply and the effects it may have on a global crisis. The journalists have produced multimedia projects with support from the Pulitzer Center about how water is being carelessly depleted or also how this finite resource is being mismana ......read more

Doha, 13 November, 2018:  Qatar Insurance Group (QIC), Qatar’s flagship insurer, and the leading insurer in the MENA region, has renewed its annual membership with The Abdulla Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Foundation for Energy & Sustainable Development (Al-Attiyah Foundation), the only independent think tank focused on Energy and Sustainable Development in Qatar. The signing ceremony, which took place at the QIC Headquarters in Doha, was attended by Mr. Ali Saleh Al Fadala, Senior Deputy Group President & CEO of QIC Group, Mr. Abdulla Al Mulla, Group Chief Administrative Officer of QIC Group, Mr. Hamad Rashid Al-Mohannadi, Member of the Board of Trustees, Al- ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 13 November 2018:   The ongoing Qatar Entrepreneurship Conference “ROWOD Qatar 2018”, which is taking place during the Global Entrepreneurship Week, is witnessing greater traction from Qatari companies with an aim to expand their horizons and offer sustainable growth paradigms to Qatari youths and SMEs. In this regard, Qatar Development Bank organized today two press conferences held at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC), announcing the launch of SME definition in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry as well as became the frontrunner in launching the first ever SportsTech accelerator for the MEA region. Both initiatives wi ......read more

As part of its continuous support to empower talented Qatari Youth, and under the patronage of His Excellency the Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior HE Ali Bin Ahmed Al-Kuwari, Minister of Commerce and Industry inaugurates Qatar Entrepreneurship Conference “ROWOD Qatar 2018” Abdulaziz bin Nasser Al Khalifa: We will continue supporting entrepreneurship to secure a significant international role for Qatar in this field IMB invests more than QR 100 million in Qatar in an innovative technology that will be used for the first time in the Middle East and North Africa Signing ceremony to launch Qatar SportsTech accelerator Doha, 12 November 2018 -  &n ......read more

Doha, Qatar, November 12, 2018:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s programme, Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), has successfully concluded its four-day ROTA Youth Challenge training at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University. The ROTA Youth Challenge aims to enhance the capabilities and potential of the youth, thus creating an enabling environment for effective citizenship and leadership to contribute towards the progress and prosperity of their nation and the world. More than 45 Male and female students in universities and high schools between the ages of 16 to 26 years’ old who are willing to attend all events, partake actively, and strive for the success of the particip ......read more

Inspired by the Purity of Shapes and Colours Seen in Nature in Winter, the New  Purely Pandora Jewellery Series Offers a Contemporary Take on Iconic Styles. November 11, 2018:  The new Purely PANDORA series takes PANDORA’s signature metals and design elements to a whole new dimension. High-quality materials from timeless sterling silver to blush-hued PANDORA Rose serve as an eye-catching backdrop for elegant beads and freshwater cultured pearls – a key element of PANDORA’s design DNA – and bring a sense of harmony and luminosity  to the collection. Bubbling textures, unique proportions and beautifully hand-finished details create a striking mix of ......read more

November 08, 2018:  Chloé’s  unique  aesthetic  distinguishes  the  new  Spring/Summer  version  of  the  iconic  “Rosie”  style,  now  revamped with a subtle heart-shaped design. The brand’s artisanal flair is revealed in the intricate finishing achieved by applying a double milling phase and a hand-made buffing process to the 4 mm lenses. The two techniques are expertly combined to create a multifaceted effect glowing with grace. The 3-piece frame is equipped with a metal bridge and matching temples fitted with temple tips made with Mazzucchelli acetate and fixed to the front through su ......read more

Qatar, November 08, 2018:  Lysys group of companies continues to demonstrate strong commitment to the Qatari market with its participation at Milipol Qatar, the international event for homeland security and civil defense in the Middle East.  During Milipol Qatar, Lysys Group was represented by Lysys Qatar WLL and Encode.   Lysys Qatar (www.lysys.com) is a technology company with expertise and a successful track record in systems integration for security and ICT systems for critical infrastructure as well as industrial automation, professional and enterprise communication systems.  Lysys is operating in Qatar since 2011. It maintains in Doha a large team of experts, s ......read more

November 08, 2018:  Who doesn't love the festive season? The truth is no one, because it's days filled with holiday parties, family lunches and dinners, sweet treats and lots and lots of gifts. Sounds amazing, but no one enjoys the horrors of finding the best gifts, so here's something to help you.    To keep you winning on your gift-giving game, we’ve curated a list you'll want to carry with you when you’re holiday shopping for the beauty obsessed women in your life; be it your best friend, your wife, your sister, and even your mom. You can’t go wrong with these fabulous beauty finds!    1. Oh So Heavenly Lavender Luxury ......read more

Doha, Qatar – November 7, 2018 –   How mobile media are changing the communication landscape in the Middle East is explored in a new book published under a research grant at Northwestern University in Qatar. The book, Mobile Disruptions in the Middle East, co-authored by John V. Pavlik, Everette E. Dennis, Rachel Davis Mersey and Justin Gengler and published by Routledge, offers lessons from the Arabian Gulf, notably Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, and draws on data collected as part of a $726,000 award from the Qatar National Research Fund. Pavlik, a professor of journalism at Rutgers was formerly associate dean for research at NU-Q where Dennis is dean and CEO. Me ......read more

OBG Business Barometer: Gulf highlights growing role of private sector  Dubai, November 06 2018:   Executives interviewed for the 2018 edition of the Business Barometer: Gulf CEO Survey carried out by Oxford Business Group (OBG) were largely upbeat in their outlook for the coming 12 months, buoyed by higher and more stable oil prices, although regional political volatility remained a cause of concern for many. As part of its survey on the economy, the global research and consultancy firm asked almost 900 C-suite executives from across the Gulf’s industries a wide-ranging series of questions on a face-to-face basis aimed at gauging business sentiment.  The s ......read more

DOHA, Qatar –06 November 2018 -   Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) has announced that it has recently received the most acclaimed membership of The CPD Certification Service. The accreditation is to acknowledge that QFBA courses comply with universally accepted principles of Continual Professional Development (CPD) and have been structured to meet the criteria of personal development plans. The CPD certification means that the content and structure of the courses have been independently assessed and approved for multi-disciplinary and industry-wide continuing personal and professional development purposes. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the holist ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 6 November 2018:   Last night witnessed the opening of “MOMENTS”, the first integrated showroom dedicated for brides in Qatar, in the presence of a group of elite guests and women of the Qatari community, media representatives, Bloggers and social media influencers. All the attendees enjoyed the special shows during the opening event.  During the launch, Elias Mekhael, Managing Partner at “MOMENTS”, said: “I am elated to see such a huge turnout for  our showroom launch and would like to thank them for their presence today to share with us the opening of the first fully integrated showroom in Qatar dedicated for brides a ......read more

D1 Milano Introduces the Khaleeji Collection Exclusive to the Middle East Region November 06, 2018:  Italian watch brand wonder, D1 Milano is proud to announce the addition of another jewel to its crown – ‘The Khaleeji’, designed exclusively for the Middle East. The Limited Edition timepiece comes in a stunning Rose Gold finished stainless steel case, with a full metal bracelet, completed by a custom-made metallic green dial with Rose Gold Arabic indexes uniquely made for this edition.  Details make all the difference in this piece, from the green stone meticulously applied on the crown, to the laser engraved Mashrabiya on the back case, each timepiece is un ......read more

Doha, Qatar, November 05, 2018:  QIC Insured, the personal insurance division of QIC and the official insurer of the Qatar Motor Show (QMS) attracted more than 10,000 visitors during the event. Held under the theme “Driving to Innovation”, the motor show also served as the launchpad for the all new QIC Orange – a scheme offering a no frills, low cost comprehensive car insurance in Qatar.  Audiences of every age group gathered to meet, greet and take selfies with QIC Insured’s lucky mascot “Eddie the camel”, which was one of the highlights of the QMS. In addition, approximately 3,000 QIC Orange branded stress balls were handed out to the visito ......read more

Doha, Qatar, November 05, 2018:   As part of its leading role in supporting startups, entrepreneurs and innovators in various sectors, Qatar Development Bank (QDB) announces the launch of the first SportsTech accelerator in MEA region powered by Startup Bootcamp the global player in accelerating Tech. Startups, with the goal to become the leading and central point in the region for sports innovation.  The initiative aims to attract the worlds’ most promising Sports technology startups, to further boost the sports industry and contribute towards the accelerated growth shaping up in the Qatar sports business. The accelerator is now open to startups globally, and the fir ......read more

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

Doha, Qatar - November 5, 2018:  In observance of the International Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Galler Chocolatier, Qatar’s unique boutique and dining space, joined hands with the Qatar Cancer Society (QCS) to organize a health drive against one of the most curable types of cancer, which due to lack of awareness and timely treatment continues to take thousands of lives every year. The health session at the Mall of Qatar, saw Galler Chocolatier swept by a sea of pink decoration, while all proceeds from ribbon sale were donated to Qatar Cancer Society, in bolstering their efforts in advocating breast cancer early detection across the country. Aisha Al Tamimi, a cancer survivor ......read more

The second edition of INDEX Qatar will begin in less than two weeks' time 2017 edition of famed interiors show introduced more than 4,000 designers, architects and buyers to 200+ international suppliers Show returns to Doha Exhibition & Convention Center to cater to Qatar’s thriving interiors market Over 250 exhibitors and 20 speakers now confirmed, with over 5,000 visitors expected to attend 31 October 2018 – DOHA, Qatar:   The countdown to INDEX Qatar 2018 is underway, with less than two weeks to go until the three-day interiors show returns to Doha.    Supported by the Qatar Tourism Authority, and against a backdrop of sustained ......read more

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