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• First merger of publicly listed banks in Qatar, creating one of the largest Shari’ah compliant banks in the region with over QAR182 billion in total assets• With a robust capital position, and strong liquidity, the bank is in a prime position to accelerate Qatar’s journey towards Vision 2030• Operating as Masraf Al Raya... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar – December 04, 2021:  In celebration of Qatar National Day 2021, Dukhan Bank has launched a new campaign for personal finance.Successful applicants, whether new and existing customers, will enjoy a grace period of up to 18 months and will also receive 18,000 additional DAwards points under the Bank’s highly popular... ... Read more
December 04, 2021: Doha, Qatar:   Aspire Academy is hosting the  7th Edition of its annual Aspire Academy Global Summit for football performance and Science virtually on Thursday (December 2), under the theme :‘Aspire Fellows Meet Other Sports’. The aim of the summit is to explore the possibilities of exchanging idea... ... Read more
Qatar residents are invited to revel in a host of festive offers available throughout December at some of Doha’s most sought-after dining destinations.Between 1 and 12 December, Marriott Bonvoy® members will also enjoy 12 days of festivities with exclusive daily rewards from an array of Doha’s top dining destinations.30, November 20... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar – 30 November 2021:  In line with Hyatt’s purpose; caring for the wellbeing of our colleagues, guests, owners and communities and are committed to advancing continuous a culture of opportunity to all. Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha, located on old airport road, hosted the children to the Qatar Society for Rehabilitation of Spe... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar - 27 November 2021: His Excellency Mohammed bin Ali Al-Mannai, Minister of Communications and Information Technology launched the 4th data center building of MEEZA “M-VAULT 4”, leading Managed IT Services and Solutions provider. The new data centre building hosts Microsoft Cloud data centre region offering cloud services to ... ... Read more
November 27, 2021:  The Big Crown Pointer Date has been Oris’s signature design since it was introduced in 1938. This year, a new chapter begins with a model powered by the in-house Oris Calibre 403 automatic.Higher point. Introducing the Big Crown Pointer Date Calibre 403. A new chapter in the story of an icon beginsIntroduced in 1938, ... ... Read more
Akhlaquna Junior Award 2021 winner strives to create movement of change. Kuwait - 25, 2021: Abdullah Al-Mohannadi, a seventh-grade student at Qatar Academy Al Khor, is taking a stand against bullying. The young advocate has created a project that aims to raise awareness of bullying – and the psychological effects on young people – which... ... Read more
Doha-Qatar – 24 November 2021:  Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.) has announced the launch of its second wholesale branch in Al Wakrah Central Market in the presence of Mr. Jaber bin Muhammad Al-Suwaidi, Member of the Municipal Council and Mr. Abdulhadi Khamis Al Abdulrahman, representative of Al Wakrah Municipality along with A... ... Read more
 November 25, 2021:  This festive period is set to be one of the most special and anticipated yet. To capture the excitement and joy of being reunited with loved ones again, Pandora has partnered with award-winning author Nadia Owusu to pen and narrate a collection of original short stories exclusively for the jewellery brand, showcasing ... ... Read more
November 24, 2021:  ASTRONEF propels us into the exclusive world of uncompromising modern watchmaking. It is heir to both ancestral know-how and an unyielding desire to create the design of tomorrow. Its character combines adrenaline and contemporary art. ASTRONEF adopts the technology developed for SPACE REVOLUTION, yet only the tourbillon sp... ... Read more
Doha-Qatar – 24, November 2021: Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.) celebrated the launch of its first wholesale branch at Sailiya, Al Rayan at a grand opening held in the presence of representatives from the Central Municipal Council and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. This marks the opening of Al Meera’s 59th branch... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar – 23, November 2021:  Dukhan Bank, Qatar's leading banking player, has announced the winners for its exclusive hospitality package giveaways for the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ in partnership with Visa.The ten winners namely Ahmed Moahmmed Al-Emadi, Camille Dirani, Hamid Raza Hamid, Ahmad Atiq Alnaimi, Abdulla Ha... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar – 23, November 2021:  Dukhan Bank, Qatar's leading banking player, has announced the winners for its exclusive hospitality package giveaways for the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ in partnership with Visa.The ten winners namely Ahmed Moahmmed Al-Emadi, Camille Dirani, Hamid Raza Hamid, Ahmad Atiq Alnaimi, Abdulla Ha... ... Read more


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Located on the 28th floor, with floor to ceiling windows and 360-degree views of Doha, dine in the sky at Doha’s latest and hottest brunch setting in town  Enjoy Vertigo’s unique sharing style brunch menu featuring a selection of the finest food and beverages set to stand out in Doha’s cosmopolitan foodie scene   6 December 2021- Doha, Qatar: Vertigo, the latest pan-Asian restaurant in Doha by Banyan Tree at La Cigale Mushaireb, the hospitality market leader in Qatar, has recently announced the launch of its spectacular Friday Brunch, bringing its guests an unmatched dining experience at the trendiest lounge in Doha. Customers of the sky-high Vertigo, perc ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 05, December 2021:   In celebration of Qatar National Day 2021, Dukhan Bank has launched a first limited-edition of eco-friendly prepaid card in Qatar inspired by National Day. Applicants, whether new or existing customers, will also receive 1,800 additional DAwards points under the Bank’s highly popular Rewards program. Issued by one of Qatar’s leading banks, this specially created card will be available only until 31 December 2021. Its benefits relate particularly to travel, where carrying a prepaid card allows to manage the expenses in a better way.  Made from a recyclable material, the new card is Qatar’s first eco-friend ......read more

• First merger of publicly listed banks in Qatar, creating one of the largest Shari’ah compliant banks in the region with over QAR182 billion in total assets • With a robust capital position, and strong liquidity, the bank is in a prime position to accelerate Qatar’s journey towards Vision 2030 • Operating as Masraf Al Rayan with its head office in Lusail City, Qatar • Customers will continue to be served as normal as products and services are integrated during 2022   Doha, December 04,  2021: Masraf Al Rayan (“Al Rayan”) Q.P.S.C. announces the successful completion of the legal merger (the “Merger”) with Al Kha ......read more

Doha, Qatar – December 04, 2021:  In celebration of Qatar National Day 2021, Dukhan Bank has launched a new campaign for personal finance. Successful applicants, whether new and existing customers, will enjoy a grace period of up to 18 months and will also receive 18,000 additional DAwards points under the Bank’s highly popular Rewards program.  The minimum amount of finance is QAR 200,000, borrowed over a period of at least 4 years. This campaign will run from 1 to 18 December 2021. Commenting on the launch of the campaign, Dukhan Bank stated: “Always looking to reward our customers, we work constantly to improve and refine our personal finance p ......read more

December 04, 2021: Doha, Qatar:   Aspire Academy is hosting the  7th Edition of its annual Aspire Academy Global Summit for football performance and Science virtually on Thursday (December 2), under the theme :‘Aspire Fellows Meet Other Sports’.  The aim of the summit is to explore the possibilities of exchanging ideas between football and other sports on trainings, competitions and athletes.  Leading football experts including former Arsenal FC manager Arsène Wenger and Italy’s 2006 FIFA World Cup-winner Andrea Pirlo will share their expertise, experiences and football philosophy during the live 30-minute interviews. Wenger, a world-renown ......read more

Qatar residents are invited to revel in a host of festive offers available throughout December at some of Doha’s most sought-after dining destinations. Between 1 and 12 December, Marriott Bonvoy® members will also enjoy 12 days of festivities with exclusive daily rewards from an array of Doha’s top dining destinations. 30, November 2021 - Doha, Qatar - From turkey takeaway to unforgettable meals and exciting New Year’s celebrations, explore endless dining experiences and festive offers across participating restaurants and lounges on morecravings.com and gather with family and friends for a festive feast.  Marriott Bonvoy members will also be given the chance ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 30 November 2021:  In line with Hyatt’s purpose; caring for the wellbeing of our colleagues, guests, owners and communities and are committed to advancing continuous a culture of opportunity to all. Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha, located on old airport road, hosted the children to the Qatar Society for Rehabilitation of Special Needs along with their parents. The initiative was dedicated to maintain deep connections with the communities, create links of compassion and affection, provide the children with the opportunity to have an enjoyable moment and raise public awareness about the association’s goals. During the event, children have enjoyed the art a ......read more

Doha, Qatar - 30, November 2021: Qatar Postal Services Company (Qatar Post) has announced the launch of the official stamp for the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™. This comes as part of the signed agreement between Qatar Post and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), under which Qatar Post is designated as the official licensee for commemorative stamps for the tournament. This edition was revealed at a special ceremony held at Arab Postal Stamp Museum hall in Katara on 29 November. The FIFA Arab Cup™ tournament will be hosted from 30th November to 18th December 2021 in some of the stadiums that will host the FIFA World Cup™ in Qatar in 2022, offe ......read more

Doha-Qatar, November 28, 2021 - Dukhan Bank has released its financial results for the third quarter of 2021, recording a net profit of QAR 900 million, thus implying a 12% robust growth compared to the same period of last year.  The total income for the nine-month period ending September 30, increased to QAR 2,943 million resulting in a growth rate of 5% compared to QAR 2,805 million during the same period in 2020. The total expenses, including finance costs, reduced from QAR 730 million in 2020 to QAR 636 million in 2021 by 13%.  The bank’s robust financial performance in the third quarter has also resulted in its total assets to increase to QAR 103.5 billion, represe ......read more

Doha, Qatar - 27 November 2021: His Excellency Mohammed bin Ali Al-Mannai, Minister of Communications and Information Technology launched the 4th data center building of MEEZA “M-VAULT 4”, leading Managed IT Services and Solutions provider. The new data centre building hosts Microsoft Cloud data centre region offering cloud services to customers in Qatar, the region, and the world. The new data center building M-VAULT 4 was launched during an official ceremony that was attended by high-level attendees; His Excellency Mohammed bin Ali Al-Mannai, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Sheikh Hamad bin Abdulla Al-Thani, Chairman of the Board of Directors of MEEZA ......read more

November 27, 2021:  The Big Crown Pointer Date has been Oris’s signature design since it was introduced in 1938. This year, a new chapter begins with a model powered by the in-house Oris Calibre 403 automatic. Higher point Introducing the Big Crown Pointer Date Calibre 403. A new chapter in the story of an icon begins Introduced in 1938, the Big Crown Pointer Date has been in constant production for more than 80 years. The original had two distinctive features – an oversized crown so the watch could be operated by gloved airmen, and a central hand that pointed to a date scale around the edge of the dial. The form has become Oris’s signature design, a Swiss watch ......read more

Akhlaquna Junior Award 2021 winner strives to create movement of change Kuwait - 25, 2021: Abdullah Al-Mohannadi, a seventh-grade student at Qatar Academy Al Khor, is taking a stand against bullying. The young advocate has created a project that aims to raise awareness of bullying – and the psychological effects on young people – which he hopes to roll out to schools across the country.   Explaining the idea behind the project, Al-Mohannadi says: “I have been thinking about this since I was in the fourth grade, when a new student joined the school and started being bullied by classmates.  “He was polite and had a very high academic perfor ......read more

Doha-Qatar – 24 November 2021:  Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.) has announced the launch of its second wholesale branch in Al Wakrah Central Market in the presence of Mr. Jaber bin Muhammad Al-Suwaidi, Member of the Municipal Council and Mr. Abdulhadi Khamis Al Abdulrahman, representative of Al Wakrah Municipality along with Al Meera top management. The wholesale market counts as second of its kind market to be opened after Al Sailiya Central Market branch, and the fourth Al Meera branch in the Al Wakrah area. This marks the retail giant’s 60th branch, the largest retail network in Qatar, in line with the national retailer’s ambitious expansion plans to serv ......read more

  November 25, 2021:  This festive period is set to be one of the most special and anticipated yet. To capture the excitement and joy of being reunited with loved ones again, Pandora has partnered with award-winning author Nadia Owusu to pen and narrate a collection of original short stories exclusively for the jewellery brand, showcasing special moments we have all missed and eagerly await this year.   Inspired by global research commissioned by Pandora, the story themes focus on the people and moments we are most looking forward to that make the festive period so magical; from seeing the reaction of loved ones when they open our gifts (32%), and festively decorating ......read more

November 24, 2021:  ASTRONEF propels us into the exclusive world of uncompromising modern watchmaking. It is heir to both ancestral know-how and an unyielding desire to create the design of tomorrow. Its character combines adrenaline and contemporary art. ASTRONEF adopts the technology developed for SPACE REVOLUTION, yet only the tourbillon specifically recalls their kinship.   THE ESSENCE OF DESIGN "Produce an excellent and curious effect": this maxim upheld by Louis Moinet (1848) was our starting point for designing ASTRONEF. The idea is to push back known limits, just as Louis Moinet did in his time – notably by inventing the chronograph in 1816.  ......read more

Doha-Qatar – 24, November 2021: Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.) celebrated the launch of its first wholesale branch at Sailiya, Al Rayan at a grand opening held in the presence of representatives from the Central Municipal Council and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. This marks the opening of Al Meera’s 59th branch, the largest retail network in Qatar, in line with the retail giant’s ambitious expansion plans that span store renovations at older branches in an effort to enhance customer experience. The wholesale branch aims to provide customers with large quantities of goods at lower prices, that feature high-quality, diverse product lines at compet ......read more

One-year countdown discussion explores social, cultural, and economic legacy of the tournament – as QF announces new inclusive sport partnership with FIFA Foundation Kuwait, November 24, 2021: Qatar is more ready to host a FIFA World Cup™ than any nation in history and will deliver the “best World Cup ever”, FIFA President Gianni Infantino has told Qatar Foundation’s Education City Speaker Series as the build-up to the global sporting showpiece enters its final year. A virtual event held to mark the one-year countdown to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ – which kicks off on Monday, November 21, 2022 – heard how the tournament will create a ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 23, November 2021:  Dukhan Bank, Qatar's leading banking player, has announced the winners for its exclusive hospitality package giveaways for the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ in partnership with Visa. The ten winners namely Ahmed Moahmmed Al-Emadi, Camille Dirani, Hamid Raza Hamid, Ahmad Atiq Alnaimi, Abdulla Hassen Al-Abdulla, Mohammed Adel Abu-Karbal, Antonio Milano, Ahmad Yousif Al-Mal, Abdulla Ahmed Emadi and Essa Abdulla Al-Muhanadi will be entitled to hospitality packages that include FIFA Arab Cup™ opening match tickets (Category 1), stadium pre-match hospitality, Meet and Greet event at the hotel lobby, ground transportation to and from ......read more

November 23, 2021: Qatar Insurance Group, the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region has successfully participated and sponsored Qatar Travel Mart (QTM 2021) – the first exhibition of its kind in Qatar to promote both inbound and outbound tourism, which catered specifically to the travel and tourism industry. In line with QIC Group’s CSR priorities and initiatives for the tourism sector and continuous efforts to support and strengthen the tourism industry in Qatar the sponsorship provided a platform and marketplace for a mutual relationship to both local and international businesses.  As a pioneer in insurance industry, QIC Group showcased the latest innovation, ......read more

Doha – November 22, 2021:  Student researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) contributed to a study investigating the potential of flavonoids found in plants for fighting viral infections such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.  Under the guidance of WCM-Q mentors, medical students Ridhima Kaul and Pradipta Paul conducted a systematic review of 27 existing research papers to determine the effectiveness of 69 different flavonoids against various SARS-CoV-2 drug targets, including ‘3C-like protease’, an enzyme with a key role in replication of the virus.  The study, which is published in the International Journal of Molecular Science ......read more

FIFA President Gianni Infantino among speakers for virtual discussion one year away from FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ kicking off Doha, Qatar, November 22, 2021: As the countdown to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ reaches the one-year mark, Qatar Foundation, FIFA, and the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy are teaming up to look at what the final phase of preparations will involve, and what the tournament will mean for the nation and the region – both as the footballing action unfolds, and after the last ball is kicked. A World Cup-focused edition of Qatar Foundation’s (QF) Education City Speaker Series will next week welcome Gianni Infantino, FIFA Pre ......read more

Various Products From LG Recognized for Contributing to Innovation, Including OLED TVs, Home Appliances and B2B Products   November 22, 2021:   LG Electronics (LG) has been recognized once again for its excellence in technology with CES 2022 Innovation Awards, collecting a total of 24 accolades leading up to the largest industry trade show in January.   Every year the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) selects the most innovative products among those being unveiled at the organization’s trade show. For CES 2022, Innovation Award recognitions were extended to the most advanced and unique products among LG’s portfolio for the coming year ......read more

Doha - 21, November 2021:  In yet another leap towards improving customer convenience and offering a seamless banking experience, Dukhan Bank, Qatar's leading banking player, has launched an interactive, multi-channel virtual assistant “Rashid” to assist customers with online inquiries in an easy and fast manner. Inspired by its name that means “guide”, Rashid aims to respond to customer questions using improvisation and adaptability through English and Arabic during interaction.  Rashid provides a host of services to customers from locating the closest branch or the nearest ATM and discovering nearby merchant offers through geolocation services to ......read more

Records up for grabs globally include:   • Pan Arab: Most single leg backward somersaults in 30 seconds - 12   • UK: Farthest backflip between two horizontal bars - 6 metres    • USA: Most double 'around the world' ball control tricks in one minute – 24 & Most sit-down football crossovers in 30 seconds (female) – 62   • CHINA: Fastest time to pull a car 50 metres walking on hands - 1 minute 13.27 seconds   • JAPAN: Most BMX time machines in 30 seconds...45     18, November 2021 - Guinness World Records today celebrates the eighteenth annual GWR Day. Celebr ......read more

Senior associate dean for education co-edits book exploring inclusive, multilingual approach to language education November 18, 2021:  Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar’s (CMU-Q) Dudley Reynolds has co-edited a book of insights from around the world on how to approach language education from an inclusive, multilingual perspective. The book is also edited by Kashif Raza of Qatar University and Christine Coombe of Dubai Men’s College, Higher Colleges of Technology. “Language is so fundamental to identity,” said Reynolds. “How to approach language education is something almost everyone can relate to.” Reynolds is the senior associate dean for ......read more

The World’s Best Airline extends its commitment to supporting the current champions of Asia, ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Qatar Airways Holidays offers international football fans tailor-made packages for once-in-a-lifetime experience during the upcoming FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ 16 November 2021 - DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways signed today a partnership agreement with Qatar Football Association (QFA), demonstrating its commitment as the Official Airline Sponsor of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup champions.  The contract renewal will see the country’s national carrier partner with QFA for the 2021/22 and 2022/23 seasons, ahead of the much-a ......read more

November 17, 2021:  1 in 6 children* experience bedwetting and don’t know that nighttime underwear can have an immediate impact on their confidence and comfort.   While bedwetting is not always a medical concern and children normally grow out of it, it can contribute to feelings of embarrassment and stress for older children and their parents. It has been a difficult period for many children with homeschooling, lockdowns, and added anxiety in every household driven by COVID 19. While many parents think that bedwetting could indicate a regression in their children’s development as a result of their external environment, the reality is that bedwetting is more common ......read more

Max Factor is delighted to announce their collaboration with the renowned Kuwaiti makeup artist Hanan Al Najadah as their creative collaborator in the region with whom they created an exciting festive look that combines two trends: the reverse blue cat eyeliner and a dramatic golden smokey eye. Hanan is a well-known and respected makeup artist based in Kuwait She collaborated with Max Factor to create a festive look specially tailored to intensify the beauty of women in the Middle East titled “Shine into the light”.    Hanan Al Najadah:  “I am very excited to collaborated with Max Factor, it’s actually the first make-up brand I started usin ......read more

The new appointment will see Peter contribute to elevating Mondrian’s positioning, as well supporting the Hotel’s brand communications in line with Mondrian Doha’s innovative identity and culture. 14 November 2021 - Doha, Qatar: Mondrian Doha, is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Haber in the position of Commercial Director.  With his new appointment, Peter will lead Mondrian’s commercial department and sales operations, with a vision to enhance the hotel’s positioning in the market as a leading hospitality destination.  In his current position, Peter will also strive to increase the market share of Mondrian Doha, whilst introducing ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 14 November 2021:   Dukhan Bank announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shariah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, the bank clients Ahmed Own and Mohamed Aladem each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Anjumanara Mohammedkhan, Ghazi Babiker, Hend Al-Sunaidi, Mohammed Al-Kuwari, Babiker Ali, Emad Daher, Mamoun Khalil, Abubaker Abusalem, Saad Al-Hemaidi, Nasser Al-Hemaidi, Lulwa Bureshaid, Abdulrahim Basulaiman, Manar Al-Kuwari, Abdulla Al-Shafai, Tahra Alqattali, Mohamed Warsama, Abdulla ......read more

An exciting new addition to Mondrian Doha’s culinary emporium, 12 Chairs invites guests to a luxurious experience, where sophistication is served at its best, and the grandeur of caviar satisfies the most discerning tastes in Doha Mondrian Doha’s signature 12 Chairs experience is started to welcome guests on 15th November 2021 14, November 2021 - Doha, Qatar:   Doha’s leading lifestyle hotel, Mondrian Doha, is pleased to announce the highly anticipated opening of 12 Chairs, Doha’s most recent destination for a lavish caviar experience. 12 Chairs offers guests a one-of-a-kind extravagant experience, as sought after from the grandest of hotels ......read more

Doha – November 13, 2021:  AACO 54th Annual General Meeting, that was held today in Doha-Qatar, decided the adoption of “net zero emissions” target as of 2050, based on the following strategy which relates to the joint responsibility of all sectors concerned with civil aviation. The AGM also called upon the European Union to respect the clause included in the annex of ICAO Assembly Resolution A39-2 and the clause included in the preamble of ICAO Assembly Resolution A39-3 on not imposing unilateral initiatives and to return to the global consensus that took place within the framework of ICAO. The resolution reaffirms the importance of respecting the Chicago convention a ......read more

The contribution will support over 7 million people facing food insecurity DOHA – November 13, 2021:  Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) has signed an agreement with the World Food Programme for a generous contribution of US$90 million supporting humanitarian operations to address critical food security needs in Yemen, where conflict, economic decline and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic are putting millions in danger of slipping into famine. The agreement formalizes an announcement made by the state of Qatar in July. The much-needed contribution has already helped WFP to address critical funding shortfalls and ensured the continued provision of life-saving food and nutrit ......read more

The new luxury flagship property is the latest addition to the Qatar capital’s business and luxury lifestyle hospitality offering Doha, Qatar, November 11, 2021: Deutsche Hospitality’s latest world class hotel, the iconic Steigenberger Hotel Doha welcomes its first guest today. The opening of the five-star hotel marks the German hospitality company’s debut in Qatar, further cementing the group's expanding footprint and commitment to the region's thriving hospitality sector. The superb 206-room property comprises of nine floors, creating a dramatic and eye-catching addition to the burgeoning urban metropolis of Doha. The property offers an array of opulently de ......read more

Doha – November 10, 2021: Professors from elite US healthcare institutions virtually connected with students and faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar during the annual Visiting Professorship Program (VPP), this year held online for the first time owing to the pandemic.  THE VPP was established in 2013 to introduce WCM-Q as an elite international medical school that graduates students who are extremely well prepared to enter residency training at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and internationally, and for the visiting professors to share their expertise with the faculty and students of WCM-Q. The two-day VPP was student-centric and gave WCM-Q students a myriad of opportuniti ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 10, November 2021:   Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.) and Masraf Al Rayan have announced a new partnership that will allow Masraf Al Rayan credit card holders to convert their points to Meera Rewards points for faster redemption while shopping at any Al Meera branch.   Running one of the most lucrative loyalty programmes, Meera Rewards allows members to benefit from weekly and monthly promotions that give back 20% and 10% value in points. Moreover, special campaigns run continuously that give customers a chance to earn quickly through double points and   five times the points in selected categories. Under the partnership, ......read more

Doha – November 10, 2021:  The 54th Annual General Meeting of the Arab Air Carriers’ Organization (AACO) will be held between 10 and 12 November 2021 at the “Sheraton Resort & Convention Hotel”, under the patronage of H.E Mr. Jassim bin Saif bin Ahmed Al Sulaiti, Qatar’s Minister of Transport, and by kind invitation of H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive, Qatar Airways and Chairman of the 54th AGM, with the participation of more than 200 Arab and global aviation experts gathering Chief Executive Officers of AACO member airlines, partner airlines and industry partners from aircraft and engine manufacturers, global distribution systems, informa ......read more

November 10, 2021:  For every reunited loved one, it’s all about spending time together and choosing heartfelt gifts that reflect your bond with Pandora Moments. From deeply personal memories to the joy of festivities spent with those closest to you, choosing holiday gifts featuring hand-applied enamel and hand-set sparkle will give that extra touch of love. Carry the sparkle on your write with the Asymmetric Star Clasp Snake Chain or add a touch of celestial magic to your charm bracelet with the Star & Crescent Moon charm doubled with the magnified Star Double dangle charm. The celestial star-scapes come to life with the Pave Asymmetric Star collier necklace and bangl ......read more

09 November 2021:  Countdown to the holidays with Benefit Cosmetics’ beauty advent calendar! Try endless looks for brows, face, eyes & lashes at a major steal with 12 makeup must-haves in mini and fun sizes. This festive gift set will keep you fabulous all season long and beyond...The More, The Merrier!   ...read more

Marriott Bonvoy members can now earn and redeem points while dining at restaurants across Doha  9 November 2021 - Doha, Qatar - Marriott Bonvoy®, the award-winning travel programme from Marriott International, has announced new and exclusive benefits for its members across Doha.  Members can now Dine, Earn, and Redeem at over 38 dining experiences across 7 hotels, and have their Elite status recognized even when they are not staying at the property. With the new benefits, members can earn 10 points with every eligible 1 USD (QAR 3.7) spent and are also eligible for additional bonuses based on their Membership status.   The new benefits are  available at ove ......read more

November 07, 2021:  In the present, here & now.  Time stands still – a wave of consciousness overcomes you like the rising tide over a vast stretch of glistening sand. In a rush, like an undulation of emotions, the ripples of the waves crash creating a beautiful chaos, as the golden shores glimmer in the sunlight. A wild torrent of feelings, layers becoming undone – swept away with a serene calmness, into the now.  Barefoot on mid-August’s burnt grass, to the touch of softening leather car seats of a drop-top vintage convertible classic in the heat, and the sweltering summer breeze through your fingertips. Catching a drift, a dream of memorable inst ......read more

To celebrate fashion and beauty and its host of retailers, Festival City will mark the month of November with an exclusive Fashion Festival featuring 18 fashion shows. Between 4th - 20th November, and for three consecutive weekends, Doha Festival City’s centre court will be transformed into a runway, showcasing an array of the Mall’s exclusive retailers and latest collections.  Doha, Qatar – 06, November 2021: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, will host a unique Fashion Festival this November. The stage will be set for its myriad of fashion retailers spanning women’s,men’s and kids&rs ......read more

Doha, Qatar – November 02, 2021:  Dukhan Bank, Qatar's leading banking player, has announced the launch of its new Qatar Mobile Payment service (QMP) via mobile application as a cashless and card less payment service in view of the increasingly digitally-driven financial needs of its customers. The launch of QMP aligns with Qatar Central Bank’s Qatar Mobile Payments initiative that unifies cashless payments across the board. The QMP service is available through the Dukhan Bank mobile application linked to the customers’ account and mobile number. Customers can make instant transfers to other wallets within Dukhan Bank and to wallets of customers at other banks t ......read more

Teams from three universities advance to the Arab regional competition November 02, 2021:  Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, hosted the first in-person Qatar Collegiate Programming Competition (QCPC). More than 50 students competed on 18 teams, including students from CMU-Q, Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q), Qatar University (QU), and Bright Future International School. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, said: “We are delighted to welcome students from all over Qatar for a competition that challenges and expands their programming skills. Carnegie Mellon has one of the best computer science programs in the world, and we hope t ......read more

Doha, November 01, 2021:   Chedid Re, a company of Chedid Capital, was named “Reinsurance Broker of The Year” at the Middle East Insurance Industry Awards 2021 for the 6th time, five in a row, making it the most winning company in this category, a record for this prestigious industry award. Organized by MEIR (Middle East Insurance Review), the 8th ceremony edition was held in a virtual format again this year, due to the circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic.  This win is a testimony to Chedid Re’s strong operations, market expertise and ability to respond to market trends. Since its establishment 23 years ago, the pillars of Chedid Re’s success ......read more

Oxford Business Group and Dukhan Bank launch new Covid-19 Response Report  Doha, October 31, 2021: A new Covid-19 Response Report (CRR), produced by Oxford Business Group (OBG) in partnership with Dukhan Bank, explores the key contributions that the banking sector and Islamic finance segment are set to make to post-pandemic growth. The report provides in-depth analysis of the general banking sector’s performance before and during the pandemic in an easy-to-navigate and accessible format, focusing on key data and infographics.  The report notes that strong fundamentals and a positive performance in key risk indicators prior to the pandemic meant financial institutions ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 31, October 2021:  Dukhan Bank, Qatar's leading banking player, has announced the launch of a new campaign in partnership with Visa, offering Dukhan Bank customers the chance to win hospitality packages for the eagerly anticipated FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™, thanks to Visa. The FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ will be hosted from 30th November to 18th December 2021 at stadiums across the country, offering fans the chance to experience the football league ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. The event is set to host 16 teams, gathering the best players from the region. The campaign, running until 14 November, entails 10 winners with plus ......read more

Doha, October 31, 2021 – Chedid Re, a company of Chedid Capital, was named “Reinsurance Broker of The Year” at the Middle East Insurance Industry Awards 2021 for the 6th time, five in a row, making it the most winning company in this category, a record for this prestigious industry award. Organized by MEIR (Middle East Insurance Review), the 8th ceremony edition was held in a virtual format again this year, due to the circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic.  This win is a testimony to Chedid Re’s strong operations, market expertise and ability to respond to market trends. Since its establishment 23 years ago, the pillars of Chedid Re’s success have ......read more

The new resort comprises part of The Red Sea Project, one of the world’s most ambitious regenerative projects, covering 28,000 square kilometers on Saudi Arabia’s west coast, comprising 16 resorts, a marina and a championship 18-hole golf course. Foster + Partners will design the “Coral Bloom” concept for Shurayrah Island where SLS Red Sea will be located. Doha Qatar, October 28, 2021 -  SLS Hotels & Residences, a brand from Ennismore, in collaboration with The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), which spearheads the development of The Red Sea Project, today announced SLS Red Sea will open its doors in Q1 2023. The project will bring 150 hotel rooms inclu ......read more

16 FinTechs selected to take part in Wave 3 of the Incubator and Accelerator Programs to run from October until December 2021. The program has been a huge success during the past waves and has earned the trust and support of the local and international FinTech community Doha, Qatar – 26, October 2021: Qatar FinTech Hub (QFTH), founded by Qatar Development Bank (QDB) to support the growth of the FinTech industry in Qatar, has announced the final list of successful FinTechs to join Wave 3 of its Incubator and Accelerator Programs. Both Programs started on 12 October and will run until December 2021. QFTH has received more than 500 applications from early stage and mature FinTech ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 25 October 2021: Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (Bedaya Center), a joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank and Silatech, in collaboration with “Fatora” – the e-commerce and online payment gateway, announced the opening of registration for startups to avail the opportunity of wining one of 10 free offered websites.  The last day of Registration and application process will be on Sunday, October 31, 2021 through Bedaya website. Startups possessing a commercial or homebased registration and have been in business for less than two years, this collaboration with ‘Fatora’ offers them an excellent opportu ......read more

Doha, Qatar - 25 October, 2021: Qatar University renews its partnership with global technology leader, Thales, to continue with the development of innovative cybersecurity solutions, upskill local youth and protect the country against emerging cyber threats. Thales ambition is to be the trusted partner of Qatar in cybersecurity delivering customized solutions to ensure Qatar’s sovereignty. As part of the renewed agreement, Thales will support Qatar University with its annual cybersecurity event, Cyber Week, through reintroducing its advanced training tool, Cyber Range, to assist the university’s students in improving their capabilities to address cyberattacks. The event, or ......read more

Qatar’s top-of-the-line mattresses and bedroom accessories brand uses cutting-edge technology and first-rate materials to offer the utmost comfort and quality night sleep   To celebrate the Grand Opening, the retailer will apply special discounts on all mattresses for one month until 15 November  24, October- Doha, Qatar: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, is pleased to announce that “Tansy Mattress” showroom is now open, further amplifying the Mall’s unmatched homeware offer.  To celebrate its much-awaited opening, Tansy Mattresses is inviting Doha Festival City visitors and all lookin ......read more

The winning spree continues for the fourth consecutive year at the Conde Nast Traveler Award Doha, Qatar – 24, October 2021: Marked by its sheer opulence and royal heritage, Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels ranked as 3rd in Top Hotels in Middle East and has yet again strengthened its global ranking by being the 13th in Best Hotels in the World and have been awarded for fourth consecutive year at the recently held 34th ‘Condé Nast Traveler’s 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards, offering an ode to the hospitality sector in withstanding the pandemic of such magnitude.  These ratings affirm consumers’ confidence in brands such as Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels, which ha ......read more

HEC Paris in Qatar partners with Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar to drive excellence in healthcare provision, a strategic goal for the Qatar National Vision 2030.   October 19, 2021: A new Executive Education program co-designed by top-ranked business school, HEC Paris in Qatar and Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar – both members of Qatar Foundation – will target healthcare professionals with the aim of driving systems-level management expertise and accelerating patient outcomes in the Kingdom and across the region.  The Executive Certificate in Healthcare Management and Policy forms part of Qatar’s commitment to transform into a thriving, diversified knowledge ......read more

Two students awarded scholarships for the 2021-2022 Academic year  Ali Alfardan Scholarship for Excellence in Education launched to celebrate the accomplishments of Mr Ali Alfardan   Doha, Qatar – 18 October 2021: The Hamilton International School, part of International Schools Partnership (ISP), has announced two scholarship winners for the 2021 -2022 Academic year.    Fahmy in Grade 9 has been recognized with the Hamilton Principal’s Award and receives a 50% scholarship for this academic year. The Hamilton Principal’s Award is a yearly award for current students that exhibit exceptional academic progress and positively contribute to ......read more

The region’s largest wellness resort is set to start accepting bookings for stay dates from 15th November 2021 Doha, Qatar – 18, October 2021:  Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, the region’s largest wellness resort and the world's first to feature Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine (TAIM) and holistic wellness, is pleased to announce it will start accepting bookings for stay dates from 15th November 2021. Zulal Wellness Resort invites guests and travelers from across the region to start planning their wellness getaways and retreats at the first full-immersion wellness resort in Qatar. Mr. Daniele Vastolo, General Manager of Zulal Wellness Resor ......read more

Largest ever Arab genome study from Qatar Genome Research Consortium sheds light on the population structure and genetic diversity of modern Arab and Middle Eastern populations   Kuwait- October 17, 2021: Researchers in Qatar have unveiled a high-resolution map of the genetic structure of Arab and Middle Eastern populations, providing new insights into human history in the region and ancestral patterns that may help to explain local human traits and disease risks. Crucially, the Qatar study – published today in the leading scientific journal Nature Communications – reveals that ancient populations in the Arabian Peninsula played a far more central role in the story ......read more

October 17, 2021:  Today, Pandora introduces the ‘Dreams Of The Future Crayon’ dangle charm. A continuation of its Charms for change initiative in support of UNICEF, the charm has been designed to help create a brighter future for children around the world. In honour of World Children’s Day on November 20, Pandora celebrates how children of the world can come together to help each other realise their hopes and dreams for the future. The ‘Dreams of the Future Crayon’ dangle charm was designed to represent the spirit of children today, including a colourful world full of opportunities for self-expression and access to quality education. Nearly 200 child ......read more

October 16, 2021:  Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, has five new experts joining the faculty in 2021, teaching in the areas of business administration, computer science, and arts and sciences. The new faculty members are: Iman Adeinat, assistant professor of operations management;  Eduardo Feo Flushing, visiting assistant teaching professor of computer science, Samaneh Hamidi, visiting assistant professor of mathematical sciences; Ekaterini Klepousniotou, visiting associate professor of psychology; and Sameer Mathur, associate teaching professor of marketing and business technologies.  CMU-Q offers undergraduate programs ......read more

The region’s largest wellness resort and the world’s first to blend Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine offering, is set to start accepting bookings from 15 October 2021.    Doha, Qatar – 16, October 2021: Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, the region’s largest wellness resort and the world's first to blend Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine (TAIM) and holistic wellness, is pleased to announce it will start accepting bookings from the 15th of October 2021. With the anticipated official opening set to be held on 15 November 2021, Zulal Wellness Resort invites guests and travelers from across the globe to start planning their wellne ......read more

October 13, 2021:  Oris has been experimenting with bronze in its diver’s watches for years – now, for the first time, the independent Swiss watch company has given its highly competent Big Crown ProPilot Big Date fresh flair by casing it in bronze, too. The warm tones of the new model come from its bronze case, fluted bezel and signature oversized crown, which are complemented by a deep black dial with printed golden indices. This is a true pilot’s watch, so the hands are filled with white Super-LumiNova® and the applied hour markers made from solid Super-LumiNova®, creating high contrast and first-class readability. Finishing off the stylish look is a hard ......read more

13th October 2021:  Guinness World Records™, the global authority on record-breaking, today announces that Turkey’s Rumeysa Gelgi, is the Tallest woman living standing at 215.16cm (7ft 0.7in). Rumeysa first achieved a Guinness World Records title back in 2014, aged 17 when she was awarded the title for the Tallest teenager living (female). Her tall stature is down to a condition called Weaver syndrome, an extremely rare condition which causes accelerated growth amongst other abnormalities including skeletal maturation. Since achieving the Guinness World Records title back in 2014, Rumeysa has felt it was important to use her platform for advocacy reasons to educate others ......read more

October 13, 2021:   LG Electronics Inc. (LG) today announced its preliminary earnings results for the third quarter of 2021. LG reported tentative consolidated revenues of KRW 18.8 trillion, an increase of 22 percent from the same quarter the previous year and the highest quarterly revenue in the company’s history. In line with current accounting standards, LG will include a provision of approximately KRW 480 billion in the third quarter for the recall of the Chevy Bolt EV. Operating profit of KRW 540.7 billion is expected to be 49.6 percent lower than the third quarter a year ago after reflecting the recall provision. LG Electronics terminated its mobile phone bus ......read more

Qatar, 11 October 2021 - Strong economic growth and a strategic location are among the key advantages that reinforce Qatar as a trade and investment hub in the Middle East. The country’s logistics market has been growing steadily over the past five years - it is estimated to be valued at more than USD 7.5 billion and is estimated to register a CAGR of more than 7% during 2021-2026. The growth of the market can be attributed to the new expansion plans as the country is hosting the 2022 FIFA World CupTM.  With massive investment in infrastructure, numerous new projects, and an e-commerce boom, Qatar’s logistics sector has been expanding rapidly, a development that GWC is ......read more

Tapping into the power of the Gen Z’s energy, the new Pandora ME collection aims to inspire self-expression and personal style, while creating a sense of belonging.   UAE, October 11, 2021: Pandora has joined forces with inspiring artists Addison Rae, Charli XCX, Donte Colley, Beabadoobee and Cecilia Cantarano to relaunch its Pandora ME collection, empowering everyone to be who they want to be. The artist collective of beautifully individual people, who are connected by creativity and music, reflects the Gen Z fans’ desire for personalization but also a sense of belonging. Rebooted and refreshed, Pandora ME is a collection for creators everywhere. Inspired by the wo ......read more

October 10, 2021:  QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, announced its results for the nine months period ended 30 September 2021. Net Profit for the nine months period ended 30 September 2021 reached QAR10.3 billion (USD2.8 billion), an increase of 8% compared to the same period last year. Operating Income grew by 8% to reach QAR20.7 billion (USD5.7 billion) as a result of QNB Group’s ability to generate sustainable growth across a number of revenue segments. Total Assets reached QAR1,084 billion (USD298 billion), an increase of 10% from 30 September 2020, mainly driven by strong growth in Loans and advances by 7% to reach ......read more

October 10, 2021:  With a judicious sense of detail, pattern, shape and curve, the Tonda PF is Parmigiani Fleurier's latest and most forward-looking collection. Released as the watchmaking brand celebrates its 25th anniversary, these new integrated bracelet timepieces take attention to craft, complication and streamlined aesthetics to a new high. One that doesn’t scream expensive but says excellence. One that is created to satisfy purists looking for a high-end, finespun timepiece. The Tonda PF collection is built around the most iconic in-house movements of the maison, running a wide gamut of complications, and culminating in a limited edition, all-platinum, award-winning spl ......read more

    Express yourself with Pandora ME   October 10, 2021:  Reset and refreshed, Pandora Me relaunches in 2021 with an all-new attitude. Tapping into the power of Gen Z’s energy, the collection is a celebration of self-expression, creativity and embracing the beauty found in our differences. It’s all about breaking the rules, defying expectations and being bold. Personalisation is at the heart of the collection, with multiple styling accents allowing the wearer to amplify their own unique style. Chunky link chain bracelets and necklaces, mono hoop earrings and stackable rings are entirely customisable courtesy of interchange-able styling conne ......read more

October 09, 2021:  An international panel discussion hosted by Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, delved into the grand challenges of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The session was moderated by Ganesh Mani, adjunct faculty at the School of Computer Science on CMU’s main campus, who is teaching a micro course at CMU-Q this semester. “You may ask why grand challenges are important,” said Mani as he opened the session. “They can act as a North Star, guiding practitioners and young researchers. A good mantra is ‘of the people, by the people with machines, for the people.’” People from five contin ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 09, October 2021:  Dukhan Bank announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shariah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, the bank clients Adel Al-Baker and Hamad Altamimi each won a cash prize of 50,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 25,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Mohamed Maddahi and Mohamed Alyafay. The draw was conducted under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. On a monthly basis, there are 42 winners per draw for the cash prize of 5,000 Qatari ......read more

GET A TASTE OF ROSALÍA’S EFFORTLESSLY HAUTE STYLE WITH M· A·C AUTE CUTURE STARRING ROSALÍA She’s an innovator and an inspiration. Music record-breaker Rosalía is recognized worldwide – her look as uncompromising and distinctive as her music. Taking the flamenco sound and style that is her heritage and mashing it with the worlds of street style, pop and an empowered ethos, Rosalía twists traditional Spanish culture in a way that is all her own. She’s a beauty and cultural icon who embodies passionate authenticity. Rosalía shares the originality, courage and creative force that is so vital to the DNA of M· A· ......read more

Doha’s favourite fashion, dining and entertainment destination is set to further broaden its retail offering, bringing shoppers a range of world-class stores spanning across fashion, beauty, accessories, home furnishings and much more Doha, Qatar – 07, October 2021: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, continues to expand at a rapid pace with another 35 new outlets set to open by end of 2021, ten of which have already recently opened their doors to welcome visitors.  This year, Doha Festival City has grown to welcome more than 56 new stores, further strengthening its leading position as a unique, global shopp ......read more

● Approval of all Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) agenda items, including approval of proposed Merger with Masraf Al Rayan ● Suspension of trading in al khaliji shares until the completion of the Merger ● Dissolution of al khaliji for the purpose of the Merger subject to all applicable laws and regulations ● On track towards creating one of the largest, leading Sharia-compliant banks in the region   Doha - 07, October 2021: Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C. (“al khaliji”) today successfully held its Extraordinary General Meeting (“EGM”) electronically during which the shareholders of the bank considere ......read more

Now available regionwide, the new Oral-B iO™ reimagines brushing from the inside out, delivering superior design, performance and experience for a professional clean feeling every day   October 06, 2021:   This month Oral-B, the industry leader in oral care innovation, is set to launch the iO™ toothbrush in the region, ensuring a professional level clean feeling is achievable at home every day. This latest addition to the brand’s line of electric toothbrushes, comes after six years of intensive product research and development and over 250 patents from around the world. The iO™ boasts a coveted position as 2020’s CES Innovation Award Honoree ......read more

Doha’s iconic brand and five-star destination for luxury travelers, Mondrian Doha celebrates its 4th anniversary with an exclusive film release and a myriad of promotions across its award-winning culinary emporium. Special wellness offers will be available for guests at award-winning spa, ESPA. 05, October 2021, Doha, Qatar:  Mondrian Doha, managed by leading international lifestyle hospitality group, sbe, is pleased to announce a host of exciting offers in celebration of its 4th anniversary. Guests are invited to enjoy exclusive offers across Mondrian’s award-winning restaurants and Spa, to be available to Doha’s residents and guests throughout the month of ......read more

• The Chillout Brunch brings five international cuisines under the roof of the renowned Azraq restaurant.  • Seafood aficionados can indulge in the marine selection  • Children have the lion's share of fun, entertainment, and delicious food   Doha, Qatar – 5 October 2021: Banana Island Resort Doha, the leading destination for luxury in Qatar, is excited to announce the launch of its new and much-awaited “Banana Island Chillout Brunch” at its renowned Azraq restaurant.   On every Friday from 1:00 pm till 4:30pm, Doha residents will have the chance to taste the most authentic global recipes with a contemporary touc ......read more

Doha, Qatar October 5, 2021 – Grey Doha, leading global advertising and marketing agency, and KidZania Doha, the award-winning globally recognized edutainment concept, have announced the inauguration of a kid-sized mini-agency at the edutainment city located at the heart of Aspire Park, with the aim to provide children with a chance to explore the world of advertising and equip them with valuable skills as future marketers of the nation. Speaking at the launch event, Krikor Khatchikian, Managing Director at Grey Doha, said: “Grey is proud to join hands with KidZania, one of the leading Edutainment brands in the world, to unravel the exciting world of Kidz-vertising to our lit ......read more

Milaha’s diversification strategy and sustainable development plan boost resilience, according to Oxford Business Group’s latest Covid-19 Response Report     Doha, October 04, 2021:   A new Covid Response Report (CRR), produced by Oxford Business Group (OBG) in partnership with the maritime and logistics company Milaha, explores the potential for the country’s international trade volumes to recover this year as national efforts to diversify the economy gain momentum. The CRR provides in-depth analysis of the country’s response to the pandemic in an easy-to-navigate and accessible format, focusing on key data and infographics relating to its soc ......read more

Doha – Qatar, October 3, 2021 – Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.) has announced a series of promotional campaigns as part of its 16th Anniversary celebrations that aim to reward customers.  The campaign, launched on 23rd September will be running until 20th October, offering Meera Rewards members the chance to enter a draw to win exciting prizes. Amongst the prizes are 16 gold bars, 64 Samsung Galaxy Tabs, and 100,000 Meera Rewards points for 160 winners. To enter the draw, customers can spend QAR 150 at any Al Meera branch during the campaign period to be among one of 60 winners every week, with the winners of the first draw already announced on Thursday, 30th S ......read more

Awarded for his brilliant leadership and innovative vision of PR and marketing for both properties, Mikel Ibrahim was the only Doha-based hotel top executive distinguished by Hotelier Middle East Awards  Hotelier Middle East Awards Ceremony honours top hospitality industry leaders from across the region October 02,  Doha, Qatar – Mondrian Doha, managed by leading international lifestyle hospitality group, sbe, is pleased to announce its Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Mikel Ibrahim, has won the prestigious Hotelier Middle East Award for ‘Marketing and PR Person of the Year’.  Hotelier Middle East Awards is the annual ceremony hosted by the p ......read more

September 30, 2021:  Ogilvy announced today that Patou Nuytemans will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer of Ogilvy EMEA. Patou will be responsible for driving all aspects of Ogilvy’s business across Europe, the Middle East and Africa which spans Public Relations, Growth & Innovation, Advertising, Health, and Experience. She takes over for Paul O’Donnell, who will continue serving in his role as Regional Chairman and partner closely with Patou. Headshots available here. Andy Main, Global CEO of Ogilvy, said: “Anyone who has had the chance to work with Patou will tell you that she not only fosters a culture of creative, strategic and operational excell ......read more

Since its first flight on 17SEP20, the leading international cargo airline, together with ECS Group, the world’s largest integrated GSSA, has flown more than 5 million kilos out of Lyon, France Doha,  Qatar – September 29, 2021:  From zero to 211 flights in just 12 months: Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s leading cargo airline, and ECS Group, the world’s largest integrated GSSA, celebrate their first year of air cargo services out of Lyon (LYS), France. Initially planned as a new Qatar Airways passenger service destination for the summer of 2020, prior to the upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lyon was instead subsequently set up from scratch and in rec ......read more

Masterclasses and sensational VIP events for Doha’s foodie’s community Doha, Qatar- 29, September 2021: Vertigo, the latest pan-Asian restaurant in Doha by Banyan Tree at La Cigale Mushaireb, has announced that it will be hosting Mexican Celebrity Chef, author, TV host and keynote speaker, Chef Aquiles Chavez from 5 to 9 October 2021 at the sky-high Vertigo restaurant.  The notable chef will take part in several culinary experiences including a special soiree on the 5th of October that will be attended by key media figures, influencers, and VIPs. Guests are also welcomed to make their reservations to join us for this exclusive night and to meet and greet our celeb ......read more

CMU-Q students represent 53 countries on 5 continents September 26, 2021:  The 2021-22 academic year at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, will be the most diverse in campus history. This year, CMU-Q students come from 53 countries on five continents. Nearly 40% of the student population are Qatari. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, is delighted that people from all over the world are choosing to study at Qatar campus: “It is wonderful to see our student population include Qatar nationals, those from the region, as well as people from much farther afield. Education City is a special place to study for exactly this reason: people f ......read more

A partnership specially built to educate children about the importance and essentiality of the retail industry to the society’s daily needs September 23, 2021, Doha (Qatar): KidZania Doha, a multi award-winning learning and entertainment brand, and Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.), the largest retailer in Qatar, announced the launch of their project – a kid-sized Supermarket inside the city of KidZania Doha. Saeed Al-Nabet, Administration Affairs & Human Resources Director of Al Meera, and Ali Abdulla Al-Mutawaa, Board Member of Qatar Entertainment (Tasali) W.L.L., holding the exclusive license to KidZania Doha, led the signing and ribbon cutting Ceremony in fro ......read more

Between October 1st and October 31st, Doha food lovers will enjoy a host of exciting culinary experiences across an array of Doha’s top restaurants. A one-of-its-kind gastronomic feast across Qatar’s top end hotels, and a selection of world-class restaurants including Spice Market, Jamavar, and Al Sultan Brahim. Specially crafted menus, buffets and culinary experiences starting from QAR 80 per person at participating venues throughout the festival.   23 September 2021 - Doha, Qatar - More Cravings by Marriott Bonvoy™ is pleased to announce the return of ‘Doha Food Fest’, a month-long celebration of Qatar’s opulent culinary offering, a ......read more

Dana Alfardan debuts her second stage musical, 'RUMI: The Musical' at the London Coliseum in collaboration with co-composer and West End and Broadway star Nadim Naaman featuring as well Broadway star, Ramin Karimloo. Dana Al Fardan and Nadim Naaman’s second musical follows  ‘Broken Wings’, which premiered in the West End before touring The Middle East Doha, Qatar – 22 September 2021: Dana Al Fardan, one of the Middle East’s leading contemporary composers, and West End star Nadim Naaman today announce that their second major stage musical, ‘Rumi: The Musical’ will get its world premiere at the London Coliseum in  Novem ......read more

September 22, 2021:  Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) ranked first in the U.S. for undergraduate programs in computer science and management information systems in the latest edition of U.S. News and World Report. The programs are both offered at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, a Qatar Foundation partner university. Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, said: “I am delighted to see our programs in computer science and information systems recognized for their quality and innovation. The Carnegie Mellon approach is to bring together theory and practical problem solving so students will become agile, creative and knowledgeable professionals.”  In the area of undergradua ......read more

JAPAN’S Umeno Sumiyama, Koume Kodama are awarded GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS TITLE for “Oldest identical twins ever (female)” and “Oldest identical living twins (female)” at 107 years 300 days old   September 22, 2021:  Guinness World Records™, the global authority on record-breaking, today announces that Japan’s Umeno Sumiyama and Koume Kodama, are the world’s Oldest identical twins (living and ever/female) at 107 years, and 300 days, as of Sep. 1st 2021.   Umeno and Koume were born on Nov. 5th 1913 as the eldest and second daughters in a family that lived in Shodo Island, Kagawa Prefecture. Of the 11 siblings, ......read more

September 21, 2021:  Mandarin Oriental, Doha is delighted to present the Royal Suite. From its unique location on the top floor, this magnificent suite enjoys breath-taking views of the city and Barahat Msheireb town square.    Designed by the talented late designer himself, David Collins, this luxurious suite showcases local Qatari design in an opulent setting. Guests can enjoy the private entrance leading to a hallway reminiscent of traditional Qatari homes adorned with Mashrabiya and laid with the finest marble, a combination of Marquina and Calacatta. The suite features two bedrooms and a private study room. The master bedroom is adorned with traditional gypsum and ......read more

Doha-Qatar – 19, September 2021: In line with its overarching commitment to promoting sustainability in the community, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.) in coordination with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) hosted a cleanup event at “Jazirat Bin Ghannam" in Al Khor beach on the occasion of World Cleanup Day 2021.  World Cleanup Day, held annually in September, is the biggest worldwide clean-up activity, engaging people in more than 180 countries to tackle the global waste crisis. The goal is to clean up as much litter as possible and raise awareness of the impacts of plastic pollution. The “Jazirat Bin Ghannam" beach cleanup acti ......read more

In line with the company’s commitment to the sports industry in Qatar, Snoonu kicks off two ambitious partnerships with Qatar’s top-level football league and prominent football team. 19, September 2021 – Doha, Qatar: Doha-based e-commerce startup, Snoonu, is pleased to announce two partner agreements concluded with Qatar Stars League and Al Arabi Sports Club. The partnerships will see Snoonu becoming the official delivery partner of the two top-level sports entities in Qatar. As Qatar’s Stars League official partner, the company will place its logos on the stadiums’ LED and background screens, and is also planning to sell its branded beverages in all gam ......read more

MOON RACE A journey through space « Moon Race »  is perhaps the most exciting epic of modern times. This space race is staged through four key episodes in the conquest of the Moon. It combines the finest craftsmanship with lunar meteorite and the most spectacular natural stones. These four creations all feature an authentic fragment of the spacecraft that shaped history. Each of them has travelled more than a million kilometres in interplanetary space before being presented in the Louis Moinet travel trunk, which invites you on a journey through space.  FIRST ON THE MOON | 1966 Luna 9 was the Soviet space probe that made the first successful lunar soft landin ......read more

QF will bring together experts in the fields of progressive education and sustainability to open up a worldwide conversation September 19, 2021: Qatar Foundation will be bringing together expert voices in a global discussion on two key global themes – education and sustainability – at the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), as it contributes to crucial conversations that aims to reach out to the world. From September 19-22, Qatar Foundation (QF) will host four virtual sessions on the sidelines of UNGA and Global Goals Week. They will explore how the potential of youth can be harnessed to drive action on climate change; how digital credentialing and ......read more

Forthcoming analysis to explore country’s post-pandemic growth plans Doha, September 19, 2021 Oxford Business Group (OBG) has relaunched its operations in Qatar following a one-year break necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic.  Its on-the-ground team is once again being led by Country Director Izabela Kruk, who has been overseeing operations for OBG there since 2016. Kruk previously spearheaded the information-gathering process in several other regional markets covered by the group, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain, and additionally spent time leading OBG’s teams in the field across Latin America and Asia.  In a separate development, Kruk was al ......read more

Paying tribute to Pink October, Doha Festival City and The Teal Society held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony to raise awareness on Breast Cancer and women health in Qatar  Doha, Qatar – 18 September 2021: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining and entertainment, held an in-mall Ribbon Cutting ceremony dedicated to raising awareness on women health, in collaboration with Qatar’s branch of the Teal Society organization.  As part of Festival City’s commitment to Qatar’s community, the Mall has partnered with the Teal Society for the second year in a row, ahead of the Breast Cancer awareness month. The ceremony was dedicated to ......read more

Doha’s favourite shopping destination offers visitors a chance to win a host of extravagant prizes in the festival’s fifth edition. Doha, Qatar – 18 September 2021: Doha Festival City, Qatar's One and Only Choice for shopping, dining and entertainment, is pleased to announce its participation in Shop Qatar, a country-wide shopping festival initiated by Qatar Tourism.  Running from September 10th to October 10th, this year’s edition of Shop Qatar will shed light on Qatar’s retail, beauty, fashion and entertainment extensive offering, connecting shoppers with top retailers through a range of activities, promotions, and a series of exciting ra ......read more

Doha, Qatar –15 September 2021:   MEEZA, Qatar’s pioneering managed IT services centre, has achieved Gold partner status in the ‘HPE Partner Ready for Service Providers’’ program, MEEZA is the only certified Service Provider partner for HPE in Qatar today, and one of only 140 partners who have reached the highest, Gold Service Provider partner status, globally, As such, Meeza will be endorsed as an official HPE Gold Service Provider partner to HPE customers and partners.  joining over 400 leading service providers around the world to deliver Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s innovative solutions for managed and cloud-based services.  ......read more

West End and Broadway star Ramin Karimloo and co-composer Nadim Naaman will head the cast for the premiere of ‘Rumi: The Musical’ at the London Coliseum Dana Al Fardan and Nadim Naaman’s second musical follows  ‘Broken Wings’, which premiered in the West End before touring The Middle East   Doha, Qatar – 16, September 2021: Dana Al Fardan, one of the Middle East’s leading contemporary composers, and West End star Nadim Naaman today announce that their second major stage musical, ‘Rumi: The Musical’ will get its world premiere at the London Coliseum in  November 2021. ‘Rumi’, based on a story ab ......read more

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