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● LIXIL EMENA has set itself the goal of creating plastic-free product packaging for its GROHE brand by 2021● Thanks to the initiative, approx.10 million plastic packaging could already be saved until today● Cooperation with Pacific Garbage Screening (PGS) supports common vision to reduce the environmental impact of plastic waste&... ... Read more
Over 400 brands and retailers are NOW OPEN at Doha Festival City offering shoppers their favorite summer fashion, beauty, and accessories essentials as well as specialty stories including homewares, fitness, and sport.Doha, Qatar 2 July 2020: As part of the second phase of the gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in Qatar, D... ... Read more
July 04, 2020: Millie Bobby Brown can now add jewellery codesigner to an already impressive list of titles, which includes being the face of and ambassador for Pandora Me, when the latest range of jewellery launches globally on 2 July.Brown collaborated with Pandoras designers and creative directors to codesign four dangle charms... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar -July 02, 2020: Grey Doha, announced the winner for Best Low Budget Campaign at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) UK Excellence Awards 2020.The win followed the unique execution of #ICarryHerName (#be7mol2esma) cultural campaign for Galler Chocolatier Lebanon, a premium Belgium choc... ... Read more
July 01, 2020: A year after its official launch, Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet continues to evolve with five new Selfwinding date, hour, minute and second references and five new Selfwinding Chronograph models. Adorned with complex lacquered dials and a palette of deep colours, these novelties offer a new contemporary twist to this timeless r... ... Read more
Qatar SportsTechs Accelerator Program is dedicated to innovative sportstech startups looking to accelerate their growth whilst contributing to transforming the sports industry in Qatar and beyond.Doha, 01 July2020 - Qatar SportsTech (QST), the regions first startup accelerator and hub for innovative sportstech companies, h... ... Read more
Culinary aficionados will be once again rendezvous at Dohas culinary epicenter starting from July 1st as Morimoto, Hudson Tavern, EllaMia and Smoke and Mirrors re-open!29June 2020, Doha, Qatar Mondrian Doha, managed by leading international lifestyle hospitality group sbe, is excited to welcome back guests to its award-winning ... ... Read more
Jaguar Racing publish a new episode of the new RE:CHARGE @ Home video podcast series In the latest episode, Amanda Stretton talks to Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team Director James Barclay and Race Director Craig Wilson about Jaguars entry into Formula E, adapting to new ways of working and the latest announcement that... ... Read more
The INFINITI Configurator brings the dealership to car buyers, with new digital experience, wherever they are The interactive experience provides a platform to visualise and customise models before requesting a quote, booking a test drive, or sharing a personalised configuration with anyone to view Available in 11 markets a... ... Read more
The first Arab to scale Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse shares his inspiring journey with students in virtual event. Doha, Qatar: 24 June 2020 - The Hamilton International School, part of International Schools Partnership (ISP) a global network of schools including Park House English School, hosted an online inspirational speaker event with Qatari h... ... Read more
Track-only limited edition hypercar world premire is scheduled for summer 2020 The engine is the most powerful V12 from Lamborghini to date Aerodynamic efficiency and higher downforce levels than a GT3 carJune 23, 2020 - Lamborghini Squadra Corses track-only hypercar, the Lamborghini SCV12, has com... ... Read more
. Exhibitor Line-up Features Industry Majors from Europe, Scandinavia, Middle East, Far East and AsiaQatar - June 23, 2020: Milipol Qatar, the Middle Easts leading international event for homeland security and civil defence, which returns to the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) in October, has attracted an... ... Read more
Saxo Rewards is a transparent, highly personalized scheme powered by AI and big dataJune 23, 2020: Saxo Bank, the leading fintech and regtech specialist focused on multi-asset trading and investment, has introduced Saxo Rewards, a new, highly personalized loyalty program that offers traders and investors the opportunity to qualify... ... Read more
Saxo Rewards is a transparent, highly personalized scheme powered by AI and big dataJune 23, 2020: Saxo Bank, the leading fintech and regtech specialist focused on multi-asset trading and investment, has introduced Saxo Rewards, a new, highly personalized loyalty program that offers traders and investors the opportunity to qualify... ... Read more
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Doha-Qatar – 12 July 2020:   Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.), has launched an e-raffle campaign for “Qatar National Products”, as part of its continued efforts as the leading national retailer to encourage customers to select local products.  The campaign, held from 8 July to 28 July 2020, gives Meera Rewards members the chance to win 1,000,000 points on a daily basis upon spending QAR 50 or more on national products. Each member will be allowed one entry per day and they will automatically be entered into an e-raffle draw announcing 70 winners every week. The winners will receive an SMS confirmation with the new points added to their accounts w ......read more

QIB continues being at the forefront of banking innovations with the launch of a new mobile application dedicated to corporate customers  12 July 2020, Doha, Qatar:    As part of QIB’s ongoing efforts to provide innovative digital solutions to empower its customers, Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) launched a new mobile application, the QIB Corporate App, that is specifically designed to address the financial requirements of its corporate and small and medium enterprises customers. In recent months, QIB witnessed a surge in the usage of its Corporate Internet Banking platform, with more than 90% of local and international corporate transfers performed through int ......read more

Mandatory mask wearing will protect travellers and workers People need to learn to live with COVID-19 until a vaccine is widely available July 11, 2020:  The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has called upon all travellers to don protective face masks to show they ‘wear to care’ in the new normal of travelling. As countries transition from lockdowns to reopening their borders, the wearing of face masks helps signal the return of safer travels, while also providing personal protection for users as well as those around them. The advice from WTTC in favour of mandatory mask wearing comes from evidence that countries which are recovering faster and avoid se ......read more

Global and local brands Digital House Pro, Karaca Home and Ambix  NOW OPEN at Doha Festival City All Stores are now open on WEEKENDS including Fridays and Saturdays Over 400 brands and retailers are ready to welcome shoppers Doha, Qatar – 9th July 2020: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping is pleased to announce the opening of new retail stores from renowned global and local brands, adding to its extensive portfolio of first to market concepts in Qatar. Doha Festival City is also now open for shoppers on weekends. Newly opened stores Digital House Pro, Karaca Home and Ambix, a French perfume specialty boutique at Doha Festival City are ......read more

“I would have never attempted a record if I didn’t move to Dubai,” says the Indian national   9 July 2020 – A total of 101 hops over a stationery ruler brought Soham Mukherjee, a 17-year old from New Delhi, a Guinness World Records title. The Dubai-based Indian national managed to break the previous title of 96 for Most side to side hops in 30 seconds.  In a video taken in his bedroom, Mukherjee completed 110 hops in total with 9 deemed invalid according to the global authority on record breaking, recording the same with two phone cameras. “The record was measured by a close-up slow-motion video, so that the line object and my feet are cl ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 09 July 2020:   Barwa Bank announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shariah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, the bank clients Marlo Enriquez and Baina Al-Marri each won a cash prize of 50,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 25,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Miskath Sharifdeen and Mohamed Alabadi. 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 o ......read more

July 08, 2020:   Hey beauty lovers, we have big news for you! THE SEPHORA SQUAD IS HERE! We are proud to announce the official launch of the SEPHORA SQUAD program. The most anticipated moment for everyone who lives for beauty (us included). 18 of the most authentic voices in the region, inspiring beauty content creators and trendsetters, who will share their passion for beauty and give you their favorite tips and tricks in makeup, skincare and fragrances. Meet the SEPHORA SQUAD and get to know their top 3 beauty picks from SEPHORA. We promise you this is just the beginning of an amazing journey of beauty.         Asya Shah - @aaqsha:  D ......read more

● LIXIL EMENA has set itself the goal of creating plastic-free product packaging for its GROHE brand by 2021 ● Thanks to the initiative, approx.10 million plastic packaging could already be saved until today ● Cooperation with Pacific Garbage Screening (PGS) supports common vision to reduce the environmental impact of plastic waste   7 July 2020 -  In 2018, GROHE, a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings, launched its initiative to replace plastic in product packaging with more sustainable alternatives. Until today, approximately 10 million items of product packaging made from plastic could be eliminated; by 2021 ......read more

Meeting of the Minds research symposium goes virtual, opens up new audiences   DOHA, QATAR—July 6, 2020:  Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, a partner university of Qatar Foundation, transformed its annual research symposium, Meeting of the Minds, into a digital showcase of student work.   Meeting of the Minds was started at Carnegie Mellon’s main campus 25 years ago as an opportunity for students to present their work to the community, and it has been an annual event at the Qatar campus since 2007. While the pandemic restrictions prevented an in-person event, it was critical that CMU-Q find a new mode for students to share their projects.   Michae ......read more

Over 400 brands and retailers are NOW OPEN at Doha Festival City offering shoppers their favorite summer fashion, beauty, and accessories essentials as well as specialty stories including homewares, fitness, and sport.  Doha, Qatar – 2 July 2020:  As part of the second phase of the gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in Qatar, Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only destination for shopping has expanded its reopening capacity to welcome back shoppers to their favorite shops and brands.  Visitors can now shop from all their favorite fashion, home dcor, electronics, accessories and beauty brands, with an extended capacity of up to 50% of the regular mall c ......read more

July 04, 2020:   Millie Bobby Brown can now add jewellery codesigner to an already impressive list of titles, which includes being the face of and ambassador for Pandora Me, when the latest range of jewellery launches globally on 2 July. Brown collaborated with Pandora’s designers and creative directors to codesign four dangle charms and an earring sold as a single stud as part of the range of new Pandora Me jewellery, inspired by Brown’s vision of summer. A star-fish, pineapple, flamingo, ocean wave and sea turtle are the symbols Brown chose to bring to life in her co-creations. Brown said she loved the process of co-creating the bold and colourful charms for the ......read more

Doha, Qatar - July 02, 2020:   Grey Doha, announced the winner for “Best Low Budget Campaign” at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) UK Excellence Awards 2020.  The win followed the unique execution of #ICarryHerName (#be7mol2esma) cultural campaign for Galler Chocolatier Lebanon, a premium Belgium chocolate brand leading quality chocolate production worldwide. The winning campaign that was launched in Lebanon on Father’s Day 2019 reached a remarkable 1 million users on social media, boosting brand sales and leaving a positive social impact on gender equality, all within a very smart budget.  Recognizing deep-rooted gende ......read more

July 01, 2020:  A year after its official launch, Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet continues to evolve with five new Selfwinding date, hour, minute and second references and five new Selfwinding Chronograph models. Adorned with complex lacquered dials and a palette of deep colours, these novelties offer a new contemporary twist to this timeless round watch.   Rising to a new challenge, Audemars Piguet craftspeople have affirmed their creative vision via new smoked lacquered dials with sunburst pattern in hues of blue, burgundy, purple, as well as light and dark grey. The dials’ artistry is enhanced by the watch’s extra-thin bezel and double curved glareproofed sapphi ......read more

Qatar SportsTech’s Accelerator Program is dedicated to innovative sportstech startups looking to accelerate their growth whilst contributing to transforming the sports industry in Qatar and beyond.   Doha, 01 July 2020 - Qatar SportsTech (QST), the region’s first startup accelerator and hub for innovative sportstech companies, has opened applications for the third cohort of its Accelerator Program in Qatar, set to start in September 2020.  Held in Aspire Zone, the heart of Doha’s Sports City, QST’s intensive three-month Accelerator Program will run from mid-September to mid-December 2020. The program is designed to help participant innovative s ......read more

Culinary aficionados will be once again rendezvous at Doha’s culinary epicenter starting from July 1st as Morimoto, Hudson Tavern, EllaMia and Smoke and Mirrors re-open! 29 June 2020, Doha, Qatar – Mondrian Doha, managed by leading international lifestyle hospitality group sbe, is excited to welcome back guests to its award-winning outlets, starting from 1 July 2020. As part of the phase 2 of lifting of restrictions imposed by the government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mondrian Doha will once again open doors to its highly-sought after restaurants, while continuing to maintain the safest in hospitality standards in accordance with the Qatar Clean program init ......read more

• Jaguar Racing publish a new episode of the new ‘RE:CHARGE @ Home’ video podcast series • In the latest episode, Amanda Stretton talks to Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team Director James Barclay and Race Director Craig Wilson about Jaguar’s entry into Formula E, adapting to new ways of working and the latest announcement that ABB FIA Formula E will conclude season six in Berlin       28 June 2020:  Jaguar Racing has released the latest episode of ‘RE:CHARGE @ Home’ – the new video podcast series. Available across YouTube, Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts this episode features Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team Director, ......read more

• Expectations for the pace of economic recovery must be realistic, but many GCC countries can be optimistic for 2021.   By Edris Alrafi, Head of Middle East & Africa for Aberdeen Standard investments (ASI)   June 28, 2020: The aftermath of the economic and market turbulence due to Covid-19 has redefined the landscape for GCC member states. A relatively bleak growth outlook requires a shift in expectations – with a recovery unlikely until 2021.   However, some GCC countries such as the UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are well placed to ensure this recovery becomes a reality as their strong Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) will pay a vital role i ......read more

• The INFINITI Configurator brings the dealership to car buyers, with new digital experience, wherever they are • The interactive experience provides a platform to visualise and customise models before requesting a quote, booking a test drive, or sharing a personalised configuration with anyone to view  • Available in 11 markets across the Middle East, the launch is the first phase of a fully operational e-commerce model      June 27, 2020:   INFINITI Middle East is set to revolutionise the customer experience in the digital era by launching the ‘showroom of the future’, the INFINITI Configurator. Available in 11 markets ......read more

The first Arab to scale Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse shares his inspiring journey with students in virtual event Doha, Qatar: 24 June 2020 - The Hamilton International School, part of International Schools Partnership (ISP) a global network of schools including Park House English School, hosted an online inspirational speaker event with Qatari high-altitude climber, adventurer and senior banker, Fahad Badar.  More than 30 students from Grades 4 and 5 attended the recent virtual session, in which Fahad told them about his journey as an adventurer, and about his achievement of becoming the first Arab man to scale Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse, each within 24 hours.  The ......read more

• Track-only limited edition hypercar world premire is scheduled for summer 2020 • The engine is the most powerful V12 from Lamborghini to date • Aerodynamic efficiency and higher downforce levels than a GT3 car      June 23, 2020 -  Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s track-only hypercar, the Lamborghini SCV12, has completed its development programme and is now ready to hit the track for its world premire, scheduled for summer 2020. Fitted with the most powerful V12 naturally aspirated engine from Lamborghini to date, the SCV12 – designed by the in-house Lamborghini Centro Stile – is capable of exceeding 830 hp thanks to aerod ......read more

New measures help to rebuild confidence for travellers   Latest phases of protocols aid the reopening of Travel & Tourism sector   June 23, 2020:    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled its third phase of measures designed to rebuild global consumer confidence, reduce risk and encourage the return of Safe Travels.   The latest protocols for the global Travel & Tourism sector focus on measures to ensure the reopening of global attractions, drive business to car hire companies and enable short-term rentals to begin welcoming guest.   WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, held de ......read more

Exhibitor Line-up Features Industry Majors from Europe, Scandinavia, Middle East, Far East and Asia   Qatar -  June 23, 2020:   Milipol Qatar, the Middle East’s leading international event for homeland security and civil defence, which returns to the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) in October, has attracted an international exhibitor line-up with global sector heavyweights signing up. The latest exhibitor list for the biennial event shows confirmations from organisations across Scandinavia, Europe, the UK, Eastern Mediterranean, the Middle East, Far East, and Indian Sub-continent. “Many leading names from the homeland security and ci ......read more

Saxo Rewards is a transparent, highly personalized scheme powered by AI and big data   June 23, 2020:   Saxo Bank, the leading fintech and regtech specialist focused on multi-asset trading and investment, has introduced Saxo Rewards, a new, highly personalized loyalty program that offers traders and investors the opportunity to qualify for account upgrades by collecting reward points.  The scheme, now available to clients across the MENA region, is an interactive and progressive program across all major asset classes including CFDs, FX, Stocks and Bonds. Clients earn reward points for every qualifying trade made, as well as a variety of other activities. Accumula ......read more

Walima   Open daily starting 15th of July:   From 6 to 11pm   Open for lunch on Friday-Saturday   From 12.30 to 3.30pm and regular hours from 6 to 11pm   Home delivery + Self Pickup   From 5 to 11pm   Free delivery   For further information/bookings, visit us on https://www.sbe.com/hotels/   mondrian/doha/dining/walima or contact us at 4045 5999 or   wineanddine-mondriandoha@sbe.com   *****   Morimoto   Open daily starting 1st of July:   From 6 to 11pm   Home delivery + Self Pickup   From 4 to 11pm   À ......read more

Doha, Qatar – June 22, 2020:  MEEZA, Qatar’s pioneering Data Centre business, revealed the launch of its 4th state-of-the-art Data Centre in Doha, as the latest addition to its nationwide plans, to support Qatar’s digital transformation and smart future. The new data centre, M-VAULT 4, is part of MEEZA’s accelerated efforts to implement Qatar’s digital transformation agenda toward a knowledge-based economy, in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030. The new Data Centre will provide hosting services that follow global best practices, in the provision of premium data centre services, which will enable all sectors to become more efficient and boost T ......read more

Benjarong Cuisine Authentic Thai cuisine   About With Benjarong’s exotic menu, enjoy the taste of authentic Thai cuisine with the finest ingredients available and classic recipes prepared to perfection including Tom Yum Goong (Prawn in spicy soup), Gaeng Kiew Wan Gai Yang Krueng Gaeng (Green curry with grill marinated chicken) and so much more!     Call 4004 4444 to place your order and enjoy our delivery and takeaway services.   Average Cost   A la carte menu. Free Delivery available fo ......read more

• Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY – the world’s first all-electric touring car race series returns to the streets of Berlin on 5 August 2020 • The German city will see seven eTROPHY races take place throughout a nine-day period including the finale on 13 August where the season two champions will be crowned • Srgio Jimenez is currently leading the series • Super Sunday – 9 August will feature two eTROPHY races including a ‘Reverse Grid’ round 8 race  • Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY races will be streamed live and free via on https://www.youtube.com/jaguarcars direct to smart TVs   18 June 2020: Jaguar Racing has confirmed that ......read more

18th June 2020:  A stack of three eggs on the top of each other was recognised by Guinness World Records (GWR) as a new world record when Mohammed Muqbel, a 20-year old Yemeni national living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, successfully stack them into a tower. Balanced upright, one at a time on top of each other in a single tower ensemble got the global recognition as the ‘Largest stack of eggs’. According to GWR, all the eggs had to be stacked simultaneously for at least five seconds, using fresh hen’s eggs, with a perfect, unbroken shell condition.  Mohammed Abelhameed was able to identify the centre of mass of each egg and stack them exactly so that the combi ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 16 June 2020 – Barwa Bank announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shariah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, the bank clients Megahed Attia and Sufyan Hamid each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Mohamed Dadosh, Nishamul Arakkal, Mohammed Al-Dosari, Shawk Shahbal, Mahmoud Abdelbary, Mohd Alyafei, Wasmiya Al-Haslan, Eleen Elbatneagy, Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari, Taoufik Jeddi, Suba Ebrahim, Saif Al-Sulaiti, Alaeddine Moumeni, Hassan Al-Mutawa, Abdulla Al-Hamadi, Aiman Eltaweel, Salma Abdulaziz, Saifulla ......read more

June 15, 2020:   Welcome the advent of the Blessed Month of Ramadan this year, with the world’s first Islamic Calendar wristwatch, and mark the significant periods of this special time with authenticity. Parmigiani Fleurier, specialists in innovative, ingenious and cutting-edge luxury Swiss timepieces, made haute horological history with the launch of their Islamic Perpetual Calendar wristwatch recently. The response to this piece of fine engineering adaptation from fine watchlovers and luxury timepiece aficionados has been tremendous. "At Parmigiani Fleurier we specialize in achieving the impossible and our master craftsmen and fine watch designers have outdone th ......read more

Feel it!   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 15, 2020:   A flawless physique and looks that can drive others to distraction. The new Rado Captain Cook in bronze and high-tech ceramic lives up to its billing. This is a strong look in a muscular watch, created by combining the oldest man-made material with a modern materials marvel. This is where our passion lies, where we do our best work – and you can feel it! The Captain Cook’s striking good looks come from the lush green and earthy bronze tones. These are colours from nature that bring out the best in each other and make each other ‘pop’. It’s a winning combination that is designed to s ......read more

Road Map Can Help Coastal Countries Tap Offshore Resources   Qatar, June 14, 2020:   WASHINGTON, D.C.: A new book by energy expert Roudi Baroudi highlights often overlooked mechanisms that could defuse tensions and help unlock billions of dollars’ worth of oil and gas. “Maritime Disputes in the Eastern Mediterranean: the Way Forward” – distributed by Brookings Institution Press – outlines the extensive legal and diplomatic framework available to countries looking to resolve contested borders at sea. In it, Baroudi reviews the emergence and (growing) influence of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), whose rules a ......read more

Abu Dhabi, 10 June 2020 – Provis has leveraged on its digital transformation programme to ease property sales & leasing, keep customers healthy & engaged, and enable them to remotely manage their properties amid government-mandated health and safety guidelines. Through a series of innovations including 360-degree virtual tours, virtual fitness and entertainment classes, Provis portal and Provis app, the company has provided a convenient and elevated virtual customer experience and real estate journey for its customers and laid the foundations for business in the post-Covid-19 digital economy.  HP Aengaar, CEO at Provis, said: “Provis is well along the roadmap of i ......read more

Intra-Middle East travel demand as a region expected to perform best, with The Maldives ranked as number 1 standalone destination for expected demand   09, June 2020 – In a survey conducted by AVIAREPS of 94 of the Gulf Countries (G.C.C.) leading outbound travel agencies, demand for outbound travel from the G.C.C. is expected to return from August/September 2020, with a majority of travel agencies to commence promoting their travel offerings from July through to September 2020. Most promotional offerings will take the form of full travel packages that include air, accommodation and tour components, with intra-Middle East packages to be most popular, followed by packages ......read more

Doha, Qatar -  June 09, 2020:  Qatar Finance and Business Academy in partnership with Northumbria University (QFBA-Northumbria University) is hosting a virtual ‘E-Meet Our Admissions’ event over Microsoft teams on Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 5pm. Final year business students at the College of North Atlantic – Qatar (CNA-Q) are invited to join the virtual gathering to learn about the university’s top up degree programmes and advanced entry programmes. The virtual admissions session is organized to build on the progression agreement signed with CNA-Q as a part of the university’s dedication to raise awareness about its top up degree programmes, supple ......read more

From Nickeisha Thomas, Counsellor at ACS International School Doha     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 08, 2020:   Across the world, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected us one way or another. In Qatar, as with all other schools in the country, ACS International School Doha has been closed since March under government directive.   In the wake of a global crisis, schools have turned to remote learning techniques to maintain education continuity. With parents and children working from home together, families are forced to cope with major changes in everyday life.    Amidst these rapidly shifting scenarios, it is easy for stu ......read more

Left: Neutra Dome Ring w/Malachite by Terzihan in 18K Rose Gold, White Diamonds and Malachite ($2,800). Middle: Neutra Dome Ring w/Lapis Lazuli by Terzihan in 18K Rose Gold, White Diamonds and Lapis Lazuli ($2,800). Right: Neutra Dome Ring w/White Agate by Terzihan in 18K Rose Gold, White Diamonds and White Agate ($2,800)   June 08, 2020:   'Neutra', the latest collection by Turkish fine jewellery designers Terzihan, is inspired by the raw beauty and unfettered forms of natural stones. In 'Neutra', the bountiful colours and proportions of natural stones are juxtaposed with textures inspired by ancient cultures of Europe and South America. Malachite, Agate, an ......read more

Following the launch of the FinTech Incubator and Accelerator Programs in April 2020, Qatar FinTech Hub has opened applications for wave 1 until July 31, 2020.   Doha, Qatar: 7 June 2020 – Qatar FinTech Hub “QFTH”, which is co-founded by Qatar Development Bank “QDB”, announced that applications are now open for wave 1 of its Incubator and Accelerator programs, catering to both local and global FinTech entrepreneurs and startups who are looking for a launchpad and a hub in the Middle East to accelerate their growth.  QFTH aims to develop the Fintech industry in Qatar, in accordance with the Qatar National Fintech Strategy created by Qatar ......read more

June 04, 2020:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that demand for air services is beginning to recover after hitting bottom in April. Passenger demand in April (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs), plunged 94.3% compared to April 2019, as the COVID-19-related travel restrictions virtually shut down domestic and international air travel. This is a rate of decline never seen in the history of IATA’s traffic series, which dates back to 1990.  More recently, figures show that daily flight totals rose 30% between the low point on 21 April and 27 May. This is primarily in domestic operations and off of a very low base (5.7% of 2019 demand ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 03, 2020:   In collaboration with Dr Stacy Hackner, professor at UCL Arts & Sciences, UCL Qatar, a Qatar Foundation partner university, has created a toolkit to help parents and educators deliver creative object-based learning and inquiry. The toolkit facilitates learning and provides practical session plans to get parents and educators started.  Object-Based Learning (OBL) is a type of educational practice that incorporates everyday objects and works of art, as well as first-hand experience for learning. This type of transformative learning technique is meant to provide an alternative to lecturing, copying, and memorizing. The format ......read more

2 June 2020:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments to quickly implement the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO’s) global guidelines for restoring air connectivity.    Today, the ICAO Council approved Takeoff: Guidance for Air Travel through the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis (Takeoff). This is an authoritative and comprehensive framework of risk-based temporary measures for air transport operations during the COVID-19 crisis.  “The universal implementation of global standards has made aviation safe. A similar approach is critical in this crisis so that we can safely restore air connectivity as border ......read more

Marking a new wave of entrepreneurial talent, 10 SportsTech startups joined the second cohort of the Accelerator Program out of 390 applications, across 43 countries.   Doha, 1 June 2020 - Qatar SportsTech (QST), a leading startup accelerator for innovative sports companies, has announced that it will host its first Digital Demo Day on 8th June, to celebrate the completion of the second cycle of its highly acclaimed Accelerator Program. QST is supported by key players in the sports industry – it is initiated by Qatar Development Bank, powered by Startupbootcamp, and supported by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, Qatar Financial Centre, Aspire Zone Foundation a ......read more

Doha, Qatar 1 June 2020 –  The “Better Connections" program, a nationwide initiative targeted at improving the wellbeing of expatriate workers in Qatar, has surpassed its pre-set target of 1.5 million beneficiaries by providing digital inclusion opportunities, to 1,679,000 beneficiaries, within a five year timeframe since its launch.  “Better Connections” was launched in 2014 under the umbrella of the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) to enhance the social wellbeing of expatriate workers in Qatar by facilitating and promoting digital inclusion. With the support of MOTC, Ministry Administrative Development, Labour & Social Affairs (A ......read more

Celebrated with a brand new Limited Edition timepiece   May 31, 2020:   Dating back to 1851, the America’s Cup is renowned as the oldest trophy in international sport and has become the source of fierce international rivalries and spectacular sailing duels. Now, as the 36th edition of the “Auld Mug” approaches, the Swiss watchmaker OMEGA is announcing its role as the event’s Official Timekeeper. This will mark the third time in history that OMEGA has served in the prestigious sailing role, ever since the brand begun its partnership with Emirates Team New Zealand in 1995. Returning to New Zealand in 2021, OMEGA’s timekeeping excellence and ......read more

Qatar -  May 28, 2020:  At the beginning of this year, through its Platform for Shaping the Future of the New Economy and Society, the World Economic Forum published an innovate study of on “The Jobs of Tomorrow: Mapping Opportunity in the New Economy .” The authors used sophisticated statistical techniques to estimate the extent to which seven key career clusters of the new economy will be responsible for job opportunities over the next few years. These emerging jobs will create high demand for both technology-oriented and more human-oriented opportunities that can fulfil people’s personal aspirations and potential.   The jobs of tomorrow cluster aroun ......read more

HONOR’s new sleek and lightweight laptop comes with a powerfully compact package   MAY 27, 2020:  Global technology brand HONOR continues to strengthen its 1+8+n IoT strategy by bringing the HONOR MagicBook series to the Middle East. An ecosystem that integrates one smartphone, eight categories of additional connected products and a wide range of third-party linked devices, the launch of HONOR MagicBook Series in UAE is a milestone to reinforce the brand’s commitment to creating an all-scenario intelligence.    Catered to young people on-the-go, the aesthetically designed HONOR MagicBook 14 is equipped with up to 10-hour of battery life, FullView ......read more

May 23, 2020:  Celebrate the strength and spirituality of all your loved ones this Eid with an oasis of gifts that lift the mind, body and soul. ...read more

Counterfeits of door hinges are found in the KSA Concesio, Italy - (EMAILWIRE.COM) - The following is a notification from ICSA Serrature Srl that the door hinge identified below bears a counterfeit UL Certification Mark.  The door hinge has not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if they comply with any safety requirements.   Although the door hinges are marked ICSASRL, the door hinges were not manufactured or labeled by ICSA Serrature Srl.   Name of Product: Ball Bearing Hinge   Remedy: ICSA Serrature Srl recommends that these products be immediately removed from service and be replaced with UL Certified doo ......read more

The new luxury oasis, located in the heart of West Bay, and boasting Thai-inspired gracious hospitality, offers an exciting line-up of Eid promotions including value for money Staycation Package and great offers for its exquisite culinary outlets    Doha, Qatar: 23 May 2020:  In celebration of Eid Al-Fitr, Dusit Doha, a leading 5-star hotel offering unique Thai-inspired gracious hospitality, has unveiled a series of offers designed to deliver exceptional dining and staycation experiences for families and individuals in the heart of Doha. This Eid, Qatari citizens and residents can unwind and connect with their loved ones in the privacy of the hotel’s luxuri ......read more

An exciting line-up of exclusive offers from around 20 retailers are on offer this Eid at Doha Festival City   Doha, Qatar – 20 May 2020:  Qatar's one and only destination for the community, Doha Festival City celebrates the joyous occasion of Eid with an array of exclusive offers.  Together with around 20 retail partners, shoppers can avail a number of great offers and Eid inspired collections from the comfort of their homes from leading brands across women’s fashion, children fashion, eyewear shops, watches and jewellery, leathergoods, men’s fashion, homeware, dining and much more. Highlights include an amazing 50% discount on all items from ......read more

21 May 2020: KPMG recently released its fifth edition of the ‘GCC listed banks’ results’ report, which analyzes the published results of listed commercial banks across the region for the year ended 31 December 2019. The report, titled ‘New Age Banking’, demonstrates that the UAE’s top ten banks reported positive results in 2019, with an average 13.9 percent growth in net profit, the highest among GCC countries, driven by an increase in the overall loan book and inorganic growth.  The local banking sector continues to show strength and resilience as top UAE banks reported the region’s highest growth in their asset base of 19.5 percent. ......read more

Benjarong Cuisine Authentic Thai cuisine   About Travel to Thailand from the comfort of your home. With Benjarong’s exotic menu, enjoy the taste of authentic Thai cuisine with the finest ingredients available and classic recipes prepared to perfection including Tom Yum Goong (Prawn in spicy soup), Gaeng Kiew Wan Gai Yang Krueng Gaeng (Green curry with grill marinated chicken) and so much more!     Call 4004 4444 to place your order and enjoy our delivery and takeaway services. Items can be picked up safely from the hotel driveway.     ......read more

May 20, 2020:   For the Autumn-Winter 2020 collection, Kristina Fidelskaya draws inspiration from a poetic world where past, present and future combine. A nostalgic modernist view of the future. The 2020 AW collection is named “DREAM” to evoke the feelings of Happiness, Hope and Belief. This collection is inspired by having a dream, working on your dream and making your dream a reality. It’s about energy and inspiration, to do all you do in the best possible way. The storyline for this season takes place between Paris and Florence in the 70’s & 80’s, where we are inspired by Bobby Deerfield and Lilian Morelli’s journey. Together they tr ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 19, 2020:   The Maillon de Cartier watch is first and foremost a style. Not too much, not too little, just the perfect centrepiece of a poised wardrobe that plays on the classic codes of the chain-link bracelet whilst reinventing today’s attitudes. The Maillon de Cartier watch is firstly a gold jewel, but one designed by the Cartier watchmaking studios. A precious watch that resides in the creative watchmaking repertoire of the Maison. A bracelet whose chain-links are offset and aligned on the bias by Cartier. Well-rounded and opulent, they move in time with the ultra-feminine elegance of the Maillon de Cartier watch. It all lies in t ......read more

REBOOT FOUNDATION   #REBOOTBYMAKEUPFOREVER     May 19, 2020:  24 Hour Benefits – Weightless Satin Finish – Buildable Light to Medium Coverage   REBOOT your skincare with MAKE UP FOR EVER! Launched this April, the latest in skincare revolution. A complexion product with a dual-action benefit. Created by makeup artists for you.   REBOOT combines skincare and foundation in one bottle and instantly corrects the five visual effects of skin fatigue, thanks to an exclusive combination of makeup and skincare making your morning routine easier than ever! Tired, dull and dehydrated skin is a thing of the past with REBOOT as the activ ......read more

  Dusit Doha Hotel Eid Offer   This Eid, create memories as you unwind and connect with loved ones in the privacy of our luxurious rooms. A unique blend of unparalleled luxury and utmost comfort makes Dusit Doha Hotel the perfect getaway. Two nights at our superior room for QAR 599 and a two-bedroom suite for QAR 1199, inclusive of F&B credit, special discount on Laundry and more!         Couples Package: QAR 599   Superior Room F&B Credit of QAR 250 per room per night Late check out til ......read more

Need a fresh look? Olay has you covered with its game changing Hydrating gel   May 17, 2020:   Packed with skincare heavyweights including Niacinamide / Vitamin B3 and hyaluronic acid as well as natural favourites, Witch Hazel and Cucumber Extract Enjoy 24 hours of non-stop hydration for a wide-awake look Keep in the fridge for added, cooling relief For eyes that needed added TLC, Olay Hydrating Eye Gel can be popped in the fridge for the ultimate cooling reward. Using skincare heavyweight ingredients like hyaluronic acid and niacimamide / vitamin B3, the turquoise coloured treasure delivers powerful results to the area women worry about the most - the del ......read more

New Earth Polo shirts made from recycled plastic bottles and dyed with a waterless process; underscores the goal to use 170 million recycled plastic bottles in our products and packaging by 2025     May 17, 2020:    Amid the extremely difficult circumstances the globe is experiencing with COVID-19, it is becoming apparent in real time how dramatic human impact has been on the Earth and how quickly a change needs to be made for the better. This reinforces  Ralph   Lauren’s  aim   to   contribute   to  protecting  the environment  by  committing  to    use 170  million&nbs ......read more

DUALCOOL ACs Deliver Superior Performance and Reliability   May 17, 2020:   With the weather heating up and AC usage in full swing, there has never been a more crucial time for homeowners to evaluate the efficiency of their air conditioners.  Across the Gulf region and around the world, people are spending more time at home, putting increasing pressure on residential ACs to deliver round-the-clock comfort. It is therefore no surprise that repair shops are seeing a spike in AC maintenance requests during this time and especially in the summer months.  To address demand for more durable and reliable air solutions, LG Electronics (LG) created its advanced ra ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 16 May 2020:  Barwa Bank announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shariah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, the bank clients Aida Abid and Alame Abufidaia each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Mohammed Mohsen, Abdul Rahiman Bangara, Jamal Al-Ammari, Omar Alsmadi, Amna Saleh, Ashruf Al Madi, Husam Aljariri, Ranya Al-Ansari, Raafat Ebdallah, Karthikeyan Chinnan, Yahya Alshafi, Yasser Elmoghazy, Haya Albuainain, Mohamed Al-Abdulla, Mutasem Alasadi, Khalifa Al-Maari, Sanad Abukheraiba, Sundos Ashi, ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 16, 2020:   The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has allowed academic institutions worldwide to rethink their use of technology. ACS International School Doha has intuitively been part of this shift, backed by a technology driven curriculum, to help its community transition from traditional to distance learning in science related fields.   ACS Doha has always integrated a technology-driven approach in its teaching strategies to enrich the learning experience for students in all subjects. At the beginning of this year, ACS Doha began integrating new digital anchor resources for mathematics and science to ensure the rigor its curriculum. With ......read more

A total of 50 selected artworks, from both amateur and professional artists alike, were virtually on display as part of the Mall’s #QatarUnitesUs community-driven initiative    Doha, Qatar – 13 May 2020:  Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only destination for the community, officially opened its Ramadan-themed virtual gallery with outstanding success, offering an exclusive platform for art enthusiasts in Qatar and around the globe to view an array of Ramadan-themed artworks. Under the umbrella of Doha Festival City’s ongoing #QatarUnitesUs community initiative, and with the main aim to support creativity in Qatar, a total of 50 local artworks, from ......read more

• Global trade values fell 3% in the first quarter of 2020 • An estimated quarter-on-quarter decline of 27% is expected in the second quarter • Commodity prices fell by a record 20% in March, driven by steep drops in oil prices    13 May 2020:  The coronavirus pandemic cut global trade values by 3% in the first quarter of this year, according to the latest UNCTAD data published in a joint report by 36 international organizations.   The downturn is expected to accelerate in the second quarter, with global trade projected to record a quarter-on-quarter decline of 27%, according to the report by the Committee for the Coordination of Statistic ......read more

Home delivery + Self Pickup   5pm – 1am   Eid offerings:   Each box comes with hot & cold appetizers, soup, main course and desserts   Whole Chicken Machboos   Small QR 240 | Medium QR 340 | Large QR 440   Prawns Biryani Sawan   Small QR 275 | Medium QR 385 | Large QR 495   Traditional Oriental Lamb Shank   Small QR 275 | Medium QR 385 | Large QR 495   Small Box: 2 guests, Medium: 4 guests and Large: 6 guests             Morimoto   Home delivery + Self pickup   Available from 12pm - 11pm   & ......read more

Doha, Qatar 13 May 2020:  Qatar Finance and Business Academy in partnership with Northumbria University (QFBA-NU) hosted its latest interactive webinar to guide high school students in choosing their academic majors. The webinar which was run under QFBA-NU’s latest ‘Ramadan Show’ achieved this by engaging students across Qatar in insightful discussion on selecting the right major. QFBA-NU held the webinar as part of its social responsibility efforts during the holy month of Ramadan to support students. The webinar, led by Khalifa Al Yafei, Director of Student Affairs at the university, offered advice and guidance along with a comprehensive view of all the highe ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 11 May 2020:   Qatar Finance and Business Academy conducted a webinar entitled “Innovation in Zakat: an obligation and an economy”, a part of its Ramadan initiative to maintain and continue the Academy’s mission in learning and training and which coincides with the holy month of Ramadan. These learning and cultural activities come after the "Azm" initiative to enable businesses in times of crisis launched by the Academy in conjunction with the current Corona Virus (Covid-19) pandemic. The webinar recently featured a one-hour remotely held seminar, which aimed to enable professionals and the Academy public audience to continue distanc ......read more

Qatar - May 09, 2020:   As an implementation for the provisions of the law No. 24 for the year2017 on National Address, and Minister of Interior decree No. 96 of 2019 on implementing certain provisions of the above law,  the Ministry of Interior urges the HR / Admin Managers of the public and private companies and Establishments to remind their all employees including workers, who didn’t register in the National Address until now, to register their national address before 26 July 2020  through the application of the Ministry of Interior  'Metrash2' or its website (www.moi.gov.qa), in order to avoid the violator of the above law any legal consequences. ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 5 May 2020:  Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining and entertainment, has distributed hundreds of boxes containing Ramadan food essentials to the working community in Qatar. In collaboration with Qatar Charity, Doha Festival City donated 500 boxes to workers living in Doha’s industrial area. The Ramadan donations boxes contained food essentials every household needs during the holy month of Ramadan, including rice, oil, lentils, sugar, dates, juices and tea. As part of the mall’s commitment to caring for the community around them, the boxes were distributed with the support of Qatar charity employees and voluntee ......read more

Qatar - May 02, 2020:   Despite the prevailing financial market turbulence across the globe, Qatar Insurance Company announces successful issuance of US$300 million perpetual non-call 5.5 year subordinated Tier 2 capital notes. The notes were issued through QIC (Cayman) Limited, a Special Purpose Vehicle incorporated in the Cayman Islands, for the purpose of the issuance and guaranteed by Qatar Insurance Company QSPC. The notes will be rated BBB+ by Standard & Poor’s.  The notes are perpetual in nature with the first call date on 30th October 2025 and callable on every coupon date thereafter.  The initial coupon on the notes has been set at 6.25 percent pe ......read more

The #QatarUnitesUs Ramadan-themed virtual gallery is Doha Festival City’s community-driven initiative to support creativity amongst both amateur and professional artists alike. Selected local designers and artist creative artworks will have the opportunity to “Put their Creativity on Display”, replicating a real art gallery shopping experience    Doha, Qatar – 30 April 2020:  In support of #StandwithCreatives campaign, Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping and entertainment, is pleased to announce the launch of its community-driven initiative targeted to all artists in Qatar in an opportunity to showcase thei ......read more

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 29, 2020:     Qatar Insurance Company (QIC, QIC Group or the Group), the leading insurer in the MENA region, announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2020. Following a remote meeting presided over by Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed bin Ali Al-Thani, Chairman and Managing Director, QIC’s Board of Directors approved the Group’s Q1 2020 financial results. The company weathered substantial headwinds related to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the lockdown in most of the leading economies worldwide and an unprecedented levels of capital market volatility.  Despite these challenging circumstances, QIC Group reported a ......read more

In light of the ongoing pandemic, UD Trucks has put in place a series of support measures in line with the company’s commitment to go the extra mile for its customers in the MEENA region     April 29, 2020:  UD Trucks has announced a 60 day warranty extension for customers in the Middle East, East and North Africa whose vehicles’ warranties end during the COVID-19 lockdown period.   This iniative aims to support its customers who are not able to carry out services due to the varying levels of social distancing measures mandated by individual governments.    UD Trucks hopes to alleviate any concern from customers who have vehicle ......read more

It took a global pandemic that has grounded airlines, idled factories, and kept billions of people indoors, but prices for some oil futures contracts have gone into negative territory for the first time ever. April 28, 2020:   Ever. Think about that. Not since Colonel Drake struck oil – with commercially viable methods – in Pennsylvania in 1859 has a producer had to pay customers to take crude off their hands. Together, oil and gas still supply approximately 60% of the world’s energy, and that is not to mention its myriad other uses in modern industry. So what to do when a demand slump of unprecedented size and speed has brought so low the world’s most ......read more

Doha, Qatar - April 28, 2020:  Qatar Finance and Business Academy in partnership with Northumbria University (QFBA-Northumbria University) launched its latest ‘Ramadan Show’ on its Instagram channel. The show aims to engage with local residents, expats, current university students and high school students through its Instagram Channel to cover a wide array of topics and FAQs such as how to choose your academic major, post-secondary options available in Qatar, admissions requirements, how to improve your English language, employability skills, the importance of one’s CV and how to navigate LinkedIN.  QFBA-NU kicked off its show on the 26th of April, featuring ......read more

April 27, 2020:   As the curtain rises on the holy month of Ramadan, a new spell of celebration, generous hospitality and prosperity will come with the new moon. It is also that time of the year around which the gift giving begins!  The fashionable collection highlights designs, techniques, and materials that imbue sophistication with fineness. Adhering to different tastes and budgets, you are sure to find something for everyone in these beautifully curated gift ideas. Meticulously crafted to reflect the essence of the season, the latest edition of opulence from AIGNER displays the superior fineness of German precision with contemporary strokes of Tuscan craftsmanshi ......read more

Providing a uniquely indulgent gastronomic experience, Mondrian Doha offers a bespoke culinary journey across an array of its award-winning emporium 27 April 2020, Doha, Qatar:   Mondrian Doha, managed by leading international lifestyle hospitality group, sbe, is pleased to announce the delivery of its award-winning culinary experience this Ramadan. Qatar residents and guests will continue to enjoy Mondrian’s crme de la crme outlets from some of the world’s top Michelin-starred chefs, from the comfort of their homes. The epicenter of Mondrian’s culinary showcase this Ramadan is Walima, a unique Arabic Qatari restaurant catering to the highlights and t ......read more

  Activity DHFC Ramadan “Call for Artists” Initiative.   About DHFC will host a community-driven social media campaign for artists, both amateur and professional alike, to submit their Ramadan themed artworks – be it painting of all media, photography, digital art, calligraphy – to be featured on our Virtual Exhibition. Date/timing 1st May – 15th May How to Enter     Activity Reduce Food Wastage with Qube Upcycling   About ......read more

• Net Operating Income reached QAR 315 million, up 9% compared to Q1, 2019; • Operating expenses of QAR 82 million, resulting in a cost/income ratio of 26%; • Net profit of QAR 177 million, in line with the same period in 2019; • Loans and Deposits increased by 2.6% and 6.8% year on year • The Capital Adequacy ratio at quarter-end stood at a healthy 17.5%     Doha, April 25, 2020:   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C, in Qatar, released today its consolidated financial statements for the quarter ended 31 March 2020 with a Net Profit of QAR 177million.     His Excellency Sheikh Hamad Bin Faisal Bi ......read more

Home delivery + Self Pickup   5pm – 1am     Available daily during Ramadan:   • Chicken Biryani Box - QR 125   • Lamb Machboos Box - QR 150   • Mixed Grill Box - QR 150   Each box includes Juices, Appetizers, Main Course and Dessert   • Lamb Leg Ouzi Style - QR 1500   (up to 6 guest)   Each box includes Juices, Appetizers,   Main Course and Dessert   “Special of the week”:   Tandoori Chicken Shawarma - QR 60     À la carte option available Free delivery         ......read more

Doha, Qatar - April 23, 2020:   Qatar Finance and Business Academy in partnership with Northumbria University (QFBA-Northumbria University) recently hosted a webinar with over 40 participants to engage the public in an open dialogue about the impact of the current COVID-19 crisis on the financial sector. The webinar took place on the 16th of April led by Dr. Ali Malik, Accounting Programme Leader at QFBA-Northumbria University.  The webinar took place as part of QFBA-Northumbria University’s aim to foster fruitful dialogue and discussion surrounding the implications of the current situation on the financial sector with students, working professionals and those interes ......read more

Enjoy a month-long of Fashion, home dcor and dining with exclusive offers from the Mall’s top Retailers    Doha, Qatar – 23 April 2020:   Qatar's one and only choice for shopping and entertainment, Doha Festival City celebrates Ramadan with exclusive offers across a broad range of its retailers. Shoppers, fashion enthusiasts and home fashion aficionados will revel in exciting offers to celebrate the holy month from the comfort of their homes.  Luxury furniture and homeware shop, Butterfly Design Studios offers you the opportunity to add a luxurious touch to your home, featuring high-end brands like Baker Furniture, Ralph Lauren Home, Fendi C ......read more

Benjarong   Cuisine Authentic Thai cuisine   About:   Enjoy the authentic Thai gastronomy at the comfort of your home during the holy month of Ramadan with Benjarong’s special delivery menu. Gather around the iftar and suhoor table and indulge in the special menu including Tom Yum Goong (Prawn in spicy soup), Gaeng Kiew Wan Gai Yang Krueng Gaeng (Green curry with grill marinated chicken), Phad Thai Goong Benjarong (Stir-fried Chantaburi rice noodle with prawn) and more!   Call 4004 4444 and have a royal Thai experience with your loved ones at home.       Average Cost:  A la carte. Free Delivery available for ord ......read more

22 April 2020 - Qatar:  UCL Qatar, a Qatar Foundation Partner University, concluded the 24th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, which took place online from the 20th – 21st of April 2020. The conference, titled “Charting the Future(s) of Digital Publishing”, was set to take place in Doha but had to be moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The conference combined pre-recorded keynote speeches and paper presentations delivered on Twitter through @ELPUB_Conf. Participants were requested to prepare eight to twelve tweets on the main points of their presented papers. The tweets were then posted as per the conference’s schedule and parti ......read more

April 19, 2020:   We are almost there! The #SephoraSquadME applications are now closed and our top 54 applicants announced as semi-finalists! Stay tuned for more updates!  Let the fun begin! We have a panel of amazing partners to help us find the finalists for the #SephoraSquad Middle East. Judging will be based on quality of content, beauty knowledge, interaction, engagement across all social platforms, and the testimonials they have received.    Meet Our Partners:        Laila Mourad Laila is a beauty, lifestyle, fitness and travel content creator. She believes that beauty isn’t about changing who you are to be somethi ......read more

Doha, Qatar – April 19, 2020:   First Finance Company, a subsidiary of Barwa Bank Group, has announced that it has postponed payment installments for registered small and medium sized enterprises (SME).  FFC’s decision to postpone finance installments and documentary credits dues of its SME customers without additional feeds or profits goes into effect starting March 16 2020 for a period of 6 months.  First Finance Company will liaison directly with registered SMEs wishing to defer installments.  The new policy is adopted in line with the decision of the Supreme Committee for Crisis Management to combat (COVID-19(and in response to its negative im ......read more

Doha-Qatar – 16 April 2020:   Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.) has announced the opening of its latest branch at “The Mall”. The new store is an important milestone in Al Meera’s ambitious expansion plan, bringing its total number of stores to 55 serving localities across Qatar. The opening didn’t take place as a usual media event due to the current situation and in line with the country’s precautionary measures taken to avoid the Covid-19 spread. The opening was held in the presence of the CEO, Mr. Yousef Ali Al Obaidan and Central Municipal Council Member, Sheikha Al Jufairi. The new branch at “The Mall”, spreading ......read more

The digital and virtual tool supports the government’s ongoing response to COVID-19 Doha, Qatar 16 April 2020:    Connecting For Care, an interactive online platform, has officially launched to provide social support to quarantined workers in Qatar, offering members the opportunity to talk to someone in their own language about community-related topics. The interactive Connecting For Care website will be resourced by trained volunteers who will offer multi-lingual conversations with workers, and provide government-approved information about protective measures against COVID-19, including useful advice about staying fit and healthy and opportunities to cont ......read more

Travel Agency online solution to run business from home Before I explain anything, people who used to think technology makes business complex must have understood how right technology solution helped travel agents to work from home during this Pandemic. In this troubled time, everyone is looking for alternative ways; most of our customers arefully operating their business with the help of our flexible online travel solutions. We can help you to optimize your operational Workflows and reduce your costs. We offer a solution which can create the most flexible and reward full homeworking opportunity for your employees. Your staff doesn’t need any computer OR laptop to operate fr ......read more

Doha, Qatar – April 15, 2020:   As Qatar’s leading Managed IT services and Cloud Computing partner, MEEZA is supporting their clients run uninterrupted and securely during the challenging COVID-19 times thanks to its high availability IT Solutions, Business continuity services and leading partners’ collaboration tools. Partnering with a leading Qatari provider such as MEEZA helps businesses focus on their core mission during these stressful times without the added pressures of keeping the IT infrastructure operational, regardless of where the systems might reside: locally, publicly in the cloud or hosted in secure Data Centres. The ongoing health cris ......read more

In line with Qatar’s FinTech strategy, Qatar Development Bank announces the launch of FinTech Incubator and Accelerator programs which will bring together the best of FinTech entrepreneurs to support their local, regional and international growth.   13 April 2020 - Doha, Qatar:   In line with Qatar’s FinTech strategy, Qatar Development Bank announced the launch of the FinTech Incubator and Accelerator programs (‘the Programs’). The Programs will cater to local and global FinTech entrepreneurs who are looking for a launchpad and a hub to accelerate their growth. Run by QDB in collaboration with EY and Medici, the programmes will support the grow ......read more

Bringing Thai-inspired gracious hospitality to Qatar, the new luxury oasis in the city’s West Bay area offers an exquisite culinary journey through the exotic tastes of Thailand.   Doha, Qatar: 13 April 2020:   In celebration of Thai New Year, Dusit Doha, a leading 5-star hotel offering unique Thai-inspired gracious hospitality, is offering an array of exclusive dining experiences available for guests to enjoy through takeaway orders.  Thai New Year, also known as Songkran Festival, is celebrated every year from 13-15 April and signifies the astrological change over to the new year. The three-day festival is a mix of tradition and fun and is about showcasin ......read more

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