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At Carnegie Mellon Qatar’s Dean’s Lecture Series, H.E. Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani highlights role of universities in developing banking sectorDOHA, QATAR - October 15, 2019:  During a lecture at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), His Excellency Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani discussed Qatar’s strategy to p... ... Read more
At the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre Two full days showcasing everything related to undergraduate and graduate, local and international education (Doha, Qatar – 14 October 2019) University Expo (UniExpo) 2019, aimed at students aged 16+, their parents, school counsellors, principals and career advisors, as well as professionals ... ... Read more
Exclusive displays, offers, prizes and the latest collections from Homeware Retailers will be on display at Doha Festival City from 15 October to 15 November 14 October 2019, Doha, Qatar:   Doha Festival City, Qatar's preferred and world-class destination for shopping and entertainment, is celebrating Homeware, Furniture, an... ... Read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 14, 2019:    Msheireb Properties, a national real estate development company and a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation, announced yesterday its participation in Cityscape Qatar in its 8th edition, from 22 – 24 October 2019 at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre, booth D.25.Cityscape Qatar is the on... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar – 13 October 2019 – 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 Aisha Jolo and Najat Al-Muslemani each won a cash prize of 50,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cas... ... Read more
Qatar's fastest-growing Sports, Fitness and Health podcast, "Sit Down with Seth" continues on its mission to inspire fitness and an active lifestyle, and with that, this month the podcast and its comedic host Seth, are fittingly promoting changing lives through fundraising its initiative for Breast Cancer Awareness.As Doha's first... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar, 10 October 2019:  On the occasion of “World Post Day”, celebrated annually on October 9, Qatar Post shared its multifaceted program aimed at familiarizing the general public with the various functions of the postal sector, its products and services as well as at raising awareness as to the history and the evolutio... ... Read more
9 October 2019, Doha, Qatar:   Barahat Msheireb is the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha, the world’s smartest and most sustainable fully built city district, developed by Msheireb Properties.  Barahat Msheireb takes its name from the word “Al Baraha”, which means in Arabic an open space for socialisation an... ... Read more
Ashton Eaton, Stefan Holm and Mike Powell meet and greet sports fans08 October 2019, Doha, Qatar--- Doha Festival City, Qatar's preferred and world-class destination for entertainment, and a National Supplier of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, welcomed famous world athletes, last weekend, during the wrap up event of the popula... ... Read more
Findings discussed during “Women in Cultural Leadership” forum at the Museum of Islamic ArtDoha, Qatar, October 9, 2019:   UCL Qatar hosted a panel discussion titled “Women in Cultural Leadership” at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) on 8 October 2019. The event brought together speakers from some of Qatar&rsquo... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar, October 08, 2019:   As part of its ambitious expansion plans in Qatar, Qatar Postal Services Company (Qatar Post) has announced the opening of a new branch under its network in the Khalifa area. The launch of the Madinat Khalifa Branch was announced in a ceremony attended by Qatar Post Chairman and Managing Director... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar, October 07, 2019:   In 2019, in light of continuous demand for growth and sustainability of businesses and their needs across Qatar’s various sectors and industries, Qatar Finance and Business Academy’s (QFBA) relationship management team ventured into new markets, providing much needed development towar... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar, October 06, 2019:   Celebrating over a decade of continued success and significant expansion in Qatar, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company Q.P.S.C. launched a nationwide campaign on the occasion of its 14th anniversary, rewarding its customers for their loyalty and trust.The 14-week promotional campaign fittingly reflects th... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar, October 06, 2019:   Celebrating over a decade of continued success and significant expansion in Qatar, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company Q.P.S.C. launched a nationwide campaign on the occasion of its 14th anniversary, rewarding its customers for their loyalty and trust.The 14-week promotional campaign fittingly reflects th... ... Read more
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The 16th Edition of Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition Showcases the Latest in Modest-Wear Fashion with More than 250 Brands Doha, Qatar:  17 October 2019:   Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition, Qatar’s most popular showcase of abayas and traditional Arabian attire, will return for its 16th edition this month with a rich program of more than 20 fashion shows, seminars, designer workshops and 250+ brands participating in this exciting array of fashion.   Held under the patronage of Her Excellency, Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the exhibition will be held at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) between 25-29 October 2019. The ......read more

• Net profit of QAR 497 million, an increase of 6% year on year • Net Interest Income of QAR 739 million, improving +6% year on year • Operating expenses flat at QAR 247 million, resulting in a cost/income ratio of 27.5% • Impairments decreased by 15% year on year • Loans and Deposits increased by 3% and 7% quarter on quarter   Doha, Oct 17, 2019:  Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2019, reporting a year to date Net Profit of QAR 497 million. These results reflect an increase in operating income by growing assets, effectively managing margins, and a reduction in impair ......read more

At Carnegie Mellon Qatar’s Dean’s Lecture Series, H.E. Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani highlights role of universities in developing banking sector DOHA, QATAR - October 15, 2019:  During a lecture at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), His Excellency Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani discussed Qatar’s strategy to promote the growth of financial technology (fintech) in the local banking sector. Al-Thani is the governor of Qatar Central Bank (QCB) and an expert in Qatar’s financial industry. Al-Thani noted the forces that are reshaping the traditional model of banking, including globalization, technology, and the shifting preferences of customers. ......read more

Doha, Qatar, October 15, 2019:   Alfardan Group has announced its appointment of Qatar Sotheby’s International Realty as the exclusive sales agency for The Residences at The St. Regis Marsa Arabia Island, its branded luxury properties at The Pearl, Qatar.    Since construction works for The Residences commenced in 2018, Alfardan Group has made steadfast progress in the completion of the master development. The group’s partnership with Qatar Sotheby’s International Realty marks another milestone toward the launch of the exclusive destination.  A leading high-end property international brokerage firm around the globe, Sotheby’s ......read more

At the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre Two full days showcasing everything related to undergraduate and graduate, local and international education  (Doha, Qatar – 14 October 2019) University Expo (UniExpo) 2019, aimed at students aged 16+, their parents, school counsellors, principals and career advisors, as well as professionals looking to advance their academic credentials, opens tomorrow -16 October- to 17 October 2019 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre, hall 5, from 8am to 1pm, and from 5pm to 9pm.  Bringing everything on and around undergraduate and graduate all in one place, Uni Expo 2019 will to host inspirational seminars and a huge numbe ......read more

Exclusive displays, offers, prizes and the latest collections from Homeware Retailers will be on display at Doha Festival City from 15 October to 15 November  14 October 2019, Doha, Qatar:   Doha Festival City, Qatar's preferred and world-class destination for shopping and entertainment, is celebrating Homeware, Furniture, and Home Accessories starting this October during its Gift and Homeware Festival. The best and biggest brands and retailers specialised in house decorations and furnishings, will offer the widest collections, with valuable prizes, giveaways and vouchers from the Magic Buzz Box VR game, exclusively for Festival City shoppers.  From 15 Octo ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 14, 2019:    Msheireb Properties, a national real estate development company and a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation, announced yesterday its participation in Cityscape Qatar in its 8th edition, from 22 – 24 October 2019 at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre, booth D.25. Cityscape Qatar is the only real estate event in the state of Qatar offering unparalleled investment opportunities for the local and international real estate market. The event enables investors, buyers and industry professionals to engage and discuss business opportunities in a dynamic environment.  Msheireb Properties is keen on being present at events that e ......read more

The new community partnership will contribute to the development of fintech-related cooperation between Qatar and Sweden   Doha, Qatar – 13 October 2019:  Qatar Development Bank (QDB) has officially announced a new community partnership between Qatar FinTech Hub and Findec, the Swedish hub for fintechs.  Outlining the objectives and measures of the new partnership, a memorandum of understanding was signed on 6 October 2019 between Qatar FinTech Hub, represented by Mr Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al-Khalifa, Chairman of Qatar National FinTech Task Force and Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Development Bank, and Mr Anders Norlin, Chief Executive Officer of Findec. The ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 13 October 2019 – 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 Aisha Jolo and Najat Al-Muslemani each won a cash prize of 50,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 25,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Maryam Al-Saadi and Fahad Al Malki. 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 R ......read more

Qatar's fastest-growing Sports, Fitness and Health podcast, "Sit Down with Seth" continues on its mission to inspire fitness and an active lifestyle, and with that, this month the podcast and its comedic host Seth, are fittingly promoting changing lives through fundraising its initiative for Breast Cancer Awareness. As Doha's first podcast dedicated to all things for an active lifestyle within Qatar, Sit Down with Seth is a key go-to platform that streams on the Facebook channel of market leaders Force Sport, and as such every Friday morning for the month of October, the platform will capture Seth competing in the global CrossFit Games Open. Kicking off on October 10, ......read more

  Cuisine Sleek Contemporary Restaurant Modern/Mediterranean/British Cuisine Promotion Steak Night   About Enjoy Steak Night Every Thursday :   Steak Menu: 1 Starter, 1 Steak Main, Sauce of choice, 2 Sides and 1 Dessert + 1 glass of wine Average Cost QAR 260 per person Time Every Thursday 7pm to 11:45pm How to Book   www.pearlsocialdoha.com, reservations@pearlsocialdoha.com   Tel :974 4035 5300 ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 10 October 2019:  On the occasion of “World Post Day”, celebrated annually on October 9, Qatar Post shared its multifaceted program aimed at familiarizing the general public with the various functions of the postal sector, its products and services as well as at raising awareness as to the history and the evolution of Qatar Post. Commenting on this occasion, Chairman and Managing Director of Qatar Post, Mr. Faleh Al Naemi said:  “Since its inception, Qatar Post has made a continuous effort to evolve and modernize its products, services and offerings.  Driven by an ambitious vision to expand our reach globally, our efforts have been gea ......read more

9 October 2019, Doha, Qatar:   Barahat Msheireb is the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha, the world’s smartest and most sustainable fully built city district, developed by Msheireb Properties.   Barahat Msheireb takes its name from the word “Al Baraha”, which means in Arabic an open space for socialisation and networking. It is developed to be the centre point of the district offering 11 niche retail and al fresco casual and fine dining options, anchored by the Cultural Forum building and the luxurious Mandarin Oriental, Doha hotel.  This piazza-style square is the largest open-air covered square in the Middle East featuring the biggest ret ......read more

Ashton Eaton, Stefan Holm and Mike Powell meet and greet sports fans 08 October 2019, Doha, Qatar--- Doha Festival City, Qatar's preferred and world-class destination for entertainment, and a National Supplier of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, welcomed famous world athletes, last weekend, during the wrap up event of the popular Mini Athletics Championship Competitions, creating a memorable experience for shoppers and visitors.  Meeting and greeting fans at Doha Festival City, two-time Olympic Champion, Ashton Eaton, as well as Gold and Silver Olympic Medal high jumper, Stefan Holm, and two-time track and field World Champion, Mike Powell, engaged with the co ......read more

Findings discussed during “Women in Cultural Leadership” forum at the Museum of Islamic Art Doha, Qatar, October 9, 2019:   UCL Qatar hosted a panel discussion titled “Women in Cultural Leadership” at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) on 8 October 2019. The event brought together speakers from some of Qatar’s most iconic cultural institutions to discuss the significant impact women leaders have on the rapid development of the museum and cultural sector in Qatar. Participants included Sheikha Reem Al-Thani, Director of Exhibitions at Qatar Museums (QM), Shaikha Nasser Al-Nassr, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs at MIA, and Clemence Bergal, Hea ......read more

Doha, Qatar, October 08, 2019:   As part of its ambitious expansion plans in Qatar, Qatar Postal Services Company (Qatar Post) has announced the opening of a new branch under its network in the Khalifa area.  The launch of the Madinat Khalifa Branch was announced in a ceremony attended by Qatar Post Chairman and Managing Director Faleh al-Naemi, as well as several senior officials, departmental heads and directors. This latest Branch opening is part of a transformation drive that Qatar Post has undertaken since it launched its nationwide re-branding campaign two years ago.  When several branches were re-opened with state-of-the-art facilities and several products ......read more

Doha, Qatar, October 07, 2019:   In 2019, in light of continuous demand for growth and sustainability of businesses and their needs across Qatar’s various sectors and industries, Qatar Finance and Business Academy’s (QFBA) relationship management team ventured into new markets, providing much needed development towards it’s clientele. Through these new ventures QFBA was able to achieve 25% growth in new clients.  QFBA’s clientele growth includes leading institutions and organizations across various sectors in Qatar such as, financial services, health care, charity, telecommunications and higher education.  Equally remarkable is the ......read more

Doha, Qatar, October 06, 2019:   Celebrating over a decade of continued success and significant expansion in Qatar, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company Q.P.S.C. launched a nationwide campaign on the occasion of its 14th anniversary, rewarding its customers for their loyalty and trust. The 14-week promotional campaign fittingly reflects the number of years celebrated and will run from September 29, 2019 until January 4,2020. Spanning across Al Meera branches – with the exception of Maar and WHSmith branches – it will offer Al Meera Rewards members the chance to win big prizes in a series of raffle draws. The Meera Rewards program aims to give back to loyal customers ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 6 October 2019:   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, has extended its support to EHSAN Center, a Qatar Foundation for Social Work (QFSW) affiliate, under its ongoing CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) program and community outreach efforts that are focused on helping underserved segments and contributing to shared humanitarian missions.  Since its establishment, EHSAN’s charitable and voluntary work have focused on the provision of initiatives and programs to empower Qatar’s elderly community, rally younger generations in their support, and drive opportunities to strengthen social ......read more

Experts and Advocates Discuss Achievements, Ongoing and Future Challenges Surrounding the Right to Education Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 06, 2019:     Following Education Above and Human Rights Council gathered some of the world’s most leading experts and advocates to discuss the current state of affairs regarding the right to education.  Focused on ways to elevate the issue as fundamental human right and with an emphasis on celebrating achievements but also looking at some of the seemingly intractable challenges the roundtable discussion featured a variety of perspectives and dynamic ideas. EAA co-hosted the roundtable in cooperation with ......read more

Doha, Qatar, October 03 2019:   Qatar Postal Service Company (Qatar Post) has been recognized as the best postal services company in 2018 in the conservation and sustainable development sector. The award was allotted to Qatar Post in recognition of its continuous efforts, programs and initiatives towards energy conservation and dedication to reducing its own carbon footprint. The ceremony was held as a part of Expo 2019, in Amsterdam the Netherlands.  Chairman and Managing Director of Qatar Post, Mr. Faleh Al Naemi proudly accepted the award on behalf of Qatar Post, during a ceremony attended by over 200 postal services companies world-wide.  On this occasion, ......read more

First Ever Deep Facial Cleansing and Firming Massage in One Smart Device   October 03, 2019:    Swedish beauty and wellbeing brand FOREO has announced a landmark addition to its LUNA family of cleansing devices - the highly anticipated LUNA 3.    The new LUNA 3 is the first ever skincare device on the market that combines an ultra-soft, hygienic cleanse with a variety of targeted firming massage routines all controlled via the FOREO app.   Demand for this latest beauty upgrade is high with more than 20 million customers globally currently using a FOREO LUNA as the foundation to their cleansing routine. The Swedish brand has come a long way sinc ......read more

The “Sport for Peace Awards” project is expected to have extensive global impact. October 02, 2019:    Reaching to more countries and international destinations than any other airline in line with its goal to fly every corner of the world, Turkish Airlines carries its active stance in the development of its flight network to collaborating with prominent global brands, organizations and NGOs to reach different societies and communities around the world. On Wednesday, September 25th, the national flag carrier took another step in this direction as it put its signature to an important collaboration with United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), the leading Un ......read more

#GenerationAmazing October 02, 2019:    Generation Amazing's football for development programme is being rolled out in 70 primary schools across Qatar and Oman following the completion of 'train the trainer' sessions in both countries. Thousands of children aged 8-12 will now benefit from the programme, which aims to teach life skills through football. They will learn about teamwork, communication, respect and leadership. Generation Amazing, launched during Qatar's bid for the FIFA World Cup™ in 2010, aims to empower and educate young people as part of the legacy of the first tournament in the Middle East. Nasser Al Khori, Generation Amazing Progra ......read more

Maison de Sushi makes Asian-food fans happy with a New Set Menu, a Spicy Noodles Challenge and a Grand Raffle Draw 1 October 2019, Doha, Qatar:  Doha Festival City, Qatar's preferred and world-class destination for entertainment and dining, announced another exclusive offer for its visitors from Maison de Sushi, a Sushi and Thai Restaurant located on the first floor at Doha Festival City.  To celebrate the launch of its new menu, Maison de Sushi will be hosting an amazing buffet promo with a Grand Raffle Draw, and a Spicy Noodle challenge. Known for its fun family activities and unique experiences, Maison de Sushi brought customers the Spicy Noodles Challenge, las ......read more

October 01, 2019:    Most of us are affected by different skin concerns at some time in our life. This can be because of the change of season, hormones or it can even be a random bad skin week. And just like everything in our make-up bag, one size does not always fit all and a single type of mask will not address all your skin concerns.    So, if you are looking to amp up your skincare routine, multi-masking is the perfect solution!  The best part? The combinations are endless!   With Sukin’s range of masques, it is possible to target all your combination skincare concerns at once. A multi-masque can be done once a week, so it’s the perfe ......read more

Pioneering format creates guide in a week-long Book Sprint    Qatar - October 01, 2019:    UCL Qatar, Qatar University Library and the British Library produced the first international guide on setting up Cultural Heritage Innovation Labs following an intense Book Sprint workshop. The week-long race to create the guide brought together authors, academics and experts from around the world to share their experiences in setting up, using and running Cultural Heritage Innovation Labs.  An innovation lab is a semi-autonomous organisation that engages diverse participants in open collaboration for the purpose of creating and sampling radical solutions to pre-identi ......read more

The destination marks a milestone development for the Sultanate’s thriving hospitality market, and the first for the iconic St. Regis brand in Oman The launch of the prestigious destination was held under the patronage of Oman’s Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs and Personal Representative of His Majesty the Sultan, His Highness Sayyid Asaad bin Tariq al Said   October 01, 2019:    Ahead of Oman’s 49th National Day, and in light of the significant strides the Sultanate is making under the wise vision and leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Alfardan Group announced today the debut of The St. Re ......read more

Doha, 30 September 2019:   Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), the leading insurer in the Middle East and North Africa region recently participated in the Doha Women Forum. Themed “Balance for Better”, the event took place at The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa. The forum discussed topics related to inclusiveness of women in every sector, right from politics to sports. The forum also touched upon promoting gender equality, empowering young girls and women through sports and strategies that can facilitate gender balance in organisations. Through its participation, Qatar Insurance has renewed its commitment as a responsible and fair recruiter that complies with global b ......read more

• Gender parity issues takes centre stage at Doha Women Forum 2019 • Doha Women Forum 2019 featured talks by distinguished members of the society    Doha, Qatar, September 29 2019:  Gender Parity was the focus area for the third edition of the Doha Women Forum held today at The Westin Doha Hotel and Spa. The forum saw attendance from diplomats, dignitaries, government representatives as well as prominent members of society.   Qatari Businesswomen Association Vice Chairwoman and Alfardan Group Holding Personal Advisor to the Chairman, Aisha Hussein Alfardan was the key-note speaker at the Forum. She was handed an award by Dr Khaled Al Hajri, who al ......read more

Exclusive menu items offering guests a taste of luxurious Cantonese cuisine 29 September 2019, Doha, Qatar:   Award-winning restaurant Hakkasan Doha, is celebrating -once again Golden Week from 1 to 14 October with a special menu, featuring a variety of timeless traditional Cantonese fine dishes. Golden Week is one of China’s biggest annual seven-day national holiday taking place in October.  It is a popular period of the year when the Chinese people travel significantly around the world to experience luxurious offerings.  Combined with opulent design and intimate ambience, Hakkasan offers a specially created and innovative Golden Week menu. Each dish ......read more

• QICDRC participates as Gold Sponsor at the Annual Conference of the International Bar Association 2019 in Seoul, South Korea for the third consecutive year • A seminar on ‘The Rise of Commercial Courts in the Middle East and Asia’ was hosted by QICDRC on the side-lines of the event and featured panellists from various jurisdictions, including Qatar, Singapore and Kazakhstan • This sponsorship supports QICDRC’s continuous efforts to position Qatar as a hub for dispute resolution in the region and advance the nation’s judicial and commercial development strategy through international collaborations   Sunday 29 September – Doha, Qa ......read more

Doha, Qatar, September 29, 2019:   In its continuous efforts to instil a culture of environmental responsibility and sustainability, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C) launched a nationwide recycling initiative in Doha. Across 8 of Al Meera’s branches in Doha, branded recycling machines for plastic and can products are distributed as initial trial, and availed for customers.  This initiative comes under a wider and ambitious environmental drive Al Meera has been spearheading the country, guided by the Qatar National Vision 2030’s four pillars of economic, human, social and environment development, as it expands its footprint across Qatari territory.& ......read more

Doha, Qatar, September 29, 2019:   Three years into the successful launch of its international e-commerce parcel forwarding service, Qatar Postal Services Company (Qatar Post) is adding another market to its CONNECTED network for online shoppers in Qatar. Following the UK and the US, Singapore marks the latest virtual address for CONNECTED’s global expansion. With this addition of one of the world’s fastest-growing economies and e-commerce markets to its network, Qatar Post will offer its customers and Qatar’s e-shoppers access to the largest and most established Singaporean online stores and retailers. Through CONNECTED, customers can place their orders t ......read more

Partners focus on how to leverage innovative funding models to support inclusive and equitable access to quality education Qatar, 29 September 2019 - Demonstrating the importance of ensuring that high-level financial commitments are translated into measurable changes, the Education Above All Foundation (EAA) in partnership with Qatar Fund for Development, Islamic Development Bank and other partners gathered a panel of experts and education advocacy leaders for a side event entitled, “Innovative Financing to Address ‘Intractable’ SDG4 Problems,” as part of the United Nations General Assembly, on Thursday, 26 September. One year after announcing its groundbreaki ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 29 September 2019 – UCL Qatar celebrated its last student induction week this week, welcoming 51 accepted students from around the world for the university’s final academic year.  UCL Qatar’s rigorous MA Programmes, first launched in Qatar in 2010, have allowed students to pursue higher levels of expertise within the field of culture and heritage, and apply skills accumulated during their studies in practical environments. Since its inauguration, UCL Qatar has been a core contributor to the country’s cultural heritage and knowledge management sector and graduated over 200 students, of which 21% are Qatari.  The class of 2020 is one of the ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 26 September 2019 – In its ongoing commitment to nationwide, industry-level knowledge exchange platforms for the financial industry, Al Khaliji Commercial Bank P.Q.S.C. (al khaliji) , Qatar’s next generation bank, recently sponsored the “10th annual Investor Relations Conference” as an Executive Partner – the highest level of sponsorship for the prestigious conference.   Hosted by the Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE), the conference was held at Doha’s Rotana City Centre. Gathering all QSE listed companies and senior management cadres, the day-long event featured a series of insightful discussions and debates around the evolution, r ......read more

A unique platform for parents and high school students to explore a wide range of academic and career opportunities Doha, Qatar – 26 September 2019:  University Expo (UniExpo) 2019, aimed at students aged 16+, their parents, school counsellors, principals and career advisors, as well as professionals looking to further advance their academic credentials, takes place on 16 and 17 October 2019 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.  UniExpo offers inspirational seminars, by local and international speakers, on academic paths and career selection for students, providing them with pertinent information that could help them make wise decisions for their future.&n ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 26 September 2019:  Doha Festival City, Qatar's preferred and world-class destination for entertainment, has partnered with the Local Organising Committee of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 to host a World Athletic Championship competition for children.  The event is currently taking place until 3 October 2019, at a Mini Khalifa Stadium in the Centre Court on the First Floor at Doha Festival City The venue is open daily, from 2pm to 10pm on weekdays, and until 11pm from Thursdays to Saturdays, welcoming children to play and enjoy a variety of athletics activities including jumping, throwing, relay races, sprints and hurdles. On Monday ......read more

Leaders, Teachers, and Students Become Ambassadors for Qatar’s Culture and Heritage 26 September 2019, Doha, Qatar:  Msheireb Museums, the four heritage houses and the cultural destination in Msheireb Downtown Doha, celebrated the graduation of a new class of the Msheireb Museums Friends Programme in a graduation ceremony that took place at Bin Jelmood House.  Teachers, leaders, and students, from a wide range of educational organisations and youth associations, were enrolled for one week in a training programme that familiarises them with the contents on display across the four heritage houses to become ambassadors and partners in preserving Qatar’s cultural a ......read more

• Al Ahmadani: Enhancing the role of businesswomen in development • Doha Women Forum 2019 will be held on September 29th at The Westin Doha Hotel and Spa • Prominent community members to speak at the event   Doha, Qatar, September 26 2019:  Gender disparity is one of the biggest societal issues of our times. Women and girls represent half of the world’s population and therefore half of its potential. Gender discrimination in our homes, offices and government stagnates social progress.   The third edition of the Doha Women Forum, modelled on the International Women’s Day theme ‘Balance for Better’, will put the spotlight ......read more

September 26, 2019:  What makes you, you? Reinventing symbols in an entirely new way, Pandora Me explores self-identity through a brand-new collection of sterling silver micro dangle charms and single stud earrings, bracelets and a safety pin brooch that enables a new generation to create empowering jewellery looks based on the stories that make them who they are. Reimagining the notion of miniature inkings through jewellery, looking at the way we use symbols and messages to express who we are as individuals, the small, hand-finished sterling silver symbols are powerful markers of personality and open to interpretation. From blue moons to bumble bees and music notes to magical u ......read more

September 25, 2019:   The Art of Shaving recently announced the launch of the new Bergamot & Neroli collection in the UAE. Available in Pre-Shave Oil, Shaving Cream, and After-Shave Balm, this newest collection is inspired by Mediterranean beaches and joins the existing collections of Oud, Lavender, Unscented, and Sandalwood.   “Our Bergamot Neroli collection is no exception. Inspired by the warmth and energy of Mediterranean beaches, you can almost hear the waves crashing against the shore while you envelope yourself in this intoxicating scent. This premium blended aroma contains uplifting, refreshing Bergamot rounded out with the sweet, floral and fragrant b ......read more

September 24, 2019: This Ramadan, The Body Shop collaborated with Dubai Cares to raise funds via its outlets, which will be used by Dubai Cares to support children and youth’s education through the refurbishment and construction  of education facilities in developing countries. Dubai Cares is playing a key role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 goal which aims to ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning by 2030. The Body Shop has always believed that business can be used as a “Force for good” and thanks to Dubai Cares and every individual who supported this cause with their big-hearted contribution, the company ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 23, 2019:   Coinciding with the new academic year 2019-2020, Compass International School Doha welcomed parents and students on Saturday to attend its very first Open Day event held at the recently opened, state-of-the-art campus in Al Themaid.  Parents and their children had a comprehensive tour of the campus and the facilities and were encouraged to explore the many activities at their leisure. Across the campus, families took part in a broad range of educational, creative and athletic activities and demonstrations aimed at Early Years, Primary, and Secondary aged children.  Compass International School Doha, a Nord An ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 21 September 2019 - With the commencement of a new academic year, Qatar Finance & Business Academy in collaboration with Northumbria University Newcastle successfully concluded its orientation week over a 4-day period  to facilitate a positive transition for its new incoming  students.  Orientation week signifies the first step towards a successful academic year for new students where they are exposed to the university’s various departments, facilities and faculty. Additionally students learned about the various student support services provided by the university, creating a healthy relationship between the administration and students throughout ......read more

Dr. Mary Ellen Weber draws on lessons from space to highlight the importance of planning, preparation in high-stakes decision-making DOHA, QATAR - September 21, 2019:   During a lecture at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), Mary Ellen Weber, a veteran NASA astronaut and U.S. national skydiving champion, discussed the dynamics of decision-making when risks are high and time is short. Drawing on her long experience as a consultant in innovation and high-risk operations, Weber explained that the need for urgent action can be a major risk factor in any decision-making process. “The reason why there are lessons from space on decision-making is because it ap ......read more

21 September 2019 Doha, Qatar:  To mark the new academic year and to celebrate the recently opened, state-of-the-art campus in Al Themaid, Compass International School – Doha is hosting Open Day activities on 21 September from 9am to 12pm at its newest campus in the Al Themaid area of Doha. The event which is open to the public, invites families to enjoy a variety of activities and to learn more about the programmes offered across the four Compass International School campuses in Doha.   From STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths) activities, to sport, and from Lego to Origami and mask making – attendees of all ages will enjoy a wide variety of e ......read more

2019 Fall/Winter Collection     September 21, 2019:  Versus Saint Germain is a jewelry watch characterized by strong contrasts and a forceful personality. Harmonious shapes and lines enhance its unique creativity, making this one of the brand’s most refined timepieces.   Embellished with Lion Heads in relief, the bracelet introduces a thin, round case and a black or white dial, featuring a V-shaped decoration with small metal studs that extend along the lower lug.   Versus Saint Germain is available with a stainless steel, IP yellow gold, or IP pink gold case.   Available in stores from September.   Technical info ......read more

Doha Festival City announces the opening of new exciting stores, giving shoppers a world-class international retail experience Doha, Qatar, September 19, 2019:   Doha Festival City, Qatar’s preferred and world -class destination for shopping and entertainment, has announced a number of fantastic new brands that have joined its chain of stores including HEMA, JOVOY Perfumes, Lamsat Harayer, Oro Jewelry, G2000, R&B Fashion store and,  Qatar’s very first indoor snow park, Snow Dunes. Doha Festival City is always diversifying its shopping and entertainment offerings bringing more exciting experiences and creating special moments to the people of Qatar. C ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 19 September 2019:  Sidra Medicine will host the third iteration of its symposium CUDOS - Current Understanding on Diabetes, Obesity, and Related Syndromes. The theme for CUDOS 2019 is Innovative Concepts in Modern Diabetes Management – and will highlight the latest and exciting innovations in the treatment and management of diabetes.  A major focus at CUDOS 2019 is how Sidra Medicine is embarking on its journey towards precision medicine in the care and treatment of children and young people with diabetes. It will highlight major findings and success stories of its precision medicine program and the individualized and preventative strategies for improvin ......read more

At the Kempinski Hotels New Lunches and Dinners and a Street Food Night at Doha’s favorite restaurants Doha, Qatar, September 19, 2019:   Richard Sandoval, founder and owner of RS Hospitality, a leading international restaurant group was in Doha from 13-16 September 2019 to launch new menus for his award-winning restaurants, Toro Toro, Zengo and Maya.  The three restaurants, under the Richard Sandoval Hospitality Group by Chef Sandoval, combine authentic Latin ingredients with international flavors and inventive techniques to create new and unexpected concepts and cuisines, such as modern and coastal Mexican, Latin-Asian, Peruvian, and Pan-Latin Duri ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 18 September 2019:   Barwa Bank has announced the names of the winners for its 2019 Summer Spend Campaign’s fourth monthly raffle draw, rewarding the bank’s loyal customers for their credit card spend since the campaign was launched in May 2019.  The campaign offers Barwa Bank credit card holders the chance to enter monthly draws and win 20,000 loyalty points each. By the end of the campaign period one winner will take home the grand prize of 1,000,000 loyalty points. For the campaign’s fourth monthly draw, 25 loyal Barwa Bank customers each won 20,000 loyalty points.  The winners of the fourth draw were Maryam Mohammed ......read more

17 September 2019, Doha, Qatar:  Msheireb Properties, the national real estate developer and subsidiary of Qatar Foundation, won a prestigious award during the efficiencies of the fifth meeting of the GCC Labor and Social Affairs Ministers, in Muscat, Oman last week.  The award comes in recognition of Msheireb Properties’ efforts and commitment to nationalise jobs, scoring the highest percentage of national hires during 2019.  Mr Hamad Al Naemi, Senior Manager - HR and Corporate Services, who received the award on behalf of Msheireb Properties, said: “It is such an honor to receive this acknowledgment of our policies and hard work to create job opportuni ......read more

DOHA, QATAR, September 17, 2019:  Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC extended their presence in the Middle East earlier this year with the official launch of Qatar Sotheby’s International Realty in June. Qatar Sotheby’s International Realty is owned by Alfardan Group, a leading luxury lifestyle conglomerate in Qatar. “We’re delighted to partner with the world-known Sotheby’s International Realty brand as we approach a turning point in our premium property market”, said Omar Hussain Alfardan, President and CEO, Alfardan Group. “We’re proud to unveil a fine collection of the latest in high-end real estate across the count ......read more

The West End Musical, by Dana Alfardan and Nadim Naaman, is a tribute to the poetic writer, Khalil Gibran 17 September 2019, Doha, Qatar:   Dana Al Fardan, critically acclaimed Qatari musician, composer, songwriter and symphonic artist, and Katara Cultural Village announced today in a press conference the Qatar debut of the West End musical, Broken Wings, co-written and composed by Dana and West End’s very own star Nadim Naaman.  Based on Khalil Gibran’s masterpiece, Broken Wings will be played for three days from 7 – 9 November 2019 at the Opera House at Katara Cultural Village, with Matinees and Soiree performances. Broken Wings was first ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 16 September 2019 – Al Khaliji Commercial Bank P.Q.S.C. (al khaliji) , Qatar’s next generation bank, has announced another milestone development for its operations in Qatar. The group headquarters is now at Lusail, Qatar’s city of the future. The move comes under al khaliji’s ambitious plans, its central operations now at the heart of Qatar’s vision for a sustainable, interconnected and smart future.  Commenting on the move, HE Sheikh Hamad Bin Faisal Bin Thani Al Thani, Chairman at al khaliji, said:  “Our customers and our nation’s prosperous future form the driving force behind our evolution and investments. Today, this f ......read more

September 16, 2019:  Compass International School Doha has welcomed students to its new, state-of-the-art Themaid Campus for the academic year 2019/20. Compass International School Doha’s world class teaching team, led by Ann Djedid, Head of Campus Themaid, are delighted to welcome students to their new campus and learning areas.  Students were in awe at the outstanding facilities at Themaid Campus, from the science laboratories and theatre to the 25-metre swimming pool and specialist areas for design technology, dance and music.  At Themaid Campus, students from Early Years through to Secondary can discover a world beyond a traditional classroom, with state-of-a ......read more

QIC Insured affirms shift towards digitalization with one-third of business transacted online QIC Insured garners success in end-to-end digitalization of products & services Doha, 16 September 2019:  Generating one-third of its business through its online portal, QIC Insured-the retail arm of Qatar Insurance Group has garnered success in digitalization of its suite of insurance products and services. QIC Insured deployed end-to-end digitalization and enhanced operational efficiency, which in turn resulted in a significant reduction of time lag. It also improved customer interaction and engagement.  Witnessing the shift in customer’s mindset towards pur ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 15 September 2019 – 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 Mohamed Fakhroo and Rashid Al-Naimi each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Ehab Elsaqqa, Hussain Al-Jaber, Ranya Al-Ansari, Marites Caranto, Mona Hussein, Bassem Hmeidan, Eid Al-Kuwari, Mohammed Al-Kuwari, Mamoun Khalil, Abdulla Al-Kaabi, Prem Kasilingam, Abdulrahman Fakhroo, Ibrahim Haraz, Laith Bayari, Mohammed Alabdali, Abdulaziz Alhalaki, Reshma Khan, Mohamad Al ......read more

El Faro, by Javier Aranda Spanish cuisine fans flock to Marsa Malaz Kempinski to enjoy a Spanish night like no other Doha, Qatar, September 15, 2019 –Chef, Javier Aranda, returned to Doha last week to introduce the authentic Spanish flavors of El Faro, by Javier Aranda, to the people of Qatar. He is one of the youngest esteemed leaders in the industry to be awarded a Michelin Star and is making waves in the Spanish culinary scene with two restaurants, La Cabra and Gaytán, in Madrid.  The newly launched restaurant at Marsa Malaz Kempinski, features an exclusive “tapas and pinxtos bar”, and a full dinner menu in the main seating area, offering highlight ......read more

Paying tribute to the legacy of Arabic perfumery, Al Asel is the newest scent launch from renowned fragrance house Ghawali. Creating this collection was a unique process.  September 15, 2019:  Al Asel means from the roots and is a uniquely artisanal fine blend that brings a new addition to Ghawali’s signature scents. This highly captivating aroma exposes a new and unexplored dimension to the traditionally coveted leather notes, by adding a warm depth amongst the smoky woods of the Agar. With touches of almonds and saffron, Al Asel evolved into a gourmand facet fragrance. From spiced oud perfumes to dokhouns and intense oils in rich browns, accented with golden details, thi ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 14 September 2019 – Al Khaliji Commercial Bank P.Q.S.C. (al khaliji) , Qatar’s next generation bank, has announced the appointment of two Qatari executives to senior leadership roles in its organization, under its ongoing talent Qatarization program.  Omar Al Emadi and Hassan Al Jaidah were both promoted and appointed to lead on the bank’s strategic business development efforts and verticals. Al Emadi, previously Head of Corporate Banking at al khaliji, will now be managing the bank’s growing portfolio and customer base, and spearheading its growth initiatives and strategies as Group Chief Business Officer. Hassan Al Jaidah was appointed to the ro ......read more

Charlotte Tilbury launches its brand-new range of foundation in partnership with industry-leading shade consultants 11 September 2019, Doha--- Doha Festival City, Qatar’s preferred and world class destination for fashion and beauty, hosted the exclusive launch of Charlotte Tilbury’s latest long-wear foundation that comes in 44 new shades. The event ran for a whole week creating a lot excitement and enthusiasm amongst shoppers and local beauty aficionados.  Charlotte Tilbury is a key store at Doha Festival City, which has award-winning makeup and skin care ranges from one of the world's top makeup artists who has been a pinnacle in the beauty industry for over 20 ......read more

Workshops catered to all ages with engaging educational content covering various aspects of Science and Arts 10 September 2019, Doha, Qatar:   Msheireb Museums, the four revived historic Qatari heritage houses in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha, concluded its Summer Workshop Programme on Saturday with an exciting Children-centric workshop on Genomics.  The workshop had children, aged 10 to 18 years old, explore genetics and the basics of genomic medicine in an engaging method that involved role play as potential scientists under the supervision of Qatar Genome (QGP) and Qatar Biobank (QBB), both members of Qatar Foundation.  The children participants wore ......read more

September 09, 2019:  What does ‘being a man’ mean in 2019? In today’s world, stereotypical gender codes are constantly being challenged. The truth is, there is no singular definition of masculinity anymore.    For the Man of Today, it is about achieving success and self-fulfilment through career, family, and friends. Being a partner, father, friend, colleague. Navigating these various roles, the Man of Today seeks balance, authenticity and connection to his natural state. Inspired by this desire for balance, BOSS Parfums introduces a new signature Eau de Parfum: BOSS BOTTLED Infinite.     Representing the BOSS BOTTLED values of ......read more

A Modern Nod to the Glamourous New York Nightlife of the 1930’s    September 08, 2019:  Ralph Lauren debuts The Fall 2019 Collection with an immersive, content-first experience within Ralph’s Club, a sleek and stylish Art Deco-inspired nightclub. “I’ve always loved the way a woman looks in a tuxedo, from my first women’s collection until now. My Fall 2019 Women’s Collection celebrates that timeless style, more relevant than ever, for the modern woman who is both independent and glamorous.”   – Ralph Lauren    Located in the heart of historic downtown Manhattan, Ralph’s Club draws inspiratio ......read more

Doha, Qatar, September 8, 2019  – Michelin star chef Javier Aranda returns to Doha this week for “An evening with Michelin Star Chef Javier Aranda” at El Faro, the Spanish cuisine restaurant, which was recently revamped to reflect Javier’s love and passion for Spanish culinary in his heritage.   For two nights, 12 and 13 September, Chef Javier will be in the restaurant, to welcome guests and introduce El Faro by Javier Aranda to the people of Qatar, bringing them authentic Spanish flavours.  The refreshed restaurant menu offers a new concept with an exclusive and stylish setting, featuring the “tapas and pinxtos bar”, and a tantal ......read more

Doha, Qatar, September 07, 2019 – Following the overwhelming success of its previous editions in the last six years, the Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) is pleased to announce the kick off of its Kawader Programme’s seventh edition, in partnership with the Qatar Financial Centre.  This edition of the Kawader programme sees the participation of 28 of  the brightest young Qatari talents in the financial field, both academic graduates and professionals, who were carefully selected based on their capabilities and potential to be shaped and upskilled into the financial services sector’s next-generation leaders, empowered by both academic and technical expe ......read more

As a National Supplier of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 Children aged 4-14 to practice athletics and receive tips from professional coaches and athletes on a Khalifa Stadium replica 7 September 2019, Doha, Qatar:   Doha Festival City, Qatar’s preferred and world class destination for entertainment, has partnered with the Local Organising Committee of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 as a National Supplier of the event, which Qatar organizes for the first time ever in the Middle East from 27 September to 6 October. The partnership sees Doha Festival City host a Mini Athletics Championship from 5 September to 3 October for ch ......read more

Doha -  03, September 2019:  QIC Insured, the retail arm of Qatar Insurance, the leading insurer in the MENA region has recently launched the latest version of the QIC App featuring an array of enhanced insurance products and services.  Customers can simply download the new App from Google Play (for Andriod users) or App Store (for iOS users), register themselves using their QID, and enjoy a distinctively memorable and personalized experience when shopping for insurances. For instance, registered QIC Insured customers can now find their purchased policies listed in one place. What makes the App even more helpful is that the App enables customers to file and track ......read more

LIVE MORE! AT MSHEIREB DOWNTOWN DOHA   Doha, 2, September 2019:   Msheireb Properties, the national real estate developer and a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation, launched the first ever full-out promotional campaign for its flagship project Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD), the world’s smartest and most sustainable fully built city district and Qatar’s destination for living, leisure, and business.  Few weeks after receiving the first tenants of its residential Wadi 1 tower, MDD’s campaign, themed Live More!, comes to showcase aspects of the district that make it a unique place to live, work and visit in Qatar.  Ali Al Kuwari, Acting C ......read more

Qatar, September 02, 2019:  As one of the leading international schools in Qatar, and as part of premium education provider Nord Anglia Education, Compass International School Doha (Compass) take their Teacher Induction seriously. As part of their introduction to international teaching and Qatari culture, new members of the teaching team at Compass' four campuses, including their new state-of-the-art campus in Al Themaid, were treated to an extensive and in-depth programme at the Sheikh Abdulla Bin Zaid Mahmoud Islamic Cultural Center.  Compass International School Doha believes that an in-depth understanding of Qatar is essential for their teachers in helping their students ......read more

Teachers and management team welcome students of the academic year 2019-2020 1 September 2019, Doha, Qatar:  The Hamilton International School (“Hamilton”), a brand-new school located in Mesaimeer, Doha, welcomed yesterday the very first classes of primary students to kick off the new academic year 2019/2020. Students were received by the highest calibre of teachers in Doha, who showed them around the school, and conducted orientation and introductory sessions. The school’s management team was on a mission to ensure that each child finds their class and settle in smoothly.  New students got a chance to enjoy Hamilton’s state of the art facilities, ......read more

27, August 2019:  Revealing beauty in all  its   guises:   that  is an enduring concept  at   Cartier,    a   filter  through  which all creation is viewed and  an idea which gave rise to the  Baignoire. It all began with an unprecedented  step taken to reveal  the creative power of watchmaking  design hidden in ordinary  forms.  Cartier  took   this  inspiration  quite literally  by   initially   designing  an oval  case in the  1910s that would later be transcended by s ......read more

27, August 2019:   Turkish Airlines, flying to more countries that any other airline, continues to enhance its flight network. Flag carrier has launched scheduled flights to Mexico City, the second biggest city of Latin America and capital of Mexico along with Cancún, one of the favorite holiday centers of Central America.   The flights to Mexico City and Cancún, the 18th and 19th destinations of Turkish Airlines in Americas, will be operated three days a week on Istanbul-Mexico City-Cancún route starting from August 21, 2019. With these flights, Turkish Airlines adds Mexico, the biggest country of Central America, to its flight network, thus offering a co ......read more

27, August 2019:   Murano Exclusive Collection represents the ideal combination of the highest Venetian craftsmanship with the most refined fragrances created by master perfumers. The collection is now enriched with a new fragrance: Imperial Emerald.  Emerald-coloured eyes, the whoosh of a regal garment and the unmistakable scent of timeless elegance: Imperial Emerald is the new seductive fragrance by The Merchant of Venice and takes its inspiration from the peacock, the most enchanting and majestic of creatures. For millennia this bird has inspired myths and legends in both western and eastern cultures, legends that attributed to it the most sublime meanings: beauty, longe ......read more

TRUSSARDI DONNA AND TRUSSARDI UOMO THE LEVRIERO COLLECTION THE PROJECT   August 26, 2019:  Style as a necessity and elegance expressed through a constant search for beauty, virtue and truth: this is the magic of Trussardi, a historic Italian brand.  To celebrate 100 years of successes, it launched two new olfactory creations in 2011 inspired by the iconic fragrances of the 1980s: Trussardi Donna and Trussardi Uomo.  The centennial fragrances are now the starting point for the Levriero Collection, a limited edition for gifting and collecting. In both cases the concentration has been strengthened: Eau de Parfum Intense for her, Eau de Parfum for him. Th ......read more

Doha, August 26, 2019:  Qatar Insurance Group, the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region is the Official Insurance Sponsor of S'hail - Katara International Hunting & Falcons Exhibition.  Slated to start from 3rd September at the Cultural Village Foundation in Katara, S'hail is regarded as the largest international exhibitions that specializes in exhibiting Falcons. Besides hosting an interactive session for children and adults, the exhibition will also display various Falcons and its handling equipment. Now in its third year, the International Hunting & Falcons exhibition boasts of participants from different countries across the world. Qatar Insurance ......read more

Focus on ambition-based learning helps graduates attain highest scores in Compass history Doha, 25 August 2019:  Compass International School Doha announced its highest ever academic achievement results for its 2018/19 academic year, surpassing the global International Baccalaureate (IB) average by 8%. The benefits that Nord Anglia Education schools bring to students’ academic results was on display with students achieving an average score of 32 points. The school and its student body were particularly thrilled upon learning that 2019 graduate Aisha Serpedin achieved 42 points out of a potential 45, placing her in the top 2% of International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme ( ......read more

Doha, Qatar –  25 August 2019:   Barwa Bank has announced the names of the winners for its 2019 Summer Spend Campaign’s third monthly raffle draw, rewarding the bank’s loyal customers for their credit card spend since the campaign was launched in May 2019.  The campaign offers Barwa Bank credit card holders the chance to enter monthly draws and win 20,000 loyalty points each. By the end of the campaign period one winner will take home the grand prize of 1,000,000 loyalty points. For the campaign’s third monthly draw, 25 loyal Barwa Bank customers each won 20,000 loyalty points.  The winners of the third draw were Ayham Hakki Alex ......read more

“An Afternoon at the Theatre” produced by a director from London’s West End  24 August 2019, Doha, Qatar:  The Hamilton International School “Hamilton”, a brand-new school located in Mesaimeer, Doha, launched yesterday its on-campus theatre, the largest in Qatar, with a theatrical event titled “An Afternoon at the Theatre”, produced by a director from London’s West End.  Hamilton, part of International Schools Partnership (ISP), a UK-based owner and operator of 40 schools globally, collaborated with “Gotta Sing!” led by Greg Arrowsmith, a Musical Director from the West End for the London Palladium pantomime ......read more

Doha, Qatar - August 24, 2019:   The Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) community gathered to formally welcome the new students who will begin their first year of studies next week. The Class of 2023 is comprised of more than 100 students.  Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, offered his encouragement as he welcomed the students to the CMU-Q community: “Allow me to reassure each one of you, we have selected you because you have talent, work ethic, creativity and drive. We chose you because we believe you will succeed and thrive at Carnegie Mellon Qatar.”  The students also heard from Maryam Al Naemi, a 2018 graduate from the Information Systems P ......read more

In Collaboration with Qatar Charity It’s ‘Back to School’ season – Donate and win vouchers from Doha Festival City participating retailers. Doha, Qatar – 21 August 2019:  Doha Festival City, Qatar’s unique and world-class retail, entertainment and dining destination is launching its ‘Back to School’ season with a community initiative in collaboration with Qatar Charity.  Shoppers are invited to donate new school backpacks including items such as pencil cases, stationery and more, in a giant backpack, located opposite to Monoprix store on the Ground Floor, from 22 to 30 August. After donating, shoppers will receive voucher ......read more

The B Premiere Hotel, a member of the Centara Boutique Collection, will open by the end of 2019, while Centara Al Bustan Hotel Doha opens in 2021   The B Premiere Hotel, a member of the Centara Boutique Collection   19th August 2019:   Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hospitality group, signed a hotel management agreement for two new hotels owned by Al Bandary Hotel Management LLC.   The agreement represents the third and fourth Doha properties Centara will manage on behalf of Al Bandary, which also owns Centara West Bay Residences & Suites Doha, an upper upscale property that opened earlier this year and recently earn ......read more

Families enjoyed a fun-packed day with over 60 prizes and scholarships won to study at Doha’s biggest and newest campus The School is committed to raising a generation that understands and appreciates diversity for the future of Qatar 19 August 2019, Doha, Qatar:  The Hamilton International School (“Hamilton”), a brand-new school located in Mesaimeer, Doha, hosted its first Community Fair. Hamilton, part of International Schools Partnership (ISP), a UK-based owner and operator of 40 schools globally, welcomed children and parents yesterday to inaugurate their newly completed campus, which features state of the art facilities and the largest school theatre in ......read more

18, August 2019:   Since its inception, POLICE has been a brand that spoke the language of freedom, individuality, and rebellion. Having pioneered some of the most iconic moments in fashion, POLICE is known for its innovative and trendsetting designs. Translucent impresses with its unique configuration that cohesively brings together different elements to present a timepiece that is sleek, youthful and truly exclusive. The skeleton dial gives a glimpse into the inner workings of the automatic movement and the polyurethane body equips the timepiece with style and charisma. With luminescent indices, hands and decorative metal screws on the bezel, Translucent has a clean silhoue ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  14, August 2019:  Doha Kick start the new school year in style, by shopping at Doha Festival City for its ‘Back to School’ promotion with fabulous offers and bargains from our extensive retail stores. Whether parents are looking for stationary, new art supplies or school uniforms, they can find it at unbelievable prices at Festival City which has everything school-goers will need to start the school year off with confidence and ease.  Starting on 15 August 2019, parents and students can stock up on various school supplies for a fresh start to the new and successful school year as numerous retailers welcome giving shoppers a va ......read more

Doha-Qatar, August 08, 2019:   To celebrate the opening of its new campus, Compass International School Doha hosted an information and recruitment booth at the Mall of Qatar (MOQ). The interactive booth welcomed over 50 families who had the opportunity to ask questions about the school’s facilities and academic programme, while children enjoyed a specially designed creativity area. As one of Qatar’s leading international schools, Compass International School Doha is gearing up to welcome students for the next academic year, with a significant number of students applying to attend the brand-new Themaid Campus near Education City. The Schools new Executive Prin ......read more

Doha-Qatar –August 06, 2019:  In its latest move under its ambitious expansion plans across Qatar, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.S.C.) has announced the signing of its new store at “The Mall”. Al Meera’s upcoming branch at “The Mall” is the latest addition to a number of store openings under its network. Since Al Meera set in motion its expansion plans in the market, the company has launched four additional branches – Al Khor,  Aba Al Heran, Leabaib 1 and Azwagha – as well as two new convenient stores, “MAAR” at the DECC (Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre) and Msheireb Metro stations in 2019. Al Meera’s T ......read more

Versus Mouffetard is the new women’s watch from Versus Versace. 04, August 2019:   Chic and sophisticated – but with a dose of sass – the timepiece keeps the Versus Versace edge with two Lion Heads in relief adorning the case at 12 and 6 o’clock. The Clous de Paris top ring, the dial with a guilloché finish and the shagreen strap bring the timepiece’s multi-textured nature to the fore, bringing a dose of luxury but never losing that rebellious Versus DNA. Versus Mouffetard comes in five versions: with a yellow or rose gold IP steel case, completely in single-tone black, white, dark blue, or lilac, or with a white dial and a nude strap for a bo ......read more

Doha, Qatar - August 3rd 2019:  W Doha Hotel & Residences, a luxury lifestyle hotel in Qatar, hosted an exclusive art exhibition titled 'Perfect Duet' by Qatar's talented and key artist, Ahmed Al-Jufairi alongside his mother, artist Hanady Al-Othman, at the ART29 gallery. The 'Perfect Duet' showcases the nexus of mother and son, cultures and histories, India and Qatar, and colours and mediums. The collection of artworks including work on canvas and sculptures expresses the artistic locus of both Ahmed Al-Jufairi and Hanady Al-Othman. Their collective exhibition comprises of over 20 instillations that are based on different mediums of art, such as sculptors, hi ......read more

Experience LEGO like never before– only at Doha Festival City 31 July 2019 Doha, Qatar:  Doha Festival City, Qatar’s unique, world-class retail, entertainment and dining destination is hosting the first of its kind LEGO Festival from 30 July 2019 to 17 September 2019. The festival will feature six LEGO activities in 4 different zones spread across Festival City and will have a variety of experiences from creative brick building to instructed challenges and physical activations for visitors to engage with. LEGO Friends Zone, is where participants can meet and engage with five exploring, creative, funny and quirky characters; Andrea, Emma, Mia, Olivia and Stephan ......read more

Doha, 31 July, 2019:   QIC Insured-the personal division arm of Qatar Insurance (QIC) – Qatar’s leading insurer has installed a self-service kiosk for buying and renewing Third Party Liability (TPL) boat or yacht insurance for private & commercial use. This is the first of its kind in the field of boat and yacht insurance in Qatar. Located at the ground floor level at the Ministry of Transport & Communications in the West Bay area, the self-service kiosk can be accessed during the working hours of the Ministry from Sunday to Thursday. The roll out of the new interactive self-service kiosk forms part of QIC Insured’s strategy of complete digitali ......read more

Doha 30 July, 2019:  S&P Global Ratings has reaffirmed its ‘A’ issuer credit and financial strength ratings on Qatar Insurance Co Q.S.P.C. (QIC) and its guaranteed subsidiaries, namely, Qatar Reinsurance Company Limited (Qatar Re based in Bermuda), QIC Europe Ltd, QLM Life & Medical Insurance W.L.L., and Kuwait Qatar Insurance Co. K.S.C.C. The report reaffirms the outlook of Qatar Insurance Company & its rated subsidiaries as Stable.   QIC Group benefits from 'AAA' level risk-based capital adequacy despite rapid growth and various acquisitions over recent years. The report stresses that QIC can maintain its 'AAA' level risk-based capita ......read more

The residential tower offers 72 spacious apartments, bringing a combination of luxury, sustainable, and smart living for the first time in Qatar with highly competitive lease terms Doha, Qatar: 29 July 2019:  Msheireb Properties, Qatar’s national real estate developer and a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation, has officially announced the launch of its first residential unit for rent in Msheireb Downtown Doha, Qatar’s newest destination for leisure, living and business. Wadi 1 residential tower is located in Sikkat Wadi Msheireb, the centre of Msheireb Downtown Doha and the longest pedestrian street there. The tower is also a walking distance from many of Doha’s landm ......read more

Doha, July 29th  2019:   City Centre Rotana Doha, one of the leading hospitality properties in town, is pleased to invite all couples to explore the exquisite dream wedding packages offered by the hotel to cherish the memories for a lifetime. To celebrate the most precious moments of your life, City Centre Rotana Doha is providing customized bridal bouquets that will suit all tastes. Moreover, the hotel will offer valuable advice to all couples in choosing the right package to achieve the desired result on this day.  From the effortless service experience to the pristine settings and the finest culinary and beverage delights prepared by a team of globally acclaimed che ......read more

Doha, Qatar – July 29, 2019:   Barwa Bank, Qatar's most innovative Shariah compliant bank, announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shariah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, the bank clients Alia Mikaty and Salman Mohammed Al-Mahmoud each won a cash prize of 50,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 25,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Eisa Abdollah Amani and Alia Sultan Ali H N Al Naama.  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. O ......read more

The mobile application offers the first Audio Tour feature in Qatar Doha, Qatar – 28 July 2019:   Msheireb Museums, the four revived historic heritage houses in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha, has officially released a new smartphone application, featuring an array of digital services to enhance the visitors’ experience while discovering the history and culture of Msheireb and Qatar. Developed by Msheireb Museums, the application is an innovative and easy way to explore each of the four houses using the geolocation technology to provide the first ever digital audio tour feature in Qatar. With a digital positioning system covering every corner at the ......read more

Automobile enthusiasts can revel in luxury at DHFC’s Auto Show featuring award winning cars as part of Doha’s preferred destination summer lineup. 27 July 2019 Doha, Qatar:   Doha Festival City, Qatar’s unique, world-class retail, entertainment and dining destination collaborated with the Mawater Centre to bring classic and modified cars for guests to view as part of Festival City’s host of summer activities. The event began on July 22, 2019 and will last until August 11, 2019 and is available for guests to experience during mall hours where guests can discover award-winning motor vehicles. The Mawater Centre, which was established by the M ......read more

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