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Doha, Qatar – January 14, 2021 – Dukhan Bank has announced Ameera Al-Saadi as the winner of its QAR 1 million Thara’a grand prize. The draw was conducted under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministry of Commerce & Industry.Thara’a, Dukhan Bank’s S... ... Read more
13 January 2021 - Doha, Qatar: The Asian Banker Magazine has ranked Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) as the ‘Third Strongest Islamic Bank in the World’ and ‘Eighth Strongest Bank in the Middle East’ in its 2020 Rankings of the 500 Strongest Banks.The Asian Banker’s 500 Strongest Banks Rankings is one the world’s highly c... ... Read more
● Full face Rain spray which covers the whole body ● 250 mm diameter in round or square design ● Sustainable enjoyment thanks to the water-saving GROHE EcoJoy technology Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 January 2021:  Gentle, delicate droplets of water caress the skin and cover it completely: GROHE’s new T... ... Read more
• Schneider Electric unveils new sustainable energy products at CES 2021, focuses beyond smart to resilient and sustainable Homes• The leader in digital transformation of energy management evolves smart home technology to focus on efficiency, resilience and sustainability• New solutions bring enhanced safety and control while deliver... ... Read more
Samsung enhances the home experience with products like Samsung Bespoke 4-Door Flex, 110-inch MICRO LED, and JetBot 90 AI+.Continuing sustainability efforts, Samsung announces Galaxy Upcycling at Home and expansion of eco-packaging for TV products in 2021 January 12, 2021:  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. shared its vision fo... ... Read more
Canon EMEA expands Ambassador Programme to over 100 leading international photographers and filmmakers including, Jorge Ferrari (UAE), Tasneem Alsultan (KSA) and Muhammed Muheisen (Jordan)    Originally launched in 2008, the pioneering initiative brings together some of the world’s best photographers and videographers from... ... Read more
January 12, 2021:  Team WakeShare from The University of Queensland, Australia, announced as the winners of the 2020 Ericsson Innovation Awards with novel fuel-efficient shipping solution. Entries from University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, and Stanford University, US, take second- and third place respectively.. Information and communications... ... Read more
NEW AND LIMITED-EDITION PRODUCTS THAT WILL ADD SPARKLE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON January 12, 2021:    MAKE UP FOR EVER is launching products to add extra sparkle to the end of the year and festive season. MAKE UP FOR EVER has upgraded their holiday offer with this exciting launch which includes brand-new ROUGE ARTIST SPARKLE LIPSTICK in fi... ... Read more
11 January 2021 – Doha, Qatar:  Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) launches the first fully-integrated postal delivery Point of Sale (PoS), in partnership with Qatar Post and with QPay, the leading Qatar-based FinTech company offering a wide portfolio of electronic payment solutions.  Using the new, state-of-the art PoS device, this new ... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar – 11 January 2021:  Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (Bedaya Center), a joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank and Silatech, recently held a workshop on “Plan Correctly for 2021.” The workshop was conducted in collaboration with educational coach, Mr. Salah Al-Yafei with the ... ... Read more
January 11, 2021:    The New Year brings a chance to turn the page and reinvent ourselves, inside and out. That fresh energy inspired the new designs joining the Pandora Colours collection, including statement rings, earrings, charms, bracelets and pendants in a full spectrum of vivid hues.Ranging from bold, prismatic charms to sleek soli... ... Read more
Doha Festival City Theme Parks - owned by Qatari operator Leisure ; Angry Birds World, Virtuocity and Snow Dunes are NOW OPEN, as well as Play and Edutainment Centres, Caboodle and the newly launched “Spark Sense and Play”  All outlets follow government guidelines to ensure applying the stringiest health and safety measures&nb... ... Read more
Qatar -  January 09, 2021:    • Larger and stronger bank with a robust financial position and liquidity• Well-diversified business and customer portfolio with a distinctive product offering• Stronger base to finance development initiatives in line with Qatar Vision 2030• Combined entity underpinned by st... ... Read more
Qatar -  January 09, 2021:    • Larger and stronger bank with a robust financial position and liquidity• Well-diversified business and customer portfolio with a distinctive product offering• Stronger base to finance development initiatives in line with Qatar Vision 2030• Combined entity underpinned by st... ... Read more
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• The pandemic and progressive IT companies have accelerated demand for remote working • ‘On the go’ bleisure stays increasingly popular with Gen Z singletons, white collar millennials and other digital nomads    January 18, 2021:    Hotels throughout the Middle East region are preparing to capitalise on the pent-up global demand for workations, driven in the main by the social restrictions imposed by governments across the world over the past ten months.   According to research conducted as well as commissioned by Reed Travel Exhibitions, the organiser of Arabian Travel Market (ATM), many travel experts are expecting a surge in w ......read more

Oxford Business Group and AlJaber Engineering team up for new Covid-19 Response Report Doha, January 18, 2021:  A new Covid-19 Response Report (CRR) produced by Oxford Business Group (OBG), in partnership with AlJaber Engineering (JEC), looks in detail at the projects expected to boost construction activity in Qatar as the pandemic eases, led by the major expansion works planned for the North Field. The CRR provides in-depth analysis of the country’s response to Covid-19 in an easy-to-navigate and accessible format, focusing on key data and infographics relating to the socio-economic landscape.  In its coverage, OBG considers the key part that the ambitious North Fie ......read more

January 18, 2021:    Herbal Essences, owned by the conglomerate Procter & Gamble, is venturing further into the trend for plant-based beauty products with the introduction of a new “Potent Aloe Vera” sulfate-free line. The collection, whose star ingredient is Aloe Vera has been sustainably and responsibly harvested from Mexico, and authenticated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, one of the world’s leading botanical institutions with more than 260 years of experience in plant science. Herbal Essences is the first-ever and only global hair care brand to have its botanicals endorsed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew as well as being certified by PETA. The n ......read more

Doha, Qatar 18 January, 2021:  His Excellency, Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jaber Al Thani, Chairman of Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) has announced that QIB has achieved net profit attributable to shareholders of QAR 3,065 Million for the fiscal year 2020 compared to QAR 3,055 Million for the year 2019, despite the impact of Covid-19 and the decline in oil prices. The Bank maintained the basic earnings per share at QAR 1.21.  QIB Board of Directors proposed a dividend distribution to shareholders of QAR 0.40 per share i.e. 40% of the nominal share value, subject to approval of Qatar Central Bank and QIB’s General Assembly. Total Assets of the Bank has increa ......read more

January 17, 2021:   Ogilvy announced today that James Nicholas Kinney has been appointed Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer and Chief People Officer for North America.  In North America, James will oversee all aspects of talent management, recruitment, learning & development, and wellbeing working with Jag Dhanji, who was recently appointed Global Chief People Officer, and Devika Bulchandani, who is joining the company as CEO of Ogilvy North America.  As Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer he will partner with leaders across the company’s global network to develop and evolve practices, policies, and programs to ensure ......read more

Qatar - January 17, 2021:   Subsequent to the successful listing of QLM’s stock at the Qatar stock exchange  followed by withdrawal of parental guarantee by QIC, S&P Global Ratings has reassigned its ‘A negative’ issuer credit and financial strength ratings on QLM Life and Medical Insurance Company QPSC with the outlook stable. The current rating is based on stand-alone strength of QLM’s own strong market position as a leading life and health insurance company and its good performance track record coupled with excellent capital adequacy. Fahad Mohamed Al Suwaidi, Chief executive officer of QLM, stated: ‘We are encouraged by S&P&rsq ......read more

 SRS-RA5000 and SRS-RA3000   • Ambient room-filling sound with Immersive Audio Enhancement and 360 Reality Audio • Sound calibration providing effortless adjustment for optimum audio performance • Smart and easy operation for seamless music enjoyment     16 January 2021 – Sony today announced the SRS-RA5000 and SRS-RA3000, its latest premium wireless speakers. Equipped with Sony’s unique spatial sound technologies and packed with smart features, the speakers fill your room with your favorite background music. The ambient room-filling sound creates a calm atmosphere, allowing you to relax as if you were at your favorit ......read more

January 16, 2021:   At MAKE UP FOR EVER, we believe that the first unavoidable step for a perfect complexion is a great PRIMER. We have developed STEP1 PRIMERS, hand in hand with our makeup up artists, creating the most inclusive range of primers creating a new wide range for any skin types any skin tone, all day long...  Our new 24H long-lasting range of primers allows you to create your own routine between 9 skin and color correcting primers, the first step to embracing your individuality and boosting your confidence.    ALL-DAY PERFORMANCE FOR EVERY SKIN The all-inclusive range features 9 primers which instantly correct the most common skin concerns fo ......read more

The World Gold Council has released its Gold Outlook 2021 as well as its ETF Flows report for December (and the full year 2020).   The 2021 Outlook envisages another well supported year for gold investment (after finishing 2020 up 24%), while consumption should benefit from the nascent economic recovery, especially in emerging markets.    The report includes analysis based on the WGC's gold valuation tool Qaurum which suggests gold's performance may be boosted further by the prolonged low interest rate environment which all but removes the opportunity cost of investing in gold.  Pulling from his work on World Gold Council’s newly released 2021 ......read more

Doha, Qatar – January 14, 2021 – Dukhan Bank has announced Ameera Al-Saadi as the winner of its QAR 1 million Thara’a grand prize. The draw was conducted under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministry of Commerce & Industry. Thara’a, Dukhan Bank’s Shari’ah compliant savings account and the first in Qatar’s Islamic banking sector, offers account holders the chance to benefit from cash rewards up to 1,000,000 Qatari Riyals. Based on several criteria, Thara’a account holders are eligible for a number of periodic draws for cash prizes. Totalling 3,300,000 Qatari Riyals, Thar ......read more

Innovative and Globally Leading FinTechs to Showcase their Products on 18 January  Dukhan Bank announced as Demo Day Sponsor The Qatar Fintech Hub Programs are backed by Qatar’s financial ecosystem and developed by Qatar Development Bank in collaboration with a host of esteemed partners and stakeholders Doha, Qatar – 13 January 2021: Qatar FinTech Hub (QFTH), co-founded by Qatar Development Bank (QDB) and established to support the growth of the FinTech industry in Qatar, has announced that Demo Day for Wave 1 of its flagship Incubator and Accelerator Programs will take place virtually on 18 January 2021. The QFTH Demo Day, which is sponsored by Dukhan Bank, will ......read more

13 January 2021 - Doha, Qatar: The Asian Banker Magazine has ranked Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) as the ‘Third Strongest Islamic Bank in the World’ and ‘Eighth Strongest Bank in the Middle East’ in its 2020 Rankings of the 500 Strongest Banks. The Asian Banker’s 500 Strongest Banks Rankings is one the world’s highly credible and widely followed annual rankings of strongest banks based on financial statements. The rankings are based on detailed and transparent scorecards that rank commercial and Islamic banks on six areas of financial performance, including the ability to scale, balance sheet growth, risk profile, profitability, asset quality and liquidity. ......read more

● Full face Rain spray which covers the whole body  ● 250 mm diameter in round or square design  ● Sustainable enjoyment thanks to the water-saving GROHE EcoJoy technology   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 January 2021:  Gentle, delicate droplets of water caress the skin and cover it completely: GROHE’s new Tempesta 250 head shower now ensures a warm summer rain in your own shower – even in winter. Relax under its full face Rain spray and generous diameter of 250 mm, confident that your luxurious shower is also eco-friendly, thanks to the water-saving EcoJoy function. The technology limits the flow of water to a sustainable 9.5 li ......read more

• Schneider Electric unveils new sustainable energy products at CES 2021, focuses beyond smart to resilient and sustainable Homes • The leader in digital transformation of energy management evolves smart home technology to focus on efficiency, resilience and sustainability • New solutions bring enhanced safety and control while delivering sustainable energy management choices directly to homeowners   13 January 2021:  Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced at CES 2021 the expansion of their Wiser smart home ecosystem, furthering discussion around the Smart and Sustainable Home ......read more

Samsung enhances the home experience with products like Samsung Bespoke 4-Door Flex,  110-inch MICRO LED, and JetBot 90 AI+. Continuing sustainability efforts, Samsung announces Galaxy Upcycling at Home  and expansion of eco-packaging for TV products in 2021   January 12, 2021:  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. shared its vision for the future at the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The company introduced new products at its virtual press conference, showing how it’s continuing to innovate by creating solutions that are flexible, intelligently connected, and use AI to understand context to make daily life seamless.        ......read more

Canon EMEA expands Ambassador Programme to over 100 leading international photographers and filmmakers including, Jorge Ferrari (UAE), Tasneem Alsultan (KSA) and Muhammed Muheisen (Jordan)        Originally launched in 2008, the pioneering initiative brings together some of the world’s best photographers and videographers from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) to collaborate with Canon and share its passion for visual storytelling.   12th January 2021:   In 2020, Canon EMEA expands its world-renowned Ambassador Programme with 59 new professionals joining the ranks. The first of its kind, the Canon EMEA Ambassador ......read more

January 12, 2021:  Team WakeShare from The University of Queensland, Australia, announced as the winners of the 2020 Ericsson Innovation Awards with novel fuel-efficient shipping solution. Entries from University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, and Stanford University, US, take second- and third place respectively. Information and communications technology (ICT) solutions, such as the Internet, wireless networks, cell phones, and other communication mediums, have a potential to reduce the global greenhouse gas emissions by up to 15 percent by 2030. Ahead of a critical decade of sustainability action, the 2020 Ericsson Innovation Awards challenged a new generation of innovators to fin ......read more

NEW AND LIMITED-EDITION PRODUCTS THAT WILL ADD SPARKLE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON   January 12, 2021:    MAKE UP FOR EVER is launching products to add extra sparkle to the end of the year and festive season. MAKE UP FOR EVER has upgraded their holiday offer with this exciting launch which includes brand-new ROUGE ARTIST SPARKLE LIPSTICK in five gem-stone shades, gorgeous LIMITED-EDITION PACKAGING of the best sellers, and must-have LIMITED-EDITION BRUSHES in the SPARKLE KIT. Indulge in this black collection loaded with silver sparkles and discover these 5 inestimable treasures.  STAR PRODUCT: ROUGE ARTIST SPARKLE LIPSTICK This lipstick contains the well-loved formula ......read more

Bridgestone will return to CES 2021, held virtually this year on Jan. 11-14, 2021. Bridgestone World interactive virtual city will allow users to explore the company’s advanced solutions and data-driven mobility services. Live and on-demand showcases will examine how the company is using smart tire technology, advanced data analytics and new business models to put tires at the center of a more sustainable mobility system. January 11, 2021 – Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone), a global company focused on delivering sustainable mobility and advanced solutions to customers around the world, announced it will return to CES 2021, held virtually this year on Jan. 11-14, ......read more

11 January 2021 – Doha, Qatar:  Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) launches the first fully-integrated postal delivery Point of Sale (PoS), in partnership with Qatar Post and with QPay, the leading Qatar-based FinTech company offering a wide portfolio of electronic payment solutions.   Using the new, state-of-the art PoS device, this new QPay payment solution allows Customers to make cashless payment on delivery when receiving parcels and other mail items: a super convenient and safe method of payment for all Qatar Post customers.  The smart PoS allows Qatar Post’s delivery driver to know precisely the exact Customer details for each delivery, including the total amo ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 11 January 2021:  Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (Bedaya Center), a joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank and Silatech, recently held a workshop on “Plan Correctly for 2021.”  The workshop was conducted in collaboration with educational coach, Mr. Salah Al-Yafei with the purpose of introducing entrepreneurs on the important stages of management and help them reach their personal or entrepreneurial goals. The aim of the workshop was to provide entrepreneurs with planning skills for the year 2021 through scientific and practical foundations and experiences. During the workshop, coach Salah Al-Yafei talked on ......read more

January 11, 2021:    The New Year brings a chance to turn the page and reinvent ourselves, inside and out. That fresh energy inspired the new designs joining the Pandora Colours collection, including statement rings, earrings, charms, bracelets and pendants in a full spectrum of vivid hues. Ranging from bold, prismatic charms to sleek solitaire rings featuring bright, sparkling stones, the new pieces invite countless styling combinations.  Stack, play and curate unique looks for every mood, day and occasion. “We want to take our consumer on a journey through the colour wheel, allowing them to explore a range of shades as beautifully diverse as they are,” sa ......read more

QIB has succeeded to maintain positive financial performance levels despite the challenges and the impact of the pandemic on the global economy 9 January 2021 – Doha, Qatar: For the fourth consecutive year, Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), the largest private Bank in Qatar, has been named the “Best Islamic Bank in Qatar” in the 13th edition of the Middle East Banking Awards, presented by EMEA Finance, the leading finance magazine in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. The prestigious award marks QIB’s strong financial performance and the successful implementation of its business strategy. This recognition comes following QIB’s success in maintaining its longstanding ......read more

Doha Festival City Theme Parks - owned by Qatari operator Leisure ; Angry Birds World, Virtuocity and Snow Dunes are NOW OPEN, as well as Play and Edutainment Centres, Caboodle and the newly launched “Spark Sense and Play”    All outlets follow government guidelines to ensure applying the stringiest health and safety measures   Doha, Qatar – 9 January 2020: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining and entertainment, is pleased to announce the reopening of its theme parks as of January 11th, following the government’s announcement on the phased approach to the reopening of amusement parks and other recreational ......read more

Qatar -  January 09, 2021:       • Larger and stronger bank with a robust financial position and liquidity • Well-diversified business and customer portfolio with a distinctive product offering • Stronger base to finance development initiatives in line with Qatar Vision 2030 • Combined entity underpinned by strong government support and ownership  • Superior shareholder value creation through realization of synergy potential • Masraf Al Rayan’s legal entity to be retained by combined group   In a joint press release issued today, and following the announcement on 30 June 2020 of a potential m ......read more

January 07, 2021:   The AIGNER Haute Couture is one of the most celebrated jewellery collections from the AIGNER universe. Exclusive, exceptional, and exquisitely detailed, the handpicked collection is designed for the AIGNER connoisseur, who appreciates the intricacies and the design prowess.  This year, the collection travels to the heart of Italy to discover motifs that tell a poignant story of love, truth, and absolute beauty.      Chiara and other Haute Couture jewellery collections are now available at AIGNER boutiques and select luxury outlets across the Middle East.  ...read more

United Arab Emirates -  January 07, 2021:  The world’s leading cargo carrier introduced its sustainability project, WeQare, that consists of a series of positive and impactful actions in the form of chapters. These actions are based on the core pillars of sustainability - environment, society, economy and culture. They are being implemented at all levels of the cargo carrier’s business which is a real turning point for air freight and will make the cargo carrier’s operations more sustainable, going forward.   “We are deeply concerned about the legacy we leave for the future generation. As a leading cargo carrier, we want to make CSR a key strateg ......read more

January 07, 2021:   Parmigiani Fleurier continues to showcase its dedication to métiers d’art and high watchmaking with the launch of the Tonda Reine de Mai collection. Inspired by the bucolic landscape in Switzerland surrounding its manufactures and the flowers found there, it combines Parmigiani Fleurier’s commitment to in-house manufacturing, fine finishing, and artistry. Nature and the beauty of the golden ratio are enduring sources of inspiration, and the Manufacture uses a wide array of artistic techniques to bring them to life in this release, including hand-chiseling, hand-diamond-setting, hand-polishing, hand-sandblasting, and marquetry. Th ......read more

From a greater adoption of sensors to a password-less future and closing the digital divide, 2021 will accelerate technologies that allow for more agility, resilience, and innovation 06  January 2021:  Cisco has revealed the top tech trends for 2021 and beyond with technologies that enable businesses to be more agile, resilient, and better prepared for unexpected challenges coming to the fore. In 2020, the arrival of future digital transformation occurred far faster than expected and research from Cisco expects this trend to continue during 2021. “As the pandemic unfolded, we worked with our customers to move from business continuity to business agility. We also helped ......read more

The innovative financial literacy program will return in the spring to further share best practices related to money management with secondary school and first year university students across Qatar  January 06 2021:  – Doha, Qatar:  Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), the largest private bank in Qatar, is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of its Financial Literacy Program ‘How Money works?’ for the first semester of the 2020/2021 academic year. Developed by QIB in collaboration with INJAZ Qatar, the program graduated 515 secondary school and universities students from more than 70 institutions in Qatar. This semester, the program was held in three ses ......read more

Doha, 5 January 2021:  QLM Life & Medical Insurance Company QPSC (“QLM”), the leading life and medical insurance company in Qatar, provides an update following the successful subscription period and constitutive general assembly. QLM is awaiting the required regulatory approvals for the admission to trade on the Qatar Exchange. The first day of trading of QLM shares is expected to be in January and QLM will provide an update on the precise date as soon as regulatory approvals are obtained and the date is confirmed. ...read more

Despite a challenging 2020, Doha Festival City has launched a host of new retailers across F&B, fashion, beauty, jewellery and home furnishings.  Doha’s largest entertainment, fashion and dining destination plans to open more than 20 new stores in 2021, further enriching its impressive portfolio of retailers  Doha, Qatar – 4 January 2021: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining and entertainment, wraps up 2020 with great achievements, having broadened its mall offering with more store openings for shoppers to enjoy.  Across dining, fashion, accessories, kids stores, home furnishings and more specialized outlets ......read more

Doha- Qatar, January 3, 2021:  Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) PQSC announces that its Board of Directors will meet on 27 January 2021 to approve and disclose year-end 2020 results.  ...read more

Qatar -  December 31, 2020:     Constitutive General Assembly   Agenda items   1- Hear and approve the Constitutional Committee’s report on the incorporation activities and related cost.  2- Approve the Company’s Article of Association. 3- Approve the appointment of the members of the company’s first Board of Directors. 4- Approve the appointment of the auditors for the first Financial Year and determine their Fees. 5- Announcement of the incorporation of the company.   The constitutive general assembly of QLM Life & Medical Insurance Company QPSC  was successfully concluded by a formal ann ......read more

    January 2021 - Media Listings   Media Listings         Morimoto Cuisine Japanese   Promotion Sushi & Steak Night     Sundays are for Sushi lovers and good vibes! About Offering a selection of nigari, sashimi and sushi rolls   Prawn tempura soba, steak and dessert ......read more

30 December 2020:  The General Secretariat of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) announced today that the Secretary General H.E. Dr. Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf, delivered today a formal invitation from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Amir of Qatar, to attend the 41st GCC Summit being held in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on January 5, 2021.   H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar, received the Secretary General of the Cooperation Council at the Amiri Court in Doha Palace today.    The Secret ......read more

“Fun, energetic, a sense of freedom.”  December 29, 2020:   For Peggy Gou, this applies as much to her latest Kirin collection as to the raves and festivals where she DJs.  This season, these two worlds merge into one as Krave. The result: coordinated, graphic looks that play out with euphoric expression, self-affirming character and irreverent ease.  Fast-paced days that blur together; ceaseless flights around the world; nights that pulse with sound and light—these are the real-life inspirations behind this collection’s dancing people motifs, the colour-blocked tracksuits and the effortless shirts and dresses. The oversized fits of ......read more

With InstaView Door-in-Door and UVnano, Refrigerators Deliver  Better Hygiene, Impeccable Style and LG’s Proven Fresh Food Technologies United Arab Emirates -  December 28, 2020:     At next month’s first virtual CES, LG Electronics (LG) will unveil new InstaView® Door-in-Door® refrigerators that boast upgraded features and design innovations for improved user convenience. The sleek refrigerator sports a larger glass panel for its InstaView Door-in-Door system while UVnano™ technology is featured in the built-in water dispenser for enhanced hygiene while InstaView voice recognition takes hands-free convenience to a whole new le ......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

United Arab Emirates -  December 22, 2020:  QLM Life & Medical Insurance Company the leading life and medical insurance company in Qatar reminds investors to subscribe to the Initial Public Offering ("IPO" or the "Offering"), which ends tomorrow at close of business (Doha time) on 23 December 2020.    Eligible investors - Qatari nationals and companies incorporated in Qatar and holding a commercial registration certificate with the Qatari Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI), and anchor investors defined as legal entities incorporated in the State of Qatar holding a commercial registration certificate issued by the MOCI can subscribe t ......read more

Celebrate love and positivity this holiday season December 22, 2020:   In a year when unprecedented challenges made everyone retreat to reflect on the meaningful moments in life, the approach of the holiday season brings with it a much-awaited opportunity to come together in spirit and rediscover a sense of joy and celebration, inspired by a renewed hope for the future. In light of this, Mouawad presents its Festive Rings for the holiday season and invites you to discover the beauty of gemstones that spark joy in every moment while retaining their powerful allure forever.   With their bright and bold colors, Mouawad’s Festive Rings evoke purely positive emotions ......read more

• Consumer-centric thinking is key to any design process. • Ten Design awards for GROHE: SmartControl kitchen honored with most design awards in 2020. • Precise control with a minimalistic design: Juries particularly acknowledged the kitchen faucet line for its intuitive operation.   21 December 2020:  Answering the “why” of a product is essential in the beginning of a design process in order to create meaningful and relevant product solutions to the consumer. To understand how they want to live and what they expect from their living spaces requires a deep understanding of consumers. “Anticipating even unarticulated needs in an earl ......read more

In its December episodes, Festival Fashion TV highlights Doha Festival City’s last month’s Fashion Shows, explores modest fashion with Rowayda Kawji and features stunning special occasion dresses with Maria Betty Mansour   Doha, Qatar – 21 December 2020:  Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for fashion, dining, and entertainment, concludes 2020 with three new FFTV episodes, showcasing the diversity of Qatar’s Fashion culture and Doha Festival City’s offer, as well as the exciting memories of November’s Fashion Festival.  December 13th episode presented a recap of Doha Festival City’s Fashion Month featuring ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 21 December 2020:   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al Khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, has proudly donated to the Qatar Autism Society (QAS) in support of its mission to aid and spread awareness about persons affected by autism. Commenting on the donation, Mr. Fahad Al Khalifa, Group Chief Executive Officer, at al khaliji, stated: “We proudly support the Qatar Autism Society as part of our commitment for the wider social, physical and mental wellbeing of the Qatari society. The QAS has been instrumental in supporting individuals affected by autism and their families in addressing their specific needs and developing their full potential. ......read more

First lecture offers professionals tangible ways to improve online and hybrid teams United Arab Emirates -  December 20, 2020:    Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, a Qatar Foundation partner university,  launched Community Partner Lectures, a virtual series featuring CMU-Q’s faculty experts in the areas of business, science and technology.   Michael Trick, the dean of CMU-Q, noted: “I strongly believe that as an institute of higher learning, we have a responsibility to give back to our community. CMU-Q’s Community Partner Lectures are a way we can share ideas and information with those in Qatar who are looking for new and better ways t ......read more

United Arab Emirates -  December 20, 2020:   Parmigiani Fleurier continues to showcase its dedication to métiers d’art and high watchmaking with the launch of the Tonda Reine de Mai collection. Inspired by the bucolic landscape in Switzerland surrounding its manufactures and the flowers found there, it combines Parmigiani Fleurier’s commitment to in-house manufacturing, fine finishing, and artistry. Nature and the beauty of the golden ratio are enduring sources of inspiration, and the Manufacture uses a wide array of artistic techniques to bring them to life in this release, including hand-chiseling, hand-diamond-setting, hand-polishing, hand-sand ......read more

• P&G and its brands will make their next wave of donations for COVID-19 relief including health, hygiene and cleaning products, PPE and financial support worth tens of millions of dollars as the first “acts of good” for 2021. • Lead with Love campaign unites P&G’s longstanding and ongoing Citizenship efforts of Community Impact, Equality & Inclusion, and Environmental Sustainability. • Unveiled through a powerful new creative film, “Emotions,” P&G invites everyone to make 2021 the year we all come together to do more and do better.   December 19, 2020:   Today, Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) is announcin ......read more

Following the great traction of Wave 1 of the Fintech Incubator and Accelerator Programs, Qatar FinTech Hub will open applications for Wave 2 in December 2020 The Qatar Fintech Hub Programs are backed by Qatar’s financial ecosystem and developed by Qatar Development Bank in collaboration with a host of partners and stakeholders Doha, Qatar – 16 December 2020: Qatar FinTech Hub (QFTH), co-founded by Qatar Development Bank (QDB) and established to support the growth of the FinTech industry in Qatar, has announced that registration for Wave 2 of its flagship Incubator and Accelerator Programs is now open. Both Programs are set to start in March and will run until Ju ......read more

United Arab Emirates -  December 14, 2020:    In a year when unprecedented challenges made everyone retreat to reflect on the meaningful moments in life, the approach of the holiday season brings with it a much-awaited opportunity to come together in spirit and rediscover a sense of joy and celebration, inspired by a renewed hope for the future. In light of this, Mouawad presents its Festive Rings for the holiday season and invites you to discover the beauty of gemstones that spark joy in every moment while retaining their powerful allure forever.   With their bright and bold colors, Mouawad’s Festive Rings evoke purely positive emotions, and as a gift carry w ......read more

14 December 2020 - Doha, Qatar: Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), the largest private Bank in Qatar, is celebrating Qatar National Day by rewarding customers with 18,000 Absher rewards points for opening a new deposit or a new MISK savings account. Running from 13th to 30th December 2020, over 18 days, all customers will be rewarded 18,000 Absher Rewards Points when they open a new Misk account with a minimum balance of QR 10,000, or open a Fixed Deposit, a Certificate of Deposit or an Absolute Mudaraba for a minimum of QR 100,000 for at least six months.    The Absher Rewards Program is a comprehensive rewards program that allows QIB customers to earn points when transferring th ......read more

14 December 2020:  UCL Qatar, a Partner University of Qatar Foundation, hosted its final graduation ceremony on 13 December 2020, graduating 108 students in doctoral programmes and master degrees in Library and Information Studies and Museum and Gallery Practice. The virtual ceremony was held alongside the university’s closing event. This event celebrated UCL Qatar’s achievements over the last 10 years in the country, marking the completion of its Agreement with Qatar Foundation. The last cohort of graduates joined the online ceremony from 12 countries across Europe, Asia and the Gulf. 29 different nationalities were represented, of which eight were Qatari nationals ......read more

December 13, 2020:  Students at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, capped off an extraordinary year of challenges, achievement, growth and innovation with a virtual Qatar National Day celebration. The CMU-Q Qatari Student Association held a photo competition and online event for students to connect and learn more about the rich Qatari culture, including traditional Qatari attire, the karak tea custom, Qatari proverbs, and Arabic calligraphy.  Mohammed Al-Qassabi, the president of the Qatari Student Association and a third-year student at CMU-Q, noted how different this year’s Qatar National Day will feel: “It will feel ......read more

To commemorate Qatar National Day and to share in the festive spirit with the community, Doha Festival City will adorn National decorations as well as host a variety of special events whilst implementing the stringiest safety measures to safeguard the community  Doha, Qatar – 13 December 2020:  Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, will hold this year’s Qatar National Day festivities from 14th to 18th December, between 2pm and 10pm with a range of family friendly activities.  To mark this special occasion, messages of gratitude will be placed throughout the Mall, while shoppers will get the opportunity to ......read more

10 innovative startups specializing in the sportstech industry from 6 countries were accelerated as part of QST’s award-winning Accelerator Program Doha, 12 December 2020:  Qatar SportsTech (QST), a leading startup accelerator and hub for innovative sportstech companies, has announced the completion of the third cohort of its Accelerator Program.  QST’s intensive three-month Accelerator Program supported 10 innovative startups in accelerating their growth to further develop their solutions in the industry, in line with QST’s vision to be a catalyst for reshaping sports technology in the region and beyond.  The selected startups had the opportunity to ......read more

December 12, 2020:  Eight original paintings will be showcased as part of Sara Al Thani’s ‘Collide a Thought’ Solo Exhibition in EllaMia’s hallway until December 17th, inviting guests to draw inspiration and explore the complex ideas behind Sara Al Thani’s expressive art Mondrian Doha continues to support Qatar’s arts and culture scene reiterating its commitment to empowering local artists  10 December 2020, Doha, Qatar – Mondrian Doha, managed by leading international lifestyle hospitality group, sbe, is pleased to announce the launch of ‘Collide a Thought’ exhibition, by renowned Qatari painter and sculptor Sara Al Thani ......read more

Fenix, the region’s micromobility leader, will offer Doha an efficient, affordable, and eco-friendly transportation solution The world’s first micromobility vehicles with integrated sanitization packs will be onboard every e-scooter, ensuring a COVID-19 free rides   Qatar, 10 December 2020 – Fenix, the Middle East’s leading e-scooter operator, has entered Qatar as a pioneering licensed micromobility solution to officially launch in the state. In coordination with the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Fenix is starting operations in key areas across Doha that are commuter friendly, including West Bay, West Bay Lagoon, Onaiza and Legtaifiya.& ......read more

December 10, 2020:  Get Ready to Adorn Your Eyes With Warm & Dreamy Autumn Hues. Choose From a Wide Range of Eyeshadow Palettes, Mascaras and Lashes Brought to You by Top International Beauty Brands ! This Fall Is Also About Plumping Your Skin, Keeping It Hydrated and Nourished for a Flawless Complexion and Impeccable Glow.   OUR OWN BRAND SEPHORA COLLECTION Sephora Collection is ready to unveil what's in store to suit your makeup needs this fall... Expect a perfect combo of luminous makeup and radiant skin with a new foundation range made up of 97% natural ingredients. Are you also ready for the Intense Ink Liner that will make you want to pin-up your eyes ......read more

Qatar - December 09, 2020:  Purificacion Garcia’s Lovely Flag Colors Collection Offers the Perfect Looks to Celebrate Qatar National Day in Style.      ...read more

United Arab Emirates -  December 08, 2020:    Students from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, secured first place in two of the three categories at this year’s Al Fikra competition. The winners for the national business competition, which is hosted by Qatar Development Bank (QDB), were recognized during the virtual Qatar Entrepreneurship Conference 2020. Mohammed Al-Qassabi won in the Startup Category for an invention to automatically detect when football players are offside. An information systems junior, Al-Qassabi’s idea brings together his deep interest in technology and a passion for football.  Al-Qa ......read more

December 08, 2020:   A young beauty enthusiast and leading influencer, Natalie Sallaum has turned her passion for beauty into an online realm, aiming to inspire and be inspired by connecting with thousands of her followers in Lebanon, the MENA region and all around the world. She uses her social media channels, where she incorporates her love for fashion and lifestyle, as a platform for female empowerment, encouraging women of all ages to follow their dreams and go after their passions.   Hoping to set an example, Natalie set out on a journey to turn her own dream of starting a unique beauty line into a reality. After three years of research and development, it has been ......read more

Doha, 8 December 2020 – Today, Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Palestine’s Ministry of Education to contribute to Education Above All (EAA) Foundation efforts, aimed at supporting Palestinian refugee students who are enrolled at UNRWA schools in Gaza, the West Bank and Syria. The beneficiary students face crises and poverty, and were selected based on the socio-economic circumstances of their families, which negatively affects them and their levels of enrolment. The MoU was signed by H.E. Khalifa bin Jassim Al-Kuwari, Director General of the Qatar Fund For Development, and H.E. Dr. Marwan Awartani, Palestinian Ministe ......read more

"Just like diamonds, on the inside we are all the same” December 08, 2020:   Displaying different colors, clarity and cuts, on the outside diamonds appear different, but on the inside they are all the same. Likewise, humans come to life under vastly different circumstances and are each shaped by their environment, but no matter how we appear on the outside, it’s what’s on the inside that makes us human. This is the core message of a new video featuring Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi and Mouawad Diamond Impact Fund Leader and Mouawad 5th generation Co-guardian Jimmy Mouawad. The Mouawad Diamond Impact Fund is a permanent, philanthropic initiativ ......read more

First logistics AEO-certified company in Qatar   Doha, Qatar, 7 December 2020 –  GAC Qatar can now offer some customers even faster customs clearance of their shipments, thanks to Qatar customs certifying the company as an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO). It is the only logistics company in the State to be awarded this certification in the Import and Export category. GAC’s AEO status was awarded after a stringent audit by Qatar customs of the company’s processes, procedures, systems, customs track record, financial health and safety and security measures. GAC Qatar and its customers can now enjoy a host of benefits including priority clearances, sim ......read more

December 06, 2020:  Wear your holiday joy with Pandora’s new designs from the Timeless collection, featuring a celestial-inspired star motif and made with quality metals including our signature sterling silver. Expertly designed, sustainably crafted and hand-finished, these necklaces, rings, bracelets, charms are meant to be cherished for generations. Pear-shaped stones set in the shape of a star-like snowflake make the Sparkling Snowflake Collier Necklace and Stud Earrings shimmer. Throughout the collection, deep blue stones reflect the beauty of the night sky. ABOUT PANDORA Pandora designs, manufactures and markets hand-finished jewellery made from high-quality ......read more

• IPO of Qatar's leading provider of life and medical insurance  • 60% of QLM’s shares, equivalent to 210,000,000 shares, are being offered at an Offer Price of QAR 3.15 per Offer Share, making the total size of the Offering QAR 659,400,000, excluding the offering costs of QAR 0.01 per share • QLM's implied total market capitalization at IPO is QAR 1,099,000,000 • Offering Price of QAR 3.15, resulting from the division of QLM’s market capitalization at IPO by the number of QLM’s post-conversion shares (350,000,000 shares)  • The Offering Price consists of the nominal value per share of QAR 1.00, a premium of QAR 2.14 an ......read more

QNRF Post-Doctoral Research Award project will explore using edge resources to enable deep learning for mobile health applications    Qatar -  December 05, 2020:   Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, received its first Post-Doctoral Research Award (PDRA) from Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) for a project led by Hend Gedawy, with Khaled Harras as mentor. The project, which will harness edge resources for deep learning, could have profound implications in the area of mobile health applications and data privacy.  The PDRA program is an initiative of QNRF to build human capability in research. The awards a ......read more

3 December 2020 - Doha, Qatar: Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), the largest private bank in Qatar, has been recognized for the second time as the “Bank of The Year – Qatar” by Financial Times’ - The Banker magazine – the World’s longest running international banking title, as part of their Bank of the Year Awards 2020. This exceptional accolade is in recognition of QIB’s outstanding performance through 2020, and its success in outperforming the competition on the levels of financial performance, strategic initiatives, and its response to the challenges related to COVID-19 pandemic. QIB’s recognition took place on Wednesday 2 December 2020 in a v ......read more

Qatar Fund For Development signs Memorandum of Understanding with Somalia’s Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education in support of Education Above All project to provide primary education to 57,000 out-of-school children   Doha, 30 November 2020 – Today, Qatar Fund For Development signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education of Somalia to support a local project by Education Above All (EAA) Foundation aimed at providing quality primary education to Somalian children. The MoU also aims to provide alternative basic education to older children and retain them, empower teachers to use child-cen ......read more

In the context of supporting local farms and agricultural products  Doha-Qatar – 29 November 2020:  As part of its longstanding support for local farmers and entrepreneurs, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.) has launched the ‘Local Fruits and Vegetables’ initiative in cooperation with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) across all branches - the largest grocery retail network in the country. The initiative is in line with Al Meera’s continuous support for the local producers. The initiative marks the beginning of the season and features a wide variety of premium quality fruits and vegetables at competitive prices, whilst a ......read more

28 November 2020 - Doha, Qatar: S&P Global Ratings (S&P) has reaffirmed Qatar Islamic Bank’s (QIB) Issuer Credit Rating at ‘A-/A-2’ with Stable Outlook. S&P said that its ratings on QIB reflect the global rating agency’s view of QIB’s robust corporate banking franchise, the bank’s favorable position as Qatar's largest Islamic bank, and QIB’s relatively conservative management. S&P added: We expect NPF coverage by provision will continue exceeding 150% over the next three years and still view the bank’s capitalization as a strong shelter. The bank’s funding profile is dominated by core customer deposits, 20% of wh ......read more

• Freehold ownership, residency and leasing opportunities are open for Qatari and foreign investors. • The Seef is a high-profile district under Lusail’s master plan, offers 600,000 square meters of development for mixed-use commercial purposes, stretching along the pristine 2.3-kilometer waterfront promenade.   Doha, Qatar November 28, 2020:  Lusail’s much-anticipated The Seef is now open for Qatari and Foreign investors. The location offers an attractive investment opportunity, situated at the heart of Lusail waterfront, and within proximity to many of the city’s landmarks including the Lusail Stadium which is at the front and centre of the up ......read more

Doha – 28, November 2020:  The Qatar Football Association (QFA) handed over the third part of its bid to host the AFC Asian Cup 2027. This section of the file includes the delivery of a government guarantee that is compatible with the AFC’s requirements for a successful bid. The government guarantees pledged by the State of Qatar is a commitment to meeting all regulatory conditions for hosting the tournament to the high standards that the QFA aims to achieve. The pledge fulfils the approved schedule laid out by the Asian Football Confederation, the game's ruling body on the continent. This commitment is part of the Qatar National Vision 2030, which promotes th ......read more

Doha, Qatar – November 25, 2020:   In line with its strategy for scaling its operations and business across the Qatari market and beyond, the MEEZA Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Eng. Ahmad Abdulla AL-Muslemani as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). With over 14 years of professional experience in the IT and telecom industry and previously as the acting CEO, Eng. Ahmad AL-Muslemani is very well placed to lead MEEZA Operations as he had amassed significant insights into the business and the ICT industry. Al-Muslemani will lead MEEZA, the country’s largest IT service provider, along with its experienced senior executive team onto the next c ......read more

The new service allows customers to transfer money to bank accounts in India in seconds   24 November 2020, Doha, Qatar:  As part of its ongoing efforts to offer the most convenient and fast banking services to all its customers, Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) is pleased to announce the launch of a new Direct Remit service to India, enabling its customers to make transfers to bank accounts within seconds.   Free of transfer fees till end of December and available 24/7 and exclusively on the QIB Mobile App, the Direct Remit service is designed to simplify the QIB customers’ remittance experience, and allows them to transfer money to bank accounts in India within 60 ......read more

Doha 24, November 2020:  Qatar Insurance Company, the leading insurer in the Middle East and North Africa region has been ranked as the “Top Investment House” by The Asset magazine for the third year in a row. The survey ranked top investment houses in Asian G3 bonds (issued by Asian issuers in USD, EUR and JPY) based on the number of votes won by their investors.   More than 430 different institutions including asset managers, hedge funds, private banks, banks, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds were evaluated and shortlisted during the survey. The ranking methodology used for the survey was based on the number of votes received from top-rate ......read more

Best Digital Bank of the Year in Qatar Best Retail Bank of the Year in Qatar Best Client Onboarding and Account Opening in the Middle East 23 November 2020 – Doha, Qatar: Qatar Islamic Bank’s (QIB), the largest private bank in Qatar, is pleased to announce its recognition with 3 prestigious awards at The Global Retail Banking Innovation Awards 2020 by The Digital Banker Magazine. QIB was awarded “Best Digital Bank of the Year in Qatar”, “Best Retail Bank of the Year in Qatar”, and “Best Client Onboarding and Account Opening in the Middle East” awards. The Global Retail Banking Innovation Awards Program recognizes the world’ ......read more

November 22, 2020 — Ogilvy announced today that Devika Bulchandani has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ogilvy North America and Global Chairwoman of Advertising. Devika will be responsible for driving all aspects of Ogilvy’s core business across the United States and Canada which spans Advertising, Brand & Content, Public Relations & Influence, Experience, Growth & Innovation, and Health. She will also support Ogilvy's advertising business across the global network.     Andy Main, Global CEO for Ogilvy said: “Dev is a leader with relentless drive, a sharp understanding of our clients’ rapidly evolving needs, and an undeniable ......read more

Doha, Qatar – November 22, 2020 – Dukhan Bank announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shariah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, the bank clients Saad Al-Kuwari and Maher Rouhdu each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Hatem Darwish, Khalil Al Mukdad, Mohamed Abouhamda, Majed Fawzi, Hani Alrefo, Nusair Idelbi, Abdel Hammor, Mahmoud Al Ken, Umber Hassan, Maryam Khayat, Mohammed Gazdhar, Maryam Al-Ammari, Jassim Fakhroo, Hassan Al-Mutawa, Laith Bayari, Eissa Shamiyeh, Jabor Al-Mohammadi, Saad Khurram, Tasneem Kh ......read more

The 4th edition of the MISK Account starts on 26 November 2020 and promises even more weekly and monthly cash prizes worth QR 10 Million for 805 Lucky Winners 21 November 2020 – Doha, Qatar:  Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), the largest private bank in Qatar, is pleased to announce the lucky winner of a QAR 1,000,000 cash prize, the grand prize of the 3rd edition of the highly anticipated MISK Account annual draw. QIB customer, Ms. Sara Al Malki, is the Millionaire Winner of the third edition of MISK Account’s grand prize, following a draw conducted in the presence of representatives from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and QIB officials. Ms. Sara received her grand pri ......read more

Doha Festival City kicked-off its Fashion month last week featuring six spectacular fashion shows, and exclusive collections from a host of retailers  The unique fashion month will run until November 27th, celebrating fashion at Doha Festival City with a line-up of exciting fashion shows and unique offers on the latest collections available across a myriad of retailers at the Mall.  Doha, Qatar – 19, November 2020:  Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, kicked-off its Fashion Month, with exclusive fashion shows, held on Thursday November 12th and Friday November 13th.  With the attendance of VIP gu ......read more

18 November 2020, Doha, Qatar: Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), the largest private Bank in Qatar, is pleased to announce the introduction of new features to its Mobile App, further empowering its customers to instantly manage and control their credit and charge cards through the app and fulfill their daily banking needs remotely. Developed with customers’ banking needs in mind, the QIB Mobile App now allows them to benefit from new advanced features, including a real time display of credit card transactions status and the instant activation of their Credit Shield Takaful plan.  Customers can now easily see their credit card transactions status - outstanding, matched, dropped, canc ......read more

Doha - 18 Nov 2020:  Qatar Insurance Group, the flagship insurer in Qatar and the MENA region has recently announced the appointment of Mr. Hasan Al-Lawati as the new CEO for its subsidiary Oman Qatar Insurance Company (OQIC). Mr. Lawati will focus on driving forward the strategic goals of OQIC and will facilitate its further growth and development in the Sultanate of Oman.  This step comes in line with QIC Group’s consistent strategic approach that aims to focus on identifying local talent and empowering them to spearhead key developments within the QIC Group. In fact, much of the success of QIC Group and its entities is attributable to the key contributions made by ......read more

Celebrating a new partnership between Al Alfia for Education and Qatar’s most prominent expatriate family in international education, Northview International School will open for expressions of interest in early 2021 and its doors for pupils in September 2021. Northview International School will provide a high-quality American education at a mid-fee, with a mission to empower students and support them to achieve their full potential.   Doha, Qatar – 16 November 2020:  Northview International, the new boutique American curriculum school by Artemis Education, is coming to Qatar, opening for September 2021 for classes of Pre-KG (3 years old) to Grade 2 (7 ......read more

Under the management of Murwab Hotel Group    Doha, Qatar – November 15, 2020:  Sealine Beach, A Murwab Resort, and Qatar’s first leisure destination, has been named ‘Luxury Private Beach Resort’ in the regional category at the 14th annual World Luxury Hotel Awards (WLHA) 2020 held at a virtual ceremony this year. Setting the basis for service industry standards around the globe, the World Luxury Hotel Awards mark a global pinnacle of achievement, offering recognition to global, continental, regional and country luxury accommodations in more than 100 different categories. Commenting on the win of the prestigious awards, Mr. Ahmad Al-Abdullah, ......read more

See Pandora’s celebrity friends Mil-lie Bobby Brown, Halima Aden, Georgia May Jagger and more as you have never seen them before November 14, 2020:  In collaboration with renowned animation studio, Andy Baker Studios, Pandora is revealing a mixed media short film named ‘One Lovely Day,’ to help spread holiday spirit and love. In a time when togetherness is needed more than ever, Pandora has brought together Millie Bobby Brown, Coco & Breezy and the Pandora Muses – Nathalie Emmanuel, Halima Aden, Georgia May Jagger, Larsen Thompson, Tasya Van Ree and Margaret Zhang – in a new colourful, virtual world. United in their mission to spread holiday spi ......read more

To celebrate fashion and beauty and its host of retailers, Doha Festival City will mark the month of November with an exclusive Fashion Festival  For three consecutive weekends, Doha Festival City’s centre court will be transformed into a runway, showcasing la crème de la crème of the Mall’s exclusive retailers and latest collections  Doha, Qatar – 11 November 2020:  Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, will host a unique Fashion Month this November. The stage will be set for its myriad of fashion retailers across women’s and men’s, offering them the platform to showcase their lates ......read more

• Fitch Ratings’ affirmed the Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'A' with a ‘Stable’ Outlook  • Moody’s affirmed A3/Prime-2 deposit ratings with a ‘Stable’ Outlook   Doha, 10 November 2020:  Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C. announces that rating agencies Fitch and Moody’s have affirmed the banks ratings as 'A' with a "stable" outlook and A3/Prime-2, with a “stable” outlook respectively.   Fitch defines those entities within 'A' rating as exhibiting adequate assets quality, improving profitability and low default risk”. The bank's ......read more

Recognized for excellence and outstanding industry leadership, Doha Festival City won the ‘Best Use of Social Media in Marketing’, ‘Best In-House Magazine’, and ‘Best Shopping Center of the Year’ Awards The CMO Asia Brand Leadership Awards celebrate great achievements amongst the marketing community from across the region   Doha, Qatar – 10 November 2020: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, is pleased to announce it has received three prestigious accolades at the 2020 Brand Leadership Awards, organized by CMO Asia, a peer networking body that aims to help connect marketers acr ......read more

United Arab Emirates -  November 09, 2020:   As women champion all areas of life, they tend to feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices of products when it comes to skincare. Olay’s new Power Duo allows women to take on challenges without worrying about their skin while reconnecting with their original, fearless selves. Where beauty meets resilience, the newly launched product duo is designed to motivate and revitalize both mind and body. It’s time to fear less and glow more  “We at Olay recognize that woman’s life can be sometimes tough and stressful. We want to help her by providing superior skincare products backed by intensive rese ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 8 November 2020: Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (Bedaya Center), a joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank and Silatech has forged a partnership with Innovation Café located at the Porto Arabia to provide local entrepreneurs the ideal platform to display and promote their products.  This partnership is a continuation of the pioneering and effective role undertaken by Bedaya  Center to support entrepreneurs by providing beneficial opportunities for small and home businesses to display and promote their products in one of the newest Qatari cafes in the most plush area of the country.  Under this agreement, Innovation Caf ......read more

Festival Fashion TV (FFTV) kicks-off November episodes featuring fashion influencer   Juliana Heide, and shedding light on sustainable collections available from Doha Festival City’s myriad of retailers.   Doha, Qatar – 7 November 2020:  Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for fashion, dining and entertainment has announced the launch of the new season of its exclusive Fashion TV ‘FFTV’ series, dedicated to sustainability in fashion. The ‘FFTV’ episode featured one of Doha’s renowned fashion personalities who showcased Doha Festival City’s ultimate shopping experience, shared the latest fashion trends for ......read more

This November, shoppers at Doha Festival City are invited to view a plethora of new collections and exclusive mid-season offers from leading fashion, home interior, electronics, jewelry and accessories brands at the Mall Doha, Qatar – 5 November 2020:  Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining and entertainment, is pleased to announce the release of new collections and an exclusive line-up of mid-season offers, offering visitors unique fashion inspiration by a host of the Mall’s retailers.  Doha Festival City’s plethora of retailers will present their latest Fall/Winter collections and invite guests to  benefit from e ......read more

The Openwork Star Constellations Charm evokes the mystery of the galaxy with its spherical shape, openwork lines and sparkling, elevated stones.   November 05, 2020:    This year and every year, Pandora helps you celebrate the holidays with elegant, exquisitely crafted jewellery that makes every moment shine a little brighter. Whether through sterling silver pieces that are as festive as the season or a gift that shows your loved ones how special they are, the Pandora Timeless collection is designed to elevate and celebrate. On 29 October, Pandora will release highly anticipated new designs to join the range. “This collection of classic, sparkling jewellery is p ......read more

The leading financial magazine has selected QIB as one of the world’s best financial and business institutions to respond to the pandemic-related challenges on customers, employees, and the community 4 November 2020 – Doha, Qatar: Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) is pleased to announce its award as one of the world’s top financial and business institutions to weather the COVID-19 implications on customers, employees and the wider community as part of the recently published Global Finance’s Outstanding Crisis Leadership 2020 Report. Global Finance’s Outstanding Crisis Leadership 2020 program recognized banks and companies that excelled in responding to the global p ......read more

3 November 2020, Doha, Qatar: Fitch Ratings has affirmed Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB)’s Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'A' with a Stable Outlook. Fitch has also reaffirmed QIB's Viability Rating (VR) at 'bbb'. Fitch Ratings said in its Rating Action Commentary that: “QIB's VR reflects the bank's strong company profile, which is underpinned by its leading domestic Islamic banking franchise. QIB is the oldest and largest Islamic bank in Qatar, accounting for about half of total Islamic banking assets. QIB holds 10% of total domestic banking assets (making it Qatar’s second-largest bank) and 13% of deposits at end-June 2020. QIB's stron ......read more

Bedaya hosts Educational workshops on basic concepts in the field of entrepreneurship  Doha, Qatar – 3, November 2020: Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (Bedaya Center), a joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank and Silatech, recently held a series of educational and informative workshops. These workshops are part of the Foundation Program conceptualized by Bedaya Center to deal with the basic requirements in the field of entrepreneurship to support the center's endeavors to spread the culture  of entrepreneurship in the country and enhance the role of youth in society. The workshop series were held via the interactive “ZOOM ......read more

After a long wait, the iconic and avant-garde CUT restaurant reopened its doors, disrupting the gastronomic experience through layers of new flavors and new menu items Doha, Qatar – 3 November 2020:  Mondrian Doha, managed by leading international lifestyle hospitality group, sbe, is excited to announce the much-anticipated reopening of CUT. Founded by world-famous Austrian-American celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, CUT Doha has revamped its identity under the leadership of Executive Chef Justin Yu, well known by Qatar’s community, particularly for his mastership in ribs and steaks. Reflecting the individuality of Doha, CUT’s new menu now includes a wider variet ......read more

November 02, 2020:   Attention online beauty shoppers! November at Sephora Middle East is bringing you the hottest offers! Enjoy from 30% to 50% off on your most-loved and must-have products on Sephora.ae / Sephora.sa , and the Sephora APP (available in UAE and KSA). If that’s not enough temptation for you to surf and shop, here are 6 REASONS more to spoil yourself at Sephora this Beauty November.    #1 Exclusive online daily discounts on your favorite brands Consider yourself lucky! From November 1st till the 30th, you will have daily access to discounts on some of your favorite brands.  How is this possible? Every day, a new brand will be marked up to ......read more

QIB ranked Safest Islamic Bank in Qatar for the fourth consecutive year    28, October 2020 - Doha, Qatar:  New York based Global Finance Magazine has named Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) as one of the top 10 safest banks in the Middle East, for the first time this year, 3rd Safest Islamic Bank in GCC and 2nd Safest Bank in Qatar as part of Global Finance’s annual rankings of the World’s Safest Banks. The leading financial magazine, an international reference in the world of finance, has also ranked QIB as the Safest Islamic Bank in Qatar for the fourth consecutive year. Global Finance’s annual rankings of the World’s Safest Banks have been a reco ......read more

Doha, 27 October 2020:  Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), the leading insurer in Qatar and the Middle East North African (MENA) region announced its financial results for the first nine months of 2020. Following a 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 9M 2020 financial results. For the period, QIC’s Gross Written Premiums grew by 4% to QAR 10.2 billion, primarily driven by hardening of rates in commercial insurance and reinsurance. In addition, QIC’s lead position in its domestic online personal lines business paid off well as customers transacted throu ......read more

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