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24 September 2020, Doha, Qatar: Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), the largest private Bank in Qatar, is pleased to announce the recognition of its GCEO, Mr. Bassel Gamal, as “Middle East’s Islamic Banker of The Year”, and QIB as “Islamic Bank of The Year in Qatar” at The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Awards 2020.In recog... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar – September 23, 2020:  Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, started the fall 2020 semester with its highest enrollment numbers since opening its doors in 2004. There are 124 first-year students enrolled at CMU-Q representing 34 nationalities. The CMU-Q student body is compos... ... Read more
Qatar,  September 21, 2020:  A lavish feast for the senses, ESPA Mondrian Doha re-opens its doors with a host of new health and safety measures to ensure the comfort, well-being, and safety of all guests, following the latest government announcements on the second part of the gradual lifting of restrictions of phase four.Treat yourself an... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar – September 21, 2020:  ACS International School Doha has launched its new sports mascot as it moved into its landmark new campus this September.ACS Doha Wolves is the new mascot for the new era, ushering in a new vision for sport at the school.. The Wolves will  feature in all the school’s sports activities an... ... Read more
The new watch expertly marries mechanical watchmaking and métiers d’art September 21, 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 ... ... Read more
The national carrier of the State of Qatar partnered with Qatar Charity, Monoprix Qatar and Talabat to enable citizens and residents of Qatar to donate suppliesThe scheme follows a similar initiative that Qatar Airways organised to donate essential supplies to Lebanon last month Doha, Qatar – September 20, 2020: Qatar Airways in partners... ... Read more
 It has more than 70,000 hospitals and healthcare centers around the world  It aims to expand internationally and enter new markets  The size of the network is comparable to major global insurance companies  Service providers inside Qatar provide service to customers via an ID card  Keeping pace with its growing customer b... ... Read more
United Arab Emirates,  September 16, 2020:  The Thai-inspired luxury spa, located on the 29th floor of Dusit Doha Hotel, will welcome guests starting from September 15th, in line with the fourth phase of the gradual lifting of restrictions Devarana Spa will reopen adhering to the highest levels of safety measures, ensuring guests and... ... Read more
September 15, 2020:  Playful elegance is at the heart of this Versus Versace timepiece that combines sophistication with raw glamour. Decidedly designed to make a bold statement, this timepiece doesn’t shy away from the spotlight; it embraces its uniqueness and celebrates the Versus DNA in every inch of its details..  A motley mix o... ... Read more
Doha-Qatar – 14 September 2020:  As part of its ambitious expansion plan and with a view to provide exceptional service to customers, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.) has announced the opening of its third “MAAR” convenience store at the Umm Ghuwailina metro station. The MAAR store, a sub-brand of Al Meera, mea... ... Read more
International Day for Protection of Education from Attack   • Organized by Education Above All Foundation, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science, Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities, UNESCO, UNICEF and Qatar Fund for Development• Minister of E... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar – 13th September 2020:  Barwa Bank announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shariah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters. As the draw results showed, the bank clients Hind Al-Binsaeed and Eid Alajmi each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a ca... ... Read more
The “Best Islamic Retail Bank in the Middle East & Qatar”, “Best Digital Bank in Qatar” and “Best SME Bank in Qatar” awards are a testament to Qatar Islamic Bank’s successful growth strategy, driven by customers’ needs  13 September 2020, Doha, Qatar: Qatar Islamic Bank’s (QIB... ... Read more
The “Best Islamic Retail Bank in the Middle East & Qatar”, “Best Digital Bank in Qatar” and “Best SME Bank in Qatar” awards are a testament to Qatar Islamic Bank’s successful growth strategy, driven by customers’ needs  13 September 2020, Doha, Qatar: Qatar Islamic Bank’s (QIB... ... Read more
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Park Hyatt Doha to host the city’s sixth Porsche Destination charging station.   DOHA (26 Sept, 2020) – Park Hyatt Doha has announced a partnership with Porsche Centre Doha as part of the car company’s roll out it’s global charging network called “Porsche Destination Charging” programme.  The partnership will see the installation of a Porsche Destination Charger with Porsche electric car customers able to charge their cars at the hotel on a complimentray basis, whether just visiting the hotel or staying overnight.  “This collaboration between Park Hyatt Doha and Porsche Centre Doha is a natural fit. Both are luxury bra ......read more

For the Launch of Its New Pasha Watch, Cartier Unveils a New Campaign Highlighting a Community of Unique Personalities Who Are Changing the Codes of Success by Forging Exceptional and Diverse Paths of Creativity   September 24, 2020:  Cartier is launching a multimedia campaign fronted by five extraordinary talents, Rami Malek, Troye Sivan, Willow Smith, Maisie Williams and Jackson Wang. The campaign, to be disseminated across the world, marks the celebration of the launch of the new Pasha watch, a cult watch marked by its distinctive codes and extraordinary design.  Since its creation in the 1980s, the Pasha watch has embodied a certain idea of success that is evi ......read more

24 September 2020, Doha, Qatar: Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), the largest private Bank in Qatar, is pleased to announce the recognition of its GCEO, Mr. Bassel Gamal, as “Middle East’s Islamic Banker of The Year”, and QIB as “Islamic Bank of The Year in Qatar” at The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Awards 2020. In recognition of his visionary leadership and achievements in the world of Islamic banking, Mr. Bassel Gamal, QIB’s Group CEO, received the “Middle East’s Islamic Banker of The Year” award. Mr. Gamal bas been the leader of the strategic transformation of QIB since 2013, and has been instrumental in the Bank’s successful a ......read more

Doha, Qatar – September 23, 2020:  Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, started the fall 2020 semester with its highest enrollment numbers since opening its doors in 2004. There are 124 first-year students enrolled at CMU-Q representing 34 nationalities.  The CMU-Q student body is composed of 442 students representing 52 nations. Michael Trick, Dean of CMU-Q said, “The first-year students started university during a pandemic. They are resilient and our community has come together to ensure that they are prepared, and feel supported in their academics and throughout their student experience.” Carnegie Mellon U ......read more

September 22, 2020:  To coincide with the 75th session of the UN General Assembly – and the SDG Business Forum – the World Gold Council has published a report entitled Gold Mining’s Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.    The report outlines how leading gold mining companies are making a significant contribution towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report includes 39 case studies on how members of the World Gold Council are bringing about positive change across four thematic areas: global partnerships; social inclusion; economic development; and responsible operations, energy and the environment.  &nb ......read more

Qatar,  September 21, 2020:  A lavish feast for the senses, ESPA Mondrian Doha re-opens its doors with a host of new health and safety measures to ensure the comfort, well-being, and safety of all guests, following the latest government announcements on the second part of the gradual lifting of restrictions of phase four. Treat yourself and your loved ones to a luxury spa experience with an exclusive line of bespoke treatments that deliver an unforgettable wellness voyage hidden within a private garden of serenity and tranquility. 21 September 2020, Doha, Qatar – Mondrian Doha, managed by leading international lifestyle hospitality group, sbe, is pleased to announce the ......read more

Doha, Qatar – September 21, 2020:  ACS International School Doha has launched its new sports mascot as it moved into its landmark new campus this September. ACS Doha Wolves is the new mascot for the new era, ushering in a new vision for sport at the school. The Wolves will  feature in all the school’s sports activities and will represent the school at events and sports matches  with the  competitive ‘bite’ of this fearsome animal. The decision to move to a new mascot was born out of listening  to the community of parents, staff and students the school says. Conscious that middle  school and senior students in particular want a ma ......read more

The new watch expertly marries mechanical watchmaking and métiers d’art   September 21, 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-c ......read more

An exciting collection of retail stores, including leading fashion, home décor and accessories brands, reveal exclusive line-up of End of Season special offers      Doha, Qatar – 20th September 2020:  Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining and entertainment, is pleased to announce a myriad of offers to celebrate the end of season from a host of retail stores at the Mall. A number of outlets will avail their special deals and exciting offers for Doha Festival City’s visitors from mid-September till early November 2020.  Doha Festival City is excited to bring shoppers the best deals and savings on their f ......read more

The national carrier of the State of Qatar partnered with Qatar Charity, Monoprix Qatar and Talabat to enable citizens and residents of Qatar to donate supplies The scheme follows a similar initiative that Qatar Airways organised to donate essential supplies to Lebanon last month   Doha, Qatar – September 20, 2020: Qatar Airways in partnership with Qatar Charity, Monoprix Qatar – a member of Ali Bin Ali Holding – has delivered an aid programme that enabled citizens and residents of Qatar to donate almost 100 tonnes of food and other essential supplies to Sudan following the devastating flooding in the country. Since the aid programme was launched on 12 Sept ......read more

 It has more than 70,000 hospitals and healthcare centers around the world  It aims to expand internationally and enter new markets  The size of the network is comparable to major global insurance companies  Service providers inside Qatar provide service to customers via an ID card  Keeping pace with its growing customer base at the local, regional and international levels   Doha - 20 Sept 2020:  QLM Life and Medical Insurance Company announced the expansion of its global medical network based on the company's keenness to provide the best to its customers. This step highlights the company's customer focused approach of caring for ......read more

United Arab Emirates,  September 16, 2020:  The Thai-inspired luxury spa, located on the 29th floor of Dusit Doha Hotel, will welcome guests starting from September 15th, in line with the fourth phase of the gradual lifting of restrictions  Devarana Spa will reopen adhering to the highest levels of safety measures, ensuring guests and staff safety remains at the forefront of the reopening strategy Doha, Qatar: 15 September 2020: Dusit Doha, a leading 5-star hotel offering unique Thai-inspired gracious hospitality, is pleased to announce the reopening of its exquisite Devarana Spa on September 15th. The unique Thai-inspired haven of relaxation, located on the 29th floor o ......read more

September 15, 2020:  Playful elegance is at the heart of this Versus Versace timepiece that combines sophistication with raw glamour. Decidedly designed to make a bold statement, this timepiece doesn’t shy away from the spotlight; it embraces its uniqueness and celebrates the Versus DNA in every inch of its details.  A motley mix of shapes, textures and patterns harmoniously come together to present this timepiece that adds a splash of color to your personality. With the textured bezel offsetting the guilloches on the dial, the timepiece is highlighted by the stick and elegant dauphine hour hands. The signature Versus 3D lion head finds its place in the conspicuous lugs ......read more

Doha-Qatar – 14 September 2020:  As part of its ambitious expansion plan and with a view to provide exceptional service to customers, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.) has announced the opening of its third “MAAR” convenience store at the Umm Ghuwailina metro station.  The MAAR store, a sub-brand of Al Meera, meaning ‘passing by’ in Arabic seeks to provide an on-the-go shopping service to commuters on the Doha Metro within the convenience of their journey. The third store is the latest addition to the convenient store chain, with other stores serving customers at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) and Msheireb metro stations.& ......read more

International Day for Protection of Education from Attack       • Organized by Education Above All Foundation, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science, Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities, UNESCO, UNICEF and Qatar Fund for Development • Minister of Education and Higher Education: This day embodies its importance as a prerequisite for sustainable development for everyone • Minister of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs: The commitment of the State of Qatar to provide quality education to one million girls by solutions in 2021 • QFFD Director ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 13th September 2020:  Barwa Bank announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shariah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, the bank clients Hind Al-Binsaeed and Eid Alajmi each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Ossama Eliwa, Shamma Al-Kaabi, Ali Wassouf, Fayez Ali, Noora Al-Marri, Iqab Jaber, Dana Al-Mulla, Molouk Alhendawi, Fatima Al-Romaihi, Zahya Khalifa, Mohammed Al-Marri, Abdalla Mohamed, Saad Al-Abdulla, Abdelaziz Saleh, Khalifa Al-Binali, Hmad Abdulmajid, Hanan Al-Maslamani, Surraiya Naseem, Ahm ......read more

The “Best Islamic Retail Bank in the Middle East & Qatar”, “Best Digital Bank in Qatar” and “Best SME Bank in Qatar” awards are a testament to Qatar Islamic Bank’s successful growth strategy, driven by customers’ needs    13 September 2020, Doha, Qatar: Qatar Islamic Bank’s (QIB) best-in-class services have been recognised with three prestigious awards from The Asian Banker, a leading international provider of strategic intelligence on the financial services industry. The recognition of QIB took place in a virtual awards ceremony, where QIB was represented by Mr. D. Anand, QIB’s General Manager - Personal ......read more

The Tonda GT collection adds an integrated chronograph to its line-up for Watches & Wonders Shanghai   September 12, 2020:  In 2016, in celebration of their 20th anniversary, Parmigiani Fleurier joined a small but prestigious group of manufactures with the introduction of the Tonda Chronor Anniversaire, featuring the Maison’s first-ever in-house integrated chronograph- the PF361 caliber. Only seven brands in the watchmaking world have the expertise necessary to develop, manufacture and meticulously assemble such an intricate caliber, and today, Parmigiani Fleurier is proud to announce the third such feat in its 23-year history for the highly anticipated Watches & ......read more

United Arab Emirates,  September 12, 2020:  On March 10, 2020, schools and universities across Qatar closed their doors, as part of the measures introduced to halt the spread of Covid-19. The unprecedented closures heralded a period of rapid change for the education sector. Six months on, we asked faculty and students at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) how they adapted to the shutdown, the effect that remote learning has had on education, and their hopes – and fears – for the future. In the first of this special two-part series, a CMU-Q student and a faculty member reflect on life under lockdown. Fatima El-Sallabi - Business Administration junior W ......read more

September 10, 2020:  Ogilvy has become the first agency brand to reach an impressive social media milestone: one million followers on LinkedIn.    LinkedIn has become the social destination for business, employment, and company culture content. Ogilvy’s global social and thought leadership strategy is a natural fit with LinkedIn. The one million follower landmark is the result of the cultivation of a community where big ideas that shape brands are shared, celebrated, and discussed.     Ogilvy’s one million LinkedIn followers come from across the globe and the business spectrum. The top five nations represented in Ogilvy’s LinkedIn community ......read more

September 09, 2020:   The world’s most-watched football league moves onto Hublot time   Hublot is thrilled to announce it will become the Premier League’s Official Timekeeper from the start of the 2020/21 season. Hublot Loves Football!   Hublot’s historical and now ubiquitous presence in football makes it a perfect partner for the Premier League, which attracts many of the world’s best players and most decorated managers, and is enjoyed by fans around the globe.   Matches featuring the 20 teams are available to watch in 880 million households in 188 of the world's 193 countries recognized by the United Nations. According ......read more

International Day for Protection of Education from Attack   Doha, Qatar - September 09, 2020:   On the first International Day for Protection of Education from Attack, Education Above All (EAA) Foundation and its global partners are calling for an end to attacks on education and for world leaders to safeguard this fundamental human right. The call comes amid the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education globally, particularly in conflict zones and fragile states.  This is not just another day on the UN calendar. Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of EAA and UN Sustainable Development Goals Advocate, is calling today on world leaders ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 9 September 2020:  ACS International School Doha has opened its doors to its landmark new campus in Al Kheesa.  Situated in an accessible location off the Al Shamal Road, the state-of-the-art campus continues to remain well connected to the existing ACS Doha community, while also serving the expanding Doha areas including Lusail and The Pearl. Spanning an impressive 60,000 square metres, the new campus is designed to accommodate almost 2,500 students and boasts countless facilities designed for inside and outside-the-classroom learning. It features a FIFA-sized football pitch, an all-weather athletic track, a large multi-purpose indoor gym and a ......read more

Hello September! September 09, 2020:  Reminiscent of all things romantic and whimsy, like a treasured flower tucked inside the yellowed pages of a book, this spectacular AIGNER timepiece and jewellery is an ode to the season of Spring. Of sun and her flowers, of subdued charm and delicate femininity – this beautiful timepiece and jewellery celebrate the rendezvous between nature and you.    While Aprilia is a defining style statement on its own, the jewellery provides the perfect prologue to your striking persona. Imbuing movement and touched by grace, the patterns on the mother-of-pearl jewellery capture the beauty of rays of sun reflecting on its tranquil surf ......read more

Doha – Qatar, 07 September 2020:  Barwa Bank Group disclosed its financial statements for the second quarter ending 30th June 2020, where the Group has recorded a net income of QAR 529 million as compared to QAR 470 million this time last year, representing a growth of 12.5%. The bank accounts for the pandemic (COVID-19) effect in its financial report, in line with International standards and in accordance with Qatar Central Bank (QCB) rules. The results showed that the Group continues its positive performance with the total income standing at QAR 1.8 billion compared to QAR 1.4 billion in the same period last year, a growth of 22%. The results are testament to Barwa ......read more

The second Festival Fashion TV "FFTV" challenge, broadcasted on Doha Festival City’s official YouTube, Facebook and IGTV, will kick start its new season by hosting Qatar’s top fitness gurus     This month’ ‘FFTV’ series will feature prominent fitness personalities who will be challenged to shop for a full fitness outfit from the Mall’s myriad of sports outlets   Doha, Qatar – 7 September 2020:  Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for fashion, will host the second challenge of its exclusive Fashion TV ‘FFTV’ series, dedicated to fitness enthusiasts, on Sunday 6th September at ......read more

7th September 2020:  “Art begets art”, American author Susan Vreeland once famously said. And this is certainly true in the case of Tripod, the 13th collaboration between MB&F and Switzerland’s premier clockmaker L’Epée 1839. Tripod comprises a minimalist clock face suspended between three delicate insect-like legs. It follows the mighty T-Rex in what will become a trilogy of half animal/half robot creations that MB&F calls Robocreatures. Tripod’s name originates in the trios that inform it: three legs, three insect-eye spheres, and three movement levels comprising the creature’s mechanical body. Also, Tripod is the second in a group of thr ......read more

A CULT WATCH INITIALLY CREATED IN 1985 A SQUARE INSIDE A CIRCLE AN EXTRAORDINARY DESIGN AN EXTROVERT AND UNISEX WATCH A COLLECTION  Produced in steel, yellow gold, pink gold and set with diamonds, the Pasha de Cartier collection includes many models, incorporating fine jewellery pieces and fine watchmaking creations with skeleton versions. With its distinctive codes and extraordinary design, the Pasha watch is for those who think big. A broad worldview which echoes a whole new generation of successful talent. Their success is reflected in new, unique and diverse creative projects being launched in 2020 that set them apart from previous generations. A community of personali ......read more

• Health precautions introduced throughout the visa application system, including the doorstep ‘On Demand Mobile Visa’ service available for student visa customers.  • UK Visas and Immigration has introduced greater flexibility in visa rules, allowing students to apply for visas when they are able to travel to the UK, rather than at the start of their studies. • Students completing courses online will still be eligible to apply for the Graduate Route, provided they are in the UK by 06 April 2021.    September 02, 2020:  As part of its commitment to enhance the visa system experience for students, United Kingdom Visas and Immigration ......read more

September 02, 2020:  The Snake chain bracelet was the first Pandora Moments bracelet designed and launched 20 years ago and has since become an iconic canvas on which people can tell their story and express themselves. The Snake chain is not just a functional part of our bracelets, But an aesthetic element we could invoke in new ways. We have reimagined some of our favourite existing Pandora pieces with the Snake chain pattern The ideal way to celebrate Pandora’s past and weave it into our future. INNOVATION: This Snake chain line-up increases with a brand new stylish and secure T-bar closure.   ...read more

Doha-Qatar – 02 September 2020: Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.) has launched a new campaign in a series of sustainability initiatives as part of its rigorous efforts to instil environmental-friendly values across various segments of the society.  The ‘Truth Bottle’ campaign is launched to raise awareness on wise water consumption in Qatar and the need to preserve the valuable resource as the country moves towards a sustainable future.  In local water statistics reports, research shows that Qatar’s water consumption per capita is one of the highest in the world, at 500 litres per person in a day. Many similar studies point to the excessi ......read more

-The Hamilton International School is ready to welcome students back to school  - The school can accommodate students on campus 5 days a week, but has options for Online and Blended Learning  Doha, Qatar – 2 September 2020:  The Hamilton International School, owned and operated by International Schools Partnership (ISP), is ready to welcome students back to school on campus for the 2020-2021 Academic year.  Terry Senior, Principal of The Hamilton International School said: “In line with the guidelines issued by the MoEHE, our school has implemented enhanced health and safety protocols, ensuring that our community comes back to a safe environmen ......read more

NordPass gives advice on keeping children safe online   United Arab Emirates,  September 01, 2020:  With the back to school season in full swing, the dangers of online hacks, scams, and cyberbullying increase. Today, children spend more time online than ever before. Most schools now require children to have their own laptops or tablets, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, when most schools chose remote teaching. However, few schools give clear instructions to children and parents about how to stay secure online.  NordPass has collected some tips and tricks so that parents can teach their children about internet privacy and safety.   1. Educate on t ......read more

August 31, 2020: Global technology brand, HONOR, has announced it will be part of the IFA 2020 Special Edition in Berlin on September 4.  Under the theme Expand Your Smart Life, HONOR will be launching a portfolio of products including smart wearables, personal computers, and tablets. The new lineup will feature the latest preeminent technology for today’s digital consumer.  HONOR’s 1+8+N IoT strategy, which refers to an ecosystem integration of one smartphone, eight categories of additional connected products and a wide offering of third-party linked devices that create an intelligent and fully immersed experience. As a young and disruptive tech brand, H ......read more

August 30, 2020:   Brought together by the love of craftmanship and refined details, this season two Dubai-based and female-owned brands, HALM and Kristina Fidelskaya, have collaborated on four exclusive bags, as part of the Autumn-Winter 2020 “Dream” collection, set to launch in September. The collaboration was conceived as a meeting of minds between the founders of each label, Hanna Ransjö and Kristina Fidelskaya, with both brands located in the city’s creative quarter, Dubai Design District. The partnership materialized organically through their mutual appreciation for creative artistry and fondness for high quality leatherwork - inspirited by their ali ......read more

29 August 2020, Doha, Qatar:  Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) has awarded more than 400 winners with cash prizes in the third edition of its innovative Misk savings account. The Misk account comes as part of the Bank’s ongoing efforts to promote positive financial habits and encourage individuals to save money. Existing and new QIB customers interested in opening a Misk account can do so easily, from anywhere, at any time, simply by reaching out to their mobile phone and using the award-winning QIB Mobile App. New customers can start their relationship with QIB by opening the Misk account through the mobile app and subsequently start using the app to manage all their day-to-day bankin ......read more

August 29, 2020:  A flying tourbillon shines amid an aventurine sky, adorned by a gem-studded rainbow to make up the ultra-thin Tonda 1950 Moonbow, a new timepiece presented by Parmigiani Fleurier. « Whoever learns to observe acquires art. » These words, taught to young Michel Parmigiani by his father, summarize the philosophy of the Parmigiani Fleurier manufacture. The Tonda 1950 Moonbow draws inspiration from two phenomena only apparent to a careful observer and re-imagines a lunar rainbow, or moonbow, on the bezel and a spiral galaxy on the dial. Its flying tourbillon is reminiscent of a spiral galaxy and dances amid celestial beings on an aventurine sky, carefully pl ......read more

August 27, 2020:  Storytelling and collecting are natural human impulses, something Pandora first tapped into 20 years ago with the creation of its Pandora Moments charm bracelet concept. To celebrate the now-iconic piece and thank Pandora consumers around the world, the brand kicks off Voices of Pandora on August 18, a global activation designed to ignite self-expression and connection through collecting personal stories. Throughout September, Pandora will release collages of fan photos from all over the world wearing charms that are linked to memorable firsts in their lives. With the activation, Pandora invites its community to become the voice of its celebration. By uploading a ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 25 August 2020:  Barwa Bank has announced the successful closure of the education investment launched by its wholly owned subsidiary, The First Investor (“TFI”) Qatar, a leading Shariah investment firm.  In 2013, along with investors and in partnership with Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), TFI provided funding for the construction of two schools in Al Wakra, Qatar and leased the operations to GEMS Education. The transaction, in line with the planned investment strategy, performed exceptionally well throughout the holding period and initial investors received a net 60 per cent return on investment. During the tenure of their investment, inv ......read more

August 24, 2020:  Think of perfume as living high jewellery. This is how the Cartier perfumer, Mathilde Laurent, has created the first trio of Les Épures de Parfum — three irresistible pieces of jewellery. The purity of raw olfactory pleasures, which Mathilde Laurent captures with a sense of life and spontaneous freshness.  A collection aimed at men and women who are searching for an olfactory beauty that is simple rather than sophisticated.  A Pur Muguet, a Pur Kinkan, a Pur Magnolia: three ultra-realistic, striking and vibrant olfactory pieces.  With Les Épures de Parfum, Cartier is celebrating the original resonance and beauty of living natu ......read more

• REALITY project could help reduce aluminium production emissions by up to 26% • Pioneering recycling process gives a second-life to premium automotive grade aluminium  • Results have revealed new alloy passes initial quality testing • The research will help close the loop on precious raw materials as part of Jaguar Land Rover’s journey to zero emissions    August 24, 2020:    Research by Jaguar Land Rover has revealed how an innovative recycling process could upcycle aluminium waste from drinks cans, bottle tops and end-of-life vehicles into the premium cars of the future and reduce production CO2 emissions by up t ......read more

The largest packaged product mosaic (image) measures 157.7 m² and consisted of 8,600 items   20 August 2020 – Guinness World Records™ (GWR), the global authority on record-breaking achievements announced a new world record for The largest packaged product mosaic (image) measures 157.7 m² which was achieved by Funko (UAE) in association with Dubai Summer Surprises and Mall of the Emirates.  The brand-new title with a minimum requirement of 150 m2 is the first on-site adjudication GWR delivered in the MENA region since lockdown. The instalment, which consists of 8,600 packaged products, took 15 people and a total of 16 hours to complete, and was barrier ......read more

18 August 2020:  UCL Qatar students and alumni joined hands to publish a book titled “Studying museums in Qatar and beyond”. The book is a collection of research papers written by students that explore pressing topics in the field of museum studies. The book, which is accessible on the UCL Discovery webpage, is the latest initiative by UCL Qatar aiming to enrich discourse on the museum and cultural heritage management sectors both in Qatar and globally.  Participants included Qatari students Issa Al-Shirawi and Wadha Al-Aqeedi. The former examined the relationship between artists and institutions, while the latter investigated performance art curatorship, with an e ......read more

CLYMB™ is now officially home to the world’s largest indoor skydiving wind tunnel and world’s tallest indoor artificial climbing wall.   18 August 2020:  CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi, the new sports and leisure attraction on Yas Island, is awarded with two GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ titles for the world’s largest indoor skydiving wind tunnel at 10 meters (32 feet) in diameter and 54.6 m (179.2ft) high and the world’s tallest indoor artificial climbing wall reaching 42.16 m (138ft).  Launched on November 29, 2019, CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi provides guests with a unique experience, taking them to record-breaking heights. The two attractions are s ......read more

• Qatar Post experiences record high deliveries consisting of essential mail and delivery items including medications and government documents in addition to regular shipments   • Qatar Post has successfully created alternative and innovative delivery services and solutions to aid both government and commercial partners   • The recently launched medicine delivery service has already witnessed over 80,000 deliveries per month during the pandemic  • Over 4,300 packages have been delivered safely via Qatar Post Global Priority and Freight Forwarding services alone   • Connected.qa has seen a 60 per cent increase in shipments & ......read more

August 17, 2020:   Today, after careful deliberation, the IB will be making an adjustment to awarded results for the Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP) May 2020 session, where applicable, using predicted grades and coursework (IA). Given the current unprecedented circumstances, using the IAs as the basis for awarding the updated grades provides an accurate and reliable reflection of an IB student’s performance. The IA grades are based on student coursework and assessed by trained independent IB examiners.     The IB confirms that no IB student will incur an overall point score decrease from the originally issued grades as a result of the ......read more

● German Sustainability Award Foundation awards prize for sustainable design for the first time ● As a resource-saving solution, GROHE Blue reduces water consumption, CO2 emissions and plastic waste ● Tackling the global plastic waste problem is an important component of GROHE's sustainability strategy   17 August 2020:  Having already been nominated for the 13th German Sustainability Award for companies, the global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings is now delighted to be nominated for the first German Sustainability Award Design 2021 for its GROHE Blue water system. A top-class jury of experts will decide on the finalists ......read more

QIB customers can now update their CRS/FATCA tax information, postpone their finance Monthly Installment, and get the exclusive Certificate of Deposits for COVID-19 frontliners through the Mobile App   17 August 2020, Doha, Qatar:  Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) has introduced new features to its award-winning Mobile App, in line with the bank’s ongoing efforts to provide customers with innovative digital options to fulfill all their banking needs remotely. Developed with customers’ daily banking requirements in mind, the QIB Mobile App now allows customers to benefit from new and simplified features, including the postponement of their Personal Finance Monthly ......read more

The new parking area can now accommodate 165 cars and provides seemless access for visitors to the Luxury area and Edge Fitness Gym at the Mall   Doha, Qatar – 16 August 2020: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, is pleased to announce the expansion of its car parking capacity to cater to the increasing number of visitors to their favorite shopping destination.  The new parking area can accommodate 165 cars, providing easy access for visitors to the Luxury Area and newly launched full purpose gym, Edge Fitness at the Mall, as well as an easy exit route from the Mall to the Al Shamal Road during rush hours. Spread over 7,047 sqm, the pa ......read more

16 August 2020, Doha, Qatar:  Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), the largest private bank in Qatar, has been recognized with two prestigious awards at the Middle East World’s Best Consumer Digital Banks Awards 2020 by Global Finance Magazine, winning Best Mobile Banking App in Qatar, and Qatar’s Best Social Media Marketing & Services awards for the second consecutive year. The two awards reflect QIB’s excellence in providing the best and most innovative digital banking services in the market, and translate its leading contribution to reshaping the banking scene in Qatar through seamless digital solutions and services that meet all customers’ banking needs. ......read more

Doha Festival City gives shoppers the opportunity to give back to the community through a collection of participating retailers  Doha, Qatar – 15 August 2020:  Under the umbrella of Qatar Unites Us, an ongoing CSR initiative, Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only destination for shopping and the community, is pleased to announce a collaboration with Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, where EAA envisions bringing hope and real opportunity to the lives of impoverished and marginalised children, youth and women.  Doha Festival City is committed to social responsibility, and has always thrived to take an active part in promoting major causes effecting the c ......read more

August 13, 2020:  Global average commercial insurance prices increased 19% in the second quarter of 2020, according to the Global Insurance Market Index released today by Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and risk adviser. The increase, the largest since the index was launched in 2012, follows year-over-year average increases of 14% in the first quarter and 11% in the fourth quarter of 2019.    As with the first quarter, average price increases were driven principally by increases in property insurance rates and financial and professional lines. Among other findings, the survey noted:   • Global property insurance was up 19% and global fin ......read more

A CULT WATCH INITIALLY CREATED IN 1985 A SQUARE INSIDE A CIRCLE AN EXTRAORDINARY DESIGN AN EXTROVERT AND UNISEX WATCH A COLLECTION  August 13, 2020:  Produced in steel, yellow gold, pink gold and set with diamonds, the Pasha de Cartier collection includes many models, incorporating fine jewellery pieces and fine watchmaking creations with skeleton versions. With its distinctive codes and extraordinary design, the Pasha watch is for those who think big. A broad worldview which echoes a whole new generation of successful talent. Their success is reflected in new, unique and diverse creative projects being launched in 2020 that set them apart from previous generations. A ......read more

August 13, 2020:  This year Pandora has celebrated 20 years of storytelling through jewellery and next month our Pandora Moments charm bracelet will stand in the spotlight as the ultimate style tool for self-expression. Defining your signature style is a powerful way to creatively express yourself and and a part of Pandora’s DNA. The Pandora Signature collection takes centre stage in August, with new pieces a fresh take on beloved Pandora design elements such as the Pandora logo, cut-out hearts and sparkling pavé, combined with geometric details and exceptional craftsmanship. Inspired by the designs of winding staircases, futuristic buildings and gravity-defying sculp-tur ......read more

13 August 2020:  Commenting on the publication of an open letter to the UN Secretary-General urging them to take action to deal with the FSO SAFER oil tanker and stop a humanitarian and environmental catastrophe off Yemen, Greenpeace MENA Executive Director Zeina Alhajj said: “Time has run out on doing nothing to avert the looming social and ecological disaster that is the FSO SAFER oil tanker. Inaction is no longer an option. “The UN is our last, best hope of averting a catastrophic oil spill in the Red Sea. It has all the influence and expertise to solve the problem and Greenpeace urge the Secretary-General to make repairing the tanker and removing the million barrels ......read more

• In March 2021 Jaguar will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the iconic E-type  • Jaguar Classic is creating six limited-edition matched pairs of restored 3.8 E-types  • E-type 60 Edition specification includes commemorative detailing and exclusive paint colours, paying tribute to two of the most famous examples: ‘9600 HP’ and ‘77 RW’ • The E-type 60 Collection is available to order now. Customers interested in this unrepeatable opportunity should contact Jaguar Classic directly: www.jaguar.com/classic, +44 (0) 2476 566 600, sales@classic-jaguarlandrover.com • For regular updates from Jaguar Classic, including the progre ......read more

The first Festival Fashion TV "FFTV" series, aired on YouTube and IGTV, hosts local - much loved fashion personalities for fashion tips and challenges in each episode. The ‘FFTV’ series for August challenges fashion figures to handpick an outfit for just under QR500. Doha, Qatar – 12 August 2020:  Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, is pleased to announce the launch of its first of its kind Festival Fashion TV ‘FFTV’, featuring model and actress Yezenia Navarro in its first episode.  The new ‘FFTV’ series features a host of renowned fashion personalities in a challenge to choose a complete ......read more

August 12, 2020:   Following the successful launch of its first ever Hijri calendar wristwatch, the Tonda 1950 Tourbillon Double Rainbow and the Toric Tourbillon Slate, Parmigiani Fleurier is proud to announce the new Tonda GT. The Maison’s dress watches have long been revered among collectors for their elegance and fine craftsmanship, the result of its in-house manufacturing prowess combined with Michel Parmigiani’s master watchmaking talent and commitment to excellence.  This commitment continues in this new introduction, a line designed to appeal to the modern gentleman looking for a watch he can wear on every occasion.   Three distinct sporty, yet el ......read more

The national carrier of the State of Qatar partners with Qatar Charity and Monoprix Qatar to enable citizens and residents of Qatar to donate supplies The scheme was first launched to Qatar Airways employees and has been extended to members of the public in Qatar Qatar Airways employees and Ali Bin Ali Holding donated more than 45 tonnes of essential supplies that were shipped to Beirut yesterday 10 August 2020 - Doha, Qatar – Qatar Airways in partnership with Qatar Charity and Monoprix Qatar - member of Ali Bin Ali Holding, has launched an aid programme that will enable to citizens and residents of Qatar to donate food and other essential supplies to Lebanon following the ......read more

10 August 2020, Doha, Qatar: Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) has announced a seasonal offer to reward its customers on summer and back to school purchases performed through the bank’s different type of cards. QIB cardholders will have the opportunity to earn up to 10,000 additional Absher Rewards and Qmiles Points on their local and international spends. The campaign will run until 31st of August 2020. Customers will get additional reward points or bonus Qmiles for each individual transaction above QR 1,000. Depending on the value of the transaction they will earn 20%, 50% or 100% additional reward points. The maximum amount of additional reward points is limited to 10,000 points per card& ......read more

August 09, 2020:  As the world slowly resumes to the ‘new normal’, getting back to your old makeup habits may be tricky, especially with your mask on almost everywhere. Hourglass has curated the top products to create a quick no-makeup makeup look.   Start off your look with the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, to elevate your foundation to unprecedented performance. With a texture unlike any other, this oil free primer not only creates a smooth, even canvas for makeup, but also conceals redness, minimizes the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles, and provides broad spectrum spf 15 protection, all in a supremely airy, silky, cloud-like texture.    PR ......read more

August 09, 2020:   A flying tourbillon shines amid an aventurine sky, adorned by a gem-studded rainbow to make up the ultra-thin Tonda 1950 Moonbow, a new timepiece presented by Parmigiani Fleurier. « Whoever learns to observe acquires art. » These words, taught to young Michel Parmigiani by his father, summarize the philosophy of the Parmigiani Fleurier manufacture. The Tonda 1950 Moonbow draws inspiration from two phenomena only apparent to a careful observer and re-imagines a lunar rainbow, or moonbow, on the bezel and a spiral galaxy on the dial. Its flying tourbillon is reminiscent of a spiral galaxy and dances amid celestial beings on an aventurine sky, ca ......read more

An exciting new range of Back to School products now on offer at Doha Festival City    Doha, Qatar – 6, August 2020:  Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only destination for shopping, is gearing up for the Back to School season with an array of exciting new offers.   With schools set to open in September, visitors can shop for the latest Back to School trends and styles, all under one roof. Doha Festival City is offering the latest Back to School collections and stationary at more than 50 stores including exciting offers for stationary products, school supplies and fashion with the latest trends that are sure to make children eagerly wait to ge ......read more

Security by Design: Cybersecurity & New tech; Mega Events Security;  Crisis Management & Health Security – Post Covid-19 feedbacks; Firefighting: Emergency & Security System    6 August 2020:  Milipol Qatar 2020, the Middle East’s leading international event for Homeland Security and Civil Defence which returns to Doha this October, will feature a powerful three-day seminar program in which decision makers and security experts will outline major strategies for a safer post-COVID 19 world amongst other main foresights. The program will run alongside the 13th Milipol Qatar at the Doha International Exhibition and Convention Centre from O ......read more

HONOR Successfully Expand International Business into PC and Wearable category, Experience Consistent Growth in Russia and Made Solid Progress in Sales and User Registration at HIHONOR.com    August 06, 2020:  Huawei, has announced its business results for the first half of 2020. The company generated CNY454 billion in revenue during this period, representing a 13.1% increase year-on-year, with a net profit margin of 9.2%[1]. Huawei's carrier, enterprise, and consumer businesses achieved CNY159.6 billion, CNY36.3 billion, and CNY255.8 billion  in revenue, respectively. As part of the Huawei Consumer Business Group's dual-brand strategy, global technology bra ......read more

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

• After more than 150 days, Panasonic Jaguar Racing head to Berlin Tempelhof, Germany for the final six races of season six of ABB FIA Formula E  • The pacesetting Jaguar I-TYPE 4 will line up for six races in an incredible nine days on three different track layouts for the most intense finale in motorsport history • Mitch Evans sits second in the ABB FIA Formula E drivers’ championship  • Panasonic Jaguar Racing are third in the ABB FIA Formula E teams’ championship • Tom Blomqvist announced as the reserve driver for Panasonic Jaguar Racing  • Lights go green for the Berlin E-Prix at 19:00 local time (CET) on 5 August ......read more

Areej Al Hammadi claimed the title for Most football 'hotstepper' ball control tricks in one minute Walid Yari raised the bar on Most side jump push-ups in 1 minute Records announced at the launch of Guinness World Records Day 2020 Assets available to download here: Areej Al Hammadi: video + photos Walid Yari: video + photos   29 July 2020 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Guinness World Records (GWR), the global authority on record breaking achievements, can today announce that the player of the UAE National Football Team, Areej Al Hammadi breaks the Guinness World Records title for Most football 'hotstepper' ball control tricks in one minute completing 86 repet ......read more

Around 40 Restaurants and Cafes, Salons and a Fitness Center NOW OPEN at Doha Festival City Doha, Qatar – 29 July 2020: As part of the third phase of the gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in Qatar, Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping and dining, has expanded its reopening of outlets to welcome back visitors to their favorite destinations.  Doha residents can now visit Doha Festival City and enjoy the resumption of world-class services from select restaurants and cafes, beauty salons as well as fitness center. A collection of about 40 restaurants will reopen at the Mall including: Asha’s, Indian casual dining restaurant; PF Chang ......read more

29 July 2020, Doha, Qatar: Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) wishes everyone a blessed Eid Al-Adha. On this occasion, QIB has announced that four mall branches will be operating during the Eid Al-Adha holiday. Effective from the evening of the second day of Eid, Saturday 1st of August, the following mall branches will be operating: Al Gharafa (Qmall), Doha Festival City, Dar Al Salam Mall and City Center. The morning shift will be from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm and the evening one from 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm. All currently operating branches will resume work starting Wednesday 5th of August as per their regular opening hours. During these unprecedented times, a key preventive measure to limit the spr ......read more

July 29, 2020: Watches & Wonders is coming to Shanghai for the first time. Eleven brands will exhibit at this leading watch fair, to be held September 9th to 13th, 2020 at the West Bund Art Center – a unique opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in Watchmaking Excellence and also be first to view the brands' new releases for 2020.    Watches & Wonders is making its Shanghai debut. This leading watch fair, which will observe strict Health and safety measures, will take place September 9th to 13th, 2020 at the West Bund Art Center. By invitation only, this exclusive event is where media, retailers and clients can experience the fabulous world of fine ......read more

DOHA, QATAR —July 29, 2020: Student teams from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, took first and second place in the Qatar Sports Tech (QST) Virtual Hackathon 2020. The event hosted about 70 participants from all over Qatar, including tech professionals, engineers and entrepreneurs. All of the first and second place team members are Qatari women studying either information systems or business administration at CMU-Q. More than a dozen CMU-Q students and alumni were accepted into the competition. The winning team was comprised of Reem Al-Dahneem, Alanoud Al-Ghamdi, Reem Al-Haddad, Aisha Al-Jabir and Shouq Al-Khuzaei. The team create ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 28 July 2020:  dusitD2 Salwa Doha, the newest property of Dusit International in Qatar, which has been opened recently for public in the heart of Doha, unveiled its impeccable offers for Eid Al Adha spearheaded by the competitive staycation offer inclusive of sumptuous breakfast for two along with indulging in rejuvenating activities such as swimming pool and gym.  This offer specially aims to present esteemed guests a much-needed getaway after having witnessed never-seen-before pandemic situation of the mankind and celebrate the Eid’s jubilant moments with the loved ones. As we move away from the shackles of the Covid-19, this offers also aims at exten ......read more

Doha, Qatar – July, 27 2020:  Barwa bank announced that Moody’s, the global credit rating agency, has affirmed its long-term credit rating at “A2/Prime-1”, with a stable outlook. Notably, Barwa Bank has been granted investment grade rating based on the strength of its financial assets and the quality of its operating margins. This represents a major achievement in Barwa bank's growth process and highlights the uniqueness of its Shari’ah compliant innovative banking products and services. Moody's high rating reflects the strength and robustness of the Qatari economy as well as the independent credit, which exhibit strong financial assets. The ......read more

9:00am  MC: Shayma (bi-lingual) Good morning and thank you for joining us this morning.  Please allow us to pause for 5 minutes until we have all guests on board of the Webinar. 9:05am MC: Shayma (bi-lingual) Thank you for waiting patiently, we will now begin the briefing.  Good morning ladies and gentlemen. My name is Shayma Ben Brahim. It is my pleasure to welcome you this morning.  I would like to thank you for joining us today for this special briefing to mark the launch of EntelaQ, a highly anticipated program developed by Qatar SportsTech.  For todays briefing, we would like to request for everyone to please maintain your audi ......read more

• Jaguar Racing publish new episode of its new video podcast series - ‘RE:CHARGE @ Home’  • In the latest episode, Amanda Stretton introduces the VIP drivers who will compete in the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Lockdown Showdown in Berlin     27 July 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Jaguar Racing has released the latest episode of ‘RE:CHARGE @ Home’ – the new video podcast series. Available across YouTube, Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts this episode introduces the VIP drivers who will compete in the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Lockdown Showdown in Berlin.    During this episode, Amanda Stretton speaks to Michelin VIP ......read more

27 July 2020, Doha, Qatar:  Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) is pleased to announce Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.), Qatar’s favourite neighbourhood retailer, as the latest addition to its extensive network of Absher Rewards Program’s redemption partners. With this announcement, QIB becomes the first Islamic bank in Qatar to offer its customers the opportunity to shop from their preferred Al Meera supermarkets and hypermarkets across the country using Absher Loyalty program points. Customers are now able to enjoy Absher reward points redemption for vouchers worth QAR 50 up to QAR 5,000, which can be used for shopping at any of Al Meera’s 54 outlets in Qatar. Q ......read more

AQUA RESIST   #LIVEINTENSELY       Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 27, 2020:   AQUA RESIST is the ultimate waterproof and long-lasting range of eye products, co- created with makeup artists and tested in extreme conditions to guarantee absolute staying power. Legendarily innovative, these high-performance products last 24 hours* and are waterproof, smudge-proof, sweat-proof, humidity-proof and climate- proof, for a look that is 100% life-proof. The reinvention of the Aqua legacy features 2 new products: Aqua Resist Colour Pencils and Aqua Resist Smoky Shadows.    NEW: Aqua Resist Colour Pencil: Full-Impact Gliding Eye Liner ......read more

Doha, 27 July 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 half 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 H1 2020 financial results. The first half of 2020 was adversely impacted by the effects of COVID-19 pandemic on global economies and financial markets. Despite these challenging market conditions, QIC further expanded its book of business by growing its Gross Written Premium by 13% to QAR 7.2 billion. Furthermore, QI ......read more

July 27, 2020:  This Eid leave the stress on The BodyShop to amaze all your near and dear ones with their amazing Gift Sets. They're packed with fragrant, warm and sensual bath and body treats to spritz and slather. The BodyShop has free home delivery for a limited period!!! It's a win-win deal! CELEBRATED EID & TOGETHERNESS Order Now & Enjoy Free Delivery >>> https://www.thebodyshop.ae/ Cash on Delivery available. Available In-Store & Online.         ...read more

A journey from spectacular 84.10 carat rough to extraordinary collection of D Flawless diamonds July 26, 2020: Mouawad has revealed the journey of the incredible Mouawad Botswana Diamond, from spectacular rough crystal to extraordinary collection of six D Flawless diamonds. Discovered deep within the Karowe mine in Botswana, a spectacular 84.10 carat type IIa D colour rough was unearthed as a true wonder of nature and acquired by Mouawad in late 2018.   Approximately three billion years old, type IIa diamonds are estimated to have formed at a depth of up to 600km below the earth’s surface and are highly sought after for their pure, nitrogen-free composition tha ......read more

Doha-Qatar – 26 July 2020:  Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.) announced that it achieved ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for its robust Information Security Management System (ISMS), enhancing customer trust with its rigorous new personal and commercial data safety initiatives. The ISMS introduced new set of policies and procedures for systematically managing organization’s sensitive data securely under the IT department at Al Meera, which has been accredited by International Accreditation Service (IAS) Inc., USA. The ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is a globally known standard that makes companies become more secure and sensitive from risks of information security ......read more

• Net profit of QAR 361 million, an increase of +2.6% year on year • Net Operating Income grew 12% year on year, ending at QAR 664 million • Operating expenses of QAR 174 million, resulting in a cost/income ratio of 26% • Loans and Deposits increased by 10.6% and 13% year on year respectively  • The Capital Adequacy ratio stood at a healthy 18.7%     Doha, July 25, 2020:  Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., announced its financial results for the half year ended June 30, 2020, reporting a Net Profit of QAR 361 million. This represents an increase of 2.6% over its financial results for the same period of last year. ......read more

Qatar's one and only choice for shopping and dining has an exciting line-up of exclusive offers across a broad range of its retailers this Eid Doha, Qatar – 21 July 2020:  Qatar's one and only choice for shopping and dining, Doha Festival City celebrates the joyous occasion of Eid Al-Adha with an extensive range of exclusive offers.  Shoppers can avail Eid inspired collections and offers from leading brands across women’s fashion, children fashion, accessories, leather goods, men’s fashion, homeware, dining and much more.  Shop for your gorgeous Eid pieces from Verona luxury brand. Their new Spring/Summer 2020 collection is now on display ......read more

Did you know that diet can do wonders for your skin?    July 21, 2020:   We all know that eating healthy can benefit our skin. It brings in hydration, the nutrients and vitamins that we need, and overall makes our skin look and feel amazing. So not only do many of us eat healthy for our overall health, but for our skin, too!  And this is where the skincare diet begins. Since we're so focused on eating healthy foods, we completely look past at the idea of skincare diet. And believe it or not, it can even make a bigger impact on our skin, since we're putting the premium ingredients straight onto our body.  Olay’s game-changing fa ......read more

Residents can immerse in the spirit of Eid Al-Adha with a range of offerings at Doha’s culinary epicenter, Mondrian Doha. 20 July 2020, Doha, Qatar – Mondrian Doha, managed by leading international lifestyle hospitality group sbe, is pleased to announce a myriad of offers across its award-winning culinary emporium in celebration of Eid Al-Adha. Chadi Farhat, Chief Operating Officer, Middle East & Europe at sbe Group, said: "We are delighted to offer our guests a true taste of Mondrian Doha to celebrate Eid Al-Adha. With a variety of world-renowned gastronomic options, and staycation offers, our guests can experience the essence of Mondrian Doha. While we continue o ......read more

Doha, Qatar - July 20, 2020:  Alghanim Industries, one of the largest privately owned companies in the region, will breathe fresh life into Costa Coffee Qatar with additional locations and newly designed stores set to open soon.  The new Costa Coffee stores  will be the first to be operated by Alghanim Industries in Qatar, having been awarded sole development rights to the brand across several additional GCC countries, following their successful management of  Costa Coffee in Kuwait since 2013. Alghanim will offer coffee lovers the genuine Costa Coffee experience, with a wide range of beverages made using the authentic Costa Mocha Italia blend, handcrafted with fresh ......read more

July 19, 2020 - Doha, Qatar: Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) has launched its new contactless credit cards. The contactless payment solution allows QIB credit cardholders to safely and conveniently, tap and pay, using their credit card at any contactless enabled point of sale (POS) machine.  Contactless cardholders can conveniently tap and pay for transactions under QAR 300 without a need for a PIN. For purchases over QAR 300, customers can simply tap their card and enter their PIN to confirm the transaction.  Newly issued cards and replacements due to expiry, damage, or loss, will be issued with a contactless feature going forward. Current QIB credit cardholders can digitally, from ......read more

July 18, 2020:  Huawei announced its business results for the first half of 2020. The company generated US$64.23 billion in revenue during this period, a 13.1% increase year-on-year, with a net profit margin of 9.2%.[1] Huawei's carrier, enterprise, and consumer businesses achieved US$22.58 billion, US$5.13 billion, and US$36.19 billion in revenue, respectively. As countries around the globe are grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, information and communications technologies (ICT) have become not only a crucial tool for combatting the virus, but also an engine for economic recovery. Huawei reiterated its commitment to working with carriers and industry partners to maintain stabl ......read more

Doha, July 16, 2020:   Students at ACS International School Doha have secured places at universities across the globe, including Northwestern and VCU Arts in Qatar, Swansea (UK), Nottingham (UK), San Diego, South Florida and California (US), following success in their International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) results. The cohort of 21 students studying the DP at ACS Doha this year achieved an 100% pass rate. Many students will now begin their undergraduate courses studying subjects including: communications, biomedical science, fine arts, mechanical engineering, computer science and business marketing. ACS Doha is committed to preparing its students to be intern ......read more

Pandora and brand Muse Halima Aden unite in support of UNICEF, as the Marley family reimagine iconic anthem One Love for global fundraising appeal.   July 16, 2020:   Model and activist Halima Aden has come together with Pandora in support of UNICEF’s One Love initiative, to reimagine a world fit for all children. With the goal of preventing the COVID-19 pandemic becoming a lasting crisis for the world’s most vulnerable children, Pandora will match every dollar donated through One Love up to the value of US$1 mil-lion. Members of the Marley family are re-recording the late Bob Marley’s iconic anthem One Love in support of UNICEF. Tuff Gong Internatio ......read more

Total Assets reach QAR 165.8 Billion  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 16, 2020:   Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) has announced the results for the six months’ period ended 30 June 2020. Net Profit attributable to the Shareholders of the Bank amounted to QAR 1,426.5 Million for the six months’ period ended June 2020 in line with the performance during the same period in 2019.  Total Assets of the Bank now stands at QAR 165.8 Billion higher by 1.4% compared to December 2019 with a growth of 7.2% compared to June 2019 driven by the continued growth in the financing and investing activities. Financing activities have now reached QAR 112.3 Billion having gro ......read more

• The conference aim is to emphasize the importance of partnering and engaging with youth, with international organizations and United Nations bodies in peacebuilding strategies     Doha, (16 July 2020) – Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, through its Reach Out to Asia programme (ROTA), launches its annual Youth Conference EMPOWER virtually this year under the theme "Youth Mobilization for Inclusion, Peace and Security." The conference which takes place from 15-19 July 2020 will inaugurate With the participation of Culture and Sports, H.E. Mr. Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali, H.E. Ambassador Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani, the Permanent Represent ......read more

— New and enhanced rebates; Increased flexibility across program tiers; and new deal registration benefits, all coupled with an innovative, partner-ready product portfolio positions partners to grow, profit and be future ready —   July 15, 2020:  Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a recognized global enterprise software leader in the management of data across cloud and on-premises environments, today announced the launch of its enhanced Partner Advantage program, creating a path for partner future readiness built on industry-leading intelligent data management solutions and a commitment to innovation.  With the evolution of the program, partners will receive a rang ......read more

56 consecutive step-ups in 30 seconds were enough to secure the title   15 July 2020 – It took Mahmoud Mohamed Ayoub 30 seconds in front of the renowned Hibs Temple in Elkharga, Egypt to complete 56 step ups on a training bench. This led him to being recognised by Guinness World Records (GWR) as a new world record, breaking the previous record stood at 51 The 23-year old Egyptian national appeared in a video performing an Official Attempt for Most aerobic step ups in 30 seconds, witnessed by coaches and fellow alumni members. The global authority on record-breaking achievement said Mahmoud Ayoub has a potential to become a serial Guinness World Records titles breaker. As a ......read more

July 15, 2020:  Beyond the luxury, beneath the razzmatazz of the runway -  AIGNER continues its legacy with the recognize horsehoe has graced every AIGNER accessory. This collection is an ode to the eterinal constant that has been adding the toch of fortune and opulence to AIGNER timepiece and jewellry. A vivacious and brazen timepiece that carries regal bearings of the AIGNER DNA, Ferrara is one of the frontrunners in the gents collections. Its unique bezel and case add to its distinctive appeal with the structural silhoutte balancxed by flawlessly positioned details. Paired with a bworn leather strap, the timepiece makes fo a great gift this ffestive season and is available ......read more

Doha, Qatar – July 15, 2020:  MEEZA, Qatar’s pioneering managed IT services center, partners with Droobi Health as its strategic IT provider. MEEZA will develop an end-to-end IT infrastructure that will host Droobi Health’s online portal and mobile application as part of its digital care program.  The new capabilities will facilitate the easy exchange of information between patients and healthcare providers, making a significant contribution to the digital transformation of healthcare in Qatar. The exclusive partnership leverages MEEZA’s expertise in providing state of the art data center services, private and hybrid networks and 24/7 monitoring facili ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 14, 2020:   Qatar Airways Cargo is taking action like no other airline before and playing an active role in building tomorrow’s world. The world’s largest cargo airline is committed to helping people in need through its ‘1 Million Kilos’ campaign : From July to the end of December, charities will be able to use the services of Qatar Airways Cargo to transport humanitarian aid and medical supplies all over the world, free of charge.  Such action is unprecedented in its scale. Qatar Airways is donating 1 million kilos of freight to selected customers around the world to give to the charities of their choice. This wil ......read more

July 12, 2020:   The new High Jewelry collection by Cartier reveals a nature that is more real than nature itself, freed from reality's constraints. The starting point for this collection reveals a creative path linking figuration with abstraction: Water, flora and fauna as part of the supernatural. On one side, water, plants and animals. On the other, creations, which emanate from these sources but retain only their spirit, stylizing this primary energy in a multitude of details. The roundness of a plant form bursting with flavor, colored spots coming together to form an unreal animal coat or a series of glistening ice crystals.   As with every High Jewel ......read more

Doha-Qatar – 12 July 2020:   Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.), has launched an e-raffle campaign for “Qatar National Products”, as part of its continued efforts as the leading national retailer to encourage customers to select local products.  The campaign, held from 8 July to 28 July 2020, gives Meera Rewards members the chance to win 1,000,000 points on a daily basis upon spending QAR 50 or more on national products. Each member will be allowed one entry per day and they will automatically be entered into an e-raffle draw announcing 70 winners every week. The winners will receive an SMS confirmation with the new points added to their accounts w ......read more

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