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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 31, 2020:   ACS International School Doha has compiled its best practical advice for parents who are adapting to their new role of both parent and educator, as Qatar-based schools continue to educate their students through distance learning.ACS's tips aim to help families make the best of new and unf... ... Read more
Qatar - March 30, 2020:   The Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Interior is pleased to send you an awareness poster on "Prohibition of Gathering in the Public Places during the Corona Virus Disease Covid – 19 season " in various languages including Arabic, English, Hindi, Urdu, Nepalese, Bengali, Malayalam, Si... ... Read more
Doha- Qatar, 30 March 2020:   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C. announced that its Board of Directors will meet on 15/04/2020 to approve the financial results ending on 31/03/2020.  ... Read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 26, 2020:   The Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Interior is pleased to send you an awareness poster on "Forms of Gatherings Banned by the Power of the Law as per the decision by H.E Prime Minister and Minister of Interior to prevent the spread of Corona Virus disease Covid-19" in... ... Read more
Relief will alleviate financial pressure for tenants for April-June. Doha, Qatar, 24 March 2020:   Doha Festival City today announced that it will be making a substantial contribution to ease the financial burden of the COVID-19 pandemic by offering up to three months’ rent relief to eligible tenants for the months of April, Ma... ... Read more
“DREAM” March 23, 2020:   For the Autumn-Winter 2020 collection, Kristina Fidelskaya draws inspiration from a poetic world where past, present and future combine. A nostalgic modernist view of the future.The 2020 AW collection is named “DREAM” to evoke the feelings of Happiness, Hope and Belief. This collectio... ... Read more
Access to Healthcare Services through valid Qatar ID Settlement of cash claims through depositing customer’s bank accounts Qatar - March 21, 2020:  In line with the precautions advised by the State of Qatar to counter the spread of COVID-19, QLM Life & Medical Insurance, the Life & Medical insurance entity of Qatar Insuranc... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar – 19 March 2020:   Imar Group, the specialized group in the field of construction and contracting, honored 55 veteran employees from all departments who have been significantly contributing towards building the company’s prominent portfolio and possess an influential track record of workmanship over the past t... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar – 17 March 2020:   Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.) held its Annual Ordinary General Assembly on Tuesday, 17th March 2020 at its head office in Qatar Tower, West Bay, in the presence of H.E. Abdulla Abdulaziz Turki Al-Subaie, Chairman of the Board of Directors, as well as members of the Board of Directors, shar... ... Read more
• New temporary branch opening in the Mukaynis area within 48 hours• Hygiene measures and continuous supply of products   Doha, Qatar – 17 March, 2020:   Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.) has announced it will continue normal operations across all branches, and extend hours as needed, amidst the Cor... ... Read more
QIC Insured encourages customers to buy insurances from qic-insured.com. Doha 17, March 2020:  In line with the precautions advised by the State of Qatar to counter the spread of COVID-19, QIC Insured, the retail arm of QIC, the leading insurer in the MENA region encourages its customers to visit our website or download “QIC” ... ... Read more
Olay Luminous Whip. Powerful Skincare, NOW Light as Air  . Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 16, 2020:   Powerful results or a light as air finish? Why should women have to choose? Whilst many creams promise lightweight skincare, they can still leave skin feeling greasy, sticky or they don’t deliver skin benefits beyond b... ... Read more
Olay Luminous Whip. Powerful Skincare, NOW Light as Air  . Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 16, 2020:   Powerful results or a light as air finish? Why should women have to choose? Whilst many creams promise lightweight skincare, they can still leave skin feeling greasy, sticky or they don’t deliver skin benefits beyond b... ... Read more
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 31, 2020:   ACS International School Doha has compiled its best practical advice for parents who are adapting to their new role of both parent and educator, as Qatar-based schools continue to educate their students through distance learning. ACS's tips aim to help families make the best of new and unfamiliar learning environments, and equip parents for the more practical aspects of learning from home.  Robert Harrison, Education Strategy Director, ACS International Schools, comments: "Distance learning presents us all with formidable challenges, and we are all learning how to do things differently. While no one is sure yet how ......read more

Qatar - March 30, 2020:   The Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Interior is pleased to send you an awareness poster on "Prohibition of Gathering in the Public Places during the Corona Virus Disease Covid – 19 season " in various languages including Arabic, English, Hindi, Urdu, Nepalese, Bengali, Malayalam, Sinhalese, Tagalog and Tamil.   We kindly request you to follow strictly the instructions in the attached poster and to forward the same to maximum numbers of people in your contact list including your friends, colleagues, relatives and employees of your organizations and companies in order to reach the awareness to the maximum numbers o ......read more

Doha- Qatar, 30 March 2020:   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C. announced that its Board of Directors will meet on 15/04/2020 to approve the financial results ending on 31/03/2020.   ...read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 26, 2020:   The Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Interior is pleased to send you an awareness poster on "Forms of Gatherings Banned by the Power of the Law as per the decision by H.E Prime Minister and Minister of Interior to prevent the spread of Corona Virus disease Covid-19" in various languages such as Arabic, English, Hindi, Urdu, Nepalese, Malayalam and Sinhalese.    We kindly request you to strictly follow the instructions in the attached poster and to forward the same to maximum numbers of people in your contact list including your friends, colleagues, relatives and employees of your organizations and co ......read more

Relief will alleviate financial pressure for tenants for April-June Doha, Qatar, 24 March 2020:   Doha Festival City today announced that it will be making a substantial contribution to ease the financial burden of the COVID-19 pandemic by offering up to three months’ rent relief to eligible tenants for the months of April, May and June. The mall, located just off the Al Shamal Road, has been investigating how it can support its retail tenants as COVID-19 encouraged most residents of Qatar to spend more time at home.  Robert Hall, General Manager, Doha Festival City commented: ‘In these unprecedented times, we understand the difficulties faced by th ......read more

“DREAM”   March 23, 2020:   For the Autumn-Winter 2020 collection, Kristina Fidelskaya draws inspiration from a poetic world where past, present and future combine. A nostalgic modernist view of the future. The 2020 AW collection is named “DREAM” to evoke the feelings of Happiness, Hope and Belief. This collection is inspired by having a dream, working on your dream and making your dream a reality. It’s about energy and inspiration, to do all you do in the best possible way. The storyline for this season takes place between Paris and Florence in the 70’s & 80’s, where we are inspired by Bobby Deerfield and Lilian Morell ......read more

Access to Healthcare Services through valid Qatar ID Settlement of cash claims through depositing customer’s bank accounts   Qatar - March 21, 2020:  In line with the precautions advised by the State of Qatar to counter the spread of COVID-19, QLM Life & Medical Insurance, the Life & Medical insurance entity of Qatar Insurance Group encourages its customers for their convenience to submit their cash reimbursements via WhatsApp message to 55896070, in addition to the member portal available on our online portal qlm-online.com, or through QLM mobile application available on IOS and Android phones. QLM has revolutionized its service offering by introducing a ......read more

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Doha, Qatar – 19 March 2020:   Imar Group, the specialized group in the field of construction and contracting, honored 55 veteran employees from all departments who have been significantly contributing towards building the company’s prominent portfolio and possess an influential track record of workmanship over the past two decades. The event was hosted alongside the gala dinner organized by Imar Group on the occasion of 25thanniversary of launching its operations and to honor the veterans who have successfully completed ten, fifteen, twenty, and twenty five years with the company and have set an inspirational workmanship benchmark for others to follow.  ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 17 March 2020:   Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.) held its Annual Ordinary General Assembly on Tuesday, 17th March 2020 at its head office in Qatar Tower, West Bay, in the presence of H.E. Abdulla Abdulaziz Turki Al-Subaie, Chairman of the Board of Directors, as well as members of the Board of Directors, shareholders and investors.  During the year, Al Meera recorded consolidated sales of QAR 3 billion. Gross profit increased 4.5% to QAR 518.6 million. Group gross shops rental income amounted to QAR 74.8 million. The net profit attributable to shareholders increased to QAR 186.6 million, compared to QAR 182.4 million achieved in 2018. Earnings ......read more

• New temporary branch opening in the Mukaynis area within 48 hours • Hygiene measures and continuous supply of products      Doha, Qatar – 17 March, 2020:   Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.) has announced it will continue normal operations across all branches, and extend hours as needed, amidst the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. Al Meera reassures the safety of its customers and employees by taking the necessary measures to continue the supply of goods and ensuring that all stores are clean and sanitized for safety.   Acting swiftly, Al Meera has opened a new temporary branch in the Mukaynis area that will provide gr ......read more

QIC Insured encourages customers to buy insurances from qic-insured.com Doha 17, March 2020:  In line with the precautions advised by the State of Qatar to counter the spread of COVID-19, QIC Insured, the retail arm of QIC, the leading insurer in the MENA region encourages its customers to visit our website or download “QIC” mobile App to purchase personal insurances. Customers can simply log onto qic-insured.com, which offers a wide range of insurance products and services, namely, car insurance, home contents insurances, PAB insurances, Business Insurance, etc. and purchase the desired insurance from the comfort of their homes, at any time. In fact, QIC Insured&r ......read more

Olay Luminous Whip. Powerful Skincare, NOW Light as Air     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 16, 2020:   Powerful results or a light as air finish? Why should women have to choose? Whilst many creams promise lightweight skincare, they can still leave skin feeling greasy, sticky or they don’t deliver skin benefits beyond basic hydration. Enter Olay’s game-changing facial moisturiser, NEW Olay Luminous Whip. It has been created by Olay scientists to give women the light as air finish they’ve been missing from their lightweight skin creams, together with powerful results. Dr Frauke Neuser, Olay Principal Scientist comments: ‘This new tech ......read more

March 16, 2020:   This April, as nature envelops the world with its mystic appeal, as flowers bloom and a blanket of lush green regales the arrival of a new season, AIGNER debuts the best of its timepieces and jewellery in honor of the new fashion season.  Infusing color into the monochromatic world of gents timepieces, the collection is a lively display of subversive charm that combines bold silhouettes with intricate details. The most notable of the gents collection is Tarento. With an exciting colour palette, the vibrant green dial of the timepiece complements the structured stainless steel bracelet. The famed AIGNER horseshoe headlines the hour markers on the dial, whic ......read more

Al Wakrah, Qatar – 15 March 2020:   As a way of providing a sense of relief from the high demands of daily life and heavy workload, Souq Al Wakra Hotel has carefully crafted a new bundle of luxury offers that guests will surely appreciate and benefit from.  Always keeping in mind the diverse needs of guests, Souq Al Wakra Hotel’s latest offers have been designed to fully admire the charm of Qatari hospitality while staying in impressively preserved rooms, along with a wide range of specialised spa treatments.  The heritage property has launched a year-round stay offer, the “Spa Essence Package”, which includes a daily breakfast and a choi ......read more

Doha, Qatar - 15,March 2020:  Qatar Finance and Business Academy in collaboration with Northumbria University (QFBA-Northumbria) launched a new master’s programme (MSc) in Finance. The post graduate degree spans over a period of 1 year. It aims to offer an academically sound yet flexible programme in response to analyzing the current needs, gaps and demands of Qatar’s financial sector.  With a greater aim of providing academic excellence and contributing to Qatar’s human capital development, Qatar Finance and Business Academy in cooperation with Northumbria University sought to provide working professionals with a programme that can empower students to become s ......read more

QF Entity brings together experts calling for better nutrition and support for women in the early stages of life   12 March 2020, Doha, Qatar:  The Maternal and Child Health Symposium (MCH 2020), held by Sidra Medicine, a member of Qatar Foundation, wrapped up its three-day conference with key calls to action on better nutrition for women, importance of HPV vaccines in adolescent women, and investment in further research to understand pregnancy complications.  The symposium, which took place at the Qatar National Convention Centre brought together nearly 600 delegates including well-known researchers, clinicians, trainees, postdoctoral researchers, students and a ......read more

Doha 11 March 2020:  Qatar Insurance Group, the leading insurer in the MENA region honored Senior Deputy Group President & CEO Mr. Ali Al-Fadala for his significant contribution during his farewell ceremony organised at the QIC Headquarters in West Bay. Group President Mr. Khalifa Abdulla Turki Al-Subaie, Group CEO Mr. Salem Al Mannai, and other senior officials of the Group attended the felicitation ceremony. Mr. Ali Al-Fadala joined Qatar Insurance Company in 1986 and held many key positions within the QIC Group and its entities. In 2010, Ali Fadala was appointed CEO of Daman Islamic Insurance Company (BEEMA), which is a subsidiary of Qatar Insurance Group. In 2013, Mr. Ali F ......read more

Doha, Qatar 08 March 2020:   Burj Alfardan, located in the upcoming business district of Lusail, was awarded the title of ‘Green Commercial Building’ by the Qatar Green Building Council, a member of Qatar Foundation, at the fourth annual Qatar Sustainability Awards announced on 4 March 2020. The iconic property is the latest offering by Alfardan Properties, Qatar’s leading luxury real estate developers, and marks their first foray into sustainable design.  The Qatar Sustainability Awards is an annual ceremony organized by the Qatar Green Building Council to recognize the sustainability efforts of individuals, institutions and organizations in Qatar. T ......read more

QF Entity focuses on the impact of nutrition in maternal and child health on Day 1   7 March 2020, Doha:  Sidra Medicine, a member of Qatar Foundation, today hosted the first day of its Maternal and Child Health Symposium (MCH).  The symposium is being held in Doha until 9th March 2020 at the Qatar National Convention Center.  It aims to highlight the latest developments and innovations in maternal and child health, patient care and research.  In alignment with Qatar’s National Health Strategy 2018-2022 priority targets: Healthy women leading to healthy pregnancies, the MCH Symposium 2020 is showcasing presentations and panel sessions from more than 32 ......read more

• Ericsson and Ooredoo Qatar complete a nationwide network modernization   • Ericsson Spectrum Sharing deployed for smoother and faster 5G coverage nationwide • Modernized network will help Ooredoo manage data traffic growth and simplify network operations    March 05, 2020: Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and Ooredoo Qatar have accomplished a major milestone in a network modernization project by completing the upgrade of more than 2,400 sites across Qatar, enhancing the capabilities of Ooredoo's network.    As part of this network modernization, Ooredoo has deployed Ericsson Spectrum Sharing sites on its commercial network in Doha t ......read more

Doha, Qatar - March 04, 2020:   Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) in collaboration with Northumbria University announced a new top up undergraduate degree program in accounting and finance in addition to its existing finance related majors for the 2020 academic year. The new top up program launch emerged as a result of QFBA’s effort to analyze the current financial services labor market and assessing future needs and trends. It provides a unique opportunity for high school graduates to pursue an undergraduate education from an  internationally recognized prestigious university, and supports Qatar’s effort towards transforming to a true knowledge based econo ......read more

Doha, March 01, 2020:   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, recognized select employees for their outstanding work as part of its annual staff gathering in Doha held recently at The Ritz-Carlton Doha.  The event was led by al khaliji Group Chairman and Managing Director Sheikh Hamad bin Faisal bin Thani Al-Thani, together with Group CEO Fahad Al-Khalifa and senior management, and honored employees with gifts and certificates of recognition for completing over 10 years of service, as well as for their loyalty towards the bank and its customers. In addition, outstanding performances of several employees in 2019 were recogn ......read more

Doha, Qatar - 27 February 2020:   Qatar Finance and Business Academy launched a new Zakat Accounting Certification Program, the first of its kind in Qatar to empower working professionals to obtain internationally accredited certificates utilizing corporate, legal, and modern financial frameworks. The certification program aims to develop professionals to implement modern practices and frameworks of corporate zakat and zakat accounting within a globalized modern world.  The certification program is split into two primary phases. The first phase aims to introduce the legal foundations of contemporary forms of corporate zakat, while the second phase pertains to the accou ......read more

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia- 27th February 2020: Darussalam has launched a new website for its consumers in KSA, by the name of Darussalamstore.com. The new website has been launched to increase the existing market reach and availability. It will allow it’s consumers to easily purchase the full range of Darussalam’s books from all over KSA and even internationally. “We are excited to announce that after Darussalam’s consistent growth and success we have now launched a new website for our customers expanding the availability of our books worldwide”- Mr Abdul Malik Mujahid, Founder The site contains a collection of authentic Islamic books from almost 20 categories ......read more

Michelin star chef, Dani García, brings his fans the family Spanish lunch experience   26 February 2020, Doha – Qatar:   BiBo, the dynamic and eclectic Spanish Andalusian Brasserie & Tapas, recently opened at the St. Regis Doha Hotel, will be open for lunchtime from 1 pm – 4 pm on Fridays and Saturdays starting from 28 February, bringing Doha a true Spanish lunch affair with variety of options to choose from the delectable  à la carte menu. Featuring a variety of their favourite Spanish signature dishes, the à la carte menu created by 3 stars Michelin Chef, Dani Garcia, provides the perfect opportunity for diners to get together with t ......read more

Dubai, February 26, 2020:   Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) promoted investment opportunities in Iraq at the Global Trade Review (GTR) MENA 2020 summit held in Dubai and highlighted their commitment towards reconstruction of Iraq through its activities in the trade finance sector. Several infrastructure projects are underway in Iraq as the country continues to rebuild leading to several potential investment opportunities in the region especially in the power sector. It’s assessed that the real GDP growth of Iraq is expected to grow up by an average of 3.1% by 2023 with non-oil GDP expected to grow tremendously on the back of the reconstruction efforts.  TBI representat ......read more

Doha, 26 February 2020:  Shareholders of QIC Group approved the recommended distribution of cash dividend payout at the Annual General Meeting held yesterday at the Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel at West Bay Lagoon. The AGM was chaired by Abdulla bin Khalifa Al-Attiya, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors.  During the meeting, the shareholders discussed the Group’s annual performance and endorsed the recommended distribution of cash dividend payout of 15% for the year ended 31st December 2019. In addition to this, they approved QIC Group’s consolidated financial statements, Independent Auditor’s Report, Board of Directors and Corporate Governance reports for the yea ......read more

NOZOMI Doha Extends to Top Floor  NOZOMI hosts an exclusive event to launch the new NOZOMI extension attended by Doha’s socialites, VIPs, and key media figures   26 February 2020, Doha, Qatar:   NOZOMI, the multi-award winning contemporary Japanese restaurant, founded in Knightsbridge, London, has extended to the first floor of its restaurant. Located in the lush surroundings of Marsa Malaz Kempinski Hotel, the upstairs terrace, has magnificent views of the Arabian Gulf and the ever-evolving Doha skyline, which has reopened with a fresh and comfortable new look. The event witnessed the attendance of socialites, VIPs, media, and influencers. Sp ......read more

Guests can indulge in Rodizio nights every Sunday at Toro Toro    February 26, 2020:   Toro Toro, an eight-time award-winning pan-Latin American restaurant introduced its all-new Rodizio night experience on 7th February 2020, offering Doha residents a unique taste of Brazil. Rodízio is an all-you-can-eat style of service in Brazilian restaurants. The new menu offers guests unlimited meat including nine different cuts to be enjoyed with friends and family. Toro Toro guests can indulge in well-known Brazilian meat dishes such as Picanha, popular in Brazil as well as selection of mouth-watering cuts including the popular lamb chops. Also, on the menu, the ju ......read more

We would like to announce that Global Innovations (GI) has partnered with Expedia Partner Solutions (EPS). By integrating with Expedia Partner Solutions (EPS) through Global Innovations, you’ll have access to over 600,000 properties worldwide. Expand your offering and enhance your customer’s experience. EPS Rapid is a light API product that lets you customize your hotel bookings end-to-end, from shopping to booking to payment.   API Features 600,000+ Properties Worldwide 650,000+ Deals, Including Member-only Deals 15%+ Average Package Rate Discount for Consumers Detailed Pricing Cancellation Charges Rate Breakup with Taxes Contract R ......read more

The Highly popular Championship was Declared a Huge Success, attended by Thousands of Fans, and Gathering the Largest Number of Iconic Wrestlers Ever outside of the US  Wrestling Icons including nZo, White Eagle and Caprice Coleman also Won Titles at the Championship with Qatari Wrestler known as Rage winning the Pre-Match Game   24 February 2020, Doha, Qatar:   Lusail Sports Arena came to life on 21 February as SUPERSLAM II took place with over 35 international pro wrestling legends and superstars competing for the Championship Titles. SUPERSLAM II presented four Championship title matches: The QPW Tag Team won by Carlito and Chris Masters, whilst Caprice ......read more

We would like to announce that TBO holidays hotel XML API Integrated with Global Innovations flagship products TassPro and Itinerary. With XML API integration with TBO Holidays, Travel agencies and travel suppliers get access to global range of 700,000+ hotels and apartments across the world.   API Features Detailed integration as per TBO guidelines   Certified by TBO   Detailed pricing   Cancellation charges   Rate breakup with taxes   Contract remark   Alerts in case price gets change   Instant confirmation   Voucher issuance   Cancellation Global Innovation&rs ......read more

Doha, Qatar, February 24, 2020:   First Finance announced the winners of the promotional campaign that was launched in conjunction with the celebrations of Qatar National Day 2019, for which awards were allocated for 18 iPhone 11 Pro devices. The campaign, which lasted from December 17, 2019 to January 31, 2020, witnessed great customer interaction. The winners were chosen through a random drawing process in the presence of representatives of the First Finance Company and the Ministry of Economy and Trade. During a special celebration held on this occasion, the names of the winners were announced: Hala Ibrahim Al-Khoury, Haifa Attia Allah Nasser Al-Hayy Al-Nuaimi, Mahmoud M ......read more

Doha, 24 February 2020:   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C. held the Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of Shareholders on Sunday 23 February 2020.  At this meeting, the shareholders endorsed the financial statements for the fiscal year that ended on 31 December 2019, which reflect a Net Profit after Tax of QAR 646 million.  His Excellency Sheikh Hamad Bin Faisal Bin Thani Al-Thani, Chairman and Managing Director of al khaliji, presented the Board of Directors’ report on the Bank’s activities and financial position for the year that ended on 31 December 2019 and future plans. Commenting on the 2019 activities, His Excellency ......read more

• Campaign celebrates the importance of Arabic language in the daily life • Coincides with the UN International Mother Language Day • Especially designed parcel boxes, stamps, post cards, are part of the campaign experience    Doha, Qatar, 23 February 2020: As part of Qatar Post’s mission to connect people to what matters to them the most, the national postal service is launching a groundbreaking new campaign, ‘Al Wasl’, that celebrates the Arabic language and its role as a social connector.    On the occasion of the UN International Mother Language Day celebrated by UNESCO, Qatar Post’s parcel boxes, postcards and ......read more

Are you ready to join the #SEPHORASQUAD?     February 23, 2020:    Are you a content creator with a love for beauty? For the first time ever in the Middle East, Sephora is calling on all makeup, skincare, and fragrance fanatics to share their passion by participating in the region’s first ever beauty-influencer program.   This March 2020, Sephora Middle East is rolling out the opportunity for beauty enthusiasts living across the GCC region to partake in this ULTIMATE opportunity and share their unique voice and become part of the #SephoraSquad.     ...read more

To Mom, with love February 23, 2020:   Celebrating the woman who made you all that you are requires no special day. So, make every occasion count with unique gifts from Cerruti 1881. Dedicatedly designed for mothers everywhere, Cerruti 1881 launches an exclusive timepiece and jewellery set to rejoice this Mother’s Day with you. An absolutely opulent timepiece, CERRUTI 1881 Jesina shines with an ethereal beauty that is matched by gleaming stones accenting the beautiful silhouette of the mother-of-pearl timepiece. For the woman who shines the brightest in your life, this timepiece with a delicate brushed metal bracelet and Roman numerals adds an extra dose of sublime ......read more

500 lucky fans will meet their favourite pro-wrestling super stars live at Doha Festival City   20 February 2020, Doha, Qatar:  Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for entertainment and shopping, announced as platinum sponsor of the much popular SUPER SLAM II pro-wrestling event by Qatar Pro Wrestling. The sponsorship integrates within Doha Festival City’s “Be Active” Campaign carried out during the month of February in celebration of the country’s sports vision.  As Entertainment Partners, Doha Festival City is the official host of the exclusive pre-event Public Meet and Greet where 500 lucky fans can get up close with their fa ......read more

We would like to announce that Rate Hawk is live with Global Innovations flagship product TassPro and Itinerary. GI’s API Integration to Rate Hawk will provide you real-time availability for travel products sourced from over 1.3M+ accommodation across the world. About Rate Hawk RateHawk.com is an innovative B2B hotel booking engine developed by the team of Emerging Travel Group, it is present in 100+ markets worldwide. Rate Hawk offers agents the best prices for any type of accommodation in any geography. They do this by scanning the globe for the best accommodation providers, hand-pick the strongest ones and pass on the best offers in the B2B hotel bo ......read more

Licence-holders from all top 10 powerhouses now accessing firm’s products   February 19, 2020:   Representatives from 387, or 77.4%, of companies listed on the 2019 Fortune Global 500 Index are now using the global research and advisory firm Oxford Business Group (OBG) as a source of reference for their operations, up from 354, or 70.8%, in 2018.    In a first for the firm, its licence-holders include business leaders from all top 10 companies appearing on the index, namely: Walmart; Sinopec; Shell; China National Petroleum; State Grid; BP; Saudi Aramco; Exxon; Volkswagen; and Toyota.   Oliver Cornock, Editor-in-Chief, said the results sh ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 19th February 2020 – Alfardan Group recently signed a partnership agreement with Qatar Foundation for the inauguration of the Group’s ‘Tariqi’ program. In celebration of the partnership, Sheikh Salman Bin Hassan Al-Thani, Chief Financial Officer of Qatar Foundation, led Mr. Omar Hussain Alfardan, President and CEO of Alfardan Group, on a tour of Qatar Foundation Headquarters. The tour was also attended by the management of both organizations The agreement paves the way for Alfardan Group to join hands with Qatar Foundation in their shared vision of developing the human capital of Qatar through ‘Tariqi’; a sponsorship program dedicated to fu ......read more

ROSAMONDA - Fabrice Pellegrin - Floral Green Rose Cassis Base > Rose Infusion Damascena > Rose Centifolia base > Hédione > Abs Rose Bulgare Damascena Cassis Base> Rose Damascena Infusion> Rose Centifolia base> Hedione> Bulgarian Damascena Rose Abs Gathering precious flowers in the fields of Grasse gave Fabrice the idea of ROSAMONDA. He sought to reproduce the bright and colorful scent of rose sepals: vibrant freshness, slightly fruity, for a feeling of harvest-time naturalness and vegetality. The combination of three qualities of rose brings a great richness to this perfume. The floral naturalism is intensified by Hedione, which gives the note a diaphanous ......read more

Attendees participated in a series of workshops and sessions to be able to better identify child abuse and neglect as well as intervene and extend the right form of care Stakeholders discussed enhanced case management systems to provide a seamless national case management process to ensure children are protected against the various forms of violence and abuse 19 February 2020, Doha, Qatar:  Sidra Medicine, a member of Qatar Foundation, wrapped-up the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) Qatar 2020 congress with a focus on child safety, domestic violence and violence against children.  ISPCAN was held in Qatar for the first t ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 19 February 2020:   Barwa Bank has announced the launch of its latest campaign on home financing. Qualified applicants will be receiving up to QAR 100,000 in cash when they apply for a home finance. This offer is valid until 30th June 2020.  The QAR 100,000 cash reward is applicable on a financing amount of QR2 million spread over a period of 15 years and QAR 50,000 cash reward when the financed amount is QAR2 million over 10 years.  In other highlights of the promotion, the cash reward will be credited in a customer’s Thara’a account, while a credit card can also be issued against the amount.  Barwa Bank offers some of ......read more

17 February 2020, Doha, Qatar:   Qatar Pro Wrestling’s (QPW) second edition of SUPER SLAM has finally arrived in Qatar. The event will be held on 21 February 2020 at the Lusail Sports Arena and a special pre-event Meet and Greet will take place at the Birds Island at Angry Birds World at Doha Festival City on 20 February at 6:00pm for fans to meet their favourite pro-wrestling superstars live. 500 fans are invited to Doha Festival City, the platinum sponsor for the QPW event, to welcome the world wrestling legends including iconic names such as Kevin Nash, Mark Henry, and Alberto del Rio, Brian Cage, and Nzo. Located in Birds Island at Angry Birds World, fans wil ......read more

Doha, 17 February 2020: Qatar Insurance Group, the leading insurance conglomerate in the MENA Region recently honored its employees with long service awards for completing service milestones of ten, fifteen, twenty, and twenty five years of service at QIC. The long service award ceremony was held at the QIC headquarters in West Bay. Long Service Awards are a symbol of QIC Group’s appreciation towards its employees for their continued loyalty and dedication.  Mr. Ali Al Fadala, Senior Deputy Group President of QIC Group handed over the long service awards to twenty-five recipients this year. Mr. Ali Al Fadala expressed his appreciation for the staff. He said, “W ......read more

Available every Wednesday evening at Zengo, located 61 floors above  Doha’s ever evolving Doha Skyline   16 February 2020, Doha, Qatar:   Zengo, the award-winning renowned Pan-Asian restaurant, is introducing a new ‘Sushi Night’, every Wednesday, from 6.30pm to 10:30pm, providing guests the ultimate dining experience for sushi lovers.  The new menu offers guests an opportunity to enjoy all night sushi with their friends and family. A variety of sushi, sashimi and omakase style platters will be served, ensuring everyone experiences the unique and innovative dishes available at Sushi Wednesdays at Zengo. Guests will kick start ......read more

An Undergraduate Grant Program in Qatar   Doha, Qatar, 15 February 2020:  Alfardan Group has inaugurated “Tariqi”, a program that initially started in 2006 with an intention to offer students unique opportunities to receive funding for their undergraduate education and embark on their working careers with one of the region’s fastest growing conglomerates.  The announcement came on the 15th anniversary of the program that is intended to develop human capital of the country by providing financial support to any student who can meet the criteria of the program regardless of their nationality. The program covers all registered and accredited highe ......read more

Doha, Qatar Feb 16 2020:   Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) celebrated graduating the 7th cohort of its leading quality qatarization program Kawader, where 28 graduates entered the financial services sector bringing the total number of graduates since its inception to 176.  Under the theme of trust, perseverance, professionalism, integrity and hard-work, the graduation ceremony witnessed the attendance of a number of elite officials from the financial services sector including, H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Qasim Al Thani Deputy Governor of Qatar Central Bank and Chairman of the Board of Directors in QFBA, CEOs of the financial services sector and Dr. Kha ......read more

Under the umbrella of Qatar Foundation, Sidra Medicine brings together local and global stakeholders to discuss processes to prevent child abuse   15 February 2020, Doha, Qatar:   Sidra Medicine, a member of Qatar Foundation, today hosted the opening ceremony of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) Congress Qatar 2020.    ISPCAN is an international non-profit organization that unites a range of stakeholders to discuss various issues related to child protection, ending violence against children, local child protection action, to name a few. This is the first time the organization holds its congress in Qatar, ......read more

Empowering the ACS Doha’s youth to pursue sports     15th February 2020, Doha, Qatar – ACS International School Doha community celebrated National Sports Day by inspiring students to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle in presence of  leading track and field runner, Mariam Farid. Students engaged in an open discussion on how sports can empower them to reach success and develop their passions outside of the classroom.   The 300-strong student audience thought critically about the impact of sports globally and had the chance to discuss with Mariam Farid inspiring topics such as the representation of women in sports and balancing one’s athletic ......read more

Sports Month Continues at the One and Only Choice for Entertainment and Shopping in Qatar   15 February 2020, Doha, Qatar:  Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping and entertainment, celebrated the National Sports Day, in flare and style.  Thousands of shoppers and visitors from across Qatar flocked to Doha Festival City who are committed to creating unique experiences that are aligned with the Qatar National Vision 2030.  Participants were able to enjoy a fun-packed day of sports and fitness activities alongside family and friends, with something for all ages and skills available, both indoors and outdoors.  Visitors star ......read more

Doha, Qatar: 13 February 2020:   Qatar Finance and Business Academy and its partnership with Northumbria University celebrated National Sports Day in collaboration with College of North Atlantic Qatar  (CNA-Q) with a series of sports related festivities.  The event was celebrated with a day filled with various athletic programs from 8:00AM to 1:00PM, including a fun race, gym sessions, tennis and swimming, with the participation of QFBA faculty, departmental heads, students and their families. The celebration further solidified the power of sports in building communities of different cultures and nationalities to further develop the progression of Qatar’s so ......read more

Doha, February 13, 2020:  Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, in recognition of its relentless efforts over years to adapt to market challenges while introducing premium products and services, has won the ‘Best Premium Bank’ Award at the New Age Banking Awards 2020. The award to al khaliji Commercial was presented in ceremony held at Dusit Doha Hotel on February 12, 2020. The New Age Banking Awards 2020 gathered banking industry leaders to discuss the changing landscape for financial institutions as well as cyber security, and open banking.    On receiving the award, Ms. Rana Al Asaad, Head of Personal Banking ......read more

Doha, February  12 , 2020 –  Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, with the aim of uniting people in the community through the common interest of sport, celebrated the 9th Qatar National Sports Day by organizing a Ping-Pong event held on 10th and 11th of February at the Doha Festival City. During the event, participants were cheered on by their colleagues and friends to win. At the end of each game, winners received exciting prizes.  “al khaliji is a proud supporter of Qatar National Sports Day and is committed to empowering the community. The Bank actively promotes wellness and healthy lifestyle among its employ ......read more

Doha, February 11, 2020 – The power of sports which unites different cultures and promotes healthy lifestyles was on full display at the 2020 Qatar National Sport Day activities organized by Alfardan Group at the Aspire Ladies Sports Hall.    Home to one of the most diverse workforces in Qatar, more than 1,500 employees of the group participated in the lively set of events which featured some of Qatar’s most passionate sporting activities such as football, cricket, volleyball, basketball, billiards, badminton, table tennis and golf.   Guerlain Spa, Alfardan provided participants an electrifying start to their day with a series of Zumba warm-up exercises ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 12 February 2020: Qatar Post organized a full day of festivities featuring sports related activities for staff and their families to mark the 9th Qatar National Sports Day at Qatar Sports Club.  Activities featured a walkathon, jogging, table tennis, football, and volleyball to name a few. The day also brought to a close an inter-departmental football tournament that has been underway since October 2019. It was an occasion for the final four teams – Connected, Global Mail, EMS, and Direct Mail – to battle it out for the glory. At the end, Global Mail lifted the trophy.  Apart from sports, the 9th Qatar National Sports Day was an opportunity to promote ......read more

Lifestyle and fashion outlets make their debut at Qatar’s one and only destination for shopping in Doha   Doha, Qatar, 9 February 2020:  Doha Festival City, Qatar’s one and only choice for shopping and entertainment, has announced a number of fantastic new brands to open including Aura, Hera, Mahdi Al Ajmi, Luxury Signature, Flormar, Butterfly Design, List Roma, and Alvira, among others. Doha Festival City is always diversifying its shopping and entertainment offerings bringing more exciting experiences and creating special moments to the people of Qatar. It is currently home to many first to market and exclusive brands in Doha, providing the widest selection o ......read more

Doha, Qatar: February 2020:   Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) in partnership with Northumbria University participates in Qatari Youth Forum’s third edition, organized by the Qatar Cultural and Heritage Events Center under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture and Sports on February 4 and 5.  QFBA’s participation in the Qatari Youth Forum came into fruition as a part of its continuous effort to raise awareness to young graduates and professionals seeking educational opportunities. It aims to inform interested graduates on various finance related careers and educational opportunities and familiarize them with the goals, vision and programs offered by ......read more

The Travel & Tourism industry has transformed over the past few decades undergoing a digital revolution for holidaymakers. In this modern digital business environment, where companies have to compete for user attention like never before, a good user experience has become crucial to business success. User experience design is often used to describe the usability of an application or the user interface. The true meaning of UX design, though, goes far beyond that. It encompasses the entire process of software design and development. It includes branding, functionality, design, integration, and usability. But, why does it matter so much? Here’s why every business must think about th ......read more

February 09, 2020:   This Mother’s Day, your mom deserves the best! Make this day memorable for her with a well-thought gift from AIGNER. This exclusive AIGNER timepiece and jewellery set are permeated with beauty, charisma and elegance to make it the best gift for your mother. The strong, classic horseshoe shaped dial has a wave pattern extending a beautiful texture to it. With the striking bracelet and multiple plating options, the Swiss made timepiece  is crafted with great care to resonate beauty and opulence. If it is jewellery that you want to treat your mother to, the spectacular necklace and earring set from AIGNER is sure to be an unforgettable gift. T ......read more

It’s Sports Month at the One and Only Entertainment Destination   8 February 2020, Doha, Qatar:  Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for Entertainment, Shopping and dining, is celebrating the National Sport Day throughout the whole month of February. With so many activities and retailers participating, you will find something to do on your own or with your family and friends to help you stay fit and find the fun side of exercise.  Here are 12 sport activities you can enjoy at DHFC this month: Activity: Running or Cycling FESTIVAL CITY competitions  Enjoy running and cycling activities for kids and adults. Bring your bike and try o ......read more

Featuring World Wrestling Legends, The Great Khali, Kevin Nash, Mark Henry, and "Road Warrior" Animal and Superstars including Chris Masters, Matt Cross, Johnny Storm and many more     5 January 2020, Doha, Qatar –   Qatar Pro Wrestling (QPW) is bringing back the second edition of the highly sought-after pro-wrestling championship, SUPERSLAM II, to be held at Lusail Sports Arena on 21 February 2020.  SUPER SLAM II includes a lineup of World Wrestling Legends including The Great Khali, Kevin Nash, Mark Henry, and "Road Warrior" Animal.  This pro wrestling extravaganza will see fans witness their favourite wrestling superst ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 4th February 2020:   First Finance Company, a subsidiary of Barwa Bank Group, announced that its vehicle finance campaign now offers a zero percent down payment to all new and existing customers. In addition to the no upfront cash requirement, customers can enjoy a grace period of six months on their first installment.  Qualified customers will enjoy a hassle-free service provided by First Finance, the first finance company in Qatar to be regulated by Qatar Central Bank in 1999, with a long-established legacy of providing a wide range of financial solutions.  ...read more

Turning compliance into advantage    Doha, Qatar, 02 February 2020:   al khaliji Commercial Bank P.Q.S.C (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C, Qatar’s next generation bank, Silver sponsor of the “Compliance and Combating Financial Crime Conference”, a high-ranking gathering of bankers held at the Sharq Village and Spa from 29-30th January.    The conference was held in the backdrop of a vastly changed landscape for financial institutions who are increasingly coping with new domestic and international risks. For two days, the world’s foremost Financial Crime and Compliance expert’s voices discussed matters related to financial crime ri ......read more

QIC reports stable net profit of QAR 671 million in 2019   Doha, 3 February 2020:   Qatar Insurance Group, the leading insurer in the MENA region yesterday announced its financial results for 2019. Following a meeting of the Board of Directors, which was presided over by Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed bin Ali Al-Thani, Chairman & Managing Director, the Board approved the financial results for the year 2019.    In 2019, QIC recorded growth in gross written premiums (GWP) of 2% to QAR 12.8 billion compared to QAR 12.6 billion for the same period of the previous year. QIC’s operations particularly benefited from the Group’s strategic realloca ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 2 February 2020:  Barwa Bank has kicked off 2020 with an exciting promotion on their personal finance product by offering a cash reward to all new and existing customers.  Customers applying for a personal finance will enjoy up to a 2% cash reward on their requested amount. Moreover, they can also get a credit card issued against the balance.  The unique proposition provides unrivalled features and benefits to customers such as a grace period of up to 6 months on the first installment. The cash reward can be credited into the customer account on a monthly basis.  Barwa Bank offers a range of personal, home and vehicle financing solutions ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 02 February 2020:   Qatar Post supported the mission of Al Shabhana Association, a non-profit organization fighting deforestation in Qatar, by planting trees in the open areas of Qatar Post Headquarters.       The event, entitled ‘Qatar Post for Sustainable Development – Afforestation Campus Qatar’ witnessed a number of “Prosopis” trees being planted. The Prosopis, which is one of the most common small trees in Qatar, is an ideal plant for the desert environment.     Qatar Post officials and volunteers were joined by environmentalists from various organizations, namely: Mr. Meshal Al-Sha ......read more

Nearly 17,000 students from 17 public and private schools take part       Doha, Qatar 02 February 2020:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, committed to providing education to the most disadvantaged populations, carried its latest “No Child Left Out” 2019 campaign.      The campaign inspired thousands of students and teachers across Qatar to donate cash so their peers from poor backgrounds could attend school, just like them, and attain a prosperous future. The campaign ran from September to December 2019 with an aim to support EAA’s project ‘Together’ for out-of-school children in Qatar. ......read more

Aiming to provide the most enjoyable times with family and friends   Al Wakra, Qatar – 1st  February 2020:   With the onset of winter season, Souq Al Wakra Hotel, Al Wakra City’s premium sanctuary away from Doha’s fast-paced lifestyle, is pleased to unveil its new “majlis” offer.    Various room categories are found around each “majlis” at Souq Al Wakra Hotel, which mimics the traditional Qatari Bedouin tent. The “majlis” has been designed to enable guests to delight in a one-of-its-kind experience while spending the most enjoyable and memorable times with family and friends, and to escape from ......read more

It’s Sports Month at the One and Only Entertainment Destination Special activities and celebrations of the National Sports Day      1 February 2020, Doha, Qatar:   Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping and entertainment, announced a host of activities in celebration of Qatar National Sport Day this coming February.      Shoppers and visitors will enjoy a fun-packed month of sports and fitness activities with family and friends, with something for all ages and skills, both indoor and outdoors.       Festival City’s Outdoor track will witness running and cycling ma ......read more

Muttawiffy Hujjaj South Asia Establishment is leading organization that provides its services to Hajj Pilgrims flocking to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from Asian countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka etc during Hajj. In last Hajj season an approximate 6 lakhs Hajj pilgrims were served which included pilgrims from both government and private tour operators.   MHSAE is the largest organization among other Hajj establishments and serves the most number of Hajj Pilgrims coming in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for performing Islamic ritual of Hajj.     MHSAE make use of IT for smooth functioning of its business operations. As world is moving towards digitizatio ......read more

QF Entity Signals Expansion to its Women’s Services Program     30 January 2020, Doha –   Sidra Medicine, a member of Qatar Foundation, has launched an Adult Pain Clinic as an expansion to its Women’s Services program.  The Women’s Adult Pain Clinic at Sidra Medicine is staffed by a team of internationally trained pain management specialists who conduct careful and comprehensive evaluations to determine the cause of the patients’ pain, offering recommendations unique to each patient’s individual needs. The clinic treats all kinds of chronic pain conditions in women, including post caesarean section/operative pain; pelvi ......read more

3-star Michelin Chef, Dani García to host guests on an extravagant culinary affair Garcia takes his guests on a journey to experience the signature Spanish Paella dish that goes all the way back to Al-Andalus days   30 January 2020, Doha – Qatar:   Chef Dani García, a 3-star Michelin chef from Spain, and one of the most highly acclaimed Andalusian chefs in the world, will be launching a special Paella Fashion Weekend menu from 5th to 7th of February at his recently opened BiBo in Doha, the first international branch of four.  Chef Dani Garcia, along with his award-winning executive chefs will be joining BiBo Doha guests firsthand to prese ......read more

 Donation to go towards “Together Project”        Doha, Qatar 30 January 2020 –   Education Above All (EAA) foundation, has announced a contribution from Chevron Phillips Chemical Company Qatar LLC, which will see the chemical producer invest QR 385,000 into EAA’s Together Project.     While EAA foundation continues to tackle deep-rooted socioeconomic and geographic barriers hindering children’s education across its globally renowned programs, Together Project was launched in 2016 to bring opportunities to out-of-school-children of expatriates from disadvantaged backgrounds in Qatar. To date, Alsi ......read more

January 2020 marks our 17th anniversary as a Dubai based Travel Technology Company. Growing in the IT industry for many years now with several meaningful achievements in the rapidly changing world of technology, Global Innovations has added another meaningful year to their existence. By creating a sense of contentment among employees, establishing strong relationships and delivering bests to its clients/partners, the company has been successfully present on the market for 17 years now.   Our Mission   Our mission is to create value and impact for our clients to make them more competitive and align them with the fast pace business environment. We do it by attracting the ......read more

Enjoy delicious BBQ favourites like no other  every Thursday night at Pearl Social    28 January 2020, Doha, Qatar:  Pearl Social, a contemporary British restaurant by international restaurateur and four-time Michelin Starred Chef Jason Atherton, announced the launch of its weekly BBQ Night, every Thursday, on the outdoor terrace overlooking The Pearl - Qatar and waterfront.  As the weather cools down and Doha comes alive with outdoor activities, Pearl Social brings its guests a vibrant and exciting BBQ night every Thursday from 7 pm to 11:30 pm. Prepared by Executive Chef Steve Gibbs, the BBQ menu offers quintessentially British BBQ favourites, with ......read more

For fine cuisine lovers and distinct people looking for a unique atmosphere     Doha, Qatar – 28 Jan 2020:   Oryx Rotana was honored to welcome the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain to Qatar Her Excellency Belen Alfaro Hernandez, representatives of the Spanish Embassy and prominent Spanish businessmen in Doha, for a special evening to announce the “Wednesday Tapas Galore” night at the renowned award winning restaurant “The Cellar”.   During the evening, Mr. Ghassan Dalal, General Manager of Oryx Rotana, the hotel’s senior management and The Cellar’s team welcomed the attendees and gave a quick overview ......read more

Expansion by QF entity highlights focus on advancing women’s health and offering more choices for women in Qatar   28 January 2020, Doha –   Sidra Medicine, a member of Qatar Foundation, today announced an exciting line up of new women’s services in 2020.  The strategic expansion is positioned to support the advancement of women’s health in Qatar. Over the course of the first quarter in 2020, Sidra Medicine will expand its postpartum unit with new deluxe rooms and suites; start operating outpatient evening clinics for obstetrics and gynecology services; and offer cervical screenings. It will also launch a state-of-the-art IVF facility ......read more

26 January 2020, Doha, Qatar –   Sidra Medicine, a member of Qatar Foundation, has signed a collaborative service agreement with the Royal College International (RCI), an entity that promotes and delivers programs and services on behalf of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.   The agreement will help establish Royal College International based accreditation processes for Sidra Medicine’s residency training and simulation programs. As a result, all RCI accredited programs held at Sidra Medicine, will be recognized as equivalent to programs applicable to institutions and residency programs in Canada.    The agreement was sign ......read more

More than 10,000 participants took part in the 2020 Love Tour Edition of the Happiest 5k on the Planet in Qatar Record attendance with sales closed ahead of the event and the highest number of participants packs sold in Qatar!      25 January 2020, Doha, Qatar:   Doha was covered in color as The Color Run, presented by Sahtak Awalan: Your Health First took place at Qatar Foundation’s Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) today.   The 2020 edition saw more than 10,000 participants running, walking and skipping their way around QNCC, making it the largest Color Run ever in Qatar. Color runners came to share their joy with their friend ......read more

EAA launches edvOcate to inspire and mobilize future leaders in protection of education   Doha, 22 January 2020 –   Highlighting the importance of youth voices in securing the protection of education for all children and youth, the Education Above All Foundation (EAA), founded by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, today hosted Youth Talk ED 2.0, the inaugural event of ‘edvOcate,’ a campaign that cultivates and empowers youth to become advocates for education. Through the campaign, youth are enabled to ensure their right to education is realized, and prioritized in local, national or regional agendas. Marking the upcoming International Day of Educati ......read more

Grant Thornton Qatar signs first-time MoU with Oxford Business Group   Doha, January 23, 2020:   Qatar’s efforts to broaden its revenue base by introducing extensive changes to the national tax framework will be explored in a forthcoming report by the global research and advisory firm Oxford Business Group (OBG). Marking OBG’s 15th year of operations in the country, The Report: Qatar 2020 will shine a spotlight on the General Tax Authority (GTA), which is tasked with implementing all legislation governing tax and improving compliance, assessing its progress to date. The report will also examine how the introduction of an excise tax on items such as toba ......read more

January 21, 2020:   This Valentine’s Day skip the flowers. Skintech brand FOREO rounded up their selection of Valentine’s Day gifts that are perfect whether you’re buying a treat for someone special or simply showing yourself some much-needed TLC Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and with it all the chocolate boxes, restaurant options and stuffed teddy bears our hearts (and stomachs) can handle. This Valentine’s Day give the gift of beauty and bring a little love into your loved one's daily beauty routine. FOREO are firm believers that confidence is key to feeling good. After all, who doesn't want that fresh glow from within? Co ......read more

21 January 2020, Doha, Qatar- Sidra Medicine, a member of Qatar Foundation, will be hosting a conference in partnership with the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) from 15 to 17 February 2020 at the Grand Hyatt Doha. ISPCAN Qatar 2020, is themed on ‘Child Protection, The Journey So Far and the Future Ahead’, and will focus on approaches to stop violence against children based on scientific knowledge and research. Sidra Medicine and ISPCAN are working together to create awareness around the subject, while striving to change the lives of children who are victims of abuse.  More than 10 local and international experts in child adv ......read more

Whether an online travel agency, travel Management Company, travel agent or any other business operating in the travel industry, automation saves time, reduce costs and allows resources to be diverted elsewhere. Most of the Travel Agencies are still running their business with so many complex manual processes which involve high human resource cost, complex processes, less customer satisfaction, no clear insight and less control on their business. A typical large TMC is dealing with Retail, Corporates, B2B and on lines sales channels for revenue. There are so many solutions in the market which automates sales and booking management and most of them are focused on B2C, B2B and CBT soluti ......read more

New dishes bringing guests a progressive taste of the Pan-Asian cuisine style exclusive to Zengo   20 January 2020, Doha, Qatar---  Zengo, the award-winning renowned Pan-Asian restaurant, launched an exclusive new menu in celebration of its third anniversary in Qatar.  The new A La Carte menu from Zengo was introduced during a special Chef’s Table, hosted by Executive Chef, Marko Maric. Doha’s foodies, cuisine aficionados, media, and select VIP guests were the first guests to savour the innovative dishes, as the chef took them on a 3-hour gourmet journey to explore the inspiration behind each plate. The menu has been launched to the public and is av ......read more

Doha, 20 January 2020:   Qatar Insurance, the leading insurer in the Middle East and North Africa region has been recognized as the “Best Personal Insurance Company MENA 2019” at the Global Banking & Finance Review Awards conducted by the Global Banking & Finance review magazine. The award reflects innovation, achievement, strategy, progressive and inspirational changes that have taken place within the Global Financial community.  Many institutions including those from the Banking, Foreign Exchange, Insurance, Hedge Funds, Pension Funds, Compliance, Corporate Governance, Brokerage & Exchanges, Project Finance, Binary Options, Investment Manage ......read more

Empowering Qatar’s youth to a more sustainable future   20 January 2019, Doha, Qatar - ACS International School Doha celebrated its first Young Sustainability Awards, an initiative to encourage students to think critically about their environment. The award ceremony featured representatives from the Ministry of Environment and Municipality, sustainability advocates and local media, alongside participating students and their parents.  The Young Sustainability Awards called for the school’s students of all ages, from Kindergarten to Grade 12, to submit action-oriented initiatives. The judging panel comprised ACS Doha teachers and the winners were announced at a ......read more

Enjoy mega up to 70% discounts and participate in the Grand Raffle Draw for a chance to win a Mini Cooper or a BMW 730 Li   18 January 2020, Doha, Qatar---  Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only destination for shopping and entertainment, announced its collaboration with Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) as a retail partner for Shop Qatar 2020.  The partnership will bring visitors and shoppers super deals from retailers at Festival City, whereby they can participate in the second grand raffle draw scheduled on 24 January 2020.  Prizes come in five categories, the first will have five people win QAR 10,000; the second will be for four winners to receive ......read more

Age Strong With New Drops of Youth™ Youth Concentrate     January 16, 2020:   The Body Shop is calling time on anti-ageing. Let’s be honest - no skincare product can turn back the clock. Ageing is a privilege, and it’s time we celebrate it. The brand is changing the way we think about age and skincare. It’s championing giving skin the care it needs at every stage of your life - fresher, healthy-looking skin has no age.    The Body Shop has always fought to empower women and celebrate everybody. Founder Dame Anita Roddick was a passionate believer that lines are a sign of life, and that they tell our story. Ageing ......read more

New Mexican cuisine destination promises a unique and exceptional dining experience   14 January 2020, Doha, Qatar:   Mexican food lovers in Doha are up for an exciting experience with the first ever La Bodega Negra in the Middle East now open at the iconic St. Regis Hotel, Doha. La Bodega Negra’s menu features Mexican staples like baja crispy fish tacos, and tuna tostadas, as well as specialties from the wood fired grill such as giant grilled prawns with chipotle aioli, and wagyu rib eye with chimichurri and esquites.  Spicing and ingredients are specially sourced to ensure a magical and authentic culinary experience. A selection of bespoke mocktails ......read more

Chinese New Year Menu available from 24 January to 8 February 2020   13 January 2020 – Doha, Qatar:   The award-winning restaurant, Hakkasan Doha, will celebrate the Chinese New Year on 24 January with an exclusive menu available until 8 February, featuring a range of special dishes designed to reflect good health and fortune for the year ahead.   In Chinese tradition, the colour red represents luck, this will be embedded into the Chinese New Year theme at Hakkasan Doha, through red wishing ribbons that will be present for guests to write their wishes for the year ahead. Another important symbol for Chinese New Year is the traditional lucky knot. The C ......read more

Doha, 13 January 2020:   QIC, the leading insurer in the MENA region has announced the appointment of Mr. Salem Khalaf Al Mannai as the Group CEO of Qatar Insurance Group. Salem has been instrumental in bringing innovative solutions to cement QIC Group’s position as a pioneer in the insurance industry arena, both in the MENA region and across international markets. A postgraduate from the University of South Wales in the UK, Salem Al Mannai has held various key positions within Qatar Insurance Group, the most recent being the Deputy President & CEO of the Group. He started his career in the retail department of QIC in 2001. Subsequently, Salem was appointed as the ......read more

Spanish Michelin star chef, and one of the biggest names in the culinary world, Dani García expands in the region for the first time with its first unveil in Doha    11 January 2020, Doha – Qatar:   Chef Dani García, a 3-star Michelin chef from Spain, and one of the highly acclaimed Andalusian chefs in the world opens the first branch of BiBo restaurant in Doha at the The St. Regis Doha.  The launch of BiBo Doha, which will be open to the public on 13th January, has witnessed a four-day event between 8th and 11th January, where the artist of flavors, as chef Dani is recognized worldwide, engaged with Ambassadors, VIP’s, media and guests ......read more

Expansion of Al Meera Sealine Branch now completed     Doha-Qatar – 08 January 2020:  Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C) has announced the opening of its latest location in Rawdat Al Hamama, marking an important mileston in the developing locality and bringing the total number of stores in Qatar to 53. Al Meera also announced that as part of its expansion strategy, its Sealine Branch is now offering customers more retail space and bigger selection of their favorite items after the physical expansion of the store.    Rawdat Al Hamama is strategically located halfway between Lusail City and Umm Salal Ali and perched between two major highway ......read more

Doha, Qatar - January 08, 2020:   Qatar Insurance Company, the flagship insurer in the MENA region is sponsoring the Katara International Exhibition for Kahraman. Commencing from 8 January, the Katara International Exhibition for Kahraman will display rare and expensive beads made of authentic Kahraman (Amber) from around the world.    A first of its kind, the exhibition will bring together traders and collectors of Kahraman beads, along with experts making the beads by hand from natural fossilized resin.  The exhibition will also display how Amber beads are measured, perforated and various parameters used for quality tests.   Commenting on this dist ......read more

A CELEBRATION OF FEMALE FRIENDSHIP Show your love and support for the women in your life. January 08, 2020:  Held the day before Valentine’s Day, on 13 February, it might not be an official holiday, but Galentine’s Day has firmly established itself as an annual tradition that celebrates you and the love you have for your “gals.”   Profiling an expansive take on love, our new Valentine’s Day 2020 collection shows that love has a big, albeit imperfect, heart. “Hearts are an essential part of Pandora’s DNA and a visual element we’ve always loved to use,” note our VP Creative Directors, Francesco Terzo and A. Filippo ......read more

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