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The agreement represents a crucial milestone towards promoting sustainability a central theme of Expo 2023 Doha.Doha - 30 August 2023: The Organizing Committee of Expo 2023 Doha announced a landmark partnership agreement with Ooredoo, naming the company Strategic Partner for the event.The official signing ceremony took place in the presence... ... Read more
Expo 2023 Doha will work with Qatar Development Bank to foster creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial efforts in the field of sustainability.. Doha - 30 August 2023: The Organizing Committee of the "Expo 2023 Doha Horticultural Exhibition" has signed a partnership agreement with Qatar Development Bank to promote and support entreprene... ... Read more
Innovating for a Better Future: Three Initial Pioneering Challenges Launched to Transform Airports, Asset Intensive Industries, and Customer Experience.Doha, Qatar, August 29, 2023: The Qatar Research, Development and Innovation (QRDI) Councils flagship program, Qatar Open Innovation (QOI), has recently announced three Innovation Opportuniti... ... Read more
Now a key partner for operators looking to expand their IoT services into new markets, Ooredoo will assist in facilitating seamless connectivity for customers entering the region.. . . 27 August 2023 - Doha, Qatar : Ooredoo Group, a leading enabler of IoT solutions, announced today joining the IoT World Alliance as their new... ... Read more
Kuwait, 27 August 2023: Kuwait International Bank (KIB) announced that September 1st is the last date to open or deposit in Al Dirwaza account to enter the October monthly draw for a chance to win prizes of KD 20,000 for 11 winners. Accordingly, the Bank is reminding its current and potential customers to open or deposit more in Al Dirwaza account ... ... Read more
Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) and Damm reach historic agreement for acquisition of. World Padel Tour (WPT) by QSI, with Premier Padel and WPT to be unified under governance of. International Padel Federation. Thursday 24 August 2023 Doha Qatar Sports Investments (QSI), one of the worlds leading sports investment ... ... Read more
Complimentary entry included with all Stopover Packages booked through Discover Qatar. Experience the countrys finest with Qatar Airways at Expo 2023 Doha: A Celebration of Green Innovation and Cultural Immersion. 24 August 2023DOHA, Qatar As the global anticipation for Expo 2023 Doha rises, Qatar Airways, the national carrier ... ... Read more
Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, held a formal convocation ceremony to officially welcome more than 100 first-year students of the Class of 2027. Members of the CMU-Q senior administration, faculty, staff, students, and alumni were present for the ceremony, which was also live streamed.. . Mi... ... Read more
45 F5 solutions now available via Google Cloud Marketplace, powered by new Doha-based data center. . . Doha, Qatar, 23 Aug 2023: F5 has reinforced its relationship with Google Cloud in Qatar, enabling organisations across the region to access 45 key solutions via Google Cloud Marketplace.. . Businesses in Qatar, and the surr... ... Read more
Students can gear up for a new academic journey with budget-friendly back-to-school collections.Doha, Qatar 22August 2023 Doha Festival City, Qatars ultimate destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment, is thrilled to unveil its diverse Back-To-School collections, specially curated for students and families gear... ... Read more
Doha August 21, 2023: The new class of trainee physicians at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) donned the white coats of their future profession for the first time in a symbolic ceremony marking the start of the colleges medical curriculum.There are 44 medical students in this years intake, of whom 22 are Qatari natio... ... Read more
Qatar Development Bank competition inspires new way to ensure food securityTwo students at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, won top prize in the FoodTech category at a Qatar Development Bank competition. Mohammad Fadhel Annan and Lujain Al Mansoori created an idea for 3D printed vegetables, an alte... ... Read more
Doha August 19, 2023: Nineteen high school students from 15 schools successfully completed the Physics for Future Doctors Summer Programan initiative developed by Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) in collaboration with Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q).The Physics for Future Doctors Summer Program is a one-week on-campus p... ... Read more
Doha August 19, 2023: Nineteen high school students from 15 schools successfully completed the Physics for Future Doctors Summer Programan initiative developed by Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) in collaboration with Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q).The Physics for Future Doctors Summer Program is a one-week on-campus p... ... Read more


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DOHA, QATAR — 1st October 2023)— Doha Bank Board of Directors has announced the appointment of H.E. Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Fahad bin Faisal bin Thani Al Thani as Group Chief Executive Officer, marking a new chapter in the bank's history.  The appointment’s announcement followed the approval of Board of Directors and obtaining of all necessary approvals by Doha Bank from Qatar Central Bank.  H.E. Sheikh Abdulrahman brings a wealth of knowledge to his new role, as he holds over 15 years of experience in the Qatari banking industry during which he dealt with diverse portfolios across retail, corporate banking, as well as international and governmental relat ......read more

In alignment with the 2023 theme "Reducing food loss and waste: Taking Action to Transform Food Systems", Doha Festival City emphasized its commitment to promoting responsible waste management through digital channels. Doha, Qatar – 30 September 2023: Doha Festival City, Qatar’s leading destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment,  intensified its digital engagement to champion sustainability in commemoration of International Day for Food Loss and Waste on September 29. By leveraging digital platforms, the mall aimed to foster a deeper connection with its tenants and the broader community, underscoring the importance of eco-conscious practices. The di ......read more

In a joint mission with Hamad Medical Corporation, the mall strives to educate the community on the essential steps when calling 999 during a medical emergency. Doha, Qatar – 28 September 2023: Doha Festival City, Qatar's ultimate destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment, is joining forces with Hamad Medical Corporation's (HMC) Ambulance Service for the launch of the 'Know the 5 to Save a Life' campaign, as part of its #FestivalCares corporate social responsibility program.  Starting from September 27th to 30th, the 'Know the 5 to Save a Life' awareness activation will be hosted at the Atrium Node of the mall.  This initiative aim ......read more

Qatar Airways Cargo, the leading air cargo carrier, announced its latest strategic move in the Chinese market by introducing two new destinations - Chengdu (TFU) and Chongqing (CKG).   Qatar Airways Cargo has commenced belly hold flights to Chengdu (TFU) and Chongqing (CKG) starting 23rd and 25th of September, respectively. Both these destinations, served three times a week by Airbus A330-300 aircraft will further enhance Qatar Airways Cargo's global network. These strategic additions will play a crucial role in facilitating international trade, bridging China with the rest of the world. Elisabeth Oudkerk, SVP Cargo Sales and Network Planning said, “Qatar Airways Cargo ......read more

International Luxury Group (ILG), one of the leading groups in the field of licensed luxury, lifestyle, and fashion brands, took part at the 42nd Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), from September 5th to 9th. The global summit of horological excellence presented an exceptional opportunity for ILG to showcase their prestigious luxury brands. From themed zones to insightful forums and seminars, the fair gave a global outlook on the latest trends and innovations in the watch and clock industry, providing a truly enriching experience. With over 700 exhibitors hailing from 17 countries, it was truly a global summit of horological exc ......read more

Oxford Business Group and Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QCCI) forge strategic partnership for The Report: Qatar 2023 Doha, September 2023 – The Qatar Chamber (QC) and Oxford Business Group (OBG) have formalised a significant partnership through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This strategic alliance is poised to assume a pivotal role in shedding light on Qatar's economic landscape for 2023, with a strong focus on critical areas including economic diversification, digital strategies, and the ongoing energy transformation. The MoU was signed by Hussain Yousef Al Abdulghani, Director of Administrative and Finance Affairs at the Qatar Chamber and Fer ......read more

Doha, Qatar – September 27, 2023 – The student population at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, has reached a campus record of 472 students. The students come from 61 nations and nearly 40% are Qatari citizens.   Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, commented: “Our students form a diverse community of enthusiastic learners. With the largest enrollment in campus history, this academic year is shaping up to be busy and productive.”   CMU-Q offers undergraduate degree programs in biological sciences, business administration, computer science and information systems. In addition to the major programs, students choose ......read more

Cutting-Edge Series Hits the UAE Market on October 4th 2023. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 September 2023:  Xiaomi unveiled its latest Xiaomi 13T Series smartphones in a global launch in Berlin, Germany, on September 26th. These phones are designed for global customers looking to unleash their visual creativity, featuring professional Leica optical lenses for Authentic Leica Imagery. With advanced performance, long-lasting battery life, and a crystal-clear display, the Xiaomi 13T Series promises exceptional smartphone experiences for photography, video watching, and daily use. The highly anticipated release was revealed in Dubai at an exclusive media launch event held at the Bvl ......read more

• Held under the patronage of the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, INDEX Design Qatar and Big 5 Construct Qatar will open their doors on 23-25 October 2023 at Doha Exhibition & Convention Center. • Construction, interior design and fit-out markets burgeoning as Qatar’s construction market is forecasted to be valued at US$76 billion by 2027. Furthermore, US$16.4 billion to be invested into infrastructure and real estate projects by 2025 under Qatar National Vision 2030.    25 September 2023, Doha: Highly-anticipated events INDEX Design Qatar and Big 5 Construct Qatar return to showc ......read more

Doha, 26 September 2023 – Mandarin Oriental, Doha proudly announces the launch of its annual culinary festival, the Flavours of MO, an exciting new event celebrating the best of global gastronomy. Set to unfold over the entire month of October, this sensational event will spotlight eight renowned chefs presenting exclusive menu degustation’s and exquisite set menus, offering hands-on masterclasses across the hotel’s acclaimed restaurants. Mandarin Oriental, Doha is delighted to welcome eight esteemed chefs, each renowned for their significant contributions to the international culinary scene: Izu Ani, Kan Chi-Kwan, Joe Barza, Marc Balaguer Fabra, Amin Hmani, Brice Konan ......read more

Beauty isn't just about trends or following a set routine; it's about expressing your individuality, creativity, and personality. Making beauty fun means breaking free from conventional norms and enjoying the process of enhancing your features in a way that reflects your true self.  Here's how you can infuse a sense of enjoyment and creativity into your beauty routine: Let your makeup reflect how you feel. Your face is a blank canvas that can convey a spectrum of emotions through the colors and styles you choose. The STAY & PLAY GEL EYELINER ensures expressive eye make-up with its highly- pigmented formula and great colour payoff. The gel-like, super-soft texture ......read more

'Own Your Magic' the empowering spring/summer make-up by Catrice is dedicated to independent women who believe in making everyday moments extraordinary, all while enhancing their natural beauty. At Catrice, we understand that make-up is not simply a tool for covering flaws, but a catalyst for self-expression and confidence. The multifunctional beauty tools make the beauty routine easier than ever before. Our new line celebrates the spirit of independent women who embrace their uniqueness and use makeup to showcase their true selves to the world. Whether cool statements, fresh looks, or nourishing skincare: Catrice takes beauty to a whole new level. Back to Basics collection foc ......read more

Qatar Airways Cargo, a pioneering force in the global air cargo industry is celebrating 20 years of dedicated freighter operations.   Qatar Airways Cargo has evolved and grown into the world's leading air cargo carrier, with an extensive fleet and a robust network. To commemorate this remarkable journey, the carrier reflects on its major achievements and innovations.   In 2003, Qatar Airways Cargo took delivery of its very first freighter, an Airbus A300-600, which was a converted passenger aircraft. It began regular operations to Amsterdam and Chennai, and shortly thereafter, to New Delhi.  Today, the cargo airline operates to more than 160 belly-hold and over 70 frei ......read more

Qatar Tourism and GIMS Qatar reveal exciting line-up of immersive automotive festivities taking place across the country Qatar Tourism, in collaboration with the Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS), is set to ignite the automotive passion of Qatar with the inaugural edition of GIMS Qatar, scheduled to run from October 5 - 14, 2023.  Spanning over 10,000 m2 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC), the exhibition will host 31 renowned automotive brands, including Toyota, Lexus, Porsche, Volkswagen, Lamborghini, BMW, KIA, Audi, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Vinfast, Chery and much more. GIMS Qatar is set to showcase the latest innovations from industry, 10+ world premieres and ......read more

Teaming up with Qatar Tourism, Doha Festival City embraces Saudi National Day's "We Dream and We Achieve" spirit, demonstrating its commitment to strengthening cultural ties and fostering a sense of unity. 25 September 2023:  Doha Festival City, Qatar’s ultimate destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment, marked the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's National Day with a celebration steeped in warmth and camaraderie.   From September 22nd to the 24th, the Customer Service desk at Doha Festival City welcomed guests with the rich and inviting aroma of freshly brewed Arabic coffee. Embodying Saudi National Day's theme "We Dream and We Achieve, this ......read more

The vibrant collaboration promises an array of exclusive products reflecting Qatar's rich heritage infused with modern artistry. Doha, Qatar – 24 September 2023: Doha Festival City, Qatar’s leading destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment, is thrilled to announce the launch of a new and exclusive collection at Gift Shed store by Dalu in collaboration with the distinguished Qatari artist Mubarak Al-Malik. Dalu, which is Gift Shed’s sister company and under the umbrella of parent company Shift Group, has once again showcased its commitment to invigorating the local art landscape with unmatched vibrancy and creativity. Their exclusive collection with Mubar ......read more

Doha – September 24, 2023: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) recently hosted a two-day webinar titled ‘The Future of Radiation Physics in Medicine.’ The event attracted a record number of 378 attendees from various disciplines in healthcare. Coordinated by the Division of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at WCM-Q and directed by Dr. Mohammad Yousef, professor of physics at WCM-Q, the webinar was designed to enable health professionals to analyze the latest developments and trends in medical physics.  It also highlighted the most promising avenues of research and innovation, shedding light on their prospective influence on healthcare and patient outcomes ......read more

In a concerted effort to promote environmental stewardship, Doha Festival City and the Ministry emphasize the urgent need for the removal of abandoned vehicles in the Municipality of Al Daayen. Doha, Qatar – 23 September 2023: Embodying its pledge to community responsibility, Doha Festival City, Qatar's premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination, has partnered with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment to commemorate "The World Cleanup Day" on September 16. This impactful alliance comes as part of the #FestivalCares CSR Program for the mall to underscore the environmental and societal hazards posed by abandoned vehicles and equipment in the Munici ......read more

Doha – September 20, 2023: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) recently hosted a one-day symposium titled ‘Tackling Obesity: Multidisciplinary Approaches for Comprehensive Care,’ which comprised a series of lectures and interactive sessions at WCM-Q premises. Coordinated by the Division of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at WCM-Q and directed by Dr. Tariq Chukir, assistant professor of medicine at WCM-Q and a WCM-Q alum, the symposium was designed to enable health professionals to recognize misconceptions about the management of obesity; describe up-to-date and evidence-based strategies to manage obesity, from lifestyle interventions to advanced therapies; and ......read more

 Ideal for shopping enthusiasts and those seeking the perfect corporate gesture, Doha Festival City's Gift Card is a gateway to unlimited choices and offers.  Doha, Qatar – 20 September 2023: Doha Festival City, Qatar's ultimate destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment, has raised the bar on gifting experiences with the launch of its exclusive Gift Card offers. These gift cards promise to refine the art of thoughtful giving, catering to families, shoppers, and corporates to leverage for any occasion.  With over 550 brands under its roof, Doha Festival City’s exclusive Gift Card, launched in partnership with Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) and Mast ......read more

September 2023:  Featuring Pomellato as the only Italian jeweler, Qatar puts a spotlight on Made in Italy design genius for the ‘ICONS, Voices of Design’ exhibition at the M7 Museum in Doha, open from September 20-December 20, 2023. Curated by iconic Milanese gallerist Rossana Orlandi in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy in the State of Qatar and with Qatar Museums, with an installation by Lucio Micheletti of Micheletti + Partners, the exposition celebrates what Italian talent, innovation, fashion, and technology have meant to Qatar and to the world.  Held in the creative hub of the M7 Museum, the expo is divided into two parts. The first part establishes ......read more

• Applicants can submit documents for short and long stay visas to Portugal   Residents of Qatar can now apply for their Portugal visas at the VFS Global Visa Application Centre in Doha located at Levels 1 & 2, Al Nuaimi Building, Oqba Ibn Nafie Street, Airport Road, Doha, Qatar. Inaugurated on 3 September 2023, the centre will accept documents for short and long stay visas to Portugal. The contract for VFS Global to provide Portugal visa services in Qatar was signed by H.E. Ambassador of Portugal in Qatar, on 14 August 2023.  H.E. Mr. Paulo Neves Pocinho, Ambassador of Portugal, said, “The establishment of this cooperation with VFS Global on visa issues ......read more

Doha, Qatar 19 Sep 2023 – Msheireb Properties announced the opening of MEEZA’s new office in the world’s first fully built smart and sustainable city district at Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD). MEEZA  Qatar’s Biggest Data Centre service Provider will be an addition to  MDD’s impressive list of technology tenants. Commenting on the progress, Msheireb Properties CEO Eng. Ali Al Kuwari said, “We are extremely well positioned, as a country and as a company to meet real estate demand that is expected to pick up steadily ahead of the 2030 Asian Games. Our spaces are designed with the person in mind and executed with care for the environment – two ......read more

First Chinese airline to operate non-stop flights between Mainland China and Qatar.   Qatar Airways Cargo is pleased to announce a new partnership with Xiamen Airlines, the first Chinese airline to operate passenger non-stop flights from Mainland China to Qatar. The new partnership will allow Qatar Airways Cargo to provide additional belly cargo capacity for customers to and from Mainland China. Under the cooperation agreement, Xiamen Airlines will launch daily flights between Beijing’s Daxing International Airport (PKX) to Doha’s Hamad International Airport. The flights will commence on 20 October 2023.  In addition to the flights from Beijing, Xiamen Airlines ......read more

19 September 2023 Doha, Qatar: According to the latest Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific and Middle East (ACI APAC & MID) Airport Connectivity Index 2023, Hamad International Airport has been ranked second in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East Region for total connectivity. This exceptional accomplishment underscores Hamad International Airport's unwavering commitment to providing exceptional connectivity for travelers worldwide. As one of the fastest-growing aviation markets concerning air connectivity relative to its population, the airport plays a pivotal role in nurturing global connections. Developed in partnership with PwC, the ACI APAC & MID Airport Connect ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 18 September 2023 – Msheireb Properties held the grand opening of the Miniatures Exhibition by Al Mana Maples, hosted at the Doha Design District. This intriguing exhibition, featuring 100 Classical Seats in precise 1:6 miniature replicas, offers a unique opportunity for enthusiasts and design aficionados to explore the intricate relationship between design and industrial production. The Miniatures Exhibition will be open to the public until October 16, 2023, offering an engaging and educational experience for all visitors. Shaikha Al Sulaiti, Senior Manager of Interior Design at Msheireb Properties, welcomed attendees, expressing her delight at the prospect of t ......read more

Planning the perfect birthday celebration for your child just got easier with amazing birthday packages available at Qatar’s #1 entertainment destination ‘LEISURE’, promising an unforgettable experience for young adventurers. Doha, Qatar – 17 September 2023 - Doha Festival City, Qatar’s ultimate destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment, has once again raised the bar by providing its customers with the perfect mix to meet their needs. Home to premier entertainment destinations, Doha Festival City along with its partner LEISURE - owner of Angry Birds World, Virtuocity & Snow Dunes, offer memorable birthday celebrations, blending excitement and ......read more

Doha – September 16, 2023: In an initiative designed to promote the application of lifestyle medicine in healthcare delivery amongst healthcare practitioners, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) offered a certificate program developed by the college’s Institute for Population Health (IPH). The 60-hour Certificate in Lifestyle Medicine (CLM) provides healthcare professionals with the skills and knowledge to use evidence-based therapeutic lifestyle medicine approaches to prevent and manage lifestyle-related chronic health conditions to reduce morbidity, and complications and suffering associated with the disease. The evidence-based practice adopts behavioral interventions th ......read more

Qatar Airways wins Best Long-Haul Airline, Best Business Class, Best Middle Eastern Airline, and Best Inflight Food and Beverage Hamad International Airport in Qatar named Best Airport in the Middle East 15 September, 2023:  Multi-award-winning airline, Qatar Airways, has triumphed in four categories at this year’s Business Traveller Awards at the Royal Garden Hotel in London. The national carrier of the State of Qatar continues to be recognised for its excellence on a global scale, being awarded Best Long-Haul Airline, Best Business Class, Best Middle Eastern Airline, and Best Inflight Food & Beverage by Business Traveller. The airline’s hub, Hamad International A ......read more

• On September 21 and September 23, Qatar will present a packed schedule of events with music performances by the region’s most popular artists. • Visitors will be greeted at Hamad International Airport and the Abu Samra land border with offers from Qatar’s leading hotels, entertainment, retail, and dining venues.    With visitor numbers to Qatar this year already exceeding full-year 2022 arrivals, Qatar is fast-emerging as a top-choice for regional and global travellers. Having just concluded its Summer in Qatar programme which brought to audiences the smash-hit – Disney On Ice –, the country’s first-ever toy festival, and a number ......read more

The tragic earthquake that has struck Morocco has devastated significant parts of the country and killed and injured thousands of people. As part of the international relief effort, the aviation industry is playing a vital role, in the rapid delivery of humanitarian aid to Morocco. IATA’s Regional Vice-President for Africa-Middle East, Kamil Al-Awadhi, expressed condolences of the aviation community to the people of Morocco. "The heart-breaking impact of this tragedy in Morocco has been felt worldwide. On behalf of IATA's member airlines, we extend our heartfelt sympathies to all those affected,” he said. “Our thoughts remain with the communities impacted by thi ......read more

Qatar Airways Cargo has partnered with DSV Global Transportation and Logistics to launch a new route from Huntsville, USA, increasing access to Europe, Middle East and beyond.   Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s leading air cargo carrier has launched biweekly freighter flights from Huntsville, USA to Doha, Qatar in conjunction with DSV as part of a strategic partnership, enhancing North America’s connectivity to Europe, Middle East and beyond, effective 7th September 2023.  The route, named by DSV as the “Gateway Star”, will see twice weekly Boeing 777 freighters operating from Felipe Ángeles International Airport in Mexico to Huntsville and arriv ......read more

• Highlighting US products across Al Meera branches. • A testament to Al Meera’s import strategy to progress, diversify, and enhance the customer experience. • The presence of esteemed guests and officials, including the US Ambassador to Qatar, His Excellency Mr. Timmy Davis, and Al Meera CEO Mr. Yousef Ali Al Obaidan at the launch event.   DOHA, Qatar – September – Al Meera Consumer Goods Company, Qatar’s leading national retail chain, is proud to announce the launch of the ‘Discover America with a Fork and the Road’ campaign across many of  its branches in Qatar. This initiative marks a remarkable collaboration with t ......read more

Doha, September 10, 2023 – With less than a month to go, Commissioner Generals from countries participating in Expo 2023 Doha gathered at the Westin Hotel on September 9th, 2023, to discuss cooperation and finalize preparations for this landmark international event. The meeting highlighted the commitment of participants from across the globe to ensure the success of the first A1 horticultural exhibition held in the MENA region. Discussions at the meeting focused on fostering an environment of collaboration and partnership ahead of the awaited Expo 2023 Doha. Participants also addressed all organizational aspects, including zone operation and site service, sponsorship activation, vo ......read more

• Customers can benefit from a low profit rate of 7% • up to QAR 200,000 cashback • and enjoy up to 30 years tenure   Doha, Qatar – 10 September, 2023: Dukhan Bank has launched a new home finance campaign for its valued customers to benefit from a cashback reward of up to QAR 200,000 when they apply for home financing worth QAR 500,000 and above. The campaign, which will run until November 4, 2023, will provide customers the opportunity to avail a low profit rate of 7% per annum. Customers can take advantage of the offer and apply for a minimum finance amount of QAR 500,000 for a payment tenure of 15 years and up to 30 years. The campaign will also ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 09 September 2023 – Dukhan Bank announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shariah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, the bank clients Fayza Al-Haddad and Ahmed Abdulrahman each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Afif Alfaisel, Maryam Al-Mahannadi, Aayat Elsafady, Khalil Abbas Khalil, Randa Elhabash, Muhammad Ahmad, Abdulrahman Fakhroo, Sardar Khan, Maryam Jameea, Syed Ali, Ian Fernandes, Asia Al-Yazeedi, Mohammed Al-Shaikh, Jassim Fakhroo, Turki Al-Subaey, Bashayar Hassan, Anisha Asharuff, Aysheh ......read more

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, welcomes seven new faculty members for the 2022-23 academic year.  Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, welcomed the new faculty members to the CMU-Q community. “CMU-Q faculty members are experts in their fields, and educators that are dedicated to undergraduate learning. I am always so pleased to welcome new faculty to CMU-Q and see how their experience, perspective and ideas enhance our community.” The new faculty members are: Jocelyn Blanger, associate teaching professor of psychology; Andres Castano Zuluaga, assistant teaching professor of economics and analytics; Hussein Fadlallah, assis ......read more

Qatar Airways Announced as Official Airline Partner of BWT Alpine F1 Team 8 September, 2023  DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways, the 7-time World’s Best Airline, is now the Official Airline Partner of BWT Alpine F1 Team as part of a multi-year agreement and will be working together to promote the Qatar Airways Qatar Grand Prix 2023. The partnership comes after the announcement of Qatar Airways’ Official Airline and Global Partner with Formula 1®(F1®) earlier this year.  The partnership will include specialised branding on the driver helmets and caps for the Qatar Airways Qatar Grand Prix 2023, along with various events held during the race weekend featuri ......read more

Doha – Qatar  /Wednesday 6 September 2023:  Qatar Insurance Group, the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region is the Official Insurance Sponsor of the 7th edition of S’hail 2023 – Katara International Hunting & Falcons Exhibition. S’hail is regarded as the largest international exhibitions that specializes in exhibiting Falcons and is dedicated to preserve and promote the art of hunting and falconry.  Over the last few years, the event has made its mark in the industry as the leading destination of choice for falconry, hunting, and heritage lovers and became a dedicated platform for displaying the latest types of weapons, hunting rifles, equi ......read more

The partnership underscores the airport’s plans to introduce new digital solutions at every touchpoint 5 September 2023:  Doha, Qatar: Hamad International Airport (DOH), in partnership with Atos and Royal Schiphol Group, introduces Passenger Digital Assistance Kiosks to enable seamless journeys for travellers. The kiosks will provide easy access to information, assist in navigation and help passengers through live video calls to customer service agents. Commenting on the new passenger experience, Mr. Suhail Kadri, Senior Vice President of Technology and Innovation at Hamad International Airport said: "The new Passenger Digital Assistance Kiosks are part of our overa ......read more

Weekly cargo capacity to and from Middle East increases to over 4,500 tonnes   The world’s leading air cargo carrier has resumed its freighter services to Bahrain, effective 1st September 2023. In addition to the 21 weekly narrow-body passenger flights to Bahrain, Qatar Airways Cargo is proud to announce the launch of three weekly Freighter operations, adding more than 200 tonnes of weekly cargo capacity to/from Bahrain. Ms. Liesbeth Oudkerk, SVP Cargo Sales and Network Planning said, “We are glad to be back in Bahrain with dedicated freighters three times a week. Bahrain is an important market for us, and having a consistent freighter service will contribute to the ......read more

A content-based campaign to promote a confident return to the normal everyday life Content includes videos, podcasts, blog posts, handy guides, quizzes and much more from now until 1 October 2023 Content creators are invited to share their own inspiring content and get a chance to be featured on QIC’s channels Doha, Qatar – 5 September 2023: Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), the leading insurance company in Qatar and the MENA region, has launched its latest awareness campaign labeled “Confidence at Every Turn” and designed to inspire and boost self-assurance among the community in Qatar. Rolled out in conjunction with the new season kicking off and people going bac ......read more

SecureLift is designed to offer optimum protection and secure storage for high-value and vulnerable shipments.   Qatar Airways Cargo today announced the launch of its special product SecureLift under its VISION 2027 and Next Generation strategy. SecureLift marks a significant milestone for Qatar Airways Cargo, as it allocates dedicated resources to cater to the specialised needs of valuable and vulnerable shipments, while maintaining an enhanced standard of security and vigilance.  Products having high declared value like precious metals, stones, gold bullions, banknotes, jewellery or watches would fall under the Valuable category while commodities that carry a risk of pilfe ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 2 September 2023: Dukhan Bank has announced the names of the winners in the second draw of its Credit Card Spend Campaign for customers to have a chance to win from a total 2,000,000 DAwards as part of the bank’s efforts give back to its loyal customers. The lucky winners were announced at the Bank’s headquarters under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Dukhan Bank’s five customers who won 100,000 DAwards each are: Bayder Yousuf Kafoud, Marlon Laforteza, Husam Mohamed Khalil, Sheikha Alanoud Abdulrahman Al-Thani, and Salwa Ismail Al-Amadi.  ......read more

The agreement represents a crucial milestone towards promoting sustainability – a central theme of Expo 2023 Doha. Doha - 30 August 2023: The Organizing Committee of Expo 2023 Doha announced a landmark partnership agreement with Ooredoo, naming the company Strategic Partner for the event. The official signing ceremony took place in the presence of His Excellency Dr Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie, Minister of Municipality, Mr. Mohamed Ali Al-Khoury, Secretary General of Expo, Ooredoo Chief Executive Officer Sheikh Ali Bin Jabor Al Thani, and Mr. Thani Al Malki, Chief Business Officer at Ooredoo. Expo 2023 Doha Horticultural Exhibition is slated to kick off on Octobe ......read more

Expo 2023 Doha will work with Qatar Development Bank to foster creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial efforts in the field of sustainability. Doha - 30 August 2023: The Organizing Committee of the "Expo 2023 Doha Horticultural Exhibition" has signed a partnership agreement with Qatar Development Bank to promote and support entrepreneurship throughout the duration of this six-month-long global event.  The official signing ceremony took place in the presence of Mr. Mohamed Ali Al-Khoury, Secretary General of Expo, and Mr. Abdul Rahman Hisham Al-Suwaidi, CEO of Qatar Development Bank, as part of the organizing committee’s broader commitment to instilling a cultu ......read more

Innovating for a Better Future: Three Initial Pioneering Challenges Launched to Transform Airports, Asset Intensive Industries, and Customer Experience. Doha, Qatar, August 29, 2023: The Qatar Research, Development and Innovation (QRDI) Council’s flagship program, Qatar Open Innovation (QOI), has recently announced three Innovation Opportunities in collaboration with MATAR.  Through Innovation Opportunities, QRDI Council has partnered with MATAR, the Qatar Company for Airports Operation and Management, to drive innovation within Qatar and tackle major asset management challenges. the launch of three innovation challenges aimed at finding groundbreaking solutions to critica ......read more

Now a key partner for operators looking to expand their IoT services into new markets, Ooredoo will assist in facilitating seamless connectivity for customers entering the region.      27 August 2023 - Doha, Qatar :  Ooredoo Group, a leading enabler of IoT solutions, announced today joining the IoT World Alliance as their newest member and the sole operator representing the Middle East and North Africa region within the Alliance.    The IoT World Alliance is the world’s largest Mobile Network Operator cooperative. Acting as a global forum of telecommunications providers, it is dedicated to tracking IoT connectivity trends and sharing expertise with pa ......read more

Kuwait, 27 August 2023: Kuwait International Bank (KIB) announced that September 1st is the last date to open or deposit in Al Dirwaza account to enter the October monthly draw for a chance to win prizes of KD 20,000 for 11 winners. Accordingly, the Bank is reminding its current and potential customers to open or deposit more in Al Dirwaza account to increase their chances in October’s Draw that will take place in the presence of representatives from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, as well as representatives from KIB. Ali AlSane, Manager - Product Development, Digital Transformation & Innovation at KIB, said: “We encourage everyone to take advantage of this opport ......read more

Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) and Damm reach historic agreement for acquisition of  World Padel Tour (WPT) by QSI, with Premier Padel and WPT to be unified under governance of  International Padel Federation Thursday 24 August 2023 – Doha – Qatar Sports Investments (QSI), one of the world’s leading sports investment companies - and together with the International Padel Federation (FIP) and the Professional Padel Association the founder of Premier Padel - and Damm, the owner of Setpoint Events which organises the World Padel Tour (WPT), have reached an historic agreement for the acquisition of WPT by QSI.  Following this agreement, Premier Padel and W ......read more

Complimentary entry included with all Stopover Packages booked through Discover Qatar Experience the country’s finest with Qatar Airways at Expo 2023 Doha: A Celebration of Green Innovation and Cultural Immersion 24 August 2023  DOHA, Qatar – As the global anticipation for Expo 2023 Doha rises, Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is proud to announce its role as the Official Strategic Partner for the landmark event. Set to be the first A1 International Horticultural Exhibition in Qatar, the Middle East, and North Africa, the prestigious partnership underscores Qatar Airways' commitment to bringing global attention to Expo 2023 Doha and promoti ......read more

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, held a formal convocation ceremony to officially welcome more than 100 first-year students of the Class of 2027. Members of the CMU-Q senior administration, faculty, staff, students, and alumni were present for the ceremony, which was also live streamed.   Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, shared the importance of community with new students: “CMU-Q offers its students more than just education. It is home to a community that supports and encourages youth to seek personal growth and development. Throughout their four-year learning journey, they will develop a sense of what they can contribute to the w ......read more

45 F5 solutions now available via Google Cloud Marketplace, powered by new Doha-based data center      Doha, Qatar, 23 Aug 2023: F5 has reinforced its relationship with Google Cloud in Qatar, enabling organisations across the region to access 45 key solutions via Google Cloud Marketplace.   Businesses in Qatar, and the surrounding region, can now access a wide-ranging suite of services to secure, optimise and deliver apps and APIs – irrespective of deployment environment.   Notable solutions include F5 Distributed Cloud Services (F5 XC), which are SaaS-based security, networking, and application management services that enable customers to deploy, se ......read more

Students can gear up for a new academic journey with budget-friendly back-to-school collections. Doha, Qatar – 22 August 2023 – Doha Festival City, Qatar’s ultimate destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment, is thrilled to unveil its diverse Back-To-School collections, specially curated for students and families gearing up for the upcoming school year. With an extensive array of retailers, the mall offers a convenient one-stop shopping experience, encompassing everything to get ready for school year. Boasting a diverse selection spanning across over 550 retailers, Doha Festival City caters to a wide range of preferences and budgets, establishing itself ......read more

Doha – August 21, 2023: The new class of trainee physicians at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) donned the white coats of their future profession for the first time in a symbolic ceremony marking the start of the college’s medical curriculum.  There are 44 medical students in this year’s intake, of whom 22 are Qatari nationals. In total, 41 members of the class were promoted after completing the two-year WCM-Q pre-medical curriculum, while three have joined from other universities. The White Coat Ceremony marked the culmination of a three-day orientation program, during which the students were fitted for their scrubs, met with faculty and peers, and learned abou ......read more

Qatar Development Bank competition inspires new way to ensure food security Two students at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, won top prize in the FoodTech category at a Qatar Development Bank competition. Mohammad Fadhel Annan and Lujain Al Mansoori created an idea for 3D printed vegetables, an alternative to farming that could bolster food security in places like Qatar where there is very little arable land. The competition was the Business Incubation and Acceleration Hackathon, hosted by Qatar Development Bank. As the winners of the FoodTech category, Annan and Al Mansoori won 25,000 QAR to invest into their idea. QDB’s Busi ......read more

Doha – August 19, 2023: Nineteen high school students from 15 schools successfully completed the Physics for Future Doctors Summer Program—an initiative developed by Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) in collaboration with Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q). The Physics for Future Doctors Summer Program is a one-week on-campus program offered by WCM-Q’s Office of Student Outreach & Educational Development in the Pre-medical Division. The program was co-created by Texas A&M at Qatar professor Dr. Sami El Borgi and WCM-Q professor of physics Dr. Mohammad Yousef, and is designed to provide motivated high school students with an opportunity to hone their phy ......read more

With a new suite of exclusive features and benefits    Kuwait, 19 August 2023: Burgan Bank has issued its new x-change prepaid card from Visa, presented with an array of exclusive features and benefits. This comes as part of Burgan’s expansive efforts to offer its customers a distinctive banking experience that responds to their changing needs and growing aspirations.  The Burgan Visa x-change card, which is accepted locally and globally, allows its holders to load the prepaid card with the amount of their choice in USD, EUR, or GBP, locking the exchange rate for the loaded amount as announced on the day of card loading. In a market where global e-commerce is avai ......read more

• 1,600+ GEMS students from 20 schools in the UAE and Qatar sat 5,000+ A-levels exams • 24 per cent of all entries achieve A* to A grades, with 45 per cent recording A* to B grades • 21 per cent of GEMS Wellington Academy – Al Khail A-level entries awarded top A* grade   Students, parents, teachers, and staff across the GEMS Education network are today once again celebrating excellent A-level results, despite the widely publicised expectation that grades would be pushed back down to 2019 levels after teacher-assessed grades replaced exams during the Covid pandemic.   More than 1,600 pupils from a total of 20 GEMS schools in the UAE and Qatar c ......read more

Ooredoo Group IT operations across six markets to be modernised with digital approach to enhance performance and drive value   Qatar, 16 August 2023:   Ooredoo Group, leading ICT provider and techco, has announced new partnerships with Tech Mahindra - a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering services and solutions - and Google Cloud technologies – global tech giant - that will see the company accelerate its digital transformation journey in six operating companies across its global footprint. Powered by Google Cloud’s API Management Platform (Apigee), with Tech Mahindra as implementation partner, Ooredoo’s IT ......read more

Highlights in H1 2023 • QIC Group consolidated net profits surge by 181% of QAR 325M. • Gross written premiums of QAR 5.5Bn.  • QIC’s domestic and MENA operations gross written premiums grew by 14% in H1 2023. • Insurance service results of QAR 552M in H1 2023, compared to QAR 32M in H1 2022. • Net investment results of QAR 460M during H1 2023, compared to QAR 475M in H1 2022.   Doha, 15 August 2023- Qatar Insurance Company (“QIC Group”, “QIC”), the leading insurer in Qatar and the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region, has reported Net Profits of QAR 325M for the first half of 2023, rising 181% from the s ......read more

Doha – August 15, 2023: The ethical and legal challenges of using generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare were discussed during the latest installment of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) Intersection of Law & Medicine series.   A panel of expert speakers hosted a webinar to explore the generative AI tools available to healthcare professionals, the legal and ethical risks involved, and the limitations of laws regulating their usage. The event, titled “Automated Healthcare: ChatGPT, Bing, Bard & the Law of Generative AI,” was coordinated and delivered by WCM-Q’s Division of Continuing Professional Development in collaboration wit ......read more

Telco leader wins Best Corporate Governance – Qatar – 2023 at World Finance Awards     Doha, Qatar:  Ooredoo has announced it has been awarded Best Corporate Governance – Qatar – 2023 at the World Finance Awards. The World Finance Awards, presented annually by World News Media, recognise organisations across the globe that have demonstrated exceptional performance in various categories, including corporate governance.  The 2023 World Finance Awards – Corporate Governance category noted a focus on accountability and transparency at the highest levels, with the awards recognising companies showing unparalleled commitment on the cor ......read more

Highlights in H1 2023 • QIC Group consolidated net profits surge by 181% of QAR 325M. • Gross written premiums of QAR 5.5Bn.  • QIC’s domestic and MENA operations gross written premiums grew by 14% in H1 2023. • Insurance service results of QAR 552M in H1 2023, compared to QAR 32M in H1 2022. • Net investment results of QAR 460M during H1 2023, compared to QAR 475M in H1 2022.   Doha, 15 August 2023- Qatar Insurance Company (“QIC Group”, “QIC”), the leading insurer in Qatar and the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region, has reported Net Profits of QAR 325M for the first half of 2023, rising 181% from the s ......read more

Doha – August 14, 2023: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) is hosting a one-day symposium titled ‘Tackling Obesity: Multidisciplinary Approaches for Comprehensive Care.’ The forum will comprise a series of lectures and interactive sessions and will be held on September 2, 2023, at WCM-Q premises.   Coordinated by the Division of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at WCM-Q and directed by Dr. Tariq Chukir, assistant professor of medicine at WCM-Q, the symposium is designed to enable healthcare professionals to recognize misconceptions about the management of obesity; describe up to date evidence-based strategies to manage obesity, from lifestyle interventions ......read more

14 August 2023 / Doha, Qatar: Hamad International Airport (DOH) has taken a leading role in fostering collaboration among top airports worldwide, resulting in the production of an industry handbook known as the Smart Data Hub (SDH). Released under the patronage of Airport Council International (ACI), and the stewardship of ACI’s World Airports IT Standing Committee (WAITSC), this comprehensive publication highlights Hamad International Airport’s commitment to advancing the capabilities of the industry in harnessing the value of data.   In today's data-driven world, airports are increasingly recognizing the immense potential of leveraging data to enhance operational ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 12 August 2023 – Dukhan Bank announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shariah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, the bank clients Jaber Alkuwari and Racquel Ramos each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Tazin Chowdhury, Maliha Hashem, Ahmad Al-Kuwari, Ebrahim Al-Tamimi, Tamim Al-Subaie, Sheikha Wadha Al-Thani, Najah Alqahtani, Abdulwahab Alrashidi, Shahd Jaouni, Rana Salman, Ahmed Badawi, Muhammad Siddique, Hamad Alsaadi, Kamaluddin Kaldane, Alhanouf Alotaibi, Yousif Fatemi, Munira Al-Mesned, Al ......read more

Doha, Qatar (Aug 8, 2023) – Parsons Corporation (NYSE: PSN) announced today that the company has been selected to deliver design engineering consultancy services to Qatar’s Public Works Authority, more commonly known as Ashghal, for a new road and infrastructure framework. The $52 million, six-year contract includes conceptual, preliminary, and detailed design for roads and infrastructure projects within Doha city. “We are honored to be working with Ashghal on transforming such a key part of Doha’s critical infrastructure in line with the country’s national strategy,” said Pierre Santoni, President, Parsons MEA. “Frameworks like this will help imp ......read more

Doha, Qatar - 5 August 2023: Dukhan Bank has announced the names of the winners in the first draw of its Credit Card Spend Campaign for customers to have a chance to win from a total 2,000,000 DAwards as part of the bank’s efforts give back to its loyal customers. The lucky winners were announced at the Bank’s headquarters under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Dukhan Bank’s five customers who won 100,000 DAwards each are: Ahmad Anwar, Noora Alhamadi, Jassim Al-Obaidli, Venkata Kumar Pilli and Mohammed Aref Wehbe.  During the campaign, which will run for thr ......read more

Diverse range of activities and offers guarantees the ultimate summer season in Qatar Qatar Tourism has unveiled the latest edition of its tourism guide, Qatar Calendar, showcasing a fun-filled lineup of events, offers, and activities taking place over the summer months in Qatar.   From enriching cultural experiences to adrenaline-pumping adventures and activities to keep the little ones busy, the Qatar Calendar ‘Summer Edition’ caters to all interests and ages, guaranteeing a memorable summer season for visitors in Qatar.  With Qatar maintaining open visa policies, world-class facilities, exclusive hospitality offerings, and a highly efficient public tran ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 1 August 2023: Ooredoo Q.P.S.C. (“Ooredoo”) – Ticker ORDS – has announced the appointment of Roni Tohme as the new Chief Executive Officer of Ooredoo Algeria, effective 1 August 2023, after a successful interim period as the company’s Acting CEO.    Roni brings over 21 years of experience in telecoms and finance to his new role, having previously served as Ooredoo Algeria’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). During his tenure as CFO, he played a vital role in shaping an agile and lean finance department, highly contributing to the company’s business transformation. He has also successfully implemented cost efficiency programmes t ......read more

1 August 2023, Doha, Qatar: Hamad International Airport (DOH) has announced it has relaunched its convenient premium valet parking services, now offering even greater value-added benefits to its ever-growing number of passengers. The service, available at the departure curbside near gate 1, is limited to those staying for a minimum of one day.   In addition to securely parking vehicles in the premium car park within the short-term parking area, passengers can now avail the following unique benefits: • Drop-off at the Departures curbside near gate 1 at the dedicated valet parking slot. • Passengers will be welcomed by valet staff who will provide instant assistance. ......read more

31 July 2023 Doha, Qatar: Hamad International Airport (DOH) has proudly received the Accessibility Enhancement Accreditation from Airports Council International (ACI) World. Introduced in August 2022, the accreditation program focuses on improving accessibility, ensures equitable customer experiences and promotes a more inclusive environment in the airport industry.  Hamad International Airport’s achievement signifies its commitment to accessibility services within its facility. Attributing to the accreditation is the airports wide range of passenger services and facilities designed to cater to travelers with reduced mobility, special needs or disability, such as the Muzn Lou ......read more

Slackline World Champion Jaan Roose pushes the limits: “Per metre walked, this line was my toughest ever”  Doha, Qatar:  Globally renowned Red Bull athlete Jaan Roose has completed the world’s longest LED-lit, single-building slackline to cross one of Qatar’s newest and most iconic architectural landmarks. The Estonian national and three-time Slackline World Champion defied the odds by achieving the walk, titled “Sparkline,” at the first attempt, walking the distance between the scimitar-shaped, Iconic Towers that are owned by Katara Hospitality and that are home to Raffles and Fairmont Doha in Lusail City. Covering a distance of over ......read more

Visitors will be empowered with the knowledge of the importance of organ donation and will receive a donor card that will allow them to contribute to a life-saving cause. Doha, Qatar – 30 July 2023: Doha Festival City, Qatar’s ultimate destination of choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, has partnered with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) for an organ donation campaign as part of its #FestivalCares CSR program. This collaboration aims to raise awareness about the life-saving impact of organ donation and its crucial role in transforming lives. From 20th July until 31st August, visitors can explore the Organ Donation Booth at the Atrium Node at Doha Festival City to ......read more

The First Investor (TFI), a subsidiary of Dukhan Bank and one of the leading investment banking and asset management companies in Qatar, announce the appointment of Mr. Haithem Katerji as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Katerji brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this Leadership role, and his appointment marks an exciting new chapter for The First Investor. With an impressive track record in the financial sector, Mr. Haithem Katerji joins The First Investor with a remarkable career spanning over 25 years with reputable financial institutions, such as HSBC Bank Middle, Standard Charter Bank and Al Rayan Investment. He is highly regarded for his strategic vision, exten ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 29 July 2023: MEEZA QSTP LLC (Public) (“MEEZA” & “the Company”) announced its financial results for the half year ended 30 June 2023, ahead of its imminent listing on the Qatar Stock Exchange. QAR million H1 2023 H1 2022 % change 2022 2023 Revenue 221.8  156.3 41.9%  41.9%  156.3 221.8  EBITDA 64 ......read more

Customers now receive real-time, reliable, and personalised pricing with each shipment requested via Digital Lounge, marketplaces and host to host integrated connections, enabling them to book immediately with the best prices available   Qatar Airways Cargo, a global leader in air cargo transportation, is proud to announce that optimised, real-time pricing powered by PROS Smart Price Optimization and Management is now live on all online booking channels across its network. The real-time pricing engine provides Qatar Cargo customers an enhanced digital buying experience that allows immediate online booking confirmation with accurate, personalised pricing.  Part of The Next Ge ......read more

Doha – July 26, 2023: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) offered 89 students from 45 local and overseas high schools a chance to explore the prospect of careers in medicine and to sample life as a medical student and doctor during its two summer programs.   The programs are Qatar Medical Explorer Program (QMEP) and the Pre-College Enrichment Program (PCEP) which provide students with two weeks of intensive modelled on the actual curriculum followed by WCM-Q students. The programs are offered by WCM-Q’s Office of Student Outreach and Educational Development and are run twice per year - summer and winter. The students, who were all aged between 15 and 17, came from di ......read more

Embracing the eclectic tastes of Peru, COYA will present its award-winning brunch menu, accompanied by captivating Latin beats from its resident DJ Laymoon. Doha, Qatar – 25 July 2023 – COYA, an authentic Peruvian restaurant nestled within W Hotel in Doha, is thrilled to announce the celebration of National Peru Day on Friday, 28th of July. During the National Peru Day celebration, COYA will serve its award-winning brunch menu, providing a gastronomic adventure that celebrates the vibrant culinary heritage of the country.  With a harmonious blend of traditional Peruvian dishes and global influences, the menu is curated to delight the most discerning palates. Guest ......read more

Unveiling Exclusive Summer Day Passes and Culinary Experiences for Unforgettable Getaways   Doha, Qatar, 25 July 2023 – Steigenberger Hotel Doha, beckons visitors to embark on a remarkable journey of relaxation, adventure, and gastronomic indulgence for the perfect summer. This enchanting summer getaway destination offers a range of enticing experiences to captivate the senses. Steigenberger Hotel Doha promises unforgettable moments for every guest, from blissful days of tranquility to exquisite dining events. With exclusive day passes that invite individuals to luxuriate in a world of leisure, as well as renowned culinary events featuring family-friendly Saturday lunches, i ......read more

25 July 2023 / Doha: Gulf Warehousing Company Q.P.S.C. (GWC) announced the results for the first half of 2023, realizing a total 9% Revenues’ growth YoY at QAR 786 million, making a growth of 14% in Gross Profits at QAR 235 million, and a net profit of QAR 115 million. Earnings per share at QAR 0.196 during the same period ending on 30 June 2023. This accomplishment is realized despite the global financial and economic headwinds caused by the surge in lending and borrowing Profit rates and the slowdown in trade. “The first half of 2023 was full of achievements, as we continue to focus was on growing the company’s business, diversifying sources of income, and building ......read more

GIMS Qatar to showcase 30 renowned automotive brands and unveil 10 product premiers in Doha, offering visitors a first-hand experience of the industry's latest innovations. Qatar Tourism and the Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) are delighted to welcome 30 global automotive brands to the inaugural GIMS Qatar, held in Doha from the 5 to 14 October 2023. Qatar, host nation of some of the world’s most high-profile sporting events, from FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ to FORMULA 1 ® QATAR AIRWAYS QATAR GRAND PRIX 2023, will see the first-ever edition of the Geneva International Motor Show taking place outside the event’s native country of Switzerland.  The ......read more

Independent operating model will enhance shareholder value, and enhance the operational and carbon efficiency of passive tower infrastructure supporting the reduction of MENA’s carbon footprint   Doha, Qatar; Kuwait City, Kuwait; Dubai, UAE; 25 July 2023:    Ooredoo Q.P.S.C. (“Ooredoo”) - Ticker: ORDS announced that Ooredoo Group has entered exclusive negotiations with Mobile Telecommunications Company K.S.C.P. (Zain Group) and UAE based TASC Towers Holding to combine their approximately 30,000 telecommunication tower assets in Qatar, Kuwait, Algeria, Tunisia, Iraq and Jordan into a jointly owned independent tower company in a cash and share deal. &n ......read more

The new edition of Festival Magazine will take readers on a discovery journey through the world of fashion, beauty, and dining options available at Doha Festival City. Doha, Qatar – 23 July 2023 – Doha Festival City, Qatar’s ultimate destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment, is delighted to announce the release of the third-quarter edition of Festival Magazine. This highly anticipated issue presents an exclusive interview with Charlotte Tilbury and showcases the stunning Bella Hadid as she graces the cover, serving as the muse for Charlotte Tilbury’s new Airbrush Flawless Lip Blur Liquid Lipstick. In this edition, readers will enjoy a much-awaited int ......read more

Experience dynamic dining amidst vibrant interiors and energetic vibes at the newest branch in the heart of Doha Doha, Qatar, July 2023- TGI Fridays, the unrivaled global icon in casual dining, proudly unveils its latest destination at Doha Festival City, bringing unparalleled culinary delights and an unwavering dedication to create exceptional gastronomic experiences in the extravagant city of Doha. Nestled at the largest mall, Doha Festival City, the renowned and preferred destination for shopping and entertainment, the all-new TGI Fridays restaurant is set to be a real hit with locals and tourists alike. Guests are invited to witness the grand opening on July 13, 2023 and be a par ......read more

Group Chief Human Resources Officer Fatima Sultan Al Kuwari Named ‘Female Executive of the Year – Business Products – More than 2,500 Employees’    Ooredoo Group is pleased to announce the recognition of its Chief Human Resources Officer, Fatima Sultan Al Kuwari, as ‘Female Executive of the Year – Business Products – More Than 2,500 Employees’ at the recent International Stevie Awards for Women in Business 2022.     The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world's premier business awards for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organisations they run. Ms. Al Kuwari’s award recognises ......read more

Customers can now enjoy high-end Chinese cuisine conveniently delivered to their doorstep Doha, Qatar - 19 July 2023 – Shanghai Me, the highly acclaimed Pan Asian restaurant in Doha, is thrilled to announce its partnership with the Talabat delivery app. Starting from July 13, customers can savour Shanghai Me's culinary creations from the comfort of their own homes. With Shanghai Me now available on Talabat, food enthusiasts can indulge in the flavors of traditional Shanghainese cuisine with a contemporary twist wherever they may be. Whether it is a special occasion, a cozy night in, or simply satisfying their cravings, Shanghai Me is now just a few taps away. "We are ......read more

The world’s leading air cargo carrier and disaster response nonprofit Airlink team up to coordinate shipments to several disaster-stricken countries around the world.   Since renewing its strong partnership in April 2022, Qatar Airways Cargo and Airlink have delivered 58 shipments on behalf of 22 organisations offering 2.1 million USD in transportation relief, mobilising 351 tonnes of humanitarian supplies to seventeen countries. This translates to an estimated 5.8 million people worldwide.  Much needed aid has been sent to several countries including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Philippines, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Lebanon, Jordan, Bangladesh, Trkiye, and ......read more

The founder and CEO of Beautiful Destinations will explore the pivotal role that MENA destinations will play in the fast-growing wellness tourism sector in coming years Doha, Qatar – July 16, 2023 – The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), the leading conference for the $4.4 trillion business of wellness, is thrilled to announce Jeremy Jauncey, founder and CEO of Beautiful Destinations, as a keynote speaker for its 17th-annual event taking place in Doha, Qatar from November 6-9.  Jauncey, a British-born serial entrepreneur, travel writer and social media influencer with millions of followers on Instagram, is a prominent figure in the travel industry. The Financial Times has c ......read more

Doha – July 17, 2023: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) division of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) held a course offering clinicians and educators a chance to learn different perspectives on health equity.   Health equity is a practice that prioritizes treatment and care based on need regardless of one’s social status.  When health equity is achieved, everyone gets a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health. The course helps the learners to develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies to support health equity.   Titled “Without Borders in Healthcare: Perspectives on Health Equity,” the one-day cour ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 16 July 2023: Dukhan Bank (“the Bank” or “the Group” when referred along with its subsidiaries; QSE Ticker: DUBK), announced its financial results for the six-month period ended 30 June 2023, with a net profit amounting to QAR 761 million, representing a 2% growth compared to the same period of last year. Analysis of Group’s financial performance – H1 2023 Vs. H1 2022   Key financial performance indicators Amounts in QAR’ millions H1 2023 H1 2022 Growth (%) Net income from financing activities 2,186 ......read more

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation partner university, has launched summer camps in computer science for middle and high school students. The camps are an extension of MindCraft, a CMU-Q workshop that has introduced computing to more than 14,000 students in Qatar since 2016.  MindCraft is organized by the Hamad Bin Jassim Center for K-12 Computer Science Education (HBJ Center), a collaboration between CMU-Q and the Jassim and Hamad Bin Jassim Charitable Foundation. Khaled Harras is the director of the HBJ Center, a teaching professor of computer science, and the senior associate dean for faculty at CMU-Q.  “You sometimes hear people say t ......read more

13 July 2023 / Doha: GWC is proud to announce that it is one of the first companies in Qatar to increase the foreign investor ownership percentage in the organization’s capital to 100%. This milestone development was achieved after receiving the approval of the honorable Council of Ministers session which was held on 17th May 2023.   Speaking about this, Hicham Nedjari, CFO, GWC said, “It gives us an immense sense of pride to be one of the first companies in the country to extend the ceiling of foreign ownership to 100%. In keeping up with the Qatar National Vision 2030 and promoting economic development and diversification, we believe this advancement is a recognition o ......read more

Doha – July 12, 2023: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) has launched a new webinar series titled ‘Exploring Professionalism in Diverse Learning Environments.’ The yearlong series consists of live interactive webinars delivered by leading medical educators. Coordinated by the Division of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at WCM-Q and directed by WCM-Q’s Dr. Moune Jabre, assistant professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Amal Khidir, associate professor of pediatrics, Dr. Fatimah Isa, assistant professor of psychology teaching in medicine, and Dr. Mange Manyama, assistant professor of anatomy in radiology, the series aims to enable healthcare p ......read more

QAS Cargo is the first GHA in the Middle East and Africa to receive this certification.     The cargo carrier’s premier ground handling partner, Qatar Aviation Services Cargo has achieved a milestone certification, certifying the cargo facility at the Doha hub as a Smart Facility. QAS Cargo is the first cargo ground handing agent in the Middle East and Africa region to attain the Smart Facility Operational Capacity Certification (SFOC). This achievement complements the recent IATA Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV Fresh) certification in June 2023.    The audit that was conducted in April 2023 included assessing the cargo handling infrastruc ......read more

QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, announced its results for the six months ended 30 June 2023. Net profit for the six months ended 30 June 2023 reached QAR7.6 billion (USD2.1 billion), an increase of 8% compared to same period last year. Operating Income increased by 14% to reach QAR18.5 billion (USD 5.1 billion) underpins Group’s continued successful efforts in maintaining growth across a range of revenue lines. Total Assets as at 30 June 2023 reached QAR1,202 billion (USD330 billion), an increase of 7% from 30 June 2022, mainly driven by good growth in loans and advances by 7% to reach QAR819 billion (USD225 billion). Strong in ......read more

Featuring 180 thoughtfully designed apartments, contemporary spaces and the comforts of home   Doha, Monday, 10th of July 2023 – Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company (“ARTIC”), one of the leading international hotel investment companies, and Element Hotels, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of extraordinary hotel brands, today announced the opening of Element West Bay by Westin. Element Hotels are designed for today’s healthy, active traveller who seeks to maintain the balance of their daily routine while away on the road. Offering many of the comforts of home, Element caters to those looking to stay for both the short and long-term. The hotel ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 10 July 2023 – The opening night of Disney On Ice Doha, held on Tuesday, 4th July 2023, at the prestigious Lusail Multipurpose Hall in Doha, Qatar, was an overwhelming success. Families and Disney enthusiasts gathered to witness a spectacular performance that brought to life the timeless magic of Disney stories. Disney On Ice Doha, presented in collaboration with Qatar Tourism, showcased the spellbinding production of "Disney On Ice presents 100 Years of Wonder" from July 4th to July 8th, 2023. The event offered a captivating journey into the world of beloved Disney characters, captivating the hearts and imaginations of audiences of all ages. The show trans ......read more

Doha, Qatar - 8 July 2023 – Dukhan Bank has announced the winning names of its latest quarterly draw of Thara’a, its Shariah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters. As the draw results showed, Thara’a savings account customers Mohamed Ayari and Nisrin Fanous have each won a cash prize of 50,000 Qatari Riyals, as well as Yahya Gomaa and Hessa Al-Sulaiti both of whom have won a cash prize worth 25,000 Qatari Riyals. The draw was conducted under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. On a monthly basis, there are 59 winners per draw for the cash prize o ......read more

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