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DOHA, QATAR, April 20, 2019: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) welcomed more than 80 newly admitted students and their parents at the Marhaba Tartans event on April 18. The evening is an opportunity for incoming students to meet their professors and future classmates, and learn more about studying at CMU-Q.  Michael Trick, dean ... ... Read more
The 15th Edition of Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition Showcases the Latest in Modest-Wear Fashion with More than 250 BrandsQatar-India Year of Culture partners with Heya for showstopper with internationally acclaimed designer Suneet VarmaDoha, Qatar:  18 April, 2019:  Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition, Qatar’s most popular showcase of a... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar, April 18, 2019:  Media issues in the Middle East – including the digitization of regional advertising and understanding the media and culture in the region, along with and a study of the evolution of American animation are the subjects of three new books that have been written and edited by NU-Q faculty. “These bo... ... Read more
April 17, 2019:  A global trendsetter in the world of Haute Horlogerie, AIGNER debuts a refreshing update to its collection by introducing a range of timepieces and accessories that celebrate the spirit of giving during the holy month. The fashionable collection highlights designs, techniques, and materials that imbue sophistication with ... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar, April 16, 2019:  The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is pleased to announce that STK Doha has received Favorite Newcomer Award at the Fact Dining Awards Doha 2019. .  . STK opened its doors to welcome guests in January 2019. The modern steakhouse has quickly accelerated to becoming a local favorite as guests enjoy the tender cuts of ... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar, April 16, 2019:  Qatar Insurance Group, the leading insurance conglomerate in the MENA recently honored its employees with long service award certificates for completing 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years of dedicated service at the company. The award ceremony was held at the QIC headquarters in West Bay.The long service award certificat... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar, April 15, 2019:  Arab Engineering Bureau presented the awards for Creative Achievement and Potential and Design Excellence to junior and graduating senior students from VCUarts Qatar’s Graphic and Interior design departments during a ceremony held in honor of the studentsArab Engineering Bureau (AEB) presented the 2019 award... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar, April 15, 2019:   Barwa Bank, Qatar's most innovative Shari’ah compliant bank, announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shari’ah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters. As the draw results showed, Ahmed Fouad Menisy and Mohamed Abdu... ... Read more
Qatar, April 14, 2019:  The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is pleased to ring in the Spring season with a variety of seasonal activities. Festivities start on Friday April 19 with an expansive Spring Brunch at Lagoon Restaurant, featuring delightful activities for the entire family. The brunch will offer a fun chocolate egg cooking class that will en... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar, April 14, 2019:  Festivities start on Friday April 19 with an expansive Spring Brunch at Lagoon Restaurant, featuring delightful activities for the entire family. The brunch will offer a fun chocolate egg cooking class that will engage guests of all ages, including our youngest ladies and gentlemen. .  . During the brunc... ... Read more
Crowned Production Company of The Year Worldwide for the 13th Year Running With offices in London and Doha, the world’s #1 film production company continues to dominate the market with record breaking global awards as it continues its international expansion 13 April 2019  - Doha, Qatar:  The British award-winning film product... ... Read more
      Dennis led NU-Q through period of tremendous growth and change    He strengthened the faculty, expanded the curriculum and built a research program  President: ‘He helped NU-Q foster research in Arab media with far-reaching effects’  Office of the Provost to appoint a search committee soon t... ... Read more
HSBC Msheireb to offer a seamless digital experience reinforcing Msheireb’s status as the world’s SMARTEST and most sustainable city districtMsheireb Downtown continues to attract more local and global financial institutionsDoha, Qatar, 13 April 2019:  Msheireb Downtown Doha, the smartest and most sustainable fully-built city distr... ... Read more
HSBC Msheireb to offer a seamless digital experience reinforcing Msheireb’s status as the world’s SMARTEST and most sustainable city districtMsheireb Downtown continues to attract more local and global financial institutionsDoha, Qatar, 13 April 2019:  Msheireb Downtown Doha, the smartest and most sustainable fully-built city distr... ... Read more
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April 21, 2019:  Vanilla Vibes is the exhilaration of the unknown, the thrill of the first encounter, the memory of this very moment, sensual and electric, like the trail of the fragrance. Vanilla Vibes is a persistent beat of an olfactive dance, the flame under the ice, the alchemy of the opposites, an invitation to be yourself.  Vanilla Vibes is now available at Beautique stores in Dubai Festival City Mall and Bawabat Al Sharq Mall for AED 520 (100 ml). It is also available at Paris Gallery, Bloomingdale’s, and Harvey Nichols  Close your eyes and get transported across the immensity of the desert. Suddenly, she appears, voluptuous. The natural vanilla reveals its ......read more

Through the support of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs The first edition witnessed offering 32 scholarships Doha, Qatar, April 21, 2019:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s programme Al Fakhoora, hosted yesterday a special ceremony at Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies (QFIS) auditorium at Education City, to award and announce the students who have been accepted into the “Dynamic Futures Qatar” scholarship programme for the academic year 2018 – 2019. The ceremony was attended by representatives from Education above All (EAA) Foundation, Dr. Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed Al Thani, Director-General of the General Department of Awqaf, Dr. A ......read more

DOHA, Qatar – 21 April 2019 –   With a view to empowering human capital, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) is pleased to award its first powerful leader certificate to Khalid Jassim Al Jassim, Security, Fire & Safety Manager at Al-Meera Consumer Goods Company, for taking up its highly acclaimed program, ‘The Powerful Leader’. Enrolling for this program was part of his Professional Development plan in order to enhance leadership skillsets. Falling in line with Al Meera's strategy to develop its employees professionally. It is a continuous professional development solution designed around the busy schedule of senior leaders. The program ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 21 April 2019:   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, is pleased to announce that it has won two prestigious awards- ‘Best Corporate Bank – Qatar’ and ‘Best Financial Inclusion Program – MENA’ at the recently held the European Magazine Awards.  The European Magazine, over the last several years, has been celebrating achievement, innovation and excellence through its annual awards program. It offers corporate organizations an insight into various achievements within a range of organizations. These recognitions add to the achievement of al khaliji bank in Qatar. On receiving the ......read more

DOHA, QATAR, April 20, 2019: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) welcomed more than 80 newly admitted students and their parents at the Marhaba Tartans event on April 18. The evening is an opportunity for incoming students to meet their professors and future classmates, and learn more about studying at CMU-Q.   Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, welcomed the Class of 2023 and reminded each of them that they have earned a place at the university. “When we selected you, we looked at your academic accomplishments, your extracurricular interests, and your plans for the future. We chose you because you want to learn, and you are curious and forward-thinking. We have every co ......read more

Company launches Polo shirt made from recycled plastic bottles and dyed with a waterless process; commits to removing 170 million plastic bottles from landfills and oceans by 2025 April 18, 2019:  Polo Ralph Lauren is reimagining its iconic Polo shirt with Mother Nature in mind. Introducing the Earth Polo, crafted from thread derived entirely from recycled plastic bottles and dyed in an innovative process that uses zero water. Each Earth Polo is made from an average of 12 plastic bottles.  “Ralph Lauren will commit to removing at least 170 million bottles from landfills and oceans by 2025. Plastic waste is a major issue threatening the environment  – we want ......read more

The 15th Edition of Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition Showcases the Latest in Modest-Wear Fashion with More than 250 Brands Qatar-India Year of Culture partners with Heya for showstopper with internationally acclaimed designer Suneet Varma Doha, Qatar:  18 April, 2019:  Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition, Qatar’s most popular showcase of abayas and traditional Arabian attire, will return for its 15th edition this month with a rich program of more than 20 fashion shows, seminars, designer workshops and 250+ brands participating in this exciting array of fashion and showmanship.   Held under the patronage of Her Excellency, Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalif ......read more

Doha, Qatar, April 18, 2019:  Media issues in the Middle East – including the digitization of regional advertising and understanding the media and culture in the region, along with and a study of the evolution of American animation are the subjects of three new books that have been written and edited by NU-Q faculty.  “These books document a transformative and dynamic period in the media, particularly the Middle East. As a leading media and communication school in the region, it is imperative for our faculty, and students alike, engage in intellectual inquiry and contribute to literature and research on these topics and beyond,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean an ......read more

April 17, 2019:  A global trendsetter in the world of Haute Horlogerie, AIGNER debuts a refreshing update to its collection by introducing a range of timepieces and accessories that celebrate the spirit of giving during the holy month.  The fashionable collection highlights designs, techniques, and materials that imbue sophistication with fineness.  Vibrant colors have painted the imagination of the Maison with timepieces featuring beautiful radiant mother-of-pearl dials. The collection reflects on the theme of the season – minimalism meets realism.  Timeless and artistic, the collection intrigues with its design. The AIGNER typography is a strong presence ......read more

Doha, Qatar, April 16, 2019:  The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is pleased to announce that STK Doha has received Favorite Newcomer Award at the Fact Dining Awards Doha 2019.    STK opened its doors to welcome guests in January 2019. The modern steakhouse has quickly accelerated to becoming a local favorite as guests enjoy the tender cuts of USDA Prime beef and a succulent selection of sides such as truffle mac & cheese and mushroom pot pie. STK Doha is also the only restaurant in Qatar to serve the much beloved hida beef, one of the highest qualities of Japanese wagyu.   Speaking on the occasion, Christian Sack, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Doha, stated: “STK ......read more

Doha, Qatar, April 16, 2019:  Qatar Insurance Group, the leading insurance conglomerate in the MENA recently honored its employees with long service award certificates for completing 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years of dedicated service at the company. The award ceremony was held at the QIC headquarters in West Bay. The long service award certificates were handed over to the awardees by Mr. Salem Al Mannai, Deputy Group President & CEO of QIC Group in the presence of senior QIC officials. Expressing his gratitude and appreciation during the event, Mr. Salem Al Mannai stated, “At QIC we believe that dedication and collective efforts of our staff play a significant role in achi ......read more

Doha, Qatar, April 15, 2019:  Arab Engineering Bureau presented the awards for Creative Achievement and Potential and Design Excellence to junior and graduating senior students from VCUarts Qatar’s Graphic and Interior design departments during a ceremony held in honor of the students Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB) presented the 2019 awards for Design Excellence, and Creative Achievement and Potential to three graduating and three junior students from VCUarts Qatar at a special event at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar’s (VCUarts Qatar’s) Libraries on April 11.  AEB’s Group CEO and Chief Architect Ibrahim Mohamed Jaidah, a lo ......read more

Doha, Qatar, April 15, 2019:   Barwa Bank, Qatar's most innovative Shari’ah compliant bank, announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shari’ah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, Ahmed Fouad Menisy and Mohamed Abdunnaser El-Gamudi each won a cash prize of 50,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 25,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Hussain Sultan Al-Jaber and Mohamed Yacine Ben Lamnouar. The draw was conducted under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministry of Commerce and Industr ......read more

Qatar, April 14, 2019:  The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is pleased to ring in the Spring season with a variety of seasonal activities.  Festivities start on Friday April 19 with an expansive Spring Brunch at Lagoon Restaurant, featuring delightful activities for the entire family. The brunch will offer a fun chocolate egg cooking class that will engage guests of all ages, including our youngest ladies and gentlemen.    During the brunch there will also be an egg treasure hunt hosted in the hotel’s garden with many seasonal themed activities hosted by Joue Club on the day of the brunch to keep youngsters engaged.    The brunch will showcase a whole roasted la ......read more

Doha, Qatar, April 14, 2019:  Festivities start on Friday April 19 with an expansive Spring Brunch at Lagoon Restaurant, featuring delightful activities for the entire family. The brunch will offer a fun chocolate egg cooking class that will engage guests of all ages, including our youngest ladies and gentlemen.    During the brunch there will also be an egg treasure hunt hosted in the hotel’s garden with many seasonal themed activities hosted by Joue Club on the day of the brunch to keep youngsters engaged.    The brunch will showcase a whole roasted lamb live station, delectable desserts and a vast array of savory foods that will surely delight and excite ......read more

Crowned Production Company of The Year Worldwide for the 13th Year Running With offices in London and Doha, the world’s #1 film production company continues to dominate the market with record breaking global awards as it continues its international expansion  13 April 2019  - Doha, Qatar:  The British award-winning film production company, which makes Doha home for its international office, The Edge, were crowned Production Company of the Year Worldwide for the 13th time running at the New York Festivals TV & Film Awards 2019. The company was also crowned Number ONE in Televisual’s Peer Poll 2019, and Number 2 in the overall Top 50 companies.  ......read more

      Dennis led NU-Q through period of tremendous growth and change     He strengthened the faculty, expanded the curriculum and built a research program  President: ‘He helped NU-Q foster research in Arab media with far-reaching effects’  Office of the Provost to appoint a search committee soon to find a successor  Dennis will remain a tenured, full professor on the faculty at the Medill School   Qatar - April 13, 2019:  Northwestern University in Qatar Dean and CEO Everette E. Dennis will step down as the head of NU-Q in 2020 after serving nearly a decade leading Northwestern’s 12th school to n ......read more

HSBC Msheireb to offer a seamless digital experience reinforcing Msheireb’s status as the world’s SMARTEST and most sustainable city district Msheireb Downtown continues to attract more local and global financial institutions Doha, Qatar, 13 April 2019:  Msheireb Downtown Doha, the smartest and most sustainable fully-built city district in the world and Qatar’s destination for leisure, living and business, will be home to the first HSBC digital branch in the country; HSBC Msheireb. The announcement was made during an agreement signing ceremony between Msheireb Properties, the national real estate developer and a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation, and HSBC Bank Mi ......read more

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar hosted a special event dedicated to new students and their families to familiarize them with life at VCUarts Qatar Qatar - April 13, 2019:  Virginia Commonwealth University of the school of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar) in Education City welcomed more than 90 new students at an exciting orientation program entitled “Hayakom”, which is the Arabic word for “welcome”. The event began with an introduction from Katherine Magnum, the university’s Director of Recruitment and Admissions, followed by a welcome note from Executive Dean Dr. Donald N. Baker. Teslim Sanni, the President of the uni ......read more

April 11, 2019:  When Philippe Cassegrain created Le Pliage® by Longchamp back in 1993, he was inspired by the ancient Japanese art of origami. Now a new collaboration, initiated by the next generation of Longchamp’s founding family, brings the iconic foldable bag full circle, as it is reinterpreted by the Tokyo-based design studio nendo. Nendo, which was founded in 2002 by Oki Sato, aims to create designs that generate what it calls “!” moments in everyday life. Its philosophy is based on reshaping everyday objects to make us look at them afresh, thus enriching our daily lives and experience. This ethos is clearly demonstrated by its intriguing reinterpretation ......read more

Doha, Qatar – April 10, 2019 –   Taking a NU-Q audience on a journey through Hollywood history with examples from their own work, acclaimed cinematographer and director John Bailey and his wife, the award-winning film editor, Carol Littleton, focused much of a joint presentation on present and future filmmaking.  Speaking to faculty, staff, and students at NU-Q, Bailey, who is also the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars), and Littleton noted that because it is cheaper to create content digitally today’s films have much more material for filmmakers to work with and has created new challenges. As a result, Bailey said, dr ......read more

April 09, 2019:  BMW takes to the stage at Auto Shanghai 2019 with the spotlight on two model premieres in particular. The new BMW 3 Series Sedan is making its Chinese debut at the international motor show, and the latest generation of the globally popular sports sedan will be built for the Chinese market by BMW Brilliance Automotive in Shenyang. Also rolling off the assembly line here will be the long-wheelbase version of the new BMW 3 Series Sedan developed exclusively for customers in China – and likewise presented for the first time at Auto Shanghai 2019. Visitors to the show, which is taking place on 18 – 25 April 2019, will also be greeted by the world premiere of the ......read more

April 09, 2019 Versus Mouffetard is the new women’s watch from Versus Versace.   Chic and sophisticated – but with a dose of sass – the timepiece keeps the Versus Versace edge with two Lion Heads in relief adorning the case at 12 and 6 o’clock.   The Clous de Paris top ring, the dial with a guilloché finish and the shagreen strap bring the timepiece’s multitextured nature to the fore, bringing a dose of luxury but never losing that rebellious Versus DNA.   Versus Mouffetard comes in five versions: with a yellow or rose gold IP steel case, completely in single-tone black, white, dark blue, or lilac, or with a white dial and a n ......read more

Doha, Qatar, April 9, 2019:    The free medical check-up organised by QIC Group’s Health & Life insurance entity QLM Life & Medical Insurance Company in celebration of The World Health Day garnered overwhelming success. Initiated now for the third year in a row, both nationals and residents alike benefitted from the free medical checkup services that were made available at various medical centres, clinics and hospitals across Qatar. At Abeer Medical Centers located at Abu Hamour & Industrial Area branches, participants opted for checking Lipid profile i.e. LDL Cholesterol (Bad Cholesterol), HDL Cholesterol (Good Cholesterol), VLDL, Triglycerides, Total Cho ......read more

Doha, Qatar – April 8, 2019 –   At an annual ceremony to recognize the academic work of NU-Q students, documentaries about the worth of the Lebanese Lira, fiction films on the internal struggles of women with Afro hair, investigative articles on the segregation of migrant workers, and an interview with Northwestern alumnus and producer of the Hollywood musical La La Land Jordan Horowitz, took center stage. The Media and Research Showcase and Awards recognize student work across a variety of disciplines in journalism, communication, and research. The nominees are determined by NU-Q faculty and then judged by a panel of judges from the local community. The nominated wo ......read more

April 08, 2019:  The Summer 2019 Michael Kors watch collection delivers bold, colorful and fun designs featuring bright neon colors, a playful use of gemstones and athletic influences. Introducing the Runway Mercer watch, the sporty Wren platform and an all new iridescent plating, this season explores the many facets of a woman’s look. RUNWAY MERCER Michael Kors introduces the Runway Mercer watch in gold-tone and rose gold-tone hues, featuring a jewelry-inspired lock design in the bracelet with gemstone accents and dials. The genuine stone dials include: black onyx, turquoise and white mother-of-pearl. The petite size styles will also feature pavé glitz center-links. ...read more

Exclusive Dishes to Doha include Poached prawn & quinoa Salad   8 April  2019 – Doha, Qatar:   Hakkasan Doha, a modern interpretation of authentic Cantonese cuisine, is launching a new menu with a mix of elevated signature items, and new dishes, some of which will be exclusively offered at Hakkasan Doha this season. Hakkasan is modernizing some dishes but these will still remain true to the roots of Cantonese cooking. These include various dim sum platters such as the much sought-after Vegetarian dim sum, the Supreme steamed dim sum which has been revamped to offer four different dumplings consisting of Gold leaf lychee and lobster, Scallop shumai wit ......read more

The tour followed the official opening of Qatar Airways’ new office in Muscat   DOHA, Qatar,  April 08, 2019:  Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, has part in an official tour of Muscat International Airport as part of Qatar Airways’ new office opening celebrations, led by the Chief Executive Officer of Oman Airports Management Company, Sheikh Aimen Ahmed Sultan Al Hosni. State-owned Oman Airports Management Company is responsible for the management and operations of civil airports in the Sultanate of Oman. The infrastructure of the airports, including terminal buildings, cargo building, runway, apron, car parking ......read more

April 08, 2019 With over 130 years of history in perpetuating watchmaking tradition, SAINT HONORÉ is a prestigious luxury brand that reflects the Parisian joie de vivre of living and superior French artistry that has been mastered through years of research, learning and advancement. The brand takes its name from the Saint Honore Street – legendary Parisian address, home of great jewellers and watchmakers — symbolizing the French way of life. Innovation along with tradition is the true driving force of the company. SAINT HONORÉ has always placed great emphasis on the development of new technologies, new movements and quest for new ideas. Kiera Chaplin, grandd ......read more

April 07, 2019:  Since its inception, POLICE has been a brand that spoke the language of freedom, individuality, and rebellion. Having pioneered some of the most iconic moments in fashion, POLICE is known for its innovative and trendsetting designs.\ Translucent impresses with its unique configuration that cohesively brings together different elements to present a timepiece that is sleek, youthful and truly exclusive. The skeleton dial gives a glimpse into the inner workings of the automatic movement and the polyurethane body equips the timepiece with style and charisma. TRANSLUCENT AUTOMATIC COLLECTION With luminescent indices, hands and decorative metal screws on the bezel, T ......read more

Qatar, April 06, 2019:  Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) PQSC announces that its Board of Directors will meet on 29 April 2019 to approve and disclose the consolidated interim financial statements for the period ended 31 March 2019.   ...read more

April 06, 2019:  When it comes to taking care of your daughter’s hair, oiling hair regularly is the go-to choice of all mothers. Making an informed choice is a tough one as it involves the hair of your little one. So what do you do? Children’s hair is quite delicate and fine so it is important to find the right products for children to use and build up a hair care routine that works with your child. An important fact to note is that the texture of a child’s hair is different from an adult and thus has different requirements.  As children are very active and love to play games, their hair is susceptible to sweat and dust which can easily cause dryness. Freque ......read more

Doha, Qatar – April 6, 2019:   Doha Festival City, a unique, world-class destination celebrating the best in entertainment and retail kickstarted its second-year anniversary celebrations on Friday, April 5 with a live performance by Iraqi singer Rahma Riyad in the Center Court. This was followed by the unveiling of a giant cake, 40kgs of glitter confetti showered across the thousands attending and giveaways dispersed to shoppers for all partake in the celebrations. Shoppers and retailers gathered at Centre Court to witness Riyad’s debut performance, where she performed hits such as Waed Menni to music enthusiasts. The excitement continues for the second anniversar ......read more

The story of the luxury brand AIGNER is a spell of passion, creativity and craftsmanship. April 06, 2019 An AIGNER product is considered by many to be a modern classic, but this contemporary brand has a history that can be traced back to Hungary in 1904,when its founder and original designer was born. The company was based in Munich, where the mood was one of excitement and a euphoric belief in progress. The free - spirited nature of the time influenced the company’s direction and AIGNER went on to become a cult brand by virtue of its reflection of a life of pleasure and savoir vivre. The company chose wild horses as its symbol, as it chimed with the atmosphere, materials a ......read more

Arab Reading Challenge saw a whopping 500,000 students, 6,200 supervisors and 2,800 schools compete in Palestine. The nation-wide competition selected Omar Al Ma’aita from the top 13 contestants in 10 final spots.   The winning student will represent Palestine in the semi-finals in Dubai.  Qatar, April 04, 2019:  Omar Salem Al Ma’aita was declared the national Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) winner in Palestine, after the statewide competition saw over 500,000 participating students race to represent their country in the semi-finals in Dubai.    Al Ma’aita snatched the title after outperforming 13 contestants, in the top 10 ......read more

April 04, 2019  THE MAISON In 1881, Antonio Cerruti founded a weaving workshop in Biella, an Italian town renowned for its rich heritage in quality wool and fabric production. From these roots, the Cerruti name has expanded from luxurious fabric to acclaimed fashion without ever losing sight of its core values emphasizing quality and style, craftsmanship and technology. Over the decades, Cerruti 1881 has shown that good modern styling should not just be desirable and inspired, but also innovative and refined. Today, Cerruti 1881 produces an extensive line of ready-to-wear menswear that remains true to the brand's distinctive ethos of fine fabrics, meticulous craftsmanship a ......read more

April 04, 2019:  Ralph Lauren introduces The RL50 Handbag, a new icon silhouette merging codes from the brand's heritage: city sophistication, equestrian-inspired details, and the finest quality of leather craftsmanship.   The belted body and elegantly curved topline draw inspiration from Mr. Lauren’s vintage travel bag, a belted pole bag, reinterpreted as a streamlined and structured silhouette—emphasizing effortless functionality for an international lifestyle. Each of the four distinct sizes (mini, medium, large, and oversized) is crafted from supple materials, including calfskin, ayers snakeskin, alligator, and ostrich. The RL50 Handbag will be availa ......read more

Monoprix Msheireb to offer an exclusive SMART customer experience  Doha, 3 April 2019:  Msheireb Downtown Doha, the smartest and most sustainable fully-built city district in the world and Qatar’s destination for leisure, living and business, will be home to the first Monoprix in Qatar with the SMART Retail Solution. The announcement was made, last Monday, during an agreement Signing Ceremony between Msheireb Properties, the developer of Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD), and Ali Bin Ali Holding, one of the largest conglomerates in Qatar and the owner of the Monoprix franchise in the country.  The signing was also attended by Mr Sébastien Farhat, the Regional General Ma ......read more

Doha, 3 April, 2019:  QIC Group entity QLM Life & Medical Insurance Company - Qatar’s leading Health & Life Insurer is celebrating World Health Day by offering free medical check-up on 5th April (Friday) for all residents of Qatar. The campaign timings are from 8am-11am at Abeer Medical Centres (Abu Hamour & Industrial Area) & At Aster Medical Center in C- Ring Road, Hilal, Al Rayyan, Al Ghanim, Industrial Area and Al Khor. For the remaining healthcare centres, namely, Asian Medical Center, Al Rabeeh Dental Center, Naseem Al Rabeeh, SAC Mall of Qatar, Elaj Medical Centre, Apollo, Atlas, Future Medical Centre, Planet Medical Centre, Al Safa Medical Medical Polyclini ......read more

April 03, 2019:  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 Whip. The Whips range 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.   Olay Whips features Active Rush Technology™ which has the ability to hold and quickly release 1000x its weight in hydration and active ingredients. ......read more

With the aim to provide SMEs access to large procurement governmental projects Doha, Qatar, April 01, 2019:   As part of its ongoing efforts to provide a poised platform to grow for Qatari Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), Qatar Development Bank (QDB) flagged off the 4th edition of Government Procurement and Contracting Conference & Exhibition ‘MOUSHTARAYAT 2019’ yesterday, Under the patronage of HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior. The 4th edition of MOUSHTARAYAT’ was inaugurated by HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani, Deputy Governor of Qatar Central Bank and Vice Chairman of QDB, which ......read more

DOHA, Qatar – 31 March 2019-   Sustained by its path breaking success year on year, Qatar Finance & Business Academy (QFBA), in cooperation with the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), is pleased to announce the roll out of 7th cohort for its Kawader program, for which the Academy has started accepting applications from Qatari prospects. Scheduled to start from September 2019, QFBA is inviting people wishing to build their capacities and hone their skills to join the program as a prelude to realizing their ambition to assume leading roles in the country’s financial services sector. Brought out in partnership with Qatar Financial Center (QFC), Kawader has been a great p ......read more

Doha, Qatar – March 31, 2019 –   Sara Abdullah Al-Saadi will return to Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) to deliver this year’s commencement speech. Al-Saadi, a graduate of NU-Q’s inaugural class in 2012, is the director of public diplomacy at the Qatari embassy in Washington D.C. and a student at Columbia University’s law school in New York.  “As NU-Q marks its 10th anniversary in Qatar, it is fitting that we have one of our graduates serve as this year’s graduation speaker. Ms. Al-Saadi is an outstanding communications professional who is making her mark in public diplomacy,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO.  ......read more

Doha, Qatar, March 31, 2019:  Marriott International Doha hotels, including Marriott Marquis City Center Doha, Doha Marriott Hotel, The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa, Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, The Ritz Carlton, Sharq Village & Spa – Ritz Carlton Hotel, W Doha and The St. Regis Doha, went dark for one hour on March 30th to shine a light on climate action in support of Earth Hour 2019. The hotels offered various activities for guests and associates alike, such as candlelight meditation and spinning class among others. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) was created Earth Hour 12 years ago to emphasize the threat of climate change. Marriott International Doha ......read more

March 31, 2019:  Possessing the suppleness of a dance movement and the captivating harmony of a classic, Boléro is the new watch for women from Chaumet. In elegant and sensual gold, it is the marker of women who choose distinction.   Its assertive design appeals to remarkable women. Photographer Matthew Brookes captured the special aura of the women who chose Boléro as the signature watch for their look. Whether an internationally acclaimed actress, a virtuoso pianist, a primera ballerina, interior designer or airline pilot, all capably assuming strong career choices, in Boléro these women of today have found a watch that represents who they are.   Inspired by emblematic w ......read more

With a Special Live Performance by Rahma Riad  Two years of steady growth, unique partnerships and memorable moments    Doha, Qatar – March 31, 2019:   Doha Festival City, Qatar’s largest and preferred retail, entertainment, and dining family destination, is celebrating its second anniversary in style, with a live performance featuring Iraqi performer Rahma Riad on April 5 at 7.30pm, marking the start of a series of amazing activities at the Centre Court for customers to enjoy the day. The mall will also celebrate with giveaways to shoppers, a giant cake moment, bespoke cupcakes distribution, confetti canons, photo booth and a series of parades t ......read more

30 March 2019, Doha, Qatar-   Msheireb Museums, the four revived heritage houses at the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha, had the honour of being the venue of choice for the prestigious Fashion Trust Arabia Awards, which took place on Thursday 28th March 2019.  For two days, Fashion Trust Arabia Awards, the prestigious fashion award initiative, had participants from Qatar and the region exhibit their collections in the presence of HH Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser,  Honorable Chair of Fashion Trust Arabia and Chairperson of Msheireb Properties, HE Sheikha Al Maysassa Bint Hamad, Co-Chair of the Fashion Trust Arabia and Chairperson of Qatar Museums, alongside other celebrities ......read more

Under the Patronage of Her Excellency DR Hanan Al-Kuwari The three-day conference is aimed at medical and healthcare professionals featuring top exhibitors and speakers from around the world 30 March 2019, Doha, Qatar-   Her Excellency DR Hanan Al-Kuwari, Minister of Public Health for the State of Qatar, opened today Qatar’s International Medical Devices and Health Exhibition (QMED) for the second Edition, in a ribbon cutting ceremony that was attended by VIPs and notable figures from the local and international medical sectors.  The opening was attended by several Ambassadors accredited to the State of Qatar. QMED is an annual Medical and Health Exhibit ......read more

March 30, 2019: ESSENTIAL SKIN  BALANCING PRE-BIOTICS  Pre-Biotics are the fuel that feed your skin’s microbiome, allowing skin-friendly bacteria to flourish. Your skin’s barrier function depends on a delicate balance of “good” and “bad” bacteria. Good bacteria keep your skin looking healthy and fresh.  NUTRITIONALLY CHARGED VEGAN-FRIENDLY ACTIVES This range takes inspiration from the best that nature’s Superfoods have to offer. Nutrient-dense Supergreen, Supergrain, and Superfruit Complexes give your skin the daily dose of essential vitamins and minerals that it craves. THE ELEMIS Promise ELEMIS was born out of the v ......read more

March 28, 2019:  Viktor&Rolf Mariage Spring/Summer 2019 is an intricate offering of bold and striking silhouettes. Sculptural creations are embellished with delicate embroideries and signature elements such as classic tulle, iconic  bows, patchwork volumes and feminine flower motifs – a mingling which, when paired with the graphic nature of the Mariage collection, results into a typically Viktor&Rolf statement on luxury bridalwear. This season, an abundance of flowers add an ethereal touch, juxtaposing the stark nature of the collection. Lily of the valley, couture flowers inspired by the “Surreal Satin” Haute Couture show, and flower appliqué motifs ......read more

Company was the first smartphone player globally to showcase a 10x Hybrid Zoom camera technology during MWC 2019 March 26, 2019:   OPPO has confirmed that the world’s first 10x Hybrid Zoom technology on a smartphone camera will be making its way to consumers in the Middle East very soon. Originally previewed in February 2019 at the Mobile World Congress, OPPO is the original inventor of 10x Hybrid Zoom technology, created as a means to provide everyone the opportunity to take professional style photographs, without fearing any loss of quality.  OPPO’s 10x Hybrid Zoom is a new technology created by OPPO with a triple-lens camera structure consisting of a telep ......read more

D1 Milano introduces the Chronograph line for the very first time which features soleil steel finish with brushed bezel case and hands in sandblasted brass D1 Milano bestseller, the Ultra-Thin range is introduced in a natural leather strap and a range of different colours D1 Milano announces their iconic Polycarbon model with design and aesthetic improvements March 26, 2019:   Premium Italian watch brand, D1 Milano have announced the launch of their new collection at Basel World 2019. Popular for its trendy and lightweight design the five-year-old brand, is now adding a chronograph range to its wide array of selection along with several new additions to their existing P ......read more

Doha, 26 March 2019 :  UCL Qatar Masters students on the Museum and Gallery Programme have partnered with Qatar Art Center to curate an exhibition exploring the process of making art. The exhibition will open on 26 March and will run until 25 April 2019.   Since its creation in the 1990s by His Excellency Sheikh Hassan bin Mohammed Al-Thani, the Qatar Art Center is hosting its first ever public exhibition. It has served as a space and a home for prominent Arab artists to live, work, explore, as well as create art together.    ‘For the Sake of Art’ is an exhibition that will feature art that has been created within the walls of the Qatar Art Center ......read more

Doha, Qatar – March 25, 2019 –   Novelist Hala Alyan discussed how her experiences and the experiences of her family inspired her to write about the struggles of identity in exile during a lecture at Northwestern University in Qatar. A Palestinian-American author, poet, and clinical psychologist, Alyan, was invited to NU-Q to discuss her award-winning novel “Salt Houses.”  The novel, which tells the story of a Palestinian family’s displacement in the 1960s and follows the intergenerational trauma they experience as a result of their constant transitory status and their lack of a sense of belonging, was selected by NU-Q for its annual reading pr ......read more

Doha, Qatar, March 20, 2019:  The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is pleased to announce that it will be featuring the first Unknown Concert in Qatar, which will feature a lineup of twelve to sixteen local DJs and two bands on three stages at one venue. .   The event will be spread across three different stages at three unique locations on The Ritz-Carlton, Doha property on Friday March 29, 2019. Each location and DJ will provide a unique vibe to concert-goers and will surely become the talk of the town.     Event planners are expecting a large turnout from the community for the three staged concert, which will host a variety of music from House, EDM, Hip-Hop, RnB with ......read more

Doha, Qatar – March 20, 2019 –   More than 20 students from Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) are interning for 10-weeks at international communication firms and news outlets in Washington D.C., New York City, London, Berlin, Stockholm, and Doha. As part of their junior year at NU-Q, students in the Journalism and Strategic Communication Program are offered residencies at various organizations where they intern full-time and explore professional career opportunities by working onsite in a professional environment.  “The NU-Q residency program,” Everette E. Dennis, NU-Q dean and CEO, said, “based on a model from our home campus in Evans ......read more

Doha, Qatar, March 20, 2019:   In keeping up its momentum of providing immense opportunities to Qatari entrepreneurs, Qatar Development Bank (QDB) successfully hosted the 4th edition of its Retirees Entrepreneurship Program ‘Khutwa’, which was organized in collaboration with the General Retirement and Social Insurance Authority. The event was held on the 14th of March, at Bin Jelmood House at Msheireb Downtown Doha. The program paved the way for retiree entrepreneurs to present their ideas and integrated business plans for their projects that serve the diversity of the national economy and opens up new business horizons. In its current edition, Khutwa program is evid ......read more

Doha, Qatar,  March 19, 2019:   Barwa Bank, Qatar's most innovative Shari’ah compliant bank, announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shari’ah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, Dana Yousef Al-Horr and Alanoud Mohammed Al-Enazi each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to the following bank clients: Suhail Al-Mazroey, Sheikh Fahad Jassim Al-Thani, Ibrahim Abdalmuty Mohammad, Asmaa Mohamed Al-Suwaidi, Randa Shaher Al-Saadi, Muneera Saif Al-Kubaisi, Fahad Assadi, Ali Abdulrahman Al-Yafei, ......read more

Doha, Qatar, March 19, 2019:  Collaborating with Qatar’s largest and flagship medical trade event, SEIB Insurance and Reinsurance has announced its Silver sponsorship of the second edition of QMED 2019 (Qatar International Medical Devices & Healthcare Exhibition and Conference). Held at the QNCC (Qatar National Convention Center) over a 5,000 square-meter space, the exhibition will take place between March 25 and March 27.   Commenting on SEIB’s participation in QMED 2019, Mr. Elias Chedid, the company’s Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, says that this strategic partnership aims at empowering the Qatari healthcare sector as a ......read more

Doha, Qatar, March 19, 2019:  Qatar Insurance, the largest insurer in the MENA region has won two prestigious awards at the MENA Fund Manager Performance Awards 2019. The award ceremony, which was held in Dubai recognised and rewarded fund and asset managers that had outperformed their peers over the last year. QIC won awards in two categories- the Qatar Equity Fund for its 2018 performance and the QIC GCC Equity Fund for its three year performance. The QIC GCC Equity Fund won the award for the best GCC fund performance over three years ending 2018 for a GCC fund with over $75m in assets.  The Fund posted a return of 23.4% in USD terms over the three years and topped its categor ......read more

Doha, Qatar, March 18, 2019:   Qatar Development Bank (QDB) and the Ministry of Finance hosted a press conference yesterday, on Sunday March 17 at the Ministry to announce the main preparations to welcome the 4th edition of Government Procurement and Contracting Conference & Exhibition ‘MOUSHTARAYAT 2019’. Scheduled to take place for three days between March 31 and April 2, the 4th ‘MOUSHTARAYAT’ will be held in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance, and in partnership with the Ministry of Commerce & Industry (MOCI) and the Public Works Authority (Ashghal), and sponsored by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment. The Government Procurem ......read more

With a view to offer students global financial paradigms Doha, Qatar, 18 March 2019:   The partnership between Qatar Finance & Business Academy (QFBA) and MUFG is growing from strength to strength. QFBA Kawader interns 2018-2019 were hosted by MUFG at its international offices in their efforts to contribute to the Qatar National Vision 2030 vision. The continued and ever-growing collaboration between MUFG and QFBA Kawader, has been working to create expansive and challenging opportunities for the program.  The program, which provides learning opportunities for those interested in developing their skill set and knowledge of the financial services arena, this year ......read more

Doha, Qatar, March 18, 2019:   Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.S.C) held its Annual Ordinary General Assembly on Sunday, 17th March 2019 at La Cigale Hotel, in the presence of Sheikh Thani Bin Thamer Bin Mohamed Al Thani, Chairman of the Board of Directors, as well as members of the Board of Directors, shareholders and investors.    During the year, Group sales increased 4.7% (QAR 134.8 million), from QAR 2.8 billion to QAR 3.0 billion. Its gross profit increased 3.9% (QAR 18.5 million), from QAR 477.9 million to QAR 496.4 million. Group gross shops rental income increased 9.1% (QAR 6.3 million), from QAR 69.5 million to QAR 75.8 million. Al Meera Group&rsqu ......read more

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of The State of Qatar Sports and Culture, a closing cultural discussion that showcased Qatar’s efforts in bringing communities together through sports, in parallel with the spectacular local preparations to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.  The close harmony between sports and culture was the most striking unique aspect that this entire dialogue has brought to the audience. Doha, Qatar, March 16, 2019:   Following a two-month unique stay at the Institut du monde arabe (IMA) in Paris, “The Majlis – Cultures in Dialogue”, a traveling cross-cultural exhibition organised at ......read more

A Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative Doha, Qatar, March 16, 2019:   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C, Qatar’s next generation bank, as part of corporate social responsibility drive, has once again extended its financial support in the form of donation to the Qatar Society for Rehabilitation of Special Needs, a local humanitarian organization that aims to support and develop the skills and capabilities of people with disabilities. The donation, which was handed over in the presence of Mr. Mohamad Alkuwari, Head of Reward and HR Services at al khaliji, and Mr. Taleb Abdullah Afifah, Board Member at the Qatar Society for Rehabilitation of Special ......read more

Election of a new Board of Directors chaired by HE Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Jassim Al Thani  A strong performance in total asset standing at 44.4 billion QR, driven by a strong growth in the finance portfolio that exceeded 27.8 billion QR. Customer deposits reached 26 billion QR. Doha – Qatar, 14 March 2019 -   Barwa Bank Group, convened its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on 13th of March February 2019 at Four Seasons hotel, chaired by HE Sheikh Mohamed Bin Hamad Bin Jassim Al Thani, Chairman of the Board and Managing Director, with an 87% shareholder attendance.    During the AGM, all items on t ......read more

This edutainment activity simulates a hospital where children can bring their teddys for a medical check-up Doha, Qatar – March 13, 2019:  Doha Festival City, Qatar’s preferred lifestyle and entertainment destination, is launching a Mini Teddy Bear Hospital to help children learn about healthcare in a fun and innovative way. From Sunday 17, March till Saturday, 30 March 2019, children can bring their favourite teddy bear to visit the hospital and speak to the doctors on how to take care of their teddy bear’s health! This activity will take place at Festival City Mall Centre Court on the ground floor, where parents can register their children anytime between 10am &nd ......read more

3D printing will revolutionize the water experience at home Bathroom and kitchen solutions complement latest trends with vast range of color finishes across all draw off points, flush plates and accessories  From smart home to smart buildings: creating an intelligent ecosystem for water security and water management  13 March 2019:   Consumers are fundamentally changing how they define and use their living spaces. GROHE has identified five mega trends: Consumers have risen from passive consumption to taking control over the creation of new living spaces and have become creators themselves in seeking simplicity and intelligent product solutions. Today, mor ......read more

Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani tells Oxford Business Group Doha, March 13, 2019:   Qatar’s efforts to tap new investors, and goods and service providers farther afield, were among the topics discussed recently at a meeting held between Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani, Chairman, Al Faisal Holding, and representatives from Oxford Business Group (OBG). Sheikh Faisal told the global research and consultancy company that the ongoing regional blockade had generated new business opportunities for both local and international firms, as the country looks to the private sector to become more resourceful and drive new growth. “One major advantage of Qatar is the pres ......read more

Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2019:  As a progressive leader in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and socially responsible business practices, Qatar Insurance Group, the flagship insurer is sponsoring the Katara International Beach Volleyball Championship 2019 as the gold sponsor of the event. The event which is scheduled from 12th March will be held at the Amphitheater at Katara. The event will witness participation of 50 teams from 29 countries.  Qatar Insurance Group's role as a sponsor highlights the company’s unilateral focus on being a responsible corporate citizen and demonstrates its full support to all sports activities and initiatives for the nation.  Co ......read more

Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2019:   With a view to drive financial technology -led economy in Qatar, Qatar Development Bank (QDB) successfully hosted a workshop on “Shariah Compliance Issues of Crypto Assets” in association with Association of National Development Finance Institutions in Member Countries of The Islamic Development (ADFIMI).  Established as an autonomous, independent and non-profit international organization, ADFIMI) started its operations in September 1987 at its headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey, on being given the status of an International Organization. It presently has around 40 members from 18 countries. ADFIMI organizes various training programm ......read more

Doha, Qatar – March 11, 2019 –   Northwestern University in Qatar’s (NU-Q) museum – the Media Majlis at Northwestern University in Qatar – will host its first program in collaboration with UCL Qatar.    “New Media + New Museum: Communication and Storytelling” will be a panel discussion on the evolving uses of new media in exhibitions and storytelling in museums.    Housed in NU-Q’s building, the Media Majlis will host biannual exhibitions, weekly programs, and other events that encourage the exploration, discussion, and interrogation of media, journalism, and communication through global, regional, and ......read more

Doha, 07 March 2019: Qatar Insurance Group, the leading insurer in the MENA region has partnered with Commercial Bank Qatar Masters to be the Official Tournament insurer for the region’s premier Golf tournament. QIC, along with its subsidiaries Qatar Re and Antares, is proud to support the tournament for twelve consecutive years. Founded in 1964, Qatar Insurance Company (QIC) was the first domestic insurer of Qatar. Today QIC is a dominant insurer in the region and is regarded as the largest insurer in MENA region in terms of profitability, assets and market capitalization. QIC’s consistent rating of A/Stable from Standard & Poor’s and A(Excellent) from A.M. Best ......read more

March 06, 2019 - Your scalp goes through a lot every day – just like our body, it can get built up with old skin cells, dirt and free radicals. Enduring pollution, the sun, and styling on a daily basis – hair can start to become dull and lifeless. When this happens, it could be a sign that your haircare routine needs a detox. New Head & Shoulders Charcoal shampoo with cooling Menthol can help you hit the refresh button on your haircare routine, by detoxifying the scalp, relieving itch and keeping your hair 100% dandruff free. Harness the power of activated charcoal to gently cleanse hair, removing unwanted buildup and impurities to reveal a natural, radiant shine. The ......read more

Brand ambassador and Turkish actress Meryem Uzerli ( Hareem El Sultan) attends the opening   Doha, 6 March 2019- Turkey’s biggest jewelry chain, Atasay, launched its first ever store in Qatar – yesterday- at Doha Festival City, Qatar’s preferred shopping destination, with a Qatar Exclusive Capsule Collection, a handcrafted selection of fine jewelery inspired by the country’s landscape.  The opening was attended by the Turkish Ambassador to Qatar, Fikret Özer, who cut the store’s ribbon alongside the famous Turkish star Meryem Uzerli ( Hareem el Sultan), the brand ambassador and face of Atasay. The guest of honours were accompanied by the ow ......read more

March 06, 2019 - Dubai, UAE The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is pleased to announce a series of activities to delight moms this Mother’s Day.   The Ritz-Carlton, Doha’s award winning spa will offer a special package in March in honour of  Mother’s Day. Guests can enjoy a wonderful spa treatment provided by one of the hotel’s expert therapists and then indulge in a special afternoon tea offering handcrafted delicacies prepared by master chefs, prices starting from QAR 700. The festivities continue on March 22, 2019 as the hotel will offer a lovely Friday Brunch in honor of Mother’s in Lagoon Restaurant. The brunch will be a tasteful pink and white t ......read more

March 04, 2019 -    As she walks through the palazzo, the amber light of the setting sun filtering through the wrought iron gate caresses her skin, suffusing her body with a mesmerizing glow…   Since its inception in 1975, Roberto Cavalli has always thrived on challenges, combining bold avant-garde and a deep respect for its Italian heritage. Today, Roberto Cavalli Florence, the brand’s latest line of perfumes, pays homage to the town that gave birth to the world-renowned fashion house.   Florence is a peerless city, resplendent with beauty and sensuality. Surrounded by spectacular landscapes, this architectural marvel has been inspiring pai ......read more

4th March 2019 - Qatar UCL Qatar students have participated in the Sixth International Conference of Asian Special Libraries in India on Libraries and Librarianship in Digital Plus Era, as part of the latest international study trip organised by the university.  The conference, which took place at Ambedkar University Delhi, exposed students on UCL Qatar’s Library and Information Studies MA programme to the latest technologies and developments in Digital Libraries and Library Science.  Students also witnessed the processes behind archiving historically significant records and materials during a visit to the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library.  The trip was led ......read more

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of The State of Qatar Doha, Qatar, March 3, 2019: Landed earlier this year at the Institut du monde arabe (IMA) in Paris, “The Majlis – Cultures in Dialogue”, a traveling cross-cultural exhibition organised at the initiative of the Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al-Thani Museum – that features a collection of a unique assembly of artefacts reflecting the interaction of civilizations in the past while encouraging dialogue in the present – gathered its visitors during the month of February around interesting open cultural discussions that were held at the heart of the majlis, the main hub of th ......read more

Doha, Qatar – March 3, 2019 – Communication professionals interested in learning more about how to use their marketing skills to take full advantage of media mega-events like the World Cup have the opportunity to do so through an executive education masterclass being offered at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) in March.   Students who enroll in the Sport Communication, Marketing, and Governance masterclass at NU-Q will study successful sport organizations that have generated new audiences and revenues through their engagement with sport and examine how that is used in emerging markets such as China, India, and the Middle East.   “We at Northwest ......read more

Doha, 27 February, 2019: Despite being a challenging year, in 2018 Qatar Insurance, the leading insurance Group recorded strong operational performance, coupled with robust premium growth, taking Gross Written Premium (GWP) to QAR 12.6 billion, up by 8% vis-à-vis the same period in 2017. The underwriting results for the Group for the year 2018 amounted to QAR 576 million. QIC Group’s consolidated net profit for the full year 2018 came in at QAR 664 million.  The Annual General Meeting that was held yesterday at the Four Seasons Hotel was chaired by Abdulla bin Khalifa Al-Attiya, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors. The shareholders discussed the Group’s annual pe ......read more

Doha, Qatar – February 26, 2019 – Marc Lynch, one of the most widely quoted experts on Middle East politics and media, spoke at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) and questioned the way many people generalize about the Arab Spring. To the audience of students, faculty, and staff, Lynch explained that this conventional way of thinking results in categorizing the countries in the region as either successes or failures based on the leadership in each country. “This makes no sense to me at all,” said Lynch, “because what we’ve seen are really revolutionary transformations at every level from individual to societal to international. Every country has be ......read more

February 26, 2019 : Ralph Lauren introduces The RL50 Handbag, a new icon silhouette merging codes from the brand's heritage: city sophistication, equestrian-inspired details, and the finest quality of leather craftsmanship.   The belted body and elegantly curved topline draw inspiration from Mr. Lauren’s vintage travel bag, a belted pole bag, reinterpreted as a streamlined and structured silhouette—emphasizing effortless functionality for an international lifestyle. Each of the four distinct sizes (mini, medium, large, and oversized) is crafted from supple materials, including calfskin, ayers snakeskin, alligator, and ostrich. The RL50 Handbag will be availabl ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 25 February 2019: To recognize and honor outstanding performance of employees, branches and departments, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.S.C), held recently its “2018 Champion Awards” ceremony at Holiday Inn.  During the occasion, the top management shared the renewed strategy of the company and what it expects to achieve in the coming years, especially during 2019. The event had all the department directors sharing their strategy and plans for the coming year.  The awards event was organized to present the milestone achievements of Al Meera in the year 2018. The function was attended by the top management of Al Meera and more than 250 managers of ......read more

With a view to offer global exposure to EAA youths and drive change   Doha, Qatar, February 24, 2019: As part of its commitment to provide global engagement to new generation and to be the change agents, Education Above All (EAA) Foundation delegation comprised of 12 students took part in the 23rd Session of the Youth Assembly, which was held from February 15-17, 2019 in New York City, USA.    Sponsored by Qatar Financial Center (QFC), EAA youth delegation were able to showcase their capabilities to the global audience under the theme, ‘Empowering Youth for Global Development’.   Throughout history, young people have played crucial roles ......read more

DOHA, Qatar – 24 February 2019- Taking its league of leading financing and business courses forward, Qatar Finance & Business Academy is pleased to announce the launch of its latest certification program, “Certified Digital Marketing Professional”. This is the first of its kind course being launched in Qatar to ace the digital marketing skills. “Certified Digital Marketing Professional” is an important international accreditation by the Digital Marketing Institute for marketers seeking to develop in their careers and achieve marketing growth in their organizations.  This training solution contains 10 modules that cover all the disciplines involved in ......read more

LIGHT CAPTURING. SELF-SETTING #GETCLOSER February 23, 2019 -  No filter needed after today! MAKE UP FOREVER is welcoming this year the new upgraded and enhanced Ultra HD concealer with advanced formula.  The UHD concealer comes in 22 different shades from very light to dark to suite all skin tones. Its buildable and dry fast features give the outcome of a Satin finish that reflects light perfect for a subtle look. The Ultra HD 2019 new product is the perfect tools for an ultimate healthy and luminous finish.  The UHD concealer gives you instant second skin effect, self-setting, and corrective results. Due to its medium coverage, oil free and moisturizing textures ......read more

Hosts executive roundtable to address the unique cybersecurity challenges faced in today’s always-on, always-connected economy    Doha, Qatar – February 21, 2019:    Full Story Dell EMC hosted a Cyber Recovery Executive roundtable event, held at Losail International Circuit Sports Club in Doha. At this one day event, Dell EMC highlighted how the company can partner with businesses across industries to design and deliver a robust cybersecurity strategy that aligns with their objectives and IT environment.    As more organizations pursue digital transformation initiatives, they are encountering new, complex risks that are expanding ......read more

Doha- February 23, 2019: Zero Latency, the pioneer and global leader in warehouse scale, free-roam, multiplayer virtual reality gaming, is opening a new venue on February 20, 2019 in Tawar Mall, Doha. With more than 350,000 visitors globally, Zero Latency is bringing the next generation of virtual reality entertainment to the Middle East, with the region’s first launching in Doha.   Zero Latency’s concept is deeply immersive, offering visitors a video gaming experience enhanced with world leading free-roam virtual reality. Equipped with virtual reality headsets, headphones, military-styled backpacks and state of the art controllers, players move freely around an empty spac ......read more

 On 11 March, the 2019 ISH will open in Frankfurt am Main, Germany: More than 2,400 international exhibitors will present their bathroom and kitchen novelties and other innovations.  For the first time ever, GROHE will position itself as a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions, kitchen systems and intelligent water management.  As part of a new concept for their trade fair booth, GROHE will clearly put the consumer at the centre of attention, using three themed environments to present their different solution and design concepts.    21 February 2019:  GROHE, a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen fit ......read more

Doha, February 20, 2019 – Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, in continuation to its strategic goal of empowering Qatari youths and enhancing the jobs market in Qatar, took part in the TAWTEEN launch event as one of the proud sponsors. Held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Prime Minister and the Minister of Interior, the event took place on February 18 and 19, 2019 at Sheraton Hotel. The program was launched amid the presence of dignitaries, the large participation of official bodies and entities, energy sector companies, and a wide spectrum of service providers and supporting ind ......read more

Doha, February 20, 2019 – Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, with the aim of promoting the health and wellness of its community members, recently hosted its Annual Football Tournament for the fifth year in a row. The initiative was held in support of Qatar’s National Sport Day and comes as part of al khaliji’s Corporate Social Responsibility program.  Held on Saturday 16 February 2019 at AL Saad Club, the Bank’s 5-A-side Football Tournament, saw the participation of teams from several organizations and served as a platform to foster the values of community, sportsmanship and positive team spirit among participa ......read more

Doha, 20 February 2019 – Simaisma, a Murwab Resort, Qatar’s undiscovered oceanfront oasis, celebrated yesterday its third anniversary, since the 5-star hotel opened its doors to the visitors in 2016. The celebration welcomed the hotel loyal guests, business partners, and respected media representatives.  Simaisma, a Murwab Resort, celebrated the occasion with a distinctive event hosted by the resort’s General Manager Mr. Tarek Nour, where top management from Murwab Hotel Group and Katara Hospitality along with media members, were taken on an extensive tour of the premises, as a re-introduction to the resort’s luxurious villas and a multitude of world-class rec ......read more

Agreement will facilitate knowledge transfer and scientific research DOHA, QATAR - February 20, 2019 – Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) and Barzan Holdings have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote cooperation in the field of scientific research and strategic studies. Nasser Al Naimi, managing director of Barzan Holdings, and Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, signed the MoU at a meeting to discuss areas of cooperation and collaboration.  Al Naimi noted said the agreement will help Barzan in its objective to create innovative security technologies to promote Qatar’s defence industries. “We are enthusiastic about partnering with Carnegie Mel ......read more

DOHA, Qatar –18 February 2019 – Marking the completion of yet another successful term of its renowned national development program, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) recently held the graduation ceremony for the sixth cohort of the ‘Kawader’ program under the patronage of the Minister of Finance, His Excellency Mr. Ali Shareef Al Emadi. The event was attended by CEOs of top banks and financial sector institutions, senior HR executives, parents and the media.   The ceremony saw the graduation of 25 outstanding young Qataris, bringing the total number of participants in ‘Kawader’ since its inception to 149 students, who have been primed to ......read more

February 18, 2019 -  Michael Kors is pleased to introduce our Cece handbags – a study in perfect contradictions and new for Spring 2019. The modern silhouette juxtaposes clean lines and soft curves, with a structured rectangle shape formed from gently folded edges and a curved flap closure. Heritage hardware, including a trunk-inspired pinch lock, a leather-wrapped key charm and a chain-link handle, lends an air of classic glamour to the sleek form. Every detail mirrors the silhouette’s distinctive folded-edge design, including the front pocket, which tucks into the bag’s interior, and the slip pocket at the back. A zippered inside pouch separates two internal compa ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 17 February 2019 – Barwa Bank, Qatar's most innovative Shari’ah compliant bank, announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shari’ah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters. As the draw results showed, Fatemah Abdalah Ali and Milad Mahmood each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to the following bank clients: Mahmoud Mohammed Al-Yafei, Loai Al-Tawil, Faisal Ali Al-Anssari, Kholoud Amralla Al-Emadi, Jassim Mohamed Fakhroo, Saeta Salem Al-Qarah, Mehanna Sultan Al-Naemi, Ahlam Yousuf Al-Baker, Al-Anoud Hassan Al-Sahli, Sirish Na ......read more

February 17, 2019 - Carolina Herrera launches 212 VIP Rosé Extra Eau de Parfum and 212 VIP Black Extra Eau de Parfum, two fragrances to feel extra 212 VIP Rosé Extra Eau de Parfum (for her) and 212 VIP Black Extra Eau de Parfum (for him), the two new 212 VIP limited editions, take inspiration from the most modern version of voguing as they celebrate an explosion of authenticity and uniqueness with two opulent, extravagant and mesmerizing scents to feel extra. These fragrances, which have been designed to make us shine, excel and be the soul of every single party, have the power to awaken our wild, creative persona. The motto Why be basic when you can be EXTRA!" and the hashtags ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 17 February 2019: Stemming from its belief that a healthy mind lies in a healthy body, as well as from its keenness on spreading the culture of sports among the various segments of society, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company celebrated Qatar’s 8th National Sport Day (NSD) by supporting various competitions and events held at the Katara Cultural Village.  Al Meera’s support to participants in the 2019 National Sport Day activities revolved around offering sports enthusiasts and participants of the event, refreshments at different locations throughout Aspire and Katara. At Aspire, the sports program featured a variety of sporting activity presented by Qatar Oly ......read more

Doha, Qatar 17 February 2019: Barwa Bank hosted a fun and engaging sports program for all its employees, in support of the eighth National Sport Day in collaboration with Al Ahli Sports Club.  The bank’s participation in the National Sport Day is in line with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program to create awareness on the importance of sports and fitness in achieving a sound and healthy lifestyle, which, in turn, helps in the development of a strong, prosperous society. The Group’s employees and members from the executive management participated in the event along with their families. Activities and sports events included rope challenge, climbing challenge ......read more

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