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Dubai Parks and Resorts to open region’s largest entertainment destination, including first-ever Bollywood theme park, this October

August 15, 2016 |

Dubai Parks and Resorts announced that the region’s largest theme park destination will open its gates to the public on 31st October, 2016. This unique destination will be comprised of three theme parks – Bollywood Parks Dubai, MOTIONGATE Dubai, and … Read More

Qatar Museums unveils latest public art installations at Hamad International Airport

August 8, 2016 |

Under the patronage of its Chairperson, Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatar Museums (QM) and Hamad International Airport (HIA) have added a number of renowned pieces of public art to the outstanding collection currently … Read More

Campaign to book motorists using mobile while driving

July 31, 2016 |

As part of its efforts to reduce traffic accidents and minimise the number of deaths and injuries resulting therefrom, the General Directorate of Traffic has launched a campaign to book motorists engaged in their mobile phones while driving.

Maj. Jaber Mohammed Al-Odeibah, Assistant Director of Traffic Information and Awareness Department at the Directorate, stressed that the aim of this campaign is to curb the practice of engaging in mobile devices while driving a vehicle. This includes talking over the phone, texting, following social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Telegram and Snapchat, as well as taking selfies and playing games like Pokemen Go.  The traffic law stipulates the offence as “Engaging in mobile phone while driving a car”.

“The ultimate goal of the Traffic Directorate is not just to fine the violating motorists, but it to create awareness and develop a sense of responsibility among the various road users in order to reap positive results on the road,” Al-Odeibah said.

He also noted that violating motorists will be booked on the spot whereas the traffic patrols deployed at various checking points such as roundabouts, traffic intersections and signals will stop those drivers who are using mobile while driving and fine them immediately. Traffic patrols throughout the country will participate in this drive along with patrols from North, South, Dukhan and Capital city of Doha round the clock.

This traffic drive launched by the General Directorate of Traffic at beginning of this week, will last until the end of the summer. During this period, weekly assessments will be done on the progress of the campaign and its results. At the end of the campaign, the Traffic Studies and Information section will prepare a report on the achievements of the campaign and its results in addition to a public opinion survey.

Deadly summer heat takes a toll on migrant workers in Qatar; student group ‘Aegis’ launch programme to provide workers with cooling vests

July 24, 2016 |

“My life here is like a prison. The work is difficult, we worked for many hours in the hot sun.” These were the words one of migrant worker assisting with the construction of one of the 2020 World Cup stadiums. … Read More

HMC hospitals announce operating hours for the Eid Al-Fitr Holiday

July 3, 2016 |

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has announced its hospital operating hours during the Eid Al Fitr holidays. All emergency services across HMC’s network of hospitals will continue to operate as usual, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All Outpatient … Read More

Service roads on Khalifa Bin Abdullah Al Attiya Intersection temporarily closed

June 27, 2016 |

Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ announced that the service roads on both sides extending from Khalifa Bin Abdullah Al Attiya Intersection to the D- Ring Road will be closed temporarily to traffic.

The service road on the left side of the intersection will be closed starting from Thursday 30th of June to Friday 29th of July 2016, following that, the service road on the right side of the intersection will be closed starting from Monday 11th of July to Tuesday 9th of August 2016.

The closure will be implemented to enable the maintenance works to repair longitudinal asphalt cracks on both sides of Khalifa Bin Abdullah Al Attiya Intersection.

During the closure period, road users heading north on the D-Ring Road towards Khalifa Bin Abdullah Al Attiya Intersection and willing to reach the area of the closed service road on the west side, will need to take a left turn on the intersection onto Haloul Street to reach Haloul Roundabout and then return.

The road users heading towards Khalifa Bin Abdullah Al Attiya Intersection from Al Assiri Interchange can also use Haloul Street and Roundabout, while those on the right side will also need to take a right turn on the intersection onto Ali Bin Abi Taleb Street to reach their desired destination.

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts looking for ‘Kilos of Kindness’ during Ramadan

June 9, 2016 |

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is once again rolling out ‘A Kilo of Kindness’ – the campaign that pairs generosity from the public with needs of the less fortunate. This Ramadan, more than 15 Mövenpick hotels in the Middle East and Africa, are participating in the initiative.

The campaign invites people and organisations to donate non-perishable food items, by simply dropping supplies off at the lobbies of participating hotels from 6-30 June 2016. Each property is supporting a special charity that will benefit from the donated food.

Requested food items include:

  • Canned food: tuna, soup, fruit, vegetables
  • Dry food: rice, beans, oats, pasta, cereals, flour, powder milk, tea
  • Non-glass packaged food: olive oil, canola oil, honey
  • Baby food: milk formula, infant cereal

Msheireb Mosque at Msheireb Downtown Doha now open to public for prayers

June 7, 2016 |

The Msheireb Mosque, located in the heritage quarter of Msheireb Downtown Doha, is now open to the public for prayers.

Located within Phase 1 of Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD), the Msheireb Mosque is in close proximity to the Msheireb Museums … Read More

Motorists advised to drive with caution during Ramadan

June 5, 2016 |

The Hamad Trauma Center (HTC) of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is advising motorists to take extra care when driving during this Ramadan.

Every year, the HTC admits up to 900 patients with severe road traffic injuries and the number of severely injured patients historically rises during Ramadan. The HTC offers the following advice to road users with the aim of preventing road injuries and deaths during this period:

  • Drivers and all passengers must each wear a seatbelt on every trip; this is the only proven way to prevent severe injuries and deaths in motor vehicle crashes.
  • Always listen to weather forecasts and general advice about driving conditions on local radio or TV, so you can plan your route and make an earlier trip if necessary.
  • Always drive within speed limits and increase the distance between you and the vehicle in front so you can brake safely.
  • Avoid distractions such as mobile phones, earphones or the stereo, so you can pay full attention to the road conditions. This goes for both drivers and pedestrians.
  • If you are a pedestrian or a cyclist, use the bike lanes, pedestrian crossings and sidewalks constructed especially for you. Walk in the direction facing the traffic flow so you can see oncoming vehicles and they will not suddenly emerge from behind or beside you.

InterNations Community in Doha announces Ramadan drive to help migrant workers

June 1, 2016 |

With Ramadan around the corner, many strive to dedicate some time to help the underprivileged. If you wish to make a difference in this holy season, the upcoming 3rd Drive For Good (Ramadan Appeal) event is a great opportunity to kick off the month with a humanitarian initiative.

Hosted by the InterNations Volunteer Group in Doha, the purpose of the event is to help migrant workers through with the hot summer months by donating basic necessities. The summer heat is upon us and while most of us can cope by living in our lovely homes and driving our air-conditioned cars, there are thousands of workers in Qatar who are struggling to eat, sleep and satisfy the simplest of human needs, even access to clean drinking water is a struggle. There are 21,000 people living at the Shihaniya migrant workers camp and it is the goal of this initiative to help make their lives easier this summer. The group will be collecting donations and delivering them to the camp.

The event will take place on Saturday, 4 June 2016 at the Shihaniya migrant worker camps, and will run from 15:30 to 18.00.

To sign up for this cause, visit their website.

Blood donation drive at Boecker®

May 31, 2016 |

The Hamad Medical Corporation’s Blood Donor Centre and Boecker®, the leading public health company in Qatar and the Middle East, joined hands for Boecker® “Today I saved a life” initiative that has been launched to encourage company employees to contribute to the Qatari community by donating blood.

Taking safety as a prime concern, Boecker® made sure to collaborate with a team of highly experienced medical professionals, nurses and supervisors from the blood donor centre who guided employees through the process and carefully evaluated participants based on their eligibility to donate.

“We take great pride in seeing so many of our staff coming forward to donate blood and support the noble cause of saving lives. This initiative could not have been possible without the participation of the great people who work at Boecker® and their generosity few days ahead of the Holy Month of Ramadan,” said Carla Ghaleb, Boecker® Qatar Country Manager. “Initiatives like these help us come together as a community and work towards making a difference. We hope that Boecker® inspires other corporations in Qatar to follow suit and include such initiatives in their corporate agendas,” she added.

The “Today I saved a Life” initiative is an on-going activity that takes place in more than one country across Boecker® branches and symbolises the importance that the company gives to corporate social responsibility. As the largest Public Health group in the Middle East, Boecker® is always committed to contribute to the enhancement of people’s well-being be it through the range of its world-class services of Pest Management, Food Safety and Biosecurity or its social initiatives.

Ministry of Culture & Sports launches official Porsche Club Qatar as the latest addition to Porsche Clubs Worldwide Network

May 29, 2016 |

The Ministry of Culture & Sports and the management committee of the new Porsche Club Qatar (PCQ) announced the official launch of the club activities, which makes it formally club number 306 and the latest addition to Porsche Clubs Worldwide, a network of more than 600 clubs around the world.

Porsche Club Qatar is now the sole representative of the network’s brand and trademark in the country; it has also acquired the official authorization of Qatar’s Ministry of Culture and Sports. The most significant benefit the members enjoy is being part of a community of like-minded people and the wide network of connections they get introduced to.

Khaled Al-Remithi, Founder and President of PCQ, said: “The purpose of the club is to bring all Porsche owners in Qatar together under one roof to celebrate uniqueness, innovation, safety, responsibility and commitment towards the community. All board members are volunteering their time and efforts based on their adamant belief that Qatar deserves the best from its people.”

Membership fees are symbolic and any Porsche owner can join. Membership packages include all club merchandize items and an official welcome pack. Club management committee also welcomes owners who would like to volunteer in a management role. Applications are available on the website: www.porscheclubqatar.qa

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