Deadly summer heat takes a toll on migrant workers in Qatar; student group ‘Aegis’ launch programme to provide workers with cooling vestsJuly 24, 2016 | JustHere Qatar
“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. …
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 …
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 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
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 …
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.
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.
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 NetworkMay 29, 2016 | JustHere Qatar
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
Temporary closure on part of the wholesale market street from Mesaimeer Passport and Immigration Office to the entrance of Al Jazeera AcademyMay 26, 2016 | JustHere Qatar
The Public Works Authority has announced a temporary closure on a portion of the Wholesale Market Street in both directions, from the Mesaimeer Passport and Immigration Office to near the entrance of Al Jazeera Academy. A part of Mesaimeer Road, between Rawdat Al Khail Street and Al Erbayyat Road, will also be closed.
The closure will be implemented in two phases, in coordination with the Traffic Police Department, as follows:
The first phase: Friday 27 May 2016 1:00AM to Sunday 29 May 2016 4:00AM
The second phase: Thursday 2 June 2016 11:00PM to Sunday 5 June 2016, 4:00AM
Drivers travelling to Bu Hamour, Ain Khalid, the Wholesale Market, and Al Thumama areas, will be able to use Rawdat Al Khail Street or alternatives routes. The partial closure of Wholesale Market Street and Mesaimeer Road is required to complete utilities ducts and other works on the Rawdat Al Khail Street Extension project.
The second Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Doha concluded last week at Shangri-La Hotel Doha, celebrating three days of fashion from international designers that reflected a fascinating harmony of cultures.
Following the success of the first edition last year, the second second Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Doha received big number of audience especially ladies who were keen to see the new and latest trends of fashion on the Mercedes-Benz catwalk.
The second edition of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Doha had over 20 designers participating from around the world including some world known brands including Meriem Belhayat (Morocco), Saher Dia (Lebanon) Gazal Mishra (India), Noor Al Mannai (Qatar), Jana (Qatar) AlMotahajiba (Qatar), Frames. Fashion (Qatar) & Finale by Kristina Fidelskaya (UAE).
Day 2 showcased the designs of Lamaz (Saudi Arabia), Keren Millen, Milly, Pinko, Sckali (Qatar), Malia Bennet Henry (Qatar) & Samant Chuhan, while Day 3 was opened by Fahad Hussayn (Pakistan), Kara (UAE), Salma Musab (Kuwait), Yousef Akbar (Sydney), Mahnoor Ansari (Qatar) Invee (Turkey), Shaima Royal (Bahrain) and Sakba Mohammad Hamada (Kuwait).
For the first time Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Doha selected young emerging designer who had recently been graduated with fashion line based in Qatar including Noor Al-Mannai, Malia Bennet & Amina Al-Malki whose showcase has been sponsored by McNair Chambers.
Doha Film Institute hosts upcoming local talents at Cannes to support them in advancing their filmmaking careersMay 19, 2016 | JustHere Qatar
The Doha Film Institute is hosting emerging Qatari filmmakers at the 69th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, where they are participating in a series of targeted workshops, networking events and industry meetings, to support them in advancing their filmmaking …