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Ashghal: Temporary closure and diversion on part of Al Luqta Street Westbound

February 10, 2016 |

The Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ has announced a temporary closure on part of Al Luqta Street in the direction from Doha to Dukhan (Westbound), for a distance of 1700 meters between the Qatar National Convention Centre and the Eastern U-turn on Bani Hajer detour.

The closure, which will be implemented in coordination with the Traffic Department, will start on Friday 12 February 2016, and will last one year and ten months.

During this period, traffic on the closed section of Al Luqta Street will be diverted to Gharrafat Al Rayyan Street and Al Terhab Street. Traffic on the opposite side of Al Luqta Street (from Bani Hajer to Doha eastbound) will not be affected.

This closure is required to facilitate construction works of the proposed Dukhan Road (East Contract), as part of the Dukhan Road East project which includes the construction of a 11 km road with four lanes in each direction, as well as upgrading the service roads including seven multi-level interchanges, and landscaping.

HMC Ambulance Services launch new major incident response vehicles

February 7, 2016 |

At the recent International Conference in Emergency Medicine and Public Health, Hamad Medical Corporation’s Ambulance Service (HMCAS) showcased their new Major Incident Response vehicles.

Making use of specially designed rapidly deployable containers, these vehicles are equipped with all the necessary … Read More

Qatar Airways expands its United Arab Emirates network with four weekly flights to Ras Al Khaimah

February 4, 2016 |

Qatar Airways started non-stop service between Doha and Ras Al Khaimah – its fifth destination in the United Arab Emirates.

Ras Al Khaimah is known to be a gateway to many of the UAE’s natural treasures, popular for weekend getaways for travellers from the GCC, and a resort destination for longer stays for travellers from China, Europe and India. An Airbus A320 operates the Ras Al Khaimah route, featuring 144 seats in a two-class configuration of 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy.

Qatar Airways now offers up to 200 weekly flights from Doha to the UAE including the new four flights to Ras Al Khaimah: 105 flights a week to Dubai International Airport; 28 flights a week to Dubai Al Maktoum International Airport; 42 flights a week to Abu Dhabi; and 21 flights a week to Sharjah.

Doha – Ras Al Khaimah four-weekly operation

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Depart Doha QR1120 at 20:15, arrive Ras Al Khaimah at 22:30
Depart Ras Al Khaimah QR1121 at 23:30, arrive Doha at 23:45


Photo: Celebrating the arrival of Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight to Ras Al Khaimah are representatives from the airline’s senior management team and members of the Civil Aviation and Airport authorities of Ras Al Khaimah. Courtesy: Qatar Airways


Ashghal announces temporary diversion on Mesaieed Road

February 3, 2016 |

The Public Works Authority “Ashghal” has announced a temporary diversion on a section of Mesaieed Road in the direction from Doha to Mesaieed. 

The closure on the 800-meter section of the road starts after the local access to the family beach in Al Wakra Municipality and will be implemented in coordination with the Traffic Department. The diversion will start on Friday 5 February 2016 and will last one and a half years.

During this period, traffic will be diverted to the existing diversion with the same number of lane. The Public Works Authority had implemented a diversion on the opposite lane in the direction from Mesaieed toward Doha on 15 January 2016 to allow for the construction of a new interchange as part of the Construction of Al Wakra Bypass Road project.

The speed limit will also be lowered from 80 kph to 50 kph throughout the diversion, to ensure the safety of motorists and project workers.

Qatar Motor Show wraps up exhilarating edition; 20 new model unveilings position QMS as leading regional show

February 2, 2016 |

Held under the patronage H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the Prime Minister and Interior Minister of the State of Qatar, the 6th annual Qatar Motor Show closed its doors after an action-packed five days. Inaugurated by H.E. … Read More

Doha Film Institute to offer screenwriting workshops with international partner Torino Film Lab

February 1, 2016 |

The Doha Film Institute, in partnership with the Torino Film Lab, will host two script development and screenwriting workshops to mentor local and regional talent, and support the future development of film and creative industries within the MENA region.

The … Read More

Visitors explore the world of motion at Qatar Motor Show 2016; Online competitions offer exclusive prizes for visitors

January 31, 2016 | 1

Qatar Motor Show 2016 continues to thrill motor enthusiasts of all ages, as fans and families flock to the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center to enjoy the biggest and most exciting annual automotive event in the region. Featuring over 40 … Read More

Expedition successfully recreates the first-ever desert crossing of the Empty Quarter

January 28, 2016 |

The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS), through the Nomas Centre, organized a welcoming ceremony for the Tahaddi Arabia team to celebrate their historic achievement of crossing the Empty Quarter on foot.

The milestone marked only the second such instance … Read More

Qatar Airways starts 2016 with significant expansion across Eastern Europe

January 26, 2016 |

Qatar Airways is starting 2016 with an expansion programme across Eastern Europe, enabling passengers to benefit from a wide range of additional flight options via Doha’s Hamad International Airport.

The further expansion adds a further level of choice for passengers … Read More

Ceremony held to mark official launch of Qatar-China 2016 Year of Culture

January 25, 2016 |

Under the patronage of its Chairperson, Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatar Museums (QM) and the Chinese Ministry of Culture hosted an official opening ceremony on Sunday evening to mark the launch of the … Read More

Qatar Science & Technology Park concludes second Accelerator Programme for aspiring entrepreneurs

January 24, 2016 |

Qatar’s primary incubator for technology development, Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), part of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), hosted the second Demo Day for its flagship three-month long ‘Accelerator Programme’ on 18th January.

The initiative is aimed … Read More

Qatar Motor Show 2016 announces jam-packed line up of exhibitors and new experiences for visitors

January 21, 2016 |

Visitors and car lovers can enjoy the top sports, luxury and mid-range brands at this year’s Qatar Motor Show under the theme of ‘Explore the World of Motion,’ as 40 exhibitors take part in its sixth edition. Entry is free … Read More

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