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Illegal nurseries rise in the country, as others face number crunch

September 1, 2014 |

Nurseries in the country have started to increase their fees post summer holidays, compelling many parents to transfer their kids to unlicensed, but cheaper, schools.

Many of these illegal crèches run from homes, and don’t meet the safety requirement.

Due … Read More

United Nations of Comedy is back for a second round of laughter

August 28, 2014 |

It’s time to tickle your funny bone. The United Nations of Comedy is back for its second edition of humour. They will be performing at Qatar National Convention Centre on August 30th 2014, as part of the Qatar Summer Festival … Read More

CMC seeks new law to prevent further hike in house rents

August 27, 2014 |

With rents predicted to continue escalating until 2022, the Central Municipal Council has urged government to resolve this issue. A call has been made to issue a new law that regulates house rents. The hike should not exceed 10 percent … Read More

Car agencies charged for poor after-sales service

August 25, 2014 |

During a stint of surprise inspections by the Ministry of Economy and Commerce, about seven car agencies were booked for poor after-sale services.

The inspections were carried owning to the rising complaints from customers, many of them related to delay … Read More

Qatar exercises precaution from Ebola virus; bans food products from affected countries

August 21, 2014 |

In addition to the existing ban on bringing animals from Ebola-affected countries, Qatar has announced a ban on imports of all food and meat products as well. The countries severely affected with the virus are Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and … Read More

Online scams on the rise in Qatar

August 20, 2014 |

A number of residents have fallen prey to online frauds in the country. Most of these crimes are committed by ‘middle men’ who approach people on social networking sites, offering to settle fines or provide air tickets for half the … Read More

Traffic diversions at Al Markhiya Roundabout

August 18, 2014 |

Works on converting Al Markhiya Roundabout to a signalised intersection have begun. There will be two road diversions on the streets joining the Al Markhiya Roundabout starting today, Ashghal has announced.

The first diversion will be on Street 245 (known … Read More

Rents to continue rising by 10% until 2022

August 11, 2014 |

Rentals across the country have witnessed a rise by 15% in the first half of 2014, according to market experts. And this escalation will continue at an average of 10% per year until 2022.

The steep rise in rents has … Read More

MET warns against strong winds and dusty weather today

August 5, 2014 |

Expect low visibility today as Qatar’s meteorological department forecasts strong Northwesterly winds blowing during the day, especially on the coast.

The wind speed is estimated to range between 12-24 kt and could reaches 30 kt at times at places. The … Read More

Vacation-mode already? Here are 10 tips for a safe travel

July 24, 2014 | 2

The much-anticipated weekend is finally here. With Eid Al Fitr beginning on a Monday or Tuesday, many residents will be taking the entire week off for a vacation abroad.

If you are planning one yourself, amidst all that ‘travel’ excitement, … Read More

Over 75,000 visitors flocked to Qatar during Eid Festival last year; new GCC campaign to increase numbers

July 22, 2014 |

The largest source of GCC visitors to Qatar is Saudi Arabia, with at least 188,621 tourists visiting the country by the first quarter of 2014.

The total GCC visitors increased by 5%, while world-wide visitors rose by 26% in the … Read More

More than just education. What makes students in Qatar decide their country of choice for higher studies

July 21, 2014 |

When you talk about the higher education scene in Qatar, Education City immediately comes to mind. An initiative of Qatar Foundation, the 14 square kilometre area houses some of the world’s best universities – six different American universities, one British … Read More

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