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Ferrari Qatar leads 70th anniversary celebrations in the GCC with first-of-its-kind parade

April 3, 2017 |

The exhilarating sound of Ferrari engines roared through the streets of Doha, as over 50 “Cavallino Rampante” models cruised together in a spectacular car parade. Organised by Alfardan Sports Motors, the official dealer of Ferrari in Qatar, in collaboration with … Read More

Sheraton Grand Doha Invites Foodies for an Unforgettable Experience at QIFF 2017

March 29, 2017 |

Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel is hosting the annual Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) from March 29 – April 8 in Hotel Park, on the doorstep of Qatar’s iconic social landmark.

The 8th annual Qatar International Food Festival provides visitors with a unique opportunity to taste from cultures and flavors around the world while also enjoying entertainment such as appearances from celebrity chefs, competitions, food trucks and family-friendly activities.

Special Festival Experiences

Some festival staples are back this year such as the food trucks and the signature Live Cooking Theaters with participation from the QCP and the QU Culinary Club from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm daily. Also featured this year, is the high tea and fine dining pavilion as well as the Dinner in the Sky. New additions include the garden picnic where families can collect a basket and blanket to enjoy a casual meal on the grass in the pleasant outdoors.

Exciting Entertainment

There will be a variety of live performances and cultural shows running throughout the day. In the evenings, fireworks displayswill light up the sky above the Doha corniche. And, movie-lovers can enjoy outdoor screenings courtesy of festival partners, DFI and QF. Screenings will be held daily from 9:00 – 10:00 pm.

Family Fun & Children’s Edutainment

In addition to a designated children’s food zone, there will also be child-friendly edutainment in the form of daily screenings of Siraj, Qatar Foundation’s new 3D animation ‘edutainment’ TV series. QIFF Partner, Jeem TV will also be screening its Baraemshows throughout the Festival.

Book worms can explore a more virtual world of food through the QIFF library which will be stocked with cook books and food-related literature.

In Doha & Around Qatar

Bringing QIFF to restaurants and cafes across Qatar, festival organisers have introduced the new QIFF Menu. The Menu, offered from March 23rd to April 8th, allows residents and visitors to enjoy mouth-watering food groupings of at least three menu items ata pre-set price of 59, 99, 139 or 179 Qatari Riyals.

Opening Hours

2.00 – 10.00 pm on weekdays; 2:00 – 11:00 pm on weekends

For more information, visit the QIFF website.

Former HMC patient urges public not to ignore heart attack symptoms

March 26, 2017 |

Heart attacks are one of the major causes of death in Qatar each year with numerous patient admissions to Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Heart Hospital for various heart-related conditions.

Fifty-five-year-old Graham Foxwell, who cheerily referred to himself as Happy Heart … Read More

MoI introduces new services to Metrash 2 app

March 21, 2017 |

The Ministry of Interior has added two new e-services to its mobile app Metrash 2 and the website. This includes the automatic renewal of residence permits of employees and subscription for direct debit services through the Metrash 2 account.

The new automated residence permit renewal saves time and efforts of company representatives and can avoid fines for delay in renewal. To avail this service, it is required to add companies to the new service whereby the system will automatically notify the list of individuals whose residence permits need to be renewed soon. It also enables the cancellation of employees who has terminated his job in the company or for any other reason.

To enjoy this service the company should subscribe to direct debit service, which allows transfer of the service fees directly from the beneficiary company’s account to the account of the Ministry. The service can be activated by filling up special forms available at any branches of Qatar National Bank along with submitting necessary documents identifying the persons who are granted the authority to access direct debit service.

‘The more local your film, the more universal it is,’ says Qumra Master Bruno Dumont

March 6, 2017 |

Qumra Master Bruno Dumont, delivering his Master Class at the third edition of Qumra, the industry event by the Doha Film Institute, urged emerging filmmakers to push the boundaries of reality, reminding them that the ‘more localised’ their stories, the … Read More

Free open air public screening of #DariQatar at Museum of Islamic Art Park on Jan. 21

January 19, 2017 |

#DariQatar, the crowd-sourced film initiative by Doha Film Institute and Qatar Tourism Authority will screen at the Museum of Islamic Arts Park as part of DFI Cinema ‘Cinema Under the Stars’ initiative.

Two consecutive open air screenings will screen free to the public on Saturday, 21 January 2017 at 7 and 8 PM, providing the community another opportunity to watch an inspirational work that celebrates a year in the life of Qatar. From introducing viewers to Qatar though visual stories of its tradition and heritage to highlighting the Islamic heritage and culture, the film will take viewers through to modern Qatar, and incorporates personal stories of people who call Qatar home.

#DariQatar received an overwhelming 10,000 plus submissions from over 200 enthusiasts, representing 22 nationalities. The final cut is created from over video footage of over 250 hours.

Biometric Data Activation Centre at Hamad International Airport

January 12, 2017 |

The Airport Passports Department has opened a biometric data activation centre for E-gate users at the departure and arrival lounges at Hamad International Airport. The E-gate service can be accessed by expatriates with ID cards and their children over 18 … Read More

Qatar Museums opens pop-up store in Landmark Mall as part of Qatar Shopping Festival 2017

January 9, 2017 |

As part of the Qatar Shopping Festival 2017, Qatar Museums will be opening a pop-up retail store in Landmark Mall, giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase exclusively designed products inspired by QM’s museum collections and exhibits.

During the month-long shopping festival, which will run from 7 January to 7 February 2017, the QM pop-up store will include exclusively designed products including art books and jewellery, home décor, gifts, stationary and accessories, all of which aim to offer a taste of Qatari culture and heritage.

Under the slogan “a brand new tradition”, QSF 2017 is organised by the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA). The month-long shopping festival will include various discounts, live concerts, stand-up comedy shows and a Broadway musical. The Festival will host major raffles, promotions, special offers on flights and hotel bookings, and a great selection of entertainment.

For more information on activities related to Qatar Shopping Festival, click here.

Hamad International Airport welcomes FC Bayern Munich superstars and their fans

January 5, 2017 |

Hamad International Airport (HIA) welcomed four of FC Bayern Munich’s top footballers – Xabi Alonso, Joshua Kimmich, David Alaba, and Juan Bernat – for a special fan meet and greet event.

Fifty lucky fans were selected through online registration, giving them the chance to interact with their favourite players, get autographs, pictures and take home signed FC Bayern jerseys and other coveted merchandise. At the end of the event, the players chose a lucky winner via a draw. The winner was presented with a pair of flight tickets to fly to Munich and watch an FC Bayern Munich match at the Allianz Arena with a friend.

The FC Bayern Munich players’ arrived in Qatar for the 2017 Winter Training Camp, presented by Hamad International Airport. Their arrival in Doha marks almost a year since the airport was announced as an official platinum partner of the football club.

Careem expands its services to Al Wakrah

January 2, 2017 |

Careem, the region’s app-based car booking service, launches today in Al Wakrah, Qatar, adding to its existing map that comprises prominent city Doha.

“The expansion is a testament to the increasing demand for a safe, comfortable and affordable ride in Qatar,” said Ibrahim Manna, GM Emerging Markets, Careem. “In less than 6 months we managed to double our fleet in the market and are growing 30% month on month. We are dedicated to serving the ever-growing transportation needs in Qatar and, in the process, open new avenues of employment in more cities.”

In addition to giving residents a convenient option to travel between the country’s cities, Careem’s entry into the city of Al Wakrah is well-positioned to serve residents and visitors with a safe transport experience within the city as well as to and from Doha. Careem users will have access to complete information on their Captains who drive them around their cities as well as a dedicated call center manned by 200 multi-lingual employees.

In order for users to try out the new Careem service, free rides will be given to users on January 3rd. Enter promo code ALWAKRAH to redeem your free ride within Al Wakrah.

Qatar Charity launches Microsoft’s Computer Science Week seminars

December 28, 2016 |

Qatar Charity hailed the success of its partnership with Microsoft in teaching the fundamentals of modern computing to Qatari mothers, orphaned children and users with special needs. The training seminars coincided with International Day for Persons with Disabilities, on 3 … Read More

Ashghal: Temporary closure on Al Markhiya Street

December 15, 2016 |

In order to install cladding Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) on Al Markhiya Street between Dahl Alhamam Junction and Lajbailat junction, the Public Works Authority will implement a temporary closure on al Markhiya street in front of Al Hazm Mall.

The closure will last for six hours on each of Thursday 15 Dec 2016 to 17 Dec 2016 starting from midnight until 6:00 am, in coordination with the Traffic Police Department. During this period, traffic will be diverted to the alternative road adjacent to the closed section of AlMarkhiya Street.

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