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 …
The Director General of Public Security HE Staff Maj. Gen. Saad bin Jassim Al-Khulaifi opened the Humanitarian Services Office that offers simplified procedures for the repatriation of the deceased abroad or their burial inside the country.
The new unified service office is located behind Hamad hospital mortuary, close to HR Department of the HMC and Retaj hotel. Now the relatives of the deceased can complete the procedures within hours under a single roof and the office works seven days a week from 7am- 9pm. Also, all the administrative fees for different certificates and papers for repatriation of the dead bodies or buries in Qatar have been cancelled.
All citizens and expatriate communities residing in Qatar and the citizens of GCC countries will be benefitting from this office after following the customary procedures.
The procedures start from the counter of Hamad Medical Corporation by issuing death certificate and feeding the data of the deceased. Then the counter of the Ministry of Public Health verifies the data of the deceased and issues necessary certificates for completing the procedures of various departments under the Ministry of Interior. The counter of the Qatar Airways issues the cargo policy for repatriation of the dead body and the tickets for the passengers accompanying the bodies.
Then, the Consular Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs coordinates between the Office and embassies for the issuance of No Objection Certificate from the Embassy in order to repatriate the body outside the country as soon as possible.
The General Directorate of Information Systems (GDIS) at MOI has launched the new version of Metrash2 mobile app with user interface in 6 languages.
Four new languages (Spanish, French, Urdu & Malayalam) have been added to the existing Arabic and English languages. The new version also includes a bunch of new services including community policing services and improvement on some existing services.
Security services (such as reporting abandoned buildings, law violations, selling prohibited items, damaging facilities, etc), social services (reporting family disputes, behavioural issues, social support, etc), invitations and requests (for awareness lecture, school and company visits, event participation, etc) and other general services (informing on road damages, damages on traffic signboards and service signboards, dangerous intersections, not working signal, etc) are included as part of community policing services.
Metrash2, the mobile app from MoI offer more than 120 MOI e-services through android and IOS devices where most of the services can be accessed and completed electronically including payment without resorting to any MOI services centres. Subscriber can download the app in more than one device and with any services provider in Qatar and a smart ID card is not a condition for Metrash2. GDIS has set up a 24-hour call centre (234 2000) to assist the subscribers in case of any inquires or technical help.
The Public Works Authority announced that part of Al Kassarat Street extending from Roundabout 15 to Roundabout 2 in the Industrial Area will be closed for 6 months starting from Thursday 12 May 2016.
Traffic will be diverted to the opposite side of the road, which will be expanded to accommodate traffic in both directions. The traffic diversion aims to facilitate the implementation of the roads and infrastructure development project in the industrial area, which will enhance traffic flow in the area.
CanDo, an entertainment centre for children is now open at the Gate Mall, West Bay. CanDo is based on a one-of-a-kind entertainment concept that merges digital games with physical activities, for children aged 5 years and older.
CanDo is divided into three fun zones: The Green Zone, where children generate energy through physical games such as jumping, rowing, cycling, balancing and dancing to charge up their unique CanDo battery. This earned energy can then be redeemed in the Red Zone, where children can enjoy a 4D ride, games and attractions equipped with the latest technologies. They can also discover energy in the Yellow Zone by solving mind games and sensory activities.
CanDo is a Qatari developed concept, which has been created to cater to a local community that is keen to explore new entertainment options for children. It is open daily from 10am-10pm, and Fridays from 1pm-11pm.
Doha Sooq, the award-winning e-commerce portal hosted by Doha Bank, has partnered with leading supermarket chain Grand Mart to launch the first online supermarket in Qatar.
The move will see Grand Mart offer groceries and a wide variety of consumer products via Doha Sooq, providing customers across the country the opportunity to make everyday purchases from the convenience of their home and have them delivered right at their doorstep.
“The Doha Sooq-Grand Mart Online Supermarket will offer a wide selection of products under a number of different categories, from fresh food, home care and stationery to health and beauty, fashion and electronics, making everyday shopping a seamless and convenient experience for customers,” said Dr. R. Seetharaman, Group CEO of Doha Bank.
Customers shopping at the Doha Sooq-Grand Mart Online Supermarket receive free shipping on orders of QR50 or more.
Qatar’s first and only e-mall, Doha Sooq was launched with the aim of making shopping a hassle-free and customer-friendly experience. It offers shoppers the most competitive prices and features an exhaustive product suite as well as a number of the latest e-commerce features that appeal to shoppers and merchants alike.
Qatar Museums and Qatar University partner to research Qatar’s underwater archaeological environmentMay 5, 2016 | JustHere Qatar
Qatar Museums (QM), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Marine Science Cluster at Qatar University’s Environmental Science Center (QU-ESC).
In the terms of the agreement, both organisations will collaborate on the study of Qatar’s marine features and underwater archaeology, the first of its kind in the Gulf region. The research aims to make new discoveries that will help shed light on the history of marine trade in the region.
The agreement will also serve in developing a research database from findings recorded by Janan, QU’s state-of-the-art marine research vessel, as well as further strengthen the relationship between QM and QU. It will also extend to other areas of cooperation, including, but not limited to, lectures, special training and supervision of academic studies.
A study will also be conducted on the geophysical and bathymetric data of Qatar’s waters. Throughout the process, both organisations will be able to identify and analyse the artefacts and eco facts recovered from the project. In addition, the project will introduce a new study about the sea level change and the relation with the settlements during the prehistory period in Gulf region.
Marine sites will be evaluated and ensuing reports will detail the underwater archaeological findings from each site, as well as the benefits of each. Qatar Museums will be responsible for monitoring and protecting any marine archaeological features and artefacts, discovered during this research process.
Mashreq has announced the launch of biometric security for mobile banking in Qatar, allowing its customers to use their fingertips as password.
The upgraded Mashreq’s mobile banking App Snapp also offers the unique and innovative Cardless Cash withdrawal service, which allows Mashreq customers to send a transfer code to any mobile number in Qatar, 24/7. The recipient need not have a bank account and can withdraw cash from any Mashreq ATM in the country using the transfer code.
Mashreq customers will now be able to access their accounts without user name and passwords, overview their relationship with the Bank, and undertake a range of online transactions such as mobile-to-mobile domestic money transfer, international funds transfer, mobile top-ups for prepaid service globally, and instant utility bill payments, as well as receive Forex rate alerts, by having their identity verified on the go.
The Snapp mobile banking application from Mashreq combines a smart and stylish user interface with the best in mobile banking functionality. The app’s intelligently designed home screen layout lets customers see their entire banking relationship at a glance, then get details and make transactions with simple, clear and interactive navigation.
To download the Mashreq mobile banking application, click the link below: www.mashreq.qa/sn
The Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) celebrated the fourth annual celebration of its ongoing National Program for Conservation and Energy Efficiency (Tarsheed).
Tarsheed has succeeded in reducing the per capita electricity and water consumption until November 2015 by …
Qatar Airways has added an additional 10 flights per week from Doha to Salalah, Oman, to meet the demand of the popular Khareef season which runs from 1 June – 30 September 2016. During this period at total of 21 flights per week will be available for travel to Salalah.
As the capital of Oman’s Dhofar region, Salalah is known as the Sultanate’s ‘Second City’. It is renowned for its annual monsoon season, known as the Khareef, which sees the desert landscape transform into lush green expanses from June to August each year. During this peak period, the number of visitors to Salalah triples in comparison to the rest of the year.
Salalah is famous for its unique characteristics, which include fruit plantations and banana groves, beaches lined with coconut palms, vibrant local culture with souqs and Omani handicrafts, and a myriad of archaeological sites demonstrating the Sultanate’s rich, prosperous history.
The city and its surroundings are a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and adventure-seekers, with wadis, sinkholes and reefs to explore, and wild animals such as turtles, gazelles, elusive Arabian leopards and more to discover.
VCUQ students present their collections at the 17th Annual Fashion Show ‘Reach’ hosted by Salam at The Gate MallApril 17, 2016 | JustHere Qatar
Fashion students from Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar (VCUQatar) recently presented ‘Reach’, the 17th Annual Fashion Show, hosted by Salam Stores at The Gate Mall.
‘Reach’ celebrated the end of another academic year for the students of VCUQatar’s Fashion Design …