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Qatar records highest annual inflation rates in the GCC

October 30, 2014 |

Qatar recorded an inflation rate of 3.8% by the end of August 2014, as compared to the same month last year, making it the highest in the GCC region.

The report was released by the Statistical Centre for the Co-operation … Read More

HMC Organ Donation Center (Hiba) Honors 56 Donors and Families in Annual Donor Event “Celebration of life”

October 30, 2014 |

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) Organ Donation Center (Hiba) held an event this week to honor those who have contributed to the organ donation program in Qatar. The event was attended by His Excellency Dr. Abdulla Bin Saleh Al Khulaifi, the … Read More

McDonald’s to remain official restaurant until FIFA World Cup 2022

October 29, 2014 |

McD lovers in Qatar can rejoice. The fast food chain has renewed its sponsorship deal with FIFA to continue as the official restaurant for the next eight years that will include the 2018 and 2022 editions of the game.

According … Read More

HIA witnesses 10% passenger increase compared to old airport for the month of September

October 29, 2014 |

In just four months of its operations, Hamad International Airport has announced an increase in its monthly passenger statistics compared to those at Doha International Airport (DIA).

According to a press statement issued by HIA, the airport saw a 10% … Read More

Low customer turnout at mobile repair outlets in Qatar following Ministry crackdown

October 29, 2014 |

Last August, about 35 men working in mobile sales and service shops were arrested for blackmailing their customers, especially ladies.

Following these arrests, the customer turnout for repair and maintenance and exchange of old mobile phone handsets at these outlets … Read More

Hard Rock to open first Middle East property in Dubai in 2015; company in talks to open hotel in Qatar

October 28, 2014 |

Popular global chain of themed cafes, casinos and hotels, Hard Rock International, is gearing up to open its first Middle East property in Dubai – Hard Rock Hotel Dubai Marina – in the third quarter of 2015. As part of … Read More

Is your company accommodation getting too expensive for you?

October 28, 2014 |

As the housing rents in Qatar continue to rise exponentially, it’s the expatriate workers lodged in company accommodation who are the worst affected.

According to a report in The Peninsula, many expatriates are giving up their company-provided accommodation to avoid … Read More

Nanny training academy caters to Muslim Arab families in Qatar; 34 Arabic-speaking nannies inducted into second batch of training

October 28, 2014 |

This academic year, The Qatar Nanny Training Academy (QNTA), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) has welcomed 34 students to its second batch of childcare training.

With an increasingly diverse expat population in Qatar, … Read More

HMC: About 200 breast cancer cases diagnosed in Qatar in 2013; early detection could have a 90% cure rate

October 27, 2014 |

[PRESS RELEASE] Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) last week hosted an oncology course jointly with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), the American University of Beirut, and Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar.

One of the lecturers on the course, Clifford … Read More

37% of residents in Qatar smoke shisha or cigarette; Call to ban shisha smoking in public

October 27, 2014 |

Second-hand tobacco smoke is injurious to health, and the same holds true for second-hand shisa smoke, health officials have warned.

According to a study by the Smoking Cessation Clinic of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), the air in a room where … Read More

[PRESS RELEASE] Qatar Tourism Industry Surged Ahead in First Half of 2014

October 26, 2014 |

Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) released figures today showing that the tourism industry in Qatar continues its strong performance. The data were released in QTA’s first half (January to June) 2014 report, comparing performance to the same period 2013. All key … Read More

HMC: About 13.4% women in Qatar suffer from postmenopausal osteoporosis

October 26, 2014 |

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In line with the World Osteoporosis Day, HMC is raising awareness among residents about of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease.

According to Dr. Abdulmonen Baco, … Read More

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