#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.
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 …
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 (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, 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 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 …
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.
The Ministry of Interior announced the formation of Expats Exit Grievances Committee in accordance with the Law No. 21/2015 on regulating the entry, exit and residence of expatriates.
Expatriates can present their grievances on the specified form to the secretariat …
#DariQatar, the crowd-sourced film initiative by Doha Film Institute and Qatar Tourism Authority, marked its world premiere on Dec. 7 at Katara Drama Theatre.
#DariQatar received an overwhelming 10,000 plus submissions from over 200 enthusiasts, representing 22 nationalities. Among the top contributors are 17 Qatari nationals, who joined others in submitting video clips of the nation, covering six broad themes: joy, adventure, family, traditions, friendship and uniquely Qatar. The final cut of #DariQatar is created from over video footage of over 262 hours.
#DariQatar is an inspirational work that celebrates a year in the life of Qatar, through personal stories that give insights into the diversity of Qatar and serve as honest portraits of life in the nation.
The film will screen to the public at Novo Cinemas on the Pearl from December 14 to 17.
ConocoPhillips and BMW Qatar inspire residents to buckle up with unique drive safe campaign ‘You Better Make It Click’December 6, 2016 | JustHere Qatar
In line with their strong safety values, ConocoPhillips – proud partner of Qatargas, in collaboration with BMW Qatar, announced the launch of a unique national safety campaign “You Better Make It Click” during a ceremony held today at the BMW showroom in WestBay.
The month-long campaign raises awareness on road safety to counteract the rising incidence of traffic accidents that has been a cause of concern among motorists worldwide. “You Better Make It Click” channelizes the use of both traditional and social media platforms to draw in residents as brand ambassadors and together weave a culture of road safety within the community. The campaign further reaches out to motorists in the form of an exclusive radio jingle, composed by Dominick Farinacci in association with over 15 international artists from around the world. The jingle will serve as a friendly reminder, encouraging passengers to fasten their seatbelts whenever on the road.
As part of the campaign, an exciting Instagram competition has been launched alongside, inviting users to share a photograph of them buckling up in their parked cars before they begin driving, using the hashtag #Makeitclickqatar. Five participants will be selected through a draw, who will stand a chance to win a brand new BMW 3 Series. By the end of it, the competition seeks to turn the hashtag into a tangible habit among motorists, embedding the use of seatbelts as part of their driving lifestyle.
The competition will run in parallel with the Qatar National Day celebrations, from December 1 to 31, 2016 and is open to all ages. Further information is available on the Instagram account @makeitclickqatar
The fourth Ajyal Youth Film Festival, presented by the Doha Film Institute, will roll out today (Wednesday, November 30, 2016) with the opening night red carpet of The Eagle Huntress (Mongolia, UK, USA/ 2016).
The inspiring Kazakh film is a heartwarming celebration of the passion of a determined young woman, the special bond she shares with her father, and of the ability of the human spirit to rise to a challenge.
This year, Ajyal highlights the theme of positive social change with 70 thought-provoking films that will inspire the youth and stimulate discussions about real and relevant issues that affect them globally. During the six-day event, Ajyal Youth Film Festival will also will introduce three engaging sessions of insightful discussions under ‘Ajyal Talks’, that provide an inspiring interaction with people who have a positive influence on youth.
Tickets are priced QR25 for general screening, and are available for purchase 24 hours a day at ajyalfilm.com or from the Ajyal Katara Main Box Office in Katara Building 12 or Ajyal FNAC Ticket Outlet, FNAC Qatar (at Lagoona Mall). All Ajyal Talks are open for free to the public.
For more details on the Ajyal Youth Film Festival, please visit www.dohafilminstitute.com/filmfestival
Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press to hold information sessions at 27th annual Doha International Book Fair 2016November 29, 2016 | JustHere Qatar
Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press will be participating in the Doha International Book Fair (DIBF) 2016 held at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center from November 30 to December 10, 2016 in booth B48.
Young Adult author, Eissa Abdullah, will hold a session that will explore writing for the unique market of Young Adults. He will delve into the specifics of character development and tone of voice regarding this ever-expanding niche market..
Another forum will centre around the critical biography, Saladin, written by Dr. Abdul Rahman Azzam who will be in attendance at the HBKU Press booth to meet with fans and followers. Also, Dr. Alwaleed AlKhaja, Senior Editor at HBKU Press, will hold a session that will examine the developmental process of how to publish an academic book with HBKU Press.
HBKU Press will also host a book signing and meet and greet with best-selling Qatari author, Abdulaziz Al-Mahmoud. The critically acclaimed author of The Corsair and The Holy Sail, will launch his new children’s graphic novel Arhama, an epic tale of an adventurer who comes to appreciate the value of learning and being prepared in order to succeed.
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