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New commercial districts planned for key downtown areas of Doha

November 3, 2014 |

[Photo courtesy: Isabell Schulz via Flickr]

In addition to the on-going Msheireb Downtown Development Project, other key downtown areas in the city will soon be turned into commercial hubs.

While the Gold Souq area will be completely commercialised, … Read More

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

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

October 28, 2014 | | One Comment

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

[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

[Press Release] Gulf Film and Novo Cinemas to take Part in Inaugural International Showbiz Expo in Abu Dhabi

October 22, 2014 | | One Comment

Gulf Film, the region’s leading film distributor, and Novo Cinemas, the Middle East’s largest chain of cinemas, subsidiaries of Qatar Media services, are proud to announce that CEOs Mr. Selim El Azar and Ms. Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen will join hands with … Read More

Skyrocketing rents tops residents’ concerns in Doha

May 4, 2014 |

Qatar has been a destination of choice for many expatriates seeking better opportunities, earnings and savings, especially since the country won the bid to host the FIFA 2022 World Cup. A heavy influx of migrants to the country has led … Read More

No fair game. Top 10 challenges faced by entrepreneurs in Qatar

April 16, 2014 |

There are scores of new businesses bursting into the market, but getting there is fraught journey, and staying afloat an even tougher challenge.

JustHere spoke to a few Qatar-based entrepreneurs to understand the challenges of their pursuit. The general consensus … Read More

1.55 mn working individuals in Qatar; 24% of those unemployed sought jobs for over a year

April 3, 2014 |

While Qatar’s labour force has reached 1.55 million by end of 2013, 24% of unemployed were without jobs for over a year.

According to a Labour Force Sample Survey for the fourth quarter of 2013, released by the Ministry of … Read More

[STUDY] 75% companies in Qatar to add jobs in 2014; hospitality & retail to dominate job growth

March 20, 2014 | | One Comment

Qatar and other countries in the GCC region will witness a rise in job creation and salaries in 2014, according to a report published by online recruitment portal GulfTalent. The report is based on a survey, which includes responses from … Read More

Qatar’s Business Optimism: Hydrocarbon sector sees a fall; 53% in non-hydrocarbon sector to increase workforce

February 27, 2014 |

Finance and insurance sectors are upbeat, and more than half of the respondents in the non-hydrocarbon sector hope to increase their workforce; 53% in the Q1 of 2014 against the 47% of Q4, 2013. However, in the Hydrocarbon sector the … Read More

Qatar Cost of Living: The JustHere Survival Matrix

January 30, 2014 | | 4 Comments

There are many worlds within Qatar, and a huge disparity in both incomes and lifestyle choices. The JustHere Survival Matrix attempts to give you a complete picture on how much it takes to live in Qatar.

We will be amending … Read More

Businesses, residents of Doha afflicted by rising rents in multiple sectors

January 28, 2014 |

Rents of shops and warehouses around Qatar have been soaring at an unprecedented rate lately, which has forced many of the owners of these facilities to go out of business.

Some shop owners whom JustHere interviewed for a video report last … Read More