Browsing: Qatar

Just what you wanted to know ! We handpick the must-read stories and latest news about Qatar and present them with in-depth analysis, pictures and videos.

Qatar
Emir receives greetings from India for Qatar National Day

The warmest greetings have been conveyed to His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, His Highness the Father Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, the others members of the ruling family, representatives of the Government of Qatar and the people of Qatar on the occasion of Qatar National Day 2017 on behalf of the Government and the people of India and on his own behalf, by the Indian ambassador P Kumaran. In a statement released by the Indian embassy yesterday, the envoy said: “I wish to convey our deep appreciation of the impressive strides made by the State of Qatar in a number of areas, including education, industry, business, infrastructure, tourism and social development. It is heartening to note that Qatar is well on its way to realising the objectives identified under the Qatar National Vision 2030. “India and Qatar have deep-rooted ties, nurtured through history by active…

Qatar
Emir inaugurates ‘Made in Qatar’ exhibition

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani inaugurated the fifth edition of ‘Made in Qatar’ Exhibition at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre on Thursday morning. His Highness the Emir toured the exhibition where he was briefed about the various national industries participating in the event. The Emir was briefed about the important projects and industries and their contribution to the Qatari economy. Sheikh Tamim also visited the pavilions of the sponsoring and participating companies in the exhibition and the pavilions of traditional crafts. The Emir was accompanied by HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani and a number of ministers, members of Qatar Chamber’s board of directors and businessmen. The “Made in Qatar” Exhibition is the largest industrial expo in the country, is organized by the Qatar Chamber in cooperation with the Ministry of Energy & Industry. It represents a…

Qatar
Ooredoo offers 18GB bonus data on Qatar National Day

Ooredoo has announced that in celebration of Qatar National Day (QND) on December 18, all customers who recharge their data, Hala Flexi, or subscribe to an Endless Internet Pack, will receive 18GB of local data free. The free bonus data will be valid for three days, one time per customer. To get the free data, Hala, Shahry and Mobile Broadband customers must recharge their data by QR100 or above, or purchase a Hala Flexi QR60 or above. For Endless Internet Pack subscribers QR70 or above, existing and new customers are both eligible for the free data. The promotion will run from December 17–19. To opt-in to the offer, customers will need to visit the Ooredoo App after recharging their data or subscribing to an Endless Internet Pack to redeem their free data. Manar Khalifa al-Muraikhi, director of PR and Corporate Communications, Ooredoo Qatar, said: “Ooredoo is proud to be a…

Qatar
Doha-bound Indigo flight returns after bird hits aircraft

A Doha-bound Indigo flight suffered a bird hit on Thursday morning just after take-off and had to return to Chennai airport, officials said. All 134 passengers onboard were unhurt. The flight landed back within 30 minutes after taking off from Anna International Airport in Chennai at 1.47 am. The plane returned at 2.20 am. “Indigo Flight 6E-1707 from Chennai to Doha had a bird hit (on 16, as the aircraft was climbing after take-off,” the airline said in a statement. “Due to precautionary reasons, the pilot decided to return to Chennai for aircraft inspection,” it said. The airline also said the action was in line with the “recommended procedure by the manufacturer”. “During the process, crew informed all passengers and IndiGo arranged for an alternate aircraft to avoid inconvenience to passengers. At no point, safety of the passengers was compromised,” it added. Published on 16 November 2017

Qatar
Indigo to start services to two more Indian cities from Doha

Indian budget airline Indigo is adding two new routes from Doha to their existing four daily flights. The airline will start flying to Hyderabad and Kochi from December 21. The flight to Hyderabad will leave Hamad International Airport at 22:00 and will land at Hyderabad airport at 5:00 the next day. The flight from Rajiv Gandhi Hyderabad International Airport, Hyderabad, will leave at 07:15 and will land in Doha at 09:30. The flight to Kochi, Kerala, will leave Hamad International Airport at 10:30 and will land at Kochi airport at 17:40. The flight from Cochin International Airport, Kochi, will leave at 18:50 and will land in Doha at 21:00. Booking has already started for both the routes on the airline website. A return ticket to Hyderabad costs QR1029, while one for Kochi showed as QR806 on their website. Indigo started operation to Qatar, its seventh international destination, on May 5,…

Qatar
South Indian celebrities to attend Yuva Awards 2017 in Qatar

The first edition of Yuva Awards is all set to take place in Doha Qatar and will be attended by renowned celebrities and artists from South India, organisers have announced. The event will be held at the Asian Town Amphitheatre on Thursday, November 16. According to a statement by the organisers, the event will have hundreds of artists and celebrity performances, including dance, music, comedy skits, etc. Film stars such as Dulquer Salmaan, Arya, Shruti Haasan, Manju Warrier, Parvathy, Tovino Thomas, Innocent and Manoj K Jayan, as well as prominent sports personalities such as Sreejesh and P U Chitra, will attend the function, among several others, organisers said. Performing artistes include Madhu Balakrishnan, Sithara, Baby Shreya, Mia, Shamna Kasim and more. Ticket Prices Bronze Gallery – QAR 50 Silver Gallery – QAR 75 Executive Gallery – QAR 100 Premium Gallery – QAR 150 Diamond – QAR 500 Premium Diamond – QAR 1000…

Qatar
Now you can report loss of personal belongings through Metrash2

Qatar residents can now report loss of personal belongings using the latest version of Metrash2. The new update of Metrash2 app has introduced many new services. The Ministry of the Interior confirmed this in a tweet saying that “you can register loss reports of your personal belongings through Metrash2 without having to go to the security departments or the internal police departments”. Metrash2 offers many Residence Permit services including replacing lost or damaged ID cards without visiting security departments or services centres. Metrash2 is available in six languages including Arabic, English, French, Spanish, Urdu and Malayalam. There are 211 electronic services are available through Metrash2 and the website of the Ministry. Among the services which are available on Metrash 2 are visa, residence, community police, renewal of driving license, traffic violations, issue or replacement for damaged driving license, travel exit permit, and transfer vehicle ownership. You can also report cybercrimes…

Qatar
Hamad International Airport named Best Airport in West Asia

Qatar’s Hamad International Airport was recognized as the Best Airport in West Asia for the third time in a row at the Future Travel Experience (FTE) Asia Awards 2017 in Singapore, with the awards celebrating airports and airlines that have displayed customer experience and innovative leadership. HIA was recognized for its continued commitment to delivering the highest standard of service to its passengers. Winners were selected by a panel of industry executives from around the world, with HIA taking the lead among other airports in the region, HIA said Tuesday in a press release. Combining cutting-edge technology, world-class sculptural art curated in partnership with Qatar Museums and an extensive hospitality and retail offering, HIA has successfully established itself as a leading international hub. HIA is currently a candidate for the “Best Airport in the World” award by Skytrax which also classified it as a five-star airport in 2017, making it…

Qatar
Indian Coast Guard ship to arrive at Qatar’s Hamad Port

The Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Samarth will arrive at Hamad Port on Saturday on a four-day visit to Qatar. In the framework of the deep-rooted friendly ties, multi-faceted and growing co-operation between India and Qatar, this is the second time this year that an Indian ship is visiting Qatar, the Indian embassy said in statement on Thursday. In January, the ICGS Samudra Prahari had visited Doha in conjunction with India’s 68th Republic Day celebrations. ICGS Samarth is the first ship of the new series of Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) that have been indigenously designed and built by Goa Shipyard Limited in India. The word “Samarth” means “capable” and it reflects the Indian Coast Guard’s will and commitment to serve and protect the maritime interests of India. ICGS Samarth, which has 19 officers and 102 other personnel under the command of Deputy Inspector General K R Deepak Kumar, is based…

Qatar
Qatar to have four new Indian language FM radio stations

Indian expatriates in Qatar will be able to tune in to four new Indian language radio stations that will be based in Doha. Qatar’s Minister of Culture and Sports will inaugurate four new channels – 98.6 FM, 91.7 FM, 106.3 FM and 89.6 FM – on Wednesday evening at 6pm. Two of these will be airing programmes in Malayalam and the other two in Hindi. 98.6 FM, a Malayalam radio station, will broadcast between 5am and 11pm and will air music programmes, current affairs and talk shows. Radio Suno 91.7 FM, another Malayalam radio service, promises on its website that “Malayalis in Qatar will never miss their home town as it brings love from God’s own country.” Hindi songs, including latest gossip from the tinsel town (Bollywood), are what Radio Olive 106.3 FM — Jiyo Bindaas — and 89.6 NE FM Radio — Qatar ki Dhadkan — promises to the…

1 2 3 99