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What is the price of iPhone 6 in Qatar?

The worldwide craze for the latest iPhone 6 has reached new heights with long queues in front of retail shops and up to triple prices in black market. Not surprisingly, in Qatar too the demand is peak high as hundreds of residents have bought the device at exorbitant prices. The official sale in Qatar will start only on 27th September and the pre-bookings by Ooredoo and Vodafone have met unprecedented demands. While the actual prices for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus range from QR 2,799 to QR 3,999 some have reportedly paid up to QR 9,500. Here are the prices as per Ooredoo’s website :

Qatar 2nd in household internet reach

With 96.4 percent penetration, Qatar has the second highest percentage of household broadband of any developing country, after South Korea (98.1 percent), according to the UN Broadband Commission. 85.3 percent of individuals in Qatar use internet, which makes it third among developing countries. Released yesterday in New York at the 10th meeting of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development, the report reveals that more than 40 percent of the world’s people are already online, with the number of Internet users expected to grow from 2.3 billion in 2013 to 2.9 billion by the end of this year. Over 2.3 billion people will access mobile broadband by the end of 2014, climbing steeply to a predicted 7.6 billion within the next five years. Interestingly, the report has noted that in India consumers use 2.2 SIM cards each on average.

Qatar National Library provides free access to online resources

Qatar National Library (QNL), a member of Qatar Foundation has invited the local population to register freely to access its vast online resources to raise its local profile and enhance the lives of students, researchers and residents in Qatar. In support of Qatar Foundation’s efforts to ensure the country’s journey towards a knowledge-based economy, the initiative of visiting prominent organizations has given Qatar’s community the perfect opportunity in which to learn about QNL’s online resources, register free of charge, and begin discovering a wealth of digital content. Anyone who lives in Qatar and has a valid Qatari ID/Residence Permit is eligible for free library registration. Although the Library is yet to open the doors to its new building, QNL is currently offering free online access to a vast collection of online resources, including the latest bestsellers, classical works, concerts, top academic journals and documentaries. To register, please visit: and to access…

World’s largest passenger aircraft is here

The world’s largest passenger aircraft was officially welcomed into the Qatar Airways fleet yesterday (18 Sep 2014), in the presence of a galaxy of dignitaries. The national carrier’s first A380 landed at Hamad International Airport around 5pm, following its first official flight from an Airbus facility in Hamburg. QA’s first A380 can accommodate a total of 517 passengers: 461 in Economy, 48 in Business and eight in First Class – with the widest seats in the industry. All its seats are equipped with the latest entertainment systems besides the stylish and comfortable interior. The newly launched aircraft will conduct training flights for the next 15 days, and the first plane will begin flying to London Heathrow on Oct. 10. This is the first of 10 the airline has on order. The A380, which has a list price of US$414 million has been bought by 12 airlines, with Emirates the biggest customer. Image courtesy : Hartmut Spiegele

HIA served 2.16 million passengers in July

Hamad International Airport (HIA) has seen about 2.16mn passengers departing, transferring or arriving into Qatar in July. Qatar’s new  gateway saw an 11.36% passenger increase through its doors in July 2014 compared to July 2013. Cargo numbers have also increased at HIA with an additional 12.76% traffic in July. All cargo operations are now operating out of the new airport where the facility is fully automated, creating a seamless experience for both the cargo agents and customers. Passengers looking for further information on the airport, flights and airline operations can now visit their website or alternatively check for updates via HIA’s new social media channels including; Twitter (@HIAQatar), Facebook (Hamad International Airport) and Instagram (HIAQatar). Source : Gulf Times

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