Doha.biz – Technology, Business, Health, Life, Travel, Advertising, Real Estate, and Much More http://doha.biz Doha.biz - Technology, Business, Health, Life, Travel, Advertising, Real Estate, and Much More Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:26:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.8 Qatar brings desert sands to snowy Berlin http://doha.biz/2017/12/15/qatar-brings-desert-sands-snowy-berlin/ http://doha.biz/2017/12/15/qatar-brings-desert-sands-snowy-berlin/#respond Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:26:32 +0000 http://doha.biz/?p=59715 The Year in Review NEWSEXHIBITIONS Qatar brings desert sands to snowy Berlin Contemporary Art Qatar transcends cultural boundaries at the Kraftwerk CATHERINE HICKLEY 11th December 2017 12:16 GMT MORE Art from Qatar on show at Kraftwerk in Berlin Art from Qatar on show at Kraftwerk in Berlin Michael Philipp Bader. Courtesy of Qatar Museums A […]

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Qatar brings desert sands to snowy Berlin

Contemporary Art Qatar transcends cultural boundaries at the Kraftwerk

CATHERINE HICKLEY
11th December 2017 12:16 GMT
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Art from Qatar on show at Kraftwerk in Berlin
Art from Qatar on show at Kraftwerk in Berlin Michael Philipp Bader. Courtesy of Qatar Museums
A glittering forest of skyscrapers on a flat, sandy strip overlooking the ocean is one of the first images at the Contemporary Art Qatar exhibition in Berlin. This is modern Doha.
“All of that has been built since 1995,” says Giles Hudson, the curator of photography at the Orientalist Museum in Qatar. The shiny new buildings in Liu Zhining’s photograph contrast with the unpolished industrial space of the former power station hosting the exhibition.
Hudson’s museum—the first of the Qatar museums—has only existed since 2008. Since then, Qatar’s cultural life has advanced at a breathtaking pace: four further galleries and museums have opened, and three more are planned. In December 2018, the National Museum of Qatar, designed by Jean Nouvel and inspired by the desert rose, will open by the Emiri palace.
To showcase its burgeoning art scene, Qatar has developed a programme called Years of Culture, involving one partner country each year. This year was Germany’s turn, and Contemporary Art Qatar, which brings the sun-baked desert to the Kraftwerk in wintry Berlin until 3 January, is the crowning event and the largest exhibition of contemporary Qatari art ever held.
In a year when Qatar has faced a blockade from its neighbours—Saudia Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt—cultural ties are more important than ever, says Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, the Qatari ambassador to Germany.
“Culture helps to remove boundaries and build bridges,” he said at the opening press conference of the exhibition. “And that is what we want with our neighbours—dialogue is the only way to solve issues.”
Curators and organisers said the blockade did not hinder the show. “In some ways, it has helped us to showcase our art,” says Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani. “A lot of journalists have travelled to Doha and, of course, when they are there, they are not only reporting about the blockade, but also about the culture.”
Not surprisingly for a new country, many of the artists represented in the exhibition are young and their origins are diverse. A society in flux and the confrontation of tradition with modernity are recurring themes.
Hana Al Saadi’s resin sculpture shows a woman wearing a niqab with ballet shoes and a tutu over a long black gown. The artist herself wore this outfit as a performance piece designed to show the contradictions of Arab and Western life.
The artist Emelina Soares created Shifting Identities, a carpet that expresses her Indian, Portuguese and Qatari roots. Combining motifs from those cultures, it is made of sand coloured with natural dyes from India. At the opening night, visitors were allowed to walk on the “carpet”, which Soares sees as a temporary work.
“It’s a physical manifestation of how contact wit
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Self-sufficiency expo to boost Qatar’s PPP initiatives http://doha.biz/2017/12/11/self-sufficiency-expo-boost-qatars-ppp-initiatives/ http://doha.biz/2017/12/11/self-sufficiency-expo-boost-qatars-ppp-initiatives/#respond Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:47:54 +0000 http://doha.biz/?p=59708 )An exhibition on self-sufficiency, which aims to bring international expertise and innovative technologies to Qatar, is expected to enhance Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiatives in the country. Abdulrahman Saleh al-Obaidly, the chairman of Highsky for Tourism and Exhibitions, which is organising the ‘Qatar Self-Sufficiency Exhibition (QSSE) 2018’, said the QSSE will serve as a bridge between […]

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)An exhibition on self-sufficiency, which aims to bring international expertise and innovative technologies to Qatar, is expected to enhance Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiatives in the country.
Abdulrahman Saleh al-Obaidly, the chairman of Highsky for Tourism and Exhibitions, which is organising the ‘Qatar Self-Sufficiency Exhibition (QSSE) 2018’, said the QSSE will serve as a bridge between local, regional and international companies, especially production line manufacturers, representing food, healthcare, agriculture, heavy industry, wood, plastics and recycling and sustainability sectors.
The QSSE 2018 will be held at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre from April 1-3 in a more than 10,000sqm exhibition space, and aims to attract exhibitors from Kuwait, Oman, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Lebanon, Russia, the UK, Turkey, Spain, the US, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Malaysia, Singapore, Iran, China, India, South Africa, Portugal, Bulgaria, Cyprus, and Sweden, among others, to highlight the range of opportunities available for overseas entities to contribute to Qatar’s future.
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Sonu Nigam, Chainsmokers to perform in Qatar
Sonu Nigam and The Chainsmokers
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Doha: Bollywood singing sensation Sonu Nigam and American duo, and international band the Chainsmokers will perform in Qatar as part of the Shop Qatar, the country’s biggest shopping festival, to be held from 7 January to 7 February 2018 under the slogan ‘A Brand New Tradition’.

The Festival organisers announced that Shop Qatar 2018 will offer a rich array of live performances by singing sensations and unlimited family-friendly entertainment in a festive, safe environment that reflects local culture and heritage.

Confirmed artists include India’s Sonu Nigam and American duo, and international band the Chainsmokers.

Shop Qatar 2018 will celebrate cultural diversity with themes such as Arabian Week (Jan 7 – 13), Bollywood Week (Jan 14 – 20) and International Week (Jan 21 – Feb 7).

Sonu Nigam

Sonu Nigam will be performing as part of the Bollywood week on January 19, 7 pm at Doha Exhibition & Convention Center. The week will also see a fashion show by South East Asian designers.

The Bollywood sensation is known for superhot songs like Kal Ho Naa Ho, Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin, Suraj Hua Maddham, Tanhayee and hundreds more like these.

Tickets range from QR50 to QR1,000. (Regular QR50, Silver QR100, Gold QR200, Platinum QR350 and VIP 1,000)

The Chainsmokers
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Jaidah Automotive celebrates Qatar National Day with variety of events http://doha.biz/2017/12/11/jaidah-automotive-celebrates-qatar-national-day-variety-events/ http://doha.biz/2017/12/11/jaidah-automotive-celebrates-qatar-national-day-variety-events/#respond Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:15:58 +0000 http://doha.biz/?p=59699 Jaaidah automotive authorised distributor of Chevrolet vehicles in Qatar, held an array of events at its showroom on Airport Road yesterday to celebrate Qatar National Day. The festivities were attended by dignitaries, several of the company’s long-time customers, well-wishers and other residents. Qatari youths, sporting traditional costumes and wielding swords, performed the traditional dance – […]

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Jaaidah automotive authorised distributor of Chevrolet vehicles in Qatar, held an array of events at its showroom on Airport Road yesterday to celebrate Qatar National Day.
The festivities were attended by dignitaries, several of the company’s long-time customers, well-wishers and other residents.
Qatari youths, sporting traditional costumes and wielding swords, performed the traditional dance – Ardha – to the accompaniment of music and beating of drums.
Among the dignitaries present were Jaidah Group chairman Jassim Jaidah and executive director Mohamed Jaidah.
The organisers also put up traditional bazaars and eateries alongside the venue of the celebrations. Streams of visitors were served Qatari, Arabic and other delicacies.
Chat shows and other items focusing on the people’s love and respect for Qatar and its successful efforts to overcome the blockade were also demonstrated.
Speaking to Gulf Times at a traditional tent put up for the ceremony, Mohamed Jaidah said one of the main reasons for holding the celebrations was to highlight the necessity of continuing to build and develop the country on what it had already achieved.
In the last six months, Qatar and its people have shown that they can withstand any adversity arising from unexpected developments and now it is time to demonstrate that the country and its residents have the will and determination to continue nation-building in a big way, Jaidah stressed.
Through the celebrations, the company wants to remind both old-timers, who have been living in Qatar for years, and newcomers of how this country has reached its current position, as well as the opportunities arising in Qatar on account of the development seen in different areas, he noted.
Further, Jaidah said the company has been in the distribution of Chevrolet vehicles for more than 53 years and it is one of the first agencies of the renowned global brand in the entire Gulf region.

Jaidah Group chairman Jassim Jaidah and executive director Mohamed Jaidah at the Qatar National Day celebrations yesterday. PICTURES: Noushad Thekkayil
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Qatar joins the whole world in the observance of Human Rights Day tomorrow and the ‘Stand Up for Human Rights’ campaign in the run-up to the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) with the launch of a series of activities aimed at promoting awareness of UDHR at Katara yesterday.
To be launched worldwide tomorrow, which is Human Rights Day, the year-long campaign aims to engage a broad audience around the world, help promote understanding of how the UDHR empowers everyone, and encourage further reflection on the ways that each one can stand up for rights every day. It will culminate on the 70th anniversary of UDHR next year.

“This year is a special year not only for Doha but around the world. Specifically, we want to focus on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We want to increase public awareness on the articles under this Declaration,” Abdulla Ali Al Mahmoud (pictured), Head of the Department of Public Relations and Media, NHRC, told local media yesterday.

“It is NHRC’s mission to promote and encourage human rights, as well as activate partnerships with other entities like Katara and UN Human Rights center. In general, we have organized activities for children and adults to celebrate the 70th anniversary of UDHR,” added Al Mahmoud. A highlight of the three-day event organised by Katara and the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) along with United Nations Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is ‘Add your voice’, a UN Human Rights project to raise awareness on UDHR using technology to enable a person to record one of the 30 articles in his own language which can be shared through social media.

A wall expressing human rights perspectives, games and workshops for children including painting, colouring, drawing and handicraft are other activities being held during the three-day event.

Katara visitors also enjoyed watching 20 Qatari and expatriate artists create artworks with Human Rights theme at the fine art symposium organized in line with the celebration. Traditional cultural performers from China, Algeria, and Macedonia also staged vibrant folkdances which enthralled the audience at Katara Amphitheatre later in the night. The performances were part of the ongoing Cultural Diversity Festival presented by Katara and the Unesco Office in Doha.

Activities will continue today and conclude tomorrow, Human Rights Day, with a concert of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra featuring Unesco Artist for Peace Marcel Khalife’s “From Symphony of Return: Fourth Movement and the world premiere of ‘Four Seasons’ by Naser Sahim. Under the baton of James Shearman, Qatar Philharmonic will also play compositions by Wael Binali and Dana Al Fardan.
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SWF wants to support Qatar Airways http://doha.biz/2017/12/09/swf-wants-support-qatar-airways/ http://doha.biz/2017/12/09/swf-wants-support-qatar-airways/#respond Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:47:18 +0000 http://doha.biz/?p=59689 The Qatar Investment Authority is one of the largest sovereign wealth funds in the world. He wants to invest more in the future in Germany. As one of the goals he has made Qatar Airways. 04.12.17. – 7:24 | Stefan Eiselin 1 Comments aero telegraph Airbus A380 approaching London Heathrow: The airline has had better […]

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The Qatar Investment Authority is one of the largest sovereign wealth funds in the world. He wants to invest more in the future in Germany. As one of the goals he has made Qatar Airways.

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Airbus A380 approaching London Heathrow: The airline has had better times.

The total blockade of Egypt, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates continues Qatar Airways . Alone the loss of flights to neighboring countries is painful for the golf airline. There are also more expensive detours for many long-haul flights. In this tricky situation, she could now get fresh money from the state.

Abdullah bin Mohamed bin Saud al-Thani said in a speech in Qatar last week that they wanted to support domestic companies. He is head of the Qatar Investment Authority, with assets of approximately $ 300 billion, one of the largest sovereign wealth funds in the world. In addition to the hotel investment company Katara Hospitality (including They Savoy in London, The Peninsula Paris, Bürgenstock Resort in Switzerland, Intercontinental in Frankfurt), he also explicitly named Qatar Airways, as the newspaper Gulf Times writes.

Economy is growing, but weaker
It will support the domestic investment financially, but also organizationally and provide them with human capital, so am Saud al-Thani. The move is part of a wider geographic diversification of assets. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects Qatar’s economy to grow by only 2.5 percent this year. In the coming years, growth is expected to fluctuate between 2.7 and 3.1 percent. That’s a lot, but not quite as much as in the years before or in the years before 2012.
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Qatar Airways now takes 50 Airbus A321neo http://doha.biz/2017/12/09/qatar-airways-now-takes-50-airbus-a321neo/ http://doha.biz/2017/12/09/qatar-airways-now-takes-50-airbus-a321neo/#respond Sat, 09 Dec 2017 07:23:56 +0000 http://doha.biz/?p=59686 DOHA – During the visit of the French President Emmanuel Macron in the Gulf of Qatar, large orders worth billions have been sealed. Qatar Airways Airbus A320 Qatar Airways Airbus A320, © Qatar Airways Related topics Qatar Airways joins Cathay Pacific Qatar Airways transfers to Airbus A321neo As Dassault Aviation announced on Thursday, Doha bought […]

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DOHA – During the visit of the French President Emmanuel Macron in the Gulf of Qatar, large orders worth billions have been sealed.
Qatar Airways Airbus A320
Qatar Airways Airbus A320, © Qatar Airways
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As Dassault Aviation announced on Thursday, Doha bought twelve Rafale fighter jets.

An announced delivery of 50 Airbus A321neo airliners to the state-owned Qatar Airways has also been confirmed, the daily Le Monde reported on its website.

Qatar Airways had initially ordered 34 A320neo and 16 A321neo and canceled four aircraft in the meantime. Originally intended as the first operator airline put the deliveries due to poor engines on hold
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Neuroscientist explains the best exercise to improve brain function http://doha.biz/2017/12/09/neuroscientist-explains-best-exercise-improve-brain-function/ http://doha.biz/2017/12/09/neuroscientist-explains-best-exercise-improve-brain-function/#respond Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:33:25 +0000 http://doha.biz/?p=59682 The author of “Healthy brain, Happy Life” and professor at the Center for Neural Science at New York University, Dr. Wendy Suzuki, explains the best way to exercise in order to improve brain function.

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The author of “Healthy brain, Happy Life” and professor at the Center for Neural Science at New York University, Dr. Wendy Suzuki, explains the best way to exercise in order to improve brain function.

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TEDxKarachi 2011 – Imran Khan – Never Give up on Your Dreams http://doha.biz/2017/12/06/tedxkarachi-2011-imran-khan-never-give-dreams/ http://doha.biz/2017/12/06/tedxkarachi-2011-imran-khan-never-give-dreams/#respond Wed, 06 Dec 2017 03:24:39 +0000 http://doha.biz/?p=59679 Imran Khan speaks at TEDxKarachi 2011 on Never Giving up on Your Dreams

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