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DFI hosts networking event for diplomatic community in Qatar

DFI hosts networking event for diplomatic community in Qatar

A networking event hosted by the Doha Film Institute (DFI) in order to augment the links with the local diplomatic community was attended by HE the Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage Dr Hamad bin Abdul Aziz al-Kuwari and ambassadors from 20 countries. Ambassadors of the US, Korea, Spain, Switzerland, India, Georgia, Netherlands, Japan, [...]

Qatar’s new slavery museum will ‘highlight modern exploitation’

Qatar’s new slavery museum will ‘highlight modern exploitation’

Four century-old houses in Doha’s oldest district have been transformed into museums – including one that focuses on slavery in Africa and the Middle East. Documents from the British Mission in Bahrain and British Library archives will form part of the exhibits' focus on the slave trade, with material informed by academics at SOAS and [...]

QNCC ‘a powerful platform for wide variety of events’

QNCC ‘a powerful platform for wide variety of events’

The Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) is poised to cater to the growth of the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE)industry by being able to bring multiple events to life simultaneously, general manager Ken Jamieson has said. “We provide both the infrastructure and capabilities to logistically cater to meetings of 10 [...]

Raj Prem – Plans to Open an Art Gallery in Qatar

Raj Prem – Plans to Open an Art Gallery in Qatar

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - October 30, 2015) - Raj Prem, a curator of photographs depicting iconic rock and pop stars of the 60s and 70s, is set to open an art gallery in Doha, Qatar, to showcase his internationally acclaimed exhibitions. As a former music journalist, Prem has made a career from his passion for rock and pop icons of [...]

QFC hosts business networking event

QFC hosts business networking event

DOHA: The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) hosted its 14th networking event for Business and Financial Professionals last week, in partnership with the Qatari Businesswomen Association (QBWA), Alfardan Corporation and the Swiss Business Council. The event brought together several professionals from QFC firms and the wider business community to network [...]

AIBA journos visit Doha’s iconic sports facilities

AIBA journos visit Doha’s iconic sports facilities

DOHA: As part of a hospitality tour put on by the Local Organising Committee, journalists from around the world were introduced to some of Qatar’s most prestigious facilities and tourist attractions as they enjoyed a well-deserved break from the World Boxing Championship action. The tour circulated around popular destinations such as Aspire [...]

Hospitality Qatar 2015 set to be a huge draw

Hospitality Qatar 2015 set to be a huge draw

DOHA: Minister of Economy and Commerce H E Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed Al Thani opened Hospitality Qatar 2015 yesterday at Doha Exhibition Centre. The ceremony was attended by Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage H E Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al Kuwari, senior officials and diplomatic figures. The exhibition, licensed by Qatar [...]

One year ahead to UCI Road World event

One year ahead to UCI Road World event

One year from today marks the start of UCI Road World Championships in Doha. The October 9-16 2016 event makes Qatar the first Middle East country to stage it and the second Asian country after Japan in 1990. The Organising committee of Doha 2016 has been working closely with UCI to make sure that next year’s event continues in the same [...]

Arabian days: Cycling in the Middle East keeps pumping

Arabian days: Cycling in the Middle East keeps pumping

The peloton is on the rivet, driving full bore into a howling crosswind. On one side are Tom Boonen’s henchmen at Etixx-Quick-Step, and on the other, Tinkoff-Saxo, drilling it for Peter Sagan. The elastic snaps. The peloton crumbles into echelons, and there’s no hope for anyone chasing back to the meaty part of the pack. A scene from the Tour [...]

Versace features in ‘My Incredible Story’ film for Doha 2015

Versace features in ‘My Incredible Story’ film for Doha 2015

Giusy Versace is the latest athlete to star in the Doha 2015 ‘My Incredible Story’ series. Versace will be competing at the IPC Athletics World Championships, which take place at Qatar Sports Club from 21-31 October, and she tells the story of how her life changed following losing both legs in a car crash in 2005. Click here to watch Giusy [...]

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