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Qatar: 95% of investment for 8,500km of highways

Qatar: 95% of investment for 8,500km of highways

The Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani opened the fourth annual Qatar Transport Conference on 15 September, titled ‘future steps: to provide business opportunities and stimulate transport sector in Qatar’. Addressing the conference, the Minister of Transport H E Jassim bin Seif Ahmed Al [...]

Dubai Has Created A Demand For Second Homes Through Marketing, Says Legal Advisor Naynesh Desai

Desai: The biggest things that Dubai and Qatar have done in construction are to create an expectation. The marketing is incredible. The U.A.E. has created a desire among people all around the world to have a second home in Dubai. Because they have the money, they attract the best architects and the best construction methods. A second home in Dubai [...]

Oil prices lead Qatar to prioritise existing projects

Oil prices lead Qatar to prioritise existing projects

Qatar is set to award contracts worth $220bn over the next ten years, prioritising existing development projects in light of dwindling oil prices. The investment programme will extensively focus on infrastructure, education, and health sectors. A report by Standard and Poor's (S&P) about Qatar, cited by local daily The Peninsula, stated: "We [...]

Companies pitch ways to get passengers to use Qatar’s train stations

Companies pitch ways to get passengers to use Qatar’s train stations

With Qatar Rail saying that roughly 50 percent of the tunneling for the Doha Metro is now complete, contractors have begun focusing on how best to develop the land around the underground stations to encourage as many people as possible to use them. Several competing ideas, including high-tech parking lots and high-density mixed-use [...]

Qatar named MidEast’s most attractive retail market, ahead of UAE

Qatar is emerging as the most attractive market for retailers in the Middle East, according to a new index produced by AT Kearney. The Gulf state was a new entry at fourth in the latest Global Retail Development Index (GRDI), ahead of the region's shopping hub of the UAE which boasts two of the world's largest retail hubs. The GRDI placed [...]

Automotive interior suppliers in total turmoil

Automotive interior suppliers in total turmoil

At a time when car companies are putting more emphasis on the interior craftsmanship of their cars, several of the supplier companies which dominate the interiors business are running for the exits, or are getting ready to. They don't want any part of it anymore. Other unproven suppliers are stepping into the void. It's a fundamental shift in the [...]

Business Class Review: Flying on a Qatar Airways 777-300ER Halfway Around the World

Business Class Review: Flying on a Qatar Airways 777-300ER Halfway Around the World

ATAR AIRWAYS BOEING 777-300ER BUSINESS CLASS REVIEW BASICS: Airline: Qatar Airways Aircraft: Boeing 777-300ER Departed: Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) Arrived: Hamad International Airport (DOH) Stops: Non-stop flight Class: Business Class Seat: 4E, inside middle Length: About 12.5 hours Cheers: Great service and the [...]

Oryx Rotana celebrates 5 years in Doha

Oryx Rotana celebrates 5 years in Doha

Luxury hotel Oryx Rotana celebrated its fifth anniversary Monday at an stylish event attended by the hotel’s general manager, senior executives and staff. This year the hotel has received several prestigious local and international awards such Best Business Hotel in Doha at the Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2015, TripAdvisor [...]

Qatar’s new ultra-luxury shopping mall eyes Q4 launch

Qatar’s new ultra-luxury shopping mall eyes Q4 launch

A new ultra-luxury shopping centre which will target Qatar's wealthiest residents is hoping to launch by the end of this year. According to Doha News, the Italian-inspired QR3 billion AlHazm retail project will include underground access for VVIP shoppers which will give private access to shops and an auction and gallery space. The project, [...]

Size really DOESN’T matter: Tiny Qatar, Luxembourg and Singapore are the three richest countries in the world

Three of the world's smallest states have been named as the richest countries in a new study. Qatar, Luxembourg and Singapore came top in the research which ranked countries by their wealth according to their gross domestic product. Both the U.S. and Australia made the list's top ten but Britain was named the 23rd richest country behind states [...]

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