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Boss, I need a raise

Boss, I need a raise

Automakers are thrilled that new car sales will top 17 million vehicles this year. They haven't seen sales like this since 2001. But little do they know that their sales should be much, much higher. And they would be, if we all got a raise.No doubt you're aware that the average household income in the United States has flat lined for two decades. [...]

Tourism boom as three million set to visit Qatar this year

Tourism boom as three million set to visit Qatar this year

Qatar Tourism Authority’s (QTA) Mid-Year Tourism Performance Report for 2015 shows a seven percent increase in the number of foreign visitors in the first half of 2015 compared to the same period of 2014. QTA data confirms that Qatar is on the path to meeting a milestone of three million visitors by 2015-end and to reaching a targeted seven [...]

Qatar’s Souq Haraj to open on new site near Hamad airport by mid-2017

Qatar’s Souq Haraj to open on new site near Hamad airport by mid-2017

Qatar’s popular second-hand market Souq Haraj will open in a new location near Hamad International Airport by summer 2017, government officials have announced. The Qatar firm Triple A Trading and Contracting has been awarded a QR206 million contract to develop and manage the market, which will lease out space to small and medium-sized [...]

Inside the five-star hotel in the sky: Why flying business class from Heathrow to Singapore on Qatar Airways is a holiday in itself

Inside the five-star hotel in the sky: Why flying business class from Heathrow to Singapore on Qatar Airways is a holiday in itself

Business class travel is a luxury that many of us will never experience – but if you do get the chance then it’s fair to say that Qatar Airways might just be the best airline to do it on. The carrier has won World’s Best Business Class two years in a row, and I can see why. From mouth-watering food to the ultimate in comfort, Qatar [...]

Qatar has most efficient government in world, says WEF

Qatar has most efficient government in world, says WEF

Qatar has come out top of a list of the most efficient governments in the world, researchers announced this week. The World Economic Forum (WEF) this week released newly analysed data from its latest annual Global Competitiveness Report. The report evaluates the efficiency of 144 of the world’s governments on measures, such as the wastefulness [...]

Over one million visit Qatar Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015

Over one million visit Qatar Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015

Doha: Over one million people have visited Qatar Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015. More than six million have registered for the event so far. The achievement was celebrated with the one millionth visitor receiving a medal representing the pavilion, the Ministry of Economy and Commerce said in a statement. The pavilion’s theme is ‘Seeding [...]

Building boom behind growth in Qatar economy

Qatar’s economy continued to show year-on-year growth in the first quarter of 2015 despite a slowdown in the hydrocarbon sector. A report by Qatar National Bank stated that the economy expanded 4.1 per cent to the end of March, spurred on by a building boom as the country continues to launch new projects. “The non-hydrocarbon sector [...]

Doha Bank lures SMEs to Gulf with cheap credit

Doha Bank lures SMEs to Gulf with cheap credit

Qatar-based Doha Bank plans to take Indian small and medium scale businesses to West Asia, where such Indian companies are not well represented. A beginning has already been made with a pact signed with the SME sector of Maharashtra last year, which is helping small businesses of the state to reach out to the booming Gulf economies. "SMEs [...]

Doha’s high rents push it to 10th most expensive city in global index

Doha is the world’s 10th most expensive city in which to rent a home, putting it ahead of cities such as Singapore, Zurich and Washington DC, according to figures in a new global cost of living index. The mid-year cost of living index by Numbeo, which runs an international database based on user-contributed information, ranked Doha in 205th [...]

Qatar Airways And Nobu Roll Out A Fresh Business Class Menu

Qatar Airways And Nobu Roll Out A Fresh Business Class Menu

Surely one of the most unusual press events I’ve ever attended was to go through security at JFK’s Terminal 8 and get driven across the tarmac to recline in a Boeing 777. I was there recently to sample Qatar Airways new Business Class cuisine. After a few hours of being pampered by a crew of international flight attendants, I went home [...]

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