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QATAR AIRWAYS MAKES HISTORIC JOURNEY FROM LONDON GATWICK TO DOHA

WORLD’S FIRST COMMERCIAL PASSENGER FLIGHT POWERED BY FUEL MADE FROM NATURAL GAS A Qatar Airways aircraft this evening completed the world’s first commercial passenger flight powered by a fuel made from natural gas. The historic journey from London Gatwick to Doha took over six hours and was operated with an Airbus A340-600 aircraft using [...]

QATAR ABLE TO COMPLETE FIRST FLIGHT ON NATURAL GAS

It seems that the airline industry has just had a major breakthrough in terms of fuel technology. This news comes as Qatar Airways has made its first paying passenger flight that was powered by nothing but natural gas. This was a flight that left Gatwick and flew to Doha earlier this week. This move has been regarded as a very important step in [...]

UAE, QATAR AND SAUDI HOLD GROWTH POTENTIAL

The construction market in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE is expected to exhibit the most favourable growth prospects in the near term, according to a Deloitte Middle East report. A key driver of growth will be the considerable funding allocated to infrastructure projects. Saudi Arabia plans to spend $400 billion (Dh1.46 trillion) over the next [...]

ITALY’S SAIPEM, KOREA’S HYUNDAI WIN QATAR DEAL

DUBAI (Reuters) - A consortium of Italy's Saipem and South Korea's Hyundai Engineering and Construction have won a contract to build a new fertiliser plant in Qatar, an Industries Qatar unit said on Sunday. The QAFCO-6 project costs are estimated at $610 million, Qatar Fertiliser Co. said in a statement on the bourse website. "The contract covers [...]

QATAR’S 8KM LONG SHOPPING MALL COMING TO DOHASHOPAHOLICS GET READY!

Qatar is going to get a new shopping mall that's a whopping 8km's long! That's right, 900,000 m2 of glorious floor space. Thats the equivalent of 110 football fields. The Barwa Commercial Avenue is going to cost US $1.7bn (over QR6bn) and is expected to finish mid 2012. The project will be built by German firm Hochtief Construction and will also [...]

Etihad’s American dream continues

Etihad Airways is planning to expand further into the Americas following its launch of services to Chicago earlier this month, its chief executive said. The airline expects to fly to at least three more cities in the US and one destination in South America under its 10-year business plan, said James Hogan, the chief executive of Etihad. “The [...]

Qatar’s Sustained Economy Helps QFC Edge Over Rivals

By Siti Hawa Othman Doha (Qatar), Oct 6 (Bernama) -- Despite being a latecomer to the scene, the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), has an edge over other established regional financial centres such as Dubai and Bahrain because of Qatar's economic sustainability.The Chief Executive Officer and Director-General of QFC Authority Stuart Pearce said the [...]

MALAYSIA, QATAR LAUNCH NEW EFFORTS TOWARDS ENHANCING TRADE, ECONOMIC TIES

DOHA, Oct 6 (Bernama) - The Malaysia-Qatar Joint Trade Committee (JTC) held its inaugural meeting on Monday, focusing on efforts towards enhancing trade and economic ties. The meeting was co-chaired by International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Mustapa Mohamed and Dr Khalid Bin Muhammad Al-Attiyah, Acting Minister of Business and Trade and [...]

QATAR RANK UP ON HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX

Qatar has climbed two places up on the annual Human Development Index, ranking 33 and figuring among the group of nations that have registered “very high human development” in the United Nations Human Development Report 2009 released yesterday. In the GCC, only Kuwait, ranking 31, is ahead of Qatar in the index, which is topped by Norway. [...]

Vodafone doubles international calling capacity

Doha: Vodafone Qatar Vodafone Qatar Loading... has doubled their international calling capacity to improve the experience for customers calling internationally. Most customers will have noticed a significant improvement. Demand for calling Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal remains very high. Vodafone Qatar Vodafone QatarLoading... is continuing to [...]

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