2010 Tour of Qatar

Stage 1 Team Sky blitz the team time trial and Edvald Boasson-Hagen pulls on the leaders yellow jersey after an 8.2km circuit around West Bay Lagoon.

Qatar is on track to open its new $14 billion international airport in 2011 as the world’s largest gas exporter looks to diversify government revenues and stimulate employment, an official said on Sunday. Speaking at an aviation conference in Doha, Qatar, the chairman of the country’s civil aviation authority said the new airport would have […]

Doha has become a major destination for the cruise ships in the Gulf. The cruise agencies now regard Qatar as a regular port of call on the Middle East maritime routes because of new visa rules. The new visa procedure allows Qatari authorities to process all visas in four to seven working days in advance […]

Qatar Airways has expanded its operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by increasing frequency between Doha and Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam. On the Dammam route, five flights per week have been added to the schedule, bringing the total frequency on the route to 12 services each week. The new early morning departures from Dammam […]

Darfur peace talks begin in Qatar

The Sudanese government and a key rebel faction Tuesday began their peace talks in Doha, capital of Qatar, in a bid to end a five-year civil war. In his speech to open the talks, Qatari Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Hamadbin Jasim bin Jabir al-Thani said the Qatari-brokered talks on peace in […]

The Humanitarian Forum – a network of key humanitarian and charitable organisations from Muslim donor and recipient countries; the West; and the multilateral system – is organising a meeting on 1 February in Doha, Qatar, to ensure that aid earmarked for Gaza is effective and reaches the most vulnerable population. Participants will include Qatar Charity, […]

United Fashion Company (UFC), a United Development Company subsidiary, today (Sunday, January 25) opens Gianfranco Ferré, the first in a series of luxury brands to be launched on The Pearl-Qatar in the coming weeks. “This is a very exciting venture for us,” said Michela Piva, CEO of Gianfranco Ferré Spa: “The opening of this Gianfranco […]