The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Governments are to face unprecedented demands in healthcare in the coming decades, partly owing to the high prevalence of chronic diseases like diabetes.The current model where most of the direct healthcare costs are taken...
A new global survey has ranked Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE as top investment destinations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. These countries have been favored due to a stable business and political climate. Conducted in...
The Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has entered into a strategic commercial partnership with Kenya Airways to expand rapidly across Africa. The code-sharing agreement will allow Etihad to place its EY code on Kenya Airways flights from Nairobi to 27 destinations...
The Qatar Foundation has revealed that Qatar will soon open an astronomy and space centre to boost local interest in celestial bodies and promote research activities in the field. Speaking to the Gulf Times, Dr Khalid al-Subai, the director of...
As Qatar prepares itself to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup mega event, newly published figures highlight that construction costs in the country will surge by up to 18 percent in 2017 from current levels. Prepared by MEED Cost Indices,...
Siemens, the global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering operating in the energy, infrastructure and cities, industry and healthcare sectors, has signed a complete turnkey solution contract with Qatar Steel Company to build a high-voltage substation. The 220/66/33-kilovolt (kV) substation...
British commodity trading and finance investment firm DVK Group and a Qatari royal are currently in negotiations to launch a Shariah-compliant investment fund targeted solely at Arab women. With a capital target of up to USD 500 million, the fund...
The Doha-based Sidra Medical and Research Center, slated to open next year, plans to hire over 4,500 medical staff over the next two years. The state-of-the-art medical facility will provide healthcare services focused on obstetrics, gynecology and pediatrics. The hiring...
Qatar Airways has announced an international online competition 'To Maldives, With Love. Qatar Airways', giving visitors to its social media channels an opportunity to win some exciting prizes. Visitors simply register online, earning a chance to win the main...
ictQATAR, Qatar's government entity under the Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology in its latest report titled 'Qatar’s ICT Landscape 2013: Households and Individuals' has revealed that Qatar's Internet penetration is among the best in the Arab region...
The global payments and technology company MasterCard has announced the official opening of its dedicated office in Qatar's capital, Doha. The announcement was made at a launch event that was held in Doha on 23 January and was hosted by...
It would be prudent to say that  there has been a resurgence in interest and the promotion of Art  in the Middle East in the past decade. Multitude of Art Museums and Galleries have come up in countries like...
The Arab world's first high performance luxury sports car, the LykanHypersport 2013 will be showcased at the Qatar Motor Show on the 29th of January. Only seven units will be produced of the ultra-luxury hypercar with the price set at...
 "A multinational firm from UK has plans of  expanding its operations in the Middle East. Because of the cultural differences and marked business practices in the Middle East and GCC countries, they need guidance and legal representation in setting...
Qatar Airways, one of the leading airlines in the Middle East region, has decided to temporarily ground its fleet of 787 Dreamliners amid safety concerns. The move comes after similar steps were taken by regulators in India, Japan, Europe and...
We live in a corporate age which is in constant dynamics,always paving way to innovation and excellence. The old ways give rise to the new, belief systems change and opportunities are constantly throwing up greater challenges and growth prospects...
Qatar National Bank (QNB) Group, the leading financial institution in the Middle East and North Africa continued to record robust growth in profitability, with Net Profit for 2012 exceeding QR8.3 billion, up by 11.1% compared to 2011. QNB Group's Key Financial...
As Qatar steps up its preparation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, small firms are likely to miss out on their share of the pie and not benefit from the billions of dollars dedicated for new infrastructure projects. Qatar plans...
The UK retail giant WHSmith has announced its plans to open eight shops at the delayed New Doha International Airport (NDIA). It is expected that the retailer will occupy around 8,000 square feet of space at the new airport,...
After announcing its intention to acquire Current TV, Al Jazeera is struggling to retain distribution rights in the US. The deal is worth USD 500 million and key to Al Jazeera’s growth in the US cable market. The Qatar-sponsored network...
Lindner Depa Interiors (LDI) has expressed its disappointment at media reports that Qatar Airways will be filing a USD 600 million legal claim against it for causing a delay in the opening of the New Doha International Airport (NDIA)...
Qatar Airways has decided to file a USD 600 million legal claim against German Emirati joint venture construction company Lindner Depa Interiors (LDI) for causing a delay to the opening of New Doha International Airport. Qatar Airways is the...
  Qatar’s first lifestyle hotel honoured as the ‘World's Leading Hotel & Residences’ at the World Travel Awards 2012 Doha, Qatar (13 December 2012) – W Doha Hotel & Residences underlined its dominance within the hospitality market at the World Travel...
The world’s best airline, Qatar Airways will be launching  its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Australia. It announced on Friday that it would begin   the Dreamliner's maiden flights from Doha to Perth  on February 1 ,2013 . Qatar Airways...
Qatar Airways announced on Tuesday it is joining an alliance of airlines including American Airlines, British Airways and nine other carriers that coordinate routes and allow passengers to earn frequent flier miles on each other's flights. The agreement will help...
Analysts and British energy companies said on Monday that Britain is in danger of suffering a long-term loss of liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply as top exporter Qatar sends only left-over short-term deliveries to the country while sending most of...
Despite a fall in construction costs over the past year, Qatar is still an expensive place to build compared to the UK, new research said on Monday. According to the annual EC Harris International Construction Costs Report, the UK is...
Harrods, the world-famous London department store, recorded an 11% sales increase to £651.7m ($1bn) in the year to 28 January, with pre-tax profit rising 15% to £125.3m ($196.6m). Qatar Holding, owners of Harrods, bought the retailer from Mohamed Al Fayed for...
A German media report said on Sunday Qatar is considering buying up to 200 tanks at a cost of around two billion euros ($2.46 billion). According to a report due to be published in Monday's Der Spiegel magazine, Chancellor Angela Merkel...
Australia is expected to pip Qatar and become the world's biggest liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer by 2020 as it unlocks gas reserves that could last more than a century, a report said on Sunday. The country is already the fourth biggest...