It may not be easier any more for newly-arriving foreign workers to acquire a Qatari driver’s licence as the authorities are mulling imposing restrictions to help ease increasing traffic chaos and snarls on Doha roads.
The Ministry of Interior has been closely monitoring driving schools and asking them to keep under check their appetite to enrol more and more learners.
Already, foreign workers who are here on temporary project visas are not being issued driver’s licences any more.
A high-profile committee with members from the Ministry of Interior, Advisory Council, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Urban Planning and Public Works Authority (Ashghal) was set up to study the problem of traffic jams and come out with permanent solutions.
[N-DSQ to built water taxis locally for Mowasalat] Water taxis could be built locally for Mowasalat. ''We intend to supply water taxis to Qatar. We have the cutting edge technology at our newly built state-of the-art facility to manufacture water taxis and water vessels in a wide range of size and speed
The South African Embassy is hosting a ‘World Cup 2010 Legacy Exhibition’ at the St. Regis Hotel for the next 3 days: 10 am to 6 pm from Sunday 2 June to Tuesday 4 June 2013.
Over 40 South African companies are expected arrive here to take part in the exhibition to share their FIFA World Cup hosting experience and expertise with Qatari companies.
The three-day exhibition is hosted by the Embassy of South Africa in Qatar and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) of South Africa in association with Qatar Chamber (QC).
The South African Ambassador to Qatar Saad Cachalia, and the Director General of Qatar Chamber, Remy Rowhani, and Elizabeth Thabethe, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, South Africa are expected to be in attendance.
Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, and his wife Sheikha Mozah, attended their son Mohammed's graduation ceremony at Harvard University.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad completed his Masters degree at John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in the US.
Laysh: to read or not to read is an initiative that calls upon people across Qatar (and internationally!) to upload a 1-2 minute video about their relationship with reading.
Here are some videos that I watched:
The son of the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, is celebrating his graduation at Harvard University.
After completing his BA degree at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, he went to do his Masters in the US.
Congratulations from all of us on your achievements!
Under the patronage of H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa Bint Hamad Al Thani - Chairperson of Qatar Museums Authority The 1st Red Bull Flugtag Qatar will visit Doha on November 1, taking take place at the Museum of Islamic Art Park.
Flying has always been a dream for everyone. In the 19th century, Arab inventor Abbas Ibn Firnas designed a flying machine consisting of a structure and large wings, and tried to fly.
He succeeded for a short distance. However, today, creative designers in Qatar are working hard on designing flying machines that might make their dream come true at the 1st Red Bull Flugtag Qatar.
Is anyone interested in starting a book club with me in Doha?
we can meet once a month, or once in two weeks, and discuss the book we all decide to read together...
it'll make the pleasure of reading an interesting book even more exciting if u have a bunch of people to share your opinions, perception and experience with....
I used to be part of a book club in Dubai before i moved here... and i can tell u there was nothing like the anticipation of my book club meeting after a hectic few weeks at work!
if anyone is interested (men, women, boys, girls.. anyone!) drop me a line here or on xahiira/-a-t-/gmail.com and we can bring in a few friends we may know of that are interested and expand r group slowly and steadily...
we could plan our first meet at Timmies!! :D
One of the World's most renowned stage shows, STOMP is set to thrill audiences at the QNCC Theatre with three days of powerhouse performances from June 6-8. Ticket sales are running fast, so get yours now!
STOMP rose to fame from humble roots as founders and creative directors, Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas took their band of street performers from the boardwalks of Brighton to the world stage. A mix of story and spectacle, STOMP uses everyday objects to create a rhythm that's unstoppable and a feeling that's indescribable.
The Doha Players are proud to present the Doha premiere of “Hot Mikado”, opening at Awsaj Academy Auditorium 29th May to 1st June 2013.
Featuring well-drawn comic characters, toe tapping music, witty dialogue, and vibrantly coloured sets and costumes this show guarantees a fun night at the theatre.
Originally run in the West End in 1995, east meets west head-on in this hilarious 1940's-style updating of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic.
With the music transformed into jazz, blues, swing and scorching torch songs and 'Three Little Maids' turned into an Andrew Sisters' show-stopper, this zoot-suited, tap-dancing colourful show is certain to provide the ideal evening out for the whole family.
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