Karwa installs first smartcard vending machine at Al Ghanim station
Karwa installs first smartcard vending machine at Al Ghanim station
Mowasalat, in a first step towards selling public transport smartcards electronically, has installed a first-of-its-kind self-service machine at the Al Ghanim Central Bus Station.The self-service machines, which are quite easy to operate, can dispense cards for values of QR5, QR10 and QR100, reporte...
Souq Waqif Spring Festival gets off to a rousing start
Souq Waqif Spring Festival gets off to a rousing start
The Souq Waqif Spring Festival kicked off yesterday and it is even more colourful than before.Events of the Souq Waqif Spring Festival will be held between 3.30 and 10.30pm every day, until February 2, reported Gulf Times.On the opening day, a group of performers from Qatar, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and...
British citizens to no longer enjoy automatic driving license transfer in Qatar
British citizens to no longer enjoy automatic driving license transfer in Qatar
In a major rule change, the Qatari government has made it mandatory for British citizens in Qatar to pass a theoretical exam, driving tests and eye examination in order to obtain a new driving license.Earlier, holders of a valid full UK driving licence could convert it to a valid Qatari driving lice...
British man killed in Khalifa Stadium construction accident
British man killed in Khalifa Stadium construction accident
A 40-year-old British national was killed yesterday, while working on the construction site for the Khalifa International Stadium, which is currently being refurbished.The man, who was working on the arches of the stadium, reportedly fell over 60M to his death....
Post-Brexit, British city of Birmingham comes calling to Qatar for help
Post-Brexit, British city of Birmingham comes calling to Qatar for help
For many years, Qatar has had an active interest in concluding real estate deals and buying businesses in Great Britain.Now, in a sign of changing times and post-Brexit, Birmingham officials visited Qatar in an attempt to attract up to $6.5bn worth of investments in the city, reported The National.B...
HMC completes Qatar’s first-ever liver transplant from a living donor
HMC completes Qatar’s first-ever liver transplant from a living donor
The Hamad General Hospital, operated and managed by the Hamad Medical Corporation's (HMC), has added another feather to its cap by successfully completing Qatar’s first-ever liver transplant from a living donor.“The transplant was planned and performed by HMC’s experienced team of liver transplant s...
Q-Post offers free money transfers until end of February
Q-Post offers free money transfers until end of February
Qatar Postal Services Company (Q-Post), in an effort to diversify its services, has started to offer free money transfers to expatriates from certain countries until the end of February.Expatriates hailing from the Philippines, Morocco, Tunisia, Djibouti, and Bangladesh can make use of the services ...
Sharaf DG branch at Mall of Qatar humbled by massive crowd
Sharaf DG branch at Mall of Qatar humbled by massive crowd
Social media in Qatar has been abuzz today with reports of massive crowds gathering in Mall of Qatar for the launch of the newest Sharad DG branch. Video of the crowds at an electronics store in Doha....
Losail Circuit opens doors to cyclists, runners and walkers
Losail Circuit opens doors to cyclists, runners and walkers
Cyclists, joggers and any others who like to lead an active lifestyle should feel happy as the Losail International Circuit has opened its doors to encourage such people.Under the new initiative, cyclists, runners and walkers, who want to practice or train inside the circuit, can do so until June to...
Central Municipal Council wants to speed-track reopening of private fuel stations
Central Municipal Council wants to speed-track reopening of private fuel stations
A number of private petrol stations that shut down in the last few years for repairs and improvements should complete work and reopen fast, members of the Central Municipal Council (CMC) have demanded.Authorities had shut down several private petrol pumps in and around Doha for flouting safety rules...

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