Envoy rejects rumours over closure of Sri Lankan school in Doha
Envoy rejects rumours over closure of Sri Lankan school in Doha
Sri Lankan Ambassador to Qatar, Prof (Dr) WM Karunadasa clarified that the Stafford Sri Lankan School Doha will not be closed, as suspicion has been created in the community following a letter issued by the embassy on conducting board meetings of the school.He also expressed desire for expansion of ...
Supermarket pulled up for storing food items in workers’ housing
Supermarket pulled up for storing food items in workers’ housing
Legal action has been taken against a supermarket in Al Sadd for violating regulations by storing food items in a workers' housing unit, the Ministry of Municipality and Environment said.The violation was detected by inspectors from the health inspection section in the Municipal Control Department a...
Three embassies in Qatar vow to help illegal residents leave the country
Three embassies in Qatar vow to help illegal residents leave the country
At least three South Asian embassies are hoping that their expatriates overstaying in Qatar without valid residence permit would avail of the Ministry of Interior's (MoI) three-month amnesty offer once it starts on September 1.The MoI had announced through a Facebook post on Wednesday that foreigner...
Qatar Investment Authority buys a piece of Empire State Building
Qatar Investment Authority buys a piece of Empire State Building
Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund has made an iconic purchase in America — a stake in the company that owns New York’s Empire State Building.The $622m purchase by the Qatar Investment Authority comes as the Doha fund increases its investments in the US.The Empire State Realty Trust Inc., which manages t...
Despite economic slowdown, Qatar’s retail market remains stable
Despite economic slowdown, Qatar’s retail market remains stable
Qatar’s prime retail malls continue to enjoy relatively stable rentals and high occupancy rates, despite the ever-increasing supply and the emergence of weaker consumer confidence, according to the H1 2016 Qatar MarketView by global real estate consultancy firm CBRE.Villaggio and City Center Doha ar...
Ashghal spends QR13.7bn on infrastructure development in 2015
Ashghal spends QR13.7bn on infrastructure development in 2015
The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) spent QR13.727bn for infrastructure development in the period between April to December 2015....
A massive dust storm lashed Doha yesterday. And I’m sad I missed it!
A massive dust storm lashed Doha yesterday. And I’m sad I missed it!
For Doha residents, yesterday began like any other day. The temperature was high and the humidity, stifling. But around noon, a dust storm — the likes of which we haven’t seen in some time — descended on Doha.It was highly unexpected and took everyone by surprise....
Ministry cracks the whip on hiring agencies, cancels 15 licenses
Ministry cracks the whip on hiring agencies, cancels 15 licenses
Qatar, readying itself for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, is presently undergoing a construction boom....
MoI announces three-month amnesty for illegal residents
MoI announces three-month amnesty for illegal residents
People who lack valid credentials and live in Qatar as illegal residents will be given a three-month amnesty period to leave without any legal consequences, the Ministry of Interior has announced.The amnesty, which will be in force from September 1 to December 1, is only the third such instance in Q...
All you need to know about Eid Al Adha celebrations in Qatar!
All you need to know about Eid Al Adha celebrations in Qatar!
Qatar Tourism offers an amazing line-up of entertainment and fun this Eid, with proud support from Qatar Living!

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