All Qatari banks increase interest rates for personal and car loans marginally
All Qatari banks increase interest rates for personal and car loans marginally
All those who are planning to take a personal or car loan from Qatari banks, please note that interest rates have gone up marginally from the beginning of the year.Loans have become a bit more expensive, with most banks hiking interest rates by 0.25%, reported Qatar Tribune.The move comes on the bac...
Almost 120 private schools seek tuition fee hike during 2017-18 academic year
Almost 120 private schools seek tuition fee hike during 2017-18 academic year
In a move that will likely give heartburn to parents who send children to school in Qatar, as many as 120 educational institutions have approached the Ministry of Education and Higher Education to increase fees for the 2017-18 academic year.The Ministry is expected to announce its final decision nex...
GCC's tallest rollercoaster to be set up at indoor theme park in heart of Doha city
GCC's tallest rollercoaster to be set up at indoor theme park in heart of Doha city
The under-construction Doha Oasis project, situated in the heart of Doha city, will soon boast the Gulf region’s tallest rollercoaster ride.It will be set inside an indoor theme park that will come up at the facility. The 60M-tall rollercoaster will be the theme park’s centrepiece....
Qatar Airways to be completely privatised by 2027, says Akbar Al Baker
Qatar Airways to be completely privatised by 2027, says Akbar Al Baker
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker told France’s La Tribune (French language) newspaper that he expected the airlines to be privatized within the next 10 years.However, he said the move will take place only after Qatar Airways is ‘in a position of strength,’ reported ch-a...
The countdown for Qatar’s biggest Color Run ever has begun
The countdown for Qatar’s biggest Color Run ever has begun
The 2017 Color Run, presented by Sahtak Awalan: Your Health First, on January 28 at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC), is expected to be the biggest and most colourful of all times.The Color Run celebrates health, happiness and individuality by encouraging and empowering participants of al...
Man gets seven-year jail term for QR5m jewelry theft
Man gets seven-year jail term for QR5m jewelry theft
The Doha Criminal Court has sentenced a man to seven years in jail for illegally breaking into a house and stealing QR5m worth of jewelry and watches.The defendant broke into the house of the victim at night, cracked open a safe and got away with the stolen property....
Qatar Airways promises to make changes to its female worker policies
Qatar Airways promises to make changes to its female worker policies
Qatar Airways has, at different times, been called out for the many restrictions it places on its cabin crew....
Ministry relaxes two restrictive clauses that hinder expatriate job changes
Ministry relaxes two restrictive clauses that hinder expatriate job changes
Qatar introduced the long-awaited labour reforms last month and there has been intense interest in it ever since....
Have you checked out the vintage computers exhibition in Katara yet?
Have you checked out the vintage computers exhibition in Katara yet?
If you are a history buff, and if you are reading this item on Qatar Living, then one of the exhibitions currently ongoing at the Katara Cultural Village is going to interest you a lot.The exhibition, showcasing the evolution of computers, video games, and other technological devices in Qatar, is be...
Expatriate jailed for 15 years, fined QR400,000 for illicit drug trade
Expatriate jailed for 15 years, fined QR400,000 for illicit drug trade
An expatiate man, who was caught for large-scale peddling of drugs and its consumption, has been sentenced to 15 years in jail and fined QR400,000.The Drug Prevention Department received a tip-off that the defendant was peddling illicit drugs like hashish and opium....

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