Hamad Medical Corporation announces working hours during Eid
Hamad Medical Corporation announces working hours during Eid
The Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) announced its working hours during Eid Al Adha and noted that Emergency services in all hospitals will be working around the clock every day of the week.All Outpatient Department (OPD) clinics will be closed from September 11 to 13....
Widam to sell subsidised sheep to Qataris from today
Widam to sell subsidised sheep to Qataris from today
Ahead of the upcoming Eid Al Adha festival, subsidised sheep are being sold to Qataris until September 13.Each Qatari, 18 years and above, is entitled to one subsidised sheep from the Widam Food Company.The Gulf Times reported that the company, in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy and Commerc...
Qatar’s economy expected to show a steady 4% growth until 2019
Qatar’s economy expected to show a steady 4% growth until 2019
Qatar's economy will grow at about 4% during 2016-2019, keeping pace with growth over the last four years, global credit rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P's) has said in its latest report.The GDP growth rate reflects S&P's view that Qatar's economy will remain resilient despite expert forecasts, ...
Travelling out of the country? Arrive at least 3 hours early at HIA!
Travelling out of the country? Arrive at least 3 hours early at HIA!
Due to the Eid Al Adha travel rush, Hamad International Airport (HIA) has advised departing passengers to arrive at the airport three hours before the flight "to enjoy a comfortable and seamless journey".The HIA advisory said the rush is expected to continue until September 14, the Gulf Times report...
Construction underway on expressway projects worth QR39bn
Construction underway on expressway projects worth QR39bn
Projects worth more than QR38.98bn are currently underway across Qatar as part of Ashghal's plan to develop the country's Expressways, Gulf Times reported.A report in Ashghal's annual report (2015) said until December, 2015, construction projects worth QR49.8bn had been awarded by Ashghal as part of...
Travel agents see rise in bookings after start of amnesty period
Travel agents see rise in bookings after start of amnesty period
Many expatriates seeking to benefit from the three-month amnesty for illegal residents have started booking air tickets, according to travel industry sources.They also say they have been receiving telephone calls for the past few days inquiring about one-way air fares, mainly to South Asian and some...
Qatar Tourism Authority plans new initiatives to attract more visitors
Qatar Tourism Authority plans new initiatives to attract more visitors
Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) is pulling out all the stops to improve the tourism industry’s performance amid slowdown by implementing various initiatives, a QTA official told The Peninsula. “We’re doing our best to increase the numbers and recover from the slowdown in the industry which has be...
Alcohol bans in Qatar now in effect, but some hotels offer food deals!
Alcohol bans in Qatar now in effect, but some hotels offer food deals!
Qatar’s hotels and its only off-license shop will not serve alcohol for a 10-day period leading up to and including Eid Al Adha for the second year running, according to reports.There are some loopholes to enjoying your holiday Mariott Marquee and steak house have come to the rescue....
First batch of Qatar’s Hajj pilgrims reach Makkah
First batch of Qatar’s Hajj pilgrims reach Makkah
The first batch of Qatar pilgrims arrived in Makkah on Friday by land route, with the remaining Hajj pilgrims set to arrive on Monday by air.Qatar’s 12,000 pilgrims are divided into ten missions, nine of which travel by air....
In a positive development, Fitch affirms Qatar’s stable AA rating
In a positive development, Fitch affirms Qatar’s stable AA rating
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Qatar's Long-Term Foreign- and Local-Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at AA with a stable outlook.The issue ratings on Qatar's senior unsecured foreign-currency bonds are also affirmed at AA, the country ceiling is affirmed at AA+ and the short-term foreign and local...

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