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Ramadan Kareem from the Qatar Living Team. Visit our Ramadan page to stay up to date.

MEC orders shops to remove all goods from blockading countries from its shelves

Qatar’s Ministry of Economy and Commerce has given strict orders to shops in Qatar to remove imported goods from blockading nations from its shelves with immediate effect.

Cyclone Mekunu is no immediate threat to Qatar, says Met Department

There are no immediate impacts of Cyclone Mekunu expected for the country, according to the Qatar Meteorology Department.

Some flights to and from Qatar may be affected due to cyclone on Omani coast

If you are planning to fly out of the country today, be aware that there may be some issues due to delay and cancellation of flights following strengthening of Tropical Cyclone Mekunu in Oman.

Rise of dollar’s rate gives Asian expatriates, who send money home, reasons to cheer

Strengthening US Dollar rates have proven to be a huge boon for expatriates, especially for those from Asia, as they now get more money from every Qatari Riyal they send home.

Qatar ranked fifth best in the world in global economic performance

Qatar shows it is on the right path to growth by finishing as the fifth best ion the world in terms of economic performance.

MME quashes rumours, certifies Jordanian watermelons as safe for consumption

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment rubbishes rumours about the sale of contaminated Jordanian watermelons in the country after tests return negative.

Qatari Cabinet gives nod to draft law allowing 100% foreign investment in all sectors

In a major move, the Qatari cabinet has approved a draft law allowing direct foreign investment of up to 100% in all sectors in the country.

This Ramadan, Ezdan is offering special packages for those looking to rent an apartment

This Ramadan, Ezdan Real Estate Company is offering special deals for those looking to rent an apartment in Doha.

CRA issues violation notices to 35 shops caught illegally selling telecom devices

The Communications Regulatory Authority conducted surprise inspections and fined shops that were illegally selling telecom and communications equipment.

Qatar Airways launches brand new double daily services to London’s Gatwick

Qatar Airways, in a bid to keep up its blistering pace of growth, has started flying to yet another new destination.

The famous ‘Orry’ statue, standing on the Doha Corniche, set to get a major facelift

The iconic Orry statue at the Doha Corncihe, which had recently fallen into a state of disrepair, is being readied for a facelift as part of the Doha Corniche Development works.

Qatar overcome ‘blockade challenges’ in medical field, continue to treat GCC patients

Despite the tremendous odds against it due to the illegal siege, Qatar’s medical field has continued to grow, providing treatment to patients even from the blockading countries.

Roof installation of Al Wakrah Stadium completed successfully

Qatar’s preparations for hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup got one step closer to completion with the installation of the final piece of roof over the under-construction Al Wakrah Stadium.

Qatari firm Al Faisal Holding plans to build 16 new factories to meet local food needs

The private sector has played a huge role in minimising the effect of the illegal siege of Qatar. They are gearing up to make even more investments to get things moving forward.

Public parks in Qatar to remain open well past midnight during month of Ramadan

Public parks in the country will function until 3am each day throughout the duration of the holy month of Ramadan.

Malls, outlets ‘can remain open for 24 hours a day during Ramadan,’ says the MEC

In a new initiative, the Ministry of Economy and Commerce has allowed shopping malls and retail outlets to remain open 24 hours a day, without prior approval, during the holy month of Ramadan.

Qatar’s reserves ‘sufficient to maintain currency peg to Dollar for several years’ says report

A new report by the Economist Intelligence Unit has found that Qatar’s reserves are sufficient to maintain the currency peg to the US dollar for several years.

HIA goes the extra mile this Ramadan to provide peace of mind to Muslims

HIA provides special services for fasting travelers to help give peace of mind and a hassle-free journey at the airport during Ramadan.

Careem introduces new, lower prices for customers in Qatar

Careem today announced the introduction of lower pricing for their customers in Doha and Al Wakrah.

New top-of-the-line Gold Souq to open in the heart of Doha City soon

A brand new Gold Souq, which will consist of a cluster of more than 50 shops, is set to open in the heart of Doha City soon. Are you excited?

MoPH set to levy heavy fines from people who smoke in cars sitting next to minors

The Ministry of Public Health will slap a hefty QR3,000 fine on drivers who are caught smoking inside cars with minors sitting next to them.

Blocking Qatari faithfuls from Umrah during Ramadan causes disappointment

Qatari nationals and expatriates, who are unable to travel to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah during the holy month of Ramadan due to the illegal blockade, say they are immensely sad and disappointed.

Qatar Charity’s Ramadan projects to benefit more than 630,000 people in the country

This Ramadan, Qatar Charity is set to organise a host of activities that will touch the lives of more than 600,000 people in the country in different ways.

If you are procrastinating about quitting smoking, Ramadan is a good time to take action

If you are a smoker and is thinking about quitting the habit for good, then the Holy month of Ramadan is the best time to change your plans into actions.

Saudi Arabia to illegally beam World Cup matches from stolen beIN Sports signal

Saudi Arabia is set to show all 64 matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup by illegally stealing signals from Qatari channel beIN Sports, which holds the beaming rights for the entire Middle East.


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