Dust storm in early April

MOI warns Qatar residents off roads, sea ahead of impending sandstorm

In a statement, the Qatar Meteorology Department said that visibility may drop below 2km in some places, with dusty conditions persisting until Monday. Continue Reading →

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New Al Rayyan Road diversions likely to cause delays for Doha motorists

Starting today, diversions are in place at Bani Hajer roundabout near Education City, and on Al Rayyan Road near Sports Roundabout. Continue Reading →

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Oil and gas firms pull back spending, but rent in Qatar keeps climbing

High demand from other industries, including the growing hospitality, healthcare and construction sectors, will keep rental prices up through the rest of the year, DTZ officials told reporters yesterday. Continue Reading →

Kareena Kapoor

Qatar residents gather in droves to see Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor

“Thank you for all the love that you’ve shown me. It means a lot. I didn’t expect such a huge turnout…I won’t forget this,” Kapoor told fans last night. Continue Reading →

Rendering of Doha Festival City

Angry Birds theme park flies to Doha Festival City from rival mall

When it opens next fall, DFC is also expected to be home to a space-themed role play zone, an e-sports gaming arena, F1 and flight simulators and a snow park. Many of those options were originally supposed to be at the Mall of Qatar. Continue Reading →

City Center mall

As temperatures soar in Qatar, malls launch walking for fitness campaign

As the warmer weather makes outdoor exercise more challenging, local health officials are encouraging residents to walk in shopping centers to stay active. Continue Reading →

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Ashghal to boost Qatar school safety with new speed limits, crosswalks

Following a number of accidents outside Doha schools, the Public Works Authority is working to identify and improve road safety by taking several measures, including adding speed bumps, designating parking pickup spots and other steps. Continue Reading →