News: Qatar National Convention Centre set to host one of the largest conferences in the world

Doha, 8 November: With less than three weeks to go, the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) has intensified its preparations to take centre stage and host Qatar’s largest conference to date – the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change 2012 (COP18/CMP8). The event which will take place from 26 November to 7 December is expected [...]

News: Entrepreneurs Organisation Qatar, appoints new president

Doha, 7 November: The Entrepreneurs Organisation (EO) Qatar chapter has announced the appointment of Mohamed Jaidah as President to EO Qatar for the 2012-2013 year, under the international Entrepreneurs Organisation. The organisation brings together some of the most influential and socially aware entrepreneurs in Qatar, in an attempt to help their members learn and grow [...]

Interview: Khalid Al Jaber, A serial entrepreneur

As CEO of Innovation Group, Khalid Al Jaber is a 35-year-old Qatari who is involved in all four of his company’s divisions, in the information technology sector and filmmaking, as well model building for the construction, real estate and oil and gas industries, through the German-based Innovation GmbH. Al Jaber is also executive director of [...]

Virtualising Qatar’s Businesses

The virtualisation of business organisations and the challenges in the networking and data management industry TheEDGE spoke exclusively with Nimer Ghazal, country manager for Brocade Qatar about the virtualisation of business functions, the move to cloud based applications and the challenges for companies in managing their data in a time of information explosion. What is [...]

Qatar’s atomic future

Nuclear energy analyst provides evidence of Qatar’s atomic power ambitions by Jamie Stewart Evidence has emerged that the Qatar Ministry of Energy and Industry is moving forwards with its programme to develop nuclear power in the country. State-owned energy giant Qatar Petroleum is seeking to employ a senior nuclear energy analyst, with responsibilities including playing [...]

Is Management Ideology the last bastion of American hegemony?

Here is a tricky question: How many living management gurus did not learn their trade in North America? The London Business Schoolís Julian Birkinshaw, who has presented this condundrum to many of his esteemed international colleagues, writes that it is not easy to come up with a list of top experts who are not American, [...]

News: New NGO launched to enhance research and sustainability in Qatar

Doha, 25 October: As part of Qatar’s investment and long-term commitment to the environment, the Qatar Sustainability Network (QSN) was officially launched in Doha yesterday. At the launch, Nadia Aboul Hosn interim board member at QSN outlined the mandate as a network to cultivate a culture of research, science, and sustainability through active engagement of civil [...]

Vol 4 Issue 10 Oct 2012

This month’s cover story in about one of Qatar’s more contentious investments, The Shard, a skyscraper that sits on the bank of the river Thames in central London. We take a look at the differing sentiments it has generated from Londoners and Qatar’s role in the project. In this issue we also look at the [...]

RecentArticles: Business travel

Business Travel Insider: Dubai

Big, brash and brilliant, Dubai never disappoints. Despite its own financial worries, it is still a key business destination in the Gulf. Victoria Scott shares her tips for travellers visiting the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) most exciting city. Getting there: Qatar Airways ( flies to Dubai 11 times every day. An economy return fare costs [...]

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Business Travel Insider: Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur means ‘muddy estuary’ in Malay ­– but Malaysia’s capital does not let its title hold it back. Only 150 years in the making, it has grown from a sleepy tin mining village to a bustling metropolis. Victoria Scott shares her tips for travellers visiting one of Asia’s newest cities. Getting there: ( Flies [...]

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Business Travel Insider: Singapore

A small country on a small island, Singapore nevertheless packs a considerable punch. One of the world’s richest cities, it is not all urban jungle – more than 50 percent of the island is given over to green spaces. Victoria Scott shares her tips on Southeast Asiaís garden city. Getting there: Qatar Airways ( flies [...]

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Business Travel Insider: Rabat

Rabat has been Morocco’s capital since its independence in 1956, but it is much less well known than the likes of Marrakesh and Fez. The country’s political centre, it has a great deal to offer business travellers and tourists alike. Victoria Scott gives you the low-down on this easygoing, surprising city. Getting there: There are [...]

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Business Travel Insider: Amman

A city built of white stone spread over seven hills, Amman is a true fusion of ancient and modern. Victoria Scott shares her tips for a successful trip to Jordan’s diverse capital city. Getting there: Qatar Airways ( flies to Amman’s Queen Alia airport daily. Economy fares start at QR2360 in mid March, and Business [...]

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Business Travel Insider: Istanbul

Straddling both sides of the Bosphorus, the Turkish capital is a historic gateway between Europe and Asia. A European Capital of Culture in 2010 and the country’s main financial centre, it is a fantastic destination for both business and pleasure. Victoria Scott shares her tips for making the most of this fascinating city. Getting there: [...]

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Business Travel Insider: Muscat

A gateway between the East and West since the first century, Muscat remains an important crossroads in the Middle East. Since the accession of the Sultan in 1970, Oman has experienced a period of rapid change. Victoria Scott gives her tips for a successful trip to this exciting, cosmopolitan capital city. Getting there: Qatar Airways [...]

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Business Travel Insider: Frankfurt

Frankfurt is Germany’s financial capital, and its influence spreads across Europe. As a home to the country’s biggest – and busiest – airport, it is a key gateway for international travellers. Victoria Scott gives you tips on where to stay, what to do and what to see in this diverse, buzzing city. Getting there: Lufthansa [...]

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Business Travel Insider: Bangkok

Though recently experiencing bad flooding, Bangkok is one of Asia’s biggest business centres. Victoria Scott gives you the low-down on this friendly, chaotic, thriving city. Getting there: Qatar Airways flies direct to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport three times daily. Return economy fares start at QR2980 in mid-November. Modern and spacious Suvarnabhumi is the busiest airport in [...]

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Business Travel Insider: London

London means business. The largest urban zone in the whole of the European Union, it has the most international visitors of any city in the world and ‘The City’ the United Kingdom capital’s financial district is one of the world’s economic powerhouses. As London prepares to hold the Olympic Games for a record third time, [...]

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