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: Doha leisure

GUIDE to Doha - Sealine Resort, Qatar

Sometimes the daily grind of life in Doha can get too much. The traffic drives you bonkers, the working hours tire you out and your view, is, well, a bit dusty, to be honest. But if you have not got any annual leave owing, what options do you have? TheEDGE visits Sealine for a breather. [...]

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GUIDE to Doha: Guerlain Spa Doha

Alfardan Properties recently entered into a long term partnership with Guerlain Paris that has resulted in bringing to Doha the first Guerlain Spa in the Middle East – Guerlain Alfardan Spa. Located at the residential building of the Alfardan Towers in the West Bay area, Guerlain Alfardan Spa offers more than 60 health and beauty [...]

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A Guide to: Doha’s…best brunches

What would a Friday be without a brunch? TheEDGE shares its favourite places for a spot of weekend over-indulgence. Marriott With its lovely sea view, relaxed ambience and oodles of choice, the Marriott’s brunch is a perennial favourite. There is a play area for the kids with a face painter on hand, and with food [...]

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Doha: Meals with a View

Inspired by the opening of Qatar’s first revolving restaurant, TheEDGE rounds up the best places to eat while taking in Doha’s ever changing vista. Three sixty, The Torch DOHA Eating dinner on a turntable, what is not to like? The undoubted star of this retro-style eatery 47 floors up in The Torch Doha hotel is [...]

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Doha: Kiteboarding in Qatar

With its long beaches and thanks to consistent, steady winds out of the north in the autumn and winter months, through to spring and even occasionally in summer, Qatar is fast becoming recognised throughout the world as a great destination for the sport of kiteboarding. From humble beginnings when only a handful participated in the [...]

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Doha: The Ultimate…Doha Spas

Doha is full of luxury spas, all promising to take the pressure of the world off your shoulders. But which one to choose? We at TheEDGE share our favourites. Six Senses, Sharq Village With a spa menu that stretches from East to West, customers at Six Senses can’t fail to find a treatment to suit [...]

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