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A Maldivian-style resort in Qatar is set to open in July

by  — 1 April 2013

Banana Island Village Resort & Spa, a Maldivian-style resort located in the Arabian Gulf is near completion for its soft launch. read more ›


Qatar Airways grounds Dreamliners

by  — 1 February 2013

The worldwide grounding of Boeing 787 Dreamliners in January – triggered by a spate of security scares centering on lithium-ion battery fires – has created uncertainty about an outstanding order by Qatar Airways (QA) for 55 more of the aircraft, including 25 firm purchases. read more ›


More opportunities than challenges in Qatar’s hotel industry

by  — 29 January 2013

Hilton Doha is the first Hilton Worldwide property in Qatar, home to the famous Trader Vic’s restaurant and bar, and the first eforea spa in the Middle East. Erika Widén spoke with Andreas Searty, general manager of Hilton Doha, about how he believes the forecast looks promising for Hilton’s future expansion in Doha and the region.  read more ›

Al Baker speaks with The Edge about Qatar Airways plans to join the oneworld alliance, and the recent decision to commence legal action against a construction company for their alleged failure to complete airport lounges at the New Doha International Airport on time. (image courtesy Qatar Airways)

Qatar Airways: Managing ambitious expansion

by  — 20 January 2013

In 1997, the small regional carrier was relaunched under the mandate of His Highness the Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, who outlined a vision to turn QA into a leading international airline with the highest standard of service. In the same year, Akbar Al Baker was appointed chief executive officer (CEO) of QA. read more ›

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COP18: Politics and Protocols

by  — 22 November 2012

As Qatar hosts the world's largest environmental summit later this month, Mark van Dijk goes back to trace the history of climate change negotiations around the world and speculates on what this gathering of world powers means both for the State of Qatar and the health of the planet itself. read more ›


Qatar and Brazil: Three decades of bilateral ties

by  — 20 November 2012

For more than thirty years Qatar and Brazil have strengthened formal diplomatic and economic relations. read more ›


What can Doha take from the London 2012 experience?

by  — 2 October 2012

The bid – Never give up: throughout the bidding process, the French capital Paris was considered the favourite to land the 2012 Games, with London an outsider. Qatar will find itself in a similar position, with such areas as climate working against it. The message for Doha is simple – keep going. The International Olympic [...] read more ›


Arabian Theme Tents

by  — 9 July 2012

Ramadan is a sacred month for all Muslims around the world. However, in Qatar and the Gulf Region lavish evening tents are popular for corporate Iftars and Suhoors. Erika Widén writes about the concept behind these tents and why millions of Qatari Riyals are invested in them. read more ›

Qatar’’s House of Sport at the London Olympics

by  — 25 June 2012

Bringing the Spirit of Qatar to London during this summer’s Olympic Games, Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) will be participating in Bayt Qatar, the official Olympic home for the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) in London during the summer Olympic Games. read more ›


8-9 Sep Future Interiors Qatar

Sharq Village and Spa

15-17 Sep Global Refining Technology Forum

Grand Hyatt Doha

14-17 Sep Marine Coastal Engineering Summit

Intercontinental Doha

17-18 Sep Waste Management and Recycling Summit

Intercontinental Doha

21-23 Sep ITS & Road Safety Qatar Forum

The Ritz Carlton Doha

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