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Start-ups & Scale-ups

QBIC entrepreneurs reach new startup milestones

Since its launch in 2014, QBIC has invested QAR 1.9 million in its incubatees’ startup businesses, generating approx. QAR 6 million in revenue

Leading entrepreneurship hub, Qatar Business Incubation Center (QBIC), founded by Qatar Development Bank (QDB) and Social Development Center (SDC),... Jul 18, 2016

Services | Middle East | Qatar

Entrepreneurial Qataris

QBIC marks two years of successful Demo Days at special event

QBIC celebrates its incubatees’ successes and announces its newest LeanStartup winners at special ceremony with key partners

Qatar Business Incubation Center (QBIC) has announced its sixth wave of LeanStartup winners, marking their two-year success in a celebratory, special... Jul 11, 2016

Services | Middle East | Qatar

Digital & Beyond

LeanStartup winners pitch their ideas

The LeanStartup program focuses on providing entrepreneurs with real-world, hands-on experience and knowledge on how to successfully transform their business idea into a thriving start-up

The first round of successful entrepreneurs from the Digital & Beyond specialized incubator, which was launched by Ooredoo and the Qatar Business... Jul 06, 2016

Services | Middle East | Qatar

Qatar Business Incubation Center (QBIC)

New support for tourism start-ups in Qatar

QBIC & QTA launched Qatar’s first specialized incubator for tourism start-ups in January 2016

QBIC Tourism, Qatar’s first specialized incubator for tourism start-ups, launched officially on January 25, 2016, and witnessed an increase in... Jun 29, 2016

Tourism & Culture | Middle East | Qatar

Tourism and Culture in Qatar

Qatar transforms into true international capital of culture

Qatar Islamic Cultural Centre, Doha

While a huge influx of immigration has brought much cultural diversity to the country, Qatar has also made concerted efforts to preserve its own heritage... May 01, 2016

Tourism & Culture | Middle East | Qatar

Qatar: Land of Sport

Land of Sport: Qatar positions itself as world-class sports destination

Rafael Nadal at the Qatar Open, Doha. Photo by Marco Zanferrari (CC BY-SA 2.0)

With a long and proud sporting heritage, Qatar is today further positioning itself as one of the world’s premiere sports destinations. Building... Apr 28, 2016

Others | Middle East | Qatar

The National ICT Plan 2015

Forward-thinking policies catapult country as regional ICT leader

The National ICT Plan 2015 has led to remarkable gains for the country’s ICT sector, highlighted by huge investment from industry giants Vodafone

Apr 25, 2016

Telecoms & ICT | Middle East | Qatar

Right on track

New integrated rail system begins to take shape

Qatar Rail

When fully completed by 2030, the new metro network in Doha will link up with five long-distance lines as well as a light-rail system, facilitating... Apr 21, 2016

Infrastructure | Middle East | Qatar

Road Safety & Data Transfer

Qatar University team pioneers connected vehicles technology

QMIC Connected Vehicles Program Product Manager and R&D expert Dr Hamid Menouar, left, and Research Associate Mohamed Ben Brahim, right

Innovative research projects conducted by a team of researchers at Qatar University Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QU-QMIC) have developed state-of-the-art... Apr 19, 2016

Transport | Middle East | Qatar

The future of ICT

A world of opportunities & risks

While the potential of ICT for transforming the world is virtually as limitless as the Internet itself, the emerging digital economy and the Internet of Everything do not come without their perils.

Over the past three decades, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has changed the way we work, shop, read, travel and how we spend our money.... Apr 18, 2016

Telecoms & ICT | South America | Middle East | Qatar | Colombia

Robotic Endoscopy

Team at QU develops test for early detection of stomach cancer

L–R: Associate Professor at QU-CENG Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Dept Dr John-John Cabibihan, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington Dr W Jong Yoon, and QU Postdoctoral Fellow Dr Xianming Ye. (Photo: QU)

A cutting-edge research project by a team of Qatar University (QU) researchers and external collaborators using robotic endoscopy for early detection... Apr 14, 2016

Health | Middle East | Qatar

Economy & Finance

Qatar’s resilient economy makes it a Gulf standout

Business is booming in downtown Doha: Qatar ranks as the number one country in the MENA region in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2015-2016 Global Competitiveness Report, and as the 14th most competitive economy in the world

The resilience and high regulatory standards of the Qatari economy are seeing it recognized as the best-positioned country in the Gulf to ride out the... Apr 13, 2016

Finance | Middle East | Qatar

CSR underpins a pillar of Qatari development

Dr Raghavan Seetharaman
CEO of Doha Bank

Qatar needs to speak up and share its achievements with the rest of the world, states Dr... Dec 19, 2016

Islamic finance to shape Qatar’s economic future

Adel Mustafawi
Group CEO of Masraf Al Rayan

Involved in all sectors of the economy, leading financial services provider Masraf Al Rayan... Aug 05, 2016

Enterprise in synch with national vision

Adel Ali Bin Ali Al Muslimani
Chairman of the Ali Bin Ali Group

One of the largest retail and distribution companies of quality international products and... Aug 04, 2016

Record results highlight Qatari potential

Tamim Hamad Al-Kawari
CEO of QInvest

Despite having proved its resilience, particularly after the 2008 crisis, and being expected... Jul 16, 2016

CBQ looks to ‘wake up’ private sector with specialist SME services

Abdulla Saleh Al Raisi
CEO of the Commercial Bank of Qatar

The entrepreneurial beginnings of one of the largest banks in the country, as well as its... Jul 15, 2016

Universities critical partners in Qatar’s sustainable progress

Dr Hassan Al-Derham
President of Qatar University

President of Qatar University Dr Hassan Al-Derham shares his evaluation of Qatar’s... Jul 14, 2016

Qatar’s ‘infrastructure rush’ to continue apace in years ahead

Ali Al-Khalifa
CEO of Astad Project Management

Astad Project Management has been involved in the development of the most iconic projects... Jul 13, 2016

Ambitious projects bolster Qatar’s tourism sector

Hamad Abdulla Al-Mulla
CEO of Katara Hospitality

Building up a portfolio of iconic landmark developments has made Qatar-based Katara Hospitality... Jul 12, 2016

QNB targets strategic, opportunistic growth

Ali Ahmed Al-Kuwari
Group CEO of Qatar National Bank (QNB)

Group CEO of Qatar’s largest bank, Qatar National Bank (QNB), Ali Ahmed Al-Kuwari... Jul 04, 2016

Qatar’s ‘Best Bank’ leads Islamic finance sector

Bassel Gamal
Group CEO of Qatar Islamic Bank

The country’s leading Sharia-compliant lender, Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) now controls... Jun 19, 2016

QBIC sparks new energy into startups & SMEs

Aysha Al Mudahka
CEO of Qatar Business Incubator Center

Significant support is on hand from all sides for Qatar’s potential startups and SMEs... Jun 17, 2016

Edutainment at Katara Cultural Village uses the past to unite the future

Dr Khalid Bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti
General Manager of the Cultural Village Foundation-Katara

A long-held vision to position Qatar as a cultural beacon of art, theater, literature, music,... Jun 17, 2016

Education & commerce boost US-Qatar understanding and relations

Robert A. Hager
Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce Qatar

Six major prestigious US universities have full campuses in Qatar and US involvement is... Jun 16, 2016

Bourse bolsters Qatar’s investment appeal

Rashid bin Ali Al-Mansoori
CEO of Qatar Stock Exchange

CEO of one of the world’s most highly respected bourses in the world, Rashid bin Ali... Jun 08, 2016

Unique fuel distributor expands its reach

Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani
Chairman of Woqod (Qatar Fuel)

Despite low oil prices, profits rose 11% at Woqod (Qatar Fuel) and its solid performance... May 15, 2016

QCB assures confidence in Qatar with a solid financial framework

Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani
Governor of Qatar Central Bank

Governor of Qatar Central Bank Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani explains the dynamic changes,... May 11, 2016

“Starting any business in Qatar is a great opportunity”

Ghazi Al Mannai
founder and CEO of Cellini Tailors the flagship brand of Al Shoura Trading and Services Company

Upper Reach talks to Ghazi Al Mannai, founder of Al Shoura Trading and Services Company... Apr 25, 2016

Qatar focuses on quality in horseracing

Nasser Sherida Al Kaabi
General Manager of the Qatar Equestrian and Racing Club (QREC)

Nasser Sherida Al Kaabi, General Manager of the Qatar Equestrian and Racing Club (QREC),... Mar 28, 2016

Nakilat’s strategy supports “strong and solid” marine industry

Abdullah Al Sulaiti
Managing Director, Nakilat

In an exclusive interview with Upper Reach, Abdullah Al Sulaiti, the managing director of ... Mar 17, 2016

Dynamic ICT sector on track to beat 2015 National ICT Plan’s ambitious goals

Dr. Hessa Al Jaber
Minister of ICT

Dr. Hessa Al Jaber is the first-ever Minister of Information and Communications Technology... Jul 01, 2015

Committed to delivering high quality

Ali Al Marri
Chairman of Al Arab Group Enterprises

Al-Arab Group Enterprises (AGE) consists of several companies covering a wide area of businesses.... Jun 20, 2015


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Ultimate Developers Limited

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Qatar Petroleum (QP)

Our mission is to ensure the State gets maximum benefit...

Turkish Airlines

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