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TAG: MIDDLE EAST

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Tourism & Culture May 01, 2016

Qatar transforms into true international capital of culture

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 through cultural projects and the all encompassing...
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Others April 28, 2016

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

With a long and proud sporting heritage, Qatar is today further positioning itself as one of the world’s premiere sports destinations. Building on the interest generated when it hosted the Asian...
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Medical April 26, 2016

International acclaim for advanced R&D

Recognized as a Center of Excellence and Reference for diabetes mellitus in the GCC region, the Dasman Diabetes Institute (DDI) has received numerous international accolades lauding its efforts to tackle...
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Manufacturing April 25, 2016

“Starting any business in Qatar is a great opportunity”

Upper Reach talks to Ghazi Al Mannai, founder of Al Shoura Trading and Services Company and its flagship brand Cellini, about the opportunities for Qatar’s flourishing luxury sector
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Digital Transformation April 25, 2016

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
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Construction April 21, 2016

New integrated rail system begins to take shape

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 not only better transport, but also increasing trade...
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Tourism & Culture April 20, 2016

Spiritual hospitality enhanced by a uniquely Saudi touch

Dur Hospitality is ahead of its schedule to invest $400 million in 20 new hotels in Saudi Arabia. Formerly Saudi Hotels & Resorts Co (Sharaco), the company rebranded in 2014 and refocused its efforts...
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Logistics April 19, 2016

Qatar University team pioneers connected vehicles technology

Innovative research projects conducted by a team of researchers at Qatar University Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QU-QMIC) have developed state-of-the-art connected vehicles technology to contribute...
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Digital Transformation April 18, 2016

A world of opportunities & risks

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. Forecasts of the future of the Internet point...
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Medical April 14, 2016

Team at QU develops test for early detection of stomach cancer

A cutting-edge research project by a team of Qatar University (QU) researchers and external collaborators using robotic endoscopy for early detection of stomach cancer will contribute to advancing healthcare...
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Finance April 13, 2016

Qatar’s resilient economy makes it a Gulf standout

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 current wave of global economic challenges.
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Energy April 12, 2016

LNG leads the way as oil prices slump

While the fall in oil prices have hit oil dependent countries hard, Qatar’s economy has come out relatively unscathed thanks to its (not so secret) weapon – liquefied natural gas (LNG)
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Digital Transformation April 12, 2016

Mobily intensifies commitment to kingdom

High spending, tech savvy Saudis have a voracious appetite for mobile data and are currently the highest data consumers in the world. CEO of mobile operator Mobily Ahmad Farroukh provides an overview...