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Delta Hotels by Marriott debuts in Qatar

The 32-storey hotel is home to 320 rooms

QatarEnergy signs agreement to fully acquire Siraj Energy

QatarEnergy signs agreement to fully acquire Siraj Energy

Siraj Energy was established to finance, build, operate and maintain solar power facilities

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International Hayya Card holders can invite up to three non-ticketed fans to attend FIFA World Cup

The feature is only applicable to approved Hayya Card holders aged 18 or above who applied using a FIFA World Cup ticket number

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Qatar Airways to operate 55 total flights b/w Dammam and Doha for FIFA World Cup

The carrier will operate additional 25 flights around the match days of the Saudi national team


TotalEnergies invests about $1.5bn in Qatar gas field

The project will raise Qatar’s liquefied natural gas capacity to 126 million tons


Qatar suspends entry of visitors, excluding Hayya Card holders, during FIFA World Cup

The suspension will remain effective from November 1 until December 22

Qatar says talks with Germany on LNG contracts ongoing

Qatar is one of the world’s biggest exporters of liquefied natural gas


Qatar Airways to reintroduce A380 on Perth route

The airline carried over 330,000 passengers in and out of Australia between March 2020 and December 2021 via commercial flights and special chartered services

Kuwait Airways to operate 13 daily flights for FIFA World Cup

The airline would offer packages – that would include flights and tickets to the matches – starting from KD200

Qatar quarantine requirements

Qatar scraps Covid-19 quarantine requirements for incoming travellers

The country has also shelved its red list for travellers

Qatar Tourism opens rep office in Tehran

Qatar Tourism opens first representative office in Tehran

Qatar aims to welcome over six million international visitors a year by 2030

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Qatar to tap global hydrogen market with $1bn plant

Qatar aims to develop its carbon capture and storage facilities so that it can sequester as much as 11 million tons of carbon dioxide a year by 2035


Finnair to launch daily services between three Nordic capitals and Doha

The services will be operated with Finnair’s Airbus A330 aircraft

On an upward trajectory: How the regional aviation industry is charting its recovery

As the aviation sector’s recovery has quickened, IATA recently upgraded its outlook for the industry’s financial performance this year

Celonis funding round

Qatar leads investment round in Celonis at $13bn valuation

The latest funding came as an extension of last year’s Series D investment round


QatarEnergy awards contract for 875MW solar power plants

These plants are to be built in Mesaieed Industrial City and Ras Laffan Industrial City

FIFA World Cup ticket

FIFA World Cup ticket sales hit 2.45 million with three months to go

The event is set to start on November 20, a day earlier than planned

FIFA is considering a request from the South American Football Confederation for hosts Qatar to play Ecuador a day earlier than previously planned

FIFA World Cup may start one day earlier with Qatar-Ecuador game

If the change is approved, the tournament will start on November 20 and run for 29 days

Snap to open office in Qatar, signs MoU with Government Communications Office

This new move is part of Snap Inc’s efforts to support and create opportunities for its highly engaged creative community in Qatar


Qatar Tourism launches ‘Specialist Programme’ to upskill global travel trade partners 

The Specialist Programme aims to enhance participants’ skills and knowledge of Qatar’s tourism offerings

Qatar Central Bank’s foreign currency reserves rise to QAR211.325bn in July

The official reserves stood at QAR153.890bn by the end of July, a considerable rise over last year’s reserves of QAR4.775bn

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Qatar’s Hamad International Airport records 164% rise in passenger footfall in H1 2022

According to Qatar Civil Aviation Authority, HIA recorded 15.6 million passengers in the first half of this year

Hospitality Tourism

An industry in motion: Stakeholders across hospitality, tourism space share key insights

Executives share their views on the growth and future prospects of their sectors

Qatar brings global photography app Explorest to the Middle East

Qatar Tourism brings global photography app Explorest to Middle East

Travel photographers wishing to capture images can download the app which will soon feature on Qatar Tourism’s website


QatarEnergy vows to erase almost all methane emissions by 2030

The Qatari company has signed up to the Aiming for Zero Methane Emissions Initiative

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Microsoft deepens investment in Qatar with opening of new office

The office will play a vital role as an innovation hub for technology startups, students, and community organisations from across Qatar


Football World Cup to add up to $17bn to Qatari economy

The Gulf country is set to attract 1.2 million visitors, within its earlier estimated range of between 1 million and 1.5 million

World Cup host Qatar demurs on VAT, will wait for ‘right time’

“We will look to the right time to apply such taxes” – Finance Minister Ali Al Kuwari

UK launches negotiations for free trade deal with GCC

The deal would add at least £1.6bn a year to the UK economy and support new jobs across key industries

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QatarEnergy selects ExxonMobil as 4th partner in gas project

ExxonMobil will own 25 per cent of a joint venture with QatarEnergy, with the venture in turn holding 25 per cent of the North Field East project