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World Cup fans on pace for record spending at tournament venues

Fans who were present to watch Saudi Arabia take on Mexico on November 30 spent the most overall

GCC residents, citizens can enter Qatar without Hayya card

The new directive has come into effect from Tuesday, December 6

UAE President Sheikh Mohamed arrives in Qatar

The UAE President was welcomed by Qatar’s Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, upon his arrival at Hamad International Airport

Qatar executives bullish on growth

Qatar executives optimistic about future economic growth, reveals EY report

Qatar’s tourism, hospitality, and real estate sectors show the most promise to drive growth

Non-ticketed fans can attend FIFA World Cup in Qatar after group stage

The ‘Early December’ feature, which allows fans without tickets to apply for a Hayya Card, is valid from December 2

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad to livestream FIFA World Cup matches onboard its aircraft

The matches will be streamed live on Etihad’s E-BOX entertainment channels Sport 24 and Sport 24 Extra

Saudi Arabia announces public holiday after historic FIFA World Cup win

Saudi Arabia stunned Argentina in a 2-1 win, to mark an unprecedented entry into the football tournament

Sheikh Mohammed attends opening ceremony of FIFA World Cup in Qatar

The Prime Minister and Vice President of the UAE was accompanied by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai

Breaking new ground: The impact and legacy of the FIFA World Cup

The tournament is set to begin on November 20, placing host country Qatar under bright lights

Alcohol sales banned at FIFA World Cup stadiums

The FIFA World Cup is set to begin on November 20, with hosts taking on Ecuador

Dubai to operate 12,000 taxis, 60 buses, over 1,300 metro trips to facilitate mobility during World Cup

Dubai to operate 12,000 taxis, 60 buses, over 1,300 metro trips to facilitate mobility during World Cup

The transit modes will help transport fans across Dubai as well as those travelling to Qatar to attend the tournament

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Qatar in talks with TotalEnergies for stake in Lebanon gas block

The company is also in talks with the Lebanese government regarding the offshore gas block

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Qatar scraps Covid-19 test requirements for inbound visitors ahead of World Cup

Visitors are no longer required to present a negative Covid-19 PCR or Rapid Antigen Test result before travelling to Qatar

Shell takes 9% stake in Qatari liquefied gas project

Shell will take a 9.375 per cent stake in North Field South, which will expand Qatar’s LNG output capacity by 16 million tons a year

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Hitachi Energy delivers grid connection solution for Qatar’s Al Kharsaah solar PV plant

The grid integration solution connects the solar photovoltaic plants to the national power grid, helping Qatar toward its 2030 emission reduction goal

FIFA World Cup ticket sales near 3 million

FIFA World Cup ticket sales near 3 million with over a month to go

Demand has been highest among fans based in Qatar, the US, Saudi Arabia, England, Mexico, the UAE, Argentina, France, Brazil, and Germany

Saudi Arabia to issue free e-visa for Hayya Card holders

Saudi Arabia to issue free e-visa for Hayya Card holders

The FIFA World Cup is starting on November 20 and will run until December 18

Qatar outlines Covid-19 test requirements

Qatar outlines Covid-19 test protocols for international visitors attending FIFA World Cup

Visitors are not required to take a Covid-19 test after arrival in Qatar

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

The suspension will remain effective from November 1 until December 22

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Tintra secures fintech services licence to operate in Qatar

Tintra is using artificial intelligence and Web3 technologies to build a global, borderless banking infrastructure

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Inaugural match at Qatar’s Lusail Stadium draws thousands of fans, venue to host World Cup Final

The stadium is set in the smart city of Lusail, which is considered Qatar’s largest sustainable real estate development

UAE, world leaders offer tributes to Queen Elizabeth II

Britain’s longest reigning monarch passed away on September 8, at age 96

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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

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

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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

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

Gulf deals

Cash-rich Gulf funds splurge on mega deals as liquidity dries up

The region’s largest sovereign wealth funds have been involved in at least $28.6bn worth of acquisitions outside the Middle East and Africa this year

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Kuwait lender KFH to buy Bahrain’s Ahli United for $11.6bn

The potential combination would create the Gulf’s seventh-largest lender with $115bn in assets

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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